5 Things to do this Weekend: May 26

Enjoy the spring season with new experiences to make your days brighter! From outdoor activities like nature walks and festivals, to exploring new areas and shops, there’s something for everyone. Here’s a round-up of five activities this weekend that we think you will love to kick off the spring season!

Festival Vibes at Belmont-Sheffield Music Fest

Get ready for an unforgettable weekend of music, fun, and community spirit at the Belmont-Sheffield Music Fest in Lakeview. With a diverse lineup of local and national bands across various genres, delicious food and drink options, and a welcoming atmosphere, this festival is a highlight of the summer season. Explore the vibrant local community, indulge in mouthwatering culinary delights, and enjoy engaging activities for all ages!

Date: May 27 and 28
Time: 11AM – 10PM
Cost: Free
Location: 3200 N Sheffield Ave
More info: chicagoevents.com

Cheers to Mayfestiversary

Mayfestiversary is a celebration bringing together the community to celebrate late Spring. From live performances by world-class musicians to beers and food by awesome local vendors, this street fest offers a delightful blend of fun for all ages. With its warm ambiance and a sense of community, Mayfestiversary is a great neighborhood celebration.

Date: May 27 and 28
Time: 12PM – 10PM
Cost: $5 suggested donation
Location: Ravenswood Ave & Belle Plaine Ave
More info: mayfestiversary.com

Honor Our Fallen Heroes for Memorial Day

The Chicago Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony and Parade is a tribute to honor and remember the brave people who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. Held annually, the day starts with the commemorative Wreath Laying Ceremony before the starting of the parade. This iconic parade weaves through the streets of downtown Chicago, drawing in crowds from near and far. With its grand procession of military units, marching bands, and veterans, the parade serves as a poignant reminder of the selfless dedication and heroism exhibited by those who have defended the nation’s freedom.

Date: May 27
Time: 11AM
Cost: Free
Location: Richard J Daley Plaza, 50 W Washington St
More info: chicago.gov

Join the Navy Pier Fireworks Kick Off

Navy Pier’s famous Summer Fireworks Saturdays are back this weekend! Every Saturday at 10PM, Downtown Chicago lights up the skyline with captivating light and pyrotechnics displays. Whether you’re strolling along the pier, enjoying a delicious meal at one of the waterfront restaurants, or simply soaking in the festive atmosphere, the Navy Pier fireworks offer an unforgettable delight for all.

Date: May 27
Time: 10PM
Cost: Free
Location: Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave
More info: navypier.org

Munch on Mole at Mole de Mayo

Mole de Mayo is a fiesta of flavors and a celebration of Mexican cuisine. This lively event, held annually, brings together food enthusiasts, families, and friends to indulge in the rich and diverse world of mole, a beloved Mexican sauce. Amidst the lively music, cultural performances, and vibrant decorations, this festive gathering is a true homage to the art of mole and a joyful celebration of Mexican heritage.

Date: May 26 – 28
Time: Fri 5-10PM; Sat 12-10PM; Sun 12-9PM
Cost: Free
Location: 1801 S Ashland Ave
More info: moledemayo.org


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