5 Things to do this Weekend: September 1

Enjoy the sunny days with awesome activities that’ll make your summer shine. From chilling at the beach to grooving at music festivals, there’s plenty to keep you entertained. Explore new spots and cool shops to add some excitement to your summer days. Check out these five activities happening this weekend to help soak up the sun!

Rhythm Meets Soul at the Chicago Jazz Festival

Immerse yourself in the soulful rhythms and electrifying melodies of the Chicago Jazz Festival. This annual musical extravaganza transforms the heart of the Windy City into a haven for jazz enthusiasts and music lovers alike. Featuring world-renowned jazz artists and emerging talents, the festival promises an unforgettable experience of improvisation, innovation, and pure musical magic.

Date: September 1
Time: 12PM
Cost: Free
Location: Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph St
More info: chicago-events.us

Celebrate Unity at the African Festival of the Arts

Step into a vibrant celebration of African culture at the African Festival of the Arts. This yearly event is a kaleidoscope of art, music, dance, and cuisine, offering a captivating journey through the diverse traditions of the African continent. Discover the rich tapestry of African heritage, indulge in mouthwatering cuisine, and groove to infectious rhythms that unite us all.

Date: September 1-4
Time: 10AM-10PM
Cost: $10+
Location: Grand Boulevard, 5100 S Gardner Ave
More info: aihusa.org

Taste, Dance, and Celebrate at Taste of Polonia

Get ready for a delectable journey through Polish culture and cuisine at Taste of Polonia. This annual festival is a flavorful celebration of Poland’s rich heritage, featuring a mouthwatering array of traditional Polish dishes, live music, folk dancing, and more. Whether you’re savoring pierogi and kielbasa, tapping your feet to lively polka tunes, or exploring Polish arts and crafts, the Taste of Polonia promises a fun-filled and culturally enriching experience for all.

Date: September 1-4
Time: Fri 5-10:30PM, Sat and Sun 12-10:30PM
Cost: Free
Location: Copernicus Center, 5126 W Lawrence Ave
More info: topchicago.org

Discover the Heart of the Arts at West Loop Art Fest

Experience the vibrant fusion of creativity and culture at West Loop Art Festival. Nestled in the heart of this trendy neighborhood, this yearly event showcases the works of talented artists from diverse backgrounds, offering a kaleidoscope of artistic expression. Engage with the artists, immerse yourself in the creative process, and perhaps even take home a masterpiece of your own.

Date: September 2-3
Time: 10AM-7PM
Cost: Free
Location: Fulton & Sangamon St, West Loop
More info: starevents.com

Flavor Frenzy at Wing Out

Get ready to indulge in a finger-licking, saucy adventure at the Wing Out Festival. With a wide array of wing styles, from classic buffalo to exotic and innovative creations, there’s something to tickle every taste bud. Alongside the mouthwatering wings, enjoy live music, games, and a festive atmosphere that makes every bite a memorable experience.

Date: September 2-3
Time: 12-9PM
Cost: $20+
Location: Gallagher Way, 3635 N Clark St
More info: wingoutchicago.com


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