8 Things to do in the City & Western Suburbs: June 7

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!

Elmhurt Cycling Classic

Dive into the exhilarating world of competitive cycling at the Elmhurst Cycling Classic in Wilder Park. Witness elite cyclists navigate the scenic streets of Elmhurst with breathtaking speed and precision, while enjoying a festive day filled with family-friendly activities and vibrant community spirit. 

Date: June 8 
Time: 7:00AM 
Cost: Free for Spectators 
Location: Elmhurst University, 190 S Prospect Ave, Elmhurst  
More Info: elmhurstcyclingclassic.com 

Art in the Park

Step into a world of creativity and inspiration at Art in the Park in Berwyn Gardens. Stroll through a diverse array of art exhibits showcasing the talents of local artists, enjoy live music performances, and partake in interactive family activities, all set against the lush backdrop of the gardens. 

Date: June 8 
Time: 10:00AM to 4:00PM 
Cost: Free 
Location: Berwyn Gardens, 2134 Home Ave, Berwyn  
More Info: nbpd4fun.org 

Burr Ridge Art Fair  

Immerse yourself in the artistic allure of the Burr Ridge Art Fair at the Burr Ridge Village Center. Explore an eclectic mix of stunning artworks from local and national artists, enjoy live musical performances, and savor gourmet delicacies, all within the charming and picturesque village setting. 

Date: June 8 and June 9
Time: 10:00AM – 5:00PM 
Cost: Free 
Location: Burr Ridge Village Center, 701 Village Center Dr, Burr Ridge  
More Info: amdurproductions.com 

Chicago Blues Festival

Celebrate Chicago’s storied blues heritage at the Chicago Blues Festival in Millennium Park. Over three days, enjoy electrifying live performances from renowned blues artists including Buddy Guy, Shemekia Copeland and Southern Avenue. Delve into the genre’s rich history, and experience the soulful sounds that define Chicago’s musical landscape. 

Date: June 7 to June 9 
Time: 12:30PM to 9:00PM 
Cost: Free 
Location: Millenium Park, Multiple entrances including Michigan Ave & Washington St or Michigan Ave & Madison St, Randolph St or Monroe St 
More Info: chicago.gov 

Andersonville Midsommarfest

Immerse yourself in the vibrant festivities of Andersonville Midsommarfest, where Clark Street transforms into a lively celebration of music, dance, and community. Revel in Scandinavian traditions, explore diverse local vendors, and enjoy an eclectic mix of entertainment that captures the spirit of Andersonville. 

Date: June 7 to June 9 
Time: 10:00AM to 9:00PM 
Cost: $10 Suggested Donation 
Location: Clark Street from Foster to Gregory, Chicago 
More Info: andersonville.org 

Wells Street Art Festival

Celebrate creativity at the Wells Street Art Festival, a premier event in the heart of Chicago’s Old Town. Stroll down Wells Street to discover a diverse array of artwork from over 200 talented artists, enjoy live music from local bands, and savor delicious food and beverages from top vendors. This vibrant festival offers a perfect blend of art, entertainment, and community spirit, making it a must-attend event for art enthusiasts and families alike.

Date: June 8 and June 9
Time: Sat 10:00AM to 10:00PM, Sun 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Cost: Free
Location: Wells St from North Ave to Division St
More Info: wellsstreetartfest.us

Puerto Rican Fest

Experience the vibrant culture and traditions of Puerto Rico at the Puerto Rican Fest in Humboldt Park. Enjoy a lively atmosphere filled with live music, traditional cuisine, and colorful parades, celebrating the island’s rich heritage and the unity of the Puerto Rican community in Chicago. 

Date: June 6 to June 9 
Time: 4:00PM to 10:00PM 
Cost: Thu & Fri Free; Sat $10 Regular, $55 VIP; Sun $10 Regular, $55 VIP   
Location: Humboldt Park 
More Info: puertoricanfest.com 

Old Town Art Fair

Explore the artistic charm of the Old Town Art Fair, set in the picturesque Old Town Triangle Historic District. Wander through beautifully preserved streets lined with booths showcasing a diverse array of artwork, enjoy live music, and indulge in delicious food while supporting local and national artists. 

Date: June 8 and June 9 
Time: Sat 10:00AM to 7:00PM; Sun 10:00PM to 6:00PM 
Cost: Free  
Location: Old Town Triangle Historic District, 1763 N North Park Ave, Chicago 
More Info: oldtownartfair.org 

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