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 eight activities happening this weekend to help soak up the sun!
Head to the Drive-In in Skokie!
Check out this family-friendly movie screening held at Skokie Parks! Attendees can enjoy watching the animated film Minions: The Rise of Gru from the comfort of their own cars. This nostalgic drive-in experience provides a unique way to enjoy a movie outdoors with the whole family.
Date: July 21
Location: Skokie Sports Park East, 3459 N Oakton St, Skokie
More Info: https://skokieparks.org/
Enjoy the Music of Jeffrey Martin and Anna Tivel
This performance by Jeffrey Martin and Anna Tivel is a captivating musical event featuring these two incredibly talented singer-songwriters. Concertgoers can expect to be moved by their heartfelt lyrics, beautiful melodies, and soulful performances. Their music will fill the intimate room at SPACE for a night you won’t forget.
Date: July 22
Location: SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston
More Info: evanstonspace.com
Taco Time at Highwood Days
Taco Fest and Highwood Days is a dynamic community festival that celebrates food, music, and fun. The festival features a wide variety of tacos from local vendors, allowing patrons to savor delicious flavors and culinary creations. In addition to the mouthwatering food, there are live music performances, carnival rides, games, and activities for all ages.
Date: July 20-23
Time: Fri 5-11PM; Sat 12-11PM; Sun 12-9PM
Location: Everts Park, 111 North Ave, Highwood
More Info: celebratehighwood.org
Party Time at the Pitchfork Music Festival
The beloved annual Pitchfork Music Festival is back in Chicago again, featuring a diverse lineup of established and emerging artists across multiple stages. Festivalgoers can immerse themselves in the vibrant music scene, discover new artists, and enjoy an unforgettable weekend of live performances.
Date: July 21-23
Location: Union Park, 1501 W Randolph St
More info: pitchforkmusicfestival.com
Get Emotional at Sad Summer Fest
Sad Summer Fest is a touring music festival that brings together popular alternative and emo bands for a day of live performances. This festival offers a nostalgic and energetic atmosphere, featuring a lineup of renowned artists who have made significant contributions to the genre. Fans can enjoy a day of heartfelt music, connect with like-minded individuals, and relish the emo spirit.
Date: July 21
Location: Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, 1300 S Linn White Dr
More info: sadsummerfest.com
Take a Sip of Ravenswood on Tap
Ravenswood on Tap is a local favorite and one of the top events organized by the Ravenswood Community Council. This festival celebrates craft beer and community spirit. Patrons can sample a wide selection of craft beers from local breweries, enjoy live music performances, and explore various food vendors. Ravenswood on Tap provides a lively and engaging atmosphere, bringing together beer enthusiasts and residents to celebrate the neighborhood’s vibrant culture.
Date: July 22-23
Location: Ravenswood and Berteau Avenue
More info: ravenswoodchicago.org
Get a Taste of Lincoln Avenue
The Taste of Lincoln Avenue is a beloved neighborhood festival that celebrates food, music, and community. Attendees can indulge in a wide variety of culinary delights from local restaurants and food vendors. The festival also features live music performances across multiple stages, offering a diverse lineup of musical genres. It’s a fantastic opportunity to savor delicious food, enjoy great music, and experience the lively atmosphere of Lincoln Avenue.
Date: July 21-23
Time: Fri 3-10PM; Sat and Sun 12-10PM
Location: 2500 N. Lincoln Ave
More info: chicagoevents.com
Spice Up your Weekend at the Tacos y Tamales Festival
The Chicago Taco y Tamales Fest is a delicious and vibrant event dedicated to celebrating some of the city’s favorite foods: tacos and tamales! This festival brings together local taquerias and restaurants that serve up a wide array of mouthwatering foods. Taco fans can savor a variety of flavors and styles, enjoy live music, and participate in fun activities. It’s an opportunity to indulge in delicious food while embracing Mexican culture with friends and family.
Date: July 21-23
Time: Fri 5-10PM; Sat and Sun: 12-10PM
Location: S. Peoria & W. 16th St
More info: chicagotacofest.com