5 Things to do this Weekend: Feb 28 – Mar 1

We’ve rounded up 5 fantastic events across Chicagoland to keep you entertained all weekend long.


Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo

The largest pop culture convention in the Midwest, C2E2 is back this weekend for a geeky good time! Whether you’re a fan of comics, cosplay, or videogames, this weekend-long expo is for you.

When: Fri Feb 28 – Sun Mar 1
Where: McCormick Place (2301 S King Dr)
Hours: See schedule for times
Admission: $10 – $95
More Info: c2e2.com

Asleep with the Fishes

This is an overnight experience you and your family will not want to miss out on! Explore the exhibits, participate in a wide range of crafts and events, and so much more at this once-in-a-lifetime event.

When: Fri Feb 28 – Sat Feb 29
Where: Shedd Aquarium (1200 S Lake Shore Dr)
Hours: 6pm
Admission: $70 – $85
More Info: sheddaquarium.org

Beginning Beekeeping Class

Learn the basics of beekeeping this weekend! From the necessary equipment to a crash course in bee biology and behavior, this class will open your eyes to the complex world of bees.

When: Sat Feb 29
Where: Garfield Park Conservatory (300 N Central Park Ave)
Hours: 9am – 2pm
Admission: $56 – $70
More Info: garfieldconservatory.org

Polar Adventure Days

Experience nature firsthand at Northerly Island. Meet Siberian huskies and wolves, encounter birds of prey, and explore the island for a fun winter-filled activity for the whole family.

When: Sat Feb 29
Where: Northerly Island (1521 S Linn White Dr)
Hours: 12pm – 4pm
Admission: Free
More Info: chicagoparkdistrict.com

Country Day Party

Throw on your cowboy boots and line dance down to River North for this exciting country-themed party! Featuring a brunch buffet, beer, and Bloody Marys, this fun-filled event promises to be a rockin’ good time.

When: Sat Feb 29
Where: Old Crow Smokehouse (149 W Kinzie St)
Hours: 12pm – 4pm
Admission: $30 – $100
More Info: countrydayparty.com