Summer is here with plenty of opportunities to explore different neighborhoods, enjoy music and food at street festivals, and discover new cultural opportunities. Here’s a round-up of five activities that we found most interesting for you this week!
Support Local Charities while Enjoying Drinks at the Mustache Crawl
Chicago’s biggest bar crawl returns to Wrigleyville. Whether you’re sporting a fake mustache or growing a real one, all are welcome to go from bar to bar to bar to bar (you get the picture). It’s a good time for a great cause. Over the last few years, the Mustache Crawl has helped raise over $150,000 for local charities.
Date: July 30
Time: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Cost: Starting at $49
Location: Wrigleyville’s Best Bars (See Full List on the Event Site)
More info: eventbrite.com
Have a Fiesta in Pilsen
Pilsen’s Fiesta del Sol is celebrating 50 years of its free family-friendly festival. Vendors, musical acts, great food- it’s everything you want in a Chicago street festival, with a little extra spice.
Date: July 29 – 31
Time: 11:00am – 11:00pm
Location: From Ashland and Cermak to Morgan and Cermak.
More info: fiestadelsol.org
Sip and Stroll at the Zoo
Lincoln Park Zoo’s annual Summer Wine Fest features more than 50 different varieties of wine from 20 wineries. Sip and stroll through the Zoo’s iconic lush gardens and animal habitats.
Date: July 29
Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm
Cost: Starting at $55
Location: Lincoln Park Zoo
More info: lpzoo.org
Get More than a Hilarious Makeover
Your favorite Netflix show is now a musical parody at The Second City’s UP Comedy Club with Queer Eye: The Musical Parody. Join the fake Fab Five as they help an average audience member manifest their potential through self-love, laugh-out-loud comedy, and more songs than you can believe!
Date: Thursdays-Sundays, through September 4
Time: 7:00pm and 8:00pm
Cost: Starting at $39
Location: Up Comedy Club, 230 W North Ave
More info: secondcity.com
Party On at Jeff Fest
It’s easy to see why Jefferson Memorial Park calls itself one of Chicago’s friendliest neighborhoods. The annual Jeff Fest street festival invites neighbors from near and far to enjoy music, food, and fun activities. Stay for an hour or spend the whole weekend partying with the neighborhood, the choice is yours!
Date: July 29-31
Time: 5:00 – 10:00pm Friday; 2:00 – 10:00pm Sat/Sun
Cost: Starting at $6
Location: Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N Long Ave
More info: chicagoevents.com