Summer is swinging into high gear and that means more fun, more culture and more things to do around town. Here’s a round-up of five activities that we found especially appealing.
Don’t forget: Limited capacities, timed entries, mask requirements, social distancing and other policies are still in effect at many venues and events, so please check the details before finalizing your plans!
Go on a Downtown Mural Walk
Embark on a self-guided tour through Chicago’s downtown streets and alleys to discover some of the city’s most iconic murals as well as works by emerging artists.
Date: Thu, Jun 24 to Sun, Jun 27
Location: 3 different routes in the Chicago Loop
More Info: loopchicago.com
Sample Summer Wines & Cheeses
Welcome summer with a tasting of 8 unique Italian wines including crisp whites, bold reds and refreshing rosés – accompanied by a selection of artisanal cheeses and other savory light bites.
Date: Fri, Jun 25 and Sat, Jun 26
Time: 5:00 pm on Fri; 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm or 3:00 pm on Sat
Location: La Scuola at Eataly Chicago, 43 E. Ohio St, Chicago
More Info: eataly.com
A Night at the Zoo – Without the Cubs, Chicks and Pups
Lincoln Park Zoo’s signature adults-only event returns on June 26, just in time to ring in the summer and celebrate Pride Month. Explore the zoo after gates close, strolling and sipping where the wild things are!
Date: Sat, Jun 26
Time: 6:30 to 10:00 pm
Cost: From $30 with Cash Bar
Location: Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens, 1801 S. Indiana Ave, Chicago
Celebrate Pride Month!
A diverse and outstanding musical line up awaits you at Pride in the Park 2021, including Chaka Khan, Tiësto, Mila Jam and Tracy Young.
Date: Sat, Jun 26 and Sun, Jun 27
Time: 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm (subject to change)
Cost: From $40
Location: Butler Field, Grant Park, 377 E. Monroe St, Chicago
More Info: prideintheparkchicago.com
Go Birding in Humboldt Park
Join the Chicago Ornithological Society for this special Pride Month bird walk. Led by sharp-eyed avian experts, this walk will be LGBTQ-friendly, family-friendly, and beginner-friendly.
Date: Sun, Jun 27
Time: 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Cost: Free. Advance registration required.
Location: Humboldt Park, 1400 N. Humboldt Dr, Chicago
More Info: chicagobirder.org