Another change of the seasons is upon us and that means an even greater variety of things to do around town and online. 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!
Head to the Sandwich Fair
Just 60 miles from Chicago, the town of Sandwich, IL has been hosting their fall fair since the late 1800’s! Enjoy carnival rides, mouth-watering fair foods, live entertainment, and vendors from across the Midwest.
Date: Thu, Sep 9 through Sun, Sep 12
Time: 8:00 am to 11:00 pm on Thu & Fri; 8:00 am to 12:00 am on Sat; 8:00 am to 7:00 pm on Sun.
Cost: $10 for adults and $7 for children ages 6 to 12 (Free for kids 5 and under)
Location: Sandwich Fairgrounds, Suydam Rd & Fair Wind Blvd, Sandwich, IL
More Info: sandwichfair.com
Groove to Aztec Music & Dance
Embark on a journey into one of Mexico’s ancient cultures with Xochitl-Quetzal Aztec Dance. Through music and dance, this dynamic Chicago-based troupe presents the cultural traditions of the Aztec.
Date: Fri, Sep 10
Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location: Blackhawk Park, 2318 N. Lavergne Ave, Chicago
More Info: chicagoparkdistrict.com
OPA! Hit the Lincoln Park Greek Fest
Enjoy all the tempting aromas, tastes, sounds and traditions of Greece right here in Chicago. This popular annual celebration features authentic cuisine, great music, dancing and loads of fun!
Date: Fri, Sep 10 to Sun, Sep 12
Time: 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm on Fri; 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm on Sat; 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Sun
Cost: $10 Suggested Donation
Location: St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 2701 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago
Get Literary on Printers Row
The Printers Row Lit Fest is the largest, free outdoor literary event in the Midwest. It’s a celebration for book lovers featuring guest authors, panel discussions, and curated offerings from more than 100 booksellers.
Date: Sat, Sep 11 & Sun, Sep
Time: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Location: Printers Row, Dearborn Street from Polk St to Ida B. Wells Dr, Chicago
More Info: printersrowlitfest.org
Go Behind the Scenes at the Ballet
This captivating documentary offers a rare look into the guarded world of professional dance. Follow Justin Peck as he creates an original piece for the New York City Ballet – while simultaneously fulfilling his role as a Corps de Ballet member.
Date: Thu, Sep 9 to Sun, Sep 12
Time: Watch this 75-minute film anytime
More Info: documentarymania.com