CHICAGO (WLS) — It’s an incredibly busy weekender in and around Chicago – almost back to pre-pandemic levels! ABC 7’s Roz Varon has more on all of the street fairs, and more.
Volleywood – North Avenue Beach
The beachfront music fest known as Volleywood is back, Saturday and Sunday at North Avenue Beach! Eight hours of music from 5 artists on one stage – gates open at 11:00 a.m. – guests must be 21 or older, and you will need an ID.
Belmont-Sheffield Music Fest – Sheffield from Belmont to Roscoe
The Belmont-Sheffield Music Fest is back! The popular Lakeview festival – normally held in May as the kick-off to summer street fairs – makes its comeback Friday at 5:00 p.m. along Sheffield between Belmont and Roscoe with live entertainment from local cover bands, fantastic food, beer and wine and local artisans. It runs through Sunday.
Tacos y Tamales Festival – 16th and Peoria St., Pilsen
If you’re hungry, you won’t want to miss the Tacos y Tamales Festival at 16th and Peoria in Pilsen! This fest boasts the best, and most authentic tacos and tamales from several regions of Latin America, along with Latin music and dance performances, amazing art and a beer garden. It opens at 5:00 this afternoon and runs through Sunday night.
Kane County Fair – Kane Co Fairgrounds
The county fairs are making a comeback – the Kane County fair is underway at the fairgrounds in St. Charles! From championship bull riders to musical entertainment, carnival rides and a petting zoo to carnival foods and a barbecue, there’s lots of family fun through Sunday.
Dog Admission Day – Morton Arboretum
Sunday is Dog Admission Day at the Morton Arboretum! You can explore the 16 miles of trails with your favorite canine companion, and check out the on-site pet expo. You’ll also have an opportunity to adopt a dog or volunteer at a local shelter.
Walking Plays -Morton Arboretum
Also at the Morton Arboretum, Walking Plays are back! Follow the actors as scenes move among the trees and beautiful landscapes! The current performance is The Johnny Appleseed Folk Society. It runs weekends through August 22.
Kara Walker Exhibition – DuSable Museum of African American History
A new exhibit opens Saturday at the DuSable Museum – the Kara Walker exhibition features silhouettes of antebellum characters in black paper portrait style, popular from the mid-17th to the late 19th century, overlapping with the history of slavery and problematic stereotypes. The vignettes confront us with powerful questions of how to deal with our nation’s painful past. It runs through September 30.
I Hate It Here – Livestream Goodman Theatre
And on the theatre beat, the final livestream production from the Goodman Theatre is – I Hate it Here – a look back at 2020, told with guts and humor, punctuated with story and song. Performances are streamed live from the Goodman website through Sunday.
Millennium Art Festival – Michigan Ave. and Lake St.
The Millennium Art Festival is back downtown at Michigan Avenue and Lake St. More than 100 juried artists in paintings, photography, ceramics and more will be showcasing their works – there will also be live performances and local food vendors. The show runs through Sunday.
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