5 Things to Do: June 12-14

Chicago is the place to be this weekend with three can’t-miss festivals: Chicago Blues Festival, Ribfest Chicago and Old Town Art Fair.

Or, stay in the suburbs for a wine tasting and family-friendly concert at Ravinia.

Plus, find more events in our 99 Days of Summer, and don’t forget to take some time to vote for your favorite businesses, restaurants and more in our Best Of 2015 survey.

Chicago Blues Festival

Jimmy Burns. Photo courtesy of City of Chicago.

June 12-14

A summer staple, this year’s Blues Festival will be headlined by local legend Buddy Guy. Plus, if you bike to Grant Park, you can enjoy the free Kickstart by Mountain Dew Bike Valet.

Ribfest Chicago

June 12-14

Enjoy finger-licking’-good ribs, smoked sausage, wings and more festival favorites at this event, which has been featured on Food Network and in USA Today. There will also be live music and the Ribmania VI rib-eating contest.

Wine Tasting

June 13

Stop by The Bottle Shop to taste white and red blends, and then purchase your favorites to receive a $10 reimbursement.

Old Town Art Fair

Logo designed by Michael Garzel.

June 13-14

Don’t miss this fair, one of the best in the entire country, that features 250 artists and a variety of mediums, including drawing, painting, printmaking, fiber, glass and jewelry.

Mariachi Divas

Photo courtesy of Ravinia Festival.

June 14
Highland Park

The Mariachi Divas are coming to Ravinia for a Kids Concert Series event. Tickets are $5-10, and the new KidsLawn area with large-scale percussion instruments will be open for families to enjoy.