5 Things to Do: June 26-28

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga at Ravinia may be the big event this weekend on the North Shore, but even if you weren’t lucky enough to get a ticket, there’s still plenty going on around Chicago.

Start with a visit to Lincoln Park Zoo for an adults-only evening of food, drinks and music. Then, have some fun with your kiddos at festivals in Highwood and Glenview and at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Chicago’s newest attraction.

Last but not least, end your weekend at the Chicago Pride Parade.

More recommended events from Make It Better:

Adults Night Out

Photo courtesy of Lincoln Park Zoo.

June 26

Enjoy the Lincoln Park Zoo sans kids at this after-hours event featuring animal chats, food, cash bars and a DJ.

Highwood Days

Photo courtesy of Celebrate Highwood.

June 26-28

Everts Park will host three-days of carnival rides and games, food from around the North Shore, live music, and a beer garden.

Summer Fest

Photo courtesy of the Glenview Chamber of Commerce.

June 27

Walk alongside Glenview’s Jackman Park on Lehigh Avenue and find bargains from more than 120 local stores and restaurants. Kids can enjoy a variety of activities, and the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile and Planters NUTmobile will also make an appearance.

LEGO® Pirate Adventure Island

Logo courtesy of LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Chicago.

June 27-28

Visit LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Chicago this weekend and celebrate its newest attraction. Dress like a pirate to receive a limited edition Pirate LEGO brick and take part in an attraction-wide treasure hunt, among other weekend activities. Pirate Adventure Island features an aquatic obstacle course, air cannons and more hands-on fun.

46th Annual Chicago Pride Parade

Photo by Freddie Bledsoe.

June 28

Grand Marshal Ty Herndon will lead this year’s Pride Parade, beginning at noon in Uptown (Montrose Avenue and Broadway) and ending in Lincoln Park (near Diversey Parkway and Sheridan Road). Find tips for making the most of the day here.


  • Candace Bushnell, author of “Sex and the City” and “Lipstick Jungle,” will be at The Book Stall on Friday, June 26 to talk about her latest novel, “Killing Monica.” The event is free and open to the public.
  • North Shore Art League’s annual juried fine arts show, Art in the Village, is back in Hubbard Woods Park June 27-28.