5 Things to Do Sept. 24-26 — Oktoberfest, Pet Adoption in Winnetka, Chicago LIVE Again! at Navy Pier and More

Welcome, fall! The colder weather brings fun seasonal events, including Oktoberfest celebrations around the city and suburbs, Apple Fest in historic Long Grove, and more. Here are five of the best events and fests to check out this weekend. Check out each event’s website for current Covid-19 safety measures and possible cancelations. All Weekend: Oktoberfest at The […]

5 Things to Do in Chicago and the Suburbs: August 20 - 22

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels return this weekend, which means its time to head to Chicago’s lakefront and keep your eyes on the sky! After the air show, take in the Beach Boys at Ravinia Festival, the extended Van Gogh for All exhibit, and more. All Weekend: Chicago Air & Water Show Chicago’s Lakefront The […]

5 Things to Do in Chicago and the Suburbs: August 13 - 15

Stay cool this weekend with a visit to the Museum of Illusions, Highwood’s Pride Fest, back-to-school shopping at the Fashion Outlets, Evanston Art Fest and more. Museum of Illusions 25 E Washington St, Chicago This museum offers more than 80 engaging exhibits that will teach you and your family about the human brain — all […]

5 Things to Do in Chicago and the Suburbs: August 6 - 8

The weekend is nearly upon us, and we have rounded up the best things to do in Chicago and on the North Shore, including celebrating Latin arts at Navy Pier, sampling new beers and ciders from start-up breweries, grooving to Ben Harper during Out of Space in Evanston, and more. August 7: Ben Harper & […]

Weekend 101: Memorial Day Weekend 2019

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, perhaps the best season in Chicago. Take advantage of an extra day with the start of summer programming at Navy Pier, two festivals, a concert and cookout, and more. Plus, check out Lettuce Entertain You’s dining specials for the long weekend, and find out why we celebrate Memorial […]

Weekend 101: May 17-19

Festival season is here! This weekend, don’t miss Chocolate Fest and the Lincoln Park Wine Festival, as well as a new exhibit at Chicago Children’s Museum, a dog-friendly party that gives back, and more. Chocolate Fest May 17-19 Long Grove Calling all chocolate lovers — don’t miss your chance to try everything from chocolate cotton […]

Weekend 101: Mother's Day Weekend 2019

Celebrate Mom all weekend long with family-friendly events at Chicago Botanic Garden and Brookfield Zoo, an Evanston Symphony Orchestra concert, and more. Model Railroad Garden Opens May 11 Glencoe Explore Chicago Botanic Garden with Mom this weekend, when the annual Model Railroad Garden will open for its 20th year. Brick Safari Opens May 11 Brookfield […]

Weekend 101: April 19-21

As you celebrate Passover or Easter this weekend, make plans to spend time with loved ones at these Chicago-area events. Great Chicago Egg Hunt April 19 Chicago Kids will have a chance to hunt for more than 25,000 candy-filled eggs, meet Medieval Times knights, play games, decorate doughnuts from Stan’s Donuts, and more at Maggie […]

Weekend 101: Sept. 28-30

This weekend, don’t miss the newest exhibit at Kohl Children’s Museum, a favorite annual foodie event at Millennium Park, an outdoor art festival in Northbrook and a returning art expo in Chicago, a fall festival at Lincoln Park Zoo, and more. Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites Opens Sept. 25 Glenview Beloved children’s books come […]

Weekend 101: Sept. 14-16

Fall is here! This weekend, don’t miss events inspired by the season, including Fulton Market Harvest Fest and Wagner Farm’s Bonfire and Barn Dance, while also hearing from Wanda Sykes and Adam Rippon, celebrating Chicago’s South Side, dining on tasty tacos, making a difference for veterans, and saying one last goodbye to summer with a […]