Weekend Seekers Guide: July 5th – 8th

This weekend, shop local goods at Hyde Park Handmade Artisan Bazaar. Enjoy live music from legendary DJs at the Chosen Few or West Fest. Experience the first annual Michelada festival in Pilsen. Shut down the Dan Ryan with your fellow community members. Check out this weekends guide on things to do in Chicago below.


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Hyde Park Handmade Artisan Bazaar

Sunday |  July 8th | 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Promontory | 5311 S Lake Park. | Free

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The monthly market and handmade bazaar bring together over 30+ vendors for its monthly marketplace. The event will feature the neighborhoods’ best artisan craft and food makers. For a full list of participating vendors, be sure to visit the event page here.

 

Reveal Pop-Up Soirée

Friday | July 6th | 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Trunk Club |325 W Ohio St. | $20

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Nordstrom and Trunk Club present a one-of-a-kind summer soiree in Chicago this weekend. The pop-up event, Reveal promises to be the most fashionable event of the summer. A chic event at a multi-level venue, unforgettable entertainment, handcrafted cocktails, and much more. RSVP here for full event access which includes admission beverages, and food.

 



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Chicago Michelada Fest 2018

Saturday – Sunday |  July 7th – 8th | 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

1000 W Cermak Rd. | Free

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Make your way to Chicago’s Lower West Side for the first annual Chicago Michelada Festival(CMF). The CMF is a beer, food, music, and cultural celebration inspired by the Mexican beer-cocktail. The fest will feature seven different styles of the iconic mixed drink offered in both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options. Get more details on this new Chicago festival by visit Chicago Michelada Fest.

 

26th International Festival of Life

Friday – Sunday |  July 6th – 8th | Time Varies

Union Park | 1501 W Randolph St. | $0 – $169

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The 26th International Festival of Life (IFOL) is a 3-day festival of music, food, arts, crafts, games that celebrate more than 50 other world music acts. The star-studded lineup includes performances by  #ElephantMan, Spice (Love & Hip-Hop Atl), Romain Virgo, Tickets are now on sale, be sure to grab yours by visiting the website here.


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Shut Down the Dan Ryan to Combat Gun Violence

Saturday |  July 7th | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Dan Ryan from 79th Street to 68th| Free

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Join Father Michael Pfleger, The Faith Community of Saint Sabina, Chicago Strong, Gather Activism, March for Our Lives Chicago plus many more community organizations as they shut down the Dan Ryan. The organizations are uniting to raise awareness of five key demands: Resources for our communities, national common sense gun laws, jobs, excellent schools, and economic development. Get involved in this effort by registering for the march here.

 



Arts & Culture:

Westfest Chicago

Friday – Sunday |  July 6th – 8th | Time Varies

Chicago at Damen Ave. | Free

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West Town’s signature street fest is a signature festival that captures the music, art, and style of the neighborhood. The event brings together over 30 musical acts for a three-day event featuring local artists, retailers, food vendors, and more. For more information on West Fest, including the full lineup, visit the event page here.

 

Chosen Few

Saturday |  July 7th | Time Varies

Jackson Park | 63rd Street and Hayes Dr. | $40 – $400

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Join 40,000 House Music fans for the 28th annual Chosen Few Picnic & Festival in Chicago’s Jackson Park. Hailed as one of the longest-running and best-loved House Music events in the world, the 2018 event promises 12+ hours of dancing, music, and fun in a family reunion-style atmosphere. Guest performers: Basement Boys (DJ Spen, Karizma, Teddy Douglas) & Ralphi Rosario. Guest vocalists: Sheree Hicks and Terisa Griffin. Tickets and packages on sale now at Chosen Few Djs.com.



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