This weekend in Chicago, find exclusive drops and merchandise at ComplexCon. Savor delicious Tacos and Tamales at a festival in Pilsen. Play some bags and drink brews for justice. Experience the biggest cultural celebration on the South Side at the Silver Room Block Party. Check out these events, plus more fun things to do in Chicago this weekend.
Saturday – Sunday | July 20th – 21st| 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
McCormick Place | 2301 S King Dr. | $80 – $600
ComplexCon arrives in Chicago this weekend. The exhibition of the future of fashion, music, art, food, sports, innovation, and pop culture. Headliners for the first event ComplexCon in Chicago feature local DJs and national recording musicians. This event brings creativity, collaboration, and culture to Chicago. To purchase tickets, visit the event page here.
Style of Sound: Festival Fashion
Thursday | June 20th| 6:00 p.m.
Celeste | 111 W Hubbard St.| Free
Find festival inspiration this weekend at the Style of Sound: Festival Fashion event. The evening features fabulous fashion looks, flawless hair, creative cocktails and incredible vibes. Get inspired for some of the the best festivals in the city inspired by Chicago based stylists, designers, and more. RSVP to attend the free event here.
Food + Drink:
Tacos y Tamales Festival
Friday – Sunday | July 19th – 21st| Time Varies
1603 S Peoria St. | $0 – $39
Tacos Y Tamales takes place this weekend in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. The annual festival takes inspiration from traditional market known as Tianguis and combines authentic Mexican style foods, drinks, and shopping, all in one place. The festival is free to attend. Tickets to the tequila tasting are available on the website.
Chicago Craft Beer Festival
Saturday – Sunday | July 20th – 21st | 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
On Lincoln Ave between Addison and Roscoe | $5 – $60
Local brews and taprooms take their specialty craft beers to the streets this weekend. The Chicago Craft Beer Festival features 70 specialty beers crafted by 35+ local, regional, and national breweries. Ticket holders will be in hops heaven during this festival. Donate to West Lakeview Neighbors for admission to the festival or partake in the beer tasting, which includes up to 20 tickets, souvenir glass, live music, and a seating area for an additional price. To purchase tickets, visit the event page here.
Bags & Brews For Justice
Friday | July 19th | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Casa Michoacan | 1638 S Blue Island | $25
Grassroots Collaborative, an organization that exists as a resource for disenfranchised working families, will host Bags & Brews this weekend. Tickets to the event include hors d’ oeuvres & open bar and participation in the corn hole competition. To participate and to purchase tickets, visit Grassroots Collaborative.
Arts + Culture:
Chalk Howard Street
Saturday | July 20th | 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
East of the Howard Red Line ‘L’ stop | Free
Watch as artists turn everyday squares of pavement into immersive art pieces as the Chalk Howard Street festival in Chicago. The free outdoor festival, takes place in Rogers Park, and features internationally-renowned 3D street artists and local 2D chalk artists, as well as emerging artists and kids’ art. In addition to the chalk art, attendees will also enjoy live music, entertainment, global cuisine, drinks, and more in one of the city’s most diverse neighborhoods. Enjoy the art or create your own, at this family-friendly, and Instagram-worthy festival. For details visit Howard Street Chicago.com.
Silver Room Block Party
Saturday | July 20th | 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
53rd and Harper St. | Free
The Silver Room Block Party takes over the streets of downtown Hyde Park this weekend in Chicago. The highly anticipated and very popular outdoor festival is a celebration of music, community, art, love, and culture attracts a diverse crowd from all parts of the city and country. For more details on this event, including the complete schedule of performances, visit the website here.