September 12th – 15th: Bide Market, Wine Riot, and more fun things to do this weekend in Chicago

This weekend, shop the first sustainable luxury market with Bide Market. Try hundreds of wines, bubbles, and more at Wine Riot. Learn more about mental health in the black community with Real Men Charities. Experience music from around the globe at the annual World Music Festival.


Bide Market

Sunday | September 15th | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Exchange312 | 1714 W Division St. | Free

Image | BIDE Market

Experience Chicago’s first sustainable, luxury shopping experience this weekend in Chicago. BIDE Market, the fully sustainable, plastic-free, vegan, and the cruelty-free market will open Sunday, September 15th. The opening market day will include talks on sustainability as well as food and drinks from ethical brands, including those based in Chicago. To learn more about this event, visit the website here. 

Hyde Park Flea

Sunday | September 15th| 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

53rd & Harper Court| Free

Image | Hyde Park Flea

Find your next collector’s item or fall vintage piece at this weekend’s Hyde Park Flea market. Experience a fabulous curation of unique vendors displaying vintage, art, fashion, jewelry, furniture, beauty, and more. Hyde Park Flea is the perfect shopping experience for an easy and fun Sunday in Chicago. For more information, visit the event page.

Food + Drink: 

Chicago Bourbon & Barbecue Fest

Saturday – Sunday | September 14th – 15th| 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Roscoe & Damen | 2000 W Roscoe St. | $16 – $35

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Make your way to Roscoe Village for bourbon, bbq, and more at the Chicago Bourbon & Barbecue Fest. The finger-lickin’ festival features an afternoon bourbon tastings and plenty of mouth-watering chicken, ribs (and more), there is also one stage of soulful music. Free admission, $5 suggested donation. For tickets to the bourbon tasting and more information on the festival, visit the event page.

Wine Riot

Saturday | September 14th | 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Revel Fulton Market | 1215 W. Fulton St. | $65 – $95

Image | Wine Riot

Embrace your love of all things wine at Wine Riot this weekend in Chicago. Now in its eighth year, Wine Riot is back to showcase new wines from all over the world, reintroduce bubbly favorites, and share top Sommelier picks with all of it’s Chicago attendees. Grab a glass and a friend for this vino lovers event. Try your luck and score a pair of free tickets to Wine Riot. Check out my Instagram for details on how to win! For additional information, including tickets, visit the website. 


Black Cultural Mental Health

Sunday | September 15th | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Quarry Event Center | 2423 E 75th St. | Free

Image | Real Men Charities

The conversation on mental health within the Black community is ongoing. Learn more about the mental health movement this weekend at the Black Cultural Mental Health Event on the South Side of Chicago. Real Men Charities is hosting a conversation on the principles of the mental health movement and practical strategies to implement it through the community. For more details on this event, visit the Facebook page.

Arts + Culture:

Creative Chicago: The State of Arts and Culture in Chicago

Saturday | September 14th | 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Venue SIX10| 610 S Michigan Ave. | Free

Image | Art Design Chicago

Creative Chicago kicks off a weekend-long of conversation and workshops this weekend in Chicago. As a part of the Terra Foundation’s initiative Art Design Chicago, Creative Chicago gatherers the most influential artists and founders to explore the question, “What is the power of art in addressing the issues affecting our city?” The event is free and open to the public. For tickets to the panel and workshops, visit the website here.

World Music Festival Chicago

Friday – Sunday | September 13th – 29th | Time Varies

Location Varies | Free

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The 21st Annual World Music Festival is a free city-wide, multi-venue music festival. The eleven-day event features more than 650 artists and ensembles from over 80 countries. Enjoy the sounds of global music and culture this weekend in Chicago. For the full schedule of performances, visit the website.

The Weekend Seekers Guide shares some of the best things to do in the city over the weekend, but there are even more events that make some of our other major lists. For more events, be sure to check out the fall guide as well as the best things to do in September.

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