Taste food from the top local and national "ribbers", listen to an eclectic music lineup, be wowed by strolling performances, and check out the arts and crafts area of this must-visit Chicago summer fest!
Uptown Saturday Nights
Check out this series of four free, high-profile outdoor performances! Uptown Saturday Nights celebrates Uptown as Chicago's Original Entertainment District, and has included Chicago Jazz festival performances, the 20th Anniversary Celebration of SummerDance, and much more!
Join this two day and three night festival of music, dancing, delicious food, and local vendors. This celebration of Andersonville's old-world Swedish heritage includes a Maypole, floral crowns, viking hats, and more!
Uptown Entertainment District
Check out one of Chicago's premier live entertainment venues. Surrounded by crystal chandeliers, beautiful arches, terra cotta ceilings, and other feats of architectural extravagance, the magnificent and unique venue is sure to be a delightful experience.
Featuring performers from Migos to Marilyn Manson to AC/DC, this movie theatre turned nightclub turned premier concert venue is a beautiful spot to catch some of the world's greatest performers.
Check out this speakesy-themed club that prides itself as "Chicago's home for top-shelf-retrotainment". Performances included burlesque, magic, cabaraet, and musical acts!
Just steps away, the beach of this Great Lake is the perfect setting for a variety of recreational activities. Take a dip in the lake, go for a run, or sunbathe at one of the nearby beaches - take your pick!
This is the largest beach in Chicago, and a favorite for dog parents for its fenced off dog beach where dogs are allowed to be off leash. It's the perfect play place for your pup!
Lakefront Trail (LFT)
Run, walk, rollerblade, or bike along this 18-mile-long shared-use path along the Lake Michigan shore. This beautiful trail connects Chicago's lakefront parks, beaches, and many recreational amenities.
Just a block east, the Margate Park fieldhouse is equipped with a gymnasium, fitness center, kitchen, and several clubrooms, as well as a dog-friendly area and a soft-surface playground. Programming includes sports leagues, after school programs, and fitness classes, as well as annual special events such as movies in the park.
Looking for more recreational areas? The famed Lincoln Park is just 4 miles away, complete with the free Lincoln Park Zoo and Conservatory.
Often called "New Chinatown" or "Little Saigon", this distinct district is home to restaurants, bakeries, and businesses from across South Asia, particularly Vietnamese and Chinese. This area is also designated as a historic district for its recent transformation by Asian immigrants and refugees and impressive murals.
Known for its jazz and poetry performances, Green Mill is not just a fantastic entertainment venue, but steeped in Chicago history: during the Prohibition, the venue was owned by a member of Al Capone's Chicago Outfit. Rumors have it that there is a secret network of tunnels under the establishment that were once used by gangsters. Catch a show or a poetry slam at Green Mill!
Located on Clark Street, this 40 year old museum features rotating art exhibits, "The Dream of America" exhibit, the Brunck Children's Museum of Immigration, and a genealogy center. At the heart of "Little Sweden", this museum is the perfect place to sample Swedish food and partake in traditional holidays.
Close by in Lincoln Park are some of the best restaurants, bars, and shops in the city. Clark Street always makes for a great night out on the town!