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Saturday 2021.06.19
Farmers Markets (since 1980). Fresh and charming. -2021.10.31 Yearly. All ages. Free. UNCONFIRMED
Mo: Loyola; Tu: ColumbusPark, FederalPlaza, LincolnSquare; We: Andersonville, GreenCity, Lawndale, Pullman, Ravenswood; Th: Daley Plaza, Argyle, Austin, GarfieldPark, HydePark; Sa: Division&Dearborn, Edgewater, GarfieldPark, HornerPark, more; Su: Glenwood&Morse, IndependencePark, LoganSquare, WickerPark, Pilsen, PortagePark;
chicagofarmersmarkets.usVarious city locations.
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Fun Bands at the Beer Garden nightly. All ages. Free UNCONFIRMED
navypier.org/explore/live-entertainment/live-musicNavy Pier, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. Miller Beer Garden at the Tip.
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Juneteenth. Yearly.
Date on which the freedom of the slaves was formally announced in Texas in 1865, more than two years after Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and two months after the end of the Civil War.
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Pleasant Outdoor Concerts almost daily. -2021.09.17 Yearly. UNCONFIRMED
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, 400 Iris Lane, Highland Pk. Served by Metra.
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Summer Vacation. -2021.09.04 Yearly. UNCONFIRMED
cps.eduChicago Public Schools.
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* Pridefest (since 2003). -Sunday Yearly. 11a-10p UNCONFIRMED
Bands, vendors, pets, glitter and drag.
northalsted.com/eventsBoystown. Halsted & Waveland.
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Taste of Randolph (since 1998). Bands, finer foods, vendors, vintage vehicles. -Sunday Yearly. Ages? $6-10 12-10p UNCONFIRMED
starevents.comRandolph and Halsted
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Grant Park Music Festival (since 1935). -2021.08.17 Yearly. All ages. Free Various We/Fr/Sa 6:30p UNCONFIRMED
World-class orchestra, chorus and conductors, and an outstanding roster of local and international guest artists perform classical several days a week.
312/742-7638 grantparkmusicfestival.comGrant Park, Columbus Drive and Jackson Boulevard. Train, bus or cab.
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Bands at Montrose Beach. Daily. -2021.09.01 Yearly. All ages. Free 7p UNCONFIRMED
Plus beers, cocktails, dining.
facebook.com/TheDockatMontroseBeachMontrose Beach, 200 W Montrose Harbor Dr.
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"Twisted" Saturdays 21+ $0 -11p, $5 -1a, $7+ 9:30p-5a.
"Meet and mingle with a truly diverse crowd. Dress up or dress down... this is the place to be what you want to be!"
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
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FIREWORKS!!! Sa/We -2021.09.01 Yearly. All ages. Free We 9:30p, Sa 10:15p UNCONFIRMED
Visible anywhere near the lake.
navypier.org/explore/fireworksNavy Pier, 312/222-9328, 600 E Grand. Take the free trolley.
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Vaudezilla! Saturdays 18+ $20 10:30p UNCONFIRMED
One-of-a-kind burlesque, drag, and aerial acts ranging from classic Vegas-style showgirls to cutting-edge gender-non-conforming performance artists.
Vaudezilla.comStage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W. Belmont. Near Racine.
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Sunday 2021.06.20
Emancipation Day. Yearly.
Day observing the end of slavery in the United States. President Lincoln declared all slaves free on January 1st, 1863.
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* Fathers' Day. 3rd Sunday in June Yearly.
Honor and be kind to fathers.
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Wolff's Flea Market (since 1991). Sundays All ages. $1 Most weeks. 6a-3p UNCONFIRMED
500 market spaces. Clean, comprehensive, entertaining, with free parking, food and restrooms.
847/524-9590 wolffs.comAllstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont.
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Vintage Garage. 3rd Sundays $? 11a-6p UNCONFIRMED
100 vintage and antique dealers.
847/579-9079 vintagegaragechicago.com5051 N Broadway Uptown between Foster and Argyle.
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Model Rocket Launching (since 1963). 3rd Sundays All ages. Free 2-5p UNCONFIRMED
Deeply validates geekness. All skill levels. BYOL (Bring Your Own Launcher). Northern Illinois Rocketry Association hosted. Held away from population centers, only a few launches a year.
nirarocketry.orgEast Branch Forest Preserve, Off Glen Ellyn Road near Army Trail Road, Glendale Heights. Use I-355.
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Chicago Bike Polo. Sundays All ages. Free 3-?p UNCONFIRMED
Pickup games in decommissioned tennis courts.
facebook.com/groups/311538882232633Garfield Park, S Central Park Blvd at W Monroe St.
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New Fox cartoons. Sundays All ages. Free 6p UNCONFIRMED
May include Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob's Burgers, Last Man on Earth, more.
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* Summer Solstice. Yearly. 8:30p.
Longest day/shortest night, official start of summer.
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Monday 2021.06.21
Start of Cancer. Astrological sign, the crab. Yearly.
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Millennium Park Concerts. Mo/Th -2021.08.19 Yearly. All ages. Free 6:30p UNCONFIRMED
Several extraordinary bands nightly, twice a week.
tinyurl.com/chidts2016Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Millennium Park, Downtown.
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Monday Night Ride. Mondays All ages. Free 10p UNCONFIRMED
Extraordinary long and late ride for the young and/or hearty. Leaves about 11pm, unplanned route may exceed 30miles from start point, dissipating near dawn.
facebook.com/MondayNightRideChicagoLincoln Monument, 1601 N Clark. Behind Chicago Historical Museum.
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Tuesday 2021.06.22
Strawberry Fest. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free 10a-6p UNCONFIRMED
Strawberry foods, drinks and treats everywhere. Entertainment on two stages. 80 shops, galleries, restaurants. Well managed popular family event in a lovely town.
starevents.comHistoric Long Grove, 847/634-0888, Route 83 and Old Route 53, Long Grove. North Suburban.
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Logan Square Arts Fest. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free 12-11p UNCONFIRMED
"2 Live Music Stages / Family Activities / Good Food / Great Times"
logansquareartsfestival.comN. Milwaukee Ave, between California and Kimball. Logan Square.
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World's Largest Block Party (since 1985). -Saturday Yearly. 21+ $15-100 5:30-10:30p UNCONFIRMED
A fun and safe singles event with lots of beer and bands. Always sells out.
Fr: Maggie Speaks 5:30p, Mike and Joe 8:15p; Sa: The Walk-Ins 2pm. Howl 2 Go - Dueling Pianos 4pm, Seventh Heaven 6:30pm, Trippin Billies 8:30pm.
312/648-1590 worldslargestblockparty.comOld St. Pat's Campus, 312/648-1021, 700 W Adams. W Monroe St & S Desplaines St.
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Chi Hack Night. Tuesdays All ages. Free 6-10p UNCONFIRMED
"Volunteers create web apps with open data to improve transparency, efficiency, and decision-making for governments and our democracy."
chihacknight.org1871, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza. 12th Floor.
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Millennium Park Movies. Tuesdays All ages. Free 6:30p UNCONFIRMED
bedno.com/movies/parks?pritzJay Pritzker Pavilion, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Millennium Park, Downtown.
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Wednesday 2021.06.23
Midsummer Eve. Yearly.
Observed in Europe, celebrates the return of summer.
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* Fountain Square Art Festival (since 1980). Lots of quality art, food and bands. -Sunday Yearly. 10a-10p UNCONFIRMED
About 300 artists, strictly juried.
chicagoevents.com/event.cfm?eid=123Church St. and Sherman Ave, 800 W Church St, Evanston. Purple line Davis stop.
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Dyke March (since 1997). Yearly. All ages. Free 1:30-5p UNCONFIRMED
"We move to create visibility, to honor our histories and identities, to disrupt oppression and dominance, to challenge silence and fear, because we are everywhere, because we must survive."
bedno.com/fb/257708284800365Piotrowski Park, 4247 W 31st St.
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Chicago Zombie March (since 2008). Yearly. All ages. Free 2p UNCONFIRMED
Dozens of shambling undead expected.
chicagohorror.com/chicago-zombieMillennium Park, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Downtown.
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Thursday 2021.06.24
St. John the Baptist Day. Yearly.
Feast day honoring the Jewish prophet who preceded Jesus.
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Atomic Sketch Event (since 2008). Live Art. Last Thursdays 21+ Free 6-10p UNCONFIRMED
Established and emerging artists of various disciplines display, create and sell original new works at bargain prices. Drop-in artists welcome.
facebook.com/atomicsketchGreen Eye Lounge, 773/227-8851, 2403 W. Homer St. Near Blue Line Western.
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Friday 2021.06.25
Shakespeare's Best (since 2012). -2021.08.26 Yearly. All ages. Free UNCONFIRMED
chicagoshakes.comVarious City Parks.
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Critical Mass (since 1997). Last Fridays All ages Free 5:45p.
THE monthly gathering of bicyclists making our presence known downtown. Unplanned route gently winds a dozen miles or more. Thousands attend in good weather. Includes music, hipsters, athletes, show bikes, so much more. Skaters welcome.
Bedno.com/bikeDaley Plaza, 773/486-4861, 50 W Washington. Under the Picasso (giant rusty bird), at Dearborn, SW of State&Lake train stop.
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WAY too much great theater and comedy and dance to cover.
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