Festival Friday - June 15th

FINALLY it’s Friday again, and Festival Friday is back with some of Chicago’s biggest fests!

From culinary genius’ to creative masterminds, this weekend has a little bit of everything wrapped into 4 big fests in 4 different neighborhoods across the city. Want to try new restaurants or can’t quite decide on the overall theme for your wedding? Or maybe you’re just looking for an excuse to get a little WILD before the big day? Here is what’s in store for you this weekend...

Taste of Randolph Street

Located in the West Loop off Randolph Street, between Peoria and Racine, you’ll find one of the biggest street fests in Chicago dining! This fest features over 18 different restaurants, in addition to performances by some of Chicago’s hottest up-and-coming bands.  Looking for a little culinary inspiration?  This spread of exemplary menus from some of Chicago's best dining is a unique experience you don’t want to miss!

Friday: 5pm-10pm
Saturday: 12pm-10pm
Sunday: 12pm-10pm
$10 suggested donation

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Gold Coast Art Fair

Get ready for the return of the “Granddaddy of American Art Festivals” as Gold Coast Art Fair takes over Grant Park’s Butler Field with over 300 artists from around the world! Ranging from different mediums and price points, this fest has it all.  And don’t forget to check out the demonstrations by artists and interactive art projects… do I hear DIY inspiration?

Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: 10am-6pm

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Chicago Pride Fest

Get a jump on the 2018 Chicago Pride Parade and hit up Chicago Pride Fest in Boystown this weekend!  The festival expects an attendance of up to 100,000 and has something for everyone, all while celebrating LGBTQ+ life, culture and community.  The fest features live music on 3 stages, food and drive, art vendors, dancing, drag shows and...wait for it..a PET PARADE!

Saturday: 11am-10pm
Sunday: 11am-10pm
$10 suggested donation


Craft Brew at Lincoln Park Zoo

Time to go WILD - for craft beer that is…

The 4th annual Brew at the Zoo is back for 2 days only!  Sample 120-plus specialty beers from more than 40 local and regional breweries, while exploring the Lincoln Park Zoo after hours.  Don’t worry, you will still be able to view some of your favorite animals, as well as indulge in food, DJs and lawn games!

PLEASE NOTE: This event is for participants ages 21 and older. No guests under this age will be permitted into Craft Brews.

Friday: 6pm-10:30pm
Saturday: 6pm-10:30pm
$49 for General Admission Tickets
$20 for Designated Driver Tickets