Festival Friday - Aug 31st


It is officially Labor Day weekend and we've got a busy next 3 days filled with weddings, visitors, and 7 different festivals!  Whether You are from Chicago or a wedding guest, there is no shortage of entertainment this weekend.


Fringe Festival

A Fringe Festival can be loosely defined as a performance festival that seeks the un-tried and the weird. Here in Chicago, this festival focuses on the performing arts, uncensored fun, and it’s easy for all to participate in! Taking place in Jefferson Park, Fringe Fest features 24 shows across 5 venues -  Don’t miss #CHIFRINGE2018


Jazz Festival

The 40th annual Chicago Jazz Fest is produced by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and programmed by the Jazz Institute of Chicago.  Featuring some of the greatest Jazz artists from Chicago and across the world, headliners perform in Millennium Park and include Ramsey Lewis, Kurt Elling, Dianne Reeves, Maceo Parker and Orbert Davis' Chicago Jazz Philharmonic!

Wednesday-Sunday 11:00am-9:00pm

African Festival of the Arts

Get ready to indulge yourself into African Culture! The 29th annual African Festival of the Arts takes place this Labor Day weekend in Chicago’s Washington Park. The fest explores African heritage, spirituality, and wellness through a vibrant marketplace, while also showcasing interactive music and the arts!

Friday 1:00pm - 10:00pm

Saturday-Monday 10:00am - 10:00pm


Lobster Fest


Celebrating their 5th year at Navy Pier this weekend, Chicago’s Great American Lobster Fest is the Midwest’s largest Lobster and Seafood Festival! Enjoy live lobster and live music fresh off the boat, while exploring family friendly games and activities including arts and crafts!  Tickets on sale now, and don’t forget to check out The Lobster Hero Feast!

Friday-Sunday 12:00pm-10:00pm



North Coast Music Festival

Looking for a wide variety of music and 3 days to see it all?  North Coast Music Fest is held in Union Park and features everything from folk, rock, electronic, hip-hop to silent discos!  Can’t make the shows? Check out the After Party set at The Mid, Prysm, Studio Paris, Bottom Lounge and Concord Music Hall. Join us at #NCMF

Friday 3:00pm-10:00pm

Saturday & Sunday 1:00pm-10:00pm


Taste of Polonia

Taste of Polonia is the largest polish fest in the US is held at the Copernicus Center in Chicago’s Jefferson Park this weekend, and offers non stop music, food and fun all 4 days. Four stages, 30+ bands, polish foods and beer plus carnival rides and more!

Friday 5:00pm-10:00pm

Saturday & Sunday 12:00pm-10:00pm

Monday 12:00pm-9:00pm


Cider and Slider Fest


What a combination for the inaugural fest!! Taking place on Lincoln Ave between Addison and Roscoe in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, Cider & Slider Fest will showcase summer with flavor-laced craft brews and tasty sliders from across the city.

Saturday & Sunday 12:00pm-10:00pm