Jun 9, 2022 - Things to Do

How to hit all the festivals this weekend

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Vasti Jackson performs among a cheering audience at the Chicago Blues Festival in 2012. Photo: James Fraher/Redferns

👋 Hi, Justin here. Several music and street festivals return this weekend after pandemic postponements.

The intrigue: There's no way to hit up all of them … or is there?

  • Here's a plan to hit (almost) all of this weekend's festivals and properly showcase summer in the Chi.
Saturday
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Lupe Fiasco is headlining the Hyde Park Summer Fest this weekend. Photo: Daniel Boczarski/Redferns

Morning: The Old Town Art Fair.

  • The 72nd edition is located in the Old Town Triangle Historic District.

Mid-morning: Vegandale Festival in Grant Park.

Lunchtime: Chi-Soul Fest at Navy Pier.

  • Bring lawn chairs and listen to local DJs, including WGCI's Leon Rogers.

Early afternoon: The Taste of Chicago pop-up in Austin.

Late afternoon: The Hyde Park Summer Fest on the Midway Plaisance.

Evening: The Andersonville Midsommarfest.

Sunday
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A child holds a Puerto Rican flag during the Puerto Rican People's Day Parade in Humboldt Park in 2019. Photo: Jim Vondruska/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Morning: The Greater Chicago Jewish Festival in Skokie.

Afternoon: The annual A Day in the Country festival for great local music.

Late afternoon: The Ravenswood on Tap Craft Beer Fest.

  • The burgeoning brewery district is located along the Ravenswood corridor.

Evening: The free Chicago Blues Festival on the Pritzker Pavilion lawn.

  • Headliner: The Kinsey Report and Eric Gales.

Justin's pro-tip: Hydrate, wear comfortable shoes and don't use dumpsters as dining tables.

Editor's note: This story was corrected to state the 43rd Puerto Rican People's Day Parade is on Saturday, not Sunday.

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