Updated Aug 10, 2023 - Things to Do

Chicago weekend events: Bears, Lil Durk and more

DJ Moore #2 of the Chicago Bears runs a drill during the Chicago Bears Training Camp at Halas Hall on July 31, 2023 in Lake Forest, Illinois.

Bears wide receiver D.J. Moore. Photo: Justin Casterline/Getty Images

The Chicago Bears kick off their preseason this weekend, and you can also check out Lil Durk's concert and the Bud Billiken Parade.

🏈 1. Bears vs. Titans (preseason)

Chicago Bears football is finally here. This weekend, they will take on the Tennessee Titans.

Why it matters: It won't count in the record books, but it's football. Fans can look forward to watching players compete to earn their spot on the final 53-man roster.

What we're watching: The Titans have two young, dynamic quarterbacks who should each get a lot of playing time in this game.

  • Second-year signal caller Malik Willis and rookie Will Levis were both heavily touted coming out of college for their arm strength and mobility. The pair are essentially competing for the backup role to starting QB Ryan Tannehill.

When: Noon Saturday

Location: Soldier Field

Tickets start at $17

🥁 2. Bud Billiken Parade

  • This is the 94th year of Bud Billiken, the oldest and largest African American parade in the United States. Songwriter J. Ivy will serve as this year's grand marshal. The parade kicks off at 39th and MLK Drive at 10am Saturday.
  • Of note: You can also watch the parade live on ABC7 Chicago or abc7chicago.com from 10am–noon.

🎸 3. Eric Church

🎤 4. Lil Durk

  • After teasing the deluxe edition of his "Almost Healed" album at Jake Paul's boxing match, the Chicago native is coming to the United Center to perform his Sorry for the Drought Tour at 7pm Friday. Tickets

🎹 5. John Legend

  • Ravinia will host the 12-time Grammy-winning singer and pianist for two nights. The first show starts at 8pm Sunday and the second is at 8pm Monday. Tickets start at $67.

Look ahead

⛳ 6. BMW Championship

  • Fifty of the world's top golfers will return to Olympia Fields Country Club for the first time since 2020. Tournament week begins Tuesday with activities including a kids autograph zone and access to iconic local restaurants like Buona, The Original Rainbow Cone and Soul & Smoke. Tickets.

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