Apr 4, 2024 - Things to Do

Chicago weekend events: Green City Market; Cubs host LA Dodgers

Green city market in Chicago

Shoppers at Green City Market. Photo: Green City Market

This weekend in Chicago, shop local at Green City Market, catch Shohei Ohtani and the Dodgers at Wrigley or celebrate Greek culture.

1. 🍅 Green City Market

Lincoln Park's Green City Market is opening a month early.

Why it matters: "Early spring is the scariest financial time for us, so having Green City Market open in April is our saving grace," Kyle Jacobson, a farmer and GCM vendor, said in a press release.

  • The West Loop market opens May 4.

What to expect: Over 60 farmers and food producers, including nine new vendors. Last year's dual-location market saw over 445,000 customers, organizers say.

When: 7am–1pm Saturday; full schedule

Address: 1817 N. Clark St. (Lincoln Park), 115 S. Sangamon St. (West Loop)

2. ⚾ Cubs

3. 🖼️ "Beyond the Surface" exhibition

4. 🐀 Oddities Flea Market

  • Shop everything from taxidermy to art and jewelry at this two-day market at Morgan MFG in West Loop. There will also be tarot readings, flash tattoos, custom grills, coffee, food, sweets and adult beverages. Tickets start at $25
  • When: 1–7pm Saturday, 1–6pm Sunday; VIP admission 11am–1pm both days

5. 🎵 Marshmello

6. 🇬🇷 Greek Heritage Parade

  • Head to Greektown Saturday afternoon for this celebration of Hellenic culture including dance performances, traditional food, music and costumes, as well as a marketplace at 300 S. Halsted St. Free
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