Things to Do Around Chicago This Weekend: July 12-14

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Food, festivals and games! Chose your favorite activity in this weekend’s guide. 

Taste of Chicago

Taste the variety of food Chicago has to offer, all without having to leave Grant Park. Taste of Chicago has taken place annually since 1980 and is now the world’s largest food festival, according to the City of Chicago website.

When: July 10-14

Where: Grant Park

Time: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Admission: Free, purchase tickets for food

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Windy City Smokeout

Ribs, music and beer. What more could you ask for? Twenty pitmasters, brewers from across the country and a host of musicians including Jordan Davis, Cole Swindell and many more.

When: July 12-14

Where: United Center, 10901 W. Madison St, Chicago, IL

Time: 2 p.m.-11 p.m.

Admission: $40-$125

 

Square Roots Festival

Anyone from local indie rockers to Old Town School of Folk Music students will take the stage at this music and craft beer festival. Donations help fund the Old Town School of Folk Music scholarship programs and Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce farmers market and concerts.

When: July 12-14

Where: Lincoln Ave. between Montrose and Wilson Avenues.

Time: Friday 5 p.m.-10 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m.-10 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m.-9 p.m.

Admission: Suggested donation $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and kids and $20 for families

 

Roscoe Village Burger Fest

Chow down on some of the finest burgers Chicago has to offer. More than a dozen local restaurants will be there.

When: July 13-14

Where: 2159 West Belmont Ave., Chicago IL.

Time: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Admission: $10 suggested donations 

 

Southport Art Festival

This acclaimed festival has art of all mediums. TimeOut Chicago rated the festival as one of the city’s best.

When: July 13-14

Where: West Waveland Avenue and North Southport Avenue, Wrigleyville 

Time: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Admission: Free

 

Chicago Cubs v. Pittsburgh Pirates

A cubs game is always a fun decision! Come watch the Chicago Cubs play agains the Pittsburgh Pirates. 

When: July 12-14

Where: Wrigley Field

Admission: Varies on seats

 

Figment Chicago Festival

This festival brings creativity, passion and dreams together. Enjoy art projects and music as well!

When: July 13

Where: Mozart Park

Time: 12 p.m.-7 p.m.

Admission: Information on tickets here

 

Movies in the Park

Spider-Man Homecoming screening 

When: July 14

Where: Jonquil Park

Time: 8:30 p.m.-10:45 p.m.

Admission: Free

 

Water Colors Chicago Latin Jazz Festival

The lineup includes artists such as Jane Burnnett, Mary Paz, Danae Olano, Yissy Garcia and many more.

When: July 14

Where: Polk Bros Park, Navy Pier

Time: 3 p.m.-6 p.m.

Admission: Free

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