Things To Do This Weekend In And Around Chicago: Aug. 10-12

Shannon Blum
August 10, 2018 - 7:47 am
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Tick, tock, summer is counting down and there is plenty of things to do this weekend to keep you busy. Rock out and taste your way through different neighborhoods - there is fun for everyone. 

Here's a look at things to do this weekend in and around Chicago.

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Retro on Roscoe

Retro on Roscoe features Chicago’s top talent and entertainment on three main stages. Plus, artisans, antique vendors, and cool merchants will provide a shopping experience; and local restaurants will serve up tasty treats. And don’t forget the antique car show!

Where: Damen Avenue and Roscoe Street

When: Friday, 5-10 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, noon-10 p.m.

Cost: $10 suggested donation

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Northalsted Market Days

Come celebrate in Boystown at the largest street festival in the Midwest. The weekend long festival features an all day lineup of live music on 4 stages, 200+ unique vendors, arts, crafts, food and drink, DJ’s and dancing, and more!

Where: Boystown, on Halsted Street from Belmont to Addison

When: Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Cost: $10 suggested donation

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Bud Billiken Parade & Festival

The first sign of back to school – the Bud Billiken Parade; “Back to School. Back to Work. Back to Life. Back to Bud.” The world's largest and oldest African-American parade enters its 89th year celebrating Chicago's youth. The parade's two-mile route begins in the Bronzeville neighborhood and continues north on Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, concluding in Washington Park with a picnic that features vendors and performers.

Where: Martin Luther King Dr. from 35th to 55th

When: Saturday, parade 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., festival 1-4 p.m.

Cost: Free

Chicago Hot Dog Fest

Spend your weekend eating on of Chicago’s most famous foods – hot dogs! The Chicago History Museum is hosting the fest in celebration of Vienna Beef’s 125th anniversary. Take a bite out of Chicago history with our full line-up of bands, history, family activities and Vienna Beef hot dogs prepared in various regional and ethnic styles by the city’s top hot dog vendors.

Where: Chicago History Museum, 1601 N Clark St.

When: Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m.

Cost: $5 suggested donation

Festival Cubano

Back in Riis Park, the three-day Festival Cubano brings together musician, dancers and food for a weekend of cultural celebration. Begin by checking out the festival's 30 Cuban vendors and then once you're full, play a game of dominos, shop for a hand-rolled cigar, watch boxing matches or catch a performance from Cuban stars like Willy Chirino and Jerry Rivera.

Where: Riis Park, 6100 W. Fullerton Ave.

When: Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Cost: Varies

Ginza Holiday Festival

Celebrate Japanese culture, food and entertainment at the 63rd annual Ginza Holiday. This Japanese cultural festival features skilled craftsmen from Japan demonstrating their crafts. Savor some grilled chicken teriyaki, udon, sushi, Spam musubi, Hawaiian shave ice and sweet azuki bean snow cone, while enjoying their ongoing stage performances of taiko drumming, martial arts, Japanese dance and ukulele music.

Where: Midwest Buddhist Temple, 435 W. Menomonee St.

When: Friday, 5:30-9 p.m.; Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-4:30p.m.

Cost: $5, kids under 12 free

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Lagunitas Beer Circus

Funky, freaking and fun…come see things you cannot unsee at The Lagunitas Beer Circus. The event will bring together live music, burlesque, sideshow acts, aerialists and some limited-release beers. Admission includes your first pour of beer and a portion of proceeds will benefit local no-kill dog rescue One Tail at a Time.

Where: Douglas Park, 2800 W. Roosevelt Rd.

When: Saturday, noon

Cost: $40

Taste of Elmwood Park

Feast your way through Elmwood Park this weekend. The festival features Elmwood Park's finest restaurants as well as musical entertainment, games, rides, arts & crafts and more!

Where: Central Park (corner of Fullerton and 75th Avenue)

When: Friday, 5-11 p.m.; Saturday, noon-11 p.m.; Sunday, noon-10 p.m.

Cost: Free