Things To Do This Weekend In And Around Chicago: June 7-9

Shannon Blum
June 07, 2019 - 6:00 am

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- June is here and summer events in and around the city are in full swing. 

From food festivals and music festivals, to sporting events and celebrations, there is something for everyone.

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

Chicago Bears

Bears100 Celebration Weekend

It only happens once. Come out this weekend for the Bears100 Celebration, celebrating the team’s 100 years. For the first time ever, all 28 Hall of Fame Chicago Bears bronze busts will be on display together, including the recently inducted Brian Urlacher. This will be the largest gather of Bears ever and a once in a lifetime event to celebrate 100 years of Bears football history. There will be autograph opportunities, panels featuring current and alumni players, a classic jersey unveiling, interactive activities for all ages and more!

Where: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Rd., Rosemont

When: Friday-Sunday

Cost: $99-125

Swedish Heritage

Andersonville Midsommarfest

Get ready to dance around the Maypole at Andersonville's annual celebration of its Swedish heritage. The LGBTQ-friendly event showcases international performers, Nordic cuisine and an array of family activities.

Where: Clark Street between Foster and Catalpa

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

Cost: $10 suggested donation

Spring Awakening Music Festival

The Midwest's largest all-electronic music festival will return to the Chicagoland area this weekend. More than 90 artists will perform across 5 unique stages, demonstrating a dynamic variety of genres within the electronic music spectrum.

Where: Poplar Creek, 5523 Prairie Stone Pkwy, Hoffman Estates

When: June 7-9, 1-10 p.m.

Cost: $59-309

Printers Row Lit Fest

The Printers Row Lit Fest, the largest free outdoor literary showcase in the Midwest, marks its 35th year with an expanded outdoor presence and a return to its original roots as a community-based celebration for book lovers. More than 100,000 visitors are expected over the two-day festival, which will feature carefully selected offerings from over 100 booksellers; everything from the tattered to the rare to ‘hot off the press,’ newly published works.

Where: South Dearborn Street from Polk Street to Ida B. Wells Drive (Congress Parkway)

When: Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Cost: Free

Blues Music

Chicago Blues Festival

With a diverse lineup celebrating the blues’ past, present and future, the Chicago Blues Festival shares the great Chicago-born music tradition with the world while shining a spotlight on the genre’s contributions to soul, R&B, gospel, rock, hip-hop and more

Where: Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St.

When: Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Cost: Free

Promo video with Mitch Trubisky for The Emirates F1 Chicago Festival
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Formula 1 Chicago Festival

Forumla 1 racing fans can experience the motorsport's roaring engines and burning rubber at this Soldier Field festival, where a live broadcast of the Canadian Grand Prix qualifying race will be show on a big screen. Later in the afternoon, contemporary and historic F1 cars will cruise down a stretch of Museum Campus Drive ahead of a live performance from alt-rock outfit Judah and the Lion.

Where: Soldier Field, 1410 S. Museum Campus Dr.

When: Saturday, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

World Naked Bike Ride
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World Naked Bike Ride

"Celebrating Freedom from oil and the beauty of people". World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) is an international clothing-optional people powered event where participants ride in mass bringing attention to freedom from oil while also promoting positivity

Where: Various locations throughout Chicago

When: Saturday, 8 p.m.-midnight

Cost: Free

Pilsen Food Truck Social

Rolling into Chicago’s Lower West Side this weekend is the 5th annual Pilsen Food Truck Social. As its eponymous name suggests, food trucks are the centerpiece of this well attended neighborhood street fest. Food trucks are featured along with local restaurant and retail vendors. Guests can purchase a $20 sampler ticket to try sample-sized portions from six of the trucks. Stick around through the after noon to catch sets from local DJ duo TRQPiTECA, Puerto Rican pop duo Los Wálters, indie pop band Rose of the West and more.

Where: Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St.

When: Saturday & Sunday, noon-10 p.m.

Cost: $5 suggested donation

Lombard Ale Fest

Lombard's annual craft beer festival showcases more than 80 seasonal beers from breweries across the country, including Boulervard Brewing Co., Hopothesis Beer Company and Maplewood. Thirsty attendees will gather in the downtown Lombard Metra station to sample brews and wash down savory dishes from Chicagoland food trucks.

Where: Lombard Metra Station, 150 S. Park Ave.

When: Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

Cost: GA $49, Early Entry $59, Designated Driver $15–$20

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Chicago Cubs v. St. Louis Cardinals

Bleed Cubbie Blue this weekend. Come out to the Friendly Confines to watch the Cubbies take on the Cards.

Where: Wrigley Field

When: Friday, 1:20 p.m.; Saturday, 6:15 p.m.; Sunday, 6:05 p.m.

Cost: Varies