It’s Memorial Day weekend and Chicago will be packed with so many fun things to do. The only question is if the weather will cooperate. Forecasts are showing the threat of thunderstorms all three days. If you are visiting Chicago this long holiday weekend or staying home and looking for something fun there will be alot to choose from. Below are a few ideas.
There are so many festivals in Chicago all summer long and this weekend is no exception. I read an article in the Chicago Tribune this week that Chicago has the largest summer festival market in the country (i am not surprised)! Here are a few that are going on this weekend;
- Chicago Music Festival
- Little Italy $1 Food Festival
- Belmont Music Fest
If you are looking at getting some exercise in and enjoy the beautiful lake front there is Bike the Drive. Lake shore drive is shut down for a few hours early in the morning for people to bike ride on this beautiful stretch of lake front. The total distance is 30 miles if you want to conquer the whole thing or you can do just a portion. I have done this ride a few times and it is really a great experience. If you are looking for a great bike ride I encourage you to give this a try.
Chicago 2019 Memorial Day Parade (held on Saturday, May 25th)
Chicago Cubs will be in town all weekend playing the Cincinnati Reds on Fri, Sat and Sunday and then they will host the Astros on Monday, Memorial day.
Chicago White Sox will be hosting the Kansas City Royals on Monday.
For all you shoppers out there (i am one of you) there is the Randolph Street Market this weekend. There is indoor and outdoor shopping, food and music. What a fun atmosphere! If you love to shop you will love this market.
And of course this weekend is the official opening of the Chicago Beaches. What a great way to spend a day just lounging on the beautiful beaches.
In case the weather is not cooperating you can alway visit one of the wonderful museums we have in Chicago or go see a live performance in one of the many, many theaters splashed across the city and suburbs.