Video: Weekend Warning – Lollapalooza Edition

It’s Lollapalooza weekend, which means lots of street closures and extra traffic downtown. Plus, with many other events on the calendar, Lauren Lapka reminds you that the Traffix Chicago app can help you avoid delays as you plan your trips.

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ALL WEEKEND

Ravinia

  • Friday:
  • Beethoven Symphony 3
  • Saturday:
  • Ringo Starr & The Beach Boys
  • Sunday:Ringo
  • Starr & The Beach Boys
  • Ticket
  • prices vary

Chicago Bears Training Camp

Lollapalooza

  • Lollapalooza
  • is a four-day music festival
  • with more than 100 popular alternative rock, punk rock, heavy metal, and hip hop bands; comedy and dance; and craft booths in Grant Park
  • Ida
  • Wells closed between Michigan and Columbus
  • Balbo
  • and Jackson closed between Michigan and Lake shore drive
  • Monroe
  • closed between Columbus and Lake Shore Drive.
  • Columbus
  • closed between Roosevelt and Monroe.
  • Nightly
  • closures of Michigan Ave from 9:30-11pm

Summer Chi.ill

  • Summer
  • ill [website has sound]
  • promises entertainment, music, food, and drink with a tropical theme at the Hyatt Regency in Schaumburg.

Jeff Fest Arts & Music Festival

  • Jeff
  • Fest Arts & Music Festival
  • offers live music, art, food, craft beer, wine, and a kids’ corner in Jefferson Park at 4822 N. Long Avenue. No pets. Admission charge in 2019 is $5.
  • Fri
  • 5-10 Sat 2-10 Sun 2-9

Flashback Weekend (Horror Convention)

  • Flashback
  • Weekend offers celebrity guests,
  • vendors, and evening events at Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare.
  • Svengoolie
  • will be there, Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger), Creeps reunion, costume contest
  • Tickets
  • $35-75
  • Fri
  • 11:30-10? Sat 9-10? Sun 10-5?

Festa Italiana

  • Festa
  • Italiana features Italian food,
  • three stages of music and dancing, eating contests (cannoli, meatballs), and vendors in Naperville. Donation.

Cubs host Brewers

 

FRIDAY

FRIDAY/SATURDAY

SATURDAY

Big Dig Beach Party

  • A
  • ticket to The
  • Big Dig Beach Party gets you
  • six drink tickets, DJ music, and beach games to play at North Avenue Beach for age 21+.

Soulful Chicago Book Fair

  • Soulful
  • Chicago Book Fair “is a celebration
  • of literacy and literary arts found throughout the African Diaspora” with food vendors on E. 61st Street (from Cottage Grove Ave. to M.L.K. Drive). Free.

Wheaton Brew Fest

  • Taste
  • 80 micro brews, sample food, and hear live music at Wheaton
  • Brew Fest in Wheaton for age
  • 21+.

Corn Fest

  • A
  • ticket to Corn
  • Fest gets you a hamburger,
  • brat, or hot dog; pop, watermelon, and all the fresh-picked corn you can eat. Also see the arts & craft fair and bazaar at Community Church in Rolling Meadows.

Brad Paisley @ Hollywood Casino AMphitheatre

  • Brad
  • Paisley (Remind Me; Whiskey
  • Lullaby) performs with Chris Lane and Riley Green at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park.

Old Irving Park Beer and BBQ Challenge

 

SATURDAY/SUNDAY

GreenBuilt Home Tour

  • See
  • 15 sustainably built and energy-saving homes on the self-guided GreenBuilt
  • Home Tour. Children under age
  • 18 are free.

Edge Fest

  • Edge
  • Fest offers North Side cuisine,
  • local bands, and art on North Broadway (from Thorndale to Ardmore). Donation.
  • Broadway
  • closed between Thorndale and Ardmore
  • Sat
  • 12-10 Sun 12-9

Art at the Glen

  • Art
  • at the Glen features 185 artists,
  • live music, food, and kids’ activities in Glenview. Free.

The World of Faeries Festival

  • The
  • World of Faeries Festival welcomes
  • you with or without costume for dance, music, games, shopping, and tea parties at Vasa Park in South Elgin.

Chicago Brewing District’s Dancing in the Streets

  • 12-10
  • Live
  • bands, dancing, local food, family activities, Chicago craft beer
  • Hubbard
  • closed between Paulina and Wood

Jarvis Square Music and Arts Festival

  • 12-9
  • In
  • Jarvis Square
  • Jarvis
  • closed between Ashland and Greenview
  • Two
  • stages, a dance floor, entertainment, 50+ art and food vendors
  • Formerly
  • Rogers Pork Fest
  • Suggested
  • donation of $5

 

SUNDAY

Taste of the Towns

  • Sample
  • food from 25 restaurants at Taste
  • of the Towns in Paulus Park.
  • Each taste is $3, or you can try them all for $40 (online price).

Naperville Sprint Triathlon

  • Jackson
  • closed downtown and several streets south of the river and north of 75th in the morning

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FESTIVALS/BLOCK PARTIES

Summer Chi.ill

Jeff Fest Arts & Music Festival

Festa Italiana

Big Dig Beach Party

Corn Fest

Edge Fest

Jarvis Square Music and Arts Festival

FOOD/DRINK

Wheaton Brew Fest

Old Irving Park Beer and BBQ Challenge

Chicago Brewing District’s Dancing in the Streets

Taste of the Towns

MUSIC

Ravinia

Lollapalooza

Brad Paisley @ Hollywood Casino AMphitheatre

EXERCISE/SPORTS

Chicago Bears Training Camp

Cubs host Brewers

Naperville Sprint Triathlon

ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT

Art at the Glen

OTHER

Flashback Weekend (Horror Convention)

Soulful Chicago Book Fair

GreenBuilt Home Tour

The World of Faeries Festival

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