Video: Weekend Warning – Packing a Chicago events inspired lunch

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As Lauren Lapka packs a lunch inspired by the many festivals and other events in Chicago this weekend, she also reminds us that the Traffix Chicago app is a great way to avoid delays as you drive around the area.


Weekend events:



  • May 30 – June 2 Fri: 5-11 Sat: 12-11 Sun: 12-10
  • German Festival: serves beer, brats, sauerkraut, and music in Lincoln square.
  • Free
  • Lincoln & Leland partial closures

Hyde Park Brew Fest

  • Sat/Sun 12-9
  • Food, beer, ciders, music.
  • Can sample over 50 different brews (tickets $25-$40)
  • 53rd and Harper Court

Do Division Street Fest

Lincoln Park Greek Fest

Chicago Ale Fest

Nourished Festival

Gospel Music Festival

Pivot Arts Festival


Taste of Mexico

  • Fri: 3-10 Sat/Sun: 12-10
  • 26th closed between California and Kedzie in Little Village
  • Nearly 20 local restaurants selling authentic Mexican street foods, also music and arts and crafts. Also large cardinal ride area.

Wingout Chicago

  • Sat/Sun 2-6
  • St. Michael’s church parking lot on Eugenie.
  • All you can eat wings from the city’s top vendors, live music
  • Tickets $36-$56

The Whiskey X


Run for the Zoo

  • Sunday 7:30-noonish
  • Benefits the Lincoln Park Zoo
  • 5 and 10k, post race celebration
  • Registration ranges from $39-$60
  • Closes Stockton between Webster and La Salle


57th Street Art Fair

Ravina Opening Night

Gold Coast Art Fair


Body Mind Spirit Expo

Pet Parade

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