Three day weekend whoot whoot! Yes, most have Monday off but that also means back to school if you haven’t started already.
Get some fun in this last summer weekend in Chicago! Here is a list of things to do around the city & burbs.
North Coast Music Festival, September 1 to 3, 2017, Union Park
Great American Lobster Fest, September 1st, 2nd, & 3rd 2017, Navy Pier
Chicago SummerDance, continuing to September 10, Friday and Saturday evenings from 6 to 9:30 pm, and Sunday afternoon from 4 to 7 p m., Grant Park, Spirit of Music Garden
African Festival of the Arts, September 1 – 4, 2017, Washington Park
Navy Pier’s spectacular fireworks last night is Sept 2nd. The night sky lights up at 10:15 pm
Taste of Polonia, September 1 to 4, Copernicus Cultural and Civic Center, Jefferson Park
Fringe theater festival, September 1 – 10, 2017 (begins Aug. 30), Jefferson Park
Millennium Park Summer Workouts, Wednesdays & Saturdays, Started June 3 continues to September 2, 2017, Millennium Park
39thth Annual Chicago Jazz Festival, August 31–September 3, 2017, Grant Park, Millennium Park, Chicago Cultural Center & other venues
Circus In The Park Sept. 2 to 3 – Hamilton Park
The Field Museum Jurassic World: The Exhibition, which blends real-world science and education with the very best in high-quality entertainment.
White Sox in town September 1-4. They take on the Tampa Bay Rays over the weekend or the Cleveland Indians on Labor Day afternoon
Cubs face the Atlanta Braves for the weekend series September 1-3
Festival of Lebanon September 1 – 3, 2017, 950 N Grace, Lombard
Naperville Last Fling Festival September 1 – 4, is a family event with carnival rides, a children’s area, music stages, food vendors, a 5K, and a parade (Monday 10 a.m.) over Labor Day weekend at Naperville’s Riverwalk Park.
Jurassic Quest Lake County Fair grounds and Expo Center 1060 E Peterson Rd, Grayslake, IL September 1 – 4
Taste of Schaumburg (Sat. & Sun.), fireworks (Sun. 10 p.m.), and a parade (Mon. 10 a.m. on Summit Drive) at Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center. No pets. Free. September 2 – 4, 2017
Renaissance Fair September 2 – 4, Kenosha
Buffalo Grove Days, Aug. 31-Sept. 4, at Mike Rylko Community Park, 951 McHenry Road
Taste of Melrose Park, Sept. 1-3, Melrose Park Village Complex, near the northwest corner of 25th Avenue and Lake Street.
Irish Days, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Sept. 2 and 3; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 4 at 308 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove.
Art Fair on the Square, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 3 and 4 in Market Square in downtown Lake Forest.
Frankfort Fall Festival 123 Kansas st Frankfort Sept 2-4
Benches on the Avenue 17375 Oak Park Avenue Tinley Park Sept 1-30
Great Godfrey Corn Maze Superhero theme, Spiderman, Batman, Friday, Sept. 1 -Oct. 29.
2nd Annual Harvard Balloon Fest Sept 1-3 Harvard Ill 20 hot air balloonalso Run with the Balloons 5k/10k, 2 music stages, Movies in the Park, Night Glows, games and more
Northwestern University Big Ten Football Fall Season Evenston