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Things to Do Around Chicago This Weekend: Aug. 9-11



    Things to Do Around Chicago This Weekend: Aug. 9-11

    It's a good weekend to enjoy local food, live music and different cultures! Take a look at your weekend guide below. 

    Festival Cubano

    Grammy-winning artists, 30 restaurants, 75 vendors and carnival festivities guarantee a great time at the 10th annual Festival Cubano.

    When: August 9-11

    Where: RIIS Park, 6100 W. Fullerton Ave.

    Time: Friday 3 p.m-10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 

    Admission: $20-$150. Kids 12 and under are free.


    Chicago Hot Dog Fest

    Come and enjoy live music, city history speakers and of course…hot dogs!

    When: August 9-11

    Where: Lincoln Park

    Time: 11 a.m.

    Admission: Suggested donation 


    64th Annual Ginza Holiday Festival

    This festival celebrates Japanese culture and will have stage performances, cultural displays and food. The temple will also be open for visitors who are interested in observing and learning about Buddhism.

    When: August 9-11

    Where: Midwest Buddhist Temple, 435 W. Menomonee St. 

    Time: Friday 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

    Admission: $5 donation


    Retro on Roscoe

    Return to the past with Retro on Roscoe through retro music, vendors, food and a car show with more than 50 classic cars. The proceeds from the festival go to local projects and schools.

    When: August 9-11

    Where: 2000 W. Roscoe St.

    Time: Friday 5 p.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m.-10 p.m.

    Admission: $10 suggested donation


    Noche Caribeña

    “A fun-filled evening of dance, music and cultural expression.”

    When: August 10

    Where: Lake Stage, Navy Pier

    Time: 5 p.m.-9 p.m.

    Admission: Free


    The River North Rooftop Bar Crawl

    A day to enjoy four rooftop lounges with panoramic views, tasty drinks, and more than 100 people!

    When: August 10

    Where: River North, Chicago, IL. 60654

    Time: 3 p.m.-8 p.m.

    Admission: $15-$20


    Silent Party

    Grab and pair of headphones and own your dance moves with music from three different DJs.

    When: August 10

    Where: Subterranean,2011 W. North Ave. Chicago, IL. 60647 

    Time: 10 p.m.

    Admission: $10 ages 21+


    My House Music Festival

    Experience two days of local food, vendors, art, and more! Net proceeds are donated to local organizations.

    When: August 10-11

    Where: Harrison Park

    Time: 12 p.m.-10 p.m.

    Admission: $10-$175


    Northalsted Market Days

    Billed as the largest outdoor street festival in the Midwest, Northalsted Market Days draws a crowd of around 100,000 fairgoers and spans six blocks with music on five stages.

    When: August 10-11

    Where: Halsted Street between Belmont Avenue and Addison Street

    Time: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 

    Admission: $10 suggested donation


    Ecuadorian Festival and Parade

    Celebrate Ecuadorian culture and independence in Albany Park with floats, folklore and Andean music and dancing.

    When: August 11

    Where: Montrose and California to Kimball Avenue 

    Time: Festivals starts at 12

    Admission: Free


    Sidewalk Food Tours of Chicago: Wicker Park

    A three-hour food and history walk takes you to the best neighborhoods with the best food in Chicago.

    When: August 11 

    Where: Wicker Park, 1601 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL. 60647

    Time: 11 a.m.

    Admission: $38