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Things to Do Around Chicago This Weekend: June 28-30

Pride events and activities for you to check out around Chicago this weekend



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    Your weekend to do list for June 28-30 is here and we have fun pride events and activities for you to check out. Take a look below! 

    Jennifer Lopez

    Five years later, she's back and promising to make her audience dance and have a great time. 

    When: Jun 29

    Where: United Center, 1901 W. Madison St, Chicago

    Time: 8 p.m.


    '90s Beach Party

    Enjoy a sunny day at the beach with music and drinks with special 90's DJs, games and much more. 

    When: June 29

    Where: North Avenue Beach

    Time: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

    Admission: $5-$40


    VIP Seats-Chicago Mariachi Festival

    Enjoy music from different mariachi groups such as Mariachi herencia de México, Mariachi juvenil Tecalitlan, Aida Cuevas, and Mariachi Aztlán of the University of Texas-Río Grande Valley. 

    When: June 30

    Where: Jay Pritzker Pavilion

    Time: 4 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

    Admission: $50


    V2- 2019 Chicago Summer Whiskey Tasting Festival

    Calling all whiskey lovers! Join this tasting adventure and taste different whiskeys from all parts of the world. 

    When: June 29

    Where: 646 N. Franklin St.

    Time: 12 p.m.

    Admission: $0-$400


    Chicago Taco and Margarita Crawl

    What's better than tacos and margaritas? Participants will get discounted drinks at all the venues. 

    When: June 29

    Where: 1366 N. Milwaukee Ave.

    Time: 2 p.m.-8 p.m.

    Admission: $29.99-$49.99


    The Nintendo Switch Road Trip

    If you’re a Nintendo Switch lover, then this is where you should spend your weekend at. The Nintendo Switch Road Trip brings to you a fun space to take a look at demos from your favorite video games.

    When: June 27-30

    Where: Polk Bros Park, Navy Pier

    Time: 11 p.m.-8 p.m.

    Admission: Free


    Wave Wall Wax

    Come and enjoy live DJ sets as part of Navy Pier’s free live DJ series, Wave Wall Wax. This year women will be representing the female power as 50% of the DJs are women.

    When: June 29

    Where: Wave Wall Performance Platform

    Hours: 4 p.m.-6 p.m.

    Admission: Free


    Ultra Fresh IV: The Fresh Beer Beer Fest

    Find here the "freshest beer" you've ever tasted. 

    When: June 29

    Where: ICNC Make City: 2019 W. Carroll Ave.

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

    Admission: $45


    Chicago Pride Parade

    Come check out some of the most amazing and colorful floats you'll ever see. 

    When: June 30

    Where: From Broadway and Montrose to Halsted St.

    Time: 12 p.m.

    Admission: Free


    Chicago is a Drag Festival

    The 21 and older event will be held in conjunction with the annual Back Lot Bash and will feature special performances by famous drag queens from "RuPaul's Drag Race."

    When: June 28

    Where: 5238 N. Clark St. Behind the Cheetah Gym

    Time: 4 p.m.

    Admission: $25


    Pride in the Park

    Marking the first pride event of its kind in downtown Chicago, Pride in the Park will bring major acts like Iggy Azalea and Steve Aoiki to the city the day before the annual parade. 

    When: June 29

    Where: Grant Park

    Time: 2 p.m.

    Admission: $50-$100


    Navy Pier Pride

    This is a celebration you can enjoy even after the Pride Parade and at any time. 

    When: June 29

    Where: Navy Pier

    Time: 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

    Admission: Free


    Chicago Summer Dance

    This summer-long event features 48 different live bands and DJs and free dance lessons in different locations around the city.

    When: Every Thursday and Sunday, June 27-Aug. 24

    Where: The Spirit of Music Garden at Grant Park and various other locations

    Time: TBD. Check

    Admission: Free


    Millennium Art Festival

    This is the festival's 11th year. People can interact with over 100 artists through demos and booth chats. There will also be live music and food.

    When: June 28-30

    Where: Lake Street East of Michigan Avenue

    Time: Friday 11a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Admission: Free