20 Things to Do On Memorial Day Weekend

Here's what you could be doing on your weekend off.

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There's a new festival in town this summer, and not surprisingly, it's all about electronic dance music -- or EDM as the kids call it. The Electric Daisy Carnival debuts May 24-26 at the Chicagoland Speedway. David Guetta, Avicii and Tiësto all perform.
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Light It Up | The summer schedule for Navy Pier fireworks officially kicks of on Memorial Day weekend, with a synchronized show every Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. and Saturday at 10:15 p.m. through Labor Day weekend. Spirit Cruises and its family of vessels are offering several cruises all weekend long.
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Shop 'Till You Drop | The Randolph Street Market is open for business again offering collectors a treasure trove of antiques and vintage clothing as well as well as fashion booths from modern Chicago designers. There will also be plenty of food, drinks and music to enjoy for anyone born without the shopper gene. May 25-26 and monthly through December.
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Chicago Memorial Day Parade| Check out one of the largest Memorial Day parades in the nation. Stand with 10,000 other Chicagoans at the 15th annual parade. Wreath ceremony starts at 11 a.m. and parade starts at Noon at State and Lake St. SATURDAY
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Sunday Fun Day | Lil Jon will be spinning on the decks when Roof on theWit Hotel launches its summer ROOF Sundays series on March 26. One of the best rooftop scenes in the city is also unveiling "theWall," a permanent 3D mapping installation that provides immersive visual and optical illusion entertainment. Party starts at 2 p.m. and of course, goes late.
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Rock On: | The Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival kicks off Chicago's outdoor street fest season. The party is located steps from the Belmont Red Line "El" stop and the fun goes down Saturday and Sunday.
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Bike The Drive| Enjoy the hopefully beautiful weather while biking on a car-free Lake Shore Drive. When does that ever happen? SUNDAY, 5:30 a.m.
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Catch some live music as Chicago favorites JC Brooks and The Uptown Sound take over the Mayne Stage in Rogers Park on May 25. It's the official release performance for the band's latest CD, "Howl."
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Bikini Season | Chicago can once again hit the shore as all the beaches officially open Memorial Day weekend. Get ready to tan yourself on 26 miles of open lakefront sandy goodness and don't forget to bring the dog.
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Messiest Championship in Town | Westmont Lions Club hosts its annual Red, White and BBQ competition Saturday through Monday. The fest will feature live music, chili tasting, and all the BBQ you can eat.
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Chicago Farmer's Markets | Support your local farmers by checking out vendors selling fresh fruit, vegetables, plants and flowers at a variety of venues throughout the City of Chicago.
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Tune In | Memorial Day Monday traditionally marks the kickoff of Millennium Park's Downtown Sound free concert series.
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Run for Charity |Not in the mood for laying on the beach or stuffing yourself with ribs? Why not run the Soldier Field 10 mile? It's the 10th anniversary for the race. The event begins Saturday at 7 a.m.
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It's North Side versus South Side on Memorial Day Monday as the White Sox take on the Cubs at Wrigley Field, kicking off a four-game home-and-home series.
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There's a new festival in town this summer, and not surprisingly, it's all about electronic dance music -- or EDM as the kids call it. The Electric Daisy Carnival debuts May 24-26 at the Chicagoland Speedway. David Guetta, Avicii and Tiësto all perform.
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Go green at the Gaelic Park Irish Fest May 24-27. There'll be plenty of Irish music, dancing, games, food and booze at the party. Be sure to check out the Red Hair & Freckle Face contest.
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Head downstate for the annual Summer Camp Music Festival. More than 70 bands are scheduled to perform, including the Avett Brothers and Umphrey's McGee.
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The fourth annual Barrington Art Festival kicks off Memorial Day weekend. Head downtown and browse through participating cafes, boutiques and restaurants and check out a variety of live music.
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You don't have to go to work on Monday, so hang out at McGee's Tavern & Grille Sunday night and belt out a few tunes on stage at it Live Band Karaoke event. Sing the classics with the aptly-named backing band Liquid Courage.
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Get your brew on May 25-26 and hop on the Chicago Brewery Tour and Party Bus. Visit two city breweries, including Haymarket Pub and Goose Island.
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Get some hip hop in your life with the Juicy J and A$AP Rocky show at Metro on May 24.
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