Events Guide: Fourth of July Weekend

Here's what you're doing for the next few days.

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Be "Effen" patriotic this Fourth of July at Zella's Independence Day bash on the patio. Enjoy any item on the brunch menu and bottomless mimosas for $20, or try the red, white and blue concoction called the Effen Patriot, made with cranberry juice, Effen vodka, and Blue Curacao.
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Herein, a guide to Chicago's best weekend events. Just looking for a spot to check out the fireworks? Click here for a listing of where to find them around town.
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The African-Caribbean International Festival of Life in Washington Park is a Fourth of July staple in the city. Enjoy food, music and crafts Friday through Monday, 5500 S. Cottage Grove Ave., $5-$15; $30 four-day pass
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Be "Effen" patriotic this Fourth of July at Zella's Independence Day bash on the patio. Enjoy any item on the brunch menu and bottomless mimosas for $20, or try the red, white and blue concoction called the Effen Patriot, made with cranberry juice, Effen vodka, and Blue Curacao.
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Get your eat on all weekend long at Naperville Ribfest with 16 rib vendors and music on two stages. Thursday - Sunday, Knoch Park (700 S. West St.) $12
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Head over to the Taste of Trader Todd's (3216 North Sheffield Ave) on Saturday and Sunday. The party goes down in the Beer Garden BBQ with roasted corn on the cob, BBQ chicken legs and more American classic food. Entertain yourself with the free karaoke or show off your indepen-dance.
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The Taste of Chicago continues all weekend long with more than 50 local restaurants serving up good grub. The free concerts continue with Passion Pit on Sunday.
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HUB51; celebrates "Independance Day" with a special brunch Sunday, after a party Saturday night in the lower-level club SUB51. Portions of the proceeds from both events benefit the <a href="http://www.childrensmemorial.org/friends/foundation/mrjbf.aspx" target="=blank">Medical Research Junior Board Foundation</a>.<i> 51 W. Hubbard Street </i>
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The 312 Dining Diva suggests making your way over to The Taste of Berghoff, only a few blocks away from Taste of Chicago. Get three traditional German dishes and dessert for $18.95 through July 10. Your tastes include Rahm Schnitzel, Sauerbraten and a buttery, homemade apple strudel.
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The 312 Dining Diva says the best fireworks action in the city is in the heart of the Ukranian Village. It's hipster heaven at the corner of Augusta and Leavitt, and the drinks are so cheap at J&M Tap, you can buy a round for 10 under $20. Fireworks take place in the vacant parking lot across the street and you will not be disappointed. Starts around 9 p.m.
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