8 Things to Do in the Chicago Area This Weekend: July 7-9

From the Taste of Chicago to the Roscoe Village Burger Festival, there is plenty to do in Chicago this weekend, and we have all the best happenings here for you.

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Taste of Chicago: When: Wednesday, July 5- Sunday, July 9; Where: Grant Park; Hours: Wednesday through Friday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m.- 9 p.m.; Admission: Free; Why Go:Taste the variety of food Chicago has to offer, all without having to leave Grant Park.
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Rudio Fest When: Friday, July 7-Sunday, 9; Where: Addams/Medill Park, 1301 W. 14th ST.; Hours: TBD; Admission: Tickets range from $50-$250 and can be purchased here; Why Go: Confirmed musicians for 2017 include: Cultura Profética, Intocable w/ Alejandro Marcovich and Molotov.
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Irish American Heritage Festival: When: Friday, July 7 -Sunday, July 9; Where: 4626 N. Knox Ave.; Hours: Friday 6 p.m. to midnight, noon to midnight on Saturday and Sunday; Admission: $10 if purchased by the end of the day on July 5, and $15 after; Why Go: This is the 32nd annual Irish American Heritage Festival and it celebrates Irish culture through Irish and American food, step dance and Irish and American goods.
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Square Roots Festival: When: Friday, July 7-Sunday, 9; Where: On Lincoln Avenue between Montrose and Wilson; Hours: Friday 5:00 p.m.-10 p.m., Saturday noon- 10:00 p.m. and Sunday noon- 9:00 p.m.; Admission: Suggested donation $10 for adults, $5 for kids and $20 for families; Why Go: There will be multiple music stages, both indoor and outdoor with a variety of performers from local indie rock to Old Town School teaching artists and students.
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Millennium Arts Festival : When: Friday, July 7- Sunday, 9 Where: two blocks north of Millennium Park; Hours: Friday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. & Sunday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Admission: Free Why Go: This is the ninth year of the festival, where people can interact with artists through demos and booth chats. There will also be live music and a variety of food.
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Roscoe Village Burger Fest: When: Saturday July 8- Sunday, July 9; Where: Belmont and Damen (200 W. Belmont Ave.); Hours: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Admission: Free; Why go: Vendors from Chicago favorites like Billy Goat Tavern and Kuma’s Corner will be selling burgers.
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Sheryl Crow at Ravinia Festival: When: Friday, July 7; Where: 200 Ravinia Park Rd, Highland Park, IL; Hours: 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Admission: Pavilion tickets range from $105-115 and Lawn Seat $49; Why go: Come to this one night event for the Sheryl Crow-By Myself Tour.
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Nintendo Summer of Play: When: Friday, July 7-Sunday, July 9; Where: Navy Pier-Polk Bros Park (600 E Grand Ave); Hours: Friday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.- 10 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Why go: Play a variety of games on Nintendo gaming systems at Navy Pier.
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