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

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Marcus Riley

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

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