Things to Do Around Chicago This Weekend: July 26-28

It's a weekend of festivals in Chicago

Festivals, festivals and more festivals! This is one weekend you don't want to miss. Check out this weekend guide, pick your favorite and have fun! 

Fiesta del Sol

Dubbed the largest Latino festival in the Midwest, Fiesta del Sol is the Pilsen Neighbor Community Council’s annual fundraising event. The proceeds help provide scholarships to Latino youth, create jobs and allow local organizations and schools to raise money.

When: July 25-28

Where: 1400 W. Cermak Road 

Time: Thursday: 5-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday :11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sunday: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Admission: Free 

Wicker Park Fest

This iconic festival is running for three days, bringing fashion shows, music from more than 40 bands, art, food and more.

When: July 26-28

Where: Wicker Park Chamber Commerce 

Time: Friday 5 p.m.-10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m.-10 p.m. 

Admission: $10 donation 

Chicago Margarita Festival

Drink margaritas until your heart's content at Navy Pier.

When: July 27-28

Where: Navy Pier

Time: Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and 7 p.m.-11:59 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m.-7 p.m.

Admission: $8-$38. Purchase tickets here. Drink tickets must be purchased in advance.

Bantu Fest

Bantu Fest promotes cultural exchange and diversity among nations. There will be food, art and music from more than 30 different countries around the world.

When: July 27

Where: Midway Plaisance, 60th & Ellis 

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

Admission: $5-$10 

South Loop Beer & Cider Fest

Enjoy a variety of beers and ciders from Illinois. This year’s participants will be 2 Fools Cider, 3 Sheeps Brewing Company, Virtue Cider and many more.

When: July 27

Where: Women's Park and Gardens 

Time: 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Admission: $15-$65

Peruvian Festival

Enjoy delicious Peruvian food, drinks and live music from Grupo Gale, Grupo Mosaico, Chicha Roots and many others.

When: July 27

Where: Kosciusko Park, 2735 north Avers Ave. Chicago, Illinois 60647

Time: 12 p.m.

Admission: $12 

Live on the Lake

Enjoy fun family activities and performances at Navy Pier.

When: July 27

Where: Miller Lite Beer Garden, Navy Pier

Time: 6 p.m.-10 p.m.

Admission: Free

Taste of Lincoln Avenue

Come and celebrate the 36th anniversary with more than 100 food and arts and crafts vendors.

When: July 27-28

Where: Lincoln Ave. and Fullerton Ave.

Time: 12 p.m.-10 p.m.

Admission: Free

Ghana Fest

This is “The year of return” so celebrate with live music, food and drinks.

When: July 27-28

Where: Washington Park, 5600 Russell Dr. Chicago, IL 60139

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

Admission: $15

Breez Chicago Beach Day Party

Enjoy a fun beach day with some of the best DJs.

When: July 28 

Where: Montrose Beach 601 Montrose Ave. Chicago, IL 60613

Time: 12 p.m.-8 p.m. 

Admission: $20-$800

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