Things to Do Around Chicago This Weekend: June 28-30

Pride events and activities for you to check out around Chicago this weekend

Your weekend to do list for June 28-30 is here and we have fun pride events and activities for you to check out. Take a look below! 

Jennifer Lopez

Five years later, she's back and promising to make her audience dance and have a great time. 

When: Jun 29

Where: United Center, 1901 W. Madison St, Chicago

Time: 8 p.m.

'90s Beach Party

Enjoy a sunny day at the beach with music and drinks with special 90's DJs, games and much more. 

When: June 29

Where: North Avenue Beach

Time: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Admission: $5-$40

VIP Seats-Chicago Mariachi Festival

Enjoy music from different mariachi groups such as Mariachi herencia de México, Mariachi juvenil Tecalitlan, Aida Cuevas, and Mariachi Aztlán of the University of Texas-Río Grande Valley. 

When: June 30

Where: Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Time: 4 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Admission: $50

V2- 2019 Chicago Summer Whiskey Tasting Festival

Calling all whiskey lovers! Join this tasting adventure and taste different whiskeys from all parts of the world. 

When: June 29

Where: 646 N. Franklin St.

Time: 12 p.m.

Admission: $0-$400

Chicago Taco and Margarita Crawl

What's better than tacos and margaritas? Participants will get discounted drinks at all the venues. 

When: June 29

Where: 1366 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Time: 2 p.m.-8 p.m.

Admission: $29.99-$49.99

The Nintendo Switch Road Trip

If you’re a Nintendo Switch lover, then this is where you should spend your weekend at. The Nintendo Switch Road Trip brings to you a fun space to take a look at demos from your favorite video games.

When: June 27-30

Where: Polk Bros Park, Navy Pier

Time: 11 p.m.-8 p.m.

Admission: Free

Wave Wall Wax

Come and enjoy live DJ sets as part of Navy Pier’s free live DJ series, Wave Wall Wax. This year women will be representing the female power as 50% of the DJs are women.

When: June 29

Where: Wave Wall Performance Platform

Hours: 4 p.m.-6 p.m.

Admission: Free

Ultra Fresh IV: The Fresh Beer Beer Fest

Find here the "freshest beer" you've ever tasted. 

When: June 29

Where: ICNC Make City: 2019 W. Carroll Ave.

Time: 5 p.m.-9 p.m.

Admission: $45

Chicago Pride Parade

Come check out some of the most amazing and colorful floats you'll ever see. 

When: June 30

Where: From Broadway and Montrose to Halsted St.

Time: 12 p.m.

Admission: Free

Chicago is a Drag Festival

The 21 and older event will be held in conjunction with the annual Back Lot Bash and will feature special performances by famous drag queens from "RuPaul's Drag Race."

When: June 28

Where: 5238 N. Clark St. Behind the Cheetah Gym

Time: 4 p.m.

Admission: $25

Pride in the Park

Marking the first pride event of its kind in downtown Chicago, Pride in the Park will bring major acts like Iggy Azalea and Steve Aoiki to the city the day before the annual parade. 

When: June 29

Where: Grant Park

Time: 2 p.m.

Admission: $50-$100

Navy Pier Pride

This is a celebration you can enjoy even after the Pride Parade and at any time. 

When: June 29

Where: Navy Pier

Time: 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

Admission: Free

Chicago Summer Dance

This summer-long event features 48 different live bands and DJs and free dance lessons in different locations around the city.

When: Every Thursday and Sunday, June 27-Aug. 24

Where: The Spirit of Music Garden at Grant Park and various other locations

Time: TBD. Check

Admission: Free

Millennium Art Festival

This is the festival's 11th year. People can interact with over 100 artists through demos and booth chats. There will also be live music and food.

When: June 28-30

Where: Lake Street East of Michigan Avenue

Time: Friday 11a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Free

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