12 Festivals, Events in Chicago This Weekend

Chicago is buzzing with festivals and summer events this weekend.

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Pride Parade: Chicago's pride festival ends June 28 with the annual Pride Parade in Boystown. Stake out a spot on Halsted or Broadway and cheer on the many floats!
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Hot Doug's
Dog Dayz of Summer: Hot Doug's will make its triumphant return this weekend for the first ever "Dog Dayz of Summer" hot dog festival. Doug Sohn teamed up with Goose Island Beer Company to create the ultimate hot dog and beer celebration. The festival takes place June 27 and 28.
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Elston Avenue Sausage and Music Fest: Take a trip to the Northwest Side for the inaugural Elston Avenue Sausage and Music Fest. In addition to delicious encased meats, festival-goers can enjoy live music, arts and crafts and activities for kids. The festival takes place June 27 and 28.
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World's Largest Block Party: Old St. Pat's Church, Chicago's oldest public building, will again host the "World' Largest Block Party" on Morgan Street on July 27. Performers at this year's event include Young the Giant (pictured), Neon Trees and 7th Heaven.
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Adults Night Out at the Lincoln Park Zoo: Leave the kids with a babysitter and head to the zoo for an adults-only party. Guests can enjoy "unique animal chats," food, cash bars and a DJ at an after-hours event. The event takes place June 26, July 24 and Aug. 21.
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Gold Coast Greek Fest: Get your Greek on in the Gold Coast neighborhood June 26-28. The free festival features live music and dance, tours of the magnificent Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, authentic Greek food and pastries, beer and wine.
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K-HITS "Summer in the City" Concert: Montrose Beach will host another big concert this weekend for the annual 104.3 K-HITS Concert on the Beach. This year's guests are The Beach Boys and Kool & The Gang. The concert takes place June 26.
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Logan Square Arts Festival: Spend three days in Logan Square, enjoying music, food, drinks and art from local businesses and galleries. Proceeds from the fair will benefit Logan Square's Centennial Monument.
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Summer Movies in the Park
Movies in the Park: Take a picnic basket and blanket to one of Chicago's parks for a movie showing. This weekend, you can watch "The Lego Movie" at Athletic Field Park on June 26, "The Princess Bride," "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," "Paddington," "Selma," "McFarland USA," "Step Up All In," "Instructions Not Included" and "How to Train Your Dragon 2."
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Food Truck Fest: Willis Tower will host several food vendors on June 26 as part of the summer food truck series in Chicago. Other dates include July 24 and Aug. 28.
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Dragon Boat Race for Literacy: The 15th annual festive race, which comes from a 2,000-year-old tradition, takes place in Chicago's Ping Tom Memorial Park on June 27. Proceeds from the race benefit literacy, cultural and diversity programs in Chicago.
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Fountain Square Art Festival: Take a trip to Evanston for the 36th annual art festival near Fountain Square. Described as "cosmopolitan" and "sophisticated," the festival features eclectic works from more than 150 artists. The festival takes place June 27 and 28.
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