Festivals Happening In and Around Chicago This Weekend

Still setting your weekend plans? This should help.

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When: June 8-10
nWhere: 5217 North Clark, #3 Chicago, IL 60640
nHours: Friday 5 p.m.-10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m.-10 p.m.
nAdmission: $10 suggested donation. Kids under 12 and seniors free
nWhy Go: The annual Andersonville festival celebrates the neighborhood’s Swedish roots with music, dancing, children's entertainment and ethnic food.
Sarah Cammarata
When: June 8-9
nWhere:1500 N. Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60610
nHours: Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
nAdmission: $8 suggested donation
nWhy Go: An estimated 50,000 people are expected to attend this year's festival, which will feature over 225 artists from across the continent. There will also be music, a kids area, and local food to enjoy.
When: June. 7-9
nWhere: Millenium Park
nHours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
nAdmission: Free
nWhy Go: Artists will perform on four stages across three days. The headliners performing for the 36th annual festival include: Bobby Rush, Charlie Musselwhite, Vance "Guitar" Kelly & The Backstreet Blues Band and more.
When: June 7-9
nWhere: 47th St. between Ashland and Damen avenues
nHours: Friday 5 p.m.-10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m.-10 p.m.
nAdmission: Free
nWhy Go:This highly-anticipated historic festival can be traced back to 1940, when it was known as the Free Fair. Live music, dance groups, cultural performances and over 100 vendors are just some of what attendees can expect.
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When: June 7-9
Where: Poplar Creek, Hoffman Estates
nHours: 1 p.m.-10 p.m. daily
nAdmission: $31-$309. Purchase here
nWhy Go: This 18+ electronic music festival features some of the genre's biggest names such as Zedd, Andrew Bayer, DJ Snake, Rezz and more.
Michael Garzel
When: June 8-9
nWhere: Lincoln Avenue and Wisconsin Street
n Hours: Saturday 10a.m.-7p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
n Admission: Free; $10 suggested donation
n Why Go: The Old Town Art Fair was voted #1 in America and named one of Chicago's favorite festivals. Attendance is expected to be around 30,000 with 250 nationally acclaimed artists showing their work.
Sarah Cammarata
When: June 8-9
nWhere: South Dearborn Street from Polk Street to Ida B. Wells Drive
nAdmission: Free, with ticketed events
nWhy Go: Avid readers will fall in love with the Midwest’s largest literary festival, formerly called the Printers Row Book Fair. More than 100,000 are expected to attend.
John Minchillo/AP
When: June 8-9
nWhere: 18th Street between Racine Avenue and Throop Street
nHours: 12 p.m.–10 p.m. daily
nAdmission: $5 optional donation
nWhy Go: There will be a variety of food trucks, live music and local performances.
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