12 Things to Do on Labor Day Weekend

A few options to send summer off with a bang.

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Time is running out to kick it on a rooftop. The Kensington, located above Parliament nightclub, is one of the best in the city. Grab your gear for the Yacht Club party on Sunday from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. and don't forget to pop a cork in the honor of the end of summer by trying the new Perrier-Jouet champagnes punch bowls. Call 312-380-0004 for reservations.
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The North Coast Music Festival returns to the Labor Day Scene for its sixth year Friday through Sunday. Hear the likes of Widespread Panic (pictured), Knife Party, The Glitch Mob and more in Union Park. GA 3-day passes are sold out. Purchase tickets to the festival and slew of after-parties HERE.
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Watch the last fireworks show of the summer at Navy Pier Saturday at 10:15 p.m.
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The African Festival of the Arts is a Labor Day Weekend fixture in the city. Washington Park will rock this year Friday through Monday with arts, crafts, food, drummers and music from the likes of Jeffrey Osborne.
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Take a cruise while the weather is still warm by hopping on the Mystic Blue, Odyssey or Spirit of Chicago.
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Cheer on the Cubs at Wrigley Field Friday, Saturday and Sunday as they take on the Arizona Diamondbacks.
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Cheer on Chicago's South Side baseball team on Labor Day as they take on the Cleveland Indians at U.S. Cellular Field.
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Time is running out to kick it on a rooftop. The Kensington, located above Parliament nightclub, is one of the best in the city. Grab your gear for the Yacht Club party on Sunday from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 312-380-0004 for reservations.
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The 36th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival runs Sept. 3 to 6 in Millennium Park and the Chicago Cultural Center. Admission is free.
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The 34th Taste of Polonia encourages you to take part in cultural performances, a marketplace, kids activities, four stages of live music and Polish and American food and beer Friday through Labor Day. $7 GA; $5 for seniors, free for kids under 12. Copernicus Center 5216 W. Lawrence Ave.
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Commemorate Labor Day with a 30-mile bike ride in honor of the famed 1894 Pullman Strike. The Eleventh Annual Pullman Labor Day Bike Ride begins Monday in Pullman on the far South Side. The ride ends at Pullman's Clock Tower with lunch. Registration costs $15 per person and includes lunch. 11111 S. Forrestville Ave.| 773-660-2341
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Race over to Arlington Park to bet on the ponies in a special Labor Day race. 2200 Euclid Avenue in Arlington Heights| 847-385-7500
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The Chicago Fringe Festival is a celebration of non-traditional performance artists with an emphasis on keeping ticket prices low. This year's festival runs Sept. 3 to 13 in Jefferson Park.
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