8 Things to Do This Weekend in the Chicago Area: Aug. 3-6

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Jeff Fest: When: August 4-6; Where: Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long Ave.; Hours: TBA; Admission: TBA; Why Go: The Buckinghams will be preforming this year at the festival. All proceeds from the festival go back into the Jefferson Park community to help fund local scholarships, as well as community-wide events.
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Morgan Park House & Soul Music Festival: When: August 5; Where: Ada Park, 11250 S. Ada St.; Hours: 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Admission: Free; Why Go: This festival event promotes peace, love and unity in the community through music, line dancing, food and other activities.
Lollapalooza: When: August 3-6; Where: Grant Park; Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily; Admission: general admission is sold out, but can still be purchased via a verified resale ticket. VIP and platinum tickets are still available and range from $650-$4,200; Why Go: This year’s lineup includes artists like Chance the Rapper, Lorde, Blink-182 and Foster the People.
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Edge Fest: When: August 5-6; Where: 5900 N. Broadway St.; Hours: Saturday, 12-10 p.m. and Sunday, 12-9 p.m.; Admission: Free; Why go: Celebrate Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood with entertainment, food and more.
Windy City Rubber Duck Derby: When: August 3; Where: 400 North Michigan Avenue (The Wrigley Building); Hours: Duck race begins at 1 p.m.; Admission: Adopt a duck for $5 to race; Why go: This event benefits Special Olympics Illinois. Watch as rubber sucks race down the river!
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Wheaton Brew Fest: When: August 5; Where: Memorial Park (208 W. Union Ave.); Hours: 1- 4:30 p.m.; Admission: $45, or $20 designated driver tickets available; Why go: Taste craft beers from participating breweries.
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Northbrook Days Festival: When: August 2-6; Where: Village Green Park; Hours: August 4, 6-11 p.m.; August 5, 12-11 p.m.; August 6, 1-9 p.m.; Admission: Free; Why go: This event features rides, games, food more and more.
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Welles Park Craft Beer Fest: When: August 5; Where: Welles Park (2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.); Hours: 12-4 p.m.; Admission: Ticket prices vary and start at $50; Why go: Enjoy craft beers and entertainment on Chicago's North Side.
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