Your Weekend Roundup: August 23 – 25, 2019

Looking for fun things to explore in Chicago this weekend? Between Park Palooza, a Food Truck Rally and Family Fishing class, there is no shortage of things to round out your summer plans!

Friday: August 23rd

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Taste of Greektown

4:00PM – 10:00PM @West Loop
Get your fill of tantalizing Mediterranean food all weekend long in the West Loop.  This is the 30th anniversary of Taste of Greektown and with its music, games, and spirits, the festival is sure to not disappoint.

Star Party

7:30PM – 10:30PM @Women’s Park & Gardens
Head out to Women’s Park & Gardens for a family-friendly stargazing party on Friday night! For the 4th year, the Chicago Park District will host a night full of s’mores, campfires, and fun! Bring a blanket and your own telescope or opt to use some of the giant telescopes provided at the event.

Art on TheMART

7:38PM – 9:38PM @The Mart
Spend the evening in downtown Chicago complete with a free outdoor art display! Art on theMART is the largest permanent digital art projection in the world and lasts for 2 hours each night for 10 months of the year. So whether you have 10 minutes or 2 hours, it’s definitely something to check out.

Saturday: August 24th

Photo Courtesy of Elmhurst Park District

Open Jump

10:00AM – 9:00PM @FunFlatables
Help everyone let off some steam with a Saturday jump at FunFlatables! All Saturday long the bounce arena opens to the public for family bounces!

Hermosa Tamal Festival

11:00AM – 5:00PM @Keeler Avenue
For the first time ever, the Hermosa Tamal Festival is gracing Chicago with the tamale as its main attraction. Head over to Keeler Avenue this Saturday to experience tamal vendors from all over Latin America! This is a delicious event you won’t want to miss.

Food Truck Rally

3:30PM – 9:30PM @Keystone Park
Spice up your Saturday night dinner plans and head over to the 6th Annual Food Truck Rally in Keystone Park. This year there will be over 10 food trucks with both savory and sweet options, a beer garden, live entertainment, inflatables for the kids, and games for the whole family.

Park Palooza

5:00PM – 10:00PM @Elmhurt Park District
Enjoy one of the last weekends of summer at Elmhurst Park District’s Park Palooza! The event will have food trucks, a beer and wine garden, an inflatable circus train, an inflatable obstacle course, face painting, balloon twister, mini golf and of course, live music!

Sunday: August 25th

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Festival of the Arts

10:00AM – 5:00PM @Glen Ellyn
Get out of the city this Sunday and enjoy the 50th anniversary of the Glen Ellyn Festival of the Arts. The event will feature over 70 artists who work in everything from painting, photography, and ceramics, to glass, leather, and jewelry. The event will also have food, a beer and wine garden, and live music.

Mermaid Class

11:00AM – 12:00PM @Aqua Mermaid
Give your kids the most magical end to the summer and sign them up for a mermaid class! Not only will they learn how to swim like a mermaid with a tail, but they will make friends with other adventurous aspiring mermaids!

Family Fish School

11:00AM – 2:00PM @River Trail Nature Center
Embrace the outdoors as a family and head over to Northbrook for an afternoon of fishing. River Trail Nature Center will give you supplies and Forest Preserves’ biologists will help guide you to hooking some big ones while teaching you all about fish!


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