Gear Up For a Busy Weekend in Chicago

Posted by Leo Clark. on Friday, June 10th, 2016 at 6:01pm.

Although street festivals, sporting events, concerts and any number of other major events will take place in Chicago all summer long, this weekend looks to be one of the more eventful on the calendar. So if you plan on being out and about over the next couple days, here’s just a glimpse of what’s going on:

Printer’s Row Lit Fest - 6/11-6/12; 10 AM-6 PM

Billed as the largest book fair in the midwest, swing through Chicago’s Printer’s Row neighborhood for an awesome musical and literary event unlike any other. Live performances, discussions, and authors from all over are all part of this year’s event.

RibFest - 6/10-6/12; Noon-10PM

One of the more popular street festivals of the summer, the Chicago RibFest is back once again up in North Center. Over 30 local vendors will be serving up the best BBQ in the city, and plenty of live music will be rockin’ all weekend long.

Chicago Blues Fest - 6/10-6/12; 11 AM-9:30PM

The world’s largest Blues festival is once again coming to Grant Park this weekend, which is not only one of the most attended music festivals to take place in the Windy City but also once of the coolest. If you’ve never been, make it a point to check it out this weekend.

The Copa America  

Head on over to Solider Field to check out a this historic soccer event, which will feature Argentina versus Panama on Friday night at 8:30 PM. This will be the first of three matches to happen in Chicago this summer.

America’s Cup Chicago - 6/10-6/12; 1:30 PM-3:30PM

For the first time ever, Chicago will be hosting the first stage of competition in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series, which will together the best sailors in the world to race 45-foot catamarans around a course outlined in Lake Michigan. To get a glimpse of this one-of-a-kind event, head on down to Navy Pier!


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