If you haven't taken notice, there is a ton of things going on this weekend in Chicago, from baseball to food and the arts. And while the list of events and festivals going on is wide-ranging, here are a few things we have our eye on...
Cubs watch party
The fun kicks off Friday night with a home team matchup against the Washington Nationals in game one of the National League Division Series. While the teams are actually squaring off at Nationals Park, fans plan to gather for a watch party at the Park at Wrigley.
Tickets to the watch party cost $10 with proceeds benefiting Cubs Charities. The Park opens up an hour before broadcast, with free, limited parking. Game two of the series will be up on the video board Saturday afternoon.
The countdown is also on for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Runners from every state are expected, as are participants from more than 100 other countries around the world.
The race itself starts early Sunday morning at Grant Park with a post-race party planned at Butler Field. The annual marathon is now in its 40th year.
West Town Food Truck Social + Art Walk
Meanwhile, this year’s West Town Food Truck Social and Art Walk also takes place this weekend in West Town. The neighborhood festival combines two fun events into one, giving people a way to explore art and food at the same time.
This year’s event includes sales of a sampler ticket, allowing for ticket holders to sample small portions from all participating food trucks. As well, there are also some family-friendly activities in Eckhart Park.