It wouldn’t be Labor Day Weekend without the countless festivals popping up this weekend, some starting as early as Friday and going on all the way through to Monday. If you don’t have any plans yet, there are so many taking place around the city. Make the most of the last few days of summer. It’ll be a long winter before we get the chance to be out and about, enjoying the warmth, sun, and fun.
41st Annual Chicago Jazz Festival
Thursday August 29th – Sunday September 1st*
*Millennium Park – 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601
*Chicago Cultural Center – 78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602
Taking place across several locations near Millennium Park, this year’s Chicago Jazz Festival will officially wind down the summer. It will showcase both local and international artists. If your looking to relax and spend an evening or two in the beautiful downtown area, then consider the Jazz festival.
The Great American Lobster Fest
Friday August 30th – Sunday September 1st
Navy Pier – 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
If you love lobster as much as I do, make sure to stop by Navy Pier this weekend. It will be a family-friendly event with artist vendors and live performances as well. Take in the Chicago skyline and enjoy some lobster.
Friday August 30th – Monday September 2nd
The Copernicus Center – 216 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60630
If your curious about Polish cuisine and culture, but sure to stop by the Taste of Polonia this weekend. It will feature family-friendly activities and live music. It will go from Friday the 30th to Monday September 2nd so you have countless opportunities to enjoy the festival.
30th Annual African Festival of the Arts
Friday August 30th – Monday September 2nd 2019
Washington Park – 5100 S Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, Il 60615
Consider supporting Hyde Park and the long-standing African Festival of the Arts this Labor Day weekend. There will be an abundance of food, art vendors, and entertainment.
Sunday September 1
1216 W Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60654
Dance the night away at this years Pachanga Block party in downtown Chicago. There will be incredible DJs playing all kinds of Latin music with drinks and Mexican street food available as well.