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What an awesome Memorial Day Weekend we had here in Chicago last weekend, and combined with a short work week, this weekend Chicagoans are picking-up where they left off!

Returning for its 9th year, and kicking-off June’s fest season with a bang, the Do Division Street Fest and Sidewalk Sale will span 10 city blocks on Division Street between Ashland Avenue and Leavitt Street in the Wicker Park neighborhood this Saturday and Sunday (12:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.) with a wide variety of food, plenty of libations, live music on two stages and arts & crafts vendors. Within this fest is the ever popular Family Fun Fest (12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. both days) featuring pony & train rides, face painting, a bounce house, jousting, mini golf and much more! Plus, everyone can boogie down at the Family Fun Fest’s very own entertainment stage. This year’s Sidewalk Sale will offer some of the best deals of the season as well from Division Street’s independently-owned boutiques, salons and shops. And, Do Fashion, another fest within a fest, will again be featuring runway shows happening periodically throughout the weekend showcasing the hottest styles of this season! So, put on your best pair of walking shoes and checkout what makes West Division one of the hottest destination spots in Chicago!!

Returning for its 39th year, the Lincoln Park Greek Fest returns to the grounds of the St. George Greek Orthodox Church (2701 N. Sheffield Ave.) in the Lincoln Park neighborhood this Saturday (12:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.) and Sunday (12:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.) with its aromas, tastes, sounds and traditions of Greece! This year’s fest will celebrate the Hellenic culture by featuring authentic Greek dishes prepared by the parishioners themselves, great music, dance performances, kids’ activities and just some good ‘ole pure fun! There’s plenty of Food, Fun & Opa at this Fest!!

Enjoy an outdoor wing block party at Wingout Chicago being held this Saturday and Sunday (2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.) at St. Michael in Old Town (1633 N. Cleveland Ave.) featuring over 20 varieties of all-you-can-eat wings from Classic Buffalo to Honey Chili to Jerk to Spicy Garlic to Asian Ginger and many other flavors from some of Chicago’s top vendors! Patrons will also get to enjoy some adult beverages and live reggae music as well!!

Returning for its 2nd year to the Little Village neighborhood at 3100 W. 31st Street this Saturday and Sunday (12:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.), the Taste of Little Village: Flavors of Mexico features authentic Mexican treats such as tacos, flautas, enchiladas, tortas and more from Chicago restaurants, a non-stop music lineup, chef cooking demonstrations on the Culinary Stage, carnival rides and arts & crafts! You’ll be in culinary heaven especially if you’re a lover of South-of-the-Border cuisine!!

Celebrating the first anniversary of The 606, The 606 Block Party will take place this Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. with a free family festival at 1800 N. Ridgeway Avenue, which includes food, musical performances, community-led processions and special activities for folks of all ages! Closing out The 606 Block Party will be the “Illumination Hour,” where attendees will make illuminated objects and join in the Illumination Hour procession on the Bloomingdale Trail from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.!!

Finally, the 31st Chicago Gospel Music Festival will wrap-up this Saturday (4:00 p.m.) at Millennium Park/Jay Pritzker Pavilion (201 E. Randolph St.) in The Loop with local and national artists celebrating the genre’s foundational roots here in Chicago!

Are You Ready to Pick-Up Where You Left Off? See You Out There!!

Posted: Friday, June 3, 2016 12:04 PM by Dean's Team


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