Labor Day Weekend: Chicago Style

Summer’s last stand – or as it’s more officially known, Labor Day weekend, is quickly approaching. The days of warm temperatures and beach days are sadly on their way out, but that doesn’t mean you can’t soak up what’s left! With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of five of the best happenings this Labor Day weekend in Chicago.  Check out any of these events for a great way to bring your summer to a close.

Chicago SummerDance | Grant Park | September 2nd-4th

Chicago SummerDance

Like to dance? Wish you had any sort of clue how to dance? If you answered yes to either of those questions, the Chicago SummerDance is the event for you! This has been going on in Grant Park all summer long, but with Labor Day in tow you have the chance to get in on the action. Head here to check out the schedule and see what style of dance is going down each night.


Chicago Jazz Festival | Millennium Park | September 1st-4th

Chicago Jazz Festival

One of Chicago’s oldest free lakefront music festivals, the Chicago Jazz Festival is not to be missed. Did we mention this is completely free? Spend your weekend relaxing in the park while taking in the beautiful sights and sounds of live jazz. With headliners like Orbert Davis’ Soul Migration and Oliver Lake, you’re sure to be blown away.


North Coast Music Festival | Union Park | September 2nd-4th


Looking for that large music festival experience without having to venture too far from home? Look no further than North Coast Music Festival! From festival mainstays like Bassnectar and Umphrey’s McGee to relative unknowns like Raury and Big Wild, North Coast gives you every opportunity to hear the music you love and music you never knew existed. Head here for more information about the festival.


Taste of Polonia | Jefferson Park, Chicago | September 2nd-5th

Taste of Polonia

There is truly something for everybody in your family at this year’s Taste of Polonia in Jefferson Park.  Enjoy some of the best Polish food Chicago has to offer – pierogis, potato pancakes, blintzes and more! Apart from the delicious food offerings, there will be festival mainstays like live music, an arcade, carnival rides, and many more. Head here for more information on the event.


The Great American Lobster Fest | Navy Pier | September 2nd-3rd

Great American Lobster Fest

Calling all seafood lovers! The Great American Lobster Fest is the event you won’t want to miss this Labor Day weekend. Of course fresh lobster and other seafood specialties are the highlight of this event, but the live music, unique crafts, and family friendly games truly make this a special experience for the whole family.

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