You know it’s summer in Chicago when the weekend parties in Humboldt Park start. This weekend, help kick off the neighborhood’s fiesta season with the free, four-day Fiestas Puertorriqueñas. Originating in 1964, this celebration of all things Puerto Rico includes performances by Latin entertainers, your favorite Puerto Rican food, drinks, and more. The Puerto Rican People’s Parade will coincide, taking place on Saturday and stepping off at 2 p.m. along Division Street from Western to Sacramento Avenues.
Chicago Pride Fest
Held during National Pride Month, Chicago Pride Fest is a celebration of Boystown with great food, drinks, and performers including Taylor Dayne and Thelma Houston. Visit Chicago Pride Fest Facebook Page for all the latest updates.
Don’t miss Lincoln Park Zoo’s third annual craft beer festival, Craft Brews! Savor a selection of 75-plus specialty brews produced by more than 35 local and regional breweries at this one-of-a-kind event. Beer tasting stations will be set up throughout the zoo’s gardens during this after-hours experience just for adults. Plus, enjoy food for purchase, DJ entertainment, lawn game, and views of the zoo’s amazing animals. Tickets available here (note: 21+ event)