Live entertainment and musical performances are part of the celebration at Pride in the Park, including sets by The Chainsmokers and Joel Corry (Saturday) and Alesso and Daya (Sunday).
Details: 2-10 p.m. Saturday; 3-10 p.m. Sunday at Grant Park, Butler Field, South Lake Shore Drive and East Monroe Street. $95 and up / MAP
Find more fests: 2022 Summer Festival Guide
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More than 150 elaborate floats, marching bands, performance groups, rainbow flags and decorated vehicles wind their way through several North Side neighborhoods during the Chicago Pride Parade.
Route: Parade steps off noon Sunday at corner of North Broadway Street and West Montrose Avenue, proceeds south along Broadway, then south onto Halsted Street, then south on Broadway and then east on to Diversey to Cannon Drive. Free / MAP
The classic Mexican drink made with beer, tomato juice, chili peppers, lime juice, sauces and spices is on the menu at Chicago Michelada Festival. Mariachi music, live bands and kids activities are also on tap.
Details: 3-10 p.m. Friday; 2-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Harrison Park, 1824 S. Wood St. $50 and up / MAP
Bronzeville was the center for African American culture from the 1920s through the 1950s. Discover its rich history on the Bronzeville Walking Tour. Led by Bernard Turner, the tour will feature the Walk of Fame, landmarks and neighborhood art.
Details: 10 a.m.-noon Sunday at 3501 S. Martin Luther King Drive. $22.50-$25 / MAP
The Calling, Michigander and Baysik are among the acts performing at the inaugural River North Live - A Riverfront Music Festival.
Details: 5-10 p.m. Friday; 4-10 p.m. Saturday; 4-8 p.m. Sunday at River Park at theMART, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza. $10-$50 / MAP
Colorful kimonos are on display at the Japanese Cultural Center’s annual Kimono Show. The event will also feature sumi-e (Japanese ink painting) by artist Patricia Larkin Green.
Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Japanese Cultural Center, 1016 W. Belmont Ave. Free / MAP
The Ida B. Wells Festival celebrates the American journalist and civil rights icon’s 160th birthday with poetry, panel discussions, music, walking tours and kids activities like hopscotch and face painting.
Details: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at The Light of Truth Ida B. Wells National Monument, 3729 S. Langley Ave. Free / MAP
Urban Rivers hosts the grand opening of its floating eco-park at the Wild Mile Block Party, where you can tour the gardens and walkway along the Chicago River.
Details: 4-9 p.m. Saturday at REI Lincoln Park, 935 W. Eastman St. Free / MAP
Short film screenings, industry panels, table reads and filmmaker Q&A sessions are on tap for the Women’s Comedy Film Festival in Chicago.
Details: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday at Lincoln Lodge, 2040 N. Milwaukee Ave. $15-$30 / MAP
The Mandala Makers Festival features dozens of music, dance, drag and storytelling performances by nationally recognized and emerging artists all through a South Asian lens. Performers include comedian, actor and writer Masood Haque (Friday), Abhijeet’s Bollywood Drag Divas (Saturday), and a collaboration of Mandala’s dance and music ensemble (Sunday).
Details: 5-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1:30-6 p.m. Sunday at Indian Boundary Park, 2500 W. Lunt Ave. Free / MAP
Events listed are subject to change. We recommend double-checking times and locations before you head out the door. Want to share your upcoming events with us for consideration in a future roundup? Send us an email.