5 Things to Do This Weekend: Memorial Day Parade, Free Summer Workouts

(Courtesy of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events)(Courtesy of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events)

1. Stretch

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Work up a sweat with free Millennium Park summer workouts, which begin this weekend. The Saturday sessions include Pilates, yoga, cardio kickboxing and Zumba. After your workout, bring your workout mat to the Double Clutch Plaza for a free mimosa with the purchase of an entree.

Details: 8-8:45 a.m. Pilates, 9-9:45 a.m. yoga, 10-10:45 a.m. cardio kickboxing, 11-11:45 a.m. Zumba Saturdays at Millennium Park through Sept. 2, 201 E. Randolph St. Free / MAP

2. Dream

Sueños Festival returns for the second year with performances from more than 20 reggaeton and Latin music artists. Expect arts and activities, a Ferris wheel, food and bars. Learn more in our “Latino Voices” conversation.

Details: noon-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Grant Park. $199-$1,499 / MAP

Looking for more events? Check out more of the season’s upcoming festivals in our 2023 Chicago Summer Festival Guide.

3. Salute

Honor the service members who gave their lives for our country at the Memorial Day parade and wreath laying ceremony, which recognizes fallen heroes and Gold Star family members. Can’t make it in person? The wreath laying ceremony will be livestreamed at chicago.gov/live.

Details for the wreath laying ceremony: 11 a.m. Saturday at Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St. Free / MAP

Details for the Memorial Day parade: begins at noon heading south on State Street from Lake to Van Buren streets. Free / MAP

4. Jam

The South Side Jazz Coalition kicks off its Jazz’n on the Steps series this weekend with a performance from The Chicago Horns. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy a free concert from some of the city’s best jazz performers.

Details: 4-6:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Moses the Black Parish, 331 E. 71st Street. Free / MAP

5. Gaze

Polish American artist Olga Ziemska created five large-scale sculptures exclusively for the Morton Arboretum. Each piece in Of the Earth is made from reclaimed tree branches and other natural materials from the arboretum’s property.

Details: Friday through spring 2025 at Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53 in Lisle. Included with timed entry to arboretum. $12-17 adults; $11-15 seniors; $9-12 children ages 2 to 17; kids under 2 are free / MAP

(Courtesy of the Morton Arboretum)(Courtesy of the Morton Arboretum)

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.

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