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Volunteers load up cars in Washington Park as part of the third annual Be Part of the Light event Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. (Ariel Parrella-Aureli / WTTW News)

More than 500 volunteers participated in the kickoff event for My Block My Hood My City’s third annual Be Part of the Light event, which aims to decorate a 12-mile stretch of King Drive on the city’s South Side.

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(Phierce Photo / North Coast Music Festival)

Summer festivals, outdoor movies, an African marketplace and jazz musicians usher in the holiday weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.