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Oktoberfest Chicago (Special Events Management)

Fall officially begins this weekend, but the changing of the season doesn’t mean the outdoor fun has to end. Gear up for fall festivals, nature walks, art shows and more. 

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Little Kids Rock (Courtesy of DCASE)

Young artists, apple pies, dashing dogs and craft beer usher in the fall weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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(Courtesy of Wicker Park Fest)

Up next: 312 Block Party, World Dumpling Fest, Apple Fest, Windy City Blues Fest, World Music Fest, Harvest Pow Wow and more.

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(Courtesy of Chicago Turkish Festival)

Punk rock bands, tons of tacos, cultural celebrations, butterflies and yoga usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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(Throwback Music Fest / Darkroom Joe's Photography)

Retro tunes, barbecue bites, historic homes and feline films usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in Chicago.

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Chicago Fringe Festival (Photo by Sarah Larson)

Jazz, comedy, DJs, ethnic dishes and lowriders usher in the long holiday weekend. Here are a dozen things to do in and around Chicago.

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Ramsey Lewis (Courtesy City of Chicago, DCASE)

The Chicago Jazz Fest is expanding its scope and reach. We discuss what’s new – and what to expect this weekend – with Mark Kelly, commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

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(Courtesy of Amdur Productions)

Witty women, global fare, sweet treats and art fairs usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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(Courtesy of City of Chicago, DCASE)

High-flying aerial acrobatics, culinary creations, an eco-friendly beer fest and all things vintage usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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(Bud Billiken Parade / Facebook)

Hot dogs, a back-to-school parade, news quizzes and classical music usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in Chicago.

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(Charles Reagan Hackleman / Lollapalooza 2017)

A massive music festival, local talent, craft brews and thought-provoking plays usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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(Roger Ho / Lollapalooza 2017)

The annual music festival gets underway Thursday in Grant Park. Why this year’s four-day event comes with tightened security measures.

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(Courtesy Wicker Park Fest)

Street fests, sudsy beverages, acrobatic acts and printmaking usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park (Photo by Matt Lief Anderson)

Grammy-winning musicians, indie acts, Mexican fare and superheroes usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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(Courtesy Ashley Hamm)

Burgers, country music and secret gardens usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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(An Phan)

Neighborhood fests, dance music and global fare usher in the holiday weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.