11 Of Our Favorite Events In Chicago This Weekend
This weekend is packed with great events in the city! This is what we love so much about Chicago: You can find something to do for everyone in the family.
Here are some events you might catch a few Chicago roofers attending. We hope to see you out there!
11 Of Our Favorite Events In Chicago This Weekend: Chicagoist The first weekend in May is jam-packed with fun stuff to do around town.
SATURDAY MAY 6
KIDS + KITES FESTIVAL: The 19th annual Kids and Kites Festival gets at Montrose Harbor gets us outside for a classic springtime activity. The family friendly event will feature the Windjammers Kite Team this year with their synchronized kite flying maneuvers, and the city will provide kite kits to the kids to fly their own. You’ll surely want to stick around for the Big Kite Candy Drop and other activities like face painting, balloon animals and crafts. Free.
CHICAGO BEER CLASSIC: With all the festivals at Soldier Field, drinking on the turf seems like it’s becoming an old pastime. Continue the tradition this weekend with the 5th annual Chicago Beer Classic. There are more than just tastings (from 30+ Chicago breweries) on tap at the beer event. There will be “Beer Education,” games, activities and more, plus extra perks like a stadium tour and premium seating if you splurge for VIP. Two sessions to choose from: 11:30 a.m. or 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $65 ($95 for VIP).
SUNDAY MAY 7
CINCO DE MAYO PARADE: Head to Little Village for the real deal. The Cinco De Mayo Parade is held to remember the victory the Mexican forces had over the invading French army in the Battle of Puebla on 5 May, 1862. Parade steps off at noon. Free.
PIG ROAST: Saint Lou’s Assembly is turning one, and they’re throwing a pig roast for you to celebrate. From 4 to 6 p.m. Chef Carlos Cruz will roast up a whole pig on the patio, and it’s only going to be six dollars for meat, three sides and a draft beer. They’ll have bocce ball set up and libations from Goose Island and Hopewell Brewing Co. Suggested donations at the door will benefit The Cara Program, a local non-profit whose efforts aim toward breaking the cycle of homelessness and poverty in the community.