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Come celebrate the changing of the seasons with a festival filled with brats, beer and live music. On Sunday, family-friendly events will take place at the “Kinderfest” with a performance by Radio Disney. And football fanatics will be able to watch their pro games on a jumbotron in the local church’s German hall. Headliners include Wedding Banned and Dot Dot Dot on Friday, and 16 Candles and The Dave Matthews Tribute Band on Saturday. The festival runs 5:00 – 10:00 pm on Friday, 11:00 am – 10:00 pm Saturday and 11:00 am – 7:00 pm Sunday. Admission is $5.
St. Alphonsus Church
1429 W. Wellington Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
Museum Day Live!
Participating museums across the country will offer free admission on Saturday, September 29. Since Smithsonian museums offer free admission every day, Smithsonian magazine wanted to extend this offer for a variety of different museums. All you have to do is go to the Museum Day Live! website and register for the online ticket and print it out to receive free admission. Regular museum hours apply.
Participating Chicago Museums
-Adler Planetarium (1300 S. Lake Shore Dr.)
-Balzekas Museum of Lithaunian Culture (6500 S. Pulaski Rd.)
-Clarke House Museum (1827 S. Indiana Ave.)
-DuSable Museum of African American History (740 E. 56th Pl.)
-Glessner House Museum (1800 S. Prairie Ave.)
-Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery (100 W. Randolph St.)
-International Museum of Surgical Science (1524 N. Lake Shore Dr.)
-Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art (756 N. Milwaukee Ave.)
-Loyola University Museum of Art (820 N. Michigan Ave.)
-Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (220 E. Chicago Ave.)
-National Hellenic Museum (333 S. Halsted St.)
-National Veterans Art Museum (1801 S. Indiana Ave.)
-Smart Museum of Art (5550 S. Greenwood Ave.)
-Swedish American Museum (5211 N. Clark St.)
Hyde Park Jazz Festival
This annual jazz festival returns for its sixth year, featuring over 170 musicians on 17 stages in two days. This free event features the finest in local, national and international jazz artists in diverse performance venues. Enjoy food/beverage vendors and picnic areas in addition to an outdoor dance floor. The festival takes place Saturday from 1:00 pm – 11:30 pm and Sunday from 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
60th Street and Woodlawn
Chicago, IL 60637
This unique street festival features some of Chicago’s best local furniture and home accessory makers, vintage and antique collectors, and local retailers of home design. This festival showcases contemporary and sustainable innovations along West Grand Avenue. Between browsing vendors, festival goers can paint a pumpkin, take a hay ride or enjoy food and brew. Performances by Golden Horse Ranch Band and Sarah and The Tall Boys will take place during the festival at The Hideout. Festival hours are Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm and admission is FREE.
Grand Ave. and Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
Set in the historic Ravenswood Industrial Corridor, this annual event displays fine art, handmade crafts, architecture and design. Festival goes will also be able to enjoy music and theatrical performances. Several events accompany the artwalk, including a brewery tour, spice tasting, film screenings and demonstrations like the Liederhorn demo, often showcased in Andrew Bird performances. The festival takes place Saturday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm and Sunday from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. Admission is FREE.
Ravenswood between Irving Park Rd. and Lawrence Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613