Everything You Need to Do in Chicago This Weekend

Updated On 06/14/2018 at 04:33PM EST Updated On 06/14/2018 at 04:33PM EST
Thursday - Thursday
Jun 21-28
Music Box
The Midwest’s largest gathering of genre films and fans takes over the historic Music Box for a week of curated programming from cult horror classics to Bill Murray docs plus a live podcast recording and award presentation.
Cost: Show prices vary; $125-$175 for festival pass
Thursday - Sunday
Jun 14-Jul 15
Various locations
After four long years of waiting, the 2018 FIFA World Cup is finally here! The US may not be in the competition this year, but that doesn't mean that the games in Russia won't be a blast to watch. We've rounded up all the best bars in Chicago to watch the fĂştbol magic play out.
Cost: Varies by location.
world's largest block party
World's Largest Block Party
Friday - Saturday
Jun 22-23
Old St. Pat's Church
Congregate outside the church for the 34th edition of this summer staple featuring live music including a Dave Matthews cover band, a bags tourney, food/drink, and raffles, followed by afterparties at Dugan’s and Green Street Local.
Cost: $10-$100
Friday - Sunday
Jun 22-24
Ashland & Fulton
This motorcycle and hot rod street rally takes over the space outside Cobra Lounge/All Rise Brewing with 30 bands including Supersuckers and Legendary Shack Shakers plus a beer hall, food trucks, motorcycle film festival, and pin-up contest.
Cost: $12-$180
Friday - Sunday
Jun 22-24
Illinois Centennial Monument
This uber-cool neighborhood street fest being held on the 100th anniversary of Logan Square’s Illinois Centennial Monument showcases Pitchfork Fest-quality indie bands including !!!, No Age, and Priests plus art installations and Revolution beer.
Cost: $5 suggested donation
ruido fest
Ruido Fest
Friday - Sunday
Jun 22-24
Addams-Medill Park
Branch out from your typical music routine to discover some new “noise” at Chicago’s biggest Latin music festival (ruido means noise), which brings together a massive lineup of alternative favorites with nightly afterparties at Sleeping Village.
Cost: $65-$600
Jun 23
Feast on Japanese festival foods from Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya while you take in cultural performances including traditional martial arts, ink painting, cosplay contests, and Taiko drumming.
Cost: Free admission
Saturday - Sunday
Jun 23-24
1600 S. Wabash Ave.
Make a complete stop at the state’s largest food truck fest with a diverse array of over 40 gourmet trucks plus live music, booze including sangria and mixed drinks in addition to beer and wine, giveaways and outdoor games.
Cost: Free admission
Saturday - Sunday
Jun 23-24
Oakwood Beach
Kick off the official start of summer on the beach with the help of a diverse music lineup including Common, Spoon, and Grizzly Bear plus beach volleyball, water balloon fights, yoga, and palm readings.
Cost: $79-$189
Saturday - Sunday
Jun 23-24
Toyota Park
Does hot sauce need its own fest? Apparently, yes. Yes it does. Hit this first-year fest for absurd eating contests, live wrestling, a cocktail competition, and a chihuahua beauty pageant. Yes, for real.
Cost: $10-$100
pride parade chicago
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Jun 24
Watch the parade make its way from Montrose & Broadway to Diversey & Sheridan, with the heart of the action around Belmont & Halsted as one of the world’s biggest pride events finishes its weeks-long celebration in style. Hit the Back Lot Bash behind Cheetah’s Gym to keep the party going all weekend long, and if that's not your speed, try exploring any of the LGBTQ-friendly bars in Chicago.
Cost: Free