While Chicago is known for having the third largest Memorial Day Parade in the country, there”s a lot more going on during this long weekend that officially kicks off the summer season. Hicup members in the Windy City should have no problem finding something fantastic to do to start off the season, including the activities below En stock!


Chicago Memorial Day Weekend Cruises Aboard Spirit – kick off the summer with a Memorial Day Weekend cruise and check out the Navy Pier from portside! There is also a special military discount of 15 percent off (parties of 1-19). For more info, go to the Spirit of Chicago website.

 Belmont-Sheffield MusicFest

28th Annual Belmont Sheffield Music Festival kicks off Chicago’s outdoor street fest season. The online casino dgfev party is located steps from the Belmont Red Line “El” stop and the fun goes down Saturday and Sunday, May 26-27. with info from the Chicago Events website.

Soldier to Field 10-Mile is for those who prefer to race for charity instead of laying on the beach and stuffing themselves with ribs.  Enjoy a rare opportunity to run on Solder Field, for a good cause. The race features a scenic route along Chicago’s lakefront path with a spectacular on-field finish. Race begins Saturday, 7 a.m; for more info, go to the Soldier to Field website.


Red, White & Bar-B-Q Competition, hosted by the Lions Club of Westmont, features free admission, live music, all ages carnival, cooking demonstrations and of online casinos course the best barbecue vendors in the Midwest!! Check out the details  here.


Millennium Park’s Downtown Sound Free Concert Series launches on Memorial Day Monday with Kelly Hogan and Scott Lucas and the Married Men. For more details and a complete schedule, check the Millennium Park calendar.

de la soul

Famed hip hop group De La Soul performs at The Shrine on Saturday in celebration of the club’s three- year anniversary. For for info and tickets, visit The Shrine”s website.


Bike the Drive – Bike on a car-free Lake Shore Drive on Sunday, May 27, starting at Columbus Drive and Jackson Drive – get there at 5:30 a.m. when the ride starts, or 7:30 at the latest. Proceds from the event benefit the Active Transportation Alliance. Check it out here!



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