Chicago Summer Events- The Great Outdoors

With the dark days of winter officially over, taking every opportunity to soak up the sun is every Chicago resident’s duty.  From rooftop restaurants to weekly music festivals, any city dweller knows that summertime in Chicago is best spent in the great outdoors.  As a Chicago wedding planner, brides and grooms are always looking for new ways to entertain guests and explore the city the weekend of their wedding.  Luckily, with the amount of activities and events the city has to offer, filling your calendar is a breeze.  Here’s what’s happening this week in the windy city:

Trying to get the most bang for your buck?  The Downtown Sound concert series held in Millennium Park each Monday is free of charge.  With varying musical styles and artists each week, it’s no wonder Chicagoans of all ages flock downtown to drink and be merry under the stars.  Scheduling of shows and more information can be found here!

Movies in the Park is another evening series in Chicago worth giving a whirl this summer.  With showings in various parks across the city, movies in the park is a free activity fit for the entire family.  The week of June 11th offers showings of Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Some Like It Hot, and Ferris Bueller’s day off, among others.  To view the schedule and take part in this fun and relaxing series, visit their website!

While Chicago may be known for many things, its most delectable quality may be the amazing food and restaurants throughout the city.  With Taste of Chicago beginning July 11th, foodies from every neck of the woods come taste what our great city has to offer. But if you can’t wait, this week, the 15th Annual Taste of Randolph kicks off Friday June 15th-17th.  Trotting down Randolph not quite your cup of tea?  Don’t let the rising temperatures discourage you, many new restaurants are offering pleasantly cool rooftop sitting.  The Wit and the much anticipated, DrumBAR both offer pleasant rooftop seating with jaw dropping views.  Whether you’re hosting guests for the weekend or entertaining family members, rooftop dining is a surefire way to knock the socks off any sightseer.  Other enticing and anticipated restaurant openings can be found here!

For those who prefer the wonders of air conditioning, here are some indoor events starting this week:

  • The Museum of Contemporary Art opens its doors for free admission every Tuesday June 12th
  • The Art Museum begins free family days, the first and second Wednesday of every month starting June 13th
  • The Nature Museum begins free admission Thursdays June 14th

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