My absolute favorite summer event is ACTIVATE Chicago. This pop-up fete involves art installations, music, booze, and then some. The season kicked off along the Riverwalk, which was distinctly transformed utilizing lampshades, a disco ball, murals, and balloons. Words cannot describe how entertaining the event was and it exceeded my expectations.
I was eager to watch the live mural painting by local artists Afrokilla (Keithstone Smith), Looney Stein, and Marco Miller. As you can see, this trio is talented, and Afrokilla was kind enough to indulge my fascination.
Get your beer fix at these events with a local favorite, Lagunitas Brewing Company. Event staff will pour you a full can (or cup if it's from a keg) for a mere $5. What a steal, am I right?! The featured brews for this season include A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale, PILS Lager, IPA, and Sumpin' Easy Ale. If beer isn't your preference, wine and themed cocktails are also on the menu. Bonus - if you RSVP in advance for an ACTIVATE event, you will receive a free drink. http://loopchicago.com/activate
The next ACTIVATE is coming up on July 12th and I am counting the days. Are you?