1. Fireworks at Navy Pier
We always recommend taking our boat tour and watching the fireworks on Navy Pier. Watch the last fireworks show of summer at Navy Pier Saturday night at 10:15 p.m.
2. Chicago Jazz Festival
The 35th annual Chicago Jazz Festival kicks off tomorrow at the Chicago Cultural Center. The four day festival features some of the best jazz musicians. The free festival will be held at Chicago Cultural Center, Roosevelt University’s Ganz Hall & Millennium Park.
3. North Coast Festival
If you love indie pop, hip-hop, and electronic bands check out the North Coast Festival which starts Aug. 30-Sept. 2 at Union Park. This year acts include Wu-Tang Clan, Passion Pit, Mac Miller, Nas, and Afrojack.
4. Taste of Polonia
Have a craving for polishes, pierogis, and potato pancakes? Check out the Taste of Polonia which goes on from Aug 30 to Sept 2 and will deliver Polish food, items for sale by local merchants, polka bands, children shows, and djs, and folk dancing.
5. African Festival of the Arts
R&B singer Brandy headlines the 24th anniversary of the African Festival of the Arts. Catch live music, handcrafted fine arts, health and wellness workshops and African drumming at this festival. The Art Fest takes place throughout Labor Day Weekend in Washington Park-5100 S. Cottage Grove.
Watch your favorite Chicago sports team play over the holiday. The Bears play the Cleveland Browns in their last preseason game at Soldier Field on Thursday. The Cubs play the Philadelphia Phillies and the Miami Marlins at Wrigley this Labor Day weekend. And, on Saturday the Chicago Sky host the Atlanta Dream.
7. Pullman Labor Day Bike Ride
Labor Day would not exist without the unfortunate events that took place at the Pullman company. So why not commemorate Labor Day with the ninth annual Pullman bike ride. The 30-mile bike ride starts in Pullman and goes through Indiana to historic laborer locations.
8. Art Museums
Check out these exhibits before they leave, Roy Lichtenstein at the Art Institute and the Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
9. Ravenswood Remix
For a refreshing remix of indie, intuitive, folk and craft art made from recycled and found materials check out Ravenswood Remix on September 1 – 2. The two-day event features workshops and education for people of all ages.
Finally, fall is fast approaching us, enjoy your weekend outdoors in Chicago.