Make your three-day weekend count!
Summer’s on the out and fall’s almost here. Seize the warm rays of sunshine while you can before it gets too cold with these 30 amazing things to do for Labor Day Weekend in Chicago!
1. Experience Gorgeous Outdoor Candlelight Concerts
Fever Originals is bringing its wildly popular Candlelight concert series to open-air venues for the season, from stunning rooftops and terraces to enchanting secret gardens, enjoy the last dregs of summer with a magical night spent listening to incredible music.
2. Bob Down The River In A Donut Boat
Set sail on the Chicago River with the latest in Chicago Electric Boats’ donut boat. The ring-shaped water cruiser allows for a group up to 6 passengers, all seated around a circular table in the middle for beverages, snacks, and other provisions necessary for the sea-bound voyage. The donut cruisers leave from the Rockwell on the River port. Prices begin at $165 for an hour cruise on the river with options to go up to 4 hours.
3. Head To The Chicago Jazz Festival
The Chicago Jazz Festival has become a Labor Day weekend tradition in the city. By promoting all forms of jazz with free music, the annual festival is about showcasing local talent alongside nationally recognized artists. The event is going on all weekend, and includes shows at Millennium Park and the Chicago Cultural Center.
4. Celebrate The Bulls At The Annual Bulls Fest
The Chicago Bulls are hosting their inaugural Bulls Fest this weekend. The two-day event is in celebration of the team, featuring fun sporting games, art, and food. From 9 AM to 8 PM, head to the United Center campus for a can’t miss tournament, endless food trucks, and exclusive photo opportunities with Bulls players! Address: 1901 W Madison St.
5. Enjoy Lobster At The Great American Lobster Fest
An epic lobster festival is coming back this weekend. On September 2-4th, the Great American Lobster Fest makes a triumphant return to the Windy City. The 7th annual seafood event is taking place at the iconic Navy Pier and is known as the midwest’s largest lobster and seafood festival. Address: 600 E. Grand Ave.
6. Experience A Battle Of The Bands At The Navy Pier Beer Garden
Enjoy live music as the 16th annual Bitter Jester Music Festival presents its Best ‘Of’ bands for an epic 6-hour concert. Located at the Navy Pier Beer Garden, take part in the grand finale on Labor Day. The concert goes from 1 PM to 8 PM. Address: 700 E Grand Ave.
7. Enjoy Delicious Tapas In A Lively Restaurant Setting
Local favorite Cafe Ba Ba Reeba is hosting a Labor Day brunch and dinner special. The vibrant spot is a great place to sit back, relax, and enjoy a variety of Spanish tapas. Reserve a table here. https://www.cafebabareeba.com/ Address: 2024 N Halsted St.
8. Grab Food At The Annual Lincoln Square Greek Fest
The yearly festival is presented by St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, serving up authentic Greek food, great live music and plenty of dancing. Starting today and going through to Monday, the event runs from Friday, 5 PM-11 PM, Saturday 3 PM-10 PM, Sunday 11:30 AM-10 PM, and Monday from 11 AM to 8 PM. Address: 2701 N. Sheffield Ave.
Happy Labor Day!