Outdoors in town this summer – NBC Chicago
Due to the hot climate and increased COVID-19 vaccination in Chicago, outdoor events and activities will resume for good this summer.
From the beach to the farmers’ markets, Chicagoans will find a normal activity or event here. Reopening of the whole city in Phase 5 ..
Let’s see what to do in and around the city this summer.
Visit the farmer’s market
As the city is reopening Farmers market across Chicago, we are starting to welcome residents for the 2021 season.
Some markets have not announced official plans for a summer reopening, while others have released information on upcoming launches after the COVID pandemic closed last year.
Watch a baseball game
Go to Chicago’s South Side or North Side to watch White Sox and Cubs games. Fans can fill the booth.
Wrigley Field announces that it will allow full capacity for the Cubs game starting June 11, Guaranteed Rate Field will continue to provide seating for a limited number of fans until further notice. Both teams continue to implement some COVID mitigation measures, and even more for unvaccinated teams.
Click here for details on White sox and Cubs tickets.
Spend the weekend at Chicago’s iconic Lollapalooza Music Festival
Chicago’s largest music festival is held at Grant Park from July 29 to August 1 of this year, after the event was postponed to 2020 due to a coronavirus pandemic.
Under current public health guidelines, organizers said admission would require a full COVID-19 vaccination or negative test result within 24 hours before attending the festival.
The festival released a one-day ticket this week’s lineup of daily performances. Last month a 4 day pass for a weekend event was released.
Catch an outdoor concert in Lavinia
Lavinia Festival Announcement of the summer concerts program We are preparing to reopen the park for the first time in over a year for the 2021 season in person.
According to the organizers, the summer lineup includes 64 performances from July 1 to September 26, the 85th season in Lavinia’s history as the country’s oldest outdoor music festival.
Some of the pop, rock, indie, country and reggae artists featured on this year’s lineup include:
- Classic Live Album: Led Zeppelin IV, July 24
- Yacht Rock Review debuts in Lavinia on July 31
- Sideline makes her Lavinia debut on August 11 – Carousel Concert
- Willie Nelson and his family and Nate Smith, August 14
- Gladys Knight, August 18
- The Infamous Stringdusters and Leftover Salmon debut in Ravinia on August 20
- Beach Boys, August 21 and 22
- John Hiatt and Jerry Douglas Band, August 24
- Lake Street Diving, August 26
- Train, August 27 and 28
- King Crimson and The Zappa Band debut at Lavinia on August 29
- Collective Soul, Better Than Ezra and Tonic share their bills on September 1st
- Indigo Girls and Ani DiFranco, September 10
- September 11, Alabama Black Violin and The Blind Boys
- Ben Folds and Lavinia Festival Orchestra, September 18
- Ziggy Marley: Celebrating Bob Marley, September 19
- Andrew Bird, September 24
All concerts will be shorter this year, uninterrupted and with less capacity in the outdoor outdoor pavilions. Tickets must be reserved in advance and seats will be used remotely throughout the property.
General tickets are on sale today on the Lavinia website. It can be divided into two stages. Concerts from July 1 to August 15 are June 16 and concerts after August 15 are July 21.
Head north to Summerfest 2021 to see Luke Bryan, Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers and more
At Summerfest, a popular music festival in Milwaukee, the announced 2021 event lineup will take place on the 3rd weekend of September this year to bring celebrities to Wisconsin.
Headlining by Jonas Brothers, Dave Matthews Band, Luke Bryan, Chance the Rapper, Chris Stapleton, Miley Cyrus, Zac Brown Band /.
Summerfest typically takes place from late June to early July each year, postponed to September Organizers said this year to give more time to the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The festival currently takes place over three weekends, September 2-4, September 11 and 16-18, with a launch concert the previous Wednesday. Tickets are on sale now.
Spend the day at the Chicago Festival
Both old and new music festivals are set to resume this summer as Chicago continues to reopen. Here’s what we know so far:
Click here for more festivals around Chicago.
Listen to local artists in the park at night
With the resumption of the ninth season of Night Out in the Parks this summer, more than 100 talented Chicago artists and organizations will perform at more than 350 outdoor cultural and artistic events.
This year’s experience will reconnect a diverse audience with Chicago’s artistic and cultural landscape in Chicago’s 77 community areas. Film screenings in 100 parks will begin July 6 at Oakdale Park in the community of Washington Heights. For more information www.nightoutintheparks.com ..
Let’s go on a space trip with Art on the Mart
For those who want to enjoy art in the open The Art on the Mart 2021 season will run until July 4 and will present the new digital production “Astrographics” in partnership with the Adler Planetarium.
According to the release, the 16-minute digital light performance will explore outer space and feature different planets, stars and other attractions. According to Art on the Mart officials, the show will show how humans imagine their world over time.
Swing over the miniature golf course at Maggie Daily Park
Maggie Daley Park’s 18-hole, Chicago-themed Miniature Golf Course and Ribbons are open daily. The ribbons change in summer, welcoming scooters, rollerblades and roller skates. Weekend rentals are now available.
The park will begin daily rentals from May 28. A dealership at Maggie Daily Park will also open. For more information on Maggie Daily Park activities www.maggiedaleypark.com ..
Browse Chicago Art Fair
In addition to the indoor art exhibit in Chicago, an outdoor art fair near the city also welcomes visitors. Here’s what we know so far:
Have a bite to eat and dine al fresco at one of the city’s Al Fresco dining venues
As the city heats up over the next few months, Chicagoans will be looking for places to drink and dine al fresco. The city is known for its food scene with its many patios and rooftops.
Choosing Chicago has provided a list of places we currently offer outdoor dining in Chicago. Here are some highlights:
Avri Tavern :: 1335 West, Lightwood Avenue.
Beatrix Fulton Market :: 834 W Fulton Market
Beatnick on the river: 180 N Upper Wacker Dr.
Aba: 302 N. Green Street 3rd Floor
Emma: 74 Illinois Street West
Mesler :: 1401 E. 53rd Street
The duck inn:: 2701 S. Eleanor Street
Theater on the lake: 2401 N. Lakeshore Dr.
Beatnick on the river: 180 N. Upper Wacker Dr.
Blurry: 1729, rue N. Halstead
Form: 925 W. Randolph St.
Siena Tavern: 51 West Kinsey Street
Offshore: 1000 E Grand Avenue
wood: 3335 N. Halstead Street
Happy camper: 1209 N. Wells Street
Tsuko: 720 N. State Street
Luxury bar: 18 E. Bellevue Pl.
Drive a dinosaur safari
Fox Valley Mall was transformed this month into Pangea National Park, which is home to more than 40 life-size dinosaurs, according to organizers.
From triceratops to tyrannosaurus, dinosaur safaris take guests on a journey, learning how dinosaurs evolved over time, where they lived, and how they lived.
Recommended by Company Advance Ticket Reservation, This starts at $ 49.95 per vehicle.
Navigate Chicago Architecture Tour
Discover the city’s iconic architecture as you cruise along the Chicago River on one of the many boat tours. The 90-minute tour runs every hour and a half and costs $ 40 for adults and $ 18 for children.
With COVID-19 mitigation measures, Wendera Boat Tour passengers are required to wear face coverings on board to maintain social distancing.
Watch the fireworks light up the iconic Chicago Navy Pier
To commemorate the reopening, Navy Pier will also host a 10-minute fireworks display every Saturday in May. The show is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. and guests can view the exhibit from the open space at Navy Pier.
At the start of the reopening, Navy Pier will be open Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The new vehicle will open “in the coming weeks” and the rest of Navy Pier will reopen “somewhere in May”.
Guests should always wear emoticons and it is recommended that you keep a distance of 6 feet from other people who are not attending the same party. According to Navy Pier, all rides and attractions at Peer Park are operated by a limited number of people and are cleaned after each use.
Hit the beaches
Memorial Day weekend, Chicago beach reopens, summer with a big traffic light approaching.
More than 20 beaches along the shores of Lake Michigan will reopen on Friday, said Mike Kelley, director and CEO of the Chicago Parks District. The city’s beaches were closed during the summer of 2020, in accordance with COVID-19 restrictions.
Kayak down the Chicago River
A new look at the city’s skyscrapers? Guided tours and kayak rentals from the Chicago River to Lake Michigan.
Visit the Rainbow Cone Ice Cream Truck
Symbol of the city Rainbow Corn Ice Cream Shop Already this summer, trucks are plying the streets of the Chicago area.
Named after one of the colorful ice cream layers, four rainbow cones with wheels can be found in different parts of the city and suburbs.
For the rest of the week, two trucks stop at Mount Prospect and Boringbrook from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.