Labor Day weekend in Chicago is 3 days packed with fun and excitement. When a long weekend comes along, Chicagoans know how to take full advantage! There will be plenty of festivals happening around the city, so the one thing you shouldn’t hear yourself saying is “I’m bored.” Check out one of these fantastic festivals and make this Labor Day weekend one to remember!
North Coast Music Festival
Fans of hip hop, rock, and especially electronic music will have a blast at the North Coast Music Festival. Now in its 10th year, this annual festival features an impressive mixture of local and national talent including Bassnectar, Flux Pavilion, Jai Wolf, Major Lazer, Yung Bae, Big Wild, and Jauz. This year, the festival will be held in its new location at the Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island.
Chicago Jazz Festival
For more than 40 years, the Chicago Jazz Festival has been one of the top destinations for jazz musicians from around the world. Over the years, they have hosted performances by such legends as Miles Davis, Elle Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, BB King, and many more. Join thousands of fellow jazz lovers in Millenium Park for a weekend of amazing music by some of the world’s top performers. This year will feature the Eddie Palmieri Sextet, Cécile McLorin Salvant, and many more.
Bristol Renaissance Faire
For fans of history, fantasy, or just dressing up and having a good time, head up to Kenosha, WI for the Bristol Renaissance Faire. Knights in armor joust on horseback while minstrels play lively tunes on medieval-style instruments. The more you get into the spirit of the occasion the more fun you will have! Chow down on a turkey leg while you wander the booths and explore intricately made costumes, fun toys, and a whole lot more. Make a weekend of it, and take advantage of the final few days of this trip back in history.