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What’s On Tap in Chicago This Weekend: June 11-13, 2021

Get your weekend in Chicago planned out with this guide to events, shows, attractions, sporting events, and more for June 11-13, 2021.

Chicago Events

Events

Old Town Art Fair

Over 200 artists will take to the streets of Old Town this weekend. The Fair includes 50 local gardens, live music, and most importantly food and drink from local restaurants. Admission is free but registration is required for entry.

Date: Saturday and Sunday, June 12 & 13

Time: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM Saturday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Sunday

Location: Wisconsin and Lincoln Ave.

Tickets: Website (Free; donation of $12 suggested)

Illinois Brewery Running Series

This 5k race is visiting Chicago’s breweries weekly. This week’s location will be Revolution Brewing. Participants will receive a free craft beer, collectors pint glass, and door prizes. Other festivities and games will be part of the event as well.

Date: Sunday, June 13

Time: 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Location: Revolution Brewing

Tickets: Register

Navy Pier Fireworks

Photo: Navy Pier

Navy Pier is back open and will be featuring firework shows on Wednesday and Saturday nights from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. The show is free of charge and you’ll be able to take in the display from any open areas on the Pier.


Shows

None

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Concerts

Various smaller concerts

Future Concerts

Lollapalooza
Photo: KATRINA BARBER/LOLLAPALOOZA 2018

Lollapalooza and Riot Fest both announced their full lineups for the summer. This has been the largest piece of positive news for the music industry here in Chicago since the COVID-19 pandemic started.

Lollapalooza

Tickets available here

Riot Fest

Tickets available here

Additionally, concert dates have finally been announced for Wrigley Field this summer. Check here to see who’s coming to town!

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Sporting Events

Here are all the sporting events involving Chicago-affiliated teams taking place this weekend.

MLB

White Sox (38-24) at Tigers (26-36)

White Sox
Photo: WhiteSox/Twitter
  • Friday 6/11 at 6:10 PM on NBC Sports Chicago
  • Saturday 6/12 at 3:10 PM on NBC Sports Chicago
  • Sunday 6/13 at 12:10 PM on NBC Sports Chicago

The White Sox took two of three from the Blue Jays this week. While there were several exciting moments during the series, the White Sox also lost Nick Madrigal to a hamstring injury. The South Siders look to continue their resilient winning ways when they travel to the Motor City to square off with the Tigers this weekend. For baseball analysis and commentary from a South Side perspective, check out the Sox On Tap podcast.

Cubs (35-27) at Cardinals (32-30)

Chicago Cubs
Patrick Wisdom NL Player of the Week
  • Saturday 6/12 at 6:15 PM on Marquee Network
  • Sunday 6/13 at 6:08 PM on ESPN

After taking two of three in San Diego during the week, the Cubs return home to a full capacity Wrigley Field. They took care of business Friday in the series opener against the Cardinals and will look to do more of the same the rest of the weekend. Tune in to the Cubs On Tap podcast for further commentary on the North Siders.

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MLS

Fire (1-1-5) – OFF

NWSL

Red Stars (2-1-2) – OFF


That will wrap things up for this edition of What’s On Tap in Chicago This Weekend. As you can see, there’s plenty to do in and around Chicago this weekend, so get out there and enjoy the beautiful weather! Be sure to check back weekly for future events.

As always, drop a comment if there is something you think we should add to the list for this weekend or any upcoming ones!


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