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What's On Tap in Chicago This Weekend: June 19-20, 2021

Your Chicago weekend event guide for June 19-20, 2021.
Chicago Events


Chicago Craft Beer Festival

Visitors get to taste beers from 40 craft breweries here in the Chicago region.

Date: Saturday and Sunday

Time: 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Location: 205 N. Peoria Street, Chicago, IL

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Illinois Brewery Running Series

This 5k race is visiting Chicago’s breweries weekly. This week’s location will be Midwest Coast 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: Saturday, June 19

Time: 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Location: Midwest Coast Brewing (West Town)


Photo: Navy Pier

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.

Time: 9:30 PM on Wednesdays, 10:15 PM on Saturdays




Various smaller concerts

Future Concerts



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.

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Riot Fest

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

Sporting Events

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


White Sox (43-27) at Astros (41-28)

White Sox

Photo: WhiteSox/Twitter

  • Saturday 6/19 at 6:15 PM on NBC Sports Chicago
  • Sunday 6/20 at 1:10 PM on NBC Sports Chicago

After dropping the first two games of a weekend series against the Astros, the White Sox look to rebound tonight even with a depleted lineup. For baseball analysis and commentary from a South Side perspective, check out the Sox On Tap podcast.

Cubs (39-31) vs. Marlins (30-39)

Chicago Cubs

Photo: USA Today

  • Saturday 6/19 at 1:20 PM on Marquee Network
  • Sunday 6/20 at 1:20 PM on Marquee Network

On Friday, the Cubs opened a weekend series against the Marlins with a 10-2 loss. See if they can turn things around at the Friendly Confines on Saturday and Sunday. Tune in to the Cubs On Tap podcast for further commentary on the North Siders.


Fire (1-1-5) at Crew (3-2-2)

The Fire take on the Columbus Crew for the first time this year on Saturday night. Chicago hopes to play spoiler in the last ever game at Historic Crew Stadium. Check out Second City Soccer's match preview before the action gets underway.


Red Stars (2-1-2) vs. Spirit (2-2-1)

After the international break, the Red Stars return to NWSL action against a solid Washington Spirit team. Second City Soccer has the match preview once again.

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!