Street festivals are one of a best things about summer in a city. Whether you’re eating grill and listening to nation song or sipping on internal brews, there’s something for everybody this weekend (even a kids!), so conduct out and applaud with your neighbors.
1) Uptown’s Fat Cat turns 11 this Friday, so come applaud with a $1.11 cocktail happy hour and witty bites, like a Velveeta burger, sharp chicken-and-blue cheese balls breaded with Doritos, and a Thanksgiving Day sandwich. Stay for a toast during 11:11 p.m. 4-6 p.m. on Friday. 4840 N. Broadway, 773-506-3100, fatcatbar.com
2) Gorge yourself on grill and qualification drink while drumming your boots to live nation song during a Windy City Smokeout. There will be some-more than 30 performances from artists like Brett Eldredge, Brett Young and Brothers Osborne, as good as hazed cooking from 20 pitmasters from all over a country. General Admission tickets are $130 for 3 days, $45 for Friday, $55 for Saturday and $50 for Sunday. 2-10 p.m. Friday; noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 560 W. Grand Ave., 888-512-7469, windycitysmokeout.com
3) Square Roots Fest is attack Lincoln Square this weekend with internal food, brews, selling vendors and live music. Restaurants like Isla Pilipina, Luella’s Southern Kitchen and Dinky Delights will be providing handheld bites that we can rinse down with a high potion of drink from Half Acre Beer or 5 Rabbit, while 70 bands take over 4 stages. Suggested concession is $10/adults, $5/seniors and kids, $20 for families. 5-10 p.m. Friday; noon to 10 p.m. Saturday; noon to 9 p.m Sunday. North Lincoln Avenue between West Montrose Avenue and West Wilson Avenue, 773-728-3890, squareroots.org
4) Bastille Day in a states is a asocial selling ploy to get people to French adult their summer, though hey, who doesn’t adore a concocted jubilee holiday? At Margeaux Brasserie, a grill within a Waldorf Astoria, join in a Bastille Day jubilee in a hotel’s 6,000-square-foot courtyard, in jubilee of a one year anniversary. For $40 in allege around eventbrite.com or $45 a day of, you’ll get 4 coins, that can be exchanged for food and drinks, including crepes with ice cream, truffle popcorn, rosé and beer. There will also be upheld appetizers, including gougeres, and live music, cancan dancers, a mime and a best-dressed contest. You can also pitch into a Parisian-inspired for brunch, interconnected with $25 unfounded rosé served from a sailing cart. Bastille Day party, $40-$45, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday,11 E. Walton St., 312-625-1324.
5) Want to move a family to Taste of Chicago this weekend? Bring a tykes over to Kids Eat Chicago, a giveaway family-friendly play area right in a heart of a action. Kids can suffer hulk slides, rebound houses, potato pouch races and more, while family-oriented performances take a theatre and institutions like Shedd Aquarium set adult special pop-up exhibits. On Sunday, kids and families with special needs can take partial in a sensory-friendly morning with unplugged performances and other activities. Free, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Grant Park.