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Taste of Greektown festival returns to Chicago this weekend

The three-day fest along Halsted Street celebrates Greek culture with food, live music and much more.

With multiple festivals and events happening throughout Chicago this weekend, there’s something for visitors and residents alike.


1. Taste of Greektown in Greektown

Friday, Aug 26 – Sunday, Aug 28

Chicago’s Taste of Greektown festival returns for its 32nd year this summer with the city’s largest celebration of Hellenic cuisine and culture, Friday, August 26 through Sunday, August 28, along Halsted Street from Adams to Van Buren.

The neighborhood’s acclaimed Greek restaurants are the stars of the show, along with live music and entertainment, Greek dancing, unique shopping and retail, family-friendly activities and more.

The festival will be open Friday, Aug. 26, from 4-10 pm; Saturday, Aug. 27, from Noon-10 pm; and Sunday, Aug. 28, from Noon-10 pm

An optional $7 donation is suggested for attendees.

2. White Sox vs. Arizona D-backs at Guaranteed Rate Field

Friday, Aug. 26 & Sunday, Aug. 28

The Chicago White Sox take on the Arizona D-backs at Guaranteed Rate Field Friday night and Sunday afternoon this weekend. Friday’s game starts at 7:10 pm and Sunday’s game is at 1:10 pm

3. 2022 Chalk Howard Street in Rogers Park

Saturday, Aug. 27 from 11 am to 8 pm

Chicago’s only chalk art festival Chalk Howard Street makes a full return outdoors and in-person for the first time in three years, as national and local street artists, neighbors, families, and street art lovers transform Howard Street in Rogers Park into a creative canvas .

The event features live music, great food and drinks and many opportunities to experience art.

4. Chicago Fire FC vs Montreal CF at Soldier Field

Saturday, Aug. 27 at 7 pm

Chicago Fire FC are back at Soldier Field this Saturday night to face CF Montreal at 7 pm CT. Gates open at 5:30pm

5. 35th Annual Bucktown Arts Fest at Holstein Park

Saturday, Aug. 27 & Sunday, Aug. 28 from 11 am to 7 pm both days

The Bucktown Arts Fest is featuring over 200 artists, two music stages, cold craft beers and sizzling sangria for its 35th annual event. There is no admission fee and no donation request.

The event is in Holstein Park located at 2200 N Oakley Avenue.

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