I know…I know…I thought the same thing as I began typing it, but it is true; SEPTEMBER IS HALFWAY GONE! I am not quite sure where it went either, but that being said…mid September brings a lot of fun activities to the city as we head into SPOOKY SEASON! Here are some fun things to do in Chicago this weekend:

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Ravenswood ArtWalk

Sep 16th – Sep 17th, 2023

Embark on a leisurely walk along Ravenswood Avenue to experience an array of art, live music, and theater at this community festival celebrating the neighborhood’s industrial heart. It spotlights numerous artists and local establishments like Begyle Brewery, Lillstreet Art Center, Koval Distillery, VIN312 Winery, and many others. In its 21st year, this festival invites you to visit the open-air beer garden for locally crafted beers and food trucks, catch the Big Teeth Productions’ 60 Second Film Festival, or enjoy live music on two different stages.

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Oktoberfest at the Zoo

Sep 16th, 2023

Commence the autumn season with an exclusive evening for adults at Lincoln Park Zoo. Don your lederhosen and prepare to groove to the tunes of the local German ensemble, Die Musikmeisters. The zoo will feature pop-up bars serving an array of beers, wines, cocktails, and more, while you savor giant pretzels and bratwursts. Naturally, guests will have the opportunity to wander and observe all the animals in their enclosures.

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Fancy Women Bike Ride

Sep 17th, 2023

This yearly bike ride exclusively for women offers a warm and inclusive atmosphere for participants to don attire that makes them feel elegant while exploring the city from a fresh perspective. Commencing from Daley Plaza, the five-mile route is free of charge.

Have a fantastic week and enjoy Chicago!