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Labor Day may mark the unofficial end of summer but that doesn’t mean it's the end of summer fun. Take advantage of your long labor day weekend and soak up the last days of summer with an endless array of city activities to choose from!
Kickstart your Labor Day weekend by the water with a beach day! Chicago holds about 24 beaches spreading out of lake Michigan and offers endless options. Oak Street Beach, Rainbow beach, and North Avenue Beach have many activities to offer such as volleyball tournaments, playgrounds, gyms, handball courts, bike, and kayak rentals. Check out a list of Chicago beaches right here!
Photo Credit: Choose Chicago
Our 2022 Cruise Chicago Photo Contest is happening RIGHT NOW! With the arrival of late summer comes slightly cooler temperatures, which makes for perfect cruising weather! Enjoy Chicago’s best views and tag your photos on social media with #cruisechi2022 for a chance to win a private cruise for 6 on our vintage yacht and more! Pro Tip: Take our Chicago By Night! Cruise for the most dramatic light. For full rules and prize details, visit cruisechicago.com/photocontest.
Calling all basketball fans and hoopers! Mark your calendars for Bulls Fest this Labor Day Weekend outside the United Center! Come for the hoops and stay for beats and eats all weekend long. Or, sign your crew up and join the 3v3 tournament!
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Go visit one of the hottest (or coolest?) interactive museums and rediscover the kid inside you! The Museum of Ice Cream has just arrived in Chicago. If you are an ice cream lover, this museum is a no-brainer!
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Did you know just one day out of the year Lakeshore Drive is shut down to cars? Bike the Drive is one of the biggest bike rides with an estimated 20,000 attendees. Enjoy a scenic bike ride down Chicago’s Lakeshore Drive featuring a 30-mile loop with views of the lake and city skyline. This year’s event takes place on Sunday, Sept. 4 from 6:30–10:30 am, followed by a festival for riders in Grant Park.
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On September 2nd head to the Daley Plaza for the 7th year of the Chicago Food Truck Festival to sample fare from a wide variety of local food trucks! Come out and support small businesses while enjoying the backdrop of a Chicago landmark!
Photo Credit: Chicago Tribune