Enjoy Labor Day with any of these Chicago and suburban events!
Labor Day is less than a week away; start planning for your long weekend now! Chicago offers a variety of weekend-long events to help you end summer on a high note. Check out any of these Chicago and suburban activities to make your Labor Day less work and more play!
A Chicago Labor Day staple since 1979, check out the Chicago Jazz Festival! Running Sept. 1 through Sept. 4, the Jazz Festival features both local and internationally-acclaimed jazz performances. Check out The Bad Plus, Soul Migration, and don’t miss Candido Camero’s 95th Birthday Celebration Sunday night! Free admission and only a 5 minute walk from 73 East Lake.
Spend your Labor Day with good food! The Great American Lobster Fest at Navy Pier is the Midwest’s Largest Lobster and Seafood Festival. From Sept. 2 through Sept. 3 enjoy lobster-themed meals, live music, and family-friendly games. Stay and end the evening with end of the season fireworks off Navy Pier! Only a 10 minute ride on the 29 bus line from Grand Plaza or a 12 minute ride from Columbus Plaza!
Swing, waltz, and cha-cha all weekend at the Chicago SummerDance Festival! Try different dance lessons and then put your moves to the test with live music from over 40 bands. Located in the beautiful, 100% recyclable dance hall of the Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park. Free to the public, only an 8 minute walk from Columbus Plaza or a 9 minute walk from 73 East Lake.
Cruise into fall in style and visit the Downer’s Grove Summer Nights Classic Car Show! The Labor Day weekend feature car is pony cars such as mustangs, camaros, and javlins. Live entertainment includes a rock ‘n’ roll throwback band playing hits from the ‘50s and ‘60s. Free and only a 9 minute drive from APEX41!