Italian food, classical music and more this weekend – NBC Chicago
Summer isn’t over, and neither are street events and city festivals.
Here are seven Chicago-area festivals with music, food, family-friendly activities and more this weekend.
Chicago Little Italy Fis
Little Italy Festa in Chicago celebrates Italian culture, cuisine and neighborhood history. Food from local restaurants, stages with family entertainment, Italian products and more will be available.
5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on Taylor Street in Little Italy
My Home Music Festival
This sixth annual festival in the home of house music features two days of music, local food and produce vendors, art and more.
3-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Harrison Park, 1824 S. Wood St.
Edison’s Park Party
Edison Park Fest joins the fun of street festival season with a three-day event filled with live music, kid-friendly activities and plenty of food options.
This is a free event with donation suggestions from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The fun takes place at 6755 Northwest Hwy.
Retro on Roscoe
Three days of live entertainment, a vintage car show, games and crafts for the whole family, food from local restaurants and more.
5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on Roscoe Street and Damen Avenue.
Farm and Barn Party
The annual Farm and Barn Fest includes a range of kid-friendly activities, such as a petting zoo and horseback riding.
9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday including children’s activities from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., at Yunker Park, 10824 La Porte Rd., Mokena
Joliet Blues Festival
The 2022 Joliet Blues Festival will feature local and national blues artists. You might want to bring blankets and chairs to sit on the grass near the pavilion and enjoy the food from the local vendors.
3-10 p.m. Saturdays at the Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theater, 201 W. Jefferson St., Joliet.
Thirsty Ears Party
Chicago’s only classical music street festival – Thirsty Ears Festival – is celebrating its eighth year. Ensembles and soloists will perform pieces by Beethoven, Shostakovich, Reich and many others.
The event is free with a suggested donation of $10 from 2-10 p.m. Saturday and 2-9 p.m. Sunday. The event is free with a suggested donation of $10.