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3 Jul - Guide to Chicago: July 3-9

Chicago Local Guides

Hey Festival Lovers– Hydrate before (and after) the big show at Café Integral and receive 50% off iced beverages or a free boca at Broken Shaker when you show your wristband/concert ticket.

Windy City Ribfest

7/3, 12pm:  Pre-game for your 4th of July BBQ (and Taste of Chicago) with your favorite local/national pitmasters. What better way to take in your ‘que than with arts & crafts + live music, beer and wine? ($5 donation)

Freehand Chicago Walking Tour + 4th of July Fireworks Show Kayaking Excursion

7/4, 10am & 7:30pm: Start your 4th of July off right with a guided foot tour through Chicago’s most beloved neighborhoods. (Free) Then head back to the Freehand for a burger and beer before catching the fireworks show on the water with Urban Kayaking.  ($125 + 25% off for Freehand guests)

Grateful Dead Farewell Dinner Cruise + Cocktail Specials at Broken Shaker

7/5, 5:30pm: Couldn’t snag tickets to the Grateful Dead shows? Say farewell to the band with eats/drinks + a complete playlist of all your favorite tracks on a dinner cruise for the real fans. ($64.90) Once you’re done taking in the Chicago skyline, spend the rest of your evening at the Broken Shaker for Grateful Dead cocktail specials.

Industry Night

7/6, 8pm: Recover from the weekend and take the night off with us at the Broken Shaker for a special fundraiser edition of Industry Night. As always, we’re hooking up the industry folks with 25% off food/bev. (No Cover)

MCA Chicago Tuesdays on the Terrace

7/7, 5:30pm: Looks like a chill evening is on the horizon! Enjoy F R E E jazz music and a variety of museum eats in the sculpture garden at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art. (Free)

Taste of Chicago + Zumba in the Park

7/8, 11am & 6pm: The moment we’ve all been waiting for! Taste of Chicago adorns the city streets for the world’s largest food festival. Expect pop-up restaurants, food trucks, cooking tutorials and a killer line-up of music. Today’s lineup features Lowdown Brass Band, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (Bud Light Stage) and Weezer (at the Petrillo Music Shell). After all the grubbing, burn some of those calories with a free zumba party in the park. (Free)

Taste of Chicago

7/9, 11am: Day 2 of Taste of Chicago kicks off with more of your favorite Chicago eateries + live performances from Erykah Badu (at Petrillo Music Shell), The Future Laureates, and Ryan Powers and The Secret Weapons. Bon appétit! (Free)