Planning a special and fun-filled weekend this Memorial Day? There are tons of great events this weekend in Chicago, from the Memorial Day parade to the opening of the Chicago beaches. Get out and enjoy the sunshine and pay tribute to our soldiers, but afterwards, go all out and live it up this 3-day weekend! Check out any of these wild festivals for a good time that you’ll never forget this Memorial Day weekend in Chicago.
Electric Daisy Carnival
May 24-26, 2013
Head to Joliet for the 3-day festival of a lifetime! EDC is the biggest of the EDM festivals out there, and it’s making a stop in Chicago (Joliet) on it’s way to the main show in Las Vegas. Electric Daisy Carnival in Chicago features five stages and some of the biggest names in the electronic dance music. Some of the lineup favorites include David Guetta, Tiesto, Matin Solveig, Mat Zo, Benny Benassi and more! There are still some single day passes floating around out there (and for sale on the EDC website for any last minute ragers looking for an epic Memorial Day weekend!
Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival
May 25-26, 2013
Sheffield Ave between Belmont Ave and School St.
All the best tribute bands that you could imagine in one place, special for you this Memorial Day weekend in Chicago! This years lineup includes headliners like Dot Dot Dot, The Trippin Billies and Wedding Banned, in addition to the food and drink vendors, and abundant shopping opportunities. They ask for a $5 donation at the gate, and it’s well worth every penny.
Gaelic Park Irish Fest
May 24-27, 2013
With all the Irish music, dancing, food, beverages and camaraderie, it might feel like St. Patrick’s Day all over again, for four days straight. There are tons of great activities throughout the festivals, from sports contest to family friendly activities like the petting zoo. Get out and enjoy the summer kickoff at this outdoor festival, and catch the acts on any of the six stages all weekend long.
International Mr. Leather
May 24-27, 2013
The leather lifestyle is not overlooked in Chicago, and despite the rising temperatures that summer brings, this Memorial Day you can expect more leather than ever. International Mr. Leather is a global sensation that has been gracing the city of Chicago for one long weekend every May since 1979, attracting leathermen and fetish enthusiasts for competition and the chance to network, workshop and party hard. Tickets can be purchased for individual events, or make a last minute decision to join in on all the fun and stay for the whole weekend!
Last minute trip? Find the best hotel Chicago still has to offer, Check out all the great Chicago attractions this Memorial Day weekend for a fabulous way to kick off summer 2013!