Labor Day Weekend Fun

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Local News

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Local News

By: Ashmar Mandou

Celebrate the end of the summer season with boat cruises, walks at the forest preserve, movies in the park, or rooftop cocktails. Enjoy a plethora of activities right for anyone’s level of fun this Labor Day weekend.

Catch an Outdoor Movie
Take a blanket and some snacks, then head to one of these neighborhood parks for an outdoor movie screening. All movie-goers must wear masks and there’s a 100-person capacity, so get there early! Visit for more information.

Relax at the Forest Preserve
Grab your tennis shoes or hop on a bike and head over to one of the many forest preserves in the city for an afternoon respite to clear your mind and enjoy all that nature has to offer. To check out a forest preserve near you, visit

Outdoor Dining
Sadly, as we near the end of summer, outdoor dining is going quickly. Enjoy an outdoor brunch or a picturesque rooftop dinner. Check out Cebu in Wicker Park for regional Filipino food, or Barcocina in Lakeview, Wrigleyville or Lincoln Park for Mexican cuisine; or enjoy state-of-the-art cocktails and bites on The Aviary’s patio in Fulton Market.

Walk the Lakefront Trail
Enjoy the wonderful Lakefront Trail, which stretches over 20 miles along Lake Michigan, offering ample space for walking, biking, running and rollerblading.

Explore Navy Pier
It’s one of the city’s most popular attractions for a reason. Navy Pier has plenty of events and activities for locals and visitors alike, from free outdoor concerts to the world’s largest rooftop bar.  Set sail on one of Chicago’s famous boat cruises. Choose from informative architecture tours, fast-paced speedboat rides, unforgettable dinner cruises, tiki-themed party boats, and more. Here’s just a few special events happening on the water this Labor Day weekend:

Labor Day Cocktail Cruise on the Chicago River with Odyssey Chicago

Labor Day Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan with Odyssey Chicago

Chicago Sunset Cruise with Wendella

Sunday Funday Mimosa Cruise with Island Party Boat

Architecture Tour on the Chicago River with Shoreline Sightseeing

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Local News

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Local News

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