Things to do in the Chicago area this weekend

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(WBBM NEWSRADIO) — A major Chicago event returns to the lakefront this weekend, while the summer festivals keep on coming.

WBBM Newsradio’s Rachel Pierson has the latest roundup of activities:

The Chicago Air and Water Show is back to its full-scale glory for the first time since the pandemic. This year’s headliners include the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the U.S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights. Listen to it live both Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on WBBM Newsradio and the Audacy App.

Ribfest Chicago. Smells of BBQ will fill the streets of Lincoln, Damen and Irving Park Road in the Northcenter Neighborhood. Celebrating its 22nd year, the family fun event Ribfest offers unforgettable eats, live music and roughly 50,000 pounds of pork.

Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest. You’ll find more than 100 artists selling paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, and more at the Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest in Rogers Park. Now in its 21st year, the fest includes free live music and art demonstrations.

Ruido Fest. Billed as Chicago’s only Latin alternative music festival, you’ll be dancing, jumping and singing all weekend long in Union Park.

Festival Polonaise. A trip to Poland is just a few miles away. Head to Arlington Park and experience three days of Polish music and food during Festival Polonaise. The event also includes a kids carnival and pierogi contest.

Elburn Days. There’s fun for the whole family at Elburn Days. You’ll find carnival rides, a petting zoo, even mud volleyball and a tractor pull. Proceeds benefit the Elburn Lions Club.

Wheaton All Night Flea Market. The DuPage County Fairgrounds will be home to memorabilia and eclectic treasures, at what is billed as the world famous annual Wheaton All Night Flea Market. Saturday’s event kicks off at 3 p.m. and continues until 3 a.m.

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