Whether it’s an air and water show, movies in the parks or the state fair, Chicago has a lot to offer this weekend for those looking to get outdoors and enjoy the weather and city.
Take a look at some of the things happening in Chicago this weekend, Aug.16-17:
Saturday, Aug.16 and Sunday, Aug.17
The Chicago Air and Water Show returns to the Lakefront:
The 56th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show, presented by Shell and the City of Chicago, returns August 16 and 17 along the lakefront from Fullerton to Oak Street, with North Avenue Beach serving as show center from 10 a.m.to 3 p.m. daily. Admission is free. For more information, go to the Chicago Air and Water Show homepage.
Illinois State Fair:
Members of more than 45 Park Districts from throughout Illinois will entertain fairgoers across the grounds and host activities in Conservation World on Saturday, August 16. Admission is $7 for adults; $3 for children (FREE for children under 5); and $3 for senior citizens. The general admission price is lowered to $3 per person on Sunday, August 17, which is Family Day, to encourage more families to enjoy the last day of the fair. Parking per day is $7. For more information, go to the Illinois State Fair website.
Movies in the Parks:
Through September, 150 parks are showing countless films on the big screen from old classics to new hits. All movies begin at dusk. Admission is free. Some movies being played this weekend at various parks, include:
Sat Aug 16, Michael Jackson’s This Is ItUnity Playlot Park, 2636 N Kimball Ave.8 p.m.Free
Sat Aug 16, The Lego MovieEllis Park, 3600 S Cottage Grove Ave.8 p.m.Free
Sat Aug 16, Twenty Feet From StardomWashington Park, 5531 S Martin Luther King Dr.8 p.m.Free
Sun Aug 17, The Wizard of OzPiotrowski Park, 4247 W. 31st St.8 p.m.Free
Sun Aug 17, The Thin ManBerger Park Cultural Center, 6205 N Sheridan Rd.8 p.m.Free