This weekend in Lincoln Park features activities and events perfect for enjoying the summer season! From garden walks and craft brews to a night at the zoo, we can't wait to see you in the neighborhood!

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Now in its second year, Summer Nature Fest benefits the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and is hosted on the Museum grounds in Lincoln Park. Join us for an evening outside featuring live animals, live music, and activity stations with games and real scientists.

Thursday, July 19
4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon 

Join us as the Chicago Cubs face their division rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals and enjoy the game from a three-level, private baseball club with unlimited food and beverage. All proceeds benefit Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center’s President’s Priority Fund and the Masonic Family Health Foundation.

Thursday, July 19
5:05 - 9:00 p.m.
Wrigley Rooftops
3617 & 3619 N. Sheffield

Beach Party is Chicago's ultimate summer celebration for 500 luau guests and their pets located on the Castaways beach yacht at North Avenue Beach. Dance the night away, enjoy an open bar, dinner, live and silent auctions, pet spa services, raffles and more!

Thursday, July 19
6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
1603 N. Lake Shore Drive

Celebrating its 50th year, explore more than 80 of the neighborhood’s lush residential gardens with both self-guided garden tours and guided architecture tours while listening to a fantastic music lineup across two stages. 

Saturday, July 21 - Sunday, July 22
12:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Sheffield and Webster

Join thousands of 20- and 30-somethings for “Night at the Zoo!” This adults-only event will let guests experience the zoo's amazing animals and gardens with a beer or wine in hand. There will be food for purchase, DJ entertainment, games, giveaways and more. Spend a Night at the Zoo with your friends!

Saturday, July 21
6:30 - 11:00 p.m.
Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 N. Clark


One of Chicago's most anticipated food events of the summer! Over 100 of Chicago's top restaurants and beverage purveyors provide tasting dishes and craft beverages featuring local, sustainable produce and products from Green City Market farmers. 

Thursday, July 19
5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
South end of Lincoln Park (approximately 1817 N. Clark)

Wildings, the first beer from the Mousetrap foedre program releases on Saturday, July 21st! Additionally, they’ll also be releasing Market Rate, a wild ale brewed annually and specially for Green City Market. You won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind event with limited edition brews! 

Saturday, July 21
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Off Color Brewing
1460 N. Kingsbury

This festival returns for its 6th flavor-packed year to the Lincoln Park/DePaul neighborhood. Highlights include daily afternoon tastings where visitors who purchase a pass can sample more than 70 specialty beers lovingly crafted by 35-plus local, regional and national breweries.

Saturday, July 21 - Sunday, July 22
11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sheffield and Webster

Known for their collaborative spirit and electrifying live performances, Low Spark is breaking boundaries as a highly original, progressive act drawing from a wide range of influences to deliver a contemporary fusion of sound.

Every Thursday
10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
2683 N. Halsted

Grab your friends & family, a cooler, blankets or chairs and get groovin’ at NEWCITY with free outdoor concerts and family fun all summer long! Up next in the summer concert series is The Geoff Landon Show on Thursday, July 19. 

Every Thursday
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
1457 N. Halsted

Currently living in New York City via Cameroon, Vagabon’s background informs her inspirations as a musician and a producer. Blending elements of West and East African music from her childhood with punk and electronic instrumentation. 

Friday, July 21
10:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Lincoln Hall
3159 N. Southport

Come to Tonic Room and join The All Good Things Band, Fuzzlove, The River Valley Rangers, Twin Jones and Flowtation for a night of music and fun! Proceeds go to benefit children's music education. 

Saturday, July 21
8:00 p.m.
Tonic Room
2447 N. Halsted

Don’t bottle it up! Instead, crack open a cold one with Canned Tears, a Mental Health Variety Show. Canned Tears is a collection of original sketches and songs, all related to the topic of mental illness. “We will cover it all - from crying in the office bathroom to crying in the Starbucks bathroom. Basically, if you’ve ever cried in a bathroom, this is the show for you.” Get ready to laugh, learn, and hopefully feel a little less alone in what so many of us go through. Proceeds benefit The Kennedy Forum, a nonprofit dedicated to erasing the stigma around mental illness.

Friday, July 20
10:30 - 11:30 p.m.
Judy’s Beat Lounge at The Second City
230 W. North 

Watch Rosemary’s Other Baby process their grief in a provocative sketch revue that has it all: slapstick, satire, Space Jam, and scenes of America’s favorite fast-casual Italian eatery. “The world is bleak and the world’s a stage, but the world on our stage has one thing going for it: it’s not going up in flames. We hope.” 

Friday, July 20
8:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Blackout Cabaret at The Second City
1616 N. Wells 

The 30th year for this legendary variety show, Milly’s Orchid Show, is thrilled to announce its “Summer Musical Spectacular Extravaganza,” a one-night-only event featuring
award-winning solo artist David Cale with a sneak peek of his new musical memoir, “We’re Only Alive for A Short Amount of Time” (premieres at Goodman Theatre this fall, September 15 - October 21). 

Saturday, July 21
7:30 - 10:30 p.m.
Park West
322 W. Armitage