12 Things to Do This Holiday Weekend

Listening to music, going to a parade, cycling on Lake Shore Drive, browsing art, tasting great food, and going to a baseball game are just a few of the things to do in and around Chicago this Memorial Day weekend.

National Memorial Day Concert. Photo: Capitol Concerts

The National Memorial Day Concert

Every year American troops are honored with a National Memorial Day Concert on the lawn of the Capitol, broadcast live by PBS the day before Memorial Day. Meet the performers, including some famous Chicago natives.


Travel Games for Kids

Make sure your next road trip is smooth sailing with these DIY travel games. Make pick-up sticks, a triangle peg puzzle, and a mini bead maze plus a game box to store them in. It’s easy and fun!

Amateur chefs chopping vegetables.

Top Chef Basics

Become a kitchen master with The Chopping Block! Enter to win a culinary boot camp! Boot Camp 1 teaches baseline skills. Boot Camp 2 shares more complex recipes, menu tips, and tricks of the trade.

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