September marks the end of the Windy City's busy summer tourism season, but that doesn't mean that events in Chicago slow down! Consider celebrating Labor Day Weekend here, as there will be lots of things to do, like the annual Taste of Polonia event or Expo Chicago! The weather tends to be enjoyed throughout the month as it's the perfect median between the hot summer and the upcoming chillier months.
Pitchfork has assembled a varied lineup for their annual festival. EDM, hip hop, rock, indie, and funk are all represented at the Pitchfork Music Festival. Headliners include Phoebe Bridgers, St. Vincent, and Erykah Badu. Get your tickets here.
Lakeview Taco Fest
18-19 Sep, 2021
Southport Avenue (from Addison to Roscoe)
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Tacos, anyone? From traditional chicken, steak, chorizo, and beef tacos, to more unique mushrooms, seafood, goat, and duck tacos, get the chance to try some from over a dozen restaurants across the are, then, decide who has the best at the Lakeview Taco Fest! The festival will also feature beer, live music on two stages, a kids’ area, and Mexican wrestlers. A $10 donation is suggested for admittance; proceeds benefit the Friends of Lakeview.
Chicago Events in September
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Things to Do in Chicago in September
See a Movie in a Park
For the 21st year, Chicago will be screening movies in outdoor parks during evenings around the city. It's the perfect way to social distance while still having an enjoyable, free, and memorable evening. All movies begin at dusk! Download the MyChi Parks app for movie lineups and locations.
Grab a Slice of Deep Dish Pizza
Many people travel to Chicago just for the food, and rightfully so, but you can't leave without having one of Chicago's most popular and beloved foods: deep dish pizza. Head over to Lou Malnati’s, a popular pizza spot in the Windy City. As lines are usually lengthy at this particular spot, it's suggested to go either for early lunch or for a late night stop.