Chicagoans and visitors alike flock to Lincoln Park on weekends because there is always so much to do! In addition to being home to one of the largest free zoos, Lincoln Park is also home to miles of walking and biking trails, beachfront volleyball courts and yoga classes, Diversey Driving Range, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, and Green City Farmers Market. Find boutiques, restaurants, and nightlife on main strips like Halsted Street and Lincoln Avenue, with cozy neighborhood coffee shops and local dive bars tucked between the quiet, tree-lined residential streets.

Lincoln Park also has a vibrant cultural scene. Whether you’re looking for a traditional concert experience at Lincoln Hall or a more relaxed vibe at Kingston Mines, Lincoln Park has tons of live music hot spots! Lincoln Park is also known for its theatre scene, with world-renowned Steppenwolf Theatre and many improv theatres, like The IO.

If you’re looking for things to do next weekend, check out these Lincoln Park activities!

Green City Market – Opening Day

Saturday, May 1st

Green City Market has been called the “best sustainable market in the country” by restaurateur, Alice Waters. In celebration of the first day of GCM’s 22nd season, James Beard Award winning chef, Beverly Kim, (Parachute and Wherewithall) will be in attendance. Check it out at 1817 N. Clark Street from 7am to 1pm, Saturdays and Wednesdays through October.

Live Blues at Kingston Mines

Joanna Connor Blues Band – Saturday, May 1st

Linsey Alexander – Sunday, May 2nd

Kingston Mines has been a Chicago staple in live music since 1968. Hear live blues against a neighborhood bar backdrop while you enjoy barbeque, drinks, and some conversation.

Nature Tour – Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Saturday, May 1st

It’s not often you get the opportunity to connect with nature in the heart of one of the world’s largest cities! Thankfully, Lincoln Park is home to an abundance of nature preserve space, parks, ponds, and wildlife. If you’re looking for a fun way to enjoy the weather that isn’t a big time commitment, check out one of the facilitated 20 minute nature walks at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum at 12 and 1pm on Saturday!

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