Lincoln Park Weekend Guide – July 4th Edition

Posted on June 29, 2017

Get ready for a great 4th of July weekend in Lincoln Park! From special events to great music to big laughs, we’ve got something for everyone this holiday weekend.

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4th of July in Lincoln Park

58th Annual Fourth of July Celebration @ Chicago History Museum
Join the Chicago History Museum for time-honored traditions, family-friendly festivities, and a keynote oration by Cook County state’s attorney Kimberly M. Foxx. Other highlights include patriotic musical performances, a reading of the Declaration of Independence, and a children’s costume parade led by the World’s Tallest Uncle Sam!

Tuesday, July 4
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark

Spamilton: An American Parody
What better way to celebrate the holiday than a great laugh? Head over to Spamilton at Royal George Theater on the 4th. All seats (except premium) are only $17.76 (good for July 4th only – 7:30 p.m.).

Tuesday, July 4
7:30 p.m.
Royal George Theater
1641 N. Halsted


Lincoln Park Brunch

If you’re looking to brunch this holiday weekend, you’ve got lots of choices including added Brunch Service at the following Lettuce Entertain You favorites on Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4:

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba
2024 N. Halsted
Brunch – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Stella Barra Pizzeria
1954 N. Halsted
Brunch – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Summer House Santa Monica
1954 N. Halsted
Brunch – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Looking for more great brunch options this weekend? Check out our Lincoln Park Brunch Guide for a complete list of great ways to start your day and enjoy your holiday weekend.


Lincoln Park Music

Free Concert Series @ NEWCITY
Kick back with free outdoor concerts and family fun all summer long. Enjoy drinks and dinner before or after the concert at one of their great restaurants, and take advantage of sensational shopping too.

Thursday, June 29
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
NEWCITY Lincoln Park
1457 N. Halsted

David Cook @ Lincoln Hall
Check out songs from American Idol winner David Cook’s new album, Gimme Heartbreak.

Friday, June 30
8:00 p.m.
Lincoln Hall
2424 N. Lincoln

Kingston Mines
Head over to Kingston Mines to get comfortable, enjoy some delicious Southern-style fare from Doc’s Rib Joint, and listen to some of Chicago’s best live music.

Open Every Night til 4:00 a.m. (Saturdays til 5:00 a.m.)
Kingston Mines
2548 N. Halsted


Lincoln Park Comedy

Taking Back Comedy @ Victory Gardens Theater
After checking out Native Gardens, laugh it up at this post-show performance as local Latinx comedians and sketch artists take the mic.

Saturday, June 24
7:30 p.m.
Victory Gardens Theater
2433 N. Lincoln

The Improvised Shakespeare Company @ iO Theater
One of Chicago’s most popular shows, The Improvised Shakespeare Company performs a two-act a fully improvised play in Elizabethan style using the language and themes of William Shakespeare, inspired by one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written).

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iO Theater
1501 N. Kingsbury

Fantastic Super Great Nation Numero Uno @ The Second City e.t.c.
The Second City e.t.c.’s 41st revue, Fantastic Super Great Nation Numero Uno, reminds us there is still hilarity in our humanity, proving that as long as we’re still willing to listen to each other, laughter is our international language.

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The Second City e.t.c.
1608 N. Wells

#DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment @ UP Comedy Club
Date night? Girls’ night out? Bromance hang? #DateMe is the perfect show for people looking for love, already in love, or who want to Laugh at love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage.

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UP Comedy Club
230 W. North


Lincoln Park Family

Mother Goose’s Garden @ The Little Theater
Join Jack and Jill as they search for Mother Goose and help out a gaggle of your favorite characters along the way. Sing along to live music with Little Boy Blue, Miss Muffet, and others as you experience the fun in teamwork through hand-puppetry and interactive play.

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Emerald City Theater’s Little Theater
2933 N. Southport

Movies in the Park: Hook
When Captain Hook kidnaps the children of a grown-up Peter Pan in order to renew his feud and exact his revenge on Peter Pan for the loss of his hand, Peter must travel back to Neverland with Tinkerbell. With the help of the Lost Boys, he must remember what it was to be Peter Pan again in hopes of saving his children from the clutches of Hook.

Friday, June 20
8:30 p.m.
Oz Park
2021 N. Burling

Lincoln Park Zoo
Enjoy a day at one of the country’s largest free zoos!

Open Every Day
Weekdays from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Weekends from 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Located off Lake Shore Drive at the Fullerton Parkway exit

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
The Nature Museum is known for its iconic Judy Istock Butterfly Haven and providing more hands-on science instruction than any museum in Chicago.

Weekdays from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Weekends from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
2430 N. Cannon

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