Chicago Gourmet’s Citywide Hamburger Hop
Sponsors Illinois Restaurant Association and Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits present Chicago Gourmet. This year’s event is reimagined to include smaller events at local restaurants as well as the 3 main events which will be held at the Harris Theater Rooftop the last weekend in September. There are 70 restaurants participating in the Hamburger Hop (aka Septemburger) all over the city. If you want to try them all, you’ll be eating burgers for lunch and dinner every day in September, plus a few for breakfast!
Walking Tour: Historic Old Town
This Chicago History Museum walking tour is a ticketed event. You will be taken back in history from life after the Chicago Fire recovery to the “hub of Chicago bohemianism” in the 1960s and 1970s, Old Town reveals diverse stories about the city’s past. Highlights include a shelter cottage, St. Michael’s Church, the Midwest Buddhist Temple, and numerous historic residences.
10 am – 12 pm
Chicago History Museum
1601 N Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
Pullman National Monument and State Historic Site – Grand Opening
This celebration will include a variety of events including guided tours of Pullman, the Visitor Center, the Hotel Florence (first floor), Pullman-built rail cars, National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum. There will also be Interpretive programs hosted by National Park Service, including Songs and Stories of the National Parks, Science, Industry and Labor in the NPS, Railroad and Labor Songs, Interpretive Dance, Rosie the Riveter, and Mother Jones: Solidarity and the 1894 Pullman Strike. The Block House Gallery has the “Just Laying Around” exhibit at the Pullman Artspace Lofts. There will be food trucks and live music and my favorite – the Jesse White Tumblers!
Sat 10 am- 6 pm
Sun 9 am – 4 pm
11001 S Cottage Grove Avenue
Chicago, IL 60628
Chicago and Movies on the Midway Walking Tour
On this all-outdoor walking tour, hit five spots on Chicago’s historic Midway Plaisance as you learn about their connections to both early cinema and modern movies: You’ll learn about Lorado Taft at Midway Studios and Taft House. He was a sculptor, teacher, writer and early adopter of moving pictures. You’ll learn about the first female action star at the Recording Angel sculpture. You’ll learn about the first commercial movie theater at the Midway’s green space, and finish at the Fountain of Time which has inspired movie makers.
10 am – 11 am
6016 S. Ingleside Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
The Maxwell Street Market
Held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays through the rest of the year. Market entrances are located at Desplaines St./Harrison St., Desplaines St./Taylor St. and Jefferson St./Polk St. The Maxwell Street Market is a Chicago tradition with an eclectic mix of handmade crafts, resale housewares and clothing, live music, family fun and some of the best street food in Chicago. You never know what you’re going to find!
9 am – 3 pm
800 S. Desplaines Street
Chicago, IL 60607
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