These are street festivals in Chicago this 4th of July weekend – NBC Chicago

With sunny skies and temperatures in the 80s, Chicagoans are probably looking to get out and start celebrating Independence Day weekend.

From the Grant Park Music Festival to the fireworks, this weekend’s street festivals and special events offer a chance to enjoy all the sights, smells, sounds and tastes the city has to offer.

Here are some festivals to visit:

Grant Park Music Festival

Chicagoans can sit and relax below the skyline, listening to the classical music of the Saturday Independence Day Salute. The festival is free in the city’s Grant Park.

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movies in the park

In Humboldt Park, the Chicago Park District will premiere “Encanto” Saturday at 8:30 p.m. as part of the Summer Movie Series. “King Richard” will also screen at 8:30 p.m. in Euclid Park.

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International Festival of Life

The 29th annual Africa and Caribbean Festival will take place Saturday through Monday from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Washington Park, with live music, dancing and lots of food.

More information here.

Chosen picnic and house music festival

On Saturday, thousands of people are expected in Jackson Park for the House Music festival, featuring DJs like Alan King, Andre Hatchett, Jesse Saunders, Mike Dunn and Terry Hunter.

More information here.

Chicago-area Independence Day Fireworks Shows

Looking for a place to watch explosive fireworks in the Chicago area this Independence Day weekend? We have what you need.

Here is a list of where and when you can see fireworks throughout the region.