Things to do in Chicago This Weekend, Aug.16-17

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Whether it’s an air and water show, movies in the parks or the state fair, Chicago has a lot to offer this weekend for those looking to get outdoors and enjoy the weather and city.
Take a look at some of the things happening in Chicago this weekend, Aug.16-17:
Saturday, Aug.16 and Sunday, Aug.17
The Chicago Air and Water Show returns to the Lakefront:
The 56th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show, presented by Shell and the City of Chicago, returns August 16 and 17 along the lakefront from Fullerton to Oak Street, with North Avenue Beach serving as show center from 10 3 p.m. daily. Admission is free. For more information, go to the Chicago Air and Water Show homepage.
Illinois State Fair:
Members of more than 45 Park Districts from throughout Illinois will entertain fairgoers across the grounds and host activities in Conservation World on Saturday, August 16. Admission is $7 for adults; $3 for children (FREE for children under 5); and $3 for senior citizens. The general admission price is lowered to $3 per person on Sunday, August 17, which is Family Day, to encourage more families to enjoy the last day of the fair. Parking per day is $7. For more information, go to the Illinois State Fair website.
Movies in the Parks:
Through September, 150 parks are showing countless films on the big screen from old classics to new hits. All movies begin at dusk. Admission is free. Some movies being played this weekend at various parks, include:

  • Sat Aug 16, Michael Jackson’s This Is It
    Unity Playlot Park, 2636 N Kimball Ave.
    8 p.m.
  • Sat Aug 16, The Lego Movie
    Ellis Park, 3600 S Cottage Grove Ave.
    8 p.m.
  • Sat Aug 16, Twenty Feet From Stardom
    Washington Park, 5531 S Martin Luther King Dr.
    8 p.m.
  • Sun Aug 17, The Wizard of Oz
    Piotrowski Park, 4247 W. 31st St.
    8 p.m.
  • Sun Aug 17, The Thin Man
    Berger Park Cultural Center, 6205 N Sheridan Rd.
    8 p.m.


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