Memorial Day weekend 2020 in Chicago

Memorial Day weekend in Chicago offers a chance to fill your extra day off with food, drinks and fun

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Memorial Day weekend in Chicago is taking place under very different circumstances this year, but that doesn't mean you can't have a good time (while practicing social distancing, of course). The lakefront and Chicago beaches remain closed, but you can still enjoy your three-day weekend by dusting off your grill or just lounging around watching an essential Chicago movie. We've gathered some suggestions for how to spend your weekend, including great delivery options, ways to watch a concert online and a guide that covers what you can (and can't) do while spending time outdoors. Find ways to make this Memorial Day weekend in Chicago special and look forward to the return of festivals and rooftop bars when the holiday arrives next year.

When is Memorial Day 2020?

This year, Memorial Day falls on Monday, May 25, but Memorial Day weekend runs from Saturday, May 23 through Monday, May 25.

When is the Chicago Memorial Day Parade?

The 2020 Chicago Memorial Day Parade and the Wreath Laying Ceremony in Daley Plaza have been canceled.

Chicago Memorial Day weekend 2020

Order a grill kit from Chicago restaurants
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Order a grill kit from Chicago restaurants

Stock up on burgers, steaks, sausages and more barbecue supplies from Chicago's best kitchens

Drink beer from a local brewery
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Drink beer from a local brewery

Snag Memorial Day beverages from breweries offering beer to go

Go for a hike in one of these state parks
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Go for a hike in one of these state parks

Just follow the rules, okay? 

Order something delicious for takeout or delivery
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Order something delicious for takeout or delivery

We've found 50 local restaurants that can provide a Memorial Day feast

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Get cocktail supplies delivered to your door
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Get cocktail supplies delivered to your door

Booze delivery services make it easy for you to mix something up over the long weekend

Enjoy food from a Michelin-starred restaurant
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Enjoy food from a Michelin-starred restaurant

If you really want to celebrate, why not order some award-winning cuisine?

Find out what you can (and can’t) do outside
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Find out what you can (and can’t) do outside

Spend time outdoors safely this weekend with our guide to what is and isn't allowed by current regulations

Get Memorial Day brunch delivered
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Get Memorial Day brunch delivered

You can't go out for brunch, but you can get pancakes, breakfast burritos and mimosas delivered

Pretend you’re on the lawn in Millennium Park
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Pretend you’re on the lawn in Millennium Park

These archived summer concerts will make you feel like you're enjoying a picnic on the grass

Watch a concert from your couch
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Watch a concert from your couch

Take in a show with streaming sets from some of Chicago's best musicians

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How to spend Memorial Day weekend in Chicago
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How to spend Memorial Day weekend in Chicago

Memorial Day weekend getaways
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Memorial Day weekend getaways

Memorial Day picnic spots
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Memorial Day picnic spots

Memorial Day 2011 at North Ave Beach

Memorial Day 2011 at North Ave Beach

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