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The best Labor Day weekend events in Chicago

Plan a stellar send-off to summer with the help of these Labor Day events.

Emma Krupp
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Emma Krupp

Labor Day can sometimes feel like a bittersweet holiday, marking the unofficial end of summer in Chicago and all its myriad pleasures. Thankfully, there’s still plenty of warm weather fun to be had as we roll into the three-day weekend, from street festivals (like the inaugural Bulls Fest outside the United Center) to live music at the Chicago Jazz Festival downtown and North Coast in suburban Bridgeview. It’s also the final weekend to catch free fireworks shows at Navy Pier and festivities in the Loop as part of Sundays on State. Scroll through for even more stuff to do and have a very happy Labor Day. 

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