Labor Day in Chicago: ChicagoTraveler.com Announces the Top Attractions and Things to Do in Chicago This Labor Day Weekend

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Labor Day weekend is on the horizon, and this is the last chance of the season for a summer vacation. Head to Chicago and enjoy a weekend of beaches, baseball, festival and more.

Things to do in Chicago

Labor Day weekend is what many consider the last weekend of summer. This 3-day weekend is the perfect chance to get in one last hoorah before the temperatures start to drop and Chicago turns from summer paradise to winter wonderland. There are tons of fun things to do in Chicago on Labor Day weekend, from top attractions and museums to exciting concerts and festivals. Bring the kids for a family vacation or someone special for a romantic getaway in Chicago. ChicagoTraveler.com announces the top things to do, attractions and events this Labor Day weekend in Chicago.

Baseball games - An End of Summer Must
Chicago is lucky that it has not one, but two baseball teams to keep fans entertained all summer long. The White Sox are out of town, but the Cubs will be in Chicago on Labor Day weekend, taking on the Philadelphia Phillies Saturday and Sunday, and then the Miami Marlins on Monday.

Chicago Festivals
A final weekend of summer festivals offers a variety of genres for every music lover. The annual Chicago Jazz Festival is a Labor Day tradition that promotes the appreciation for all kinds of jazz music - and it’s all free. From August 29 to September 1, there will be live jazz concerts in Millennium Park from some of the most respected names in music. Looking for something a little more upbeat? The North Coast Music Festival is a raging event that invites attendees to put on their most hipster attire and jam out to bands like Passion Pit, Wu-Tang Clan and more. Taste of Polonia is another Chicago festival on Labor Day weekend that celebrates Polish food, music and fun for all ages.

Enjoy a Beach Day
The Chicago beach season ends on September 2, so Labor Day weekend is the final (and one of the most popular) days to spend an afternoon at any of the 18 miles of beautiful Chicago shore. Not one for getting sandy? This is also one of the most popular weekends for Chicago boat tours, and there’s a tour for every Chicago traveler to enjoy. Hop on an exciting Seadog speedboat, a glamorous Odyssey vessel, a festive Spirit of Chicago cruise or any of the Shoreline sightseeing tours.

Last Navy Pier Fireworks Show
The final Navy Pier fireworks show of the season will be on Saturday, August 31 at 10:15pm. Don’t miss one of the biggest events of the summer, from the pier or on one of the aforementioned boat tours.

Must-See Summer Attractions
Since Labor Day is considered the unofficial end to summer, there are some attractions in Chicago that need to be cherished before the season is over. Head to Millennium Park and let the kids splash around in Crown Fountain, or enjoy some of the summer concerts there. Buckingham Fountain is another top attraction in Grant Park that won’t be in it’s full glory this winter. See the fountain lit up at night - Chicago night tours are always a fun way to experience the city in the summer. Navy Pier is a year round attraction, and right now there are fun, summery things to do there that will be taken over by a Winter WonderFest in a few short months. Be sure to get a Go Chicago Card for Labor Day weekend to see experience all the best of Chicago without breaking the bank.

About ChicagoTraveler.com:
Chicago is one of the top vacation destinations in America famous for their annual events, popular foods, and architecture and top sports teams. ChicagoTraveler.com guides travelers to all the best things to do, top places to eat and deals on the best places to stay in Chicago. Lizz Riggs, editor of ChicagoTraveler.com, can help travelers find all the best things to do, places to stay and deals to take advantage of on their next trip.

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