Can it be, already, the last weekend of July? While the summer heat promises to carry us through August, our free weekends out may be dwindling. Luckily, there are plenty of street fests hitting Chicago this weekend to help you max out your summer in style.
Each Friday throughout the summer, HuffPost Chicago is sharing our five picks for that weekend's must-go festivals. This weekend, the city has almost a dozen popping up, but we rounded up the five events we're most excited to hit up.
Need still more options? The city maintains a relatively thorough calendar of neighborhood festivals throughout Chicago.
Have another favorite you'll be hitting up that we missed? Let us know in the comments.
Wicker Park Fest
Definitely the heavy hitter this weekend, <a href="http://wickerparkfest.com/" target="_hplink">Wicker Park Fest </a>plants killer music (Exit Music, YAWN, Andrew Jackson Jihad), great food (Smallbar, Big Daddy) and fun family activities (manicures, mohawks) right in the middle of Chicago's hipster mecca. <em>Wicker Park Fest 12 p.m. - 10 p.m. Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29 Milwaukee Avenue from North to Paulina $5 suggested donation</em>
The Goat Party
This single-day "mini fest" brought to you by the masterminds behind Bucktown Arts Fest includes an evening of music, art, food and drink, interactive theater and more. The Goat Party will also include a silent auction with items from more than 50 local businesses and Arts Fest artists. Proceeds will support the organization that backs the arts fest. <em>The Goat Party 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. Friday, July 27 Jackson Junge Gallery,1389 N Milwaukee (at Wood) $50 </em>
Randolph Street Market
Called "a mecca of cool," <a href="http://randolphstreetmarket.com/randolphstreetmarket/index.html" target="_hplink">Randolph Street Market </a>is your one-stop shop for all things antique, indie, crafty and vintage. The monthly bazaar showcases the city's best. Celeb designer Nate Berkus has said "the quality is incredible!" <em>Randolph Street Market 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday, July 28; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, July 29 Plumbers Hall, 1340 W. Washington $10</em>
Fiesta Del Sol
The largest Latino festival in the midwest,<a href="http://fiestadelsol.org/about/" target="_hplink"> Fiesta del Sol in Pilsen</a> annually draws over 1 million visitors to the four-day event, which helps fundraise for the neighborhood community council. Live entertainment, local art, food, drink, carnival rides and more will be on display, as well as children's entertainment, youth soccer games, educational resources for parents and more. <em>Fiesta del Sol 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28; 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sunday, July 29 1400 W. Cermak Rd. Free</em>
Enjoy delicious food and drink, kids games, circus workshops and more at the <a href="http://www.jefffest.org/" target="_hplink">Jefferson Park arts and music festival. Jeff Fest</a> runs Friday through Sunday at 4822 N. Long Ave. Musical acts include Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra, Paul Cebar & The Milwaukeeans, with Jason & the Scorchers and Smoking Popes (pictured) closing Sunday night's festivities. <em>Jeff Fest 6 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Friday, July 27; 12 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Saturday, July 28; 12 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Sunday, July 29 4822 N. Long Ave. $7, $5 before 5 p.m.</em>