With August well under way, the end of summer is just around the corner.
And while this comes as good news for sweater advocates, the rest of us can't be blamed for feeling somewhat anxious about the dwindling opportunities for outdoor drinking and weekly smorgasbords of weekend street festivals.
Thankfully, this weekend is packed with some of Chicago's highest-profile annual summer events.
Each Friday throughout the remainder of the summer, HuffPost Chicago is passing along our five picks for that weekend's must-go festivals and other events.
Need still more options? The city also maintains a calendar of neighborhood events throughout Chicago.
Did we miss something great going on this weekend? Tell us about it in the comments.