Chicago Summer Festivals 2012: Renegade Craft Fair, Open Streets, Turkish Fest & More (9/7-9/9)

09/07/2012 04:10 pm ET

Didn't manage to score tickets to catch either the Bears season opener or the Boss at Wrigley this weekend?

Lucky for you, even as summer winds down to its inevitable end, this weekend is packed with phenomenal festivals to fill up your calendar. Best of all, most of the events are free -- which is especially good for those of you who just plopped down tickets to see Prince later this month.

Each Friday throughout the remainder of the summer, HuffPost Chicago is spotlighting five of that weekend's must-go festivals and other events.

Need more ideas? The city also maintains a calendar of neighborhood events taking place throughout Chicago.

Did we miss something great that's on your calendar this weekend? Tell us about it in the comments.

Chicago Summer Festival Picks (9/7-9/9)