Typically busy fall weekends in the Sloop revolve around the Bears, but that's not the case this weekend. Three events will take up most of our time this weekend:
First is the annual Chicago Country Music Festival which technically isn't in the Sloop, but is close enough to still go to. The free festival kicks off today (10/8) at the northern end of Grant Park. Clint Black headlines tonight and the pop turned country singer Jewel takes the Pritzker Pavilion stage on Saturday:
The second event is a friendly! Unless you're a soccer friend that previous sentence probably didn't make much sense, but all it means is that an international soccer exhibition game between the US and Poland will be taking place at Soldier Field. Although the World Cup just ended this past weekend and this game doesn't have any real meaning, it's always a fun scene in the neighborhood when soccer invades the UFO (aka Soldier Field). Last year you might remember the crazy scene as the US took on Honduras:
Finally the biggest event of the weekend (and for that matter the city) makes its way through various parts of the Sloop as the annual Chicago Marathon is back. It's always a fun and interesting sight to watch the thousands of spectators cheer on the runners as they make the final run up Michigan Avenue, a right turn on Roosevelt and a left on Columbus to finish this grueling competition.
Anyway, if you're around any of these days, come on out...it's supposed to be a beautiful fall weekend, so enjoy the events taking place in our hood.