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15 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: Ravenswood Art Walk, Mexican Independence Parade & A Pickle Crawl

From a gyro fest and double-dutch meetup to dog yoga and two Selena-themed tributes, there's something for everyone this weekend.

The Mexican Independence Parade on 26th Street.
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CHICAGO — Celebrate Mexican independence, monarch butterflies, throwback music, local businesses and more at various events across the city.

Here’s a round-up of 15 things happening in Chicago this weekend:

26th Street Mexican Independence Day Parade

Starts at noon Sunday

Starts on 26th Street and Albany Avenue, and proceeds down 26th Street to Kostner Avenue

Chicago’s annual Mexican Independence Day Parade returns to Little Village, featuring brightly colored floats, mariachi bands and folkloric dancing. One of the region’s largest parades, it brings together over 500,000 participants, residents and visitors.

Chicago Pickle Crawl

2-7 p.m. Saturday

Tapster, 2027 W. North Ave.

The world’s first-ever pickle crawl is debuting in Chicago this weekend. You must be at least 21 years old. Tickets are available online for $19.99.

Lincoln Park Gyro Fest

5-10 p.m. Friday, noon-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

St. George Greek Orthodox Church of Chicago, 2701 N. Sheffield Ave.

Vertical rotisseries of meat will be turning all weekend at this family-friendly festival. There will also be live music, kids’ activities and art and craft vendors.

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A mural honoring legendary Tejano singer Selena in Pilsen.

The Selena Tribute Concert

6 p.m. Friday

Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph St.

This free event hosted by the National Museum of Mexican art is the city’s largest tribute concert celebrating Coma la Flor and Bidi Bidi Bom Bom singer Selena. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs.

Discounted parking for the tribute concert is available for $13 at Millennium Park Garage and $11 at Millennium Lakeside Garage.

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The Nature Museum’s fifth annual Flutter into Fall event comes as the species is listed as endangered — but there are ways Chicagoans can help.

Flutter Into Fall Butterfly Class

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Drive

Celebrate and learn about monarch butterflies as they begin their annual southward migration to Mexico. There will be activities for all ages, including monarch-related crafts with representatives from the National Museum of Mexican Art and multiple guided plant and bug walks. The event is included with admission to the museum.

Dance In Logan Square

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday

Paseo Prairie Garden, 2614 N. Kedzie Ave.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Logan Square Friday. There will be DJ music, dancing, food, vendors and more.

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Gaia Designs by Q is a holistic wellness and jewelry shop that sells goods at the Black Wall Street market.

Black Wall Street Festival

Noon-8 p.m. Saturday

On 61st Street from Vernon to Champlain avenues

Dozens of South Side Black-owned businesses, an immersive history experience, live entertainment and more will line 61st Street for this all-day bazaar and free festival.

Selena Drag Brunch

11 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Walnut Room, 111 N. State St.

Selena Drag Brunch is back in Chicago, starring Lucy Stoole, Irregular Girl, Serean Fiierce and Valentine Addams. Tickets are available online here.

Chicago Taco & Margs Crawl

2-8 p.m. Saturday

Standard Bar and Grill, 1332 N. Milwaukee Ave.

A taco and margarita crawl is coming to Wicker Park. Tickets starting at $19.99 are available online here.

Throwback Music Fest

5-10:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Sunday

Gladstone Park, 6030 N. Milwaukee Ave.

There will be live throwback music performances, a pet costume parade, kid-friendly activities, food and drink, a classic car show and more at this weekend’s Throwback Music Fest.

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Food trucks at the Ravenswood Art Walk.

Ravenswood Art Walk

11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday

Along Ravenswood Avenue between Lawrence Avenue and Irving Park Road

Ravenswood creators will showcase the industrial corridor’s art, music, food and beer during the festival’s 20th edition. The art walk features open studios and galleries, live music, an outdoor artist market, children’s corner and beer garden.

There is a launch party 7 p.m. Thursday at Artifact Events, 4325 N. Ravenswood Ave. The party is free, but space is limited and RSVPs are strongly encouraged.

Yoga With Dogs In Roscoe Village

8 a.m.-noon Saturday

Outside Jahn Elementary School, 3149 N. Wolcott Ave.

The Roscoe Village Farmers Market is holding a daylong event with dog-friendly yoga, kids activities and treats from local businesses. Doga, in which people practice traditional yoga poses with their pets, will begin at 9 a.m.

Bronzeville Summer Nights returns this year with a hybrid format.

Bronzeville Summer Nights

5-8 p.m. Friday

Along east 43rd Street from Michigan to Ellis

The last event of the Bronzeville Summer Nights series is this weekend, celebrating local talent and supporting neighborhood business.

Renegade Craft Fair

11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

On Division Street between Damen and Ashland avenues

The Renegade Craft Fair is returning to Chicago, featuring hundreds of small business booths. Admission is free but donations are suggested.

40+ Double Dutch Club Pullman Meetup

9 a.m.-noon Saturday

Pullman Community Center, North Parking Lot, 10355 S. Woodlawn Ave.

The 40+ Double Dutch Club was created in 2016 for women over 40 who want to stay active in an exciting and affordable way. The group jumps Double Dutch, Chinese rope, hopscotch, hula hoop and plays “all of the games we did on the playground growing up.”

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