5 Things to Do Around Chicago: June 2-4

Get Out and Go Treasure Hunt (Photos courtesy of each event.)

Here are five things to do around Chicago this weekend, including festivals and events for the entire family. Plus, there’s a new brunch in town!

Lincoln Park Greek Fest

5 Things to Do Around Chicago: Lincoln Park Greek Fest

June 2-4

This family-friendly festival is back for its 40th year with food, dance troupes, music, and a bounce house, games and crafts for kids.

5th Annual North Shore Pride Fest

5 Things to Do Around Chicago: North Shore Pride Fest

June 3

Formerly called the Taste the Rainbow Pub Crawl, this event begins with a Pride Family Picnic in the Park at Everts Park before a pub crawl, where restaurants and bars will be serving drinks in different colors of the rainbow, and a drag show at Ginger’s of Highwood.

Play Well Days

5 Things to Do Around Chicago: LEGOLAND Discovery Center's Play Well Days
Begins June 3

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago has teamed up with Autism Speaks to offer Play Well Days, a series of sensory-friendly mornings at the Discovery Center, on the first Saturday of every month. Through June 3, present the Autism Speaks flyer here and receive 20 percent off walk up general admission tickets. Plus, another 20 percent of the ticket price will be donated to Autism Speaks.

Get Out and Go Treasure Hunt

5 Things to Do Around Chicago: Get Out and Go Treasure Hunt in Glenview

June 4

Explore Gallery Park and Fuller Air Station Prairie while looking for clues. Families, who can either walk or ride bikes along pathways, can pick up a treasure map at the Glenview Park Center and earn points for making discoveries throughout the area.

Maple & Ash Launches Brunch

5 Things to Do Around Chicago: Maple & Ash brunch

June 4

This Gold Coast restaurant will offer Sunday Brunch starting June 4. Stop by the beef tenderloin and maple glazed ham carving station or the egg and breakfast station. Plus, try made-to-order omelets, salad, yogurt and granola. It all ends with a chocolate chip cookie served at your table.

Looking Ahead

  • The Ravinia Farmers Market opens June 7 and will run every Wednesday through Oct. 25. More than 15 vendors will be in attendance, and on opening day, the North Shore’s largest organic plant sale will benefit the Organic Teaching Garden at Highland Park High School. Learn more here.

Anna Carlson

Anna Carlson writes Make It Better’s weekly 5 Things to Do column as well as Recommended Events.