Kiss the Summer Away: 8 Things to Do in Chicago This Labor Day

All of these will make for really great Instagram photos!

August 30, 2018

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That's a wrap on summer, folks! 

This Labor Day marks the end of beach bummin', pool parties, and hot temps. 

Sure, we might still hit the 90s in mid-September, but that ocean breeze has transformed into a scent of pumpkin spice latte's. It just isn't the same. 

Here are some things we recommend you do this weekend to kiss the 2018 summer goodbye properly. 

Don't forget to post it up on Instagram while using #GoodbyeSummer and #HelloFall!


1. Hit Up a Rooftop

Rooftop season will officially be over for the season really soon. Before that happens, catch a glimpse of your beautiful city, enjoy a drink outside and soak it all up before we revert to navigating through piles upon piles of the white stuff... snow. May we recommend checking out The Whiskey Business in Wicker Park which blends 80s & 90s nostalgia with over 115 different whiskeys!

Heaven? -- Check out the new rooftop bar at Whiskey Business for tons of fun like unicorn sprinklers, inflatable pools, bocce, Monday movie nights, great food and of course whiskey -- #wickerpark #chicagobucketlist

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2. See a Concert at the Iconic Wrigley Field

No way to close out summer than with a country concert! And you're in luck because Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, Jon Pardi and Carly Pearce will be performing at iconic Wrigley Field on September 1st. Body Like a Backroad never sounded as good as it does in the friendly confines. Get your tickets now

St. Louis y'all were awesome last night #WhatMakesYouCountryTour

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3. Get Out on the River

There are so many little eateries and bars along the river, including the new Insta-worthy hotspot Beatnik on the River (or Café Bonhomme if you prefer to be inside). While it may be difficult to score a table, I'm hearing it's worth the wait solely for the ambiance. You can also pretend to be a tourist in your own city and hop on the Architecture Boat Tour of Chicago! Or give kayaking a whirl! 

Sunset on the riva -- #BeatnikOnTheRiver . . . photo: @mischam #beatnikchicago #vibes #monday #mondaymotivation #alfresco #chicago #beatnikvibes #patio #coffee #cocktails #chicagoriver #summer #bonhommies #cocktail #travel #sttropez #beautiful #instachicago #chigram #chicagoloop #eater #eaterchicago #zagat #infatuation #infatuationchi #theloop #bohemian #healthy #sunset

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4. Beach It Up

Beaches officially close after Labor Day so make the most of it and get some sun and waves! If you're feeling kind of beach-fancy, check out Shore Club for Mediterranean-inspired cuisine and beach-themed drinks. There's also The Lakefront Restaurant for seasonal fare with a French influence, or if you're just grabbing a quick bite, the Dock at Montrose Beach never failed me before. 

Shore Club Chicago is the ultimate venue for a private and corporate events in downtown Chicago. Our Restaurant transforms into an elegant and dynamic event space for 20 up to 1200 guests! Host your event in the Restaurant and enjoy unobstructed views of the beachfront.

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5. Grab Ice Cream

Look, we're not going to sit here and tell you where you should get ice cream, but if you were to ask us, we'd say La Michoacana Premium in Pilsen for refreshing ice cream and popsicles. If you're feeling more of a cupcake and ice cream combo, we're going to steer you towards Small Cakes Chicago. 

Homemade Ice Cream + your choice of Cupcake in our CUPCAKE SMASH!! Stop in today!

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------ #timeoutchicago #eeeeeats #infatuationchi #fwx #forkyeah

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6. Visit the Happy Place

Nothing better than taking Instagram photos and being, well, happy. The Happy Place has extended its run through September 3rd so grab your husband, your besties, your mom, your kids and check out the pure bliss you've been seeing all over your timeline. 

In case you missed our big news from yesterday... we are EXTENDING our stay in Chicago!! ---- Bring on the extra HAPPY!! Come see us before we leave, September 3rd. ---- --: @seanliamchicago

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7. Munch on Lobster

Head to Great American Lobster Fest, the largest Midwest lobster and seafood festival! From fresh lobster rolls to tacos and lobster fries, it's all the lobster you want, any way you want it. If you're not a seafood connoisseur, there will also be burgers, hot dogs and funnel cakes!  Get your tickets HERE!

Turn it to @wgnnews at 12:45 to see Chris whip up our amazing Lobster Mac! See you at the fest this weekend! @peroniusa @imagerywinery @deepeddyvodka @topochico

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8. Dance Your A** Off At North Coast

Nothing like closing out festival season with a festival! The biggest DJs, hip-hop artists and rock bands will take over Union Park this weekend for North Coast Music Festival. Major artists on the bill include Miguel, Axwell  Ingrosso, and DJ Snake. Get those tickets right HERE!

Only a few short weeks left until we turn up under the blue Chicago sky. Grab tickets before they increase in price this Wednesday! -- • • #northcoast #northcoastfest #chicago #thingstodoinchicago #summertimechi #chicagoevents #musicfestival #concert #concerts

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