Friday 16 April 2021
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The Big City Blog: The Millennium Park Film Series and Chicago farmer’s markets

By Allyssa Campbell-Sawyer

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Millennium Park will showcase its summer film series for a third year with a dozen films. From June 23-Sept. 1, bring a group of friends or the family to camp out on the Great Lawn every Tuesday at 6:30 and enjoy movies on a 40-foot LED screen. Handicap accommodations will be available at the Welcome Center, and wheelchair seating will be provided at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion.

The lineup for this year includes modern comedies and old favorites celebrating milestone anniversaries.

Back to the Future — June 23

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the time-travel movie

Apollo 13 — June 30

An American hero film to kick off 4th of July weekend

Big Night — July 7

An Italian foodie film screening to get ready for the Taste of Chicago

Edward Scissorhands — July 14

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory — July 21

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the book’s publication

Almost Famous — July 28

A rockin’ film to prepare for Lollapalooza

Drumline — Aug. 4

A marching band film to celebrate the Bud Billiken parade

The Aviator — Aug. 11

The beloved aviation film screens ahead of the Chicago Air & Water Show

Dirty Dancing — Aug. 18

The theatre production of the film will debut at Cadillac Palace the same night

Mahogany — Aug. 25

The 40th anniversary of the move filmed in Chicago

The Breakfast Club — Sept. 1

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of this teen classic

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Chicago farmer’s markets Logan Square farmers market - NoShameAdventures

Farming season has begun across Chicago. Twenty markets from Uptown to downtown will be offering fresh fruits, veggies, plants and flowers, as well as music and artisan vendors at some locations.

There are new locations this year in Bronzeville and Pilsen. Shoppers can also find delight in the canvas bags for their groceries that have a custom design drawn by a Chicago Public School student.

Each market is open to the public on a specific day of the week and run on their own respective schedules. Check the list below for a market near you.


Loyola Farmers Market

1200 W. Loyola

June 8–September 21, 3–7 p.m.

September 28–October 12, 2:30–6:30 p.m.


Columbus Park Farmers Market

Harrison & Central

June 30–September 29, 2–7 p.m.

Downtown – Federal Plaza Farmers Market

Adams & Dearborn

May 19–October 27, 7 a.m.–3 p.m.

Lincoln Square Farmers Market

2301 W. Leland

June 2–October 27, 7 a.m.–1 p.m.


Andersonville Farmers Market

1500 W. Berwyn

May 20–September 9, 3–8 p.m.

September 16–October 14, 3–7 p.m.

Edison Park Farmers Market

6730 N. Olmsted

May 27, June 24, July 29, August 26, September 30, 4–8 p.m.

Ford City Mall Farmers Market

7601 S. Cicero

July 8 – September 30, 8 a.m.–1 p.m.

Green City Market

1800 N. Clark St. in Lincoln Park

May 2–October 31, 7am–1pm

LaFollette Park Farmers Market

1333 N. Laramie

July 1–September 30, 2–7 p.m.

Lawndale Chicago Botanic Garden’s Windy City Harvest Market

3750 W. Ogden

July 8–October 7, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Pilsen Night Market

18th St. & Blue Island

July 8–September 2, 4–8 p.m.

Pullman Farmers Market

111th & Cottage Grove

July 8–October 28, 7 a.m.–1 p.m.

Seaway Bank Farmers Market

87th & Langley

July 22–September 23, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

The Urban Islander’s Market at Treasure Island

2121 N. Clybourn

May 13–September 30, 3–8 p.m.

Washington Park Chicago Botanic Garden’s Windy City Harvest Market

555 E. 51st

July 8–October 7, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Wood Street Farm Stand by Growing Home

5814 S. Wood

April 22–October 28, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.


Argyle Night Market

Broadway & Argyle

July 9–August 27, 5–9 p.m.

Austin Town Hall Farmers Market

Lake & Central

July 2–October 1, 2–7 p.m.

Willis Tower Farmers Market

233 S. Wacker

June 25–October 29, 7 a.m.–3 p.m.

Garfield Park Community Market

200 N. Kedzie

June 18, July 16, August 13, September 17 & October 15, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Hyde Park Farmers Market

53rd & Harper

June 4–October 29, 7 a.m.–1 p.m.

Lincoln Square Evening Farmers Market

2301 W. Leland

June 4–October 29, 4–8 p.m.

South Loop Farmers Market

1936 S. Michigan

June 25–October 15, 4–8 p.m.

Southport Lowline Market

3411 N. Southport

June 4–October 8, 3–8 p.m.

Urban Islander Farmer’s Market

Treasure Island Foods – Parking Lot

3460 N. Broadway

May 14-October 1, 3-8 p.m.

Weiss Uptown Farmers Market

4646 N. Marine

June 4–October 22, 7 a.m.–1 p.m.


Bronzeville Community Market

Martin Luther King & 26th

Dates TBD, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Division Street Farmers Market

Division & Dearborn

May 16–October 31, 7 a.m.–1 p.m.

Edgewater Farmers Market

1200 W. Norwood

June 13–August 17, 8 a.m.–1 p.m.

El Conuco Farmers Market at Humboldt Park

California & Division

June 6–October 10, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Englewood/Anchor House Farmers Market *

71st & Racine

June 27–October 3, 8 a.m.–1 p.m.

Garfield Park Community Market

200 N. Kedzie

June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12 & October 10, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Green City Market – Lincoln Park

1800 N. Clark

May 2–October 31, 7 a.m.–1 p.m.

Green City Market – Fulton

Fulton & Halsted

June 6–October 31, 7 a.m.–1 p.m.

Healthy Food Hub at South Shore Good Foods Market

2423 E. 75th

Year round, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Horner Park Farmers Market

2741 W. Montrose

June 6–October 3, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Lincoln Park Farmers Market

Armitage & Orchard

June 6–October 31, 7 a.m.–1 p.m.

Near West Side Farmers Market


June–Early September, 4–8 p.m.

North Center Farmers Market

4100 N. Lincoln

June 13–October 24, 7 a.m.–1 p.m.

Plant Chicago Community Market

1400 W. 46th

June 27–September 5, 11 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Printers Row Farmers Market

Polk & Dearborn

June 20–October 24, 7 a.m.–1 p.m.

Roseland Community Market

11400 S. Michigan Ave.

April 25–August 28, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

61st Street Farmers Market

6100 S. Blackstone

May 16–October 31, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

West Humboldt Park Farmers Market

3601 W. Chicago

June 27–September 26, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.


Beverly Farmers Market

95th & Longwood

May 10–October 25, 7 a.m.–1 p.m.

Glenwood Farmers Market

6950 N. Morse

June 7–October 25, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

IMAN Fresh Bets and Eats Farmers Market

2744 W. 63rd

May 24–October 25, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Jefferson Park Farmers Market

4800 N. Long

June 14 & 28, July 12 & 26, August 9 & 23, September 13 & 27, October 11 & 25, 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Logan Square Farmers Market

3107 W. Logan

May 17–October 25, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Perry Avenue Community Farmers Market

5749 S. Perry

June 28–September 27, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Pilsen Community Market

1800 S. Halsted

May 31–October 25, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Portage Park Farmers Market

Berteau & Central

June 7–October 4, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

South Shore Farmers Market Rainbow Beach Park

79th & South Shore

June 21–August 27, 12–5 p.m.

Wicker Park Farmers Market

1425 N. Damen

June 14–October 25, 8 a.m.–2 p.m.

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