Can you think of a better excuse to go to a festival than the combination of hot dogs, beer and music?! Thanks to the Chicago History Museum you get to do it all. Taking place from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (8 p.m. Sunday) Aug. 7th-9th at the intersection of Clark and LaSalle near Lincoln Park, the free-admission family-friendly event features a bunch of vendors like Chubby Wieners, Boricua Dog and Frank Meats Patty.
Bring the kids and check out live music from various bands throughout the weekend for roots rock, reggae, ’90s covers, Latin rhythms and even Kashmir, a Led Zeppelin cover band. In addition, a few speakers will address topics like the Union Stockyards and the highly controversial topic of putting ketchup on a hot dog. And, of course, no family fest would be complete without face painting and rides. Get more information and food tickets here.