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A Million Things on Memorial Day Weekend

By Rachelle Bowden in News on May 28, 2004 11:41AM

Memorial Day is a time to honor our vetrans, those who have died defending out country, and the men and women who are currently serving in the military. But let's face it - to many of us Memorial Day is a time to make merry because we have an extra day off of work! Whether you celebrate it patriotically or not, Chicago has a million things going on this weekend. Chicagoist tried to round them all up, but feel free to comment if we missed any!

2004_5_fireworks.jpg» Watch the Chicago's Memorial Day Parade
» Go to the Navy Pier Memorial Day Celebration (fireworks!)
» Vist the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum on the South Side.
» Go to Irish Fest
» Run in (or support runners in) the Lakeshore Marathon
» Watch the Rosehill Cemetary Memorial Day Parade & Civil War reinactment
» Bike down Lake Shore Drive
» Shop at the Chicago Antique Market
» Catch a White Sox game
» Cheer on the Cubs
» Take a tour of Chicago's War Memorials
» Get kinky at the the 26th International Mr. Leather contest
» Be mysterious at the Memorial Day Masquerade Ball (lesbian/bisexual)
» Chicago native, Brad from the Real World San Diego hosts a Hot Body party at Purgatory IV
» Learn to cook at the Chicago Botanic Garden's Great Chef Series
» Enjoy Latin beats and a midnight bikini/lingerie show at Ay Dios Mio
» Go to the beach
» Take a scenic walk
» Sail on the Memorial Day Weekend Lake Jam (booze cruise!)
» Have a barbecue

And let us not forget the Chicago Memorial Day Massacre of 1937 where 10 demonstrators were killed when police fired into the crowd during the "Little Steel Strike".