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This weekend in Chicago: Gospel music, art and more

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This weekend, shake up your routine and take the family to festivals in the Chicago area. From an art festival with family-friendly activities to outdoor concerts, there are plenty of family-friendly events in the Chicago area the weekend of June 27 through 29, 2014. Here’s a list of what’s on the schedule to get you started.

Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival runs June 27 through 29 and features plenty of art, music and fun. Artists’ works will be on display, including those from Woman Made, Intuit, Hye-Jeong Lee, F’Art Collective and Comfort Station. Kid-friendly activities include an arts and crafts station, dance demonstrations, and a petting zoo. The festival takes place on Milwaukee Ave. from Kedzie Ave. to Diversey Pkwy. and Kimball Ave. in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood.

Chicago Gospel Music Festival features an array of gospel singers this year. The event kicks off on Friday, June 27, at the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington St., Chicago) and continues on June 28 and 29 at Ellis Park in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood (37th St. and Cottage Grove Ave., Chicago). This year’s lineup includes Keshia McFarland, Pastor Daniel Smith and NSMIC, and Tye Tribbett. The cast of the play “Motown: The Musical” will also perform. An activity center for children and art fair is also scheduled. Food will also be available for purchase.

Chicago Summerfest can help you celebrate summer in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. Between musical performances and plenty of food, you and your family will have plenty to do. Artists will also have works on display and for sale. Summerfest is located on Clark Street at Armitage Ave.

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