Vintage and handmade goods fill city blocks at the Randolph Street Market,… (Chuan D. Vo/For RedEye )
Three-day weekend, y'all! (That exclamation should be followed by an air horn, FYI.) If you're not heading out of town to a lake house or campground for Memorial Day, you're still in luck. Take your pick of two great events this weekend: the outdoor debut of the Randolph Street Market and Chicago's Memorial Day Parade. While you're out and about, keep in mind our fest challenge—this week, snap a photo of an awesome vintage find at Randolph Street Market and hashtag it #getfested. Last week, we asked for photos of your adorable dogs ... and we couldn't be happier with the results.
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Randolph Street Market outdoor debut
Where: 1340 W. Washington Boulevard
When: Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (early buying begins at 8 a.m.), continues outdoors each weekend through Sept. 28
How much: $8 ($3 for students) in advance, $10 ($5 for students) at the gate
Don't miss: This sprawling antiques market continues year-round, but summer's the best time to browse vintage wares both indoors and out. More than 250 vendors selling jewelry, furniture and clothing are the main attraction, and this market adds a photo booth, live music, a DJ'ed disco dance party (noon Saturday), plus wine and beer for purchase.
Chicago's Memorial Day Parade
Where: Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St.
When: Wreath-laying ceremony at 11 a.m.; parade steps off at noon Saturday
How much: Free to attend
Don't miss: Illinois Representative Lt. Col. Tammy Duckworth serves as grand marshal for the annual Memorial Day Parade, which honors fallen soldiers and their families. This year's parade includes high school marching bands, drum and bugles corps plus 6,000 JROTC cadets and members of the military.