Nola Chic in Chicago: Wonderful Weekends with Google

I found this family fun event on Twitter and I will be there and I’m extending the invite to you! Lol. It’s actually FREE! Yessss, F.R.E.E, everything including food and fun. I’m not sure what’s on the menu, but from the looks of the local partners, it’s bound to be a nice treat. Who knows maybe I’ll luck up and finally get something really good! Cross your fingers for me, because it’s hard being here and haven’t had anything savory and comforting to write home about…

But join me at Wonderful Weekends with Google I for a weekend festival packed full of helpfulness and filled with live entertainment, free food and fun for the whole family. Everyone’s invited!

Wonderful Weekends will feature a gigantic ‘Weekend Helper’ gumball machine with demos that help you find things to do in town, and best of all, filled with prizes from our wonderful local partners including Heritage Bicycles, Second City, Portillo’s, The Art Institute of Chicago, Revival Food Hall, Adler Planetarium, The Chopping Block, Ignite Glass and many more!


Maggie Daley Park

337 E Randolph St

Chicago, IL 60601

Public Transportation: El stop: Brown, Orange, Green, Pink, Purple (rush hrs) to Randolph/Wabash. Bus: 3, 4, 20, 26, 60, 66, 124, 146, 147, 151, 157.


6 am-11 pm daily




Source: Google


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