Join Bonnie and Tracy, co-founders of Shred415, as they launch Shred at the Park at NoMI Garden at Park Hyatt Chicago. The 45-minute rooftop workout will have you jumpstarting your day with a good sweat. Shred at the Park will take place every Wednesday during the summer. 7:30 a.m. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. hyatt.com
Wednesday Polo is a tradition at Arranmore Farm & Polo Club. Each week a late afternoon match is open to an enthusiastic public, hosting both the serious equestrian set, and those looking to wind down after work with friends and family. Every Wednesday from June 1-September 14. 34 Rance Road, Oswego; chicagopolo.com
Kickoff your summer by participating in this 60-minnute surf inspired fitness class at Hotel Palomar, which will happen every Thursday from June through September. Free for hotel guests; $35 for non-guests. 7-8 a.m. 505 N. State St., hotelpalomar-chicago.com
Chicago's premier consignment boutique, Luxury Garage Sale, is hosting its first extended pop-up shop featuring items at reduced prices from designers like Chanel, Céline, and Rag & Bone. Interested consignors are also invited to drop off their items for consignment. The shop will remain open until August 15, 2016. 1833 2nd St., Highland Park, 312-291-9126; luxurygaragesale.com
Enjoy your favorite foods and experience new cuisines from renowned food trucks from Chicago. 2400 S Dearborn St., chgofoodtruckfest.com
Join Osteria Via Stato and Chef David DiGregorio for an evening of prosecco tastings and appetizers. The tasting will highlight dry, extra dry, and brut sparklers and a bubbly Italian rosé. Call to make your reservation. $20 per person. 620 N. State St., 312-642- 8450; osteriaviastato.com
This festival is free to enter, and features bands Semple Band, Plain White T’s, and The Wallflowers. There will also be food, carnival rides, crafts, games, and a whole lineup of events for each day. June 30-July 4. 500 E. Miner St., Arlington Heights; frontierdays.org
The special day kicks off at 9:30 a.m. with Children’s Bike and Pets Parades, followed by an Independence Day Parade at 10 a.m. After the two parades, the annual Fourth Fest will take place until 2 p.m. and will feature a petting zoo, games, rides, music, and more. The day will conclude with free concert and fireworks show at 4 p.m. City of Highland Park, 1707 St Johns Ave., Highland Park, 847-579-3121.
Celebrate the Fourth of July at Oyster Bah. Enjoy summertime barbecue, fried chicken, lobster, and one-of-a-kind wine bottles from 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m., and participate in their Monday night Foosball Tournament from 5-10 p.m. 1962 N. Halsted, 773-248-3000; oysterbah.com
Indulge in Fremont’s famed Signature Hot Fried Chicken Platter, which is complete with mac and cheese, creamy coleslaw, a Belgian-style waffle, and bourbon maple butter. 15 W Illinois St., 312-874-7270; fremontchicago.com
The Auxiliary Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Michigan Avenue will host the 16th annual Summer Lovin’ party. Typically attended by more than 1,000 young professionals, Summer Lovin’ will be an evening filled with delicious bites from leading Chicago restaurants, cocktails, and outstanding entertainment. In addition, attendees will have access to the Chicago History Museum’s eclectic exhibits. Proceeds from the event will support innovative type 1 diabetes research programs at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Purchase tickets here. 7-10 p.m. Chicago History Museum, 1601 North Clark St.
Polo's Armed Forces Chicago roots date back to 1949 when the Illinois National Guard organized an indoor league that continued through the mid-1980s at the Chicago Avenue Armory, now the Museum of Contemporary Art. Oak Brook Polo Club will honor the United States Armed Forces and its veterans in a remake of the Oak Brook Polo vs. Black Horse Troop match, which was captained by Oak Brook Polo Club founder and commander, Paul Butler. 2606 York Road, Oak Brook; chicagopolo.com
Enjoy luncheon and polo hosted by chairs Reute Butler and Vonita Reescer for the benefit of Friends of Conservation (FOC) at the Oak Brook Polo Club, originally founded by the Butler family. The afternoon with FOC begins with a champagne reception at 12:30 p.m., followed by luncheon, opening ceremonies, and the Commander’s Cup match. In the FOC pavilion there will also be shopping at the FOC African Market and a hat contest for attendees! Tickets $150/person, and reserved tables are also available $1,500/table. Buy tickets here.
Walk more than 500 feet of red carpet alongside 70 rare, vintage, and prize-winning Ferraris to view these celebrated Italian automobiles up-close and mingle with the cars owners. Select boutiques, salons, and restaurants on Oak Street will be offering exclusive in-store experiences and a charity drawing to benefit the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. East Oak St.; ferrarisonoak.com
Join PAWS Chicago in raising funds to save the lives of homeless cats and dogs. Bring your pooch aboard the Castaways ship deck to enjoy beachy cocktails, dinner, dancing, pet spa services, live and silent auctions, and Chicago’s beautiful skyline. Tickets on sale now. $150/person and $50/pooch. 6 p.m. Castaways at North Avenue Beach, 1603 N. Lake Shore Dr., 773-843-4887; pawschicago.org
Join former Chicago Bear Israel Idonije for his annual summer charity event to celebrate the youth programs that have served more than 9,000 children over the past 10 years. Presented by Bank of America, Michigan Avenue, Hennessey, BMW, and Saks Fifth Avenue, the event will feature an open bar, a DJ, silent auction, a tribute to Humanitarian Honoree Robbie Gould and more. 7-11p.m. For tickets, email email@example.com. Thompson Chicago, 21 E Bellevue Place; teamiif.org
Watch the sunset and the stars glisten at the most anticipated event of the summer. The Women’s Board of Lincoln Park Zoo will host a romantic midsummer’s eve of dreams, dining, dancing, and entertainment. Celebrating the long-awaited return of penguins to the zoo, the Women’s Board will honor their well-dressed friends at this year’s Zoo Ball, presented by PowerShares QQQ. Funds raised at Zoo Ball will support the Women’s Board’s leadership pledge to fund new initiatives at the zoo, such as the new Robert and Mayari Pritzker Penguin Cove. Individual tickets begin at $700 per person; table packages begin at $7,000. 6:30 p.m. to midnight. Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 N. Clark St.; lpzooball.org
The afternoon starts with an on-field parade of new and classic Ferraris, followed by a 6 chukker polo match between two Italian favorites, Ferrari vs. Maserati. 2606 York Road, Oak Brook; chicagopolo.com
Now in its 5th year, Michigan Avenue's Ashore Thing presented by BMO Harris Bank is Chicago's biggest party! Come out for this family affair at Navy Pier for the perfect summer setting. Enjoy a breathtaking view and lounge in luxury while sipping champagne, cocktails, or ice cold beer at our premium cash bar. As the beautiful sailboats parade past the Pier, learn facts about each ship and its crew. Following the parade of boats, dance the afternoon away with one of Chicago’s hottest DJs! 10 a.m.-2 p.m. East End of Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave., michiganavemag.com
The signature tournament of the Chicago Polo Season kicks off two weeks of the most competitive polo of the summer. The opening match of the USPA Arranmore Polo Classic commences in grand style as Polo enthusiasts are treated to spectacular pre-match festivities, access to the club’s barns and horses, the very latest from Ferrari & Maserati and Bollinger Champagne. 34 Rance Road, Oswego; chicagopolo.com