Chicago Beaches Will Be Open in Time For Memorial Day Weekend

Chicago beaches are expected to open Memorial Day weekend!

Chicago took a step toward a normal summer Monday as the city revealed its beaches will reopen just in time for Memorial Day weekend.

The more than two-dozen beaches along the Lake Michigan shoreline will reopen on May 28, the Friday of Memorial Day weekend, said Mike Kelly, superintendent and CEO of the Chicago Park District. The city's beaches were closed during the summer of 2020 in line with COVID-19 restrictions.

While the beach season usually runs from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it wasn't clear exactly when visitors would be welcomed back.

Along with the reopening of beaches, a number of summertime events are returning to the city, too, such as Night Out in the Parks.

Yes! More good news!

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