The Chicago Caribbean Jerkfest, Saturday from 10 AM to 10 PM at Union Park (1501 W. Randolph) celebrates pan-Caribbean culture with food, live music and DJs, crafts, a dominoes tournament, and a jerk cook-off with chicken, pork, and fish. $7, kids 12 and under free.
Ribfest, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 10 PM (Damen, Irving Park, and Lincoln), promises 65,000 pounds of ribs from a dozen or so vendors. Now in its tenth year, the festival is notable for its lineup of bands. $5