Just because we have to say goodbye to Summer, does not mean we need to say goodbye to having fun too! The Fall season always puts me in the mood for road trips, and there are several awesome events happening over the next few months in Chicago. Check out this complete list, and plan your weekends accordingly.

If you love craft fairs, art shows, live music, beer, food, bacon, parades, chili, running, Christmas lights and everything in between you are in luck! Chicago has all those to offer and more from now through December. If that statement just sent your fall-loving heart all a flutter, then you need to check this Thrillist.com calendar out right now: Every Fall Festival in Chicago, In One Calendar.

If you're like me and you see yourself going hog wild at the Beer and Bacon fest at Soldier Field, or spending all your dough at the Foodie 5K and you still want to spend the weekend in Chicago, you will also need this list: 51 Totally free things to do in Chicago.

Hope you take time to fully enjoy the Fall season, ya'll. After all, it's one of the best perks to being a Midwesterner!