Ribs are fun because you can eat them with your hands and, when you’re done, you have a tiny xylophone made of bones. Bite into some multipurpose pork with this Groupon.
- $15 for Rib Fest Entry for Two and Parking (Up to $30 Value)
Two people receive one-day admission (up to a $20 value) to Porky’s Rib Fest at Toyota Park on June 27, 28, 29, or 30. The event runs from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 11 p.m. on Sunday. This Groupon also includes a one-day parking pass (up to a $10 value). Admission is $5 for children aged 6–12, and free for kids 5 and younger.
In light of Chicago's hockey cup win, entrants who wear Hawks jerseys on Friday, June 28, are entitled to a complimentary raffle ticket, which enters them to win such prizes as another Hawks jersey or $500.
Porky’s Rib Fest
After their inaugural year, the organizers of the Porky’s Rib Fest hope that their event becomes an oft-circled event on the calendars of barbecue-loving Chicagoans. If this year’s vendor lineup is any indication, they’re already well on their way. Recruited from both inside and outside of Chicago, the award-winning roster includes vendors with decades of combined grilling experience. Hailing from the Lone Star State, Texas Thunder BBQ is a perennial favorite at rib fests around the country. On the hometown front, cooks from Berwyn’s Chicago BBQ Company sling their signature brand of slow-smoked meats. The lineup even includes an international representative: based out of Sydney, Australia, the meat masters of Aussom Aussie tempt taste buds at home and abroad with unexpected flavors such as fruit-based sauces.
Aside from chowing on an international buffet of barbecue, attendees can enjoy a continuous stream of live music emanating from Toyota Park’s expansive amphitheater. Acts have included '70s mainstays, a contestant from a televised music competition, as well as bands covering the iconic catalogs of KISS, Led Zeppelin, and Jimmy Buffett. Elsewhere, adults drool over the impressive rides on display at an onsite car show, and kids cash in tickets to climb aboard more than 30 carnival rides. A fireworks show will leave the sky more colorful than that summer when it got all those tattoos.