Posts in category "Chicago events"

NHL Draft Fan Fest: Schedule of events

NHL Draft Fan Fest: Schedule of events
Neon Trees will perform at NHL Draft Fan Fest today The Chicago Blackhawks, in conjunction with the National Hockey League have put together an interactive fan fest as part of the NHL Draft. The fan fest taking place today, Friday June 23 (3 to 9 p.m.) and tomorrow Saturday, June 24 (9 a.m. to 3... Read more »

Make Music Chicago celebrates the Summer Solstice with 170 free events

Make Music Chicago celebrates the Summer Solstice with 170 free events
Make Music Chicago celebrates everyone’s ability to make music. Summer is big in Chicago. The city, arguably, offers the largest line-up of festivals, outdoor concerts and movies of any city in the country. Although we’ve already been celebrating this very special time of year, the first day of summer deserves special recognition. Make Music Chicago,... Read more »

Chicago Bike Week 2017: Schedule of events

Chicago Bike Week 2017: Schedule of events
Pit stops, free food, parties, contests and more are just part of the fun at the 26th annual Chicago Bike Week produced by Active Transportation Alliance. With Chicago recently being named the #1 cycling city by Bicycling magazine, the mark is high for the city to keep up it’s lofty reputation which, in part, is... Read more »
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Chicago Gourmet announces extraordinary line-up for its 10th year in Chicago

Chicago Gourmet announces extraordinary line-up for its 10th year in Chicago
Champagne toast and Mindy Segal’s chocolate cake set the stage for eXtraordinary event Chicago, recently named, best restaurant city in America by Condé Nast Traveler, is proving it in a big way. Chicago Gourmet and the Illinois Restaurant Association have partnered with the Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago Architecture Biennial and the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust,... Read more »

Muddy Waters Mural on State Street: dedication and tribute schedule

Muddy Waters Mural on State Street: dedication and tribute schedule
A special performance and dedication ceremony for the nine-story Muddy Waters Mural on State Street is being held as a kick off to the Chicago Blues Festival, June 9-11 in its new home, Millennium Park. The dedication will take place at noon, June 8th on the sidewalk in front of the building where the mural... Read more »

Hey Chicago: Are you ready for Friday Night Flights?

Hey Chicago: Are you ready for Friday Night Flights?
Are you ready for Friday Night Flights? No it’s not a typo. Chicago will be turning on the flights on selected Friday evenings this summer. Illinois Craft Brewers Guild and Choose Chicago have teamed up to showcase Chicago’s growing craft beer and brewery scene. Did you know Chicago is becoming a leader in the Craft... Read more »
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Night Out in the Parks: over 1,200 things to do in Chicago this summer

Night Out in the Parks: over 1,200 things to do in Chicago this summer
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Park District Superintendent and CEO Michael P. Kelly have just announced the fifth summer season of Night Out in the Parks. The 2017 Night Out in the Parks series brings over 1,200 events including movies, concerts, theater and more the city’s 77 community parks with programs running from June 12... Read more »

Millennium Park events calendar for summer of 2017

Millennium Park events calendar for summer of 2017
Hundreds of Free Cultural Events, Nature Programs,  Public Art and More At a press conference last Friday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Choose Chicago, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and the Millennium Park Foundation announced that Chicago’s Millennium Park has become the #1 attraction in the Midwest and among the top 10 most-visited... Read more »

A preview of spring at the Chicago Flower and Garden Show

The Chicago Flower and Garden Show arrives at the perfect time of the year. As we patiently await spring outdoors, all we need to do is step inside Festival Hall at Navy Pier where we are greeted to a full blown palate of colors, ideas and merchandise. We stopped by today while exhibitors were frantically... Read more »
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Chicago Summer Festival & Events Calendar 2017

Chicago Summer Festival & Events Calendar 2017
Show Me Chicago’s annual calendar of Chicago’s biggest and best festivals and events is up and running for its sixth year, 2017.  Make sure to put your favorites on your calendar and check back for more as the calendar will be updated throughout the season as more events are added and dates announced. MAY 2017... Read more »