Posts in category "Chicago Festivals"

The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival street closures, parade route & safety

The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival street closures, parade route & safety
The holiday season heats up this weekend with the opening of Christkindlmarket, the official city tree lighting and the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival With over a million people expected to come to the city this weekend, just for the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, traffic will be a mess. Public transportation is always advised and even more... Read more »

Chicago Calendar of Holiday and Winter Events 2017

Chicago Calendar of Holiday and Winter Events 2017
The 104th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, the opening of the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink and the Maggie Daley Park Ice Skating Ribbon, the CSO, Caroling at Cloud Gate, the Dance-Along Nutcracker, the Wreathing of the Lions,  Do-It-Yourself Messiah and more. Get your calendars ready! With Halloween events winding down, Chicago is revving up its winter and holiday engine from... Read more »

Chicago Humanities Festival Fallfest explores belief

Chicago Humanities Festival Fallfest explores belief
“We may live in a secular age but by no means have we escaped the turbulence of clashing beliefs. The recent violent defense of Confederate statues is just one extreme example of how far people will go to maintain their view of history and identity.  “Consider also how in flux the line between church and... Read more »
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Inferno Fest: hot times coming to Highwood

Inferno Fest: hot times coming to Highwood
If you like it hot then head to Highwood this Wednesday, July 12 from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Everts Park (130 Highwood Avenue) for Inferno Fest. Inferno Fest, one of a string of summer fests that take place in Highwood, will be turning up the fire with the hottest of hot spicy foods and... Read more »

Taste of Chicago 2017: Get an early taste on Daley Plaza

Taste of Chicago 2017: Get an early taste on Daley Plaza
Can’t wait to get a taste of this year’s Taste of Chicago? Head to Daley Plaza (50 W. Washington) on Wednesday, June 21, from 11 am to 2 pm, for a mini-taste complete with food and entertainment. Avoid the crowds, or put together your game plan for the big event at this year’s Taste of... Read more »

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 »
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Chicago Summer Festival dates for 2017 city lakefront fests & events

Chicago Summer Festival dates for 2017 city lakefront fests & events
For a comprehensive list of all Chicago neighborhood and area summer festivals for 2017, click here. Here is the line-up of Chicago’s City Festivals and events for 2017. Kids and Kites Festival May 6, 2017 The unofficial kick-off for city sponsored fests is the family friendly 19th Annual Kids and Kites Festival coming to Cricket... Read more »

Show Me Chicago's top 9 things to do October 21, 22 and 23

1. The Halloween Gathering & Parade It’s year two for the the Chicago Cultural Mile’s Halloween Gathering Festival and Parade. The gathering takes place this Saturday, October 22 starting at 2 pm. (until 5 pm.) with a Festival in Millennium Park and Sir George Solti Garden. The Spectacle Parade steps off along Columbus Dr. from... Read more »

Show Me Chicago's look at the week ahead

Fall in Chicago signals a return to our cultural roots. Sure we still have our deep dish but along with it we are serving up some deep thoughts with a side of culture. Here’s Show Me Chicago’s survey of the cultural landscape for the week ahead. Culture Chicago Ideas Week Our first “look ahead” entry,... Read more »
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Show Me Chicago's top 9 things to do this weekend

1. Open House Chicago The Chicago Architecture Foundation’s 6th annual Open House Chicago (OHC) takes place this Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16. Experience Chicago’s second to none architecture in 20 neighborhoods and more than 200 sites. New this year is LondonHouse Chicago (Wacker and Michigan); CTA Skokie Shops (7519 North Paulina Street); CTA... Read more »
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