Category: Chicago Festivals

Taste of Chicago pandemic style

Taste of Chicago pandemic style
No worries about rain, heat or humidity at this year’s “Taste of Chicago To Go.” If you are craving a “Taste of Chicago,” don’t despair. The city has put together an impressive series of virtual events along with an awesome line-up of food vendors for “Taste of Chicago To Go” from July 8 through July... Read more »

Cancellations for upcoming Chicago festivals and events

Cancellations for upcoming Chicago festivals and events
The first of the big city festival and event cancellations were announced this morning. Although many of the BIG festivals and events, including Blues and Gospel Fest, have been cancelled there is still some hope that smaller fests may be held. In today’s press release, the City said, “It is with regret, the City of... Read more »

Chicago Kids and Kites Festival invites kids and families to come Fly a Kite

Chicago Kids and Kites Festival invites kids and families to come Fly a Kite
The 22nd annual festival on May 2 in Lincoln Park/Montrose Harbor will provide free build and decorate kite kits and activities for the entire family CLICK HERE for comprehensive list of all city and neighborhood Summer Festivals for 2020 A family favorite, the Chicago Kids and Kites Festival, returns to Cricket Hill at Montrose Harbor (Montrose and Wilson) on Saturday, May 2, from 10am... Read more »
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Chicago Summer Festivals 2020: Calendar of summer festivals and events

Chicago Summer Festivals 2020: Calendar of summer festivals and events
COVID-19: CHANGES ARE IN THE WORKS FOR THE SUMMER FESTIVAL CALENDAR. STAY TUNED. It’s time to think summer, Chicago. Show Me Chicago’s annual calendar of Chicago’s biggest and best festivals and events for the summer of 2020 is up and running.  Make sure to put your favorites on your calendar and check back for more... Read more »

Lineup for the 37th Annual Chicago Blues Festival

Lineup for the 37th Annual Chicago Blues Festival
Headliners for 2020 include: Shemekia Copeland, Candi Staton, Eric Gales, Jimmy Johnson with Billy Branch, John Primer, Lurrie Bell and Catherine Russell Check out Show Me Chicago’s Summer Festival calendar for all 2020 Summer Festivals and Music Events The 37th Annual Chicago Blues Festival comes to Millennium Park (201 E. Randolph St.)Friday, June 5 to Sunday, June 7, AND... Read more »

James Beard Awards 2020 to be held in Chicago’s Old Post Office

James Beard Awards 2020 to be held in Chicago’s Old Post Office
The James Beard Foundation announced today that for the first time in Awards history, the Foundation will bring the Beard House to life with a two-day activation at Chicago’s Old Post Office. The Awards House will offer guests attending the awards, members of the industry, and general public a chance to engage in programming that will include... Read more »
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Chicago Ideas Week 2019

Chicago Ideas Week 2019
Chicago Ideas Week  (October 12 – 17) is a five-day festival that brings together some of the most influential speakers from around the globe to share and discuss large and small ideas that could transform the world. If that sounds too lofty or cerebral–it doesn’t have to be–but it can be depending on what programs you choose to... Read more »

How to navigate Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet 2019

How to navigate Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet 2019
Bon Appetit presents Chicago Gourmet was back this week for its 12th edition, Lights, Camera, Napkin. The popular culinary festival showcases a series of related events from after hours parties, the always popular Hamburger Hop, the NEW this year “The Big Chill(i) Chili Cookoff” and lots more. The main event, the weekend fest  in Millennium Park,... Read more »

Ferrari Fest! luxury vehicles, vino and Italian fare

Ferrari Fest! luxury vehicles, vino and Italian fare
Picture this. You’re casually strolling down Monroe St. heading east towards Clark and you come upon a sea of red. You have just arrived at the 22nd annual Ferrari Fest. Free for all residents and visitors, this community event sponsored by Italian Village Restaurants will feature over 50 Ferraris (not all are red) along with their owners lining... Read more »
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Things to do this weekend in Chicago

Things to do this weekend in Chicago
With many schools starting up soon, it seems like summer is coming to an abrupt end but, no worries, there’s still a lot of summer left (officially through September 21). Here are just a few of the many events on tap for the weekend. BEST OF THE FESTS Northhalsted Market Days  Festival The 38th annual Northalsted... Read more »