Posts in category "Chicago Festivals"

Chicago Riverwalk Opening Weekend Celebration: Pyrotechnic waterfalls, boat rides, tours, fishing and more

Chicago Riverwalk Opening Weekend Celebration: Pyrotechnic waterfalls, boat rides, tours, fishing and more
It’s party time on Chicago’s Riverwalk this weekend. The opening weekend celebration showcases all the exciting happenings and things to do along this magnificent 1.25 mile stretch that cuts through the heart of the city. “The three-day Chicago Riverwalk celebration (May 18-May 20) will offer an extravaganza of music, art, architecture, fireworks and more,” said Mark... Read more »

Millennium Park Film Series line-up for the summer of 2018

Millennium Park Film Series line-up for the summer of 2018
Chicago’s popular summer series returns Tuesday, June 5  The Millennium Park Summer Film Series, a favorite rite of summer for Chicagoans and visitors,  kicks off Tuesday, June 5 with the 1988 classic cult film Hairspray.  Other highlights include:  Get Out in collaboration with the Gene Siskel Film Center’s Black Harvest Film Festival on July 24, a double feature of WALL-E and Crash in collaboration with the One Earth Film... Read more »

Art Festival summer calendar of events for 2018

Art Festival summer calendar of events for 2018
With 22 major art festivals throughout Chicagoland (and one in Milwaukee, Wisconsin), 2018 promises a reason to get out and enjoy the summer season while viewing the exciting scope of original works from world-class artists along with the festival atmosphere. Daley Plaza Art Markets, Fridays, May 11, June 22, July 13, and August 10, 8 am. to... Read more »
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Go hog wild at Baconfest Chicago: What's on the menu for 2018?

Go hog wild at Baconfest Chicago: What's on the menu for 2018?
Baconfest Chicago turns ten this year and it’s hotter than ever. This year’s fest, coming to UIC Forum (725 W. Roosevelt) Friday and Saturday, April 6 and 7, will feature over 140 restaurants, highlighting nearly 50 of the best chefs in the city. The 2018 menu is full of new trends and surprises.  From its’ relatively... Read more »

Millennium Park summer events calendar 2018

Millennium Park summer events calendar 2018
Get your calendars ready for a summer full of fun and special events including city festivals, SummerDance, the Grant Park Music Festival, the summer film series and more taking place in Millennium Park. The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and its partners are pleased to present a diverse lineup of Chicago artists... Read more »

Show Me Chicago's March 2018 calendar of festivals and events

Show Me Chicago's March 2018 calendar of festivals and events
Every year for the past seven year’s Show Me Chicago has put together one of Chicago’s most comprehensive calendar of summer festivals and events for the May through September season. This year we are kicking up things a notch by adding an events calendar for March before publishing our entire calendar of summer festivals and... Read more »
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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 »
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