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Top 12 things to do in Chicago before summer ends

Top 12 things to do in Chicago before summer ends
Don’t let all those Halloween displays popping up in stores around town scare you. There still a lot of summer left. But nothing lasts forever. So it you’ve been putting things off. Now is the time to get out there. Here is a baker’s dozen (thirteen) events that won’t disappoint. Neighborhood and City Festivals Chicago... Read more »

60th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show returns this weekend

60th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show returns this weekend
Highlights for 2018 include U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights, U.S. Navy Leap Frogs and the F-35 Demonstration Team The City of Chicago’s 60th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show returns to Chicago’s lakefront this weekend, Saturday August 18 and Sunday, August 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.  The show, which draws over... Read more »

This weekend's extreme heat and some tips for surviving it

This weekend's extreme heat and some tips for surviving it
Summer in Chicago–some love it, some hate it–but there is no doubt it is here. Festival season is in full swing, the 4th of July and Taste of Chicago are just around the corner and things are getting hot–like near 100 degrees–on the thermometer and 105-115 on the heat index. This is probably too much... Read more »
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Chicago Blues Fest features local and national artists including Mavis Staples

Chicago Blues Fest features local and national artists including Mavis Staples
The 35th Annual Chicago Blues Festival comes to Millennium Park (201 E. Randolph St.) June 8 through June 10. The Blues Festival will spotlight the great Chicago-born music tradition with live performances by the genre’s leading artists at Millennium Park’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion. Headliners on the Jay Pritzker Pavilion stage will perform from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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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