Posts in category "Chicago Summer Festivals"

Insider's guide to Chicago Tall Ships Festival

Insider's guide to Chicago Tall Ships Festival
I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by …English Poet Laureate John Masefield. Tall Ships have a mystery, a glamour—they appear in literature in Joseph Conrad’s The Mirror of the Sea and Henry... Read more »

Navy Pier turns 100: a look back and ahead

Navy Pier turns 100: a look back and ahead
Chicago’s Navy Pier officially hits the century mark on Friday, July 15, 2016. The 100-year celebration will kick off at 10 am. featuring a day filled with fun events, special activities and free giant slices of Eli’s cheesecake. At 6:30 pm. Chicago Shakespeare Theater will perform the Bard’s romantic comedy, “Twelfth Night,” for free, on... Read more »

Chicago Summer 2016 Film Series at Millennium Park

Chicago Summer 2016 Film Series at Millennium Park
Year four of Chicago’s highly popular Summer Film Series at Millennium Park kicks off the season at 6:30 pm. Tuesday, June 21 with Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. The 1986 John Hughes classic staring Matthew Broderick follows the misadventures of a high school student who skips school to take his girlfriend and reluctant best friend on... Read more »
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Chicago Summer Festivals 2016: Calendar of summer festivals and events

Chicago Summer Festivals 2016: Calendar of summer festivals and events
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 2016 is up and running.  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... Read more »

Early Warning: 2016 dates announced for Chicago summer festivals

Early Warning: 2016 dates announced for Chicago summer festivals
If these warm November days have you thinking summer, you are not alone. Chicago’s  Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events announced today the dates for the 2016 city sponsored festivals and events along with highlights for each—subject to change. The 2016 city calendar kicks off May 7 with the Kids and Kites Festival and... Read more »

Taste of Chicago 2015: A Guide to Getting Around

Taste of Chicago 2015: A Guide to Getting Around
Chicago’s five-day food and entertainment festival Taste of Chicago – the world’s largest food festival – comes to Grant Park,  on the heels of 4th of July weekend, kicking off Wednesday, July 8 through Sunday, July 12th. The fest, which turns 35 this year, has made some positive changes the last few years. Although the... Read more »
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Chicago Summer Festivals: Elston Avenue Sausage & Music Fest

Chicago Summer Festivals: Elston Avenue Sausage & Music Fest
Chicago has added a new summer festival to its already overflowing festival calendar. The inaugural Elston Avenue Sausage & Music Fest will be bringing hot links and hot music to the 3800 block of N. Elston Avenue on Saturday, June 27th and Sunday, June 28th. Chicago’s sausage landscape is legendary—from the iconic Chicago dog to... Read more »

Chicago Blues Festival 2015 Lineup: Buddy Guy Headlines

Chicago Blues Festival 2015 Lineup: Buddy Guy Headlines
Robert Johnson is The Father Muddy Waters is The Son Jimi Hendrix is The Holy Spirit …This is the Holy Trinity of The Blues. Sweet home Chicago, home to the classic Chicago blues style will be navigating Muddy Waters with this year’s soul felt line-up of blues legends from the past to the present at... Read more »

Ravinia Festival Hot List for 2015

Ravinia Festival Hot List for 2015
There’s something for everyone at Ravinia Festival, Chicago’s popular summer concert extravaganza under the stars.  North America’s oldest and seemingly its most diverse music festival, that has been compared to an outdoor Carnegie Hall, kicks off its 2015 season on June 13th (through September 12th). Whether sitting on the expansive lawn, under a canopy of... Read more »
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Chicago Summer 2015: Calendar of Festivals and Events

Chicago Summer 2015: Calendar of Festivals and Events
Show Me Chicago has put together our annual calendar of Chicago’s biggest and best, oldest and newest festivals and events for the summer of 2015.  It’s time to party Chicago. Put these events on your calendar and check back for more to be added as dates are announced/confirmed. Click here for updated September calendar and... Read more »