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2016 NFL Draft has Kicked Off! Get Excited for Draft Town: FREE 3-Day Festival for Football Fans

2016 NFL Draft | Draft Town

Chicago is fast becoming a destination city for some of America's most prestigious events. You may have heard about our city's continued involvement with the James Beard Foundation, but that's not all that were excited about this month. In fact, 2016 marks the second year that Chicago is hosting the tremendously successful NFL Draft, and with this great honor comes a lot of perks — including the fun and FREE popup NFL Draft Town in Grant Park (no


The Best Bars to Watch March Madness in Chicago

March Madness at Old Town Social Chicago

It's that time of year when people are rushing to fill out their March Madness brackets and hoping they'll win it big when all is said and done. Part of the March Madness tradition includes anxiously watching games to keep tabs on where you stand. If you're in town, here are some of the best bars to watch March Madness in Chicago... complete with food and drink specials throughout the NCAA Tournament!


I is for Ice Hockey: Exploring Chicago A to Z

Chicago Blackhawks

When the mercury drops and you can feel the chill in the air, it’s officially hockey season in Chicago. And with the regular season schedule starting to wind down, anticipation of playoff season heats up! It’s been a crucial part of the city’s fabric for over a century and Lord Stanley’s Cup has been a regular feature of the city’s landscape as the Chicago Blackhawks have taken it home three times over the past eight years.


Celebrate the Season: Winter in Chicago 9 Ways

Polar Adventure Days Chicago Bundle up, get outdoors and celebrate winter! When dressed properly, being outdoors in Chicago is a joy in the wintertime, when the city dresses up in its snowy best. Here are nine fun ways to celebrate winter in Chicago... outdoors.

Weekend Alert: August 28-30

AVP Chicago Open

Summer's almost up, but that doesn't mean it's time to shutter yourself inside. There's plenty of things to do in Chicago this weekend, starring volleyball, dance, food and fashion. It's on.


America's Best Baseball Players Coming to Wrigley Field

Under Armour All America baseball tournament

On Saturday, August 15, the best young baseball players in the country will be at Wrigley Field to show off their incredible skills. 

The 8th annual Under Armour® All-America Baseball Game, powered by Baseball Factory, will showcase 40 of the nation's elite high school baseball players in a game that will be televised nationally.


Tips for Exploring Chicago by Bike

Chicago bike

Chicago's cycling infrastructure has grown a considerable amount in recent years. With new bike lanes being built every year (including many protected bike lanes), and the city's bike-sharing program "Divvy" being introduced in 2013, more and more people are becoming comfortable with the idea of biking in the city. 


5 Fun Runs to Get Through the Next 5 Months

Big Ten 10K Race

If you love the rush of pumping endorphins through your body as you run long distances in the great outdoors, Chicago will certainly keep you satisfied. Here are five upcoming runs in the city through November.


Weekend Alert: July 17-19

Chinatown

Oh yes, that sweet, sweet respite from the work week is nearly here. I can feel it. How about you?

Need an idea or six of what to do in Chicago this weekend? No fear, we have you covered.


Time To Celebrate: Remembering the 2005 White Sox

Chicago White Sox

This weekend as they host last year's American League champion Kansas City Royals, the Chicago White Sox and their fans will have the opportunity to remember and celebrate the team's World Series championship from 10 years ago with the 2005 World Championship Reunion Weekend.


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