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Weekend Alert: June 19-21

Pride Parade

How 'bout them Blackhawks, huh? Congrats to the Hawks for taking home their third Stanley Cup in six years! It's a great time to be in Chicago not just for our dynastic sports teams, but for the endless activities to partake in after some truly epic celebrating. Plan our your Chicago weekend right now, 'cause it might just be your best ever.


Kick Off Summer with the Annual Bike the Drive

Bike the Drive

Lake Shore Drive is one of the most fantastic expressways in the world. Memorialized even in song, it's simply wonderful to drive on LSD, along the stunning Chicago lakefront, on a fine summer day. Once a year, the cars are brushed aside for bikes at the annual Bike the Drive, one of the best bike rides in the nation and an excellent way to kick off summer. If your family likes to bike, this is a don't miss summer event.


Take Me Out to a Ballgame! Family-Friendly Fun at U.S. Cellular Field

Chicago White Sox

Whether you're cheering on our city's beloved Cubs or White Sox, nothing says summer like a baseball game! U.S. Celluar Field is rolling out the red carpet this year for its littlest fans, thanks to family friendly programming that engages kids beyond the baseball diamond. Here are the events that make a trip to cheer on the White Sox at U.S. Celluar Field even more fun for kids.


NFL Draft Set to Rock Chicago

2015 NFL Draft

Today, the 2015 NFL Draft kicks off a weekend of incredible football fantasy all over Chicago.

The celebrated annual selection of the best and brightest college stars will begin with the first round at 7 p.m. CT tonight. The second and third rounds will begin at 6 p.m. CT tomorrow, May 1, and the final four rounds will commence at 11 a.m. CT on Saturday, May 2. 


Chicago White Sox Ready For Big Year

Jose Abreu Chicago White Sox

On Chicago's South Side, the 2015 White Sox season begins with some new faces - and new expectations. 


Friday Faves: What's Your Favorite Chicago Sports Memory?

Michael Jordan

Here at Choose Chicago, we believe one of the best ways to jumpstart a truly epic experience in Chicago is to get ideas from the people who know the city best. Our locals, some of the greatest ambassadors of Chicago you can find, are invaluable resources for discovering the greatest things to see and do in the city.


Chicago Cubs Set For New Beginning

Jon Lester Cubs

On Sunday, April 5, the 2015 Major League Baseball season will begin when the Chicago Cubs host the St. Louis Cardinals before a national television audience. And this year, there will be a new look for the Cubs both in the field and ... well, the field itself. 


6 Pieces Of Chicago History You'll Find In The Lodge Tavern's Bullpen

The Lodge Tavern

Most baseball fans immediately think of Wrigleyville when it comes to finding places to show off their Cubs pride. Historic Gold Coast establishment The Lodge Tavern might be just the experience you're looking for though. 


Friday Faves: What's Your Favorite Chicago Sports Bar?

Sports Bars

Here at Choose Chicago, we believe one of the best ways to jumpstart a truly epic experience in Chicago is to get ideas from the people who know the city best. Our locals, some of the greatest ambassadors of Chicago you can find, are invaluable resources for discovering the greatest things to see and do in the city.


Shamrock Shuffle Opens the Chicago Running Season

Shamrock Shuffle

As the snow disappears from Chicago's streets, runners have started to enjoy the open roads all over the city. And on March 29, the city will be on display with an annual tradition that presents athletes with the unique opportunity to run an 8K and grab a beer at the finish line.


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