Chicago is fully open, and we’re excited to welcome visitors and residents to experience all the city has to offer. In accordance with the latest state and CDC guidelines, our museums, restaurants, attractions, and more are all open with no required capacity limits. It’s time to get outside and seize your summer!

Learn more about the city’s full reopening and things to do in Chicago right now. There’s something for everyone.

Festivals & events

Festivals and events are back, just in time for summer. The city’s calendar is packed with music festivals, neighborhood block parties, flea markets, farmers markets, and more.

Attendees may need proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to enter an event. Masks may be required at some events. Check out some of the upcoming music and street festivals this summer in Chicago:

Explore upcoming events with our festival and event guide.

Restaurants & bars

Chicago bars and restaurants are open for indoor and outdoor dining and takeout/delivery. Masks may be required at some restaurants and bars. Check with individual establishments for details.

Explore restaurants in Chicago.


Chicago museums and cultural institutions are all able to open without restrictions on capacity.

Check with individual museums for details, such as hours and ticketing information. Masks may be required at some museums. Check with individual museums for details.

Explore more open museums in Chicago

Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit

Tours & attractions

Chicago’s tours and outdoor attractions are open to enjoy. Masks may be required at some tours and attractions. Check out these open tours and attractions:

An architecture boat cruise on the Chicago River

Explore more tours and attractions.

Theatres & music venues

Chicago’s music venues and theatres are reopening. Masks may be required at some venues. Check out a few venues open now:

Explore more theatres and performance venues

Green Mill in Uptown


Play ball! Indoor and outdoor sports venues are currently open. Masks may be required at some stadiums. Check team websites for details.

Get your tickets to see these iconic Chicago sports teams:

Parks & gardens

All Chicago parks, playgrounds, gardens, and the lakefront are open to enjoy:


Chicago’s array of unique shopping options are open, from locally owned boutiques to major brand on The Magnificent Mile. Masks may be required at some stores.

Explore open shops and boutiques around Chicago

Penelopes boutique in Wicker Park
© Adam Alexander Photography 2019


Chicago hotels and accommodations are open. Masks may be required in common areas at some hotels, check with individual establishments for details. And don’t miss the latest hotel special offers for deals and discounts.

Explore open hotels in Chicago.

Spend a weekend at Hotel Zachary in Wrigleyville.

Salons, fitness centers, and more

      • Personal services (e.g. hair/nail salons, barbershops, tattoo parlors)
      • Public transit, regional transit, taxis and rideshare
      • Gyms and fitness centers
      • Childcare centers and family childcare
      • Libraries and other city services
      • Places of worship
      • Office-based jobs, professional services, and real estate services
      • Hospitals, dentists, and community mental health centers

What is Phase Five of Chicago’s reopening plan?

Chicago is currently in the Phase Five of its reopening plan. This phase is a complete reopening of the city across all sectors.

      • No restrictions or capacity limits at all establishments, including restaurants, attractions, museums, and venues.
      • No limits on private social gatherings, indoors or outdoors.
      • Conventions, festivals, and large public events may resume without restrictions.
      • Masks are optional in most settings for fully vaccinated individuals. Individual businesses may require masks, and masks must be worn in health care settings, airports, and other public transportation. Unvaccinated individuals should continue wearing masks and social distancing.
      • Indoor dining, outdoor dining, carryout, and delivery are allowed at restaurants/bars, with no limits on capacity or table size.