Want to know what’s happening this weekend in Chicago? Look no further. There’s a whole calendar of exciting events, exhibits, and activities taking place all over the city this month in Chicago.

This weekend in Chicago is a jam-packed one, with jaw-dropping art and architecture events, culinary celebrations, riveting live theatre, family-friendly fun, exhilarating live music, outdoor adventures, and so much more.

Check out just a few of the top things to do this weekend in Chicago, Feb 23 – 25, 2024. Please note that all events are subject to change.

Windy City Open Squash Championships presented by the Walter Family
Feb. 25
Windy City Open Squash Championships presented by the Walter Family

A world-renowned international Professional Squash Association sanctioned tournament. The tournament features the world's top-ranked 48 men and 48 women touring professionals from over 20 countries.…

Feb 21 – 28
University Club of Chicago
Engineering Fest: Building Tall
Feb. 24
Engineering Fest: Building Tall

On Saturday, February 24th, drop by Willis Tower anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to build and learn, explore the building, meet engineers, and…

Saturday February 24, 2024
Willis Tower
233 South Wacker Drive
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Feb 23 – 25
Chicago Theatre Week Extended

Chicago Theatre Week features value-priced tickets to more than 100 performances at theatres across the city, from musicals to improv to dramas and beyond.

Thursday February 8, 2024 Sunday February 25, 2024

Citywide

MagicCon: Chicago
Feb 23 – Feb 25
MagicCon: Chicago

Wizards of the Coast and Reedpop are thrilled to kick of the 2024 festival event series dedicated to celebrating all things Magic: The Gathering in Chicago. Join us…

Friday February 23, 2024 — Sunday February 25, 2024
McCormick Place Lakeside Center
2301 S Lake Shore Dr
CIVL Fest 2024
Feb 23 – 25
CIVL Fest 2024

Chicago Independent Venue League is throwing a festival that funds: Venue Staff & Artist Mental Health Programs Venue Safety Initiatives Equal Access & Equity Campaigns…

Feb. 15 – 25, 2024
Multiple Locations
14 Parish
Feb 23 – 25
Chicago Black Restaurant Week

Sample the diverse flavors of Chicago’s Black-owned restaurants offering special deals during this anticipated annual event.

Sunday February 11, 2024 Sunday February 25, 2024

Citywide

Carnivale at Navy Pier
Feb24
Global Connections: International Carnivale

The next stop in Navy Pier’s Global Connections series is International Carnivale! The tradition of Carnivale is celebrated throughout the world in a wide variety of ways. Join us in…

Saturday February 24, 2024
Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, United States
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Feb25
Ignite The Conversation: A Exploration Into Chicago-style BBQ

Join some of Chicago’s leading BBQ chefs and food writers in a deep dive into the meaning of Chicago-style BBQ with a panel and tasting.

Sunday February 25, 2024

Lexington Betty Smokehouse
756 East 111th Street Chicago, IL 60628

Dark Testament: A Century of Black Writers on Justice
Feb 23 – 25
Dark Testament: A Century of Black Writers on Justice

Immerse yourself in Dark Testament: A Century of Black Writers on Justice and honor the significant contributions of Black writers to American literature and history. Explore racial…

Feb 23 – 25
American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Ave.
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Feb24
Music Frozen Dancing

Empty Bottle presents Music Frozen Dancing 2024, the 10th annual free winter block party featuring punk bands from Chicago and beyond.

Saturday February 24, 2024

The Empty Bottle
1035 N Western Ave

Dozin’ with the Dinos
Feb. 23
Dozin’ with the Dinos

See the Field Museum in a whole new light! Families and groups with kids ages 6 to 12 can spend the night at the museum…

Feb. 23
The Field Museum
1400 S Lake Shore Dr,
Take Two: The Improvised Movie at Second City
Feb. 23
Take Two: The Improvised Movie at Second City

Take Two is a longform, narrative show consisting of TWO never-before-seen, made-up-on-the-spot movies! Give us a song, we’ll give you a movie! Based on a…

Feb. 23
The Second City
1616 N. Wells St. , Chicago, IL, 60614
Chicago Fair Trade’s Globalfest 2024
Feb24
Chicago Fair Trade’s Globalfest 2024

Join Chicago Fair Trade once again for the biggest and best fair trade party of the year at the beautiful, historic Newberry Library on Saturday,…

Saturday February 24, 2024
Newberry Library
60 W Walton Street
Wabash Y Open House & Black-owned Market
Feb. 24
Wabash Y Open House & Black-owned Market

The Renaissance Collaborative, Inc. (TRC) invites you to the historic former Wabash Y for a unique Black History Month celebration that will be a fusion…

Feb. 24
Wabash YMCA
3757 S Wabash Ave
Lecture by Jun Wan: “Intro to Jade” | 万珺: 玉器入门讲座
Feb. 24
Lecture by Jun Wan: “Intro to Jade” | 万珺: 玉器入门讲座

Jade holds profound significance in Asian culture, symbolizing purity, beauty, and status. Integral to rituals and art, jade's influence permeates Asian history, embodying spiritual and…

Feb. 24
Heritage Museum of Asian Art
3FL, 3500 S Morgan St, Chicago, IL, 60609
McCormick Tribune Ice Rink
Feb 23 – 25
McCormick Tribune Ice Rink

Ice skating at the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park, presented by Hilton, returns November 17 through March 3 (weather permitting). DCASE presents free…

Nov. 17, 2023 – March 3, 2024
Millennium Park
201 E Randolph St
The Plymouth Ensemble at Beverly Arts Center
Feb25
The Plymouth Ensemble at Beverly Arts Center

The Plymouth Ensemble presents a program framed with works by Mozart and Brahms. The towering Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Minor is a product…

Sunday February 25, 2024
Beverly Arts Center of Chicago
2407 W. 111th St. , Chicago, IL, 60655
Shakespeare’s R & J
Feb. 23 – 25
Shakespeare’s R & J

Four young female prep school students, tired of going through the usual drill of conjugating Latin and other tedious school routines, decide to vary their…

Feb. 23 – March 24
Pride Arts Center
4139 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL, 60613
Antigone
Feb 23 – 25
Antigone

As Antigone mourns her brothers who have murdered each other in a civil war, she must decide if she will sacrifice her life to balance…

Feb. 2 – 25
Court Theatre
5535 S. Ellis, Chicago, IL, 60637
The Infinite Wrench
Feb 23 – 25
The Infinite Wrench

Don't miss the longest running late-night show in Chicago! At The Infinite Wrench you’ll see 30 original plays in 60 minutes written and performed by…

Feb 23 – 25
Neo-Futurist Theater
5153 N. Ashland Ave.
“I’ll Have What She’s Having”: The Jewish Deli
Feb 23 – 25
“I’ll Have What She’s Having”: The Jewish Deli

More than a place to get a meal, the Jewish deli is a community forged in food. “I’ll Have What She’s Having”: The Jewish Deli explores how…

Feb 23 – 25, 2023
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Indigenous Portraits Unbound: Reflections on iconic images of resilience.
Feb 23 – 25
Indigenous Portraits Unbound: Reflections on iconic images of resilience.

Take a closer look at one of the most imposing, influential, and expensive books published in the United States before the Civil War, Thomas McKenney…

Nov. 28 – March 30, 2024
Newberry Library
60 W Walton Street

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