There’s nothing like summer in Chicago. This year, the city is home to a packed season of can’t-miss events, including groundbreaking exhibits, historic sporting events, unbelievable festivals, and so much more. Whether you’re looking for a staycation or a long weekend away, we worked with Expedia and Chicago hotels to bring you some great deals for your ultimate Chicago getaway.
Stay & play in Chicago this summer
Upcoming Chicago events
Experience the first-ever museum exhibit dedicated to the work of genre-bending artist Virgil Abloh. The designer and Chicago native, who works with the likes of Kanye West and Louis Vuitton, is bringing his work home with an immersive and in-depth look at his fascinating, cross-disciplinary career. The pieces include high-end fashion, album covers, IKEA rugs, sneakers, sculptures, and more.
The NFL will kick off its 100th season with a game featuring the league’s oldest rivalry. The Chicago Bears, also celebrating their 100th anniversary, will take on the Green Bay Packers at historic Soldier Field on Thursday, Sept. 5. And don’t miss that day’s free fan event at Grant Park, featuring a pre-game concert, appearances by former Bears players, and a live screening of the big game.
The city’s premier fine dining food festival, Chicago Gourmet brings world-renowned chefs and sommeliers to Millennium Park each fall. Guests can indulge in food and drink from some of Chicago’s most acclaimed bars and restaurants, plus cooking demos from celebrity chefs, wine master classes, mixology seminars, and special events all weekend long.
Tip: There’s so much more to see (and eat!) in Chicago. Extend your stay to check out our must-see museum exhibits and score a great hotel deal.