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Ice Age Giants
Apr1
Oct30
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Tours & Attractions

Ice Age Giants

A long, long time ago—2.6 million years to be exact—the Quaternary Ice Age began and continues today. However, it wasn’t until more recently that entire…

Southwest Suburbs

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Friday April 1
10:00 a.m.Sunday October 30
5:00 p.m.
Mayfest
May20
May22
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Mayfest

The annual kick-off event for our summer festival season. We promise to give event goers a weekend of endless fun. Formerly a parking lot block…

Friday May 20Sunday May 22
1000 W Armitage Ave
1000 W Armitage Ave
Penguin Encounter
May21
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Penguin Encounter

Meet one of the penguins at Shedd! During this extraordinary 30-minute experience you’ll learn what makes these birds so amazing and watch a penguin explore,…

Saturday May 21
8:30 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Beluga Encounter
May21
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Beluga Encounter

Get a chance to meet the belugas at Shedd right where they live! Standing side by side with a trainer on an underwater ledge, in this…

Saturday May 21
9:45 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Shark Feeding Tour
May21
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Shark Feeding Tour

Witness mealtime with the ocean’s most dynamic, and misunderstood, predators in this 60-minute behind-the-scenes feeding tour. Beyond spotting all sorts of underwater life from corals…

Saturday May 21
10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Northbrook Art in the Park: Northbrook, Illinois
May21
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Northbrook Art in the Park: Northbrook, Illinois

Art in the Park returns to Northbrook’s Village Green Park on May 21 and 22 in downtown Northbrook! The park is a beautiful tree shaded…

Saturday May 21
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Northbrook Village Green Park
Walters Avenue
Lincoln Roscoe Spring Art & Craft Fair
May21
May22
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Lincoln Roscoe Spring Art & Craft Fair

Launching in Chicago on May 21 and 22, this new northside event features art for the home including fabulous paintings, sculptures, and fiber pieces, as…

Saturday May 21
10:00 a.m.Sunday May 22
5:00 p.m.
Lincoln Avenue
Lincoln Avenue From Roscoe to School
Penguin Encounter
May21
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Penguin Encounter

Meet one of the penguins at Shedd! During this extraordinary 30-minute experience you’ll learn what makes these birds so amazing and watch a penguin explore,…

Saturday May 21
12:30 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.
2022 Chicago Spring Tequila Tasting Festival
May21
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

2022 Chicago Spring Tequila Tasting Festival

“Test Your Taste Buds” Calling all tequila lovers and connoisseurs… Take your taste buds on a flavor adventure at The Spring Tequila Tasting Festival taking…

Saturday May 21
2:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
TBA TBA, Chicago, IL 60614, United States
TBA TBA, Chicago, IL 60614, United States
Craft Beer Tasting
May21
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Craft Beer Tasting

8th Annual Craft Beer Tasting, a special event just for adults, is Saturday, May 21 from 3-7 pm in Century Park, 1002 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon…

Saturday May 21
3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Century Park Arboretum
1002 Lakeview Parkway
Penguin Encounter
May22
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Penguin Encounter

Meet one of the penguins at Shedd! During this extraordinary 30-minute experience you’ll learn what makes these birds so amazing and watch a penguin explore,…

Sunday May 22
8:30 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Beluga Encounter
May22
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Beluga Encounter

Get a chance to meet the belugas at Shedd right where they live! Standing side by side with a trainer on an underwater ledge, in this…

Sunday May 22
9:45 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Shark Feeding Tour
May22
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Shark Feeding Tour

Witness mealtime with the ocean’s most dynamic, and misunderstood, predators in this 60-minute behind-the-scenes feeding tour. Beyond spotting all sorts of underwater life from corals…

Sunday May 22
10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Northbrook Art in the Park: Northbrook, Illinois
May22
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Northbrook Art in the Park: Northbrook, Illinois

Art in the Park returns to Northbrook’s Village Green Park on May 21 and 22 in downtown Northbrook! The park is a beautiful tree shaded…

Sunday May 22
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Northbrook Village Green Park
Walters Avenue
Greek Independence Day Celebration
May22
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Greek Independence Day Celebration

Greektown Chicago neighborhood hosts an in-person celebration of the 200th anniversary of Greek Independence Sunday, May 22, 2022. The Greek Heritage Parade which returns to…

Sunday May 22
12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Greektown Chicago
300 S. Halsted
Penguin Encounter
May22
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Penguin Encounter

Meet one of the penguins at Shedd! During this extraordinary 30-minute experience you’ll learn what makes these birds so amazing and watch a penguin explore,…

Sunday May 22
12:30 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Uptown Farmers Market
May23
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Uptown Farmers Market

Shop for your groceries at the Uptown Farmers Market. The market features the region’s best farmed goods and locally produced foods and happens every Wednesday…

Monday May 23
2:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Chicago Market
4620 N. Broadway
Museum of Illusions Presents: Kids Happy Hour
May25
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Theatre & Performing Arts

Museum of Illusions Presents: Kids Happy Hour

Museum of Illusions is introducing “Kids Happy Hour” every Wednesday from 3:30 – 5:30 pm beginning April 27th running through May. During Kids Happy Hour Museum of Illusions invites…

Wednesday May 25
3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
museum of illusions chicago
25 E Washington St.
Mole de Mayo
May27
May29
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Mole de Mayo

ART, MUSICA, LUCHA LIBRE, & MUCHO MOLE Being held at Ashland and 18th Street in Chicago’s historic Pilsen neighborhood, the 13th annual Mole de Mayo festival will feature…

Friday May 27Sunday May 29
Ashland Ave. & W. 18th St.
Ashland Ave. & W. 18th St.
Penguin Encounter
May27
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Penguin Encounter

Meet one of the penguins at Shedd! During this extraordinary 30-minute experience you’ll learn what makes these birds so amazing and watch a penguin explore,…

Friday May 27
8:30 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Beluga Encounter
May27
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Beluga Encounter

Get a chance to meet the belugas at Shedd right where they live! Standing side by side with a trainer on an underwater ledge, in this…

Friday May 27
9:45 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Mole de Mayo Festival
May27
May29
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Mole de Mayo Festival

Mole de Mayo Festival is the only three-day outdoor mole cook-off event celebrating Latin American and Mexican culture in the rich and diverse neighborhood of…

Friday May 27
12:00 p.m.Sunday May 29
9:00 p.m.
Pilsen
Blue Island Ave, from 18th Street to 21st Street
Penguin Encounter
May27
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Penguin Encounter

Meet one of the penguins at Shedd! During this extraordinary 30-minute experience you’ll learn what makes these birds so amazing and watch a penguin explore,…

Friday May 27
12:30 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago Friday Night Flights – Gallagher Way
May27
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Chicago Friday Night Flights – Gallagher Way

Kick off your Memorial Day weekend with Chicago Friday Night Flights! Our sixth season starts with our largest event of the year featuring 36 breweries…

Friday May 27
5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Gallagher Way
3635 North Clark Street
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