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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.
Alebrijes: Creatures of a Dream World
Jun12
Oct31
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Alebrijes: Creatures of a Dream World

Alebrijes is Cantigny Park’s newest and wholly unique outdoor art exhibit that combines true Mexican culture with the natural splendor found in the gardens of…

Sunday June 12
8:00 a.m.Monday October 31
5:00 p.m.
@CantignyPark
1s151 Winfield Rd.
Chicago Jazz Festival at The Whistler
Aug31
Sep1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy

Chicago Jazz Festival at The Whistler

The Whistler, Logan Square’s craft cocktails lounge and live music venue, is excited to join the Chicago Jazz Festival on Wednesday, August 31st.  Starting at…

Wednesday August 31
9:00 p.m.Thursday September 1
1:00 a.m.
The Whistler
2421 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago Jazz Fest Band
Sep1
Sep4
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy

Chicago Jazz Festival

The oldest of Chicago’s free lakefront music festivals boasts an incredibly diverse lineup, which includes free neighborhood concerts leading up to the main show at Millennium…

Thursday September 1Sunday September 4
Millennium Park
201 E Randolph St
Taste of Iceland Festival
Sep1
Sep3
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Taste of Iceland Festival

Taste of Iceland 2022 is touring the US and stops in Chicago September 1st -3rd. During the festival, locals can transport themselves to Iceland through…

Thursday September 1Saturday September 3
Various
Chicago Jazz Festival
Sep1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy

Chicago Jazz Festival

The Chicago Jazz Festival is a Labor Day weekend tradition that promotes all forms of jazz through free, high-quality music programming. The festival showcases Chicago’s…

Thursday September 1
11:00 a.m.9:00 p.m.
Millennium Park
201 E Randolph St
Taste of Polonia Festival 2022
Sep2
Sep5
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Taste of Polonia Festival 2022

The Copernicus Foundation is excited to announce the 40th Anniversary of the Taste of Polonia Festival! For four days, you can enjoy a true cultural…

Friday September 2
8:00 a.m.Monday September 5
5:00 p.m.
Copernicus Center
5216 W. Lawrence Ave.
African Festival of Arts 2022
Sep2
Sep5
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

African Festival of Arts 2022

The 33RD ANNUAL AFRICAN FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS (AFA) returns Labor Day Weekend to Chicago’s historic Washington Park in the heart of the south side’s museum district…

Friday September 2
9:00 a.m.Monday September 5
11:00 p.m.
Washington Park – 5100 S. Cottage Grove Ave
6200 S. Drexel Ave.
Chicago Jazz Festival
Sep2
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy

Chicago Jazz Festival

The Chicago Jazz Festival is a Labor Day weekend tradition that promotes all forms of jazz through free, high-quality music programming. The festival showcases Chicago’s…

Friday September 2
12:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Millennium Park
201 E Randolph St
Great American Lobster Fest
Sep2
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Great American Lobster Fest

The Midwest’s largest lobster & seafood festival is back! Join us for our 7th year at Chicago’s Navy Pier this September 2nd, 3rd, & 4th.…

Friday September 2
12:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Ave.
The Great American Lobster Fest
Sep2
Sep4
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

The Great American Lobster Fest

The Midwest’s largest lobster and seafood festival is back! Join us for our 7th year at Chicago’s Navy Pier this September 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.…

Friday September 2
12:00 p.m.Sunday September 4
9:00 p.m.
Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Ave.
West Loop Art Fest
Sep3
Sep4
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

West Loop Art Fest

The hugely successful West Loop Art Fest returns for its fourth year  in the heart of Chicago’s vibrant West Loop. Featuring four blocks of amazing…

Saturday September 3Sunday September 4
West Loop
1340 W Washington Blvd
Bulls Fest
Sep3
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Bulls Fest

The two-day festival will feature a 3v3 basketball tournament, live music, art exhibitions, kid-friendly activities, and food and drink. A nod to Chicago’s iconic street…

Saturday September 3
8:00 a.m.10:00 p.m.
United Center
1901 W Madison St.
Fiesta Boricua
Sep3
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Fiesta Boricua

The 29th annual Fiesta Boricua Festival will be held on September 3rd and 4th, 2022.  Fiesta Boricua is the only Puerto Rican festival in Chicago…

Saturday September 3
12:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Paseo Boricua
Division Street & California Avenue
Fiesta Boricua
Sep3
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Fiesta Boricua

The 29th annual Fiesta Boricua Festival will be held on September 3rd and 4th, 2022.  Fiesta Boricua is the only Puerto Rican festival in Chicago…

Saturday September 3
12:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Paseo Boricua
Division Street & California Avenue
Chicago Jazz Festival
Sep3
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy

Chicago Jazz Festival

The Chicago Jazz Festival is a Labor Day weekend tradition that promotes all forms of jazz through free, high-quality music programming. The festival showcases Chicago’s…

Saturday September 3
12:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Millennium Park
201 E Randolph St
Great American Lobster Fest
Sep3
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Great American Lobster Fest

The Midwest’s largest lobster & seafood festival is back! Join us for our 7th year at Chicago’s Navy Pier this September 2nd, 3rd, & 4th.…

Saturday September 3
12:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Ave.
Great American Lobster Fest
Sep3
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Great American Lobster Fest

The Midwest’s largest lobster & seafood festival is back! Join us for our 7th year at Chicago’s Navy Pier this September 2nd, 3rd, & 4th.…

Saturday September 3
12:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Ave.
Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago
Sep3
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago

Enjoy a complimentary glass of rose champagne and curated Ritz Carlton teas, followed by savory tea sandwiches, shaved cucumber salad, truffle quiche, freshly baked scones,…

Saturday September 3
2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago
160 East Pearson Street at Water Tower Place
Roscoe Village Farmers Market
Sep4
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Roscoe Village Farmers Market

Now in its second season, the Roscoe Village Farmers Market provides local foods to the Roscoe Village community on Sundays from 8am – 12pm starting…

Sunday September 4
8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Jahn Elementary School
3149 N. Wolcott Ave
Bulls Fest
Sep4
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Bulls Fest

The two-day festival will feature a 3v3 basketball tournament, live music, art exhibitions, kid-friendly activities, and food and drink. A nod to Chicago’s iconic street…

Sunday September 4
8:00 a.m.10:00 p.m.
United Center
1901 W Madison St.
Sundays on State
Sep4
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Sundays on State

The extremely successful Sundays on State series, which was named Time Out Chicago’s “Best New Event in 2021” and a finalist for “Best in a Crisis” by PRWeek US Awards,…

Sunday September 4
11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
State Street
State Street between Lake and Monroe
Sundays on State 2022
Sep4
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Sundays on State 2022

Named “Best New Event in 2021” (Time Out Chicago) and one of “eight great spots [in Chicago] to hit while the weather is hot” (The…

Sunday September 4
11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
State Street between Lake and Monroe
Chicago Jazz Festival
Sep4
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy

Chicago Jazz Festival

The Chicago Jazz Festival is a Labor Day weekend tradition that promotes all forms of jazz through free, high-quality music programming. The festival showcases Chicago’s…

Sunday September 4
12:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Millennium Park
201 E Randolph St
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