It’s always a great time to visit Chicago. Each season brings something new, from magical holiday markets in the winter to massive music festivals in the summer, cool architecture events in the fall to the Chicago River dyeing in the spring. Explore things to do and see in Chicago all year long.
Chicago heats up in the summer
Catch live music at a street fest, sip craft beer by the water, watch a movie under the stars, or dig your toes in the sand along our sun-soaked lakefront. Here’s a few things to do during summer in Chicago.
Experience Chicago in bloom
Our city is bursting with life in the spring. River cruises set sail, baseball fans pack the bleachers, and thousands gather to watch the river turn green for St. Patrick's Day. Check out the best of spring in Chicago.
See Chicago in color
In Chicago, autumn brings gourmet food fests, major art fairs, spooky parades, and groundbreaking architecture exhibits that keep the city buzzing all season long.
A magical time to visit Chicago
Chicagoans never let a little cold cramp our style. When the temperature dips, the city stays warm with magical parades, holiday markets, culinary celebrations, and more. Check out things to see and do during winter in Chicago.