Chicago Food + Wine Festival @ Lincoln Park
Aug 28 @ 11:00 am – Aug 30 @ 12:00 pm

chicago-food-wine-festivalFeaturing world-class chefs, sommeliers, cocktail experts, culinary personalities, rising stars, and musical acts, Chicago Food + Wine Festival will attract a national and international audience of food and wine lovers, while showcasing the talent, innovation and unique flavors of Chicago in the heart of downtown.

Feast Under the Stars

On Friday, join chefs Jimmy Bannos, Graham Elliot, Stephanie Izard, Tony Mantuano and Mindy Segal (HotChocolate) for a collaborative, family-style Feast Under the Stars. This pre-Festival dinner will be a separately ticketed event, hosted at Lincoln Park. Feast Under the Stars is an intimate, outdoor celebration featuring five of Chicago’s best chefs preparing an al fresco dinner with wine pairings.


Saturday & Sunday: Doors open at 11 a.m.

Feast Under the Stars: Friday, 6:30 p.m.

Toast & Taste: Saturday, 7 – 9:30 p.m.

Last Call: Saturday, 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.


Ages: 21+

Randolph Street Market Fest – Aug 2015 @ Randolph Street Market Festival
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – Aug 30 @ 5:00 pm

randolph street market fest - aug 2015

This European-style market offers shopping options indoors and outside! Located in our city’s West Loop neighborhood, this monthly market features 200 select purveyors of high quality and wonderfully priced items like furnishings, vintage clothing, jewelry, collectibles and more.

The August event is the Chicago Antique Market, featuring eight acres of shopping, eating, drinking, live music and entertainment.


Bucktown Arts Fest @ Senior Citizens Memorial Park
Aug 29 @ 11:00 am – Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm

bucktown-arts-festEnjoy works by 200 participating artists, plus three music stages, craft beers, food and so much more at this premier arts festival and Bucktown neighborhood tradition.

Alan Jackson @ Ravinia Festival
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

CSO at RaviniaSee Alan Jackson live during the Keepin’ it Country Tour August 31 at Ravinia! We recommend you pack a picnic and bring a blanket or outdoor chairs to enjoy the concert.


Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show

Chicago Cubs v Cincinnati Reds @ Wrigley Field
Aug 31 @ 7:05 pm – 8:05 pm

From August 31, 2015 – September 2, 2015

chicago cubsSee the Chicago Cubs play against the Cincinnati Reds August 31 – September 2 at The Friendly Confines!


Monday & Tuesday: 7:05 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:20 p.m.

Architecture Biennial Lakefront Kiosks @ Millennium Park
Sep 1 @ 6:00 am – 11:00 pm

Chicago Architecture Biennial Lakefront Kiosks

From September 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015

chicago-architecture-biennial-lakefrontThis exhibit will feature the winning entry of an international Lakefront Kiosk Competition plus work by architecture students at the Illinois Institute of Technology, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago. For additional information, visit

The exhibit will be located in Millennium Park at Chase Promenade near Cloud Gate.

Music on the Esplanade @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Sep 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

music-on-the-esplanadePremier Big Band vocalist Kimberly Gordon, with the Kimberly Gordon Big Band, will take you back in time and leave you wanting more. Covering classic Duke Ellington and Count Basie hits, the Big Band will get you ready to dance the night away!

5Rhythms Dance @ Raydiant Day
Sep 1 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

5rhythms5Rhythms is a movement meditation practice devised by Gabrielle Roth in the late 1970s. It draws from indigenous and world traditions using tenets of shamanistic, ecstatic, mystical and eastern philosophy. It also draws from Gestalt therapy, the human potential movement and transpersonal psychology. Fundamental to the practice is the idea that everything is energy, and moves in waves, patterns and rhythms.

Roth describes the practice as a soul journey, and says that by moving the body, releasing the heart, and freeing the mind, one can connect to the essence of the soul, the source of inspiration in which an individual has unlimited possibility and potential.

WBDC Women’s Entrepreneurial Conference @ McCormick Place-West
Sep 2 @ 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

womens-entrepreneurial-conferenceThe EWC is the largest entrepreneurial business conference in the Midwest. The event is designed to accelerate the growth of women owned businesses through access to information, contacts and capital. For 29 years, the EWC has served to facilitate connections, innovative education and resource growth for WBDC clients and stakeholders.

Dancin’ Sprouts @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Sep 2 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

dancing-sproutsEnjoy free musical entertainment for the Garden’s youngest visitors! Two special concerts for children with sensory differences will occur on June 17 and Aug. 5. Food and beverages, including wine and beer, are available for purchase onsite through the Garden View Café. For heartier menu options, the Café and Garden Grille in the Visitor Center also are open during concert times.