Sage Summit 2016 @ McCormick Place
Jul 25 @ 8:00 am – Jul 28 @ 9:00 am

sage-summitSage Summit is the biggest small and medium business conference in the world. It also has the biggest names and the hottest business topics . . . all in the Windy City.

Anyone who wants to grow their business should attend from anywhere in the world. Sage Summit attendees include business owners, executives, managers, people in IT, merchants, HR professionals, food and beverage distributors, manufacturers, construction industry experts, accountants, sales personnel, partners, leaders, and more.

This event is not open to the public.

Tall Ships® Chicago @ Navy Pier
Jul 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

July 27, 2016 – July 31, 2016

tall-shipsOne of Navy Pier’s most recognized events, Tall Ships® returns July of 2016. Navy Pier anticipates being host to more than 15+ majestic vessels. The five-day festival kicks off at Navy Pier with a spectacular Parade of Sail on Wednesday, July 27. The remaining days of the festival (Thursday-Sunday) allow visitors the chance to get up close and personal with the vessels. Guests are more than welcome to walk the grounds, board the ships and sail out to sea on one or more of the Tall Ships®.

Chicago Cubs v Chicago White Sox @ Wrigley Field
Jul 27 @ 7:05 pm – 8:05 pm

July 27, 2016 – July 28, 2016

Chicago CubsSee the Chicago Cubs play against the Chicago White Sox July 27 & 28 at Wrigley Field!


Wednesday & Thursday: 7:05 p.m.

Diana Ross @ Ravinia Festival
Jul 27 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

diana-rossDiana Ernestine Earle Ross is an American singer, songwriter, actress and record producer. Born and raised in Detroit, she rose to fame as a founding member and lead singer of the vocal group The Supremes, which, during the 1960s, became Motown’s most successful act and is to this day America’s most successful vocal group as well as one of the world’s best-selling girl groups of all time. As part of the Supremes, her success made it possible for future African American R&B and soul acts to find mainstream success. The group released a record setting, twelve number-one hit singles on the Billboard Hot 100 including the hits “Where Did Our Love Go”, “Baby Love”, “Come See About Me”, “Stop! In the Name of Love”, “You Can’t Hurry Love”, “You Keep Me Hangin’ On”, “Love Child” and “Someday We’ll Be Together”.

Lollapalooza @ Grant Park
Jul 28 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

July 28, 2016 – July 31, 2016

lollapaloozaLook up the word “lollapalooza” and you’ll find this definition: an extraordinary thing; an outstanding example. You won’t find any other music festival with a more fitting moniker than Lollapalooza, Chicago’s grandest stage for music legends from across the globe. Each year, some of the top names in alternative, hip hop, punk and pop join more than 100 bands and musicians in Grant Park to bring you one loud, heart-stopping event.

And just when you thought it couldn’t get any bigger, Lollapalooza is expanding to four days in 2016 to mark its 25th anniversary!

The Headliners

Thursday: J. Cole, Lana Del Rey
Friday: Radiohead, Major Lazer
Saturday: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Disclosure
Sunday: LCD Soundsystem, Ellie Goulding

From band camps and hairdo tents to helpful festival necessities like baby changing stations, Kidzapalooza is a festival within a festival that’s the perfect lil’ getaway. Enjoy some family-friendly music while showing your kids how to experience one of the coolest events in the world.


Kids under 10 get in free with their parents

Disney’s Newsies @ Oriental Theatre
Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

July 28, 2016 – August 7, 2016

disney's-newsiesThe Tony Award-winning “critics’ pick” Broadway musical smash Newsies is coming to Chicago! Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged ‘newsies,’ who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what’s right.

Foals & Lewis Del Mar @ House Of Blues
Jul 28 @ 11:00 pm – Jul 29 @ 12:00 am

foals-lewisLewis Del Mar is an American folk-pop duo from Rockaway Beach, New York City. Consisting of singer and guitarist Danny Miller, and drummer and producer Max Harwood, the group first received attention in early 2015 when their debut single Loud(y) was featured in the number one spot on Hype Machine. They released their debut EP in January 2016, which peaked at number 7 on Billboard Emerging Artists.

This show is for AGES 17 AND OLDER.

Chicago Cubs v Seattle Mariners @ Wrigley Field
Jul 29 @ 1:20 pm – 2:20 pm

July 29, 2016 – July 31, 2016

Chicago CubsSee the Chicago Cubs play against the Seattle Mariners July 29-31 at Wrigley Field!


Friday – Sunday: 1:20 p.m.

Bites, Blooms & Bordeaux @ Lincoln Park Zoo
Jul 29 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

bites-bloomsPreviously known as Wine & Wildflowers, Lincoln Park Zoo is hosting its annual summer garden party complete with wine tastings, small bites, live entertainment and of course, spectacular views of the zoo’s flora and fauna.

Miranda Lambert @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Jul 29 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

miranda-lambertSee Miranda Lambert live during the Keeper of the Flame Tour with special guests Kip Moore and Brothers Osborne July 29 at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre!

Miranda Leigh Lambert is an American country music singer and songwriter. She is best known as a solo artist, and is a member of the Pistol Annies (alongside Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley). Lambert has been honored by the Grammy Awards, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and the Country Music Association Awards.

Lambert’s debut album Kerosene (2005) was certified Platinum in the United States, and produced the singles “Me and Charlie Talking”, “Bring Me Down”, “Kerosene”, and “New Strings”. All four singles were top 40 hits on Billboard Hot Country Songs. Her second album, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, was released in early 2007. Although the title track failed to make top 40, the next three singles (“Famous in a Small Town”, “Gunpowder & Lead”, and “More Like Her”) were top 20 hits, with “Gunpowder & Lead” becoming her first top 10 country hit in July 2008. Her third album, Revolution, was released in September 2009. Five singles were released from the album, including two Number One hits: “The House That Built Me”, which spent four weeks at the top; and “Heart Like Mine”.