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American Idol Live! 7:00 pm
American Idol Live! @ Ravinia Festival
Jul 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
American Idol Live! @ Ravinia Festival | Highland Park | Illinois | United States
American Idol is an American singing competition series created by Simon Fuller and produced by 19 Entertainment, and distributed by Fremantle Media North America. It began airing on Fox on June 11, [...]
Chicago White Sox v Los Angeles Angels 7:00 pm
Chicago White Sox v Los Angeles … @ U.S. Cellular Field
Jul 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Chicago White Sox v Los Angeles Angels @ U.S. Cellular Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
The stadium was the first new major sporting facility built in Chicago since Chicago Stadium in 1929. It was also the last one built before the wave of [...]
Andy Grammer 6:30 pm
Andy Grammer @ House of Blues
Jul 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Andy Grammer @ House of Blues | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Andrew Charles "Andy" Grammer  is an American singer-songwriter and record producer. He is signed to Steve Greenberg's S-Curve Records. His debut album, Andy Grammer, was released on June 14, [...]
Chicago White Sox v Los Angeles Angels 7:00 pm
Chicago White Sox v Los Angeles … @ U.S. Cellular Field
Jul 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Chicago White Sox v Los Angeles Angels @ U.S. Cellular Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
See the White Sox play the Angels at The Cell!
African/Caribbean International Festival of Life 4:00 pm
African/Caribbean International … @ Union Park
Jul 3 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
African/Caribbean International Festival of Life @ Union Park | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From July 3, 2014 - July 6, 2014 Enjoy spectacular music, food, arts, crafts, and more at this family-friendly event, now in its 22nd year, at Union [...]
Earth Wind & Fire 8:00 pm
Earth Wind & Fire @ Ravinia Festival
Jul 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Earth Wind & Fire @ Ravinia Festival | Highland Park | Illinois | United States
See Earth Wind and Fire live July 3 at Ravinia! We recommend you pack a picnic and bring a blanket or outdoor chairs to enjoy the concert. [...]
Dave Koz and Friends 8:00 pm
Dave Koz and Friends @ Ravinia Festival
Jul 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dave Koz and Friends @ Ravinia Festival | Highland Park | Illinois | United States
See Dave Koz and Friends Summer Horns 2014 featuring Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot July 4 at Ravinia! We recommend you pack a picnic and bring a blanket or outdoor [...]
Fourth of July Fireworks 9:30 pm
Fourth of July Fireworks @ Navy Pier
Jul 4 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Fourth of July Fireworks @ Navy Pier | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Watch the sky light up during a spectacular fireworks show choreographed to a patriotic score on Lake Michigan. Where to Watch: Arrive early and cozy [...]
Chosen Few Old School Reunion Picnic 8:00 am
Chosen Few Old School Reunion Pi… @ Jackson Park
Jul 5 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Chosen Few Old School Reunion Picnic @ Jackson Park | Chicago | Illinois | United States
The 24th annual Chosen Few Old School Reunion on our city's lakefront celebrates house music and Chicago's house music heritage. Get ready to dance with [...]
Chicago White Sox v Seattle Mariners 1:00 pm
Chicago White Sox v Seattle Mari… @ U.S. Cellular Field
Jul 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Chicago White Sox v Seattle Mariners @ U.S. Cellular Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
See the White Sox play the Mariners at The Cell!
Chicago White Sox v Seattle Mariners 1:00 pm
Chicago White Sox v Seattle Mari… @ U.S. Cellular Field
Jul 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Chicago White Sox v Seattle Mariners @ U.S. Cellular Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
The stadium is situated just to the west of the Dan Ryan Expressway in Chicago's Armour Square neighborhood, adjacent to the more famous neighborhood of Bridgeport. It was built directly [...]
Madame Butterfly Videocast 6:00 pm
Madame Butterfly Videocast @ Millennium Park
Jul 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Madame Butterfly Videocast @ Millennium Park | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Anthony Minghella's breathtakingly beautiful and powerfully dramatic production with rising soprano Kristine Opolais as Cio-Cio-San and tenor James Valenti as Pinkerton. Madama Butterfly is a co-production of [...]
Movies in the Parks – Saving Mr. Banks 7:00 pm
Movies in the Parks – Saving Mr…. @ Calumet Park
Jul 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Movies in the Parks - Saving Mr. Banks @ Calumet Park | Chicago | Illinois | United States
The Chicago Park District shows free outdoor movies throughout the summer for free at parks around the city!
Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway 8:00 pm
Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway @ Ravinia Festival
Jul 8 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway @ Ravinia Festival | Highland Park | Illinois | United States
Last seen at Ravinia in 2006, conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya picks up where he left off, exploring themes from around the world. Ireland is featured whenSir James Galway performs [...]
NIKE Tournament of Champions 9:00 am
NIKE Tournament of Champions @ McCormick Place South Building
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am – Saturday @ 9:00 pm
NIKE Tournament of Champions  @ McCormick Place South Building
This event is open to the public. The NIKE Summer Showcase returns to McCormick Place in downtown, Chicago, IL July 10, 11, and 12, 2014. [...]
Taste of Chicago 11:00 am
Taste of Chicago @ Grant Park
Jul 9 @ 11:00 am – Sunday @ 9:00 pm
Taste of Chicago @ Grant Park | Chicago | Illinois | United States
We are serious about food in Chicago. Be prepared to get your grub on at the annual Taste of Chicago, the world's largest outdoor food [...]
Paul McCartney 8:00 pm
Paul McCartney @ United Center
Jul 9 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Paul McCartney @ United Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Following an incredible 2013 which saw Paul McCartney’s universally acclaimed Out There tour launch in Brazil and visit 23 cities across South America, Europe, North [...]
Sara Bareilles 7:30 pm
Sara Bareilles @ The Chicago Theatre
Jul 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Sara Bareilles @ The Chicago Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Sara Bareilles first achieved mainstream critical praise in 2007 with her widely successful hit, "Love Song" which reached #1 in 22 countries around the world from [...]
Bastille Day Block Party 8:30 pm
Bastille Day Block Party @ Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Jul 10 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Bastille Day Block Party @ Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Calling all Francophones! All things French will be celebrated at this popular mid-summer event in the heart of Lincoln Park. For a quick history lesson, [...]
Chicago Cubs v Atlanta Braves 3:00 pm
Chicago Cubs v Atlanta Braves @ Wrigley Field
Jul 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Chicago Cubs v Atlanta Braves @ Wrigley Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
See the Chicago Cubs play against the Atlanta Braves at The Friendly Confines! Celebrate Wrigley Field's 100th Birthday The 2014 season marks Wrigley Field's 100th birthday! The [...]
Lady Gaga 7:30 pm
Lady Gaga @ United Center
Jul 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Lady Gaga @ United Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States
One of the top global touring acts of our time, having sold nearly 4 million tickets during her first 3 tours, Lady Gaga is hitting [...]
Roscoe Village Burger Fest 11:00 am
Roscoe Village Burger Fest
Jul 12 @ 11:00 am – Sunday @ 10:00 pm
Roscoe Village Burger Fest @ Chicago | Illinois | United States
Roscoe Village Burger Fest comes back for its fifth year and is packed with food, activites, a "Kids' Zone" and live music. Plus, you get to [...]
AFSCME Biennial International Convention 2014 1:00 pm
AFSCME Biennial International Co… @ McCormick Place North
Jul 12 @ 1:00 pm – Friday @ 10:00 am
AFSCME Biennial International Convention 2014  @ McCormick Place North
This event is not open to the public. More than 5,000 delegates, alternates and guests are expected to participate in AFSCME’s 41st International Convention held [...]
Chicago Cubs v Atlanta Braves 3:00 pm
Chicago Cubs v Atlanta Braves @ Wrigley Field
Jul 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Chicago Cubs v Atlanta Braves @ Wrigley Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Celebrate Wrigley Field's 100th Birthday : The 2014 season marks Wrigley Field's 100th birthday! The team will celebrate the ballpark's rich century of history during [...]
Chicago Cubs v Atlanta Braves 1:15 pm
Chicago Cubs v Atlanta Braves @ Wrigley Field
Jul 13 @ 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Chicago Cubs v Atlanta Braves @ Wrigley Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Wrigley Field is a baseball stadium located in Chicago, Illinois, United States, home of the Chicago Cubs. It was built in 1914 as Weeghman Park for the Chicago Federal League baseball team, the Chicago Whales. The Cubs [...]
Something Wonderful: An Evening of Broadway 5:00 pm
Something Wonderful: An Evening … @ Ravinia Festival
Jul 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Something Wonderful: An Evening of Broadway @ Ravinia Festival | Highland Park | Illinois | United States
After conquering arias by Wagner and Strauss at Ravinia in 2011, the superlative soprano Deborah Voigt returns to tackle music by another famous Richard—Rodgers—and other composers of [...]
Movies in the Parks – Beasts of the Southern Wild 7:00 pm
Movies in the Parks – Beasts of … @ Mandrake Park
Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Movies in the Parks - Beasts of the Southern Wild @ Mandrake Park | Chicago | Illinois | United States
The Chicago Park District shows free outdoor movies throughout the summer for free at parks around the city! See Beasts of the Southern Wild at Mandrake Park. Hours [...]
The ASI Show! 12:00 pm
The ASI Show! @ McCormick Place West Building
Jul 15 @ 12:00 pm – Thursday @ 4:00 pm
The ASI Show!  @ McCormick Place West Building
Bringing together top suppliers and active distributors in a sales-building environment  Each year 20,000 distributors, representing $16.7 billion in total industry sales, attend an ASI Show. [...]
3 Doors Down 8:00 pm
3 Doors Down @ House of Blues
Jul 15 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
3 Doors Down @ House of Blues | Chicago | Illinois | United States
3 Doors Down is an American rock band from Escatawpa, Mississippi who formed in 1996. The band originally consisted of Brad Arnold (vocals/drums), Todd Harrell (bass) and Matt Roberts (guitar). [...]
OOIOO 8:00 pm
OOIOO @ Lincoln Hall
Jul 15 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
OOIOO @ Lincoln Hall  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Thrill Jockey is pleased to announce the impending arrival of “Armonico Hewa”, OOIOO’s sixth full-length album and first record in over three years! Set for release [...]
Andrew Jackson Jihad 8:00 pm
Andrew Jackson Jihad @ Bottom Lounge
Jul 16 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Andrew Jackson Jihad @ Bottom Lounge | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Sean Bonnette (guitar, vocals) and Ben Gallaty (bass, vocals) earned their devoted following touring extensively as a two-piece. Their lyrics are tragic yet humorous, crass [...]
Filligar 8:00 pm
Filligar @ Lincoln Hall
Jul 16 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Filligar @ Lincoln Hall  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Filligar is an alternative/indie rock band recently described as “one of the best young bands in America.” They have toured to enthusiastic audiences all over the [...]
Green City Market Chef’s BBQ 5:30 pm
Green City Market Chef’s BBQ @ Outdoor Market (south end of Lincoln Park)
Jul 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Green City Market Chef’s BBQ @ Outdoor Market (south end of Lincoln Park) | Chicago | Illinois | United States
One of the best summer events in Chicago, this grand picnic is held every July in picturesque Lincoln Park, with the fabulous Chicago skyline as a [...]
West Side Story 8:00 pm
West Side Story @ Ravinia Festival
Jul 17 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
West Side Story @ Ravinia Festival | Highland Park | Illinois | United States
Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet has inspired countless adaptations, but few as ubiquitous as Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents’s West Side Story. The CSO performed the score [...]
Rock & Roll Chicago Race Expo 12:00 pm
Rock & Roll Chicago Race Expo @ McCormick Place Lakeside Center
Jul 18 @ 12:00 pm – Saturday @ 5:00 pm
Rock & Roll Chicago Race Expo  @ McCormick Place Lakeside Center
This event is open to the public. All Rock ‘n’ Roll Series events feature the two-day Health & Fitness Expo prior to the event, where [...]
BenFest 4:00 pm
BenFest
Jul 18 @ 4:00 pm – Sunday @ 11:00 pm
BenFest @ Chicago | Illinois | United States
Much more than a traditional church function and way bigger than a block party, the annual BenFest is one of the north side's longest-running family [...]
Chicago White Sox v Houston Astros 7:00 pm
Chicago White Sox v Houston Astros @ U.S. Cellular Field
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Chicago White Sox v Houston Astros @ U.S. Cellular Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
See the White Sox play the Astros at The Cell!
Chicago Craft Beer Festival 12:00 pm
Chicago Craft Beer Festival @ Sheffield and Webster Avenues
Jul 19 @ 12:00 pm – Sunday @ 10:00 pm
Chicago Craft Beer Festival @ Sheffield and Webster Avenues  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Sample over 100 specialty/small batch microbrews from Chicago breweries at the second annual fest, which also includes live music and food. The event is held [...]
Blake Shelton 7:00 pm
Blake Shelton @ Wrigley Field
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Blake Shelton @ Wrigley Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Blake Tollison Shelton is an American country music singer and television personality. In 2001, he made his debut with the single "Austin". The lead-off single from his self-titled debut [...]
Annual RealWorld Users Conference 8:00 am
Annual RealWorld Users Conference @ McCormick Place Lakeside Center
Jul 20 @ 8:00 am – Tuesday @ 4:30 pm
Annual RealWorld Users Conference  @ McCormick Place Lakeside Center
This event is not open to the public. Every year, more than 1,000 rental housing professionals attend the RealWorld user conference for insight into the [...]
Chinatown Summer Fair 10:00 am
Chinatown Summer Fair
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Chinatown Summer Fair @ Chicago | Illinois | United States
Enjoy the best in Asian cultural entertainment, including a Dragon and Lion Dance Procession, live music, food, Chinese arts and crafts exhibits, street vendors, a [...]
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 1:00 pm
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fes… @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre | Tinley Park | Illinois | United States
See the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival featuring Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Asking Alexandria, Trivium,Cannibal Corpse, Suicide Silence, and more July 20 at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre!
APWU -Biennial National Convention 2014 8:00 am
APWU -Biennial National Conventi… @ McCormick Place West Building
Jul 21 @ 8:00 am – Friday @ 4:00 pm
APWU -Biennial National Convention 2014  @ McCormick Place West Building
This event is not open to the public. Standing Up – Fighting Back is the theme of the American Postal Workers Union’s 22nd Biennial Convention, which [...]
Chicago White Sox v Kansas City Royals 7:00 pm
Chicago White Sox v Kansas City … @ U.S. Cellular Field
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Chicago White Sox v Kansas City Royals @ U.S. Cellular Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
See the White Sox play the Royals at The Cell!
Matt Nathanson and Gavin DeGraw 7:00 pm
Matt Nathanson and Gavin DeGraw @ Ravinia Festival
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Matt Nathanson and Gavin DeGraw @ Ravinia Festival | Highland Park | Illinois | United States
See Matt Nathanson and Gavin DeGraw live with special guest Andrew McMahon at Ravinia! We recommend you pack a picnic and bring a blanket or outdoor chairs to enjoy the concert. [...]
Fashion Focus Chicago Sidewalk Sale 9:00 am
Fashion Focus Chicago Sidewalk Sale @ Daley Plaza Daley Civic Center
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fashion Focus Chicago Sidewalk Sale @ Daley Plaza Daley Civic Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From 22nd - 23rd When you shop local, you feel like a local! Swing by the 8th annual Chicago Sidewalk Sale July 22-23 and pick [...]
Chicago Cubs v San Diego Padres 7:00 pm
Chicago Cubs v San Diego Padres @ Wrigley Field
Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Chicago Cubs v San Diego Padres @ Wrigley Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Celebrate Wrigley Field's 100th Birthday The 2014 season marks Wrigley Field's 100th birthday! The team will celebrate the ballpark's rich century of history during 10 [...]
Chicago Cubs v San Diego Padres 7:00 pm
Chicago Cubs v San Diego Padres @ Wrigley Field
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Chicago Cubs v San Diego Padres @ Wrigley Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
See the Chicago Cubs play against the San Diego Padres at The Friendly Confines!
Jack White 8:00 pm
Jack White @ The Chicago Theatre
Jul 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Jack White @ The Chicago Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Jack White has announced his first headline dates in support of his new album Lazaretto, out June 10th on Third ManRecords/Columbia. The shows will be Jack's first since [...]
Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz 6:30 pm
Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz @ Millennium Park
Jul 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz @ Millennium Park | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From July 24, 2014 - August 28, 2014 Our city's great weekly jazz tradition returns to Millennium Park this summer! It celebrates 10 years this summer with a diverse [...]
Zoovies – “Talladega Nights” 7:00 pm
Zoovies – “Talladega Nights” @ Lincoln Park Zoo
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Zoovies - "Talladega Nights" @ Lincoln Park Zoo | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Ditch the drive-ins and crowded theaters. Instead, experience a wildly different twist to movie night with free Zoovies at Lincoln Park Zoo. Audiences can come [...]
Jeff Fest Arts & Music Festival 6:00 pm
Jeff Fest Arts & Music Festival @ Jefferson Memorial Park
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm – Sunday @ 11:00 pm
Jeff Fest Arts & Music Festival @ Jefferson Memorial Park | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Jeff Fest Arts & Music Festival features delicious food from local restaurants, live music, craft beers, a kids corner, circus workshops, magic, live art, binjo [...]
Chicago Cubs v St. Louis Cardinals 3:00 pm
Chicago Cubs v St. Louis Cardinals @ Wrigley Field
Jul 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Chicago Cubs v St. Louis Cardinals @ Wrigley Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
See the Chicago Cubs play against the St. Louis Cardinals at The Friendly Confines!
Chicago Cubs v St. Louis Cardinals 3:00 pm
Chicago Cubs v St. Louis Cardinals @ Wrigley Field
Jul 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Chicago Cubs v St. Louis Cardinals @ Wrigley Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Celebrate Wrigley Field's 100th Birthday The 2014 season marks Wrigley Field's 100th birthday! The team will celebrate the ballpark's rich century of history during 10 [...]
Joshua Bell with CSO 7:00 pm
Joshua Bell with CSO @ Ravinia Festival
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Joshua Bell with CSO @ Ravinia Festival | Highland Park | Illinois | United States
The highlight of the summer social season is the annual Gala Benefit Evening hosted by Ravinia’s Women’s Board. One of the biggest names in classical [...]
2014 Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo 9:30 am
2014 Annual Meeting and Clinical… @ McCormick Place South Building
Jul 27 @ 9:30 am – Thursday @ 2:00 pm
2014 Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo  @ McCormick Place South Building
Connect with global leaders in clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, mass spectrometry, translational medicine, lab management, and other areas of breaking science in laboratory medicine. Learn [...]
Beer Camp Across America 12:00 pm
Beer Camp Across America @ Navy Pier
Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Beer Camp Across America @ Navy Pier | Chicago | Illinois | United States
This summer Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is throwing an unprecedented seven-city traveling beer festival called Beer Camp Across America, and it's stopping in Chicago. Sierra [...]
The Bangles 8:00 pm
The Bangles @ City Winery
Jul 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Bangles @ City Winery | Chicago | Illinois | United States
From July 27, 2014 - July 28, 2014 Rock historians view the Bangles as one of the greatest all-female bands, lauded for their inventive incorporation of '60s folk [...]
Chicago Cubs v Colorado Rockies 7:00 pm
Chicago Cubs v Colorado Rockies @ Wrigley Field
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Chicago Cubs v Colorado Rockies @ Wrigley Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Celebrate Wrigley Field's 100th Birthday The 2014 season marks Wrigley Field's 100th birthday! The team will celebrate the ballpark's rich century of history during 10 [...]
Movies in Parks -The Bachelor & the Bobby Soxer 7:00 pm
Movies in Parks -The Bachelor & … @ Belmont Harbor
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Movies in Parks -The Bachelor & the Bobby Soxer @ Belmont Harbor | Chicago | Illinois | United States
The Chicago Park District shows free outdoor movies throughout the summer for free at parks around the city! See The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer (NR) at [...]
Chicago Cubs v Colorado Rockies 7:00 pm
Chicago Cubs v Colorado Rockies @ Wrigley Field
Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Chicago Cubs v Colorado Rockies @ Wrigley Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Celebrate Wrigley Field's 100th Birthday The 2014 season marks Wrigley Field's 100th birthday! The team will celebrate the ballpark's rich century of history during 10 [...]
Wine & Wildflowers 6:00 pm
Wine & Wildflowers @ Lincoln Park Zoo
Jul 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Wine & Wildflowers @ Lincoln Park Zoo | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Calling all foodies, wine lovers, and gardeners! Enjoy live music, upscale bites and delicious wines while soaking up the zoo's lush landscapes along the verdant [...]
Bebel Gilberto and Chucho Valdés 8:00 pm
Bebel Gilberto and Chucho Valdés @ Ravinia Festival
Jul 30 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Bebel Gilberto and Chucho Valdés @ Ravinia Festival | Highland Park | Illinois | United States
See Bebel Gilberto and Chucho Valdés live  at Ravinia! We recommend you pack a picnic and bring a blanket or outdoor chairs to enjoy the concert. Admission Lawn ticket [...]
Fiesta del Sol 5:00 pm
Fiesta del Sol
Jul 31 @ 5:00 pm – Sunday @ 10:00 pm
Fiesta del Sol @ Chicago | Illinois | United States
It's the largest Latino festival in the Midwest! Enjoy a huge lineup of entertainment and music, savor a variety of food including authentic Mexican favorites, [...]
Chicago Cubs v Colorado Rockies 1:15 pm
Chicago Cubs v Colorado Rockies @ Wrigley Field
Jul 31 @ 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Chicago Cubs v Colorado Rockies @ Wrigley Field | Chicago | Illinois | United States
See the Chicago Cubs play against the Colorado Rockies at The Friendly Confines!

 

Aug 10 Sat
Bud Billiken Parade
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Bud Billiken® Parade and Picnic is an annual parade and picnic in Chicago, Illinois, and is the oldest and largest African-American parade in the United States. Since 1929, it has always been held the second Saturday in August. The idea for the parade came from Mr. Robert S. Abbott, the founder of the Chicago Defender. The focus of the parade is education and sounds the clarion call for “Back to School” to our children. It is currently the second largest parade in the United States.

Bud Billiken Parade

Kite Festival @ Chicago Botanic Garden
11:00 am – Sunday @ 4:00 pm

In the open area near Evening Island, enjoy soaring stunt-kite performances set to music by members of the Chicago Fire Kite Team and members of the Kite Society of Wisconsin & Illinois.

These high-flying professionals demonstrate awesome feats of beauty and great skill. The Chicago Fire Kite Team has been competing and demonstrating team sport kite ballet and precision since 1986. Invited to kite festivals around the world, they have flown in front of friendly crowds in England, France, Japan, Canada, and the United States.

Admission

Parking: $20

Kite Festival

Northalsted Market Days @ N. Halsted St. and Belmont Ave.
11:00 am – Sunday @ 10:00 pm

For 48 hours, the neighborhood of Boystown becomes filled with food, art, music and fun. The 32nd annual Northalsted Market Days is the largest two-day street fair in the Midwest with more than 40 musical performances and 400 food and art vendors that showcase the talent and diversity of Chicago’s GLBT hotspot.

Northalsted Market Days

American Flower Show Series: Aug 10-11 @ Chicago Botanic Garden
12:00 pm – Sunday @ 4:30 pm

Gardeners of the North Shore Show & Sale

This annual show is open to all amateur gardeners and will feature a judged exhibition with more than 300 entries of anything a home gardener can grow. See flowers, vegetables, herbs and houseplants. Some plants will also be available for sale.

Hours

Saturday: 12 – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

American Flower Show Series: Aug 10-11

Retro on Roscoe
12:00 pm – Sunday @ 10:00 pm

Enjoy top Chicago talent and entertainment on 3 main stages, six full blocks of artisans, antique vendors, and cool merchants, tasty treats from local restaurants, and summertime samplings of regional favorites along this tree-lined street. This two-day festival brings back great memories while providing excellent entertainment for the entire family. Be sure to check out the Antique and Classic Car & Motorcycle show, featuring over 50 vehicles throughout the weekend. Music lineup to be announced.

Retro on Roscoe

Summer Fiesta – Fiesta de Verano @ National Museum of Mexican Art
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The National Museum of Mexican Art (NMMA) has provided free access to all since 1987 and is committed to remaining free and accessible to individuals from all backgrounds. It is the only major museum in Chicago that is free to the public—everyday! The NMMA is one of the premier repositories for Mexican art in the nation and its permanent collection contains over 7,000 objects making it one of the largest collections in the nation.

Summer Fiesta – Fiesta de Verano

Chicago White Sox v Minnesota Twins
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The White Sox played their final campaign at old Comiskey Park in 1990. The festive final weekend of the old stadium was capped by a 2-1 Sox victory over Seattle in the final game on September 30, 1990.

Chicago White Sox v Minnesota Twins

Taylor Swift @ Soldier Field
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Taylor Swift is coming to Chicago’s Soldier Field on her North American stadium and arena tour in early 2013 in support of her blockbuster new album, RED. RED was released to widespread worldwide critical acclaim and has topped the iTunes album sales charts in 40 countries.

Taylor Swift

We The Kings @ The Vic Theatre
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

We The Kings is an American rock group from Bradenton, Florida. Their self-titled full-length debut album released in 2007 which included the Platinum single “Check Yes Juliet” went on to sell over 250,000 copies in the US. Their second album Smile Kid (2009) included Top 40 singles “We’ll Be A Dream” (featuring Demi Lovato) & “Heaven Can Wait”. The band’s latest release Sunshine State of Mind in 2011 features the MTV Music Award winner for Most Innovative Music Video Of The Year for their interactive music video & song “Say You Like Me”. The band just completed a world wide tour with Canadian band Simple Plan and has performed across the US as a main stage headliner on the Vans Warped Tour.

We The Kings

Movies in the Parks – Big Miracle @ Gross Park
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Big Miracle is a 2012 family drama film starring Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski. The film, directed by Ken Kwapis, is based on the 1989 book Freeing the Whales by Tom Rose, which covers Operation Breakthrough, the 1988 international effort to rescue gray whales trapped in ice near Point Barrow, Alaska. The film was released on February 3, 2012.

Movies in the Parks - Big Miracle