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Calendar of Events

  • 2017
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    North Coast Music Festival

    August 31 - September 3, 2017
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    Known for its artistic creativity, the Chicago Jazz Festival is a favorite Labor Day Weekend tradition. It promotes awareness and appreciation for all forms of jazz through free, quality live musical performance. Since 1979, the festival's mission is to showcase Chicago's vast jazz talent alongside national and international artists to encourage and educate a jazz audience of all ages.

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    Night Out at the Zoo

    September 9, 2017
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    Join thousands of 20- and 30-somethings for “Night at the Zoo!” This adults-only event will let guests experience the zoo's amazing animals and gardens with a beer or wine in hand. There will be food for purchase, DJ entertainment, games, giveaways and more. Learn more about tickets.

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    Chicago Jazz Festival

    September 1
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    A favorite Labor Day Weekend tradition, the Chicago Jazz Festival showcases free live performances by Chicago's vast jazz talent alongside national and international jazz legends and artists.

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    Chicago Gourmet

    September 22-24, 2017
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    Sponsored by Bon Appétit, Chicago Gourmet, a celebration of food and wine, is one of the nation's most anticipated epicurean events. In it’s tenth season, the fine-dining affair transforms Chicago's Millennium Park from gorgeous architectural green space to the grandest of festival eating grounds. Sip and sample across Chicago's culinary landscape over three delicious days, September 22-24, 2017. Wine snobs are welcome and if you fancy yourself a foodie, this culinary showcase is made for you. More than 150 of the finest restaurants and chefs in Chicago are represented — as well as hundreds of renowned vintners, spirit makers and premium breweries from around the globe — at gourmet tasting pavilions that highlight the rich variety and creativity of the world-class food scene.

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    Fulton Market Harvest Fest

    September 29 - October 1, 2017
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    Expanding in it’s second year, Fulton Market Harvest Fest brings together area restaurants, fantastic craft beer, live music and cooking demonstrations to celebrate the neighborhood’s rich culinary history and showcase it’s present-day diverse offerings. Curated by Chefs Stephanie Izard and Paul Kahan, Fulton Market Harvest Fest unites the city's top culinary talent with notable chefs from around the country for three days of pop-up dinners, food and beverage classes, cooking demonstrations and a neighborhood street fest. With proceeds going to food-focused charities, the second year of Fulton Market Harvest Fest hopes to draw over 30,000 attendees over the course of the weekend.

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    Shaw’s Oyster Fest

    Dates TBD
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    About: More than 3,000 guests are expected to descend upon the corner of Hubbard St. and Rush St. for live music from four local blues bands including headliner, Bumpus, and fresh seafood from Chicago’s own Shaw’s Crab House.

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    Fall Adventure Day at Northerly Island

    October Dates TBD
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    Stop by Northerly Island to connect with nature and celebrate the fall season. Kids and their families can enjoy fall themed arts and crafts at the event. Also, enjoy the local harvest, trade in your favorite ghost stories, fish in Lake Michigan, watch the fall bird migration, enjoy a guided nature hike and celebrate the changing of the season at this fun, educational outdoor event.

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    Chicago Marathon

    October 8
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    Each October, 45,000 runners hit the streets of Chicago and take a 26.2 mile tour of the city on foot. It's too late to enter this year's race, but you can cheer on participants at locations all around the city, including popular spots like Chinatown, Lincoln Park and at the finish line in Grant Park.

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    Oktoberfest Chicago

    September 29 - October 1
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    This popular annual Bavarian celebration, Oktoberfest Chicago, in West Lakeview welcomes fall with plenty of food, two stages of music, arts & crafts, and activities for children. Other highlights include ticketed craft beer tasting nights on Friday and Saturday and "KinderFest" for families on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

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    November 17 - December 24, 2017
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    Each year, people from all over the world visit the Christkindlmarket Chicago. The outdoor market in the Chicago Loop has become so popular and loved by everyone that any Chicagoan will tell you that they could not imagine the city without it. Christkindlmarket Chicago is no longer just a German tradition, it has become a Chicago institution. The unique shopping experience, typical German food and drinks, as well as diverse holiday entertainment make the Christkindlmarket Chicago a preferred and popular destination. Admission is FREE.

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    Ice Skating at Millennium Park

    December (weather permitting)
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    About: With its twinkling tree lights and stunning skyline backdrop, the iconic ice skating rink in Millennium Park is a must-stop each winter season. Skating is FREE and open to the public, with skate rentals available for those without their own at $10 a pair. Click here for more information.