Chicago Festivals For Every Season
Chicago Festivals range from local neighborhood get togethers, to citywide extravaganzas. Try to catch a neighborhood street fair for some great people watching if you are in town between June and October.
The Holiday Season officially starts with the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, a week-end-long event held at the end of November with tons of family friendly activities including musical performances, ice-carving contest and stage shows. The fun culminates in a parade and the illumination of more than 1 million lights along Michigan Avenue.
The St. Patrick's Day Parade turns the city on its head - the Chicago River is dyed green, shamrocks decorate the street's of Downtown Chicago. The center stripe of Dearborn Street is painted the color of the Irish from Wacker Drive to Van Buren Street. This is your chance to get your fill of bagpipes, green beer, and green knee socks.