Arts and Crafts Festival

An outdoor showcase of traditional ethnic and multimedia works.  The festival also features music, ethnic food and market vendors .

Baconfest Chicago 2013

At its core, our festivals are fun-filled walk-around tasting events featuring creative bacon dishes from the best chefs in the country. On the festival floor, the hottest chefs from the finest local restaurants prepare and serve small plates starring bacon. The best mixologists and brewers quench thirst with refreshing bacon-based and bacon-inspired cocktails and brews. Luxury brands, artisan bacon-makers, and bacontrepreneurs display, sample, and sell a multitude of local craft bacons and bacon-related products. 

Bike The Drive

When: May 26th, 2013
Time: 5:30 am the drive will be open to bicyclist's

The post-ride festival is from 8:00 a.m. to noon and offers something for everyone, including music, a pancake breakfast ($5.00 extra when you register), special activities for kids and families, bicycle celebrations, sponsor booths and much more.

Important! The Bank of America Bike the Drive takes place rain or shine. Refunds are not available. Your investment in this event goes directly toward making Chicagoland a better place for bicyclists

Celtic Festival

This two day festival, May 8th - 9th, celebrates the music, dance and traditions of many Celtic regions such as Brittany, France; Wales, Cornwall, Isle of Man, Galicia, Spain; Ireland and Scotland.


Chicago Cultural Center - Exhibitions 2010

This year the  Spring Season features many rare exhibitions and collections, we are excited to show you all of these exhibits on our site.

Chicago Flower & Garden Show!

From the intricately designed lush themed-gardens of the midway, to hands-on demonstrations and in-the-soil workshops, to realistic garden displays that can translate into your own yard or balcony and educate you about sustainable and achievable results, you will find Chicago's first blush with spring to be invigorating.

Chicago Latino Film Festival

The Chicago Latino Film Festival will celebrate its Silver Anniversary, as the oldest and most comprehensive Latino film festival in the country, representing over 100 films in an array of genres –fiction, animation, documentary, and shorts that reflect the great diversity of Latino culture from the United States, Latin America, Portugal, and Spain.

Chicagoland Bicycle Federation

Bike the Drive
Sunday, May 30, 2010

Chill and Grill Festival

Better Homes and Gardens Magazine’s and Weber’s Chill and Grill Festival™ takes over Chicago’s Lincoln Park on May 21st-22nd.
This exciting culinary event puts grilling center stage with local restaurant and BHG recipe tastings, grilling demonstrations, ticketed hands-on grilling classes, a live Grilling Showdown, a “Chill Zone” lounge area, live music, cookbook signings, kids activities and more.
There is no cost to enter the festival and many “happenings” throughout the weekend are free.
 • All food and beverage will require the purchase of a Tasting Card
 • Hands-On Grilling Classes cost $30.00
 • Chill and Grill Expert Seminars are free but require sign up.
Sign-up sheets will be available outside the class location at the festival.

Cinco De Mayo

This inaugural three-day festival (which will be held in the Little Village neighborhood), is long overdue! It will feature plenty of live music, food, arts & crafts, activities for families and children and much more.

A celebration of South-of-the-border culture that's enjoyed worldwide, Cinco de Mayo (or "5th of May") commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.

Do-Division Street Fest and Sidewalk Sale

A 10-block stretch of Division Street in Wicker Park features live music, DJs, food and beer vendors and lots of alfresco shopping opportunities, plus special areas for kids.
Music booking is handled by Empty Bottle Presents and Subterranean/House Call Entertainment.

Note: The sidewalk sale takes place between Ashland Avenue and Leavitt Street; the fest extends from Leavitt Street to Damen Avenue.

International Pop Overthrow

International Pop Overthrow (or IPO, as it has affectionately become known) is a pop music festival which has been held for the past ten years in Los Angeles. We have also held IPO for various years in Chicago, New York, Boston, San Francisco, Vancouver, and Toronto, as well as in Liverpool, England (at the world famous Cavern Club)!

Mahoney's Pub & Grille Presents "St. Jack's Fest"

Jack FM (WJMK-FM 104.3) and Mahoney’s Pub & Grille will be hosting the 1st Annual “St. Jack’s Fest” at the intersection of Ogden and Racine, just outside of Mahoney’s in heated tents, as well as inside Mahoney's - BENFITTING MISERICORDIA

MS Half Court Classic

It’s time to lace up your kicks and make a little magic at the United Center, home of the Chicago Bulls. This is the place where Air Jordan broke world records and six championship titles were won. It’s also the spot where you and your team will savor the fruits of victory at the MS Half Court Classic.

Race to Wrigley 5K Run

The 5th Annual "Race to Wrigley" 5K Run will be held on Sunday, April 16th.
The 5K Run, which starts and finishes at legendary Wrigley Field, will help kick off the 2008 Baseball Season while benefiting a good cause. Race to Wrigley  which will benefit Chicago Cubs Charities. 

Southside Irish Parade

The event will offer family-friendly activities such as Irish-themed arts and crafts for kids, children’s films, and a live production by the Beverly Arts Centers’ own children’s theater group.

In addition, this event will feature food, drink, numerous Irish vendors, and live entertainment from bagpipers, Irish dancers, and a host of Irish musicians including The Larkin & Moran Brothers, Character Fleadh, renowned harpist, Barbara Fackler and The Cloonan Family.

St. Paddy's Day 5K Run/Walk & Leprechaun Leap

Be Seen ... Be Green is the theme of 8th annual St. Paddy's Day 5K along Chicago's scenic lakefront. Held two days before official St. Patrick's Day (March 17), this popular annual event also celebrates the beginning of spring. In addition, a "Leprechaun Leap" -- a fun-filled kids' dash -- will be held for the young ones.

The Stephens Convention Center

The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center is a convention center in Rosemont, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Built in 1975, the center has exhibition space of 840,000 sq ft (78,000 m²). It is located near O'Hare International Airport, Allstate Arena and Rosemont Theatre.
The facility is named after long time Rosemont mayor, Donald E. Stephens.

Wacky 5K Run

The Wacky 5K Run celebrates National Snack Food Month by hosting a huge, post-race, indoor buffet of snack food. This sumptuous, tantalizing spread of both healthy and not-so-healthy snacks is set up on tables formed in a big horseshoe. Participants are given a goody bag, and encouraged to fill it from the bountiful selection of snacks ranging from sweet to salty to healthy. This snack food fantasy buffet has something to satisfy most every craving, and every participant is encouraged to check their guilt at the door.

Wrigley Start Early Run

The Wrigley Start Early Run spotlights efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect and raises money to support Prevent Child Abuse America's and Voices for Illinois Children's programs. Through an Illinois network of partners, Voices' promotes starting early to ensure that children are healthy and happy, ready to learn and eager to succeed by the time they enter kindergarten.