Africa International House USA

The African Festival of the arts celebrates 20 years of Africa and Africans throughout the Diaspora and especially in Chicago. Washington Park, located a stone’s throw from President Obama’s Hyde Park neighborhood, will be transformed into an African village filled with artists and artisans, music, dance, drumming, the exotic aroma of African cuisine and more than 250,000 festival-goers seeking to experience the continent and culture of Africa.

African-Caribbean Festival Of Life

12:00 pm Noon - 10:00 pm; Advance $15.00/$20.00

A July 4th Independence weekend celebration for the entire family. More than 70 Caribbean reggae, and world music acts, 3 stages and 200 exhibitors/vendors.


AIDS Run - Walk Chicago

Registration is now open for AIDS Run & Walk Chicago, the popular annual fundraising event in the fight against HIV/AIDS. It benefits both the AIDS Foundation of Chicago and the programs of more than 125 local HIV/AIDS service organizations. Teams are strongly encouraged. Participants can register for either a 10K run, 5K run or 5K walk and also raise additional money through pledges

Allerton Music Festival

In 2007, Allerton Park was named one of the top seven wonders of Illinois for its beautifully unique retreat facilities, spectacular formal gardens, a mansion modeled after the 17th century Ham House in Surrey, and its miles of nature paths studded with Robert Allerton's collected art. Take a self-guided tour between festival events.
Allerton Park's Festival experience is unique in its pairing of the culinary and the acoustic. The perfect concert requires the prelude of a perfectly tuned meal. That said, all festival tickets include a dinner (or brunch) with the following concert in mind and specially prepared by Chef Rhonda Killian-Sinkosky (of K-Spear Culinary Arts and Montgomery's fame). Meals will be served on the premises adjacent to the Music Barn.

Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival

Let summer begin!
Held at one of the city's most eclectic intersections, the 2011 Belmont-Sheffield Music Fest kicks off Chicago's Summer's Outdoor Festival Season -- and celebrates its 27th year.

Bloomington Gold

2011 marks Bloomington Gold Corvettes USA's 39th show. In 2011, the show will, once again, be held at Pheasant Run Resort June 23-26, 2011.
Bloomington Gold is the longest running continuous national Corvette show and it has set the standards by which other Corvette events are measured.

Boulevard Lakefront Tour

This is a great ride families or just the casual riders looking to explore Chicago, the 15-mile route highlights the architecture and history of Chicago’s Hyde Park, Kenwood, Bronzeville and Chinatown neighborhoods.

Brookfield Zoo - Zoo Tunes

Brookfield Zoo - Zoo Tunes
Date: Various Sunday's in June, July & August
Location: Brookfield Zoo 
Every species of "music lover" will be delighted this summer at Brookfield Zoo. From pop to rock and kids' tunes, the summer concert series features all that makes music to your ears.
Bring a picnic blanket, some friends and family, and enjoy.
FREE with general zoo admission!
All concerts take place on the East Mall.

Bucktown Arts Fest

The 24th Annual celebration of the arts features paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry and photography from artists from across the country, plus theater, dance and spoken word performances, films and live music. Includes a food court and beer vendors.

Chicago Marathon

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is the pinnacle of achievement for elite athletes and everyday runners alike. On Sunday, October 13, 2013, runners from all 50 states and more than 100 countries will set out to accomplish a personal dream by reaching the finish line in Grant Park.
45,000 registered participants
1.7 million estimated spectators
50 U.S. states and over 100 countries represented
26.2 mile course through 29 Chicago neighborhoods
$13.4 million raised for charity in 2011


Chicago Air and Water Show

Neighborhood: Chicago Lake Front
August 17th : 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
August 18th : 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Price: Free

Chicago Blues Festival

The Chicago Blues Festival is the largest free blues festival in the world and remains the largest of Chicago's Music Festivals. During three days on five stages, more than 500,000 blues fans prove that Chicago is the "Blues Capital of the World."

Chicago Criterium

The Chicago Criterium series of races will captivate spectators with its fast paced straight-aways and tight 90-degree turns in the heart of Grant Park.

Chicago Cultural Center - Grant Park Music Festival

The Grammy nominated Grant Park Orchestra and the award winning Grant Park Chorus led by Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar and Chorus Director Christopher Bell  will celebrate its 74th Annual Season with a wide ranging series of Classical Music Concerts and Special Events at the state of the art Frank Gehry designed Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, and in other select city locations.
June 11 - August 16, 2008.
The concerts, which are free and open to the public, will generally take place on Wednesday and Friday evenings at 6:30 pm, and Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm.

Chicago Gourmet - 2008

Chicago Gourmet is a world-class celebration of food, wine and the city's rich culinary heritage.
Some would say that it's the high-end of Taste of Chicago.
Events include:
Celebrity Chefs
Master Sommeliers and Grand Tastings
World of Flavors
Grand Cru Tastings

Chicago Jazz Festival

August 29th - September 1st 2013
Cultural Center, Millennium Park & Grant Park
The longest running of the city's lakefront music festivals. For the past 35 year's, the Chicago Jazz Festival has been a Labor Day weekend tradition



Chicago Mayfest

Kick off the festival season at this 15th Annual Lakeview staple. Includes beer, food, live music, a pet parade (noon Sunday) and arts and crafts vendors.

Chicago Outdoor Film Festival

Tuesday Night Film Festival:
The 8th Annual Chicago Outdoor Film Festival.
View seven weeks of classic films every Tuesday evening beginning July 15 through August 26, presented by the Chicago Film Office,
Movies start between 8:00 pm or 9:00 pm (Sunset)

Chicago Pride Fest

Hosted by the Northalsted Business Alliance,this crowd-pleasing gay and lesbian celebration of community pride showcases an eclectic lineup of arts and crafts, food and other vendors. It also features entertainment on two stages with one dedicated to some of Chicago's fine performers in the gay community.

June 22-23, 2013 (Festival)
June 30, 2013 (Parade)

Chicago Reggae Festival

Chicago Reggae Festival
Date: August 18, 2007
Time: Noon to 11:00 pm
Location: Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph Street (enter at Ashland Avenue & Warren) | Chicago
Beneficiary: Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago
This one-day event will include performances by the very best of local, regional, and international Reggae artists, and of course, djs and lots of Caribbean-style food. The festival will benefit the Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago, a group that performs traditional African and Caribbean dance, and runs after-school programs for children, classes for the public, and training for emerging young artists.

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