Find the best Chicago events and things to do. There's something for everyone, including festivals, theater, family-friendly events, and wine and beer tastings. There are even lots of free events!  

Scroll down to see some of our favorite events in Chicago and our top categories. If you're looking for an event today, this weekend, or on a specific date, head on over to our Chicago events calendar.

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Arts & Culture

Expand your cultural horizons with these arts and culture events in Chicago.

Beer Events

Whether you're looking for a beer festival with hundreds of tastings, a tap takeover, or a dinner with beer pairings you can find beer events in Chicago.

 

Farmers Markets

There's nothing like getting your groceries straight from the source. There are farmers markets that happen all over Chicago.

Festivals in Chicago

One of the best things about the Windy City is the number of festivals in Chicago. Here are a few of our favorites:

 

Food & Drink Events

If it's one thing Chicago likes to do, it's eat. And drink. Better make that two things Chicago likes to do. If you're hungry and thirsty, check out these food and drink events in Chicago.

 

Health & Fitness Events

After all that food and drink, you'll need to work them off. Fortunately, there are plenty of health and fitness events, like the free Millennium Park workouts.

Find even more free events in Chicago

 

Events for Kids & Families

Sure, Chicago is lots of fun for adults, but it's also a great place for children, especially with all of these events for kids & families.

 

Live Music Events

Chicago's the home of the blues, and so much more. You can find tons of live music in Chicago on our calendar, and here are a few more:

 

Theater - stage, musical, and comedy

All the world's a stage - at least in Chicago! There's a thriving theater scene, and you can find shows every night of the week.

 

Buckingham Fountain at night

Seasonal & Holiday Events

Need more? Check out these seasonal and holiday events in Chicago.

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