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.
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.
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:
- Chicago Gospel Music Festival
- Chicago Blues Festival
- Taste of Chicago
- Chicago SummerDance
- Chicago Air & Water Show (and here are some great places to watch the show)
- Millennium Park Summer Film Festival
- Chicago Jazz Festival
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
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:
- Wrigley Field Concerts
- Grant Park Music Fest
- Broadway in Chicago Summer Concert
- Millennium Park Summer Music Series
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.
Seasonal & Holiday Events
Need more? Check out these seasonal and holiday events in Chicago.
- Chicago Auto Show
- St. Patrick's Day in Chicago
- Buckingham Fountain turns on for the season
- Fall events in Chicago
- Pumpkin patches
- Winter Wonderfest
- Free downtown Chicago Christmas Events
- Magnificent Mile Lights Festival
- Favorite Chicago Christmas Traditions
- CTA Holiday Train
- New Year's Eve
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