Downtown

Would you take your afternoon tea with a side of nuclear meltdown?


The Taste of Chicago is the Grand Poobah of free festivals in Chicago. The city packs a ton into five days of food and music. With the inclusion of food trucks and pop-up restaurants, as well as booths from local restaurants, you can pack quite a lot into you!


Let your hair down and your wild side out! Part Spinal Tap, part Grease, Rock of Ages is pure rock & roll delight!


Chicago's DCASE (Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events) hosts a Chicago Riverwalk kick-off celebration that highlights how much fun you can expect to have this summer.


Chicago's popular free summer workout in Millennium Park takes place late May through August. Begin your day with a workout on the Great Lawn in front of Pritzker Pavilion.


One of the most popular Chicago summer events, the Millennium Park Summer Film Series screens free movies from June through August.


If you're going to visit Millennium Park, whether it's for a concert, a picnic, or a stroll, there are a few dos and don'ts to keep in mind to make your experience fun and hassle-free.


Buckingham Fountain at night

Buckingham Fountain, the centerpiece of Grant Park, is one of the most spectacular landmarks in Chicago and one of the largest fountains in the world.


Summer begins when Buckingham Fountain is turned back on for the season. ComEd and the Chicago Park District have joined forces for the fifth year in a row to "Switch On Summer."