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The crew of the Pequod hunting Moby-Dick

You consider yourself to be a pretty sophisticated citizen of Chicago.  You know the best restaurants and the hot bars.  You can lead a guided tour of Millennium Park, the Bean and the Magnificent Mile.

Taste of Chicago crowd shot, courtesy of DCASE

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 Riverwalk

Free tickets, anyone? Hop aboard the Comp Train, Goldstar’s popular promotion that features complimentary tickets to tons of fun events throughout the country.

Chicago Riverwalk

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.

Tranquility Room at Eaglewood Spa

I need to get more massages.

Not want. NEED.

That was pretty much the only thought in my head when I left Eaglewood Resort & Spa. I'd been invited to take advantage of one of their spa treatments, and while a facial would have been nice, I NEEDED a massage.

Free Millennium Park Workouts and Yoga

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.

Millennium Park Summer Film Series

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

Cloud Gate in Millennium Park - photo courtesy City of Chicago

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.

Chicago Blues Festival

In early June of each year the Chicago Blues Festival kicks off the summer music festival season in Millennium Park. The first festival was in 1984, one year after the death of celebrated blues musician Muddy Waters, and ever since

Weekend diners so often think of “Sunday” and “Brunch” as an inseparable pairing. But what about the evening meal? If you happen to be anywhere near Oak Brook after 4 p.m. on a Sunday, you might discover that “Sunday” and “Supper” becomes your new favorite word pairing because of a superb special menu at Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille.

Wrigley Field Concerts

There's something about seeing a concert at Wrigley Field. From Billy Joel to Jimmy Buffet, Luke Bryan to Journey, some of the biggest names in music have performed at the Friendly Confines.

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