Create Event Listings

New Accounts On Hold

Hello and welcome to The Local Tourist!

We are moving to a new platform! Until the move is complete, no new user accounts may be added. If you are a Chicago event host, business, pr PR company, please contact us to be notified when new accounts may be registered.

Thanks for your patience as we move into our shiny new digs!

Thanks for adding your event to The Local Tourist! Please be sure to fill this form out as completely as possible to make it easy for our visitors to find your event.

IMPORTANT: After you submit your event you will receive an email requesting confirmation of your email address. If you do not confirm this email within 24 hours your event will be deleted.

Login or Register as a New User
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Spaces are allowed; punctuation is not allowed except for periods, hyphens, apostrophes, and underscores.
A valid e-mail address. All e-mails from the system will be sent to this address. The e-mail address is not made public and will only be used if you wish to receive a new password or wish to receive certain news or notifications by e-mail.
Provide a password for the new account in both fields. Password must be at least 6 characters. Password must be at least 6 characters.
By registering with The Local Tourist you acknowledge that you have read and consent to our Terms of Service
Are you human? (Sorry - we have to ask to prevent spam bots and the like from cluttering up our site!)
Date(s) of the Event
If your event ends at a specific time, for example, from 4pm to 6pm, click Show End Date to add the ending time. For events that occur over multiple days click Repeat.
When *
Empty 'End date' values will use the 'Start date' values.
E.g., Jul 20 2019
E.g., 03:50pm
E.g., Jul 20 2019
E.g., 03:50pm
Every weekday
Every Mon, Wed, Fri
Every Tue, Thu
Every weeks
Every years
After occurrences
E.g., Jul 20 2019
E.g., Jul 20 2019
E.g., Jul 20 2019

Events Group

Type of Event
Choose the appropriate categories for your event.


Location & Contact Information

Search for a location by typing it in the venue field and then click on the venue name. If the venue does not appear in the drop down menu click on search prior to adding a new listing.

If the event is not at a venue (a street festival, for example) just leave this field blank.

Adding a neighborhood is not required, but is recommended. If you do include a neighborhood, be SPECIFIC, i.e. River North instead of Near North.
Ticket Information
How much are tickets?
About Your Event
Include a brief summary of your event. This summary will appear with your listing on our events calendar.

Include a brief summary of your event. This summary will appear on the listing, so it should not be repeated in the "About this event" field. It also appears with your listing on our events calendar. Max 200 characters.

NEW: You can now add an UNLIMITED description to your event!

Promote Your Event

Add social media promotion, additional images, and video with a Premium Event Listing. Give your event marquee treatment. Included:

  • UNLIMITED photos on your listing
  • Add a video to your listing
  • Your event is featured on the home page
  • Your event is featured in your categories
  • Your event is featured on your competitors' listings
  • There are NO competitors' logos and listings on your page
  • Social Media Updates ($380 value Rate established by
    • One post on The Local Tourist's Facebook page
    • Two tweets from @thelocaltourist

Host multiple events? Get a Premium Event Listing Package - five premium events for the price of four, and you can add them any time.

Paste the embed link to your video here.

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Don't see a "Publish" button? Due to evil, jerky spammers, business and event listings are no longer automatically published and must be reviewed manually. If you're legit and want to be able to publish your own events instead of waiting for us, apply to our From The Source program.

To learn more and apply to this free program, click here.