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Upcoming things to do in Chicago!

Chicago Blues Festival
June 8 - 10, 2018 at 11 a.m.
Millennium Park 201 E. Randolph St. Michigan Ave. & Columbus Ave. Chicago, IL
The Chicago Blues Festival is the largest free blues festival in the world and remains the largest of Chicago's Music Festivals. During three days on five stages, more than 500,000 blues fans prove that Chicago is the "Blues Capital of the World." Details.
Fireworks at Navy Pier
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Enjoy a spectacular show of pyrotechnics with a special holiday fireworks display along the downtown lakefront. Colorful fireworks will light up the sky with a mix of patriotic music in the background. Details.
Taste of Chicago
July 11 - 15, 2018
Grant Park Jackson & Columbus Chicago, IL
Taste of Chicago is the nation's premier outdoor food festival showcasing the diversity of Chicago's dining community. The delicious array of food served at Taste of Chicago is complemented by music and exciting activities for the entire family. Details.
Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon
July 21 - 22, 2018
Downtown Chicago, IL
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon. We’re making this year even bigger with more music, runner support, and community engagement every step of the way. This beloved event is known for its contrast of a downtown city course, beautiful lakefront views, and diverse Chicago culture visible at every turn. Details.
Wicker Park Fest
July 27 - 29, 2018
N Milwaukee Ave & W North Ave Chicago, IL
Wicker Park Fest reflects the neighborhood’s rich musical heritage, vibrant nightlife and acclaimed restaurants. Building on the area’s unique character, the weekend celebrates the neighborhood with eclectic music (over 40 bands on three stages), great local food, arts and crafts, a kids’ area, and retail vendors. Details.
Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival
Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 7 a.m.
Flentie Park is located at Mulberry and Birchwood in Arlington Heights, IL
The Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival blends ancient culture with the excitement of sport and competition, transforming Lake Arlington Park into the host venue for this high-energy day of racing. Details.
Chicago Air and Water Show
August 18 - 19, 2018 at 10am
North Avenue Beach 1600 N. Lake Shore Dr. Chicago, IL
The Chicago Air and Water Show presented by Shell Oil Products U.S. and the City of Chicago is the largest FREE show of its kind in the United States. Details.
Chicago Fringe Festival
August 30 - September 3, 2018
Jefferson Park Chicago, IL
Do you have a story? A story told with puppets? Or circus acts? Or music? Or dance? Or something we can’t even imagine right now? Want to bring that story to life in Jefferson Park? Details.
Chicago Jazz Festival
August 30, September 2, 2018
Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park
Known for its artistic creativity, the Chicago Jazz Festival is a favorite Labor Day Weekend tradition. It promotes awareness and appreciation for all forms of jazz through free, quality live musical performance. Details.
Oktoberfest St. Alphonsus
September 28 - 30, 2018
St. Alphonsus Church Chicago, IL
More beer, more brats and more bands. Oktoberfest is bigger and better than ever! Details.
Bank of America Chicago Marathon
Sunday, October 7, 2018
Grant Park 337 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL
Running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon is the pinnacle of achievement for elite athletes and everyday runners alike. On race day, runners from all 50 states and more than 100 countries will set out to accomplish a personal dream by reaching the finish line in Grant Park. Details.

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