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Upcoming things to do in Chicago!

Fleet Feet Sports Soldier Field 10 Mile
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Soldier Field

The 2016 Finish on the 50 will be more spectacular than ever. More energy, more music, more memorable. Make sure you secure your spot before the event sells out so that you can be a part of the experience. Details.
Tour de Cure
Sunday, June 12, 2016
RiverEdge Park 360 N Broadway, Aurora, IL

We’re celebrating the 25th Anniversary and we want you to be a part of this incredible day! Since 1991, Tour de Cure riders have raised over $250,000,000 to help advance our mission and move us closer towards the ultimate goal to Stop Diabetes! - See more at: Details.
Greek festival on Gold Coast
June 24 - 26, 2016
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral 1017 N LaSalle St, Chicago, IL

Looking for a small, friendly, free festival? Gold Coast Greek Fest offers Greek food, beverages, music, and dancing. Details.
Dragon Boat Race for Literacy
Saturday, June 25, 2016 8:00 a.m.
Ping Tom Memorial Park 300 W. 19 St Chicago, IL

The Chinese dragon boat race dates back over 2,000 years and is a popular sport in Chinese and Asian communities all over the world. Over 10,000 visitors will experience dragon boat teams racing on the Chicago River, ride the free Chinatown Trolley, visit vendor booths and watch amazing entertainers performing song and dance. Children will enjoy storytelling, arts and crafts. Details.
Lisle’s Eyes to the Skies Balloon Festival
July 1 - 3, 2016
1825 Short St, Lisle, IL

Lisle’s Festival has colorful hot-air balloon launches, flights, and evening balloon glows, as well as a carnival (starts Wednesday), food court, craft booths, a kids’ area, live music, and nightly fireworks at 9:45 p.m. Details.
Naperville RibFest
July 1 - 4, 2016
Knoch Park 724 S West St, Naperville, IL

Our rib vendors pride themselves on their individual recipes. No two are the same. In fact, each year our rib vendors compete for Best Ribs and Best Sauce. Let us know which one you like best. Details.
Fourth of July at Navy Pier!
Monday, July 4, 2016
Navy Pier Chicago, IL

The Fourth of July is almost here and you’re in the best city in the world for celebrating: Chicago! Last year’s big Windy City Independence Day celebration was pretty spectacular, but we’ve gotten the inside scoop that this year’s festivities, including everyone’s favorite fireworks display at Navy Pier, will be bigger and better than ever before! Details.
Taste of Chicago
July 6 - 10, 2016
Grant Park Chicago, IL

Over 35 nosh booths and 15 one-day pop-up tents feed the one million guests who visit the festival each year. Whether you’re hankering for Maxwell Street Polish sausage topped with heaping amounts of grilled onions, vibrant yellow mustard and juicy sport peppers or a slice of four finger-thick, deep-dish pizza with cheese melted to perfection over a bed of garden fresh tomatoes, The Taste hits the spot. Details.
Rock ’n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon & 10K
July 15 - 17, 2016
Grant Park Chicago, IL

Prepare for a weekend of running fun starting with a health and fitness expo on Friday and Saturday, with experts, tips and gear. On Saturday, run a 5K – the perfect shake out before Sunday’s half marathon and 10K. Plan to run both days and earn the bonus Remix Challenge medal! Details.
Lollapalooza
July 28 - 31, 2016
Grant Park Chicago, IL

The event is a four-day music festival with more than 100 popular alternative rock, punk rock, heavy metal, and hip hop bands; comedy and dance; and craft booths. Details.
Kite festival
August 13 - 14, 2016
Chicago Botanic Garden 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe, IL

These high-flying professionals demonstrate awesome feats of beauty and great skill. The Chicago Fire Kite Team has been competing and demonstrating team sport kite ballet and precision since 1986. Invited to kite festivals around the world, they have flown in front of friendly crowds in England, France, Japan, Canada, and the United States. Details.
Chicago Air & Water Show
August 20 - 21, 2016
Chicago, IL

The 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. The show can be viewed along the lakefront from Fullerton to Oak Street, with North Avenue Beach as the focal point. Details.


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