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Chicago Boat, RV and Sail Show
January 10 - 14, 2018
McCormick Place - South 2301 S Lake Shore Dr
The Best in Boating, RVing & Sailing—All Under One Roof! Details.
Cubs Convention
Friday, January 12, 2018
Sheraton Grand 301 E North Water St, Chicago, IL
Join the Chicago Cubs for a weekend of fun and festivities at the 33rd Annual Cubs Convention! The event will be held at the Sheraton Grand Chicago and feature autograph signings, player meet-and-greets, interactive exhibits and special panels with Cubs players, alumni and management and more. Details.
MLK Commemoration Celebration
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 6 p.m.
Rockefeller Memorial Chapel 5850 South Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL
Join the University of Chicago as we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and reflect on our collective responsibility to work towards a more equitable society. Details.
Polar Bear Plunge
Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 12 p.m.
Oak St Beach Oak Street Beach Chicago, IL
Over the past 16 years, through thousands of generous donations, the CPBC has raised nearly $300,000 and ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of every dollar donated has gone directly to the families supported by the CPBC. Details.
Chicago Restaurant Week
January 26 - February 8, 2018
Various Locations Chicago, IL
Chicago Restaurant Week returns for an 11th year in 2018. Hundreds of restaurants will feature special prix fixe menus starting at $22 for brunch and lunch, and $33 and/or $44 for dinner (excluding beverages, tax and gratuity). Stay tuned for more details! Details.
Chicago Auto Show
February 10 - 19, 2018 at 10 a.m.
McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL
First staged in 1901, the Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America and has been held more times than any other auto exposition on the continent. This year marks the 110th edition of the Chicago Auto Show. Details.
Mardi Gras Chaser
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Montrose Beach 4400 N Lake Shore Dr Chicago, IL
Back On My Feet Chicago's Mardi Gras Chaser 5K/10K is an early year race that culminates in the tastes and sounds of Nawlins. It's the only Mardi Gras run in Chicago, so if you're in the mood to pick up some beads, this is the race to join. Details.
Lunar New Year Parade
Sunday, February 25, 2018
24th Street and Wentworth Avenue China Town, Chicago, IL
The parade will kick off at 24th Street and Wentworth Avenue. The procession will head north up Wentworth to Cermak Road. The parade will feature marching bands, colorful floats, traditional lion dances and a special appearance by Ronald McDonald. Details.
World of Wheels
March 9 – 11, 2018
Donald Stephens Convention Center 5555 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL
America’s love affair with the automobile is legendary. In fact, for over fifty-seven years, custom car shows have paid tribute to the innovative workmanship that continuously re-invents and improves the vehicles of yesterday and today. Details.
Fight for Air Climb
Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 7 AM
Presidential Towers Chicago, IL
When you participate in a Fight For Air Climb, you are stepping up to make a positive impact in the lives of those affected by lung disease. Details.
Chicago Flower and Garden Show
March 14 - 18, 2018 at 10 a.m.
Navy Pier 600 E. Grand Ave. Chicago, IL
Today the Chicago Flower & Garden Show is all about inspiring, educating and motivating the next generation of gardener. Whether in a backyard, kitchen or rooftop, this is where green lovers and families go to discover ideas while having fun. Details.
Get Lucky 7K, 14K or Half Marathon
Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 9 a.m.
Soldier Field South Lot (1410 Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL
Welcome to the 10th annual Get Lucky on March 17th, 2018! 7K, 14K, Half Marathon (21K) & 21K the Hard Way (7K +14K). All adult registrations get a Get Lucky jacket and medal! Register a youth and they get a Get Lucky hat! Details.
St. Patrick's Day Parade/ River Dyeing
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Columbus Dr. from Balbo St. to Monroe St., Chicago, IL
Our city is home to quite the St. Patrick's Day celebration! The Chicago River goes green as 45 pounds of vegetable dye color the water between Columbus and Wacker drives. Then festivities continue after as revelers parade up Columbus Dr. with floats and flags to the sound of bagpipes. Details.
Comic and Entertainment Expo
April 6 – 8, 2018
South Building at McCormick Place Chicago, IL
Here at C2E2, we work hard to create the perfect fan experience for you, and that includes guests! Every year we travel far across the galaxy to gather them all into our TARDIS - just so they can make an appearance at C2E2. And trust us – they can fit inside our TARDIS. It’s really a lot bigger than it looks. Details.
Chicago Heart Ball
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier 600 E. Grand Avenue Chicago, IL
A Celebration of creating and sharing. Our evening celebrates: our work and mission; our donors and volunteers; and — most importantly — the lives saved and improved because of everyone’s effort. Details.
20th Chicago Kids and Kites Festival
Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 10a.m.
Cricket Hill in Lincoln ParkW. Montrose Drive (Lake Shore Drive, btwn. Montrose & Wilson Aves.) Chicago, IL
Chicago Kite will be onsite for kite buyers, and professional kite flyers will demonstrate their skills with oversized and uniquely-shaped kites. Details.
Chicago's Memorial Day Parade
Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 11 a.m.
State St. from Lake St. to Van Buren
Chicago's Memorial Day Parade honors all men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country. Details.
Chicago Gospel Music Festival
June 1 - 2, 2018
Millennium Park 201 E. Randolph St., between Michigan & Columbus Aves. Chicago, IL
Celebrating the genre's deep Chicago roots with traditional choirs and contemporary urban gospel music in the city where the genre was born, the 33rd Chicago Gospel Music Festival features local and national artists on June 1 and 2 at the Chicago Cultural Center and Millennium Park. Details.
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.
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.
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.


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