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Chicago Bears Family Festival
August 2, 2014
Soldier Field Chicago, IL

At Bears Family Fest, fans will visit the stadium and watch the Bears practice under the lights on our home field. Additional entertainment includes fun family-friendly games and outdoor activities, live music, giveaways and a firework show to follow practice! Details.
Chicago Hot Dog Fest
August 9 - 10, 2014
Chicago History Museum 1601 N Clark St Chicago, IL

'Frankly' speaking, Chicago Hot Dog Fest is a guaranteed 'wiener'! Puns aside, this second annual food happening, held just steps from (and benefiting) the acclaimed Chicago History Museum, has all the ingredients of an exceptional Big City summer event. Details.
Chicago Air and Water Show
August 16 - 17, 2014
North Ave. Beach 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. The show can be viewed along the lakefront from Fullerton to Oak Street, with North Avenue Beach as the focal point. Details.
The Elgin International Festival
August 23, 2014
Riverside Drive Promenade Elgin, IL

There will be a kick-off parade, live music, children's "edutainment" area, international food, as well as business and non-profit information...showcasing dozens of world cultures! No admission charge. Details.
Chicago's New Orleans Festival
August 23 - 24, 2014
Division & Damen Chicago, IL

All the charms and fun of The Big Easy will be gloriously celebrated on the shores of Lake Michigan. Visitors will be treated to such tasty treats as seafood jumbo and jambalaya, red beans and rice, Po'boy sandwiches, beignets and other yummy culinary fare. They'll also be able to splash it down with craft beers and wine. Details.
North Coast Music Festival
August 29 - 31, 2014
Union Park Chicago, IL

North Coast Music Festival is a three-day event featuring the world's greatest and most cutting edge electronic, indie, hip hop, jam and rock and roll artists. Details.
Shock Top Oyster Fest
September 6, 2014
Roscoe Village Chicago, IL

Tents housing fresh seafood as well as other culinary delights from local restaurants are but one highlight of what has grown over the years to become a truly unique change-of-season happening. There's also arts & crafts. Details.
The Chicago Half Marathon & Hyundai Hope On Wheels 5K
September 7, 2014
Historic Jackson Park Chicago, IL

Runners will wind through beautiful Hyde Park before running along traffic-free Lake Shore Drive offering sweeping views of the Chicago skyline and south shore. Details.
Bank of America Chicago Marathon
October 12, 2014
Grant Park, Chicago, IL

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon hosts thousands of runners who choose to make their Chicago Marathon experience more meaningful by running on behalf of a charity. These runners begin the training season with goals for personal bests in their marathon time as well as in fundraising dollars. Details.
Fall Benefit Luncheon
October 14, 2014
Hilton Chicago 720 South Michigan Ave Chicago, IL

Our largest fundraiser, the annual Fall Benefit Luncheon, includes a captivating keynote address from a famous personality affected by breast cancer and the popular Purse-sue the Cureā„¢ silent auction which features designer and collectible high-end purses. Details.
Monster Dash 5K
October 24, 2014
Grant Park's Arvey Field

The race will host a costume contest that truly brings out some crazy creativity and inventiveness in many runners, from those dressing up as Lego pieces to those running in their favorite superhero's outfit, tight spandex and all. The race organizers will award prizes for best adult male and female costumes in both the half marathon and the 10K, and best individual boy and girl under age 12, as well as prizes for the best couple's costume and the best group costume. Details.
Chicago International Children's Film Festival
October 24 - November 2, 2014
Facets Cinema 1517 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago, IL

The Festival screens a wide range of projects, from live-action and animated feature films to shorts, TV series, documentaries, and child-produced works. One of the most unique festivals in the country, the Chicago International Children's Film Festival showcases the best in culturally diverse, non-violent, value-affirming new cinema for children, and is one of the only Academy Award qualifying children's film festivals in the world. Details.


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