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Upcoming things to do in Chicago!

Chicago's Memorial Day Parade
May 23, 2015
State St from Lake St to Van Buren St, Chicago, IL
The City of Chicago will give special recognition to our fallen heroes and their survivors at the annual Wreath Laying Ceremony and Memorial Day Parade. Gold Star family members are identified by the Gold Star Lapel Pin and the Next of Kin Lapel Pin that are presented to families who have lost a loved one in the United States Armed Forces to combat operations or while on active duty. Details.
May 28 - 31, 2015
Lincoln Square 4700 N. Lincoln Ave Chicago, IL
This 17th annual German festival features German foods, live music, maypole dance and other traditional German presentations. Details.
Chicago Blues Festival
June 12 - 14, 2015
Grant Park Chicago, IL
During three days on five stages, more than 500,000 blues fans prove that Chicago is the "Blues Capital of the World." Past performers include Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles, B.B. King, the late Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy and the late Koko Taylor. Details.
Ribfest Chicago
June 12 - 14, 2015
Northcenter Neighborhood Chicago, IL
Averaging 50,000 pounds of ribs and featuring 20 bands in 25 hours, more than 70,000 people attend. Rib-Eating competition! As featured in local and national media, Ribfest Chicago promises to provide the City with a memorable weekend of lively music, family fun and satisfied appetites as we celebrate 17 years of unforgettable barbecue. Details.
Color in Motion 5K
June 21, 2015
Montrose Beach Chicago, IL
You just show up wearing white and we do the rest! As you sprint, jog, waddle, or leisurely stroll along you will be bombarded with bright colors that transform a group of ordinary runners into a moving rainbow. The color that you will be showered in is completely safe and washes off easily. Details.
The L.A.T.E. Ride
June 27 - 28, 2015
Buckingham Fountain

Enjoy a 25-mile ride through Chicago's neighborhoods and along the lakefront. Cycle past skyscrapers, hear shout of "Opaah!" in Greek Town, cruise through the North Side, wave to onlookers, and watch the sun rise over Lake Michigan. Details.
Eyes to the Skies Festival
July 2 -5, 2015
Community Park 1825 Short St. Lisle, IL
Festival has colorful hot-air balloon launches, flights, and evening balloon glows. Also add a carnival, food court, craft booths, a kids’ area, live music, and nightly fireworks. Details.
Taste of Chicago
July 8 - 12, 2015
Grant Park Chicago, IL
The delicious array of food served at Taste of Chicago is complemented by music and exciting activities for the entire family. Every summer since 1980, Chicago's beautiful Grant Park on the city's magnificent lakefront has been home to the world's largest food festival. Details.
The Bubble Palooza
July 18, 2015
Lake County Fairgrounds 1060 E. Peterson Rd, Libertyville, IL

We look forward to seeing you at Bubble Palooza. Don’t forget to bring your smiles because we are going to have a blast with you. Our three mile course is designed to get you bubbly and colorful. Bubble Palooza is proud to support great charities making a difference in the world. Details.
Chicago Craft Beer Festival
July 18 - 19, 2015
On Sheffield Ave. between Webster & Fullerton Chicago, IL

Among the scores of showcased brews are those from Chicago's Revolution and Half Acre breweries, Wisconsin's Hinterland, Michigan's Arcadia Ales and Founders Brewing, and Two Brothers in Illinois (to name just a few). There also will be music acts performing both inside and outside the tented areas. Details.
Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival
July 24 - 26, 2015
Lake Arlington, Arlington Heights, IL
The event brings culture, sport and international flavors to Lake Arlington Park and blends a 2,500 year-old tradition with the fun and excitement of an outdoor festival. Details.
Wicker Park Fest
July 25 - 26, 2015
Milwaukee Ave from North Ave to Paulina St, Chicago, IL

This is the festival you’ve been waiting for all year! After surviving the savage Chicago winter and suffering through a fickle “Spring,” we think the City of Big Shoulders has earned a big festival that shakes loose the snow and salt and replaces it with the fest of the season. Details.
Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby
August 6, 2015
The Wrigley Building 400-410 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

What is the Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby? It's a signature annual fundraiser benefiting Special Olympics Illinois! Through programming in sports, health, education and community building, Special Olympics is changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. Details.
Chicago Air and Water Show
August 15 - 16, 2015
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.
Dallas/Fort Worth Ultimate Women's Expo
September 12 - 13, 2015
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center 5555 N. River Rd Rosemont, IL

We've gathered the very best leading companies, boutiques and brands together to bring a new level of women's expo to San Antonio. Never before have there been so many great reasons to visit a Women's Expo Details.
The Chicago Half Marathon & Hyundai Hope On Wheels 5K
September 27, 2015
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.
Chicago International Children's Film Festival
October 23 - November 1, 2015
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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