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Upcoming things to do in Chicago!

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.
Fireworks at Navy Pier
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
NAVY PIER 600 E. GRAND AVENUE CHICAGO, IL
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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