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Upcoming things to do in Chicago!

Get Lucky 7K, 14K or Half Marathon
Saturday, March 18, 2017 9:00 a.m.
Soldier Field 1410 Museum Campus Dr, Chicago, IL

The 7K and Half Marathon courses for the Get Lucky are USATF Certified. Pull on your complimentary sweatshirt and run a 7K, 14K or 21K through Jackson Park or dive into a half marathon that begins at Soldier Field Details.
International Home + Housewares Show
March 18 - 21, 2017
McCormick Place Convention Center 2301 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL

Over 2000 exhibiting companies, from as many as 35 different countries, participate in the event and an interactive Student Design Competition is also organized here. As many as 6000 foreign buyers are present here, lending the show a distinct global flavor. High quality furniture items, cleaning equipments, food storage units and gourmet food items, home textiles, electrical appliances and interior decoration accessories are showcased here, together with several other associated products. Details.
International Quilt Festival - Chicago Quilt Show 2017
April 6 - 8, 2017
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont, IL

This event showcases product from Knitting & Stitching industry. The exhibitors of International Quilt Festival Chicago will exhibit the latest and advanced products and services including antique quilts, new quilts, antique tops, new tops, quilt blocks, quilting supplies, patterns, kits, books and much more! Details.
Bunny Rock Chicago 5K and Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 9:00 A.M.
Montrose Harbor Chicago, IL
This festive race is sure to bring lots of excitement and entertainment with 80’s rock music being played at the start and finish line, amazing amenities, and an overall fun, spring-filled race! Details.
Comic and Entertainment Expo
April 21 - 23, 2017
McCormick Place - South Hall Chicago, IL
This event showcases products like deliver good experience and memories to the attendees by its comics, comical writings, entertainment sessions and programs, entertaining activities and other gala sessions and programs etc. in the Sporting Goods, Toys & Games industry. Details.
19th Chicago Kids and Kites Festival
Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 10 a.m.
Cricket Hill in Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL
Once again, the City of Chicago will provide kite kits for children to build, decorate and fly, while supplies last. Other activities include face painting, balloon artists and crafts. Details.
Komen Chicagoland Mother's Day Race for the Cure®
Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
Montrose Harbor, 601 W Montrose Avenue Chicago, IL
20th Annual Mother's Day Race for the Cure: Come celebrate our 20th year as we honor our 20 "More Than Pink Heroes!" Details.
Chicago's Memorial Day Parade
Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 12 Noon
State St. from Lake St. to Van Buren. Chicago, IL
he City of 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 2-3, 2017
Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park, Chicago, IL
The Chicago Gospel Music Festival showcases the best in local, national and international Gospel music performers. Details.
Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival
Saturday, June 3, 2017
MWRD SEPA Waterfall & Park, Chicago, 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.
Chicago Blues Festival
June 9 - 11, 2017
Millennium Park, 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.
Ribfest Chicago
June 9 - 11, 2017 at 12 Noon
Lincoln/Damen/Irving Park
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.
Fleet Feet Sports Soldier Field 10 Mile
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Soldier Field

The Soldier Field 10 Mile is proud to support SALUTE, INC: an organization dedicated to delivering short-term financial assistance to bridge the temporary income gaps and meet the basic needs of post-9/11 veterans. Details.
Tour de Cure
Sunday, June 11, 2017
RiverEdge Park 360 N Broadway, Aurora, IL

Chicagoland Tour de Cure is a cycling event available for participants of all skill levels, ranging from the 10 mile Family route to the 100 mile Century Ride. Join us for the post-ride festival at RiverEdge Park featuring great food, craft beer, live music and family activities to celebrate your success, and to celebrate our Red Riders Details.
37th Annual Taste of Chicago
July 5 - 9, 2017
Grant Park, Chicago, IL
Taste of Chicago is the nation’s premier free outdoor food festival showcasing the diversity of Chicago’s dining scene, alongside concerts and other activities for the entire family. Details.

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