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Bunny Rock Chicago 5K and Egg Hunt
April 4, 2015
Grant Park 200 E. Balbo Dr. 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 5k! Details.
The 13th Annual Chicago Maritime Festival
April 18, 2015
The Old Town School of Folk Music 4544 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL
Celebrate the city’s diverse maritime community and heritage. Activities include seminars, demonstrations, exhibits, and workshops. Topics include underwater archeology, boating safety,Great Lakes history, marine art, maritime music, tall ships, lighthouses, privateers, and much more. Details.
Chicago Maritime Festival
April 18, 2015
Old Town School of Folk Music 4544 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL
Regular daytime activities include maritime history, lighthouses, shipwrecks, model boats for kids, marine art, knot tying and more, presented by working mariners, authors, divers, educators, explorers, artists and nautical notables from around the world. The evening concert features some of the finest maritime singers from both sides of the Atlantic Details.
18th annual Chicago Improv Festival
April 20 - 26, 2015
Various Chicago Venues
As the birthplace of improv, Chicago’s proud tradition as arguably the best city in the world for watching, performing and learning improv is celebrated each spring with the Chicago Improv Festival. Details.
Annual Run to Remember
May 2, 2015
Gold Star Family Memorial Park 18th St and Waldron Dr., Chicago, IL
More than 550 Chicago police officers have made the ultimate sacrifice, giving their lives in the line and performance of duty. This race benefits the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing assistance to the families of our fallen heroes, as well as providing assistance to catastrophically injured officers. Details.
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®
May 10, 2015
Butler Field, Chicago, IL
The event raises significant funds and awareness for the breast cancer movement, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. Details.
Blooming Fest
May 16, 2015
Historic Downtown West Chicago, IL
The event will include the West Chicago Garden Club’s Annual Plant Sale along with other plant vendors, crafters, food vendors, children’s activities, a car show and more! The Local Music Night stage will also return showcasing local musicians in a variety of genres – a highlight of the event which began in 2011. Details.
Skokie Festival of Cultures
May 16 - 17, 2015
Oakton Park 4701 Oakton St Skokie, IL
Experience ethnic folk music and dance, exotic food, unique arts and crafts, international children’s games, beer tasting, a bazaar, and cultural exhibits Details.
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.
Maifest
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.
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.
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.


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