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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.
Windy City BBQ Classic
September 1, 2013
Adler Planetarium 1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL

Celeb chefs and judges determine Chicago's BBQ Pit Master as 20 teams meet on the beach---coal or hardwood only---in a non-vending competition. Includes the biggest names in BBQ, as well as restaurateurs and backyard BBQers. Food and beverages available for purchase, market vendors, blues stage and the beach! Details.
13th Annual Gala of the Arts
September 5, 2014
Navy Pier Chicago, IL

The fundraiser will support Catholic Charities' ongoing Emergency Assistance programs that provide food, shelter, clothing and supportive services for people in crisis in Cook and Lake counties. Details.
International Hunter Derby
September 5 - 7, 2014
Annali Farm 18752 Edwards Rd Antioch, IL

Supporters and friends of show hunters, the UCCRF and Children’s Memorial Hospital are invited to Annali Farm in Antioch, Illinois.This family-friendly event includes jumping, brunch, shopping and entertainment. 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.
Lakeview East Festival of the Arts
September 13 - 14, 2014
Lakeview East - Chicago, IL

The Lakeview East Festival of the Arts is Chicago's premier fine art and fine craft festival showcasing over 130 juried artists. Lakeview is located on the north side of Chicago, near Wrigley Field, north Halsted and Lincoln Park in a very diverse, culturally rich community with unique boutique stores, cafes and restaurants. Details.
Ninth Hyde Park Arts & Crafts Adventure
September 27 - 28, 2014
Outdoor Courtyard of Univ. of Chicago's Hyde Park Shopping Ctr, Chicago, IL

The Courtyard provides a wonderful setting for the show with benches, trees, flowers, & tables. A popular destination to socialize & attend events as well as to shop & provides a great ambiance for the show. 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 Cure™ 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.
Hallowed Haunts
October 25, 2014
Symphony Center 220 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL

This annual concert by the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the preprofessional training orchestra affiliated with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, is full of Halloween-themed music that haunts and delights. Don your Halloween costume and join fellow ghosts and goblins, along with costumed members of the Civic Orchestra for fun and spooky preconcert activities. Details.
McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade
November 27, 2014
Downtown Chicago on State St Chicago, IL

Giant helium balloons, remarkable floats, award-winning marching bands, talented equestrian units, unique performance groups, local and national celebrities Details.


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