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Upcoming things to do in Chicago!

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.
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.
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.


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