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2014 Chicago Heart Ball
April 12, 2014 6:00pm
Chicago's Navy Pier 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL

The Chicago Heart Ball, attended by more than 850 individuals from Chicago’s business, medical and social communities, is the annual black-tie gala benefiting the American Heart Association’s (AHA) life-saving mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Details.
Color Me Rad Cleveland
April 12, 2014
Cleveland, OH

If you're allergic to the metric system, corn starch, or unbridled joy, you'd probably be more comfortable watching Matlock than at the starting blocks of this color-filled 5k. But if you're itching for a great time and not from a bad case of diaper rash, Color Me Rad Cleveland is the run for you. Benefiting local charities Details.
Easter Egg-Stravaganza
April 19, 2014
Lincoln Park Zoo 2001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL

Enjoy a breakfast in tents, a visit with the Easter bunny, an egg hunt, Easter crafts, and animals at Easter Egg-Stravaganza at the Lincoln Park Zoo Details.
Spirit of Chicago Easter Brunch Cruise
April 20, 2014 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Navy Pier

Celebrate the holiday aboard the vibrant Spirit of Chicago with a plentiful buffet, interactive MC entertainment, dancing and a totally festive celebration! For endless views and cruising fun, splash aboard a vibrant Easter Cruise and enjoy the day from the most unique perspective. On this special Easter Cruises, there will be Goodie Bags for the Children and an appearance by the Easter Bunny! Details.
Comic and Entertainment Expo
April 25 - 27, 2014
McCormick Place 2301 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL

Bringing the best of popular culture to Downtown Chicago, C2E2’s show floor is packed with hundreds of exhibitors, panels and autograph sessions giving fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators and screening rooms featuring sneak peeks at films and television shows months before they hit either the big or small screen! Details.
25th Annual Earth Day
Saturday, April 26, 2014 9:00am
Various parks in Chicago, IL

Friends of the Parks believes every day should be Earth Day. In order to come together as a community each spring, Friends of the Parks hosts its annual Earth Day Parks & Preserves Clean-up. Details.
March for Babies
April 27, 2014 8:30am
Grant Park - Butler Field 100 S Lakeshore Dr. Chicago, IL

It promises to be a fun day out with people who share our passion for improving the health of babies. There'll be family teams, company teams and people walking with friends - it's a great feeling knowing we're all helping real families. Join our event and walk with us to raise money for babies right here in our community! Details.
Chicago International Movies & Music Festival
May 1 - May 4, 2014
Various Chicago Venues

This annual four-day showcase, now in its sixth year, celebrates the connection between music and movies. You'll have the chance to see international film premieres, live concerts, DJ/VJ sets, Q&A's, live score performances, exhibits and more! All CIMMFest events will take place in numerous venues centered around our city's Wicker Park and Logan Square neighborhoods. Details.
Cinco de Mayo Festival
May 2 - 4, 2014
Little Village W 26th St. at Kostner

A festive celebration of South-of-the-Border culture that's enjoyed worldwide, Cinco de Mayo (or "5th of May") commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. It will feature plenty of live music, authentic foods, arts & crafts, activities for families and children and much more. Details.
10th Annual Run to Remember
May 3, 2014
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.
Chicago Kids & Kites Festival
May 3, 2014
Montrose Harbor, Chicago, IL

Celebrate spring and the joys of being a kid at this event. Run around outdoors, fly free paper kites, and enjoy family-focused fun including face painting, crafts, balloon artists, and more. Details.
Cinco de Mayo Parade Chicago
May 4, 2014 12:00pm
Cermak from Wood to Kedzie, Chicago, IL

Expect authentic Mexican food vendors, colorful floats, great music, and maybe even a little tequila at the Cinco de Mayo Parade Chicago. Details.
Walk MS 2014
May 4, 2014 11:00am
S. Columbus Drive and E. Balbo Drive, Chicago, IL

When you participate in Walk MS, the funds you raise give hope to the more than 6,000 people living with MS in our community. The dollars raised support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research. Every connection counts. Details.
Mother’s Day Brunch
May 11, 2014
Chicago Botanic Garden 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe, IL

Treat your mother to the best on Mother's Day. Enjoy an elegant and sumptuous brunch at the Garden and spend the rest of the day viewing all that spring has to offer. The all-you-can-eat buffet includes a carving station, made-to-order omelets, and an abundance of fresh, delicious selections. Details.
Fleet Feet Sports Soldier Field 10 Mile
May 24, 2014
Soldier Field Chicago, IL

It’s All About Where You Finish. The 11th running of the Fleet Feet Sports Soldier Field 10 Mile will include the most memorable finish on the 50-yard line to date. Participants in the 10 mile race begin outside of the historic stadium. Details.
Chicago's Memorial Day Parade
Saturday, May 24, 2014
State Street from Lake to Van Buren

Chicago's Memorial Day Parade honors all men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country. The Chicago parade is considered one of the largest Memorial Day parades in the nation. Since 1870, Memorial Day parades have graced the streets of Chicago. Details.
May 29 - June 1, 2014
Lincoln Square at Lincoln Ave. and Leland Ave.

Mayfest (Maifest in German) is the traditional German celebration of the arrival of spring. Maifest is still celebrated throughout Germany with the maypole (maibaum) decorated to show off the history and crafts of the local village or town. Details.
Avon Walk for Breast Cancer: Chicago
May 31-June 1, 2014
Soldier Field to Horner Park and Back Again

A treat for residents and visitors alike. You’ll stroll along the vast Lake Michigan shoreline, past stunning architecture, down the shopping mecca, Miracle Mile, and through vibrant neighborhoods. You’ll take in views of the famous Wrigley Field, Field Museum, and Navy Pier — and enjoy an abundance of Midwest warmth to boot. Details.
The Chicago Blues Festival
June 13 - 15, 2014
Grant 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.
Spring Awakening Festival 2014
June 13 - 16, 2014
Soldier Field Stadium 1410 Museum Campus Dr Chicago, IL

For the third year in a row, React Presents is thrilled to announce SPRING AWAKENING MUSIC FESTIVAL (SAMF) 2014, happening again at Soldier Field in June! The festival is now expanding to three days! Details.
June 20-21, 2014
Hamilton Lakes in Itasca, IL

Promoting Chicago's Scottish Tradition, Revelry, and Culture in a Weekend Celebration for the Entire Family! Chicago—Experience the best of Scotland without leaving Chicago at the 26th Annual Scottish Festival & Highland Games Details.
2014 Dragon Boat Race for Literacy
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Chicago’s Ping Tom Memorial Park

The Chinese Dragon Boat Race dates back t over 2,000 years and is a popular sport amongst Chinese and Asian communities all over the world. Started in 2000, the Chicago Dragon Boat Race is a family-fun activity enjoyed by the residents of Chinatown and the surrounding neighborhoods. Proceeds from this year’s race will be donated to support and promote local literacy, cultural and diversity programs. Details.

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