Events & Festivals

Your guide to the best upcoming festivals and events in Chicago

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A complete guide to Chicago events

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Upcoming Chicago festivals

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Things to do on Mother's Day

Party with the most important woman in your life

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Millennium Park summer concert series lineup

Enjoy free concerts all summer long

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Cinco de Mayo in Chicago

A great Cinco de Mayo in Chicago is never far away

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Guide to April events in Chicago

Celebrate the arrival of spring

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The best restaurants to try during Chicago Chef Week

Sample prix fixe menus from chef-driven restaurants at deep discounts

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Chicago summer music festivals

Chicago is the capital of summer music festivals

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The top Chicago music festivals

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Lollapalooza

Chicago's largest summer music festival takes over Grant Park with big acts and even bigger porta-potty lines

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Pitchfork Music Festival

Union Park turns into a hipster paradise at this indie-leaning summer festival

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Spring Awakening

A sea of bros in neon tank tops flock to this massive EDM festival in Soldier Field

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Riot Fest

The punks invade Humboldt Park at this sprawling rock festival on the city's Northwest Side

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North Coast

Do your Labor Day plans include jam bands, hip-hop acts, DJs and glow sticks? You're probably a Coastie

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