Events & Festivals

Your guide to the best upcoming festivals and events in Chicago

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Find the perfect festival this weekend

Celebrate the end of August by eating great food in Lincoln Park or watching dancers in the Loop

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Photos: Wizard World Chicago Comic Con

Super heroes, Ninja Turtle and more of the more creative costumes at the annual con

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Your guide to North Coast Music Festival

The annual EDM, hip-hop and jam band bash on Labor Day weekend is almost upon us

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Chicago summer festivals guide

From May through September, we've got your weekend covered

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Month-by-month calendars

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August 2015

Chill out at Lollapalooza, the State Fair and more awesome things happening in August

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September 2015

Have a case of the summertime blues? Cheer up, because fall is just as great

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October 2015

Find parades, events and more during the spookiest month of the year

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November 2015

Thanksgiving celebration give way to (early) Christmas festivities

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Upcoming Chicago festivals

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Chicago Fashion Fest

Division gets a high fashion makeover with after dark runway shows and musical lineup headlined by the Black Lips 

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Riot Fest

No Doubt, Modest Mouse, Iggy Pop and... Snoop Dog?

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Chicago's Best Summer WingFest

Check Chicago's hottest new summer festival 

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Logan Square Beer Festival

Book a DD and prepare to sample over 50 different beers in Logan 

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Movies in the Parks

Don't miss your favorite films with our full screening schedule 

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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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