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This week's top events
International Kennel Club Dog Shows
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The shortest month of the year is packed with some great events to check out
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day and get ready for the (eventual) end of the winter
Embark on an Easter egg hunt, nerd out at C2E2 and enjoy April in the city
Summer is just around the corner and we've put together your celebration itinerary
Upcoming Chicago festivals
Chicago Restaurant Week
Get a deal at your favorite restaurants or try a new spot during Chicago Restaurant Week, when restaurants are offering $22 prix fixe lunches and $33 or $44 prix fixe dinners.
International Kennel Club Dog Shows
A dog show is not only a platform for owners to prance around an arena with their perfectly groomed dogs, who eat better than most humans. The International Kennel Club Dog Show prides itself on educating the public about specific dog breeds and the best ways to care for them. If you're thinking about getting a dog, it's the perfect chance to do a little window shopping.
Cider Summit Chicago
Cider lovers converge at Navy Pier for the annual Cider Summit, which brings together cider producers from around the world for a big tasting event. Sessions are held 11am-3pm and 4-8pm.
Chicago Auto Show
Motorheads, here's your chance to check out what's new in the world of cars. At this annual showcase, close to 1,000 different vehicles will be on display, along with accessories, auto-related exhibits, competition vehicles and collector cars.
Chicago Botanic Garden Orchid Show
Stave off the winter blues inside the Chicago Botanic Garden's Regenstein Center, where the greenhouses and gallery will be packed with more than 10,000 in-bloom orchids, featuring an array of hybrids. On Saturday and Sundays, the Orchid Marketplace allows you an opportunity to purchase the plants.
Chicago's Best WingFest
Each year, cooks from restaurants all over the city gather to fry up astronomical amounts of chicken wings and slather them in sauces at Chicago's Best WingFest. The hotly anticipated festival draws hundreds of hungry attendees, some of whom act as randomly selected judges in the search for the city's best wings. The festivities also include a wing eating contest, in which competitors try to inhale as many spicy chicken morsels as possible. All proceeds from the event benefit a variety of local charities.
Concerts in Chicago
The top Chicago music festivals
Chicago's largest summer music festival takes over Grant Park with big acts and even bigger porta-potty lines
Pitchfork Music Festival
Union Park turns into a hipster paradise at this indie-leaning summer festival
A sea of bros in neon tank tops flock to this massive EDM festival in Soldier Field
The punks invade Humboldt Park at this sprawling rock festival on the city's Northwest Side
Do your Labor Day plans include jam bands, hip-hop acts, DJs and glow sticks? You're probably a Coastie