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Chicago events calendar for 2022

Find the best things to do all year with our Chicago events calendar of 2022's biggest festivals, concerts, parades and art shows

Emma Krupp
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Emma Krupp

Looking for something to do in Chicago today, this weekend or in the coming months? It's finally summer, so you've got no shortage of options. Spend your weeknights grabbing dinner and cocktails atop rooftop bars, see a film under the stars at outdoor movie screenings or take advantage of free concert series like the annual Grant Park Music Festival downtown. Once the weekend rolls around, plan on sipping drinks and dancing to live music at summer festivals—from block parties to art fairs, you'll find a fest for every preference. Experience the best our city has to offer with our year-round guide to the best events and things to do in Chicago. 

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