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Chicago events calendar for 2016

Find the best things to do all year with our Chicago events calendar of 2016's biggest festivals, concerts, parades, art shows and more

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Let this Chicago events calendar be your guide when you're looking for something to do today, this weekend or in the coming months. Consult our list of events to find the best things happening in the city year-round. Whether you like to sip the latest drinks at the city's best cocktail bars with friends, hit the dance floor or check out one of the many summer festivals, you'll find listings for the best concerts, art shows, theater and more.

Upcoming Chicago events

Reeling Film Festival

Reeling Film Festival

The festival will screen nearly 40 features and over 60 short films from home and abroad and is proud to include many Chicago premieres. Features and a full lineup of screenings will be available mid-August.

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Bloody Mary Fest
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Bloody Mary Fest

Do Sunday Funday right with some of the best Bloody Marys in the city and tasty brunch bites. Cocktail experts will battle it out in this competition to be the Chicago's Bloody Mary Master.

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ACTIVATE
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ACTIVATE

Each month, Chicago Loop Alliance throws a party in an alley with the help of local artists and DJs

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Renegade Craft Fair
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Renegade Craft Fair

This mega fair is an opportunity for serious crafters from around the country to sell their handmade arts and wares

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Full Chicago events calendar

September 2016 events
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September 2016 events

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October 2016 events
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October 2016 events

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November 2016 events
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November 2016 events

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December 2016 events
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December 2016 events

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Things to do in Chicago

Things to do in Chicago today
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Things to do in Chicago today

Looking for something to do this evening? 

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The best things to do this weekend in Chicago
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The best things to do this weekend in Chicago

The weekend has finally arrived. No plans yet? Don't worry! 

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Things to do in the summer in Chicago
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Things to do in the summer in Chicago

Cram all the festivals, concerts, beach days and road trips you can into your summer

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The best cheap things to do this summer
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The best cheap things to do this summer

We have plenty of cheap things to choose from to keep us entertained

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The best summer activities for kids in Chicago
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The best summer activities for kids in Chicago

Summer activities for kids abound in Chicago

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Chicago summer festivals guide
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Chicago summer festivals guide

The city's summer festival season is here

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Upcoming concerts in Chicago
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Upcoming concerts in Chicago

Looking for live music in Chicago? Well you've come to the right place.

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Chicago summer music festivals
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Chicago summer music festivals

With a major event every weekend, Chicago is the capital of summer music festivals

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The best movie screenings in Chicago this month
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The best movie screenings in Chicago this month

Take a look at the best movie screenings and events in Chicago this month

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Outdoor movies in Chicago
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Outdoor movies in Chicago

Outdoor movies are right at the top of the best things to do in the summer

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pamela m
pamela m

Im planning to go in february with my dougther, she is 13 years. what do you recomend? Which hotel and activities?

Lauren P
Lauren P

Please add this event to your schedule!