Get ready to show off your most creative and exquisite cosplay outfit when the Chicago
Comic & Entertainment Expo, one of the largest pop culture conventions in the country,
returns to its annual stomping grounds at McCormick Place. You'll be able to wander through a massive wonderland filled with comics, toys, games, movies and television. Mingle with fellow fans, search for one-of-a-kind merch or attend live panels featuring some of biggest names in the industry. This year’s guest lineup includes Tom Welling, Matt Lanter, Chris Evans and more.
Spring in Chicago has officially arrived! It's time to get outside and explore. You can go hiking near Chicago or take a day trip to enjoy a quick getaway. April sees the return of several fan festivals, such as C2E2 and Golden-Con, as well as the Chicago Latino Film Festival for cinephiles. If you're looking for food and beverage experiences, grab tickets to Chicago Rum Festival or reserve a temperature-controlled dome at Dinner With a View. Later in the month, head to Merchandise Mart to shop unique, handmade goods from 300 vendors at a One of a Kind Show or check out the premiere of the Joffrey Ballet's The Little Mermaid. So celebrate the beginning of the spring season—and all the new beginnings that go along with it—with our list of the best things to do in Chicago this April.
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