Chicago events calendar for 2018

Find the best things to do all year with our Chicago events calendar of 2018'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 city's best museums, we've got listings for the best concerts, art shows, theater and more.

Full Chicago events calendar

November 2018 events
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November 2018 events

December 2018 events
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December 2018 events

January 2018 events
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January 2018 events

February 2018 events
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February 2018 events

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Things to do in Chicago

Things to do in Chicago today
Things to do

Things to do in Chicago today

Looking for something to do this evening? 

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! 

The best free things to do in Chicago
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The best free things to do in Chicago

From art shows to concerts to festivals, there's plenty of entertainment that's available free of charge

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.

Christkindlmarket Chicago
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Christkindlmarket Chicago

Nothing puts us in the spirit of the holiday season quite like Christkindlmarket

Thanksgiving events in Chicago
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Thanksgiving events in Chicago

We've got everything you'll need to make this Thanksgiving special