Chicago events calendar for 2021

Find the best things to do all year with our Chicago events calendar of 2021's biggest festivals, concerts, parades and art shows

Beat Kitchen Riverwalk
Photograph: Courtesy Beat Kitchen

Looking for something to do in Chicago today, this weekend or in the coming months? You've come to the right place. Summer has arrived, which means it's time to head outside: In the next few months, you can check out an ever-growing list of summer festivals, concerts and cultural events returning to Chicago this year, plus revamped outdoor programming and exhibitions. Summertime also means the return of block parties, rooftop dining, street markets and tons of other seasonal fun. Make the most of the city's most beloved season and consult Time Out Chicago's event calendars to find the best things happening in the city year-round.

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October 2021 events
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October 2021 events

November 2021 events
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November 2021 events

December 2021 events
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December 2021 events

January 2022 events
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January 2022 events

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