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Watch the Kentucky Derby and celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Time Out Market Chicago this month

Check out the best events happening at the Fulton Market food hall in May.

Jeffy Mai
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Jeffy Mai

Spring is here, and with it, plenty of opportunities for outdoor dining and rooftop hangs (both of which you can do at Time Out Market Chicago!). If you need more reason to visit the food and cultural hub in Fulton Market, check out the host of exciting events that are happening in the coming weeks. From a Kentucky Derby watch party and Cinco de Mayo festivities to R&B bingo, there's no shortage of things to do at the Market in May.

Comedy Kickback With Damon Williams

Laugh it up with an evening of comedy at Tony’s Rooftop Bar on May 1, hosted by Damon Williams. A lineup of different comedians will take the mic and keep you on your toes. Cocktails from Rémy Martin will be featured. Tickets, available via Eventbrite, are $10 with a two drink minimum

Old Irving Brewing Co. Tap Takeover Launch Party

The Market is throwing a party on May 4 in celebration of Old Irving Brewing Co. taking over the taps at Tony’s Rooftop Bar. Get ready to sip on some of the finest ales and lagers in town while enjoying the vibrant atmosphere of the Fulton Market food and cultural hub.

The Kentucky Derby

Put on your finest derby outfit and head to the third floor of the Market on May 4 to watch the most exciting two minutes in sports. Enjoy delicious food, refreshing drinks, giveaways, photo ops and more. The best dressed will have a chance to win prizes and the bar will be slinging mint juleps and sazeracs featuring WhistlePig. RSVP via Eventbrite.

Cinco de Mayo

Make your way to the Market for a festive week of Cinco de Mayo celebrations. Refreshing margarita specials will be available each day leading up to May 5, and you can sample tequilas and mezcals courtesy of Tromba and Dos Hombres on May 3 and 5. ​​Want to get extra festive? Pair your drink with tacos from Lil Amaru and head up to Tony's Rooftop Bar for a Mexican meal under the sun. RSVP here.

Flower arrangement workshop with Blissful Blooms

Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Market, where you can craft a gorgeous flower arrangement for that special woman in your life with Blissful Blooms. During this workshop on May 8, expert florists will guide you through the art of floral design and help you create a stunning bouquet to take home. Tickets are available through Eventbrite and include florals, a flower gift box and a $25 Time Out Market Chicago gift card.

Candle Making Class With Einnim

Enjoy an evening of candle making on May 13 led by Oak Park shop Einnim. Experts will be on hand to guide you through the process of creating a custom soy wax candle that’s uniquely scented from a blend of essential oils. Each candle comes in an 11-ounce glass vessel and provides 50-55 hours of burn time. You’ll also receive a $25 card to spend on food and drinks at the Market. Purchase tickets via Eventbrite.


Join Charles Hawkins and 3 Much Company for a night of fun at Tony's Rooftop on May 15. Get ready to vibe to your favorite R&B tunes while playing bingo with friends and fellow music lovers. Bring your A-game to win amazing prizes from local Black-owned businesses. Tickets are available through Eventbrite, and include a $25 Time Out Market Chicago gift card.

Latin Dance Night

Head to Tony’s Rooftop Bar on May 18 for Latin beats! The evening will feature a live DJ, salsa dancing, giveaways and drink specials from 8pm to midnight. RSVP via Eventbrite. See you on the dance floor.

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