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Discover the best things to do in Chicago, including popular events, festivals, attractions, tours and free activities

The 15 top Chicago boat tours

The 15 top Chicago boat tours

See Chicago architecture, speed along Lake Michigan and more. 

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“The Art of the Brick”

“The Art of the Brick”

Want to see recreations of Van Gogh's “Starry Night,” Da Vinci's “Mona Lisa” and Michaelangelo's “David” ...

Hyde Park
“Nick Cave: Forothermore”

“Nick Cave: Forothermore”

The Museum of Contemporary Art hosts the first career-spanning retrospective of Chicago artist Nick Cave's work at Forothermore, a comprehensive dive into...

Streeterville
Art on theMART

Art on theMART

Projecting a 25-story-tall video installation on the side of the Merchandise Mart, Art on theMart's summer program includes Ba Boom Boom Pa Pop...

Grant Park Music Festival

Grant Park Music Festival

For classical music lovers who enjoy taking in a show set beneath Chicago's skyline, the annual Grant Park Music Festival is perennial favorite summer...

Millennium Park

Things to do in Chicago neighborhoods

Pilsen

Pilsen

Explore vibrant murals, the city's best tacos and the businesses of 18th Street.

Logan Square

Logan Square

Explore a bustling selection of restaurants, bars and entertainment.

Bridgeport

Bridgeport

Experience local art or take a walk in a quarry-turned-park

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