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

The 13 most unique day trips from Chicago

The 13 most unique day trips from Chicago

Skip town and check out these interesting Midwestern destinations. 

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“Human+Nature”

“Human+Nature”

See eight towering sculptures by South African artist Daniel Popper at the Morton Arboretum's new outdoor exhibition, which spreads the 15- to...

Suburbs
“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
Chicago Gourmet

Chicago Gourmet

Chicago Gourmet, the annual food festival hosted by the Illinois Restaurant Association, returns this year with a four-day slate of programming and events in...

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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Revolution Oktoberfest

Revolution Oktoberfest

Revolution Brewing's annual Oktoberfest celebration takes shape just outside the brewery's Avondale taproom,...

Chicago Gourmet

Chicago Gourmet

Chicago Gourmet, the annual food festival hosted by the Illinois Restaurant Association, returns this year with...

Oz Park

Oz Park

Located right behind Lincoln Park High School, Oz Park is just what you think: a park dedicated to The Wizard of...

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WhirlyBall

WhirlyBall

WhirlyBall, a made-up sport that is played by two teams driving bumper cars, combines elements of lacrosse,...

West Town Art Walk

West Town Art Walk

Artists take over neighborhood shops during the annual West Town Art Walk, which showcases the creative talents...

Oaktoberfest

Oaktoberfest

Oak Park gets in on the Oktoberfest celebration with this two-day festival, with music from Nashville rock...

Prost! In The Park

Hosted by Monteverde chef Sarah Grueneberg, Chicago Gourmet's newest event brings a German flair to the four-day...