Things to Do

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

The best places for hiking near Chicago

The best places for hiking near Chicago

Embark on an outdoor adventure with these trails.

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The best things to do in Chicago

The best Chicago museums

The best Chicago museums

Experience art, history and science and these well-respected cultural institutions.

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ART on THE MART

ART on THE MART

Displaying a 25-story-tall video installation on the side of THE MART, ART on THE MART is the largest permanent digital art projection in...

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
Jazzin’ at the Shedd

Jazzin’ at the Shedd

The Shedd Aquarium's weekly summer concert series presents a rotating lineup of jazz bands on its scenic lakeside terrace, where attendees can dance, have...

Museum Campus
Navy Pier Fireworks

Navy Pier Fireworks

During the summer, one of the best aerial displays you'll find in Chicago originates from Navy Pier. The Chicago attraction hosts twice-weekly fireworks...

Streeterville

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Things to do in Chicago neighborhoods

Avondale

Avondale

The traditionally Polish neighborhood is dotted with arts centers, small parks and interesting shops.

Logan Square

Logan Square

Explore a bustling selection of restaurants, bars and entertainment.

Pilsen

Pilsen

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

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