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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
“Cezanne”

“Cezanne”

The Art Institute of Chicago has teamed up with London's Tate Modern to mount the first major retrospective of Paul Cezanne's work in more than 25 years,...

Grant Park
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...

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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My House Music Festival

My House Music Festival

Chicago is the city that built house music and this Pilsen festival carries on our city's tradition of talented...