We've rounded up the best chefs in the city to join us at Time Out Market Chicago, a culinary and cultural destination in the heart of Fulton Market. The 50,000-square-foot space houses 18 kitchens, three bars and one drop-dead gorgeous rooftop terrace—all spread across three floors. Our mission is simple: Bring the pages of Time Out Chicago to life with the help of our favorite chefs, the ones who wow us again and again. You'll find delicious barbecue from chef D’Andre Carter at Soul & Smoke, Mini Mott's delicious burgers, fried chicken from Cleo's Southern Cuisine and creative ice cream from Shawn Michelle's. And keep an eye out for events, concerts and artwork within the Market—we're keeping our calendar packed with things to do.
September 2021: We technically have a few weeks of summer left to enjoy, but this month we're looking ahead to fall in Chicago (and all the apple picking, pumpkin patches and spooky fun that goes along with it). Kick the season off with a visit to a pumpkin-themed pop-up in Goose Island, or use this handy fall foliage tracker to plot out where you can spot the first yellow leaves of late September. And if you're just trying to savor the last few balmy days of summer, we've got you covered—spend some time outdoors at one of the many music festivals happening this September, or sneak in a reservation at a rooftop bar in Chicago for drinks in the sunshine. Need even more inspiration? Check out all the other best things to do in Chicago right now.
No matter where your interests lie, you can always find something to get excited about in this no-nonsense Midwestern metropolis. The best things to do in Chicago run the gamut—from seriously fun to awesomely educational. Looking for culture? Spend a day exploring Chicago museums. Hungry? You've come to the right place. There are tons of amazing restaurants in Chicago that highlight the city's rich and diverse culinary landscape. (And plenty of uniquely Chicago bars that do the trick, too.) We've searched all across the city to assemble this list of the best things to do in Chicago. Follow it and never get bored here again.
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You can also find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world, or take a look at our list of the 50 best things to do in the world right now.