Events and Festivals in Chicago

Our year-round guide to the events and festivals in Chicago, from Lollapalooza to SketchFest and everything in-between

A complete guide to Chicago events
Things to do

A complete guide to Chicago events

Looking for something to do today, this weekend or in the coming months?

January 2017 events calendar for Chicago
Things to do

January 2017 events calendar for Chicago

Get out there and kick 2017’s ass from the get-go

Things to do in Chicago this winter
Things to do

Things to do in Chicago this winter

Winter isn’t typically the most beloved season in Chicago, but we think it gets a bad rap

Valentine's Day in Chicago
Things to do

Valentine's Day in Chicago

Ah, Valentine’s Day: When the pressure is, in fact, truly on.

Upcoming Chicago festivals

18 Chicago theater shows to see in January
Theater

18 Chicago theater shows to see in January

Beat back the winter doldrums with dozens of new plays opening across the city

Upcoming concerts in Chicago
Music

Upcoming concerts in Chicago

Your complete calendar for live music in Chicago

Chinese New Year parades and celebrations in Chicago
Things to do

Chinese New Year parades and celebrations in Chicago

Ring in the Year of the Rooster all over Chicago, from Chinatown to the Loop to Uptown

Lollapalooza 2017 rumors and lineup predictions
Music

Lollapalooza 2017 rumors and lineup predictions

We've been obsessively cataloging artists' schedules to gauge the likelihood of them playing Lolla

Chicago Blackhawks: A guide for the hockey fan
Sports and fitness

Chicago Blackhawks: A guide for the hockey fan

Everything you need to know about cheering on our Stanley Cup-winning boys in red

The best comic book conventions in Chicago
Things to do

The best comic book conventions in Chicago

Find your tribe at some of the best comic book and fan conventions in Chicago

The top Chicago music festivals

Lollapalooza
Music

Lollapalooza

Chicago's largest summer music festival takes over Grant Park with big acts and even bigger porta-potty lines

Pitchfork Music Festival
Music

Pitchfork Music Festival

Union Park turns into a hipster paradise at this indie-leaning summer festival

Spring Awakening
Music

Spring Awakening

A sea of bros in neon tank tops flock to this massive EDM festival in Soldier Field

Riot Fest
Music

Riot Fest

The punks invade Humboldt Park at this sprawling rock festival on the city's Northwest Side

North Coast
Music

North Coast

Do your Labor Day plans include jam bands, hip-hop acts, DJs and glow sticks? You're probably a Coastie

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