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Events and Festivals in Chicago

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

St. Patrick's Day in Chicago
Things to do

St. Patrick's Day in Chicago

St. Patrick's Day in Chicago brings loads of merrymakers into the  Loop every year

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?

March 2018 events calendar for Chicago
Things to do

March 2018 events calendar for Chicago

Start planning your month with our March 2017 events calendar for Chicago

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

Concerts in Chicago in March 2018
Music

Concerts in Chicago in March 2018

This month's slate of live music is already reminding us of days spent at summer music festivals

Upcoming Chicago festivals

Riot Fest music festival
Music

Riot Fest music festival

What better way to send off summer music festival season than with a weekend of rock, metal and punk?

The best Chicago summer festivals
Things to do

The best Chicago summer festivals

Start making weekend plans filled with food, music and art with our guide to Chicago summer festivals and street parties.

Every free event happening in Millennium Park this summer
News

Every free event happening in Millennium Park this summer

We're so ready for picnic season.

The best Chicago beer festivals
Bars

The best Chicago beer festivals

Here's where you can try a bunch of new beers in the span of a few hours

The complete Ravinia Festival lineup
Music

The complete Ravinia Festival lineup

Pack a picnic for sets from Weird Al, Kesha, Steely Dan and more

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

Find more Chicago music festivals