Fall events in Chicago

160+ best bets to spice up your Fall in Chicago

Edzo's Market Burger

Edzo's Market Burger Photograph: Lindsay Gallup

Already read our big Fall Preview, with in-depth articles on some of Chicago's biggest upcoming events? Now check out these other autumn happenings we're stoked about.

Restaurants & bars

Fried chicken and Asian are set to dominate.

Around Town

Visit Open House Chicago and other can’t-miss happenings around Chicago.


Five fall concerts you can’t miss, from Devo to Dylan.


Yet more Nightlife events this fall.

Classical & Opera

Autumn’s looking up with new Lyric productions and local premieres.


Bailiwick gets Bloody, Gary Griffin returns to the Park and more fall theater events we're anticipating.


Autumn brings new works from Salman Rushdie, Junot Díaz and others.

Gay & Lesbian

Madonna, Kenneth Cole and more hit Chicago this autumn.

Art & Design

Don’t miss these fall happenings on the Chicago art and design scene.


With cooler weather comes new works from Chicago’s contemporary-dance scene.


Four can’t-miss shopping events in Chicago this fall.


Maria Bamford is just one of the many reasons we’re excited for fall comedy.


New films from Rian Johnson and Robert Zemeckis are among our most anticipated movies of the fall.