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The best events in Chicago this spring

Chicago's best spring events include concerts, races, street festivals and more happenings to get you out of the house

Photograph: Max Herman

Despite our unseasonably snowless winter, we’re still itching to shake off our cabin fever and jump into spring. Luckily for us, spring in Chicago is chock full of fantastic events that’ll get you off the couch and out exploring the city. With warmer weather comes an awesome slate of outdoor beer fests, thought-provoking film festivals, the re-opening of our favorite farmers markets, and so, so much more. No matter what your interests are, you’re bound to find things to do in spring in Chicago to make you fall in love with the city by the lake all over again.

What to do in Chicago this spring



This parody of the musical Hamilton, from Forbidden Broadway mastermind Gerard Allesandrini, follows its source material from New York to Chicago. The satire replaces central character Alexander Hamilton with creator Lin-Manuel Miranda himself, as he grapples with ubiquitous fame and Disney dollars.

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Royal George Theatre , Lincoln Park Until Sunday September 3 2017