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Beer Under Glass, held at the Garfield Park Conservatory, kicked off 2015 Chicago Craft Beer Week.
Photograph: Max Herman

Things to do in spring in Chicago

Along with above-freezing temps come Easter celebrations, beer festivals and more of the best things to do this season

Written by
Grace Perry

Spring in Chicago means a few things: Overzealous attempts at outdoor dining, dusting off your bike and a whole lot of mud—for starters. As the weather tips above freezing, Chicago slowly creaks back to life, shaking off months of Netflix-facilitated hibernation. It's easy to do with a killer lineup of concerts, the beginning of street festival season and opportunities to catch gorgeous flowers in bloom. It may not be beach season just yet, but these warmer months give Chicagoans tons of excuses to get outside. Our complete guide to spring in Chicago will help you take advantage of this fantastic season.

The best things to do in spring

Spring holidays