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Chicago Air & Water Show
Each summer for one weekend in August, over 2 million people flock to the shores of Lake Michigan for the Chicago Air & Water Show. It is the oldest and largest free show of its kind in the United States.
G8 Summit Chicago 2012
The 2012 G8 summit will take place in Chicago, the first U.S. location for the event since 2004.
Chicago International Movies & Music Festival
The fifth-annual Chicago International Movies & Music Festival takes place in a number of venues in Wicker Park and Logan Square April 18-21.
Five Food Festival Alternatives to Taste of Chicago
From Taste of Randolph to Northalsted Market Days, here are five food festival alternatives to Taste of Chicago.
Treat Mom Like A Queen
Mother's Day: Top Picks for the Most Important Woman in Your Life
Thanksgiving Dinner in Chicago
Traveling to Chicago over Thanksgiving but don't have anywhere to pull up to the table for Thanksgiving Dinner? Don't worry, you won't be stuck eating peanuts out of the mini-bar, there are several great restaurants in the city that will be open and serving up Thanksgiving eats. Listed prices generally do not include alcoholic beverages or...
Chicago Jazz Festival
Every Labor Day weekend the city hosts the Chicago Jazz Festival in Grant Park, bringing together some of the world's jazz greats.
Chicago Gourmet in Millennium Park is an upscale version of Taste of Chicago -- better food, smaller crowds, and a much higher price tag.
Chicago Ginza Holiday Festival
The annual Chicago Ginza Holiday festival presented by the Midwest Buddhist Temple is a celebration of the Japanese culture.
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is a world class long distance running event, drawing international attention, participants, and spectators.
Lollapalooza has grown from Perry Farrell's modest-in-comparison summer tour in 1991 into a massive music fest that takes place each August in Chicago's Grant Park. Here's the Lollapalooza lineup for this year.
Lollapalooza is a music event that evolved from a summer tour of concert sheds into a 3-day annual massive music extravaganza in Chicago's Grant Park.
International Kennel Club Dog Show in Chicago
The International Kennel Club (IKC) dog show is held annually at Chicago's McCormick Place. Over 1,000 handlers compete with over 6,000 canines to see which will be deemed "Best in Show".
Old St. Pat's World's Largest Block Party
The Old St. Pat's World's Largest Block Party is attended by over 25,000 people and features great music and food. It's also known as a huge singles party, and Old St. Pat's claims that over 100 couples have met at the block party and later married. That's one reason why Oprah Winfrey has dubbed it "the place to meet your match".
Tall Ships Chicago
Tall Ships sail back into Chicago's Navy Pier this August, where visitors will have a chance to board and ride historic sailboats.
2012 NATO/G8 Summits Chicago
The hot button NATO and G8 Summits come to Chicago in 2012, the first time both summits have been in the same city at the same time since 1977.
Outdoor Festivals in Chicago
The numerous Chicago festivals are the city's way of making the most out of the warm summer weather before it's plunged back into the harsh Chicago winter. Here's a list of some of the more popular outdoor festivals in Chicago.
Printers Row Lit Fest Chicago
The annual Printers Row Lit Fest is a free literary event featuring over five city blocks of over 200 new and used booksellers along with over 100 free literary programs, to the delight of book nerds everywhere.
Jammin' at the Zoo
Each summer the Lincoln Park Zoo presents its popular Jammin' at the Zoo concert series, featuring national music acts amongst the zoo animals and lush landscape.
Bike the Drive Chicago
Bike the Drive Chicago provides a rare opportunity for cyclists to ride their bikes down the middle of Lake Shore Drive when the city closes it to motor traffic one morning each year.
Mexican Independence Day Parade in Chicago
Chicago honors the Mexican culture by celebrating with a Mexican Independence Day parade each September.