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Festivals in Chicago

Cultural, Arts & Educational Festivals in Chicago

The best things to do in the world include attending top-notch festivals in Chicago. Be it a rocking music festival or scrumptious food festival in Chicago, you will have a gala time of your life with a few of your close friends or your family. With the best of fun, entertainment, and food, the experience in festivals lets the enthusiasts immerse in the local culture and vibe. Ranging from the biggest outdoor beach parties to crazy music festivals, the festivals fall under various categories to suit everybody’s tastes. If you are looking for the best events and festivals in Chicago listed on one platform - we have you covered. Immerse yourself in the mega dance festivals, electrifying music festivals, theatre & film festivals, quirky local festivals and more with us!

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Big Data and Hadoop Administrator Certification Training in Chicago, IL

Regus Business Centre , Chicago, IL, Chicago, IL, United States

Key Features 32 hours of Classroom training 100% Money Back Guarantee* 20 hours of self-paced video Includes 4 real industry-based projects Prepares for Cloudera CCA... Read More

Mon Aug 26 2019 at 09:00 am to Fri Aug 30 2019 at 05:00 pm

Wounaan Folk Art Exhibit: Preserving an Indigenous Colombian Tradition

Fourth Presbyterian Church , 126 East Chestnut Street, Chicago, United States

Learn about the art of basketry from Colombia.  The Wounaan people are master basket weavers from the Pacific coast, internally displaced in Colombia.  They use palm leaf threads to sew as tight as two stitches per mm making plates, bowls, and vases.  Vis... Read More

Mon Aug 26 2019
09:00 am to 05:00 pm

Homesnap-Generate Leads From Your Mobile Device

Frank J. Williams Real Estate Education Center , 7300 S. Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, United States

Homesnap is the perfect answer to the need for on-the-go access to MLS data in an increasingly mobile world. The face of the Broker Public Portal (BPP) initiative to create a consumer-facing national home search experience, the top-rated real estate app i... Read More

Mon Aug 26 2019
10:00 am to 11:30 am

Chicago Karaoke Festival

South Shore Cultural Center , 7059 S South Shore Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60649, Chicago, United States

The People's Stage Karaoke is excited to follow up on last year's first Chicago Karaoke Festival by launching a series of outdoor community karaoke dance parties throughout Chicago's diverse neighborhood parks. We start at the South Shore Cultural Center,... Read More

Mon Aug 26 2019
04:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Chicago Speed Date | Singles Events | Seen on VH1

Atwood | Iconic Hotel , 1 W Washington St, Chicago, United States

A low key, sophisticated approach to dating in Chicago. Preferring a 'less is more' environment devoid of typical event trappings. Gone are the name-tags, shouting and over-the-top party trimmings. Meeting your special someone shouldn't be anything but a... Read More

Mon Aug 26 2019
08:00 pm to 10:00 pm
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Let's Get Cheeky! | Singles Events | Speed Dating UK Style in Chicago

Atwood | Iconic Hotel , 1 W Washington St, Chicago, United States

Sophisticated Simplicity Our events offer a fresh alternative to speed dating and matchmaking. We don't find anything romantic about whistles, name-tags or over-the-top party trimmings typically found at singles events so we have done away with them... Read More

Mon Aug 26 2019
08:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Chicago Singles Events | Relish Speed Dating in Chicago

Atwood | Iconic Hotel , 1 W Washington St, Chicago, United States

It's all about what you Relish and finding someone to Relish those things with. If you're tired of online dating, exhausted by meeting someone only to discover they're nothing like their profile - we offer an alternative. Bringing together comfortably chi... Read More

Mon Aug 26 2019
08:00 pm to 10:00 pm

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2019 Chicago Forté MBA Forum for Women

Chicago Booth Gleacher Center , 450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago, United States

Forté MBA Forums are designed for all standout women considering an MBA whether you’re a high-achiever looking to change careers, a college student planning for the future, or a professional ready to take your career to the next level. A free event... Read More

Tue Aug 27 2019
06:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Aug 28 2019

RPM Phase One - Construction Career Networking Fair

JLM Center , 2622 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, United States

RPM Construction Career Networking Fair hosted by the Walsh-Fluor Design Build Team... Read More

Wed Aug 28 2019
09:30 am to 12:30 pm

1893 World’s Fair Tour with Bars

Inside the main lobby of Congress Plaza Hotel , 520 S Michigan Ave, Chicago,, United States

This very special walking tour digs into how and why the 1893 World’s Fair captures imaginations more than any other event in Chicago history. Unlike other World’s Fair tours and Devil in the White City tours, which likely revolve around facts and trivia,... Read More

Wed Aug 28 2019
01:30 pm to 04:15 pm

Jazzin' at the Shedd

Shedd Aquarium , 1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60605, Chicago, United States

Live jazz lives at Shedd every Wednesday night this summer! Jazzin’ at the Shedd is back with a festival-worthy lineup of three of Chicago’s top jazz ensembles each week. As the sun goes down and the music heats up, relax with a drink on our breezy terrac... Read More

Wed Aug 28 2019
05:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Frogfest 2019 (Short Film Festival)

The Arrogant Frog Bar , 1365 West Fullerton Avenue, Chicago, United States

Join the festival here: https://www.chicagofilmscene.com/frogfest WHAT: Free, online film festival WHEN: August 28th 2019 WHERE: Streamed on YouTube here, and live at the Arrogant Frog Bar RULES: Film needs to be under 2 minutes, a... Read More

Wed Aug 28 2019
07:00 pm to 11:30 pm

Aug 29 2019

History Fair Boot Camp - Teaching and Learning through the History Fair

Chicago History Museum , 1601 North Clark Street, Chicago, United States

Learn everything about History Fair in one intense session -- from planning in your classroom to assessing the final product. The Chicago Metro History Fair will provide materials. Attendees earn professional development hours, free materials, and a follo... Read More

Thu Aug 29 2019
09:30 am to 03:30 pm

Pisco Fest

1844 W Hubbard St , Chicago , Chicago, United States

CHICAGO'S  2nd PISCO FESTIVAL 2019 : Expirience Peru's  Finest spirits and much more  is projected to be one of the most relevant and exclusive PISCO and other 100% Peruvian spirit’s tasting events in the city of Chicago. Proudly celebrating... Read More

Thu Aug 29 2019 at 06:00 pm to Fri Aug 30 2019 at 02:30 am

Jocelyn & Chris Arndt Band with Phillip-Michael Scales

3159 N Southport Ave , Chicago, IL 60657-3226, United States

Schubas | Thursday, August 29 | 8PM | 18+ Tickets: $10.00 advance / $12.00 door Jocelyn & Chris Arndt Band: www.jocelynandchrismusic.com With Special Guest... Phillip-Michael Scales: http://phillip-michael.net/ Devastatingly powerful vocals and r... Read More

Thu Aug 29 2019 at 09:00 pm to Fri Aug 30 2019 at 12:00 am

John Coltrane's "Crescent" performed live @JRAC

Fulton Street Collective , 1821 W Hubbard St, Chicago, Illinois 60622, Chicago, United States

The Jazz Record Art Collective hits Night Two of our Chicago Jazz Festival and JRAC Anniversary Series with the Sam Mosching Quartet performing John Coltrane’s 1964 release CRESCENT on Thursday, August 29th at Fulton Street Collective. The night will also... Read More

Thu Aug 29 2019
09:00 pm to 10:30 pm

AFTER FEST JAM SESSION hosted by Ira Sullivan

Jazz Showcase , 806 South Plymouth Ct, Chicago, United States

It's the Chicago Jazz Festival! Join us after the fest for a jam session hosted by Ira Sullivan featuring artists from the Chicago Jazz Fest... Read More

Thu Aug 29 2019 at 09:00 pm to Fri Aug 30 2019 at 12:00 am

Aug 30 2019

The Great American Lobster Fest - Navy Pier - Chicago

Navy Pier , 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60611, Chicago, United States

www.americanlobsterfest.com CELEBRATING LABOR DAY WEEKEND on CHICAGO’S NAVY PIER! August 30, August 31 & September 1 The Great American Lobster Fest is the Midwest's largest Lobster and Seafood Festival. We’re now celebrating our 6th anniversary on... Read More

Fri Aug 30 2019 at 12:00 pm to Sun Sep 01 2019 at 09:00 pm

THE GREAT AMERICAN LOBSTER FEST - FREE RSVP - CHICAGO

Navy Pier , 600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611, Chicago, United States

REGISTER AND BE THE FIRST TO KNOW! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-great-american-lobster-fest-chicago-tickets-64329837275 WHAT IS THE GREAT AMERICAN LOBSTER FEST? The Great American Lobster Fest is the Midwest's largest Lobster and Seafood Festival.... Read More

Fri Aug 30 2019 at 12:00 pm to Sun Sep 01 2019 at 09:00 pm

The Great American Lobster Fest - Chicago

Navy Pier , 600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, United States

The Great American Lobster Fest is the Midwest's largest Lobster and Seafood Festival.... Read More

Fri Aug 30 2019 at 12:00 pm to Sun Sep 01 2019 at 10:00 pm

30th Annual African Festival of the Arts

African Festival of the Arts , 5100 S Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60615, Chicago, United States

The African Festival of the Arts is a cultural experience that educates the general public about Africa and the Diaspora through arts, culture, history and traditions. AFA offers entertainment by nationally and internationally known recording artists, in... Read More

Fri Aug 30 2019
01:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Taste of Polonia Festival 2019 - Labor Day Weekend

Copernicus Center , 5216 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, United States

Taste of Polonia Festival. The biggest and the oldest Polish Festival in US.... Read More

Fri Aug 30 2019 at 05:00 pm to Mon Sep 02 2019 at 09:00 pm

Thurman Barker and Ben LaMar Gay

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago , 220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60611, Chicago, United States

Two generations of Chicago-born composers share an evening to honor the history and future of music experimentation and the city of Chicago itself. During the weekend of the Chicago Jazz Festival, seasoned percussionist Thurman Barker pays homage to his e... Read More

Fri Aug 30 2019
08:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Scorched Tundra XI: Eyehategod, Black Cobra, Cloud Rat & more!

The Empty Bottle , 1035 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622, Chicago, United States

Scorched Tundra XI (21+) Friday 8/30 black cobra Cloud Rat Varaha Saturday 8/31 EYEHATEGOD Aseethe Luggage Hitter Scorched Tundra is proud to announce the entire lineup for its newest edition. The two-day festival – taking place on August 30 and August... Read More

Fri Aug 30 2019 at 09:00 pm to Sat Aug 31 2019 at 01:30 am

Scorched Tundra XI featuring Black Cobra / Cloud Rat / Varaha @ The Empty Bottle

The Empty Bottle , 1035 North Western Avenue, Chicago, United States

$20 // 21+BLACK COBRACLOUD RATVARAHA----------Scorched Tundra is proud to announce the entire lineup for its twelfth edition. The two-day festival – taking place on August 30 and August 31 at Empty Bottle – features newcomers and veterans of the festival... Read More

Fri Aug 30 2019 at 09:00 pm to Sat Aug 31 2019 at 06:00 am

AFTER FEST JAM SESSION hosted by Ira Sullivan

Jazz Showcase , 806 South Plymouth Ct, Chicago, United States

It's the Chicago Jazz Festival! Join us after the fest for a jam session hosted by Ira Sullivan featuring artists from the Chicago Jazz Fest... Read More

Fri Aug 30 2019 at 09:00 pm to Sat Aug 31 2019 at 12:00 am

Aug 31 2019

The Lindblom Nest Fest 2019

Lindblom Park , 6054 South Damen Avenue, Chicago, United States

Eagles Nest Fest is being planned as a day-long festival in Lindblom Park, (60th& Damen) to celebrate the long and illustrious history of Lindblom High School in Chicago. This page is for the sole purpose of disseminating information regarding the Fes... Read More

Sat Aug 31 2019
09:00 am to 05:00 pm

Jacob’s Square Festival (Chato’s Tacos)

Area Career Center , 5727 Sohl Ave., Hammond, Indiana 46320, East Chicago, United States

This event is Save our Neighborhood Jacobs Square Festival! It will be in the Area Career Center Parking Lot. Chato’s Tacos will be there as a vendor come out and check us out ! When ? August 31, 2019 Time ? 10am-6pm... Read More

Sat Aug 31 2019
10:00 am to 06:00 pm

End of summer madness fun festival!

KLEO Community Family Life Center , 119 East Garfield Boulevard, Chicago, United States

Come out and support my beauty brand and connect with other great business entrepreneurs, while enjoying food, drinks, activities and fun!... Read More

Sat Aug 31 2019
11:00 am to 05:00 pm

Fresh Pressed Chicago Brunch

Garfield Park Conservatory , 300 North Central Park Avenue, Chicago, United States

This will be our third year hosting Fresh Pressed and we are so excited to begin again. Every summer we gather in a beautiful and natural setting over food and drink as a way to activate our community with pleasure and resist oppression and injustice. We... Read More

Sat Aug 31 2019
11:00 am to 02:00 pm

ECCSC FRIENDS & FAMILY UNITY DAY FESTIVAL

Calumet Park 9801 S Ave G , 9801 South Avenue G, Chicago, United States

*FREE*FREE* FREE* # ECCSC 1st Annual Family & Friends Unity Day will take place on August 31, 2019, from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm at Calumet Park 9801 S, Avenue G. The Movement to unite friends and family to create strong, safe and healthy communitie... Read More

Sat Aug 31 2019
11:00 am to 07:00 pm

Lit Fest 2019: Ignite Your Future

All Nations Worship Assembly , 7359 South Chappel Avenue, Chicago, United States

All Nations Worship Assembly presents our first ever Lit Fest!! A back to school music festival like never before! Come enjoy free food, live musical performances, carnival attractions and of course a giveaway of backpacks filled with supplies for the upc... Read More

Sat Aug 31 2019
12:00 pm to 05:00 pm

Sat August 31st: Love Village presented by AfroFuturistic, We Love Soul, and NOITP

Oakwood Beach , 4100 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, United States

Saturday August 31st from 2pm-9pmAfroFuturistic and We Love Soul join forces with Chicago Park District NOITP to present Love Village.Love Village is an exhibition of forward thinking projections of art and music rooted in Love, Soul, and The African Dias... Read More

Sat Aug 31 2019
02:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Atlas Obscura Society Chicago: Hyde Park Walking Tour

1100 East 55th Street , Chicago, United States

Where can the mysterious wonders of the Ancient Near East, the height of American art and architecture, and the birth place of the atomic age all be found in a few short blocks? The South Side, of course. Join Atlas Obscura for a history-intensive w... Read More

Sat Aug 31 2019
03:30 pm to 05:00 pm

Saturday Night Speed Dating | Singles Events (Ages 24-38) | Speed Date in Chicago

The Godfrey Hotel Chicago , 127 W Huron St, Chicago, United States

A low key, sophisticated approach to dating in Chicago. Preferring a 'less is more' environment devoid of typical event trappings. Gone are the name-tags, shouting and over-the-top party trimmings. Meeting your special someone shouldn't be anything but a... Read More

Sat Aug 31 2019
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Saturday Night Speed Dating | Ages 25-39 | Chicago Singles Events | As Seen on NBC!

Suite Lounge , 1446 North Wells Street, Chicago, United States

A low key, sophisticated approach to dating in Chicago. Preferring a 'less is more' environment devoid of typical event trappings. Gone are the name-tags, shouting and over-the-top party trimmings. Meeting your special someone shouldn't be anything but a... Read More

Sat Aug 31 2019
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Chicago Singles Events | Let's Get Cheeky! Saturday Night Speed Dating | Ages 25-39

Suite Lounge , 1446 North Wells Street, Chicago, United States

Sophisticated Simplicity Our events offer a fresh alternative to speed dating and matchmaking. We don't find anything romantic about whistles, name-tags or over-the-top party trimmings typically found at singles events so we have done away with them... Read More

Sat Aug 31 2019
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Chicago Speed Date (Ages 24-38) | Fancy A Go? | Saturday Singles Events

The Godfrey Hotel Chicago , 127 W Huron St, Chicago, United States

Sophisticated Simplicity Our events offer a fresh alternative to speed dating and matchmaking. We don't find anything romantic about whistles, name-tags or over-the-top party trimmings typically found at singles events so we have done away with them... Read More

Sat Aug 31 2019
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Speed Dating (Ages 24-38) | Chicago Saturday Singles Events | Do You Relish?

The Godfrey Hotel Chicago , 127 W Huron St, Chicago, United States

It's all about what you Relish and finding someone to Relish those things with. If you're tired of online dating, exhausted by meeting someone only to discover they're nothing like their profile - we offer an alternative. Bringing together comfortably chi... Read More

Sat Aug 31 2019
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Saturday Night Speed Dating in Chicago | Do You Relish? |Singles Events in Chicago(Ages 25-39)

Suite Lounge , 1446 North Wells Street, Chicago, United States

It's all about what you Relish and finding someone to Relish those things with. If you're tired of online dating, exhausted by meeting someone only to discover they're nothing like their profile - we offer an alternative. Bringing together comfortably chi... Read More

Sat Aug 31 2019
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Scorched Tundra XI featuring Eyehategod / Aseethe / Luggage / Hitter @ The Empty Bottle

The Empty Bottle , 1035 North Western Avenue, Chicago, United States

$20 // 21+EYEHATEGODASEETHELUGGAGEHITTER----------Scorched Tundra is proud to announce the entire lineup for its twelfth edition. The two-day festival – taking place on August 30 and August 31 at Empty Bottle – features newcomers and veterans of the festi... Read More

Sat Aug 31 2019 at 08:30 pm to Sun Sep 01 2019 at 06:00 am

AFTER FEST JAM SESSION hosted by Ira Sullivan

Jazz Showcase , 806 South Plymouth Ct, Chicago, United States

It's the Chicago Jazz Festival! Join us after the fest for a jam session hosted by Ira Sullivan featuring artists from the Chicago Jazz Fest... Read More

Sat Aug 31 2019 at 09:00 pm to Sun Sep 01 2019 at 12:00 am

Sep 01 2019

Chicago Crawfish Classic (Free RSVP)

5311 South Lake Park Avenue , Chicago, IL 60615, United States

This is a FREE RSVP TICKET to the FREE parts of the festival. If you would like to purchase tickets to eat CRAWFISH - Go to this link! CrawfishClassicChi.Eventbrite.com Originating in Hyde Park, Chicago - IL, the Crawfish Classic offers patrons an All-Yo... Read More

Sun Sep 01 2019
11:00 am to 09:00 pm

CHICAGO CRAWFISH CLASSIC (FREE RSVP)

5311 S Lake Park Ave , 5311 South Lake Park Avenue, Chicago, United States

This is just an RSVP TICKET to the FREE parts of the festival.If you would like to purchase tickets to eat CRAWFISH - CLICK HERE Originating in Hyde Park, Chicago - IL, the Crawfish Classic offers patrons an All-You-Can-Eat experience from 8 differe... Read More

Sun Sep 01 2019
11:00 am to 09:00 pm

On Devon Festival

Republic Bank of Chicago , 2720 West Devon Avenue, Chicago, United States

Join the West Ridge Chamber of Commerce and our community partners in celebrating the West Ridge community. The On Devon Festival will feature popular live entertainment, delicious and freshly made local and international foods, a series of dedicated comm... Read More

Sun Sep 01 2019
11:00 am to 09:00 pm

The Great American Lobster Fest 2019

Chicago , Illinois, United States

Get Your Tickets Here - https://tracking.goldstar.com/aff_c?offer_id=59&aff_id=4325&aff_sub=98566&aff_sub4=the-great-american-lobster-fest-tickets&aff_sub5=chicago The Great American Lobster Fest The Great American Lobster Fest: Seafood,... Read More

Sun Sep 01 2019
12:00 pm to 09:00 pm

The Great American Lobster Fest

Chicago , Illinois, United States

Get Your Tickets Here - https://tracking.goldstar.com/aff_c?offer_id=59&aff_id=4325&aff_sub=98566&aff_sub4=the-great-american-lobster-fest-tickets&aff_sub5=chicago The Great American Lobster Fest The Great American Lobster Fest: Seafood,... Read More

Sun Sep 01 2019
02:00 pm to 05:00 pm

Windy Fest 2019

The Lab On Lake , 3450 West Lake Street, Chicago, United States

6D Networktainment Presents... The "2nd Annual" Windy Fest! A Music + Community Festival... for Chicago, by Chicago!... Read More

Sun Sep 01 2019
02:00 pm to 10:00 pm

AFTER FEST JAM SESSION hosted by Ira Sullivan

Jazz Showcase , 806 South Plymouth Ct, Chicago, United States

It's the Chicago Jazz Festival! Join us after the fest for a jam session hosted by Ira Sullivan featuring artists from the Chicago Jazz Fest... Read More

Sun Sep 01 2019 at 09:00 pm to Mon Sep 02 2019 at 12:00 am

Sep 03 2019

CHICAGO CAREER FAIR, September 3, 2019

Courtyard by Marriott Magnificent Mile , 165 East Ontario, Chicago, United States

Chicago Job Seekers! City Career Fair is a female and minority owned company within the State of California. Our staff has over 25 years of combined experience within the recruitment event industry. Through hard work and strong ethics, the company w... Read More

Tue Sep 03 2019
11:00 am to 03:00 pm

Sep 04 2019

Metra's "On Track to Success" Vendor Fair

Venue SIX10 , 610 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, United States

Please join Metra as we recognize and honor prime and subcontractors, for providing exceptional service and continuously promoting diversity and inclusion amongst our agencies and staff members. This event will offer small businesses access to prime contr... Read More

Wed Sep 04 2019
09:00 am to 01:00 pm

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN HOUSING

James R. Thompson Center (JRTC) , 100 W. Randolph St., Chicago, United States

Roundtable Discussion on Sexual Harassment in Housing: This event will feature a roundtable discussion with experts from housing enforcement agencies, who will discuss federal initiatives aimed at preventing and addressing sexual harassment in housing, re... Read More

Wed Sep 04 2019
02:00 pm to 03:30 pm

Environmentalists of Color Happy Hour

McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum , 99 Chicago Riverwalk, Chicago, United States

Are you a troublemaker? Do you have a strong desire to connect with other troublemakers? EoC is here to support and build with you! This is a social happy hour type of event. Byob and feel free to bring a snack to share.P.S. I know we are the change and s... Read More

Wed Sep 04 2019
06:30 pm to 09:30 pm

Fraudway (CHIMIF 2019)

The Mission Theater , 1501 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago, United States

The 5th Annual Chicago Musical Improv Festival... Read More

Wed Sep 04 2019
08:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Tony Stanzas (IN)/ Uncanny Latinx/ Lisa Franly (CHIMIF 2019)

Jason Chin Harold Cabaret , 1501 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago, United States

The 5th Annual Chicago Musical Improv Festival... Read More

Wed Sep 04 2019
08:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Candid Badgers (Boston)/ Higher Wave (CHIMIF 2019)

Jason Chin Harold Cabaret , 1501 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago, United States

The 5th Annual Chicago Musical Improv Festival... Read More

Wed Sep 04 2019
09:30 pm to 11:00 pm

Special Show (CHIMIF 2019)

The Mission Theater , 1501 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago, United States

The 5th Annual Chicago Musical Improv Festival... Read More

Wed Sep 04 2019
10:00 pm to 11:30 pm

Sep 05 2019

Chicago Gourmet Summer Festival Sanitation Certification 09/05/2019

The Lakewood , 1758 West Lake Street, Chicago, United States

Thank you for your interest in attending the Chicago Gourmet Summer Festival Sanitation Class at The Lakewood. This class is free for Chicago Gourmet 2019 confirmed exhibitors. Details are listed below. Please RSVP at your earliest convenience as space is... Read More

Thu Sep 05 2019
08:30 am to 11:30 am

Fair Housing 2019 - New Challenges or More of the Same?

John Marshall Law School , 315 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, United States

 Fair Housing Conference “New Challenges or More of the Same?" September 5-6, 2019   CLE: 9.50 Hours Pending  Fair housing issues do not fade away.  Many of the pressing issues that existed in 1968 are still with us.  In some... Read More

Thu Sep 05 2019 at 08:45 am to Fri Sep 06 2019 at 04:00 pm

Open Bibliography: Fair Use, Copyright, and You

6501 N Kenmore Ave , 6501 North Kenmore Avenue, Chicago, United States

Curious about how fair use and other copyright exceptions work? Learn the ins and outs during this lively presentation and Q&A !... Read More

Thu Sep 05 2019
06:30 pm to 08:00 pm

Juggernaut Film Festival: Celebrating Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Films

Otherworld Theatre Company , 3914 N Clark St, Chicago, United States

Celebrating Science Fiction • Fantasy • Horror Films... Read More

Thu Sep 05 2019 at 07:00 pm to Sun Sep 08 2019 at 10:00 pm

2019 COLLABORATIVE WORKS FESTIVAL - CONCERT I: THE CITY

GANZ HALL , 430 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, United States

CAIC's 2019 Collaborative Works Festival, The Living, held in venues around Chicago from September 5-8, 2019, will explore the incredibly diverse array of today's leading composers, and the work these composers are doing in the field of song. The festival... Read More

Thu Sep 05 2019
07:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Conscious Light: Documentary Film on Adi Da Samraj - Chicago, IL

Adidam Chicago Center , 3301 W Fullerton Ave., Chicago, United States

A Screening of Conscious Light Film Now seen in over 30 cities in 11 countries worldwide, Conscious Light is the award-winning documentary on the extraordinary life of Adi Da Samraj, one of the great spiritual realizers of our time. ... Read More

Thu Sep 05 2019
07:30 pm to 09:00 pm

Stacked/Rock-O-Matic (Detroit) Double Treble (Virginia Beach) (CHIMIF 2019)

The Mission Theater , 1501 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago, United States

The 5th Annual Chicago Musical Improv Festival... Read More

Thu Sep 05 2019
07:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Seen on NBC & BravoTV! | Chicago Singles Events | Speed Dating

Atwood | Iconic Hotel , 1 W Washington St, Chicago, United States

A low key, sophisticated approach to dating in Chicago. Preferring a 'less is more' environment devoid of typical event trappings. Gone are the name-tags, shouting and over-the-top party trimmings. Meeting your special someone shouldn't be anything but a... Read More

Thu Sep 05 2019
08:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Speed Date Chicago! Singles Events | Fancy A Go?

Atwood | Iconic Hotel , 1 W Washington St, Chicago, United States

Sophisticated Simplicity Our events offer a fresh alternative to speed dating and matchmaking. We don't find anything romantic about whistles, name-tags or over-the-top party trimmings typically found at singles events so we have done away with them... Read More

Thu Sep 05 2019
08:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Singles Events in Chicago | Speed Dating by Relish Dating

Atwood | Iconic Hotel , 1 W Washington St, Chicago, United States

It's all about what you Relish and finding someone to Relish those things with. If you're tired of online dating, exhausted by meeting someone only to discover they're nothing like their profile - we offer an alternative. Bringing together comfortably chi... Read More

Thu Sep 05 2019
08:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Four First Names (Orlando)/ 2nd Best/ Cool Aunts (CHIMIF 2019)

Jason Chin Harold Cabaret , 1501 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago, United States

The 5th Annual Chicago Musical Improv Festival... Read More

Thu Sep 05 2019
08:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Definitely Not Murderers (Tampa)/ Anarchy (CHIMIF 2019)

The Mission Theater , 1501 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago, United States

The 5th Annual Chicago Musical Improv Festival... Read More

Thu Sep 05 2019
09:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Lounge Lizzy (Minneapolis)/ Major Triad (Orlando) (CHIMIF 2019)

Jason Chin Harold Cabaret , 1501 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago, United States

The 5th Annual Chicago Musical Improv Festival... Read More

Thu Sep 05 2019
10:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Sep 06 2019

Monthly #FirstFridayFair Business, Data & Tech (Virtual Event) - Chicago (#ORD)

Virtual Event [Online Only] , Chicago, United States

Event Happens on First Friday of the Month..  To participate: Job Seekers must complete profile on https://tao.ai/p/fff/_/ord Recruiters must complete profile on https://tao.ai/p/fff/recruit/ord #FirstFridayFair (#FFF) is World's l... Read More

Fri Sep 06 2019
11:00 am to 03:00 pm

RNDD Gallery Walk

Chicago Luxury Beds , 440 N Wells St, Chicago, Illinois 60654, Chicago, United States

The River North Design District (RNDD) is proud to announce this year’s annual River North Fall Gallery Walk on Friday, September 6th and Saturday, September 7th, 2019. The walk is comprised of 33 locations with special events throughout River North feat... Read More

Fri Sep 06 2019
05:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Yoruba Cultural Exchange Festival: Business Forum & Symposium

Logan Center for the Arts , 915 East 60th Street, Chicago, United States

  BUSINESS FORUM & SYMPOSIUM Our Forum & Symposium Mission is to Make Known the Vast Opportunity For Investment in what is Now Considered the Economic Growth Engine of the World, the Craddle of Civilation, AFRICA.   The Yor... Read More

Fri Sep 06 2019
05:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Christina P: Ride or Die Tour @ Thalia Hall

Thalia Hall , 1807 South Allport Street, Chicago, United States

CHRISTINA PWebsite | Twitter | InstagramAbout the Show:Doors 6:00pm / Show 7:00pmTickets on sale Friday 5/17 at 10amChristina P is a stand-up comedian, writer, TV personality and podcast host. She has two Netflix specials, The Degenerates and Christina P:... Read More

Fri Sep 06 2019 at 06:00 pm to Sat Sep 07 2019 at 06:00 am

Rosé Fest on the Beach - Chicago Rosé Tasting Festival at North Ave Beach

Shore Club , 1603 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, United States

Taste a variety of rosé wines while hanging out at Shore Club on North Avenue Beach!  Tickets include rosé tastings, giveaways & MORE! We will have a variety of different rosé wines available for sampling! Come enjoy this beachfront getaway whil... Read More

Fri Sep 06 2019
06:00 pm to 09:00 pm

2019 Rosé Fest on the Beach - Chicago Rosé Tasting Festival at North Ave Beach

Shore Club , 1603 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, United States

Taste a variety of rosé wines while hanging out at Shore Club on North Avenue Beach!  Tickets include rosé tastings, giveaways & MORE! We will have a variety of different rosé wines available for sampling! Come enjoy this beachfront getaway whil... Read More

Fri Sep 06 2019
06:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Armando_Test_Festival

Chicago , United States

This is The Chicago Gourmet Festival!We'll have 3 days with lots of fun and food!You can opt to buy a full pass for all three days, as well as individual tickets for each day!... Read More

Fri Sep 06 2019 at 07:00 pm to Sun Sep 08 2019 at 11:59 pm

Cash and Carry (Detroit), Thank You Places (Philly) (CHIMIF 2019)

First Floor Event Space , 1501 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago, United States

The 5th Annual Chicago Musical Improv Festival... Read More

Fri Sep 06 2019
08:00 pm to 11:00 pm

The Musical Armando (CHIMIF 2019)

The Mission Theater , 1501 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago, United States

The Musical Armando plays the Chicago Musical Improv Festival... Read More

Fri Sep 06 2019
08:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Isaiah Spencer Quintet // Jeff Albert's Unanimous Sources

Constellation , 3111 N. Western Avenue, CHICAGO, United States

Night 2 of Instigation Festival 2019... Read More

Fri Sep 06 2019
08:30 pm to 11:30 pm

Flaural + Triptides with Jude Shuma at Schubas

3159 N Seminary Ave , Chicago, IL 60657-3308, United States

Schubas | Friday, September 6 | 9PM | 18+ Tickets: $10.00 Advance / $12.00 Door Flaural: https://flaural.co/ Triptides: https://triptides.bandcamp.com/ With special guest... Jude Shuma: smarturl.it/JudeShuma_Reflection FLAURAL It’s rare that a band fo... Read More

Fri Sep 06 2019
09:00 pm to 11:59 pm

StaceJam (CHIMIF 2019)

The Mission Theater , 1501 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago, United States

The 5th Annual Chicago Musical Improv Festival... Read More

Fri Sep 06 2019
10:30 pm to 11:00 pm

Sep 07 2019

Chicago River Revival Festival

Ping Tom Memorial Park , 1700 South Wentworth Avenue, Chicago, United States

In honor of Friends' 40th Anniversary, please join us for the Chicago River Revival Festival and the Third Annual Big Jump! Presented by McDermott Will & Emery at Ping Tom Memorial Park in Chinatown on Saturday, September 7, 2019 the festival will run... Read More

Sat Sep 07 2019
09:00 am to 05:00 pm

Chicago’s LGBTQ Economic Justice Summit

SEIU HCIIMK , 2229 South Halsted Street, Chicago, United States

Are you an LGBTQ person who is upset at the economic inequality growing in our community? Are you ready to stand up for economic justice? Chicago’s first LGBTQ Economic Justice Summit will make history September 7th and 8th as we bring together LGBTQ work... Read More

Sat Sep 07 2019 at 10:00 am to Sun Sep 08 2019 at 06:00 pm

Hip Hop In Chinatown

Chinatown Square Plaza , 2133 South China Place, Chicago, Illinois 60616, Chicago, United States

On September 7, we are providing a platform to unify and empower young individuals through Hip Hop and Chinese culture. The goal of this festival is to have people experience and reimagine Chinatown in a different way through Hip Hop expressions. From fa... Read More

Sat Sep 07 2019
10:00 am to 10:00 pm

Acroyoga Beginners Workshop/ Open Jam

1756 W.19th Chicago , IL 60608, Chicago, United States

Ever been curious about acro (partner) yoga? Acro yoga is a fun and dynamic discipline where we use a partner’s body as a support for a variety of poses, creative transitions, and therapeutics. Now’s your chance to come explore the basics of this movement... Read More

Sat Sep 07 2019
10:00 am to 11:30 am

Renegade Craft Fair

W Division St , Chicago, IL 60610, United States

Renegade Craft Fair's fall festival takes over Division Street in Wicker Park, where makers from across the nation will be selling their handmade art and wares, including jewelry, pottery, prints, T-shirts and more. When you're not browsing the offerings... Read More

Sat Sep 07 2019
11:00 am to 07:00 pm

Renegade Chicago

Division St. in Wicker Park , Division St. between Damen Ave. & Ashland Ave. , Chicago, United States

Renegade Chicago returns to take over Wicker Park’s Division St. with our Flagship Fair! Our largest event of the year showcases 400+ incredible makers + designers from all over the US – and features local DJs, workshops, art installations, f... Read More

Sat Sep 07 2019 at 11:00 am to Sun Sep 08 2019 at 07:00 pm

Vendor Fair

North Chicago Public Library , 2100 Argonne Dr, North Chicago, Illinois 60064, North Chicago, United States

The Friends of the Library are having their annual vendor fair at North Chicago Public Library! The vendors will be able to set up from 10-11 AM. The fair will begin at 11 AM and end at 3PM sharp. You will be responsible for your own table coverings. T... Read More

Sat Sep 07 2019
11:00 am to 03:00 pm

2019 PDNA Festival on Prairie Avenue

1800 S Prairie Ave , Chicago, IL 60616-1320, United States

Back for it's 13th year and considered the South Loop's best annual family friendly festival. Sponsorship & partnership proposals now being accepted for primary sponsors, day of sponsors, food vendors, craft vendors. 2019 PDNA Festival on Prairie Sa... Read More

Sat Sep 07 2019
12:00 pm to 06:00 pm

The Englewood Community Festival

Kennedy-King College , Student Parking Lot, Chicago, United States

The Englewood Community Festival, sponsored by MCO Designs Inc. and Kennedy-King College, is an annual 2-day food festival for all Chicago residents to enjoy! The only food festival of it's kind on the South Side of Chicago, the Englewood Community Food F... Read More

Sat Sep 07 2019 at 12:00 pm to Sun Sep 08 2019 at 08:00 pm

3RD ANNUAL JERK SEAFOOD & VEGAN FEST

Park 540 , 2401 S. Federal Street, Chicago, United States

A family food festival, showing food, music, arts, crafts, games and more in Chicago South Loop... Read More

Sat Sep 07 2019 at 12:00 pm to Sun Sep 08 2019 at 09:30 pm

Dirtybird Presents: Birdhouse Festival

Theater On The Lake , 2401 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60614, Chicago, United States

On September 7th, Dirtybird Presents the second installment of Birdhouse Festival in Chicago. Last year was a huge sold-out success, culminating with a surprise appearance from Derrick Carter going B2B with Claude VonStroke at the finale. So who knows wha... Read More

Sat Sep 07 2019
01:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Chicago Bike Revolution

1301 N Humboldt Dr , Chicago, IL 60622, United States

SAVE THE DATE! Bikes, Beers, and Bands are back! West Town Bikes is celebrating 15 years serving youth and 10 years creating jobs. Join us for our very own, locally-sourced bicycle festival sponsored by Revolution Brewing. Just east of the Boat House in H... Read More

Sat Sep 07 2019
01:00 pm to 10:00 pm

AMFM Presents FEAST

Homan Square , 3517 W Arthington St, Chicago, Illinois 60624, Chicago, United States

Join us for the second helping of FEAST, a festival where everybody eats! AMFM Presents an outdoor art, music and food festival on the West side featuring emerging artists and performances to bring awareness to food deserts in Chicago. Performances: To... Read More

Sat Sep 07 2019
01:00 pm to 07:00 pm

Chicago Bike Revolution with The O'My's / Sen Morimoto / Glad Rags + more @ Humboldt Park

Humboldt Park , 1301 North Humboldt Drive, Chicago, United States

1PM - 10PM // $10 (adv.), $15 // All AgesChicago Bike Revolution - A Benefit for West Town Bikes with...THE O'MY'SSEN MORIMOTOGLAD RAGSNEGATIVE SCANNERLITTLE CHURCHMUCCA PAZZA (Kicking off festivities with a funky 'n fun bike parade. Dig it.)----------Bik... Read More

Sat Sep 07 2019 at 01:00 pm to Sun Sep 08 2019 at 06:00 am

Gala and Awards Dinner His Imperial Majesty; Ooni Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi; Ojaja II

The Charles Hayes Center , 4859 S. Wabash Ave, Chicago, United States

 JOIN OUR CELEBRATION! Join us in Our Excitement as Grand Patron, His Imperial Majesty; Ooni Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja  III, along with Special Invited Guest Host A Special Evening of Celebration and Recognition on Behalf of FIRSTEYE... Read More

Sat Sep 07 2019
05:00 pm to 11:29 pm

Speed Date in Chicago | Saturday Night Speed Dating | Singles Events

Suite Lounge , 1446 North Wells Street, Chicago, United States

A low key, sophisticated approach to dating in Chicago. Preferring a 'less is more' environment devoid of typical event trappings. Gone are the name-tags, shouting and over-the-top party trimmings. Meeting your special someone shouldn't be anything but a... Read More

Sat Sep 07 2019
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Fancy A Go? | Chicago Singles Event | Saturday Night Speed Dating

Suite Lounge , 1446 North Wells Street, Chicago, United States

Sophisticated Simplicity Our events offer a fresh alternative to speed dating and matchmaking. We don't find anything romantic about whistles, name-tags or over-the-top party trimmings typically found at singles events so we have done away with them... Read More

Sat Sep 07 2019
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Chicago Speed Dating | Who Do You Relish? | Saturday Night Singles Event

Suite Lounge , 1446 North Wells Street, Chicago, United States

It's all about what you Relish and finding someone to Relish those things with. If you're tired of online dating, exhausted by meeting someone only to discover they're nothing like their profile - we offer an alternative. Bringing together comfortably chi... Read More

Sat Sep 07 2019
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Festivals in Chicago

The third most populous city of the United States packs in the ultimate festivals of all time and is one of the most sought destinations for festivals ranging from Chicago music festivals, Chicago street festivals, Chicago art festival, Chicago lights festival to Chicago fall festivals. You will never run out of things to do in Chicago, the city of countless festivals which attracts a tumultuous crowd throughout the year.


Music festivals in Chicago

The city of Chicago, famed for its unparalleled music festivals hosts the World Music Festival every year. With a footfall of over 650,000 each year and more than 650 celebrated artists, this multiple location eleven-day music fest attracts melomaniacs from all over the globe.   Lollapalooza is Chicago's largest music festival hosting an estimated 100,000 music fanatics each day from all over the world. Presenting 180 plus renowned artists, delicacies from local restaurants and non-stop supply of beer, this is the best summer festival to watch out for in Chicago. This city, otherwise known as the “Blue Capital”, is home to the largest free blues festival in the world, the Chicago Blues Festival and is also one of Chicago’s top music festivals that brings forth the best blues artists in the music world. 

For the music lovers out there, searching for music from their favourite bands, all-time legendary artists and mainstream performers, you are at the right place if you are at the Pitchfork Music Festival which is an annual event held at Union Park. The annual Chicago Jazz Festival celebrates legendary jazz artists and contemporary improvisers. This free concert is held at Chicago Culture Centre and Millennium Park and also visits local music venues. North Coast Music Festival held at Union Park is the perfect Chicago music festival for EDM lovers.


Film Festivals of Chicago

Owing to Chicago’s long and acclaimed cinematic history ranging from Charlie Chaplin to The Big Sick, the most prestigious and glamorous film festivals are befittingly held in Chicago itself. The Chicago International Film festival which is the longest-running film festival of North America welcomes coveted artists and filmmakers every year and showcases 150 films from over 50 countries. The Chicago Underground film festival, the oldest underground film festival of Chicago brings the spotlight on some of the most talented independent filmmakers each year. The Chicago Latino Film Festival showcases the best 100 Latin films of social and cultural significance from Latin America, Spain, Portugal and the United States. 


Street and Food Festivals of Chicago 

The largest food festival of Chicago and the world, flaunting the diversity in the nation’s food culture is the Taste of Chicago festival held at Grant Park. The mouthwatering dishes served here are accompanied by music and other fun activities for a splendid weekend with your gang or family. Speaking of food, how can one forget the popular Chicago food truck festival in Chicago? The notable ones include Pilsen Food Truck Social which offers sample tickets for tasting before eating and the Chicago Food Truck Fest which boasts the most diverse food truck menu with fifty-something trucks to fulfil every craving. The Randolph Street Market Festival of Chicago held from May to September is one of its kind with more than a hundred vendors gathering under one roof to sell antiquities like houseware, furniture, vintage clothes, kitchenware and jewellery. The fest is complemented by a food market and a beer garden. The famous Do-Division Street Fest packs two live stages, unlimited food, a variety of local vendors with a ceaseless supply of beer and a separate family fun fest area. This festival showcases the Do fashion and local designers and DJ events. 


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