It’s easy to fall in love with Chicago at any time of the year, but summertime is when the city shines brightest. Be here for the beginning of the season as neighborhood celebrations take over the streets, music and food festivals pop up every weekend, and the spectacular fireworks light up in Chicago.
There are a lot of exciting things to do on Memorial Day 2022 in Chicago. Celebrate this day with virtual runs, online parties, Memorial Day services and more. Discover the best of things to do on Memorial Day with us in Chicago.
Watch the Memorial Day Annual Parade - Join thousands of people to honor veterans and active-duty military at the annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 31. A wreath-laying ceremony begins at 11 a.m., followed by the parade at noon, which will run south on State Street from Lake Street to Van Buren Street.
On Memorial Day weekend, visit the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, where you can explore the past, present, and future of the military.
Join Chicago Veterans Ruck in March 2022 and help raise awareness of suicide prevention efforts and fight to reduce the stigma around mental health.
Enjoy the magnificent sights of the Chicago as we cruise down the Chicago River and into Lake Michigan, with a special Memorial Day Fireworks show at Navy Pier.
Chicago beaches officially open on Memorial Day Weekend, so make sure to pack your swimsuit. Swim, tan, play volleyball, or head to a nearby beach bar to enjoy a cold drink with your toes in the sand.
The Chicago River is buzzing with activity during the summer. Rent a kayak and paddle through the heart of the city, past the bustling Riverwalk and some of the city’s most iconic buildings.
Memorial day is just around the corner. Celebrate this day with services, parties and virtual runs, make the most of Memorial Day Weekend in Chicago with us!