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Movies in the Park

Movies in the Park

La La Land July 18

Every summer, Millennium Park features free movies in the park! MILLENNIUM PARK SUMMER FILM SERIES is brought to you by the Millennium Park Foundation (co-curated with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events) on Tuesdays, June 13 – September 5 at 6:30pm (except Thursday, August 24 at 11am). Guests may take a seat at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion or lounge on the Great Lawn. Admission is free. Bring plenty of popcorn!


Taste of River North

Taste of River North

July 21-23

This annual foodie fest gives discerning palates and weary art shoppers a gratifying taste of the best of everything trendy River North has to offer – and in a beautiful riverfront green setting. Hosted by River North Residents Association, ToRN reflects the extraordinary characteristics of its neighborhood: spectacular food and world-class art and design with a conscious eye on the environment. Thanks to our platinum sponsor, East Bank Club!

Revelers will enjoy three days of great River North restaurants, artists, local merchants, and a family fun area – along with some of Chicago’s most impressive river and architectural views while Chicago’s best party bands rock the place.


Sheffield Music Fest and Garden Walk

Sheffield Music Fest and Garden Walk

July 22 & 23

Whether or not one has a green thumb, the iconic Sheffield Music Fest & Garden Walk, celebrating its 49th year in 2017, is inspirational, dreamy and motivational. It's a unique way to savor a summer weekend in the city! There's also a fantastic music lineup on two stages.

More than 80 of the neighborhood's lush residential gardens will again be open for the public to explore. There are both self-guided garden tours, and guided architecture tours. Visitors are always amazed at the creativity of urban green spaces on splendid display.


Art Fest Michigan Ave

Art Fest Michigan Ave

July 21 - 23

Amdur Productions proudly announces the return of Art Fest Michigan Avenue to famous Pioneer Court. This three day fine art festival takes place on Chicago’s famous Michigan Avenue at the base of the iconic Chicago Tribune building overlooking the Chicago River. Admission to the festival is free and open to the public.


Wicker Park Fest

Wicker Park Fest

July 29 & 30

The festival that Chicago magazine and Chicago Tribune have each called “best” of the season returns for its 14th year
July 29 + 30 (on Milwaukee Ave from North Ave to Paulina St). (www.wickerparkfest.com). MUSIC by Subterranean


Fat Tire Presents:  Tour de Hat

Fat Tire Presents: Tour de Hat

July 29

Grab your tickets and start planning for the Chicago Tour de Fat on July 29, 2017. Expect to experience the unexpected. We're bringing the party with The Roots and the Tour de Fat ensemble cast of performers. Ready your eyes and ears for a mix of musicians, circus performers, vaudeville acts, magicians, comedians, and mind-blowing provocateurs. Costumes are highly encouraged (and a mindset to party is mandatory). Proceeds from the Chicago Tour de Fat benefit West Town Bikes, so be sure to grab your tix today.


Millennium Park Summer Music Series

Millennium Park Summer Music Series

June 29-July 24 Lineup

The 2017 Millennium Park Summer Music Series will offer an exciting line-up of FREE outdoor concerts every Monday and Thursday June 12 – August 21, 2017 (except where noted) at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. The music series features a wide variety of genre-defying music from top local, national and international artists – both established and emerging.

Thursday, June 29, 6:30pm Lady Wray | Zeshan B & the Transistors
 
Monday, July 10, 6:30pm Natalie Prass | Angelica Garcia
 
Thursday, July 13, 6:30pm Totó La Momposina | Xenia Rubinos
  
Monday, July 17, 6:30pm Big Thief | Overcoats
 
Thursday, July 20, 6:30pm Drive-By Truckers | Honeysuckle
 
Monday, July 24, 6:30pm Amadou & Mariam | Frank Waln