Sep 29 & 30
We're moving our 6th annual Oktoberfest celebration to the street this year! We'll be partnering with local businesses including Chicago Distilling Company, Döner Men, and The Radler. A suggested $5 donation at the entrance will benefit the neighborhood school programs of Friends of Goethe School.
Fall Fest at Lincoln Park Zoo
Sept 29 - Oct 1
Reap some harvest fun in the heart of the city with Lincoln Park Zoo's third annual Fall Fest! This free, family-friendly celebration features ticketed attractions throughout the zoo: a Ferris wheel, corn maze, hay mountain, fun slide, inflatable obstacle course and more. Fall Fest also includes animal chats, musical entertainment, a pumpkin patch with pumpkins for sale, pumpkin carvers, and fall-themed enrichment for the animals!
Chicago Bacon & Beer Classic
Event held at Daley Center. Enjoy the Bacon and Beer Classic on September 30th, 2017. Come hungry, come thirsty, leave happy!
Experience 50+ craft beers, 25+ bacon-infused dishes, music, contests, games, and more with all-inclusive tickets.
2017 Fulton Market Harvest Fest
Sep 30 & Oct 1
Second Annual Fulton Market Harvest Fest!
This year we are even bigger and better, offering 3 days of dinners, street fests, classes, panels, demos and more!
Happy 40th Anniversary Chicago Marathon!
Running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon is the pinnacle of achievement for elite athletes and everyday runners alike. On race day, runners from all 50 states and more than 100 countries will set out to accomplish a personal dream by reaching the finish line in Grant Park.
Open House Chicago 2017
Oct 14 & 15
The Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House Chicago is a free public festival that offers behind-the-scenes access to more than 200 buildings across Chicago.
Explore the hidden gems and architectural treasures of Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods—all for free.
Have you ever walked by a building and thought, "I wish I could see what's inside?" Now you can. Tour soaring skyscrapers, repurposed mansions, opulent theaters, exclusive private clubs, private offices and breathtaking sacred spaces.