Find out what's on in Illinois and Chicago with your guide to events, festivals, markets, music, theater, sport and more.
Find out how to get to Illinois by plane, train, bus and driving. Getting around Chicago and Illinois is easy with our guide to ways to travel around the state.
Step back in time to the golden age of train travel and settle in for a peaceful ride to discover some of Illinois’ most charming towns and hidden treasures.
Visit the many historic sites in Illinois, from the Land of Lincoln, to the site of an ancient Native American city at Cahokia Mounds.
Visit the History Museums of Illinois. From the vast collection of the Chicago History Museum to small town historical museums, you’ll discover the stories and heritage of our towns and our people.
History comes alive at Illinois historical reenactments. Meet Abraham Lincoln in the flesh, experience colonial life, or take a canal boat ride with a period costumed storyteller.
One of America’s greatest architects, Frank Lloyd Wright called Illinois home—and filled it with some of his best works.
Taste your way through the state with our guide to the best and closest places to eat in Illinois. Experience everything from fine dining to shared plates and takeaway fare.
Put your dancing shoes on or unwind at one of the many bars and night clubs in Illinois. Locate the best cocktails, the perfect beer, local DJs, international artists and more.
Taste the regional characteristics in our locally produced wines. Browse our guide to the closest and best Illinois wineries and vineyards for your next celebration or trip.
Fancy a pint? Hunt down major Illinois breweries and distilleries for the best beers, ciders and spirits in the state. Support local production and taste your way through Illinois.
Taste your way through the best of the state with food tours in Illinois. Enjoy everything from fine dining and wineries, to craft beer and pizza tours.
Escape the winter blahs by exploring a children’s museum, taking in a sporting event, catching a live show or diving into an indoor water park.
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Chicago Blues Festival
The Chicago Blues Festival is the largest free blues festival in the world and remains the largest of Chicago's Music Festivals. During three days on four...
Chicago Flower & Garden Show
The tradition of the Chicago Flower & Garden Show can be traced back to 1847 when it was created as an exhibition of prized fruits and...
Taste of Chicago
Every summer since 1980, Chicago's beautiful Grant Park on the city's magnificent lakefront has been home to the world's largest food festival.
Chicago Polar Plunge
Be #FREEZINFORAREASON and support the 7,500+ special olympians who compete year-round in the city of Chicago. All funds raised will benefit the Special Olympics Chicago athletes, covering program...
C2E2: Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo
From a show floor packed with hundreds of exhibitors, to panels and autograph sessions giving fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators, to screening...
Chicago Gospel Music Festival
Over the years, the festival has featured traditional choirs to contemporary urban gospel mixed with hip-hop and house music.
Chicago Latino Film Festival
The Chicago Latino Film Festival is considered the largest, most comprehensive and best Latino film festival in the United States, and presents over 100 films of...
Chicago Northwest Restaurant Week 2020
Take a 10-day break from desk lunches, burned dinners with Chicago Northwest Restaurant Week! Over 40 restaurants will provide multi-course lunch menus (dinner too!) at various...
Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade/River Dyeing
Our city is home to quite the St. Patrick's Day celebration! The Chicago River goes green as 45 pounds of vegetable dye color the water between...
Chicago House Music Festival
DJs and live performances showcase the various sounds and styles of house music, the musical form born in Chicago that has gone on to revolutionize dance...
Veggie Fest Chicago
Not just for vegetarians, Veggie Fest is for everyone! Whether you’re a long-time vegetarian, you want to learn how to add more plant-based foods to your...
The Taming of the Shrew at The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare
Set in a matriarchal world where women hold all the power, Shakespeare's fierce, energetic comedy of gender and materialism is turned on its head—offering a fresh...
Chicago Cabaret Week
Experience Chicago's finest cabaret artists at intimate venues throughout the city, as they bring you their personal renditions of the Great American Songbook, blues, jazz, burlesque,...
Chicago Beer Festival
VIP admission is $65 and general admission is $50. VIP admission will include early entry at 7pm and specialty beers poured during the first hour for...
Chicago, Movies, & Props Tour
During the first half of this 90-minute experience, enjoy a Q&A session with the shop's owners, and become an expert in a dozen categories of props and set...
As You Like It at Chicago Shakespeare's Courtyard Theater
It’s the 1960s, when all you need is love. Free spirits escape a world gone wrong to get back to the land, a place that promises...
Emma at Chicago Shakespeare's Courtyard Theater
Privileged, pampered, and preoccupied with romance, Emma Woodhouse indulges in her pastime of misguided matchmaking, but is clueless when it comes to her own feelings and a...
Chicago Botanic Garden Orchid Show
This year’s Orchid Show captures the spirit of islands, beaches, and rainforests in places like the South Pacific and the Amazon. You’ll get a feel for...
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