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Downtown Chicago Events near Hotel Felix

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

November 22, 2014

Lights Festival - Magnificent Mile

The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival is the nation's largest evening holiday celebration in Chicago. Featuring family friendly activities, a grand Tree-Lighting parade down Michigan Avenue marshaled by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse from Walt Disney Resort in Florida and spectacular fireworks show over the Chicago river.

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Year-round

Chicago Cultural Center Presents

Discover the free visual art and performance programs presented at the Cultural Center by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and its partners.
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May 2, 2015

Chicago Kids and Kites Festival

Chicago Kids and Kites Festival is a fun-filled day to celebrate the joys of being a kid.
Montrose Harbor in Lincoln Park
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May 23, 2015

Chicago Memorial Day Parade

The Chicago Memorial Day Parade honors all men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country.
State St. from Lake St. to Van Buren
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Year-round

Millennium Park

With 25 acres of awe inspiring landscape, breathtaking architecture and an iconic collection of public art, Millenium Park is Chicago's premier green space. Also featuring an ice skating rink in the fall winter season with holiday caroling in the park. Enjoy free events and programs including new art installations, outdoor concerts, films screening and more. Don't forget to also visit "The Bean" an eye catching favorite year round and the "Lurie Garden".

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May-September

Chicago Neighborhood Festivals

More than 400 neighborhood festivals take place in Chicago each year, showcasing the city's ethnic customs, music and food.
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May-October

Chicago Farmers Markets

Chicago's Farmers Markets bring more than 70 vendors selling fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers to neighborhoods throughout the City of Chicago.
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June 12-14, 2015

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.
Grant Park
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May 29-31, 2015

Chicago Gospel Music Festival

The Chicago Gospel Music Festival will return in 2015 with performances taking place in multiple locations throughout Chicago.
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July 8-12, 2015

Taste of Chicago

Taste of Chicago is the nation's premier outdoor food festival showcasing the diversity of Chicago's dining community. The delicious array of food served at Taste of Chicago is complemented by music and exciting activities for the entire family.
Grant Park
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July 31 - Aug 2, 2015

Lollapalooza

Annual three-day musical festival
Grant Park
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August 15-16, 2015

Chicago Air and Water Show

The Chicago Air & Water Show is the largest spectator event in the United States and the longest ongoing show of its kind in North America.
North Avenue Beach
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September 3-6, 2015

Chicago Jazz Festival

The longest running of the city's lakefront music festivals. For the past 35 years, the Chicago Jazz Festival has been a Labor Day weekend tradition.
Cultural Center, Millennium Park & Grant Park
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September 11-22, 2015

World Music Festival

Presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), the city-wide, multi-venue, eight-day World Music Festival features acclaimed musicians from countries around the world.
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April 16-19, 2015

Chicago Music Summit

The Chicago Music Summit is a NEW program presented by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events to shine a spotlight on Chicago’s vibrant music scene and connects musicians and entrepreneurs with local, national, and international industry professionals. Featuring panels, networking events, and concerts, the Chicago Music Summit provides free professional development and showcase opportunities for professionals working in all sectors and genres.

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Holidays

March 8, 2015

Daylight Savings Time Begins, U.S & Canada

March 17, 2015

St. Patrick's Day

March 20, 2015

Spring Equinox

March 29, 2015

Palm Sunday

April 3-11, 2015

Jewish Passover (Pesach)

April 3, 2015

Good Friday (Holiday in Canada)

April 5, 2015

Easter Sunday

April 6, 2015

Easter Monday (Holiday in Canada)

April 12, 2015

Orthodox Easter Sunday

May 5, 2015

Cinco de Mayo

May 10, 2015

Mother's Day

May 18, 2015

Victoria Day, Canada

May 25, 2015

Memorial Day, U.S

June 14, 2015

Flag Day, U.S.

June 21, 2015

Father's Day

June 21, 2015

Summer Solstice

July 1, 2015

Canada Day, Canada

July 4, 2015

Independence Day, U.S

August 3, 2015

Civic Holiday, Canada

September 7, 2015

Labor Day, U.S

September 7, 2015

Labour Day, Canada

September 13-15, 2015

Jewish New Year - Rosh Hashanah

September 13, 2015

Grandparent's Day

September 22-23, 2015

Yom Kippur

September 23, 2015

Fall Equinox

October 12, 2015

Columbus Day, U.S

October 12, 2015

Thanksgiving Day, Canada

October 31, 2015

Halloween

November 1, 2015

Daylight Savings Time Ends, U.S & Canada

November 11, 2015

Veteran's Day, U.S

November 11, 2015

Remembrance Day, Canada (Alberta)

November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving Day, U.S

December 6-14, 2015

Hanukkah

December 21, 2014

Winter Solstice

December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve, U.S & Canada

December 25, 2014

Christmas Day, U.S & Canada

December 26, 2015

Boxing Day, Canada

December 31, 2014

New Year's Eve

January 1, 2015

New Year's Day, U.S & Canada

January 19, 2015

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, U.S (Observed)

February 14, 2015

Valentine's Day

February 16, 2015

President's Day, U.S (Observed)

February 16, 2015

Family Day, Canada (Alberta)

February 18, 2015

Ash Wednesday