Downtown Chicago Events
Get A Front Row Seat To The Most Popular Happenings
Stay at Hotel Felix Chicago to find yourself just moments from the best events and things to do in the Windy City. Perfectly located at the corner of Clark and Huron Streets in downtown Chicago’s vibrant River North neighborhood, we offer a front-row seat to the most popular happenings, from holiday celebrations and seasonal festivals to cultural and sporting events, family-friendly events and more. Check out our event calendar to see what’s on during your visit.
Taking place at the Cultural Center, Millennium Park and Grant Park, this is 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.
Presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), the citywide, multi-venue, eight-day World Music Festival features acclaimed musicians from countries around the world.
Labor Day is a United States national holiday, honoring working people, their contributions, achievements and sacrifices in pursuit of national prosperity and well-being. It is held annually on the first Monday of September.
As part of the Labor Day celebrations, street parades are held all over the country.
Even if you’re not running, the Chicago Marathon is one of the best events of the year. In addition to cheering runners all along the 26.2-mile course winding throughout the Windy City, there are parties and special events at restaurants and bars all over the city.
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.
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.
With 25 acres of awe-inspiring landscape, breathtaking architecture and an iconic collection of public art, Millennium 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".