Things To Do
Join one of the biggest celebrations of Irish heritage across the country. The day starts with the traditional dyeing of the river between Columbus and Wacker drives. Watch as Chicago literally ‘goes green’. Shortly after, follow the sound of bagpipes …
|When:||Mar, 16 2013;|
Downtown Chicago, Columbus Drive, |
|Event Type:||Events, Things To Do|
Discover more than 40 of the city’s extraordinary architectural treasures during this one-hour narrated boat cruise. Cruises depart daily every 45 minutes (every 30 minutes on Saturdays) from Shoreline’s dock at Gateway Park.
600 E. Grand …
A city that loves to party, Chicago offers an exciting schedule of music festivals, art fairs, celebrations, parades, and cultural events for every season. From the legendary Chicago Blues Festival and Chicago Jazz Festival to Taste of Chicago and the Gold Coast Art Fair, Chicago’s festivals and events make you dance, sing, eat and play. Check out all the spectacular Chicago festivals and events lighting up the Windy City.
When the sun sets, downtown Chicago nightlife heats up – from blistering blues to boogie nights. Chicago boasts a daring and diverse nightlife scene, with hundreds of bars, lounges, music venues, concert halls, dance clubs and legendary blues and jazz haunts. Chill with a cosmo at Funky Buddha Lounge, dance the night away at Berlin, groove to smoky jazz at Andy’s Jazz Club, catch Chicago blues at Buddy Guy’s Legends, and sing along at the infamous Zebra Lounge. Whatever your passion, Chicago nightlife will inspire your funky side.
Experience real Chicago gangster culture on one of the city’s famous Chicago Gangster Tours. Learn about legendary Chicago gangsters, like Al Capone and John Dillinger, who ruled the Windy City during the Prohibition era. Immerse yourself in Chicago’s exciting gangster culture on tours of infamous sites – from the Biograph Theater to Tommy Gun’s Garage – that illuminate gangster fact and fiction.
“Blues Capital of the World,” Chicago swings, grooves, growls and jams with the hottest blues music and most legendary blues artists in the world. Hear the soulful sounds of Chicago blues at Blue Chicago on Clark, Kingston Mines, Buddy Guy’s Legends, Lee’s Unleaded Blues and BLUES. If you’re in town in June, check out the Chicago Blues Festival – the largest free blues festival in the world!
Towering 1,100 feet above North Michigan Avenue, John Hancock Center is the 10th tallest building in the world. Known for its expressive architecture and iconic style, John Hancock Center is a landmark on the Chicago skyline. Relax in the outdoor plaza, a Chicago oasis with plants, a waterfall and outdoor dining. Get high at the Hancock Observatory and go to the edge of the Skywalk, with panoramic 94th-floor views. Have an espresso at Lavassa – Chicago’s highest café.
Chicago’s playground on Lake Michigan, Navy Pier features lakefront attractions, entertainment, parks, music, shops, restaurants, cruises, museums, theater, and events. Take a cruise from the South Dock or party on Spirit of Chicago and see the sights along Lake Michigan. Hop on the Ferris Wheel and enjoy panoramas of the city. Explore the Children’s Museum, hear live music on the Skyline Stage, see 3D films at the IMAX Theatre and sample Chicago cuisine at the Family Pavilion. Play, shop, eat and explore Lake Michigan at Navy Pier.
With breathtaking views of Lake Michigan, Soldier Field is a legendary Chicago sports and entertainment venue. Historic home of the NFL’s Chicago Bears since the 1930s, Soldier Field is also home of Major League Soccer’s Chicago Fire. Soldier Field presents over 200 sports events, concerts, shows and festivals every year. Soldier Field’s surrounding parkland hosts Chicago’s exciting outdoor events like the 2-day AVON Walk and Soldier Field 10 Mile Run. Upcoming events at Soldier Field include the Chicago Super Show – Car Show & Concert, Soldier Field Cycling Series, 2010 Chicago Football Classic, U2 360 Tour and Chicago Bears football!
With its five-story marquee illuminating downtown Chicago, the legendary Chicago Theater hosts a variety of entertainment performances, stage shows, concerts, dance, comedy and special events. For over eight decades, the grandeur of the Chicago Theatre has wowed us with its elegant lobby, majestic staircase and beautiful auditorium. Opened in 1921, the “Wonder Theatre of the World” presents the world’s top entertainment, brightest stars and hottest productions – from Duke Ellington to Sinatra. Check out upcoming events like The Black Crowes and Jackson Browne.
One of the world’s most impressive art museums, Art Institute of Chicago features an inspiring collection of world art – from 3,000 B.C. through the present. This amazing Chicago museum features over 300,000 works of art, including French Impressionist paintings and drawings, including 30 by Claude Monet, and an acclaimed collection of 20th-century art.
The largest convention and event facility in the country, McCormick Place is the powerhouse business and meeting place in Chicago. Just minutes from downtown Chicago, McCormick Place hosts a variety of events, meetings, expos, trade shows, conventions and conferences in its state-of-the-art convention facility.