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Events for "Chicago, IL"

February

  • Chinese Lunar New Year's Parade (Feb. 21)

    Chicago, IL

    Celebrate the Year of the Ox in Chinatown with a parade, marching bands and lion dancing. It starts at 1 p.m. at 24th Street and Wentworth Avenue.


March

  • Restaurant Week (Mar. 19 – Apr 4)

    Chicago, IL

    Time to pack on the calories: More than 370 restaurants offer three-course prix-fixe menus for $25 at brunch or lunch and $39 or $55 at dinner.


June

  • Ribfest Chicago (Jun 11 – 13)

    Chicago, IL

    This street festival in the Northcenter neighborhood, on Lincoln Avenue between Irving Park Road and Warner Avenue, features barbecue plus indie, roots, rock and alt country music.

    There's a Kids Square with games and a rib-eating contest Friday with professional eaters.


  • Wells Street/Old Town art fairs (Jun 12 – 13)

    Chicago, IL

    Together, the Wells Street Art Festival and nearby Old Town Art Fair two fairs have more than 500 exhibitors and draw 110,000 visitors.


July

  • Chinatown Summer Fair (Jul 17 – 18)

    Chicago, IL

    There's a Lion Dance, Chinese classical dance and music, demonstrations of martial arts and displays of ancient art forms and disciplines plus a petting zoo and pony rides.


September

  • Riot Fest (Sep. 17 – 19)

    Chicago, IL

    This Douglas Park music festival also features a circus sideshow revue and carnival.


October

  • Chicago International Film Festival (Oct. 13 – 24)

    Chicago, IL

    This year's program includes 65 films and nine programs of shorts that are screening at the ChiTown Movies Drive-In in Pilsen.