Things to Do In Chicago From The Experts

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Joyce Fong
Chef Concierge,  Chicago Athletic Association
The air is crisper and what is better than an art festival in the neighborhoods of Chicago. The Edgewater Arts Festival brings together a diverse group of local creators which includes a specialty children’s area featuring an interactive drum/percussion session. Simultaneously, the Ravenswood Art Walk features over 50 local artists sharing their work over open studios, pop-ups and outdoor market. The Randolph Street Market is a week later and showcases a European-style outdoor market featuring antique and vintage finds.
Others to Try:
  • Andersonville Vintage Market, September 10
  • World Music Festival, various locations, September 22 - October 1
  • Jack's Pumpkin Pop-Up, opens September 21
Sharyne Tu
Concierge,  Macy's

Fall is just around the corner. However, there is still much summer left to enjoy. September welcomes Bike the Drive, a family friendly and fun way to ride up and down Lake Shore Drive one day a year without any cars.

Another favorite event is Printers Row Lit Fest, the largest free outdoor literary showcase featuring author talks, kids activities and a plethora of books to peruse and purchase.

And, don’t miss CHICAGO LIVE! 2023 when Chicago’s 80+ vibrant arts and cultural organizations perform on the Navy Pier stage for two days.

Others to Try:
  • German-American Festival, Lincoln Square, September 8-10
  • Chicago Summer Dance at Taste of Chicago (Buckingham Fountain), September 10
  • World Dumpling Festival, Logan Square Park, September 9
Philippe Gills
Chef Concierge,  Langham

2 musical events in Hyde Park dazzle beginning with brilliant British Jazz singer Corinne Bailey Rae with Jon Muq at historic Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. This event pairs great music with amazing artworks and objects collected by renowned local artist Theaster Gates!

Hyde Park Jazz Festival is next up the following week and boasts a tremendous lineup!


Others to Try:
  • Taste of Chicago, September 8-10
  • Chicago Gourmet, September 21-24
  • West Loop Bavarian Block Party, September 16-17
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