Things to Do In Chicago From The Experts

Concierge Hot Spots
Joyce Fong
Chef Concierge,  Chicago Athletic Association
This is festival season! Start the fun with the iconic Chicago Blues Festival, June 6-9, at Ramova Theater and Millennium Park. This outdoor festival draws thousands of people over the weekend. Bring a blanket and sway to the music. Puerto Rican Fest is the same weekend in Humboldt Park with music, food and fun for the whole family. Midsommarfest , June 7-9, is an explosion of activity in Andersonville. This is a joyous festival with music, food and vendors to get your summer going. There is so much to do so get out there!
Others to Try:
  • Gold Coast Art Fair
  • Sundays on State
  • Pride Fest
Sharyne Tu
Concierge,  Macy's
Summer officially begins in June and there is lots going on! The Grant Park Music Festival starts on June 12th; Daley Plaza and neighborhood farmers markets open selling fresh produce and products; Choose Chicago’s Greeter program features free weekend neighborhood pop-up tours, and so many more happenings!
Others to Try:
  • Sundays on State Street, June 16
  • Chicago Chinatown Dragon Boat Race for Literacy, June 22
  • Old Town and Wells Street Art Fairs, June 8-9
Philippe Gills
Chef Concierge,  Langham

What could be better than celebrating Chicago’s House Music legacy with the world’s best local dj’s while overlooking the lake and our magnificent skyline? “Jack the house” or throw your best moves Shedd Aquarium‘s Shedd House Party, Saturday’s 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. What’s more tickets includes all aquarium exhibits and more. Love this magnificent pairing sure to ‘make waves!’

Institute for the Study of Ancient Cultures Museum has an eye-opening exhibit showcasing never before published snapshots, overhead drone, and video footage related to areal archeology of West Asia, often called an archeological paradise.

Nothing quite says summer like homemade ice cream! Visit Langham Chicago’s ‘Ice Cream Social’ located on the AMA plaza outside, where our Chef Walleska and her Pastry Team create flavors like super rich Chocolate Therapy or of course Pretty in Langham Pink! Ice cream not your jam? They also make gelato & sorbet! Did we add they also make the cones from scratch?!

Others to Try:
  • Pay a visit to Blue Chicago – going strong for nearly 40 years! Catch some of the world’s best blues acts!
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