The Weiner City; Chicago’s Hot Dog Festival

If there is one Chicagoans know, it’s a good hotdog. The Chicago Hot Dog is one of the most iconic in the world. Each year the good people of Chicago come together to celebrate their famous dog. From August 9th through the 11th the 7th annual Chicago Hot Dog Festival will be held outside the… Read more »

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Alder Planetarium After Dark

The alder planetarium is a great place to spend some quality time with friends and family. Most things at the planetarium are family-friendly, but there are some events that are only for 21+ visitors. Alder After Dark is an ongoing event that occurs on every third Thursday of the month. The event runs from 6:00… Read more »

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Chicago Air & Water Show: All You Need to Know

About: You don’t want to miss one of the biggest Chicago summer events….the Air and Water Show! Watch the U.S Navy Blue Angels, the Royal Air Force Red Arrows and other Military Teams zoom over Lake Michigan from the skies! The majority of the planes take off and land at the Gary Jet Center in… Read more »

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Crime Tours: Busses and Bootleggers

Why is it that we root for the bad guy? Whatever your reason, you’ll find plenty of people who share your enthusiasm in Chicago. Some of the most famous gangsters ran Chicago during the prohibition era. Their influence left quite the impression, as they are still discussed in great detail to this day. The theme… Read more »

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Chicago Annual Duck Derby

Make sure you don’t miss the biggest race of the year! On August 8, 2019 at 10am over 60,000 rubber ducks will take a dip in the Chicago River for the annual Chicago Duck Derby! All of these rubber ducklings are racing all the way from 401 N Michigan Avenue to the Wabash Avenue Bridge… Read more »

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Beach Inspired Restaurants Perfect for Summer Dining

Summer in Chicago is arguably one of the best times of the year! Many people often forget that there are actual beaches on Lake Michigan that make you feel like you are on an ocean! No need to book an extravagant vacation when you can dine out at these beach restaurants and bars! Whether you’re… Read more »

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Humboldt Park’s 2019 Water Lantern Festival

The Water Lantern festival is a festival in which thousands come together to cherish a magical night. Everyone gets their own lantern that they can customize before setting it afloat in the Humboldt Park Lagoon. Thousands of floating vessels light up the dark water just after sunset. The flames burn illuminating their personal design, much… Read more »

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The 2019 Windy City Smokeout Festival

The Windy City Smokeout Festival is Chicago’s biggest summer barbeque, and this year’s is looking to be the biggest one yet. The festival will be held at the United Center Parking Lot C at 1901 W Madison St. from July 12th to the 14th; the gates open at 2 pm. Get your tickets ASAP! The… Read more »

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Art on theMART, the Great Wall of Chicago

Chicago is home to fearless artists and ever-changing mediums. This year Chicago pays homage to its many artists and performers, this is one such homage. Art on theMART is a permanent installation that displays on the 2.5-acre south face of the Merchandise Mart. This display will be available 15 minutes after sunset each day until… Read more »

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Lego My Willow: Lego Art at the Morton Arboretum

The Morton Arboretum is known for its huge collection of trees and plants, but if you come into the arboretum before September 15th you can watch them turn a park of wood into a park of brick. Walk through the beautiful wooded path decorated with huge, elaborate sculptures made entirely out of LEGO bricks. Nature… Read more »

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