Kids can join in the on the fun by marching in costume as part of The State Street Halloween Happening Parade on Saturday, October 24. The parade steps off at noon at the corner of State and Randolph streets. Following the parade, kids can enjoy trick-or-treating, a performance by Midnight Circus and a costume contestall at Pumpkin (Daley) Plaza.
Author: Free Events in Chicago
Chinatown Parade celebrating Chinese Independence, the 98th Anniversary of National Day in Republic of China. Featuring parade a of patriots, marching bands, floats, lion teams, 100 ft. mystical dragon, and local schools.
The 40th Annual Chicago Pride Parade steps off from the corner of Halsted and Belmont at 12 Noon.
The Parade is organized by volunteers from the Chicago area who care about unfortunate children, promoting motorcycles, and having fun. Toys are given to the Marine Corps Reserve to distribute as well as riders who deliver them to hospitals, orphanages, schools and homes where the need is greatest.
The Bud Billiken Parade and Picnic is nations largest such event. It will have more than 350 units comprising of floats, marching bands, dance teams, vehicles, bands and national celebrities.
Meet the Bees at the Garfield Park Conservatory and learn how they make honey on Saturday, July 25 from 10a.m. – 3p.m.
Celebrate the holidays with the Lincoln Park Conservatory December 6, 2008 – January 4, 2009 at the Winter Flower and Train Show.
Watch as amazing ice sculptures are created right in front of you, meet a team of live polar huskies, and see birds of prey and other live animals. You can also make winter crafts, sip hot cocoa, and snowshoe, if there is snow.
Summer blooms under glass at the Lincoln Park Conservatorys Summer Tropical Show.
The recipient of more than 30 major awards, including Tony and Olivier awards for Best New Play, The History Boys follows a rambunctious group of clever young men as they pursue higher learning, games, sexual identity and a place at university under the guidance of three wildly different teachers and a headmaster obsessed with results.
A central figure in postwar American art, H. C. Westermann produced a meticulously crafted and highly personal body of sculpture, drawings, and prints. Showcasing newly accessible archival material and ephemera, this exhibit examines the intersection of Westermann’s life and art and gives special insight into his inspirations, signature imagery, and working methods.
Chicago wildlife photographer James P. Rowan brings arthropods to our attention, offering a glimpse into a miniature world that exists within the earth’s ecosystems.
Jane Glover conducts the Chicago Opera Theater premiere of Mozart’s “La clemenza di Tito.” Last seen in Chicago 20 years ago! Director Christopher Alden makes his Chicago Opera Theater debut.
Chicago Opera Theater’s 35th Anniversary Season closes with the Chicago premiere of Britten’s “Owen Wingrave.” Sung in English with English supertitles.
African slavery in this country seemed to Abraham Lincoln, throughout his life, an unjustifiable institution. What did Lincoln believe that the status of emancipated slaves should be in the United States both immediately and over the long run?