In conjunction with the centennial celebration of Daniel Burnhams original plan for Chicago, experience a fascinating virtual simulation tour of the 1893 Columbian Worlds Fair that can only be seen at the Museum of Science and Industry.
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The Museum of Science and Industry hosts FREE farmers markets in conjunction with the exhibit Smart Home: Green + Wired, Powered by ComEd and the Mayors Office of Special Events. Browse seasonal offerings from local growers and purveyors including fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods, local goods, plants, and flowers.
Fashion Focus Chicago is pleased to present the Fashion Caf Series at the Chicago Cultural Center. The first-ever fashion series will bring Chicago boutiques and designers together for a once-monthly evening of shopping and a discussion hosted by a member of the Chicago fashion community.
From apparel to accessories, this second annual outdoor emporium offers everything for the fashion savvy. Drop by at lunchtime each day for a fashion show featuring looks available at the sale.
FREE CONCERT: Come to Millenium Park on June 15th as this new series of four free concerts of chamber music, inlcuding elements of electronic music, improvisation and rock and roll, combined with classical music. This new Monday series showcases smaller groups performing non-traditional fare for a broader audience and June 15th opens up with ChicagoCentric.
This year marks the 115th anniversary of the birth of the modern Olympic Movement. Each year on June 23, the world honors the enduring Olympic spirit by staging events and celebrations. The entire country has rallied around Chicagos bid and the prospect of bringing the Games back to the United States: more than 100 U.S. cities will be showing their support for the Movement with festivities featuring athletic events and appearances by Olympians and Paralympians.
Begin your weekend with a workout in Millennium Park’s Great Lawn.
For the 25th consecutive year, Party at St. Mikes will shift Chicagos summer festival season into high gear with three nights of heart-pounding live entertainment, June 12 through 14 outside of St. Michaels church in Old Town. This year the fest features Chicago uber-group, Freddy Jones Band, in addition to many other live music talents and activities.
Chicagos annual commemoration of our nations independence is nothing short of spectacular. The Independence Eve celebration will take place on Friday, July 3 at Taste of Chicago. Once again, the soundtrack for the pyrotechnic experience will be aired by 101.9 THE MIX and broadcast live on WGN-TV Channel 9 from 8:30pm- 9:30pm.
Families and friends are invited to participate in the 16th Annual Mayors Cup Youth Soccer Tournament (advance registration required for team participation). One of the largest youth soccer tournaments in the United States, This FREE tournament takes place in Lincoln Park at Montrose Harbor.
Approximately 35 boats will be decorated with lights and props as they sail along beautiful Lake Michigan, between the Shedd Aquarium at Roosevelt Road and the Chicago Yacht Club at Monroe Street. People of all ages stake out spots along the lakefront as early as 9 am to ensure a good view of the event.
Chicago celebrates Halloween like no other city. Parks, streets and buildings come alive with the decorations of the season and activities are all centered round this very scary and very orange time of year.
Come to Lincoln Square each Thursday night this summer for their free concert series “Concerts on the Square” in the Giddings Plaza — part of a great community tradition that starts on June 11 at 7pm with The Sons of the Never Wrong.