Chicago Living - Events - Periodic - Chicago, Illinois, USA

Chicago has many annual or one-day special events, ongoing summer concert series, and recurring trade shows
  • 57th St Art: Chicago's 57th Street Art Fair; exhibits artists work in painting, sculpture, photography, and ceramics
  • Auto Show: Chicago Autoshow; largest autoshow in the United States; all kinds of cars, auto-related exhibits
  • Art Chicago: International art show; galleries from around the world exhibit and sell works of thousands of artists
  • Art Fair Hyde: Hyde Park Community Art Fair; arts and crafts fair; runs concurrently with the 57th Street Art Fair
  • Book Fair: Chicago Tribune Printer's Row Book Fair; booksellers of new, used and antiquarian books; free readings, book-signings, panel discussions, poetry readings, and children's programming
  • Christkindl Chicago: Christkindlmarket in Daley Plaza; holiday market set as a European village in winter; timber houses, Christmas trees, lighting; booths selling holiday crafts and products; located on Daley Plaza between Washington, Clark & Dearborn Street
  • Christkindl Lincoln Sq: holiday market at Leland and Western; strolling musicians, roasted chestnuts, ice sculptures and Christmas decorations; traditional German food, bratwurst, potato pancakes, goulash and apple strudel; Gluewhein; traditional Christmas carols; authentic German Bier; at Leland and Western Avenue
  • Dog Show: International Kennel Club of Chicago; annual show of dogs
  • Fests and Shows: City of Chicago Special Events; official city site listing of events including festivals, parades, celebrations which do not have their own official Web site but have information in the City of Chicago's web site; major ones include Chicago Blues Festival, Taste of Chicago, Boat and RV show, SummerDance, Venetian Night, Air and Water Show, Latin Music Festival, Mexican Independence Day Parade, World Music Festival, Celtic Fest
  • Fests Assoc: Chicago Festivals Association; community festivals; State Street Thanksgiving Parade
  • Film Fest Intl: Chicago International Film Festival
  • Film Fest Underground: Chicago Underground Film Festival
  • Flower Show: Chicago Flower and Garden Show
  • Humanities Fest: Chicago Humanities Festival; authors, scholars, poets, policy-makers, artists, and performers gather at cultural institutions to celebrate the power of ideas in human culture
  • Hyde Pk Garden Fair: Hyde Park Garden Fair; plants and flowers for city gardens
  • Jazz fest: Chicago Jazz Festival
  • Lollapalooza: music in Grant Park
  • Late Ride: Long After Twilight Ends bicycle ride; tens of thousands of bicycle riders set off in the middle of the night for a 40 km ride through Chicago neighborhoods and lakefront
  • Open House: Open House Chicago; a free, city-wide, behind-the-scenes look at many of the city’s great places and spaces; presented by Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF)
  • Poetry Slam: Competitive performance of poetry
  • Polar Plunge: Chicago Polar Plunge; jump into icy Lake Michigan for charity
  • Ravinia: Summer music festival
  • St Patrick's Parade: Annual parade downtown
  • SOFA Expo: International Exposition of Sculpture Objects and Functional Art; exhibits of one-of-a-kind three-dimensional works bridging the decorative and fine arts; artwork is for sale
  • World Music: World Music Festival; multi-venue, eleven-day festival
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