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There's a lot of fun to be had in the 312 in the winter - Check out our "highlight reel" of things to do in Chicago. Before you know it, Spring will be rolling in and it's never too early to start planning your trip to Chicago! If you're a sports fan . . . you're in luck, the Chicago Cubs are coming back in mere days! The home Opener is April 1 (No foolin')! Who doesn't love our Boys in blue, and Ivy!? And we've got up our 2024 Chicago Concert list too, hit it here for the full list!

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Straight from the West End in London A Choir of Man is thrilling audiences at the Apollo! Grab some tix, the "el", and get there! They describe it as Music. Mates. Good Times . . . Yes, please!! It's so good they extended it thru mid-July!
APRIL 24/25
Nicki Minaj takes the stage for two nights at United Center for her Pink Friday Tour with her special guest, Monica. Tickets are still available! So check it out here!
APRIL 26/27/28
Some may call it freaks and geeks, we call it wild and cool! Dress up and rub shoulders with some of the biggest Cos-play fans in the world! It's 
C2E2 at McCormick Place
APRIL 26/27/28
Like to hunt for those finds that nobody else has? Check out the Spring One of a Kind Show  where artisans offer their goods from jewelry to textiles to art to apparel to home goods - - - and guess what - they're all one of a kind! It's a great shopping excursion! At the Merchandise Mart.


MAY 24/25/26
The Belmont-Sheffield Music Fest is back with all the stages, all the music, all the art, and all the food and drink you can handle! This is a favorite time honored neighborhood festival - so check it out and see how the locals live! 
MAY 25/26
Head over to the Randolph Street Market Festival for some amazing vintage finds, fantastic eats and a really good time in one of Chicago's hottest neighborhoods - Fulton Market! BTW, Better Homes and Gardens named it in their "9 Flea Markets You Must Visit Before You Die"  feature. You heard it here! And it's indoor AND outdoor. Cool!!!!!!!!
MAY 31
Tim McGraw hits the United Center for one night this Spring . . . "I Like it, I Love It"! Get to the United Center!


The Chicago Gospel Music Festival graces Millennium Park on June 1st! Can I get a Hallelujah and an amen? 

JUNE 8/9
The Old Town Art Fair and the Wells Street Art Fair are back . . . and next door to each other. 70 years strong, these art fairs have become a time honored tradition, and a rite of passage for anybody that calls themselves a Chicagoan. Love summer? Love art? Hit both of these shows. 

JUNE 14/15
Need some smart, gut-induced laughs? Check out Seth Meyers as he brings his late-night comedy LIVE for two nights at The Vic! Two nights, two shows per night! Tickets are on sale now! 
What's better than a lovely summer evening, craft brews, and a slew of furry cute animals? Nothing! Get yourself to the annual Craft Brews at Lincoln Park Zoo. You'll see what we mean!
JUNE 16/17/18
Some of the best restaurants in the city reside in Fulton Market - so be sure to check out Taste of Randolph for your shot at sampling a whole bunch of delicious and hearing some really great bands! VIP tix are also available . . . 
Soldier Field is gonna be filled with Uptown Girls when Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks turn up the heat! This is gonna be a sell-out - Go get 'em now at the link!
JUNE 21/22
Not to choose favorites, but Justin Timberlake is returning to the 312, and we couldn't be more stoked! Two nights only, and a sell-out likely. Book your tickets ASAP. At the United Center.
JUNE 22/23 & JUNE 30
Pride Fest is back and just as big and prideful as ever! Get yourself to the Lakeview East neighborhood and take part in food, drink, live music and all the prideful fanfare! And don't miss the Chicago Pride Parade (the biggest in the US) it steps off at noon on June 28th
JUNE 27/June 30
Anybody feeling nostalgic? Then get to the Rolling Stones Concert at Soldier Field and you'll really be feeling that throwback vibe! 
It's all hands on deck when Third Eye Blind takes center stage at Northerly Island. Don't be blind-sided - get your tix at the link! 


JULY 1 - AUG 8
The Millennial Park Summer Music Series thrills audiences every Monday & Thursday at Millennial Park. Grab your favorite peeps and take in a set! 
JULY 9 - AUG 27
If you're a film buff, you'll dig the Millennium Park Summer Film Series every Tuesday night. Flicks under the stars? Yes please! Beside, it's Tuesday! Don't pretend you have something more important to do! 

There's a trifecta afoot when Def Leppard, Journey, and the Steve Miller Band take the stage at Wrigley for one night only. Get your more ruckus friends together and book it! 

JULY 19/20/21
Pitchfork Music Festival is back and better than ever . . . Check out the Black Pumas, Alanis Morisette, Jamie XX just to name a few . . . Union Park.


AUG 1/2/3/4
Count 'em . . . Four whole days of music nirvana . . . yup, Lollapalooza! Get your passes, call off work and bring your stuff 'coz Lolla is becoming like a national holiday around these parts . . .

AUG 13
Green Day, Smashing Pumpkins, and the Linda Lindast will be rockin' Wrigley Field in this spectacular Threesome! 

AUG 25
Ever want to get In the mind of a country boy? Now's your chance if you go see Luke Bryan in his tour of the same name, at Wrigley Field

AUG 29/AUG 31
Pearl Jam is going to rock Wrigley so hard they need to take a day off in between shows! It's the last show of the season at Wrigley, and tix are on sale now! Go get 'em!


Some of Chicago's greatest cultural institutions are now welcoming back visitors! HOORAY! Of course, visitors can once again enjoy the plethora of cultural experiences that Chicago has to offer. Of course Chicago has a wealth of cultural experiences just waiting for you. Check out  some of Chicago's world famous museums like the Field Museum, Shed Aquarium, Art Institute, Museum of Contemporary Art.  Or let your imagination run wild at the Wndr Museum and the all new Museum of Ice Cream. Spectacular!!


Fall and winter are an exciting time for sports in Chicago with four major teams to follow, root for and "fantasize" about . . . Get it? Fantasy football . . . anyway, check out the local schedules then get to a game or a local pub - They;'re equally exciting for any sporting event! The Chicago Bears are in mid-season but if you love cold steel on ice, check out the BlackHawks! Love you some B-Ball - check the Bulls and Chicago Sky.


If you love music, there's nothing better than LIVE Music in Chicago! Chicago's stages are open and bands are scheduled to rock your world! Check out some of our favorite venues like Lincoln Hall, Schubas, Thalia Hall, The Metro, The Vic, The Green Mill, and tons more! 

Enjoy the Great Outdoors

The famed Chicago Architecture Tour is ready to guide you on an epic journey of discovery . . . Truly! You'll see some beautiful sites, enjoy a cocktail, and a "cool" river breeze in the heart of Chicago. Other Riverboat cruises are available too, check out Shoreline, Wendella, Mercury, and a ton more!


We're so lucky that Chicago has some of the best city parks and outdoor spaces in the World, and now is a great time to appreciate them in all of their splendor! Take a stroll through Millennium Park and The Bean, Grant Park, or Lincoln Park and see the dramatic backdrop of the city behind them. Or check out the Chicago Riverwalk and enjoy some outstanding public art and sculptures, eat, drink, and listen to live music! Feeling robustly athletic? Get yourself to the Lakefront Trail with a rented divvy or your own two feet! And if you're an animal lover, the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo are waiting to give you a warm welcome. 



Chicago stores and boutiques are open for business. If you fancy a new winter wardrobe, or just some browsing, you'll find most major retailers and boutiques are open. Just be sure to mask up and keep your distance! 
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DO YOUR THING - DIFFERENT! Check out our curated list of cool attractions

  • If you love the great outdoors, get yourself to the 606. An elevated jogging/hiking/biking path that takes you through some of the 312's most interesting neighborhoods like Bucktown, Wicker Park, Logan Square, and others.
  • Bike your way through town on a Divvy. Those are the blue bikes you see pretty much everywhere . . . We suggest a ride up the Lakefront, coz it will net you some pretty awesome instagram shots!
  • If you've been dying to check out EATALY, you're in luck - it's a block away, and yeah, it's awesome. It's a bustling Italian marketplace that offers some of the freshest fare and authentic Italian foods around. Foodies won't want to pass it up.
  • In season, there are few things cooler than getting out on the cool waters of lake Michigan on your own (rented) jet ski, and worth e-v-e-r-y penny! Or one with the river in your very own kayak. Here you'll get some of the best views of the city, and get in a pretty decent workout too. Of course, both are seasonal.
  • Check out the Riverwalk (hint: it's on the river), and check out the peeps walking and cruising by. It's a great stop for a cocktail, or just to brown bag it.
  • What better way to hold on to a memory than with body ink? Deluxe Tattoo is one of the best tattoo shops in Chicago. We just recommend you visit sober - you know, no regrets and all. 
  • Everybody's heard about the Architectural Boat Tour, now go out and do it. It is def. one of the best "attractions" in Chicago.


If you dig music, you've come to the right city. In addition to the major arena's, Chicago boasts a ton of awesome, more intimate venues that often book the cutting edge talent on the cusp of stardom. You may also see them at one of Chicago's major music festival during the summer. Here is a short list of some of the best venues in the 312 to sit back and jam. -  These even made TimeOut Chicago's best list!