Tag Archives: Summer Events

3 Ways to Experience the Best of Chicago SummerDance!

If you haven’t been to Chicago SummerDance yet, you’ve only got a few more weeks to enjoy this beloved Chicago festival. Here are three events not to miss! Hit the dance floor with Chicago’s own DJ Casper on a rare DJ night. Earning his nickname because he almost always wears white, Casper became a celebrity [...]

5 Places to Bee Around Millennium Park and the Art Institute of Chicago

This special bee’s-eye tour will take you from Lurie Garden in Millennium Park, to the Art Institute and Chicago SummerDance in the Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park. If you walk halfway across the shiny Nichols Bridgeway, which links Millennium Park to the Art Institute of Chicago’s Modern Wing, then turn and look toward [...]

Chicago’s Hidden Gems: Meyer’s Ace Hardware

Explore Chicago’s jazz history in Bronzeville or on a Chicago Greeter walking tour. Then see a free jazz concert at Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz pr the annual Chicago Jazz Festival. This is a photo of a bit of a hidden mural at Meyer’s Ace Hardware, one of Chicago’s hidden gems, located near 35th Street [...]

Today’s Freebies: 4th of July Weekend

From the final weekend of Taste of Chicago to Crosstown Classic Activities and Fourth of July Festivities, here are the weekend’s freebies and must-sees! Also: Places to break a sweat–for free!–if you eat too much barbecue this weekend. For more summer fun, visit: www.ExploreChicago.org/summer FINAL WEEKEND: Sample Food from 59 Restaurants and Enjoy Free Concerts During Taste [...]

Explore Chicago’s Top Tastes at Taste of Chicago

The Taste Portion of an Original Rainbow Cone, a Chicago Classic. The Explore Chicago team headed to Taste of Chicago for lunch today. While we sampled everything from fried ravioli and pierogi to beignets and pad thai and enjoyed everything that we ate, a few of the bites that we had stood out as being [...]

Today’s Freebies: Sunday, June 26

From Taste of Chicago to Pride Week and Family Fun here are Sunday’s freebies and must-sees. For more summer fun, visit: www.ExploreChicago.org/summer Enjoy Delicious Food, Family Fun, and Free Concerts at Taste of Chicago June 24-July 3! Taste of Chicago – starts today and runs through July 3! Sample a delicious array of food from 59 of Chicago’s neighborhood [...]

Today’s Freebies, Saturday June 25

From Taste of Chicago to Pride Week and Family Fun here are Saturday’s freebies and must-sees. For more summer fun, visit: www.ExploreChicago.org/summer Enjoy Delicious Food, Family Fun, and Free Concerts at Taste of Chicago June 24-July 3! Taste of Chicago – starts today and runs through July 3! Sample a delicious array of food from 59 of Chicago’s neighborhood [...]

5 Things to Do in…Grant Park!

From Buckingham Fountain to world class festivals and events like Taste of Chicago and Chicago SummerDance, there’s so much to do in and around Grant Park! Grab a Taste of Chicago: If you’re ready to loosen your belt a notch, sample food from 59 restaurants at the annual Taste of Chicago festival held each year in Grant [...]

[VIDEO]: ABC 7 Preview of Taste of Randolph Festival

ABC 7 Chicago has a preview of the great food that will be available at the Taste of Randolph Festival this Friday – Sunday, June 17 – 19! For more event information: http://bit.ly/bZKQgK

5 Things to Do in Little Italy and the West Loop…If You’re Headed to See Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

How does seeing new dance work in an intimate space, and a little Italian food sound? Here are 5 things to see in do in Chicago’s West Loop and nearby Little Italy, UIC neighborhoods if you’re headed to see Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s “Inside/Out” Choreographic Workshop, (June 17-18) an annual showcase of new works, and a rare [...]