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Chicago Local Events in 2016

 

Chicago loves to have fun.  All year long, you can enjoy outdoor festivals, live concerts, family events and more.  When you stay at the Inn of Chicago, you’re right within walking distance of downtown Chicago Local Events.  Ask our Concierge about the latest happenings, or start here find out what’s in store during your stay dates.

As winter transitions to spring in Chicago...Parkas, gloves and hats give way to bicycles, rollerblades and beautiful blooms in Chicago, families can discover an array of fun-filled activities. Street festivals take over the city every weekend, including Spring Awakening, Taste of Randolph, Ribfest Chicago, and Pride Fest which is followed by the colorful Pride Parade.

Spring in Chicago (Begins March 20th)

  • Innovations Conference 2016 (March 20-23)
  • Christian Life College-Ascension Convention-Annual Meeting (March 23-27)
  • Adidas Windy City National Qualifier (March 25-27)
  • 2016 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament - Midwest Regional (March 25-27)
  • Midwest Regional 2016 - US FIRST (March 29-April 3)
  • Midwest Podiatry 2016 Conference (March 31-April 3)
  • Gary Clark Jr. (April 1)
  • ACC.16 Annual Scientific Session (April 2-4)
  • BOA 2016 Shamrock Shuffle (April 2-3)
  • David Gilmour (April 4&8)
  • HCM World 2016 (April 5-7)
  • Iron Maiden (April 6)
  • ChoMUN XIX (April 6-10)
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) Medical PL and Professional Risk Symposian (April 6-7)
  • Daimler 2016 Dealer Meeting (April 6-7)
  • Underoath (April 7)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association's 2016 Annual Conference & Expo (April 7-10)
  • Midwest Political Science Association - 74th Annual National Conference (April 7-10)
  • Galactic (April 8)
  • Internet2 Spring Conference 2016 (April 8-15)
  • 96th AACC Annual Convention (April 9-12)
  • ReptileFest (April 9-10)
  • American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC® 2016) (April 10-13)
  • Rotary International Triennial Council on Legislation (April 10-15)
  • CB Richard Ellis 2016 Multi-Housing Conference (April 11-13)
  • 2016 USAF Annual Survey of the Law (April 12-17)
  • Conscious Capitalism 2016 (April 12-14)
  • CFA 2016 Research Challenge Regionals & Global Final (April 12-15)
  • 2016 Section of Litigation Annual Conference (April 13-15)
  • 2016 MBAA International Conference (April 13-15)
  • Hoop Shoot Finals (April 13-17)
  • Illinois Education Association 2016 Representative Assembly (April 13-16)
  • The NAMA OneShow (April 13-15)
  • THSNA 2016 (April 14-16)
  • 2016 ISA Product Show and Conference (April 14-19)
  • Higher Learning Commission 2016 Annual Conference (April 15-19)
  • The SMART Jewelry Show 2016 (April 16-18)
  • Aetna 2016 Account Management Training Conference (April 17-20)
  • AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee Annual Conf 2016 (April 18-20)
  • Coverings 2016, The Global Tile & Stone Experience (April 18-21)
  • KeHE 2016 Spring Natural Show (April 20-21)
  • National All Girls Chess Championship (April 21-24)
  • Yager Spring Training 2016 Chicago SPN (April 22-24)
  • 2016 CIT International Annual Conference (April 23-27)
  • American Dairy Products Institute - Annual Conference (April 24-26)
  • TCB 2016 National Chinese Language Conference (April 24- May 5)
  • Family Life/Marriage Conference (April 27- May 1)
  • 2016 NFL Draft (April 28-30)
  • 2016 James Beard Foundation Awards (April 29- May 4)
  • L'Oreal Salon Centric 2016 NLC (April 30 - May 3)
  • 2016 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Scientific Meeting (April 30- May 4)
  • NARCA 2016 Spring Meeting (May 2-8)
  • Penton 2016 IndustryWeek Best Plants Conference (May 3-5)
  • Chicago Kids and Kites Festival (May 7)
  • International Telecoms Week 2016 (May 8-11)
  • Aluminum Extruders Council (May 9-13)
  • Book-Expo America (BEA) (May 11-13)
  • Isagenix 2016 IsaU (May 11-22)
  • 2016 International Pediatric Radiology Meeting (May 14-20)
  • Check Point Systems 2016 Meeting (May 15-19)
  • Envestnet 2016 Annual Conference (May 15-20)
  • AIC 2017 Annual Meeting (May 17-20)
  • AutismOne 2016 (May 19-22)
  • National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show 2016 (May 21-24)
  • Beverage Alcohol for Restaurants (BAR) at NRA Show (May 22-23)
  • 2016 TOPCO SUPERSHOW (May 23-25)
  • 2016 DI Conference (May 24-27)
  • International Mr. Leather 2016 (May 24-30)
  • NCA's 2016 SWEETS AND SNACKS EXPO (May 24-26)
  • NAQT - High School National Championships (May 25-30)
  • MommyCon Chicago (May 27-29)
  • 2016 ABAI Annual Convention (May 27-31)
  • Chicago Memorial Day Parade (May 28)
  • Memorial Day (May 30)
  • Chicago Gospel Music Festival (June 3)
  • Janet Jackson (June 4)
  • Twenty One Pilots (June 5)
  • Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition (June 7-10)
  • 2016 NACE Annual Meeting (June 7-10)
  • 2016 American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology Annual Convention (June 8-12)
  • National History Bee 2016 Annual Competition (June 8-13)
  • The Running & Fitness Show for Women (June 8-11)
  • The Salvation Army-Central Regional Meeting (June 9-13)
  • The Cure (June 10)
  • Chicago Blues Festival (June 10-12)
  • American Medical Association - Annual House of Delegates Meeting (June 11-15)
  • NeoCon® 2016 (June 13-15)
  • 2016 Morningstar® Investment Conference (June 13-15)
  • American Water Works Association - Annual Conference and Exposition (June 19-22)
  • FMI CONNECT 2016 (June 20-23)

 

Summer is finally here, the beaches are officially open and snow-covered streets seem like a distant memory. Music festivals are in full swing with Lollapalooza, Taste of Chicago, and Chicago Blues Festival.

Summer in Chicago (Begins June 21st)

  • Millenium Park Summer Film Series (June 21-August 30)
  • Chicago SummerDance (June24-September 11)
  • Selena Gomez (June 25)
  • McKesson 2016 IdeaShare Conference (June 26-29)
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing (July 2-15)
  • Independence Day (July 4)
  • Taste of Chicago (July 6-10)
  • Lollapalooza (July 28-31)
  • 5 Seconds of Summer (July 30)
  • Cirque du Soleil: TORUK - The First Flight (August 3-7)
  • Chicago Air and Water Show (August 20-21)
  • Chicago Jazz Festival (September 1-4)
  • Labor Day (September 5)
  • World Music Festival Chicago (September 9-25)
  • EXPO CHICAGO (September 22-25)

Hotel Recommendation: Architecture River Cruise—90-minute river cruise… view over a 100 skyscrapers.  All tours depart from Riverside Gardens, Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive (Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge).  Don’t forget to kayak along the Chicago River or tour Chicago on a segway!  Chicago is definitely a foodie town, so you must check out the Chicago Food Planet Tours. www.chicagofoodplanet.com.  Want to see what the nightlife is like in Chicago?  Walk or cab over to Hubbard Street or Rush Street, both offer tons of dining, music, shopping and musing possibilities.  Catch some rays at Ohio Street Beach and/or Oak Street Beach while you’re in town!

As shorts and sandals give way to sweaters and jackets, Chicago… soon the leaves will be crunching under our feet as we stroll along on a crisp Chicago day. Here’s your last chance to experience outdoor fun before the deep freeze sets in.

Fall in Chicago (Begins Sep 23rd)

  • Chicago Gourmet (September 23-25)
  • Ear Taxi Festival (October 6-9)
  • Bank of America Chicago Marathon (October 9)
  • Columbs Day (October 10)
  • Chicago International Film Festival (October 13-27)
  • Open House Chicago (October 15-16)
  • Halloween (October 31)
  • Veterans Day (November 11)
  • Thanksgiving Day (November 24)
  • Hanukkah begins December 7
  • The Midwest Clinic 2015 International Band and Orchestra Conference (December 16-19)

Winter in Chicago (Dec. 22nd)

  • Zoo Lights (November-January 2016)
  • Christkindlmarket (November 20-December 24)
  • Ice skating in Millennium Park (November-March 2016)
  • Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier (December-January 2016
  • Christmas Eve December 24
  • Christmas Day December 25
  • New Year’s Eve December 31
  • New Year’s Eve Fireworks Display (December 31)
  • New Year's Day (January 1)

 

The Windy City plays host to a diverse and exciting range of events each year, and when you stay at the Inn of Chicago Magnificent Mile, you'll enjoy a front row seat to it all. From the Bears, Bulls, Cubs, White Sox, and Blackhawks to music festivals, food expos, and holiday celebrations, the downtown Chicago events calendar has something for everyone.  Check out our friends at Choose Chicago and select from a wide variety of events going on in the city: Chicago Event Calendar