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The most interesting, annual events in Chicago

A lot of interesting events happen in Chicago throughout the year. Choose the best time to travel to Illinois, to a city on Lake Michigan.


Chicago Blues Festival. It is the largest free blues festival in the world. The festival is held annualy in June. Jazz lovers have the opportunity to hear their favorite music performed by the best musicians.
Location: Millennium Park, Chicago, US.
Dates: June 5 - 7, 2020.
InformationThe festival is canceled due to COVID-19 crisis.


Lollapalooza is an annual four-day music festival based in Chicago, Illinois at Grant Park. It is more than just a music festival. It is a cultural experience that takes place on 115 acres between Downtown Chicago and Lake Michigan. Kidzapalooza runs parallel to Lollapalooza all in its own securely designated area at Grant Park. Lollapalooza takes place at Grant Park in Chicago, IL. The festival hours are 11AM – 10PM each day. You can buy tickets in advance online.
July 30 – Sunday, August 2, 2020.


Chicago Air and Water Show. It is the largest free air show of its kind in the United States. Come see the pilots' skill and enjoy the good society and nature views. The show can be viewed along the lakefront from Fullerton to Oak Street. North Avenue Beach is the best point. The nearest station: Sedgwick.
Dates: August 15 - 16, 2020; 10am-3pm.

Chicago Jazz Festival. The Chicago Jazz Festival (CJF) is a popular event with music lovers in the US. It is held annually in downtown Chicago.
Places: Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park and other places in the city.
Dates; September 3 - 6, 2020.


Chicago Marathon. The Chicago Marathon is is held annually in October in Chicago, Illinois. It is officially known as the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. The race is limited to 45,000 runners and only the best runners may take part in this event. The race start and finish areas are located within Grant Park, but general spectators will not have access there.
Date: October 11, 2020.


Thanksgiving Parade. There are best marching bands, giant popular inflatable balloons, spectacular performance acts and much more on State St. from Congress to Randolph.
Date: Thursday, November 26, 2020.


December 31, 2020. New Year's Eve. Where to go on New Year's Eve in Chicago? Choosing the right hotel in the city center, you can get to the party organized by the hotel. (For example: Hilton Chicago, Congress Plaza Hotel, JW Marriott. Book your hotel here.) There will also be parties in restaurants and bars.
A good decision is also just to make a walk to the Navy Pier.


Chicago Boat, RV & Sail Show. This event will be interesting: boat lovers, lovers of water travel, lovers of water sports. There will be presented boats for every lifestyle, activity and budget. The show allows to compare all your options at one time, in one place.
Dates: January 06 - 10, 2021.
Location: McCormick Place, 2301 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, US.


Chinese New Year Parade. Chinese New Year falls on February 12 in 2021 (It will be a Year of the Ox). The parade starts at 24th Street and Wentworth Avenue at 1:00 p.m.. The procession runs north up Wentworth to Cermak Road. The parade will be accompanied by traditional participants: marching bands, colorful floats, traditional lion dances and musicians. The parade begins at 1pm.
Lunar New Year parade can take place on Saturday or Sunday, (February 13, 14), 2021. (Date will be confirmed later.)

Chicago Auto Show. The Chicago Auto Show is held annually in February at Chicago's McCormick Place convention complex. It is the largest auto show in North America. Come see the car of your dreams.
Dates: February 13 – 21, 2021.
Address: McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, US.


St. Patrick's Day Parade. St. Patrick's Day Parade is held every year on the Saturday before St. Patrick's Day, unless the holiday falls on a Saturday. You can watch the river going green between Columbus and Wacker drives. Then festivities continue with St. Patrick's Day Parade on Columbus Dr. with colorful floats, flags and colorful-dressed people.
Date: March 14, 2020.

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