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Explore the Fun Things to Do Around Downtown Chicago, IL

Home to captivating skyscrapers, incredible culinary experiences, and rich cultural heritage, the "Windy City" has a lot to offer if you know where to look. Catch a Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field, the second-oldest ballpark in the Major League or head over to the Chicago Cultural Center for a free movie screening. Head out on a relaxing cruise on Lake Michigan or along the Chicago River, be awestruck with a view unlike any other from the Skydeck of Willis Tower, treat your taste buds with food tours, visit the Art Institute of Chicago and be inspired, or just enjoy a precious moment of leisure at Grant Park - there's a lot to see and experience in and around downtown Chicago.


  • Chicago Underground Film Festival
  • Chicago St Patrick’s Day Parade
  • Taste of Chicago
  • Chicago Air & Water Show
  • Chicago Gay Pride Parade

What's fun in Chicago?

While there are plenty of fun things to do in the Windy City, there are a few events that you just can't miss when you're visiting Chicago. Two of the most popular events are the Chicago Chinese New Year Parade at the end of January, and Lollapalooza in early August - a live music festival featuring over 130 bands on 8 stages.

What should I see in downtown Chicago?

Hop aboard Chicago's First Lady for a breezy tour that offers a closer look at the city's famed architecture, visit the Lincoln Park Zoo and catch a glimpse of exotic wildlife, or watch the story unfold on the stage at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
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