There’s always something going on. Here’s a curated list of some of the best events and festivals around.
Snow Days Chicago at Navy Pier, Chicago. Int’l ice carving competition.
Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place. http://www.chicagoautoshow.com/
St. Patrick’s Day parade and river dyeing in downtown Chicago
Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo.
Tulip Time Festival in Holland, MI.
Lombard Lilac Festival in Lombard, IL.
Chicago Blues Festival at Grant Park.
Eyes to the Skies hot air balloon festival in Lisle, IL
Wisconsin State Fair in West Allis, WI (next to Milwaukee).
American Indian Center’s Annual Chicago Pow Wow in Busse Woods, Elk Grove Village, IL.
Chicago Marathon in downtown Chicago.
Columbus Day Parade in downtown Chicago.
Christkindlmarket at Chicago’s Daley Center.
Magnificent Mile Lights Festival on Michigan Ave, Chicago. Everything is lit up at once!
Christkindlfest in Barrington, IL.
Schaumburg Boomers baseball games and theme nights at Boomers Stadium, Schaumburg, IL
All Year Events
Marriott Theatre musicals in Lincolnshire, IL