Chicago 2016 events

By on March 8, 2016

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Downtown 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)
  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)

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)
  • Columbs Day (October 10)
  • Chicago International Film Festival (October 13-27)
  • Open House Chicago (October 15-16)

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)
  • Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival (January 7-17)
  • ASCE 2016 Regions 3,6, & 7 Multi-Region Leadership Conference (January 7-9)
  • 2016 AVMA Veterinary Leadership Conference & House of Delegates Winter Session (January 7-10)
  • PBR: Built Ford Tough Series (January 9-10)
  • TNK Fest (January 13-17)
  • The Wailers (January 14)
  • Chicago Boat, RV & Strictly Sail Show (January 14-18)
  • The Winter Volleyball Championship 2016 (Boys/Girls) (January16-18)
  • SKETCHBOOK Festival (January 16-24)
  • Pfizer 2016 Innovative Leadership POA (January 18-21)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 18)
  • Disney On Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic (January 20-24)
  • Opening Minds 2016 Annual Meeting (January 20-23)
  • Black Sabbath (January 22)
  • NMLIC 2016 Central Regional Meeting (January 22-25)
  • ECC Midwinter Chicago 2016 (January 25-29)
  • National Gay & Lesbian Task Force 2016 Creating Change Conference (January 26-31)
  • Disney On Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic (January 27- February 7)
  • ISACS 2016 Heads of School Conference (January 28-29)
  • 2016 IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference (January 28-30)
  • Ideal Home Show Chicago (January 29-31)
  • Tupperware 2016 Leadership Summit (January 31-February 7)
  • APCE 2016 Annual Meeting (February 3-6)
  • 2016 Midwest Regional Forum (February 4-9)
  • 2016 Model United Nations of the University of Chicago (February 4-7)
  • 2016 Leadership Summit (February 5-6)
  • Big Head Todd & The Monsters (February 6)
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