We're in peak rooftop season here in Chicago and there is a fantastic lineup of exciting events & things to do coming to The Windy City over the next few months. Here is just a sample of reasons you should be here.
Our foodie friends are sure to love the Taste of Chicago on July 10-14 in Grant Park. 82 food vendors will showcase their delights and this year is especially diverse. All the foods plus beverage tents, concerts, food demos, and more. Once you digest that, Chicago Gourmet presented by Bon Appétit takes over the stage at Millennium Park on September 24-26. Let celebrity chefs present their fave dishes plus food & cocktail seminars and killer after parties.
Coming to McCormick Place for a conference? You may not know that McCormick Place is Chicago's premiere convention center. It's lakeside location and 4 state of the art buildings are the ideal location for some of the countries' largest conferences & events including the Chicago Marathon Health & Fitness Expo, Chicago Auto Show, and the Global Security Exchange. Coming here July 26-28 is Wakandacon. This inclusive, family-friendly event is driven by fans and celebrates Black nerds and all of their creativity and passions.
Rock & Roll Chicago Race Expo
Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago offers a Health & Fitness Expo running for two days before the big race. Participants must stop by to pick up their race packets including race number, gear bag, and t-shirt., but this event is free and open to the public. Browse the latest in running tech, best in fitness apparel, and plenty of health and nutrition information with interactive displays and sales booths. The event runs from July 19th through the 20th.
With 170+ bands & musical artists like The Chainsmokers, Childish Gambino, Ariana Grande, The Strokes and so many more, there is a concert for everyone. Experience this annual music extravaganza August 1 - 4 in Grant Park.
Stay at Hotel Essex and be minutes from all this and so much more to do here in downtown Chicago!