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Chicago Blues Festival

Chicago Blues Festival

The Chicago Blues Fest is one of the biggest outdoor, free blues events in the world and is a must for all blues lovers. The festival features more than 70 international, national and local Chicago artists, spread over five stages, and at night...  see full details



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Venetian Night

Venetian Night is the city of Chicago's longest running annual event, having started in 1958 as part of the Lakefront Festival. Today, Venetian Night attracts hundreds of thousands of people to the lakefront. The waterside parade on Lake Michigan includes about 35 boats decorated...  see full details



Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

The official start of the winter holiday season in Chicago is signalled by the lighting of more than a million white lights along the Magnificent Mile during a procession of Mickey Mouse and his Disney friends, concluding with a spectacular fireworks show over the...  see full details