Festival

Local Brews Local Grooves at House of Blues: The Ultimate Craft Beer and Music Festival (Friday May 15)

May ’15
15
5:30 PM

LBLG image finalLocal Brews Local Grooves is the ultimate craft beer and music festival, featuring the best of Chicago with it’s finest breweries, hottest bands, and tastiest food!
• 32+ craft beers and ciders, including a mix of seasonal releases and old favorites from 3 Floyds Brewing, Founders Brewing, SweetWater Brewing, Alarmist Brewing, Brickstone Brewery, Goose Island Beer Company, Lagunitas Brewing, Revolution Brewing, Oskar Blues Brewery, Off Color Brewing, Two Brothers Brewing, Penrose Brewing, Metropolitan Brewing, Vandermill Ciders, Motor Row Brewing, Anthem Cider, and Wandering Aengus Cider!
• Street festival style food booths
• 2 stages of live music and DJ in Foundation Room
• Full bars open in addition to sampling areas
• VIP Sampling and music begins at: 4:30pm
• General admission door time: 5:30pm

Click here for more information and tickets

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1 Day, 2 Stages, 11 Electronic Artists: Snowstorm Music & Arts Festival (3/7)

Mar ’15
7
6:00 PM

SnowstormFest

Sunday March 7th
6pm to 1am
Navy Pier
600 E. Grand
18+

Snowstorm is melting the ice and bringing you out of your cold-weather hibernation with the city’s first annual winter music festival: Snowstorm.

Celebrate surviving another Midwest winter with some of the hottest artists in electronic music, featuring Moby, RJD2, Trippy Turtle, The Hood Internet, ASTR and more artists at Chicago’s iconic Navy Pier. Snowstorm will be a fully immersive festival experience with sights and sounds that bring the heat. The first major music and arts based winter gathering of its kind, Snowstorm is the must-attend event of the season.

Information and tickets: snowstormfest.com

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Chicago Goes Turkish at Pioneer Court (9/4, 9/5 & 9/6)

Sep ’14
4
7:00 PM
Sep ’14
5
10:00 AM
Sep ’14
6
10:00 AM

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12th Annual Chicago Turkish Festival

Pioneer Court- 401 N. Michigan Ave.

9/4 from 7pm to 10pm- Gala dinner & auction to benefit The Les Turner ALS Foundation

9/5 & 9/6 from 10am to 9pm- Festival

Are you ready to indulge in Turkish flavors for two days in the heart of the city?  Chicago will, once again, go Turkish for two days on September 5-6 at Pioneer Court for the 12th Annual Chicago Turkish Festival.

Following the gala dinner on the night of Thursday, September 4, the festivities will kick off at Pioneer Court (Michigan Ave. and Chicago River Bridge) with tents including, calligraphy, ceramics, gift tents, crystal, information, books, clothing, restaurant/café and many more.

From the world-famous Kahramanmaras ice cream and fresh flavors from local Turkish restaurants to Turkish beer garden by Efes and Turkish wine, the festival promises a journey through Turkey without ever leaving downtown Chicago. Visitors will also be able to get a taste of Turkish pastries and the amazing Turkish coffee while enjoying the shows by modern/folk dancers, Whirling Dervishes, Ottoman Army Marching Band (Mehter), a fashion show and concerts.

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The Inaugural Chicago Ale Fest (9/19-9/20)

Sep ’14
19
6:00 PM
Sep ’14
20
1:00 PM

CAF-LogoThe 1st Chicago Ale Fest

September 19th and 20th

Grant Park, Chicago

Admission: $50 General Admission/ $100 VIP

chicagoalefest.com

 

The inaugural Chicago Ale Fest offers beer enthusiasts and novices the opportunity to sample from more than 200 different craft beers from more than 100 American craft breweries. The fest will feature live music and some of Chicago’s finest food trucks. General admission tickets are $50 and include a commemorative festival glass, program guide, and 20 drink tickets to sample beers. VIP admission tickets are $100 and include the extra features of a commemorative festival t-shirt, a VIP food voucher, and a VIP access lanyard. 

 

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Red Door Animal Shelter’s 11th annual Winter Bazaar – Sunday 11/24 11am-4pm

Nov ’13
24
11:00 AM

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What: Winter Bazaar
When: Sunday November 24th 11am-4pm
Where: Warren Park Field House 6601 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL

11th annual Winter Bazaar – bigger and better than any previous year! Get some holiday shopping done by browsing some great gifts at the vendor tables, walk the cookie walk and buy homemade cookies of every variety, and back by popular demand Santa will be available for photos with you and your pet. Photos are only $10 for a professional photo. Proceeds go to support the homeless animals at Red Door Animal Shelter. For more information check out www.reddoorshelter.org or call 773-764-2242.

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INDIE INCUBATOR XI- A Festival of Chicago’s Best Short Films (11/30/10)

Nov ’10
30
8:00 PM

Short films will fill the 10 foot screen and all the plasmas in the popular night spot, The Original Mother’s, for the eleventh incarnation of Indie Incubator Film Fest on Tuesday, November 30, 2010. There isn’t a bad seat in the house, and management even breaks out the couches and free popcorn, too. These shorts are anywhere from 30 seconds to 20 minutes in length, and genres run the gamut from comedy to horror, with everything in between. It is never boring, with energetic hosts and great films, the crowd is constantly entertained.

Now in its fifth year, Indie Incubator has gained credibility, momentum and a distinct voice in the Chicago area independent film scene. The fest has prided itself as the best alternate venue outside of the traditional festival circuit for local filmmakers work to get shown and get noticed. They have yet to charge a single film maker ANY submission fee! “Submission fees are a racket,” says Matt Kubinski, creator of the fest. “Why should independent filmmakers be charged just to submit their film for the possibility of being shown at these fests? Don’t films already cost enough to make?” › Continue reading

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TBOX2010: The Biggest Thing To Happen Since TBOX2009. What Every Pub Crawl Wants To Be (12/11/10)

Dec ’10
11
8:00 AM

If you haven’t heard of TBOX, I’d be surprised.  But now that I’m going to tell you about it, this is all you’ll be hearing about.  A coworker of mine had a 3-word description of it, “A Hot Mess”.  For the uninitiated,  here’s all you need to know: Cereal, stickers, costumes, thousands and thousands of people (over 7,000 last year!) and drinking. Lots and lots of drinking.  This epic pub crawl starts at 8am at the Cubby Bear in Wrigleyville and goes till the bars close.  Yeah.  That’s one hell of a day.  So get some friends together, find a costume, pick up some cereal from the grocery store and buy your tickets online at www.tbox2010.com.  Read on for more details! › Continue reading

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Lagunitas Fest At The B.O.B. (Fri. 7/23 to Sun. 7/25)

Jul ’10Jul
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If you’re a fan of good beer, good whiskey, and good food without the chaos of overcrowded bars, then the Bar on Buena is the place for you. Located a few blocks north of the Sheridan Red Line stop, the Bar on Buena is known for their eclectic beer selection and their wide array of whiskeys. Starting tonight, July 23rd, the Bar on Buena is hosting its annual Laugunitas Fest. The fest will feature new, and rare, brews and brands, along with food and live music. The fest will be going on all weekend, so there’s plenty of time to stop by and check it out!

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Mayor’s Office of Special Events Announces 2010 Schedule; Outlines Changes in Festivals

The Mayor’s Office of Special Events today announced the schedule of free family programming offered by the City this year and outlined changes in events and festivals including a major change to the Independence Day fireworks event. › Continue reading

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2nd Annual Snow Days Chicago Festival (Fri. 1/29 and Sat. 1/30)

Jan ’10
29
Jan ’10
30

Snow Days Chicago is offering a plethora of reasons why it’s better to brave the windy city weather this time of year versus those boring warmer climates.

The events during Snow Days Chicago on Friday and Saturday the 29th and 30th include a national snow sculpting competition, an activities igloo (don’t tell me you’ve never wanted to go in an igloo), dogsled racing demonstration, “snowboard rail jam”, and plenty more.

Grant Park will be filled with over 27 unique snow sculptures this weekend, and … (best part)… it’s FREE. So if you’ll be downtown at all during the festival, you have no reason not to swing by the Michigan Ave. local to catch some winter wonder.

The fest kicks off Fri. January 29th at 4 pm and ends 8 pm. Snow Days will be open Sat. Januray 30th from 11 am to 8pm. And, again, absolutely no cost (no, not even for an igloo tour).

Grant Park, S. Balbo & Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL, 60603

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