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Explore Things to Do Near The Blackstone

Centrally located on Michigan Avenue – together with The Art Institute of Chicago, Millennium Park, and the Magnificent Mile – The Blackstone is within convenient distance of the must-see attractions and best things to do in Chicago. Explore Chicago events and happenings to experience the best Chicago has to offer.

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  • Randolph Street Market Festival

    Randolph Street Market Festival

    August 26, 2017 August 27, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    The Randolph Street Market Festival is home to the world-renowned Chicago Antique Market, Indie Designer Market, Modern Vintage Chicago and

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  • Chicago Fringe Festival

    Chicago Fringe Festival

    August 30, 2017 September 10, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    Music! Dance! Solo Performance! Comedy! Drama! And our specialty: the uncategorizables! The full lineup for #chicagofringe2017 is complete!

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  • Chicago Fringe Festival

    Chicago Fringe Festival

    August 30, 2017 September 10, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    Music! Dance! Solo Performance! Comedy! Drama! And our specialty: the uncategorizables! The full lineup for #chicagofringe2017 is complete!

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    Chicago Jazz Fest

    Chicago Jazz Fest

    August 31, 2017 September 3, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    Enjoy performances by Chicago's local jazz talent and international artists

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  • Chicago Fringe Festival

    Chicago Fringe Festival

    August 30, 2017 September 10, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    Music! Dance! Solo Performance! Comedy! Drama! And our specialty: the uncategorizables! The full lineup for #chicagofringe2017 is complete!

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    Chicago Jazz Fest

    Chicago Jazz Fest

    August 31, 2017 September 3, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    Enjoy performances by Chicago's local jazz talent and international artists

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    Great American Lobster Fest

    Great American Lobster Fest

    September 1, 2017 September 3, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    The Great American Lobster Fest is the Midwest's largest Lobster and Seafood Festival.

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    North Coast Music Festival

    North Coast Music Festival

    September 1, 2017 September 3, 2017 Illinois Chicago

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    African Festival of the Arts

    African Festival of the Arts

    September 1, 2017 September 4, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    Annually during Labor Day Weekend, the Festival grounds in Chicago’s Washington Park come alive in a simulated African village.

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  • Chicago Fringe Festival

    Chicago Fringe Festival

    August 30, 2017 September 10, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    Music! Dance! Solo Performance! Comedy! Drama! And our specialty: the uncategorizables! The full lineup for #chicagofringe2017 is complete!

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    Chicago Jazz Fest

    Chicago Jazz Fest

    August 31, 2017 September 3, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    Enjoy performances by Chicago's local jazz talent and international artists

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    Great American Lobster Fest

    Great American Lobster Fest

    September 1, 2017 September 3, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    The Great American Lobster Fest is the Midwest's largest Lobster and Seafood Festival.

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    North Coast Music Festival

    North Coast Music Festival

    September 1, 2017 September 3, 2017 Illinois Chicago

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    African Festival of the Arts

    African Festival of the Arts

    September 1, 2017 September 4, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    Annually during Labor Day Weekend, the Festival grounds in Chicago’s Washington Park come alive in a simulated African village.

    Read more
  • Chicago Fringe Festival

    Chicago Fringe Festival

    August 30, 2017 September 10, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    Music! Dance! Solo Performance! Comedy! Drama! And our specialty: the uncategorizables! The full lineup for #chicagofringe2017 is complete!

    Read more
    Chicago Jazz Fest

    Chicago Jazz Fest

    August 31, 2017 September 3, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    Enjoy performances by Chicago's local jazz talent and international artists

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    Great American Lobster Fest

    Great American Lobster Fest

    September 1, 2017 September 3, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    The Great American Lobster Fest is the Midwest's largest Lobster and Seafood Festival.

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    North Coast Music Festival

    North Coast Music Festival

    September 1, 2017 September 3, 2017 Illinois Chicago

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    African Festival of the Arts

    African Festival of the Arts

    September 1, 2017 September 4, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    Annually during Labor Day Weekend, the Festival grounds in Chicago’s Washington Park come alive in a simulated African village.

    Read more
  • Chicago Fringe Festival

    Chicago Fringe Festival

    August 30, 2017 September 10, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    Music! Dance! Solo Performance! Comedy! Drama! And our specialty: the uncategorizables! The full lineup for #chicagofringe2017 is complete!

    Read more
    African Festival of the Arts

    African Festival of the Arts

    September 1, 2017 September 4, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    Annually during Labor Day Weekend, the Festival grounds in Chicago’s Washington Park come alive in a simulated African village.

    Read more
  • Chicago Fringe Festival

    Chicago Fringe Festival

    August 30, 2017 September 10, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    Music! Dance! Solo Performance! Comedy! Drama! And our specialty: the uncategorizables! The full lineup for #chicagofringe2017 is complete!

    Read more
  • Chicago Fringe Festival

    Chicago Fringe Festival

    August 30, 2017 September 10, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    Music! Dance! Solo Performance! Comedy! Drama! And our specialty: the uncategorizables! The full lineup for #chicagofringe2017 is complete!

    Read more
  • Chicago Fringe Festival

    Chicago Fringe Festival

    August 30, 2017 September 10, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    Music! Dance! Solo Performance! Comedy! Drama! And our specialty: the uncategorizables! The full lineup for #chicagofringe2017 is complete!

    Read more
  • Chicago Fringe Festival

    Chicago Fringe Festival

    August 30, 2017 September 10, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    Music! Dance! Solo Performance! Comedy! Drama! And our specialty: the uncategorizables! The full lineup for #chicagofringe2017 is complete!

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    Windy City Wine Festival

    Windy City Wine Festival

    September 8, 2017 September 9, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    The Windy City Wine Festival provides an opportunity to sample from more than 300 wines from around the world.

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    Throwback Music Festival

    Throwback Music Festival

    September 8, 2017 September 10, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    Totally Groovy! It’s all about retro tunes (think ’50s, ’60s and ’70s) at this second annual post Labor Day festival.

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    World Music Festival Chicago

    World Music Festival Chicago

    September 8, 2017 September 24, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    This city-wide, multi-venue, eleven-day festival has attracted over 650,000 concertgoers and has presented more than 650 artists.

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  • Chicago Fringe Festival

    Chicago Fringe Festival

    August 30, 2017 September 10, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    Music! Dance! Solo Performance! Comedy! Drama! And our specialty: the uncategorizables! The full lineup for #chicagofringe2017 is complete!

    Read more
    Windy City Wine Festival

    Windy City Wine Festival

    September 8, 2017 September 9, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    The Windy City Wine Festival provides an opportunity to sample from more than 300 wines from around the world.

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    Throwback Music Festival

    Throwback Music Festival

    September 8, 2017 September 10, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    Totally Groovy! It’s all about retro tunes (think ’50s, ’60s and ’70s) at this second annual post Labor Day festival.

    Read more
    World Music Festival Chicago

    World Music Festival Chicago

    September 8, 2017 September 24, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    This city-wide, multi-venue, eleven-day festival has attracted over 650,000 concertgoers and has presented more than 650 artists.

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    Chicago Bourbon & Barbeque Fest

    Chicago Bourbon & Barbeque Fest

    September 9, 2017 September 10, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    Expect plenty of barrel-aged Southern bourbon whiskeys and finger lickin’ meats to entice visitors to this early September happening.

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    Run Mag Mile

    Run Mag Mile

    September 9, 2017 September 9, 2017 Illinois Chicago

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  • Chicago Fringe Festival

    Chicago Fringe Festival

    August 30, 2017 September 10, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    Music! Dance! Solo Performance! Comedy! Drama! And our specialty: the uncategorizables! The full lineup for #chicagofringe2017 is complete!

    Read more
    Throwback Music Festival

    Throwback Music Festival

    September 8, 2017 September 10, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    Totally Groovy! It’s all about retro tunes (think ’50s, ’60s and ’70s) at this second annual post Labor Day festival.

    Read more
    World Music Festival Chicago

    World Music Festival Chicago

    September 8, 2017 September 24, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    This city-wide, multi-venue, eleven-day festival has attracted over 650,000 concertgoers and has presented more than 650 artists.

    Read more
    Chicago Bourbon & Barbeque Fest

    Chicago Bourbon & Barbeque Fest

    September 9, 2017 September 10, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    Expect plenty of barrel-aged Southern bourbon whiskeys and finger lickin’ meats to entice visitors to this early September happening.

    Read more
  • World Music Festival Chicago

    World Music Festival Chicago

    September 8, 2017 September 24, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    This city-wide, multi-venue, eleven-day festival has attracted over 650,000 concertgoers and has presented more than 650 artists.

    Read more
  • World Music Festival Chicago

    World Music Festival Chicago

    September 8, 2017 September 24, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    This city-wide, multi-venue, eleven-day festival has attracted over 650,000 concertgoers and has presented more than 650 artists.

    Read more
  • World Music Festival Chicago

    World Music Festival Chicago

    September 8, 2017 September 24, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    This city-wide, multi-venue, eleven-day festival has attracted over 650,000 concertgoers and has presented more than 650 artists.

    Read more
  • World Music Festival Chicago

    World Music Festival Chicago

    September 8, 2017 September 24, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    This city-wide, multi-venue, eleven-day festival has attracted over 650,000 concertgoers and has presented more than 650 artists.

    Read more
  • Riot Fest & Carnival

    Riot Fest & Carnival

    September 15, 2017 September 17, 2017 Illinois Chicago

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    World Music Festival Chicago

    World Music Festival Chicago

    September 8, 2017 September 24, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    This city-wide, multi-venue, eleven-day festival has attracted over 650,000 concertgoers and has presented more than 650 artists.

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  • Riot Fest & Carnival

    Riot Fest & Carnival

    September 15, 2017 September 17, 2017 Illinois Chicago

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    West Loop Art Fest

    West Loop Art Fest

    September 16, 2017 September 17, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    150-juried artists from across the country in a variety of mediums, including paintings, glass, ceramics, photography and jewelry.

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    World Music Festival Chicago

    World Music Festival Chicago

    September 8, 2017 September 24, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    This city-wide, multi-venue, eleven-day festival has attracted over 650,000 concertgoers and has presented more than 650 artists.

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    Ravenswood ArtWalk

    Ravenswood ArtWalk

    September 16, 2017 September 17, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    Outdoor market, beer garden, live music, food trucks and children's activities at Ravenswood Ave and Berteau.

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  • World Music Festival Chicago

    World Music Festival Chicago

    September 8, 2017 September 24, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    This city-wide, multi-venue, eleven-day festival has attracted over 650,000 concertgoers and has presented more than 650 artists.

    Read more
    Riot Fest & Carnival

    Riot Fest & Carnival

    September 15, 2017 September 17, 2017 Illinois Chicago

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    West Loop Art Fest

    West Loop Art Fest

    September 16, 2017 September 17, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    150-juried artists from across the country in a variety of mediums, including paintings, glass, ceramics, photography and jewelry.

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    Ravenswood ArtWalk

    Ravenswood ArtWalk

    September 16, 2017 September 17, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    Outdoor market, beer garden, live music, food trucks and children's activities at Ravenswood Ave and Berteau.

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    Bucktown 5k

    Bucktown 5k

    September 17, 2017 September 17, 2017 Illinois Chicago

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  • World Music Festival Chicago

    World Music Festival Chicago

    September 8, 2017 September 24, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    This city-wide, multi-venue, eleven-day festival has attracted over 650,000 concertgoers and has presented more than 650 artists.

    Read more
  • World Music Festival Chicago

    World Music Festival Chicago

    September 8, 2017 September 24, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    This city-wide, multi-venue, eleven-day festival has attracted over 650,000 concertgoers and has presented more than 650 artists.

    Read more
    Chicago Gourmet

    Chicago Gourmet

    September 19, 2017 September 24, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet is celebrating ten years in 2017.

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  • World Music Festival Chicago

    World Music Festival Chicago

    September 8, 2017 September 24, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    This city-wide, multi-venue, eleven-day festival has attracted over 650,000 concertgoers and has presented more than 650 artists.

    Read more
    Chicago Gourmet

    Chicago Gourmet

    September 19, 2017 September 24, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet is celebrating ten years in 2017.

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  • World Music Festival Chicago

    World Music Festival Chicago

    September 8, 2017 September 24, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    This city-wide, multi-venue, eleven-day festival has attracted over 650,000 concertgoers and has presented more than 650 artists.

    Read more
    Chicago Gourmet

    Chicago Gourmet

    September 19, 2017 September 24, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet is celebrating ten years in 2017.

    Read more
  • World Music Festival Chicago

    World Music Festival Chicago

    September 8, 2017 September 24, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    This city-wide, multi-venue, eleven-day festival has attracted over 650,000 concertgoers and has presented more than 650 artists.

    Read more
    Chicago Gourmet

    Chicago Gourmet

    September 19, 2017 September 24, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet is celebrating ten years in 2017.

    Read more
  • World Music Festival Chicago

    World Music Festival Chicago

    September 8, 2017 September 24, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    This city-wide, multi-venue, eleven-day festival has attracted over 650,000 concertgoers and has presented more than 650 artists.

    Read more
    Chicago Gourmet

    Chicago Gourmet

    September 19, 2017 September 24, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet is celebrating ten years in 2017.

    Read more
  • World Music Festival Chicago

    World Music Festival Chicago

    September 8, 2017 September 24, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    This city-wide, multi-venue, eleven-day festival has attracted over 650,000 concertgoers and has presented more than 650 artists.

    Read more
    Chicago Gourmet

    Chicago Gourmet

    September 19, 2017 September 24, 2017 Illinois Chicago

    Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet is celebrating ten years in 2017.

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    Chicago Half Marathon

    Chicago Half Marathon

    September 24, 2017 September 24, 2017 Illinois Chicago

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