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Concierge Picks

Concierge Picks

Inspiring Your Chicago Adventure

The mission of our Concierge is to ensure your stay is exactly as you envisioned it. You can count on us to point you in the right direction, whether you’re looking for a fascinating exhibition at one of Chicago's renowned museums, the best foodie festivals around town, or a sensational Broadway show in the Chicago Loop. Make the most out of your stay in downtown Chicago with our exclusive Concierge picks.

THE FIELD MUSEUM: MUMMIES

Learn the secrets of ancient Egyptian preservation and its rituals in an exhibition that features a reconstructed Egyptian tomb and a marketplace, plus one of the largest collections of mummies in the United States.

Through April 21, 2018.

ILLINOIS CRAFT BEER WEEK

This highly anticipated celebration returns this spring at the 2018 Illinois Craft Beer Week. Formerly known as the Chicago Craft Beer Week, this annual celebration takes over the entire state and features hundreds of events in local bars and breweries from Chicago to Downstate Illinois.

May 18 – 25, 2018.

NAVY PIER SUMMER FIREWORKS

No need to wait for the Fourth of July to witness dazzling fireworks displays in Chicago. This summer, bring the whole family out and enjoy weekly fireworks show held at Navy Pier, overlooking beautiful Lake Michigan.  

Wednesdays and Saturdays from May 26 – September 1, 2018.

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

Pay tribute to the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives in defense of our country at the 2018 Memorial Day Parade. The day kicks off with the wreath laying ceremony in Daley Plaza and continues on to the parade, held on State Street from Lake Street to Van Buren Street.

May 27, 2018.

CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL

As the largest free blues festival in the world, the Chicago Blues Festival spans three days across four stages, and features some of the best talent in blues today. Past performers of this iconic Chicago festival include Ray Charles, B.B. King, and Bo Diddley.

June 8 – 10, 2018.

GRANT PARK MUSIC FESTIVAL

Experience one of Chicago’s most well-known musical events, the Grant Park Music Festival. Held each summer, this event features classical music, performed by world-class orchestras and performers. All performances offer free seating open to the public.

June 13 – August 18, 2018.

GAY PRIDE PARADE

Top off a week of Chicago Pride excitement and fun at the annual Gay Pride Parade, held each June. This lively celebration begins at noon at Montrose Avenue and Broadway and ends in Lincoln Park. The streets are lined with as many as 700,000 people, eager to join in on this celebration of equality.

June 24, 2018.

CHICAGO SUMMERDANCE

Take part in the largest annual outdoor dancing series at the Chicago SummerDance festival. This free event transforms Grant Park into an urban dance space, featuring 48 live bands and DJs as well as dance lessons before the performances.

Thursdays and Sundays from June 28 – August 25, 2018.

Want more suggestions on things to do in Chicago during your stay? Call our Concierge at 312-542-3415 for more information or visit our Calendar of Events page.