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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.


This summer at the Art Institute of Chicago, John Singer Sargent, a highly sought-after painter in the late 19th century, will be featured in a large exhibition featuring around 100 works from his collection. The exhibition examines Sargent's impressive range, artistic accomplishment, and Chicago's Gilded Age. 

July 1 September 30, 2018

EXPO Chicago

EXPO Chicago is an international, contemporary and modern art exhibition. Each September, EXPO Chicago kicks off the fall art season and serves as a global platform for contemporary art and culture. This landmark annual event is held on Chicago's historic Navy Pier in the Festival Hall.

September 27 - 30, 2018

Chicago International Film Festival 

Indulge your inner cinephile this September at North America's oldest competitive film festival. The Chicago International Film Festival explores the best in international cinema, and discovers bright new talents each year. Guests can buy an individual Moviegoer Pass or a Passport Pass to enjoy up to 20 admissions. 

October 10 - 21, 2018

Chicago Rare & Wild Beer Fest

Unlike any other festival in the U.S., the Chicago Rare & Wild Beer Fest features over 60 breweries and a rare selection of brews. Showcasing everything from sour, funky, and inaccessible beers, the Rare & Wild Fest returns to Chicago for the second year in a row at The Field Museum. General admission tickets include 50 tasting vouchers and access to the museum.

October 13, 2018

Open House Chicago

Explore a side of Chicago rarely seen this October. Enjoy behind-the-scenes access to more than 250 buildings throughout the city at Open House Chicago. From hidden gems to architectural marvels, tour the buildings you've always dreamt of seeing from the inside. Open House Chicago is a free public event. On October 14th, step back in time at The Blackstone from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM in our historic Barbershop Room.

October 13 - 14, 2018

Arts in the Dark

Discover your new favorite Halloween tradition in Chicago. Bringing together celebrated organizations like the Art Institute of Chicago and the Lookingglass Theatre Company, Arts in the Dark is an evening parade that celebrates Halloween as an artist's holiday. This free event features unique floats, fantastic puppets, and unforgettable performances.

October 20, 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.