Destination Asia Festival @ The Morton Arboretum
Aug
6
10:00am10:00am

Destination Asia Festival @ The Morton Arboretum

Explore the diverse cultures of Asia through music, dance, food, and more. Over 8 countries are represented with live performances, join us for a fun-filled weekend that will transport you across the globe.

Sunday, August 6
10:00 am- 4:00 pm         Aerial Yoga Demonstration by Natalie Sord
10:00 am- 4:00 pm        Cricket Demonstration by Midwest Cricket League
10:00 am- 4:00 pm        Prairie State Bonsai Society Show
10:00 am- 4:00 pm        Vendor Expo, Games, and Food Trucks
10:00 am- 4:00 pm        Origami folding by Marilyn Schweitzer
10:00 am- noon             Bonsai Demonstration by Prairie State Bonsai Society
10:00 am                         Chinese music by Kerry Leung
10:00 am                         Thai dances by Thai Cultural and Fine Arts Institute
10:15 am                         Malaysian Silat Martial Arts by US Gayong Federation
10:30 am                         Japanese story telling by Anne Shimojima
11:00 am- 3:00 pm        Henna Tattoos by Elegant Henna
11:00 am                         Ikebana Floral Demonstration
11:00 am                         Japanese ensemble music by Chicago Koto Group
11:00 am                        Chinese dances by Yang Dance Academy
11:00 am                         Indian Dances by Acharya Performing Arts Academy
11:00 am                         Sumo Wrestling Demonstration by USA SUMO
11:00 am                         Sumi-E Brush Painting by Patricia Larkin-Green
noon                                Chinese Lion Dance by Seven Star Lion Dance Group
noon                                Filipino music and dance by Piyesta Pinoy
noon                                Japanese Taiko Drumming by Tsukasa Taiko Drummers
noon                                Paper-making demonstration by JoAnne Laudolff
12:30 pm                         Japanese story telling by Anne Shimojima
12:45 pm                         Indian music performance by Akshaya Music Academy
1:00 pm                           Ikebana Floral Demonstration
1:00 pm                           Kung Fu Martial Arts by Illinois Shaolin Kung Fu School
1:00 pm                           Korean Drummingby Global Pungmol Institute
1:00 pm                          Sumi-E Brush Painting by Patricia Larkin-Green
1:30 pm                          Chinese music by Kerry Leung
1:30 pm                          Japanese shubu-kai dance by Asian Improv aRts Midwest
2:00 pm                          Japanese Shinkendo Swordsmanship Demonstration
2:30 pm                          Japanese story telling by Anne Shimojima
2:30 pm                          Korean music by Chicago Gayageum
2:30 pm                          Mongolian strong-man performance by Tulga
3:00 pm                          Japanese Taiko Drumming by Tsukasa Taiko Drummers
3:00 pm                          Sumo Wrestling Demonstration by USA SUMO
3:15 pm                          Indonesian gamelan music by Friends of the Gamelan

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Technori Legends
Aug
1
6:00pm 6:00pm

Technori Legends

  • 650 West Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL, 60654 United States (map)
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Technori Legends is an EPIC outdoor showcase event celebrating our tech community. Join 1871 CEO Howard Tullman, Lightbank Managing Director Vic Pascucci, and a panel of fellow Legends, including; Genevieve Thiers, Jimmy Odom & Sai Rangachari as they welcome Seth Kravitz back to the stage he created to talk about the impact of building inclusively.

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Wicker Park Fest
Jul
30
12:00pm12:00pm

Wicker Park Fest

As one of Chicago’s most anticipated summer festivals, and dubbed "Chicago's Best Street Festival of the Summer " by the Chicago Tribune, Wicker Park Fest is one of Chicago’s top-drawing festivals, attracting visitors from across Chicagoland and the country with its fantastic music line-up.


Wicker Park Fest reflects the neighborhood’s rich musical heritage, vibrant nightlife and acclaimed restaurants. Building on the area’s unique character, the weekend celebrates the neighborhood with eclectic music (over 40 bands on three stages), great local food, arts and crafts, a kids’ area, and retail vendors.

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Wicker Park Fest
Jul
29
12:00pm12:00pm

Wicker Park Fest

As one of Chicago’s most anticipated summer festivals, and dubbed "Chicago's Best Street Festival of the Summer " by the Chicago Tribune, Wicker Park Fest is one of Chicago’s top-drawing festivals, attracting visitors from across Chicagoland and the country with its fantastic music line-up.

Wicker Park Fest reflects the neighborhood’s rich musical heritage, vibrant nightlife and acclaimed restaurants. Building on the area’s unique character, the weekend celebrates the neighborhood with eclectic music (over 40 bands on three stages), great local food, arts and crafts, a kids’ area, and retail vendors.

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Naperville Ale Fest
Jul
15
12:00pm12:00pm

Naperville Ale Fest

The 2017 Naperville Ale Fest – Summer Edition will take place on Saturday, July 15, and will feature over 200 unique American craft beers, live music and food from some of area’s favorite restaurants and food trucks. Situated on the grounds of the Naper Settlement, with downtown Naperville as a backdrop, it is the ideal setting to experience craft beer. A portion of the proceeds from the Naperville Ale Fest will benefit the Naper Settlement and the Naperville Heritage Society.

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West Fest
Jul
9
12:00pm12:00pm

West Fest

  • Chicago Avenue between Damen Avenue and Wood Street (map)
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West Fest is an annual street festival in Chicago’s West Town Community on Chicago Avenue between Damen Avenue and Wood Street. 

What makes West Fest so unique? Since 2004 West Fest stands out from the rest because it is locally planned and managed by the West Town Chamber of Commerce, thus the emphasis is on local offerings and local talent. West Fest features neighborhood retailers and restaurants, fine artists, crafters, and more. The event reflects the eclectic and hip West Town community, and is also known for cutting edge live music. 

The West Fest live music stage is booked by Empty Bottle Presents and features cutting edge and diverse original live music. The West Fest DJ Stage showcases high profile local, national, and International DJs with an emphasis on Chicago House with Mark Farina, Jesse De La Pena and Derrick Carter regularly featured. 

"There is something for everyone at West Fest." 
West Fest’s Pet Fest and Kid Fest are big draws. Kid Fest takes place on an adjacent street (Wolcott Street) within the fest site and offers quality children and family activities including pony rides, live family friendly music, local theatrical performances, family friendly vendors, games and more. The 2017 activities in the Kid Fest area will exclusively benefit local Talcott Fine Arts and Museum Academy.

“The family and dog friendly atmosphere and activities are a great fit for the West Town neighborhood.” 

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West Fest
Jul
8
12:00pm12:00pm

West Fest

  • Chicago Avenue between Damen Avenue and Wood Street (map)
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West Fest is an annual street festival in Chicago’s West Town Community on Chicago Avenue between Damen Avenue and Wood Street. 

What makes West Fest so unique? Since 2004 West Fest stands out from the rest because it is locally planned and managed by the West Town Chamber of Commerce, thus the emphasis is on local offerings and local talent. West Fest features neighborhood retailers and restaurants, fine artists, crafters, and more. The event reflects the eclectic and hip West Town community, and is also known for cutting edge live music. 

The West Fest live music stage is booked by Empty Bottle Presents and features cutting edge and diverse original live music. The West Fest DJ Stage showcases high profile local, national, and International DJs with an emphasis on Chicago House with Mark Farina, Jesse De La Pena and Derrick Carter regularly featured. 

"There is something for everyone at West Fest." 
West Fest’s Pet Fest and Kid Fest are big draws. Kid Fest takes place on an adjacent street (Wolcott Street) within the fest site and offers quality children and family activities including pony rides, live family friendly music, local theatrical performances, family friendly vendors, games and more. The 2017 activities in the Kid Fest area will exclusively benefit local Talcott Fine Arts and Museum Academy.

“The family and dog friendly atmosphere and activities are a great fit for the West Town neighborhood.” 

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West Fest
Jul
7
5:00pm 5:00pm

West Fest

  • Chicago Avenue between Damen Avenue and Wood Street (map)
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West Fest is an annual street festival in Chicago’s West Town Community on Chicago Avenue between Damen Avenue and Wood Street. 

What makes West Fest so unique? Since 2004 West Fest stands out from the rest because it is locally planned and managed by the West Town Chamber of Commerce, thus the emphasis is on local offerings and local talent. West Fest features neighborhood retailers and restaurants, fine artists, crafters, and more. The event reflects the eclectic and hip West Town community, and is also known for cutting edge live music. 

The West Fest live music stage is booked by Empty Bottle Presents and features cutting edge and diverse original live music. The West Fest DJ Stage showcases high profile local, national, and International DJs with an emphasis on Chicago House with Mark Farina, Jesse De La Pena and Derrick Carter regularly featured. 

"There is something for everyone at West Fest." 
West Fest’s Pet Fest and Kid Fest are big draws. Kid Fest takes place on an adjacent street (Wolcott Street) within the fest site and offers quality children and family activities including pony rides, live family friendly music, local theatrical performances, family friendly vendors, games and more. The 2017 activities in the Kid Fest area will exclusively benefit local Talcott Fine Arts and Museum Academy.

“The family and dog friendly atmosphere and activities are a great fit for the West Town neighborhood.” 

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Do Division Street Fest
Jun
4
12:00pm12:00pm

Do Division Street Fest

  • 2000 West Division Street Chicago, IL, 60622 United States (map)
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The Do Division Street Fest and Sidewalk Sale spans 10 city blocks, on Division Street from Ashland to Leavitt, and features two live music stages, a Family stage, a wide variety of local vendors and food, plenty of ice cold beer and wine, unique kid’s activities in a dedicated Family Fun Fest area (which exclusively benefits local elementary schools), Do Fashion with a runway and DJs; plus an elaborate Sidewalk Sale put on by the Division Street merchants.

TWO Live Music Stages programmed by two renowned Chicago live music venues: The Empty Bottle & Subterranean

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Do Division Street Fest
Jun
3
12:00pm12:00pm

Do Division Street Fest

The Do Division Street Fest and Sidewalk Sale spans 10 city blocks, on Division Street from Ashland to Leavitt, and features two live music stages, a Family stage, a wide variety of local vendors and food, plenty of ice cold beer and wine, unique kid’s activities in a dedicated Family Fun Fest area (which exclusively benefits local elementary schools), Do Fashion with a runway and DJs; plus an elaborate Sidewalk Sale put on by the Division Street merchants.

TWO Live Music Stages programmed by two renowned Chicago live music venues: The Empty Bottle & Subterranean.

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Do Division Street Fest
Jun
2
5:00pm 5:00pm

Do Division Street Fest

  • 2000 West Division Street Chicago, IL, 60622 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Do Division Street Fest and Sidewalk Sale spans 10 city blocks, on Division Street from Ashland to Leavitt, and features two live music stages, a Family stage, a wide variety of local vendors and food, plenty of ice cold beer and wine, unique kid’s activities in a dedicated Family Fun Fest area (which exclusively benefits local elementary schools), Do Fashion with a runway and DJs; plus an elaborate Sidewalk Sale put on by the Division Street merchants.

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Prairie Arts Festival
May
28
10:00am10:00am

Prairie Arts Festival

  • 101 Schaumburg Court Schaumburg, IL, 60193 United States (map)
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The 30th Annual Prairie Arts Festival Fine Art & Fine Craft Exhibition and Sale will be held over Memorial Day Weekend outdoors on the grounds of the Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center located at 101 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg, IL 60193.

  • Saturday & Sunday, May 27 & 28, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day
  • 120 painters, sculptors, photographers, jewelers, potters - artists of every sort.
  • Entertainment on three stages
  • Food truck court
  • Children's art activities
  • Free parking & free admission
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Prairie Arts Festival
May
27
10:00am10:00am

Prairie Arts Festival

  • 101 Schaumburg Court Schaumburg, IL, 60193 United States (map)
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The 30th Annual Prairie Arts Festival Fine Art & Fine Craft Exhibition and Sale will be held over Memorial Day Weekend outdoors on the grounds of the Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center located at 101 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg, IL 60193.

  • Saturday & Sunday, May 27 & 28, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day
  • 120 painters, sculptors, photographers, jewelers, potters - artists of every sort.
  • Entertainment on three stages
  • Food truck court
  • Children's art activities
  • Free parking & free admission
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Lincoln Park Zoo Food Truck Social
May
13
6:30pm 6:30pm

Lincoln Park Zoo Food Truck Social

At Lincoln Park Zoo’s Food Truck Social! Experience the finest meals (on wheels) Chicago has to offer, while also enjoying the entire zoo after-hours. In addition to dozens of food trucks, there will be fun activities, DJ tunes and drinks available for purchase.

6:30–9:30 p.m.
For individuals 18 and older
Entry fee: $10 ($8 for Lincoln Park Zoo members)

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Columbia College Manifest
May
12
1:00pm 1:00pm

Columbia College Manifest

Columbia College Chicago campus, South Wabash Avenue between 9th and 11th streets

Free and open to the public

Columbia College Chicago invites you to our annual showcase on Friday, May 12, to celebrate the student work that only our students can create. At Manifest, you'll encounter thought-provoking gallery exhibitions, live performances, fashion shows, original game design, literary readings and more--all curated by the talent that defines our campus.

In addition to seeing the cutting-edge work of our students and organizations, rock out to musical performances by student bands and DJs on three outdoor stages. The day will culminate with a national headliner.

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