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Downtown Chicago Events

Check Our Calendar For Festivals, Concerts, Sports, & More

With world-class theaters, state-of-the-art live performance venues, teams in all major professional sports (not to mention two in Major League Baseball) and nearly 200 music, food and cultural festivals between March and September alone, the Second City is second to none when it comes to having a good time.  

To find out about the top downtown Chicago events taking place today, tomorrow or during your visit to the Congress Plaza Hotel & Convention Center, please view the calendar below or contact our Concierge.

Summer Festivals

Summer 2019

For summertime fun, Chicago is the city to visit! From musical celebrations representing a wide range of genres to food fests you’ll find delectably tasty, summer festivals in the city are unforgettable.
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Taste of Chicago

Sample the best of Chicago’s delicious variety of eateries at this highly acclaimed food festival. Since the summer of 1980, Taste of Chicago has drawn residents and visitors to Grant Park for this scrumptious extravaganza of different dishes that showcase the city’s marvelous array of food options.


If your musical sensibilities include alternative rock, heavy metal and hip hop, this annual festival is guaranteed to please. You can also enjoy comedy performances and craft booths at this popular event.

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