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Millennium Park - Upcoming Events

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Lurie Garden in Millennium ParkLurie Garden Upcoming Programs

Spring & Summer 2014


Celebrating its 10th anniversary in June, the Lurie Garden in Chicago’s Millennium Park offers a variety of free public programs for all ages.



Millennium Park Presents (Hubbard Street Dance Chicago pictured)Millennium Park Presents

May 25-September 6, 2014


Millennium Park proudly presents symphonic music, dance, opera, Broadway hits and more—performed by some of Chicago’s best-loved cultural institutions.



Downtown Sound (Maps and Atlases pictured, Photo by Chris Hainey)Downtown Sound

June 2-August 11, 2014 (no concert 7/28)


Check out an eclectic mix of music discoveries, including cutting-edge indie rock, pop bands, global sounds, and rock veterans.



Millennium Park WorkoutsMillennium Park Workouts

June 7-September 6, 2014


Great Lawn


Participate in energizing workout on the Great Lawn. Schedule coming soon!


Grant Park Music FestivalGrant Park Music Festival

June 11-August 16, 2014


Thirty spectacular concerts at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park are planned as a summer-long celebration of the Grant Park Music Festival's 80th Anniversary Season. The 80th Season of extraordinary classical music begins Wednesday, June 11.


Millennium Park Summer Film SeriesMillennium Park Summer Film Series

June 24-August 26, 2014, Bonus Films on June 29, Aug. 27 & Sept. 4



Millennium Park will once again present outdoor movies on its state-of-the-art, 40-foot LED screen as part of the Summer Film Series, Tuesdays, June 24–August 26 at 6:30pm.


Target Family Fun FestivalTarget Family Fun Festival

June 23-August 24, 2014


Families are invited to join the fun all summer long with activities, including music and arts and crafts, for kids of all ages.



Made In Chicago: World Class Jazz (Milton Suggs pictured)Made In Chicago: World Class Jazz

July 24-August 28, 2014



Every Made in Chicago concert kicks off with a short set by young, aspiring musicians from Chicago-area high schools as part of the Jazz Institute of Chicago’s Jazz Links Ensembles and the Gallery37 After School Matters Jazz Big Band.


Couple enjoying the Chicago Jazz Festival in Millennium ParkChicago Jazz Festival

August 28-30, 2014


Millennium Park headliners include: Terence Blanchard, Rufus Reid, Gary Burton, Dave Holland, Cecile McLorin Salvant and the Sun Ra Arkestra. The Chicago Jazz Festival is produced by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and programmed by the Jazz Institute of Chicago. The complete schedule will be announced at a later date.


World Music Festival Chicago (Vieux Farka Touré pictured)World Music Festival Chicago

September 11, 12, 13 & 14, 2014


The 16th Annual World Music Festival Chicago is presented by the City of Chicago and produced by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. This city-wide, multi-venue, eleven-day festival has attracted over 650,000 concertgoers and has presented more than 650 artists and ensembles from over 80 countries since it began in 1999.


Fifth Star Awards (Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park pictured)Fifth Star Awards

September 17, 2014


Announcing the inaugural Fifth Star Awards, honoring five of Chicago’s best and brightest artists and arts institutions. The live show will feature tribute performances. Our honorees and slate of performers will be announced soon.



Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Concert for Chicago (Riccardo Muti pictured)Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Concert for Chicago

September 19, 2014


Join Music Director Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for a concert of glorious music by Tchaikovsky.