Download the Daley Plaza Performance Application.
Application to reserve space on Daley Plaza or Lobby.
The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events presents FREE cultural programs year round weekdays at Noon at the Daley Civic Center.
The Daley Center is located at 50 W. Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60602
Performances begin @ 12 Noon (schedule is subject to change)
Monday, June 3
Chicago Blues Festival Preview
Chicago Blues Artist, Nellie “Tiger” Travis helps kick-off the 30th Annual Chicago Blues Festival, June 6–9. For more information on the Chicago Blues Festival, visit website chicagobluesfestival.us
Tuesday, June 4
National Steppers Society
Join the National Steppers Society for a lunchtime steppers’ party.
Wednesday, June 5
The George West High School Concert Band performs a selection of popular music.
Thursday, June 6, 13, 20 and 27
Join us for the freshest produce of the season. Presented by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and COUNTRY Financial.
Visit the Chicago Farmers Market located on Daley Plaza every Thursday from May to October. Hours are: 7am to 3pm. For more information, call the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events at 312.744.3316 TTY: 312.744.2964 or visit website: chicagofarmersmarket.us
Monday, June 10
Bike Chicago Velo Yoga by Moksha
Certified Moksha yoga instructor and bike enthusiast Amber Cook guides this all-level FREE outdoor yoga class designs focus and joy! Wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat. Some yoga mats provided, first-come, first-served basis.
Tuesday, June 11
100 Years Ago: Dance, Music and The Forest Preserve District of Cook County 10am–2pm
The Forest Preserve District of Cook County will educate the public about the many ecological benefits that the Forest Preserve District provides. Enjoy a trip back in time to when the Forest Preserve District of Cook County was just beginning. The Chicago Moving Company performs “Floating” by Louis Fuller and The Chicago Dixie Tornados perform Ragtime and Dixieland from the early 1900s.
Wednesday, June 12
115th Anniversary of Philippine Independence Flag Raising Ceremony 9–9:30am
at Daley Plaza.
Philippine Cultural Show
A Philippine Independence Celebration with a cultural showcase of Philippine dances, songs and Filipino fashion show.
Thursday, June 13
Uniting America’s Second Annual Flag Day Festival 11am–2:30pm
Uniting America will be celebrating Flag Day as a significant, annual holiday celebrated nationwide and highlighting immigrant contributions to the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois. The Uniting America Program is an AmeriCorps Program in partnership with the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights. Uniting America builds bridges between immigrants and their native-born neighbors through volunteer work, community dialogue and youth civic leadership.
Friday, June 14
Bike to Work Rally 7–9:30am
Join us in celebrating Chicago’s commitment to being the best big city for bicycling at the Bike to Work Rally beginning at 7am.
Cyclists receive a FREE T-shirt and continental breakfast. For more information visit bikechicago.us
Monday, June 17
Chicago Gospel Music Festival Preview
Enjoy the sounds of soulful singers and musicians that will help kick off the 28th Chicago Gospel Music Festival presented by The Black McDonald’s Operators Association. The festival takes place June 20 in Millennium Park, June 21 at the Chicago Cultural Center and June 22 & 23 in Ellis Park (Bronzeville). For more information on the festival visit chicagogospelmusicfestival.us
Tuesday, June 18
Taste of Chicago Preview 11am–3pm
Enjoy a sampling of Taste of Chicago’s newest and favorite food items at this sneak preview of Chicago’s favorite picnic in the park at Daley Plaza. The 33rd Annual Taste of Chicago takes place July 10–14 in Grant Park. For more information visit tasteofchicago.us
Friday, June 21
Make Music Chicago 9am–12:45pm
The Rise & Shine Orchestra kicks things off as Lloyd Palmiter of Quinlan & Fabish leads an orchestra rehearsal and performance, (rehearsal 9am; performance 10am). Bill Chin, Artistic Director of The Oriana Singers, leads choral singers and opera fans, 11–11:45am. Richard Fischer, Director of Bands at Concordia University-Chicago, leads all band players in John Philip Sousa’s famous marches, Noon–12:45pm.
Monday, June 24
The Spring Hill Singers will present a variety of musical styles including Broadway, pop, rock, country and classical.
Tuesday, June 25
The Dongeui University Taekwondo Demonstration Team from Busan City, South Korea present a demonstration of classic and modern Taekwondo.
Friday, June 28
Barbizon Model & Talent
Summer Sizzle Fashion and Talent Show presented by Barbizon Model & Talent.
Bulgarian Artists Abroad – Chicago
National art show, paintings, drawings.