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Download the Daley Plaza Performance Application.


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Under The Picasso - July Schedule

Daley Plaza Farmers Market

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events presents FREE cultural programs year round weekdays at Noon at the Daley Civic Center located at 50 W. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602.

Performances begin @ 12 Noon (schedule is subject to change)


Tuesday, July 5

National Stepper’s Society

Join the National Stepper’s Society for a lunchtime stepper’s party.

 Green onions at the Daley Plaza Farmers Market

Thursday, July 7, 14, 21 & 28

Farmers Market

The Chicago Farmers Market at Daley Plaza presented by COUNTRY Financial and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.


Friday, July 8

Irish Fest Preview

Celebrate the 31st Annual Irish Fest with the music and dance of Ireland.


Monday, July 11

Jeff and Janis

Jeff and Janis present an eclectic variety of favorite selections from the American songbook.


Tuesday, July 12

The Ninja Show Music Showcase

A rhythm and blues showcase featuring Anthony M.


Wednesday, July 13

Chicago Park District Youth Boxing Demonstration

The Chicago Park District youth and teen boxing demonstration at Daley Plaza will allow youth and teens from 21 park districts operated boxing centers to showcase their skills in several exhibition bouts.


Tuesday, July 19

Prayers for Peace

Join the Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago for a brief program and to pray for peace.


Wednesday, July 20

Art is Blooming

Southport Performing Arts Conservatory (SPACE) music and dance students perform excerpts from well-known composers and choreographers throughout the performance.


Thursday, July 21

After School Matters Jazz Big Band

A concert of jazz music performed by the students of After School Matters.


Monday, July 25

Chicago Fire House Music Noontime Lunch Jam

Dance Music Authority Magazine & Mother Diva Show Promotions presents come join us as we celebrate the life of Maurice White and a house music tribute to Chicago's own greatest band that ever played any song the elements, Earth, Wind, and Fire.

  • DJ Eric Bell and DJ Emanuel
  • Guest Speaker: Chicago Fire Department representatives
  • Produced and Hosted by: Valencia "Mother Diva" Dantzler


Thursday, July 28

National Day – Flag Raising   9am

The Consulate General of Peru celebrates the 194th Anniversary of the National Independence of Peru.


Thursday, July 28


Kidz Clog & Cloggin’ Craze performs a very energetic and upbeat form of dance, Clogging. The cloggers, male and female range in age from 8 to 87 years and represent about 20 Chicago suburbs.


Friday, July 29

Prayer for Chicago Youth

Progressive Baptist Church comes together to pray for the youth of Chicago.