November 29, 2012

Department Of Cultural Affairs And Special Events Releases 2013 Dates

Cindy Gatziolis    312.744.0573

Mary May    312.744.0576

2013 Festival/Event Dates – Subject to Change


Chicago Cultural Center Presents:                                                Year-round   

Various Music, Visual Arts, Theater, Dance, Film and Lectures Series

Chicago Neighborhood Festivals                                                    May - September

Chicago Farmers Markets                                                               May - October

15th Annual Kids and Kites Festival                                               May 4

Chicago Memorial Day Parade                                                       May 25

Millennium Park Music Series:

Downtown Sound: New Music Mondays                            May 27-July 29

Loops and Variations                                                              June 13-July 18

Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz                                    July 25-August 29

30th Annual Chicago Blues Festival                                              June 6-9

Chicago Bike Week                                                                           June 10-14

Bike to Work Rally                                                                             June 14

28th Chicago Gospel Music Festival                                            June 20-23

17th Annual Chicago SummerDance                                            June 27 – September 15

33rd Annual Taste of Chicago                                                         July 10-14

21st Annual Race to Taste                                                               July 13

55th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show                                    August 17-18

35th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival                                                 Aug. 29-Sept 1

15th Annual World Music Festival                                                  September 12-22


Media requesting credentials to cover all music festivals, Millennium Park Music Series, the Air and Water Show and Taste of Chicago concerts must submit requests in advance, no later than two weeks prior to the start of the festival. Please visit the press room at to select the festival you wish to cover.  For immediate event updates “like” us on Facebook or follow on twitter, @ChicagoDCASE


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The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is dedicated to promoting and supporting Chicago’s arts and culture sector. This includes, but is not limited to: fostering the development of Chicago’s nonprofit arts sector, independent working artists, and for-profit arts businesses; presenting high-quality, free or low-fee cultural programs accessible to residents and visitors; and marketing the City’s cultural assets to local, regional, and global audiences. DCASE produces nearly 2,000 public programs, events and support services annually, generating millions in economic benefits for the City of Chicago.

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