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The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) produces some of Chicago's largest and most iconic festivals, including the Taste of Chicago, Chicago Air & Water Show and the Chicago Blues Festival. The free festivals and events produced by DCASE are set on the lakefront and throughout unique locations across the city. However, DCASE is also a marketing solutions provider, able and ready to reach nearly every demographic your brand may be targeting. DCASE invites companies and brands to partner in presenting our major events and programs. There are a wide range of partnership opportunities to meet a brand’s marketing goals.

Our events provide turn-key promotional platforms for brands looking to launch a new product, maximize brand visibility, do high-volume sampling or target key demographics in the lucrative Chicago market.

Chicago Kids & Kites Festival (PDF)

Chicago Kids & Kites Festival (PDF)

May 7, 2016


Lake FX Summit + Expo (PDF)

Lake FX Summit + Expo (PDF)

May 13-15, 2016


Chicago Blues Festival (PDF)

Chicago Blues Festival (PDF)

June 10-12, 2016



Chicago SummerDance (PDF)

Chicago SummerDance (PDF)

June 24-September 11, 2016




Millennium Park Music & Film Series (PDF)Millennium Park Music & Film Series (PDF)

June-August 2016


Chicago Jazz Festival (PDF)

Chicago Jazz Festival (PDF)

September 1-4, 2016


World Music Festival Chicago (PDF)

World Music Festival Chicago (PDF)

September 9-25, 2016

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