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The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is a marketing solutions powerhouse that produces some of Chicago's largest and most iconic festivals, including the Taste of Chicago, Chicago Air & Water Show and the Chicago Blues Festival.  DCASE’s extensive inventory of events and programs reaches across all demographic interests and draws an estimated 10M guests per year.

Our events provide turn-key marketing platforms that can meet any marketing goal - from launching a new product, maximizing brand visibility,  high-volume sampling or targeting key demographics. With world-class venues like Millennium Park and Chicago Cultural Center, extensive social media reach, access to City services and robust rolodex of partners, DCASE is the key to unlock limitless promotional opportunities in the lucrative Chicago market.


Find Out What's New for 2017! (PDF)


Lake FX (PDF) Chicago City Markets (PDF)

Lake FX (PDF)

April 21 & 22, 2017

Chicago City Markets (PDF)


Chicago Kids & Kites Festival (PDF)

Chicago Gospel Music Festival (PDF)

Chicago Kids & Kites Festival (PDF)

May 6, 2017

Chicago Gospel Music Festival (PDF)

June 2 & 3, 2017

Chicago Blues Festival (PDF)

Millennium Park Music Series (PDF)

Chicago Blues Festival (PDF)

June 9-11, 2017

Millennium Park Music Series (PDF)

June 12-August 21, 2017

Millennium Park Film Series (PDF)

Chicago SummerDance (PDF)

Millennium Park Film Series (PDF)

July 13-August 29, 2017

Chicago SummerDance (PDF)

June 23-September 10, 2017

Taste of Chicago (PDF)

Chicago Air & Water Show (PDF)

Taste of Chicago (PDF)

Title Opportunities (PDF)

July 5-9, 2017

Chicago Air & Water Show (PDF)

Hospitality Area Opportunities (PDF)

August 19 & 20, 2017

Fifth Star (PDF)

Chicago Jazz Festival (PDF)

Fifth Star (PDF)

August 28, 2017

Chicago Jazz Festival (PDF)

August 31-September 3, 2017

World Music Festival Chicago (PDF)

Chicago Holidays (PDF)

World Music Festival Chicago (PDF)

September 8-24, 2017

Chicago Holidays (PDF)

November 17-December 2017


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