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McCormick Tribune Ice RinkMcCormick Tribune Ice Rink

November 18, 2016-March 5, 2017


The McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium park will kick off the winter season on Friday, November 18 (weather permitting), on the same day as the 103rd Annual Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration. The rink will open to the public at noon and remain open through Sunday, March 5, 2017.


Chicago Gospel Music FestivalChicago Gospel Music Festival

June 2-3, 2017


The Chicago Gospel Music Festival showcases the best in local, national and international Gospel Music performers.



Chicago Blues Festival (Billy Branch pictured)Chicago Blues Festival

June 9-11, 2017


The Blues Festival will offer fans performances by the genres’ leading artists, as well as a wonderful new experience in the city’s premier outdoor music venue.



Fifth Star HonorsFifth Star Honors

August 28, 2017


Celebrate Chicago’s creativity at the Fifth Star Honors, a free awards show honoring legendary Chicago artists and cultural institutions with live performances and video tributes.



Chicago Jazz FestivalChicago Jazz Festival

August 31-September 3, 2017


A favorite Labor Day Weekend tradition, the Chicago Jazz Festival showcases free live performances by Chicago’s vast jazz talent alongside national and international jazz legends and artists.


World Music Festival ChicagoWorld Music Festival Chicago

September 8-24, 2017


Enjoy global grooves by award-winning artists from around the world at the free, city-wide, multi-venue World Music Festival Chicago that has presented more than 750 artists and ensembles from over 80 countries since it began.