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Millennium Park - Upcoming Events

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Millennium Park Presents (Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! pictured)Millennium Park Presents

May 26-October 1, 2017


Millennium Park Presents is a series of one-night-only performances curated by DCASE to showcase opera, dance, Broadway hits, classical and House music, Mariachi and more—performed by some of Chicago’s best-loved cultural institutions.



Millennium Park Summer Music Series (Wild Belle pictured)Millennium Park Summer Music Series

June 12-August 21, 2017 (Mondays & Thursdays)


The music series features a wide variety of genre-defying music from top local, national and international artists – both established and emerging.



Millennium Park Summer Film SeriesMillennium Park Summer Film Series

Tuesdays, June 13 - September 5, 2017 (except Thursday, August 24 at 10am)


Chicagoans and visitors alike are invited to enjoy outdoor movies downtown as the popular Summer Film Series returns to Millennium Park, Tuesdays, June 13 – September 5, at 6:30pm. Guests may take a seat at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion or lounge on the Great Lawn as crowd-pleasing movies are presented on a state-of-the-art, 40-foot LED screen.


Grant Park Music FestivalGrant Park Music Festival

June 14-August 19, 2017


For more than 80 years, the Grant Park Music Festival has been Chicago’s summer musical sensation, demonstrating that classical music, performed by a world-class orchestra and chorus can have a transformative impact on the city. The 2017 season runs from June 14 to August 19 at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion and will feature an ambitious schedule of programming that has something for everyone!


Family Fun FestivalFamily Fun Festival

June 19-August 24, 2017


Families are invited to join the fun all summer long with activities, including music and arts and crafts, for kids of all ages, at the Family Fun Festival, June 19-August 24, 10am-2pm.



Orbert DavisChicago Jazz Philharmonic “Best Of”

August 23, 2017

Experience Chicago's most innovative orchestra, Orbert Davis' Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, presenting a culmination of some of its most celebrated works from its 13-year catalogue of repertoire bridging jazz, classical and other genres.



SummerDance CelebrationSummerDance Celebration

August 26, 2017

The new dance festival presents a full day of dance competitions, social dancing and performances.




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.


Dame Myra Hess Concert (Red Star Brass pictured)Dame Myra Hess Concert

September 13, 2017


On September 13, the Dame Myra Hess concert leaves the Cultural Center and heads to the Pritzker Stage in Millennium Park for its usual 12:15 pm performance. To celebrate our first-ever outside Hess concert – and pay tribute to the glorious Pritzker Pavilion – we will combine two brass quintets for this performance.