The Lurie Garden in Chicago’s Millennium Park is welcoming spring - and its second decade - in 2015 with a variety of free programs for all ages.
May 21-September 18, 2015
Millennium Park proudly presents symphonic music, dance, opera, Broadway hits and more—performed by some of Chicago’s best-loved cultural institutions.
June 1-July 23, 2015
FREE, Mondays & Thursdays
Downtown Sound, Millennium Park’s popular Monday night music series, is expanding this year to showcase contemporary and electronic music artists (formerly Loops and Variations) and world music artists in addition to its eclectic mix of cutting-edge indie rock, pop bands and rock veterans.
June 6-September 5, 2015
Millennium Park will once again offer FREE Summer Workouts on the Great Lawn funded by McDonald’s, Saturdays, June 6–September 5 featuring music during yoga and pilates—and drumming during Zumba®. Classes are 7–11am.
June 17-August 22, 2015
The Grant Park Music Festival celebrates its 81st season this year, with the Grammy® Award-nominated Grant Park Orchestra led by Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar and the award-winning Grant Park Chorus led by Chorus Director Christopher Bell.
June 22-August 23, 2015
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 22–August 23, 10am–2pm.
June 23-September 1, 2015
FREE, Tuesdays at 6:30pm
Millennium Park will once again present outdoor movies on its state-of-the-art, 40-foot LED screen as part of the Summer Film Series, Tuesdays, June 23–September 1 at 6:30pm.
June 29-August 14, 2015
Stop by and see Chicago teens discovering their potential all summer long in the After School Matters Summer Program Tents.
August 6-27, 2015
Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz presents commissioned projects by Steve Coleman, Juli Wood and Caroline Davis, Greg Ward and a salute to the AACM’s 50th Anniversary.
September 3-6, 2015
Known for its artistic creativity, the Chicago Jazz Festival is a favorite Labor Day Weekend tradition. It promotes awareness and appreciation for all forms of jazz through free, quality live musical performance.
September 11-22, 2015
The 17th Annual World Music Festival Chicago rounds out the city’s summer music festivals from September 11–22 in various locations including at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park.
September 16, 2015
Join the City of Chicago in honoring exemplary Chicago artists and arts institutions who have made significant contributions in arts and culture, at a free public celebration at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park.