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Lurie Garden in Millennium Park Upcoming ProgramsLurie Garden Upcoming Programs


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.




Millennium Park Presents (Chicago Mariachi and Folklórico Festival pictured)Millennium Park Presents

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.



The House Legacy Project, Tribute to Frankie Knuckles at Cloud Gate pictured (Photo credit: Spence)The House Legacy Project

May 22, 2015


The exhibition kicks off with a live commissioned performance led by Jerry C. King and Joe Smooth.



Chicago Gospel Music FestivalChicago Gospel Music Festival

May 29-31, 2015


The Chicago Gospel Music Festival will feature local and national artists celebrating the genre’s deep Chicago roots with traditional choirs and contemporary urban gospel music in the city where the genre was born more than 80-years ago.



Downtown Sound (San Fermin pictured)Downtown Sound

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.


Millennium Park Summer WorkoutsMillennium Park Summer Workouts

June 6-September 5, 2015

FREE, Saturdays

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.

Full schedule will be announced soon!



Bike Chicago Feature Film Napoleon DynamiteBike Chicago Feature Film Napoleon Dynamite

June 16, 2015


Don’t miss this quirky, offbeat 2004 comedy featuring the socially-awkward, yet endearing, teenage Napoleon as he helps his new friend win the class presidency in their small-town high school while dealing with his eccentric family life at home.



Grant Park Music FestivalGrant Park Music Festival

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.


Cloud GateChicago Triathlon Checkpoint Challenge

June 18, 2015


Chicago’s first ever, bike-centric adventure race! Participating cyclists will receive a set of clues, identifying the location of several checkpoints throughout the city. Cyclists will earn points as they traverse the city, snap photos and complete various challenges.


Family Fun FestivalFamily Fun Festival

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. 



Millennium Park Summer Film SeriesMillennium Park Summer Film Series

June 23-August 25, 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–August 25 at 6:30pm.



After School Matters Summer ProgramAfter School Matters Summer Program

June 29-August 14, 2015

FREE, Mondays-Fridays

Stop by and see Chicago teens discovering their potential all summer long in the After School Matters Summer Program Tents.



Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz (Great Black Music Ensemble pictured)

Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz

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.

Full schedule will be announced soon!


Chicago Jazz Festival (Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9 pictured)Chicago Jazz Festival

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.



World Music Festival Chicago17th Annual World Music Festival Chicago

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.



Fifth Star AwardsFifth Star Awards

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.