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Millennium Park Summer Highlights

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Chicago House Party

May 27, 2017

Chicago House Music Celebration

Throughout the day, DJs and live performances will showcase the various sounds and styles of house music, the musical form born in Chicago that has gone on to revolutionize dance music internationally. 

 

 

 

 


 

Chicago Gospel Music Festival

June 2-3, 2017

Chicago Gospel Music Festival

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

 

 

 

 


 

Chicago Blues Festival

June 9-11, 2017

Chicago Blues Festival (Billy Branch pictured)

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.

 

 

 

 


 

Millennium Park Summer Music Series

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

Millennium Park Summer Music Series (Otis Taylor Band pictured)

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 Series

Tuesdays, June 13–September 5, 2017

Millennium Park Film Series

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 Festival

June 14-August 19, 2017

Grant Park Music Festival

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!

 

 

 


 

Chicago Mariachi Festival

June 25, 2017

Chicago Mariachi Festival

The Mariachi Heritage Foundation presents the 3rd Annual Chicago Mariachi Festival showcases world-class mariachi ensembles from the U.S. and Mexico as well as Mariachi Heritage Foundation student ensembles on multiple stages throughout Millennium Park.

 

 

 

 


 

SummerDance Celebration

August 26, 2017

SummerDance Celebration

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.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Fifth Star Honors

August 28, 2017

Fifth Star Honors

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 Festival

August 31-September 3, 2017

Chicago Jazz Festival

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.

 

 

 

 


 

Stars of Lyric Opera

September 8, 2017

Stars of Lyric Opera

Join Lyric for a free concert under the stars! Pack your picnic basket and bring your friends to enjoy acclaimed Lyric star voices as we celebrate a new season.

 

 

 

 

 


 

World Music Festival Chicago

September 8-24, 2017

World Music Festival Chicago

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.

 

 

 

 


 

After School Matters Summer Programs

June 26-August 11, 2017

After School Matters Summer Programs

Stop by and see Chicago teens discovering their potential all summer long in After School Matters Summer Programs at Millennium Park!

 

 

 

 

 


 

Family Fun Festival

Summer 2017

Family Fun Festival

Join the fun all summer long with activities for kids of all ages, including music and arts & crafts.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Lurie Garden

Summer 2017

Lurie Garden

Enjoy tours and nature programs all summer long.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Chakaia Booker Exhibition

Through April 2018

Chakaia Booker (PASS THE BUCK 2008, rubber tires & stainless steel,  96 x 96 x 96 inches)

Millennium Park will unveil six recent sculptures by American artist Chakaia Booker in a new exhibition in the Boeing Galleries—running April 30, 2016, through April 2018. A seventh, site-responsive sculpture (a new work) will be added in September 2016 in the South Boeing Gallery.