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Daley Center, 50 W. Washington St. • FREE Cultural Programs Year-Round

Performances Begin at 12 Noon


The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events presents FREE cultural programs year-round weekdays at Noon at the Daley Civic Center located at 50 W. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602.

(schedule is subject to change)


Tuesday, May 1

National Stepper’s Society

Get your groove on with National Steppers Society for a lunchtime dance hour.


Friday, May 4

The Chicago Bar Association

Join the Chicago Bar Association to celebrate Law Week.


Monday, May 7

Josh Cohen

Join us in the lobby of the Daley Center for a solo performance of a six-string electric bass, using extended techniques to create the sound of an entire band.  


Tuesday, May 8

Romanian Independence Day Celebration

A celebration of Romania’s independence.


Thursday, May 10, 17, 24, 31

Chicago City Markets presented by COUNTRY Financial®

Daley Plaza Farmers Market KICK-OFF


The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events is pleased to kick off summer with opening of the Chicago City Markets presented by COUNTRY Financial® at the Daley Plaza Farmers Market. Residents are encouraged to visit their neighborhood market this season to shop local and shop fresh. A complete list of city-run markets, along with dates and times are listed at chicagofarmersmarkets.us


Friday, May 11

Croatian American Day

Enjoy traditional folk songs and dances performed by various Chicago Croatian Folk Ensembles.


Monday, May 14

Edison Drummers

Enjoy the lively bests inspired by Asian, African, and Afro-Caribbean drumming.


Wednesday, May 16

Asian American Heritage Month Celebration

Honoring the outstanding achievements of Asian Americans during a special awards ceremony.


Friday, May 18

DJ James Dean

Join DJ James Dean on the plaza to enjoy House and Tech music.


Wednesday, May 30

Mental Health Awareness Month House Music Lunch Jam

Join Madam Ambassador of House Music, DJs, and speakers for this special awareness event.


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