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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)


Monday, October 2

Guinean Community Assoc. of Illinois & Iowa – Flag Raising

Join us on the plaza at noon time, to help celebrate the Guinea Independence Day with drummers and Flag Raising.


Tuesday, October 3

National Stepper’s Society

Get your groove on and join the National Stepper’s Society for a lunchtime dance party on the plaza.


Wednesday, October 4

Chosen Few

Join Chicago’s Chosen Few DJs at a lunchtime dance party celebrating Chicago House Music.


Thursday, October 5, 12, 19, 26Chicago City Markets presented by COUNTRY Financial®

Chicago City Markets presented by COUNTRY Financial®

Daley Plaza Farmers Market Hours, 7am-3pm

Stop by the longest running Chicago City Market for fresh seasonal produce, flowers, prepared foods and more. The Chicago City Markets are presented by COUNTRY Financial®, the City of Chicago encourages everyone to visit Daley Plaza or their neighborhood market this season to shop local and shop fresh.


Friday, October 6

The Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans

Enjoy a prelude to the Columbus Day Parade with the raising of the Italian Flag sponsored by the JCCIA.


Wednesday, October 11

Kenny DJG Experience

Enjoy the music from Purple Rain, as well as other dance music hits, presented by DJ Kenny G.


Monday, October 18

Latino Heritage Month

An awards ceremony for Latino Heritage Month, presented by the Chicago Clerk of the Circuit Court.


Thursday, October 19

Chicago City Markets – Artisan Fair

Shop various vendors from the neighborhood Chicago City Markets, including Maxwell Street. See you there!


Friday, October 20

Octoberfest House Music Fashion Show Preview Lunch Jam

Join us for our fall fashion show preview while enjoying some great house music with Madam Ambassador of House Music Valencia "Mother Diva'' Dantzler.


October 1 thru October 31


Stop by the East Lobby of the Civic Center to view an educational exhibit displayed by Anthony LaPiana. For more information, visit at the National Italian American Council.


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 Additional Information

Performance Application & General Information

Performance Application & General Information

Download the Daley Plaza Performance Application.


Apply For Permit to Reserve Space on Daley Plaza or Lobby

Apply For Permit to Reserve Space on Daley Plaza or Lobby

Application to reserve space on Daley Plaza or Lobby.


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