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Application/General Information

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.

Under The Picasso Monthly Schedule

Daley Plaza Farmers Market

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.

Performances begin @ 12 Noon (schedule is subject to change)


Tuesday, October 4

National Stepper’s Society

Join the National Stepper’s Society for a lunchtime steppers party.


Wednesday, October 5

The Chosen Few

Lunchtime dance party featuring Chicago’s Chosen Few DJs.


Thursday, October 6, 13, 20 & 27Cherries

Chicago Farmers Market

Join us for the freshest produce of the season. Presented by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and COUNTRY Financial, visit the Chicago Farmers Market located on Daley Plaza every Thursday from May to October. Hours are: 7am to 3pm.


Wednesday, October 12

Hispanic Heritage Month “Song & Dance”

Enjoy folk dancers and music to celebrate the 2nd Hispanic Celebration on Daley Plaza.


Monday, October 17–21

Chicago Ideas Week

With “Portals” in Daley Plaza, you’ll have the opportunity to step into a portal outfitted with immersive, live-streaming audio-visual technology that will put you face-to-face with someone on the other side of the world. Stop by throughout week to experience curated programs with cities around the world.


Wednesday, October 19

Octoberfest House Music Lunch Jam

Come join us on your lunch break for our last house music event for 2016, with DJ Brown Sugar, DJ Emanuel and DJ Purple.

This is house music with a purpose of staying healthy in house music. Learn important health and wellness information as you get your dance on.

Produced and hosted by Madam Ambassador of House Music "Valencia "Mother Diva" Dantzler.



Photo Exhibit:

October 1–31

The National Italian American Council presents a photo exhibit highlighting Italian American history dating from World War II to the present. Photographs, documents, artistic descriptions and text explaining the history of Italian American culture will be featured.