Seasonal Chicago

Summer, Winter, Spring, and Fall all bring different activities to enjoy in Chicago! Check out our favorite things to see and do during different times of the year.

Pumpkins, Corn Mazes, Cider – Fall in Chicago

Pumpkins, Corn Mazes, Cider – Fall in Chicago

You know as well as I do what is waiting right around the corner: a giant hulking mass of Canadian cold crouched on it’s haunches at the shores of Lake Michigan. Before long it will fall upon us, so take advantage while fall is upon us.

Live Music at “Sundays in the Park” in Logan Square

Live Music at “Sundays in the Park” in Logan Square

On select Sunday evenings through October, you can drop in and catch live music at the Centennial Monument in Logan Square as part of the Sundays in the Park music series.

The Annual Chicago Air & Water Show

In its 53rd year, this mid-August exhibition is the largest of its kind in the country and draws millions of people from all over for its spectacular sights and roaring noises.

Chicago Street Festivals: August 2011

It’s already August? What happened to June and July? Summer will soon be over, so it’s best to get out and take advantage of these final street festivals. Sigh..

Fiery Places to Watch the 4th of July Fireworks

Where will you be when the fireworks start popping off Navy Pier this July 4th? If you don’t want to be stuck in a tourist trap but still want to see all the action, try celebrating America’s Birthday at one of these five fiery places.

The City of Big Quads: Running in Chicago

This summer, instead of holding a BBQ rib in one hand and a margarita in the other, why not burn off some of those stored up winter calories and go for a jog? Running is a great way to enjoy our coveted heated months as well as lead a healthier lifestyle.

Morton Arboretum

Fondly called a “tree zoo,” the Morton Arboretum is the perfect day trip for any Chicagoan looking to get back to nature — including sixteen miles of trails, nine miles of biking roads, forests, and gardens to provide hours of entertainment, recreation, and relaxation.

June Music Festivals 2011

June Music Festivals 2011

With so many festivals it’s hard to pick just one per weekend. After a careful investigation, here are our picks for what to enjoy musically for free/cheap in June.

Chicago Street Festivals: June 2011

June is finally here, that wonderful month were it actually starts to get warm. Bring on the festivals!

Navy Pier Summer Fireworks

We Chicagoans like our fireworks, and between Memorial Day and Labor Day you can catch them every Wednesday and Saturday evening at Navy Pier.

Music in the Park: Millennium Park Music Series 2011

The Jay Pritzker Pavilion is a summertime hub for music lovers. Chicagoans flock to the Loop every night of the week for a uniquely Chicago experience: great music in an even better setting.

An UPchicago Summer Bucket List

There are some things you just have to do during a Chicago summer. This year, we’re making them happen. Here are our picks for the ultimate Chicago summer bucket list.

Chicago Folk & Roots Festival

Chicago Folk & Roots Festival

Hosted by the Old Town School of Folk Music, the Chicago Folk and Roots Festival is a two-day music celebration held annually in Welles Park. This year’s festival will be July 9-10.

Chicago Street Festivals: May

There is a different Chicago Street Festival every weekend of the summer, if not more than one! Check out our guide to May’s festival’s to kick off the summer.