Chicagoland Event Calendar: February – March

Are you experiencing a little cabin fever during this cold, cold Chicago winter?  Chicagoland is always full of new and exciting things to get you out of the house and keep you busy.  Check out our event calendar for local shows, events, and fundraisers.  Enjoy the winter activities while you can, Spring will be here before you know it!

Chicago Event Calendar

Macbeth Chicago – Lincoln Park Feb 14 – Mar 2
Blue Man Group Chicago – Lake View Feb 14 – Ongoing
Phantom of The Opera Chicago – The Loop Feb 14 – Mar 2
Trapped in a Room With a Zombie Chicago Feb 14 – Ongoing
Aquatic Show Chicago Feb 14 – Ongoing
Indoor Farmer & Artisan Food Market Evanston Feb 15 – Apr 26
Late Nite Catechism Chicago – Lincoln Park Feb 15 – Ongoing
Chicago’s Original Brewery Tour Chicago – Lincoln Park Feb 15 – Ongoing
Chef Fest Oak Brook Terrace Feb 20
Daddy Daughter Dance Plainfield Feb 21
Girls Nite Out Elmhurst Feb 21
Mighty Con Comic Book Show DuPage County Fairgrounds Feb 22
Wedding Expo West Chicago Feb 23
The Rocky Horror Picture Show St. Charles Feb 28
Ramsey Lewis & John Pizzarelli Naperville Feb 28
Breaking Free – Kinetic Dance Company Naperville Mar 1
An Evening w/the Stars Oscar Night Gala Benefiting Autism Speaks Rosemont Mar 2
First Friday Gallery Night Crystal Lake Mar 7
Pink Droyd:  A Tribute to Pink Floyd Crystal Lake Mar 8
Healthy Children Conference & Expo Rosemont Mar 8 – Mar 9
Elmhurst St. Patrick’s Day Parade Elmhurst Mar 8
Handmade Market Chicago Chicago – Ukranian Village Mar 8 – Apr 12
Reptile Rampage Lake Forest Mar 9
Imagine Dragons Allstate Arena Mar 13
New Shanghai Circus Crystal Lake Mar 14
Comedian Bill Bellamy Schaumburg Mar 20 – Mar 23
Northwest Celtic Fest Hoffman Estates Mar 22
Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Glen Ellyn Mar 22
Chicago Beer Festival Chicago – West Loop Mar 22
Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live Chicago – Gold Coast Mar 26 – Mar 30
Bill Cosby Naperville Mar 29

Chicagoland Event Calendar: October – December

Holiday season is coming!  The next few months will be a whirlwind of activities as everyone prepares for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.  Don’t forget to slow down and take some time to enjoy the spirit of the season with your friends and family.  In order to help you do just that, we’ve compiled a list of some of the events scheduled in the Chicago suburbs and in the city.  Enjoy!

~Archadeck of Chicagoland

Chicagoland 2013 Event Calendar: October - December

Festivals & Craft Fairs

Didier Farms’ Pumpkin Fest Lincolnshire Oct 16-31
Highwood Pumpkin Festival Highwood Oct 17-19
Fall Festival McHenry Oct 19-27
Holiday Fair Trade Gift Boutique Libertyville Oct 26
Holiday Craft Boutique Lincolnshire Nov 9
America’s Baking and Sweets Show Schaumburg Nov 15-17
Santa’s Craft Corner Wheaton Nov 30-Dec 14

Farmers Markets

Hoffman Estates Farm Market Hoffman Estates Oct 17-31
Park Ridge Farmers Market Park Ridge Oct 19-26
Farmers Market: Palatine Palatine Oct 19-26
Elk Grove Farmers Market Elk Grove Oct 19-26
Wilmette Farmers Market Wilmette Oct 19-26
Farmers Market: Evanston Evanston Oct 19-Nov 2

Halloween Fun

CarnEvil Haunted Attraction Hoffman Estates Oct 17-31
All Hallows Eve Naperville Oct 18-19
Fright at Night (with a kid friendly session) Oak Park Oct 25
Cake Decorating: Scary Monster Cupcakes Schaumburg Oct 26
Halloween Bash Hoffman Estates Oct 26
Halloween Party at Northbrook Court Northbrook Oct 26
Halloween Trick-or-Treat Palatine Oct 26
Spooky Zoo Spectacular Lincoln Park Zoo Oct 26
HalloweenFest in Libertyville Libertyville Oct 29
Halloween Boonanza Schaumburg Oct 31

Holiday Events & Parades

Wilmette Holiday Parade Wilmette Nov 23
Magnificent Mile Lights Festival Chicago Nov 23
Thanksgiving Parade Chicago Nov 28
ZooLights Lincoln Park Zoo Nov 29
Little Friends Parade of Lights Naperville Dec 1
Brunch with Santa Aurora Dec 7
The Best Holiday Party Ever Chicago Dec 10
Breakfast with Santa at Lamb’s Farm Libertyville Dec 14
New Year’s Eve Rock ‘N’ Roll Ball Rosemont Dec 31

Concerts, Shows & Dancing

Dance Like the Stars Lincolnshire Nov 5
The Temptations Skokie Nov 16
Selena Gomez Allstate Arena Nov 22
It’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! Chicago Nov 25 – Dec 29
Elton John Allstate Arena Nov 30
Polar Express Deerfield Dec 8
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Aurora Dec 14

Fall 2013 Bucket List

How much fun can be had in the autumn months?  Tons!
Host an outdoor party
Go on a fall camping trip
Visit a farmers market
Enjoy hot apple cider on the deck
Roast pumpkin seeds
Jump in a pile of leaves
Go to a harvest festival
Trick-or-Treat
Go on a fall nature photo scavenger hunt
Visit a pumpkin patch
Roast marshmallows over the fire pit
Go apple picking
Have a bonfire

2013 Fall Bucket List

 

 

Chicagoland Event Calendar: September – October

Fall is on its way, and with it come the many autumn festivals.  We at Archadeck love to spend time outdoors.  Come out and enjoy the live entertainment, sip on apple cider, sample the tasty fall foods, take the kids through the pumpkin patch, and much, much more!

Chicagoland Fall Festivals

Event

Location

Date

St. Michael Fall Fest Orland Park

Sep 19-22

Oaktoberfest Oak Park

Sep 20-21

Harvest Moon Bonfire Schaumburg

Sep 21

Fall Fest & Chili Cookoff Homewood

Sep 21

Norwood Park Fall Festival Norwood Park

Sep 21

Annual Autumn Fair Geneva

Sep 21

Long Grove Apple Festival Long Grove

Sep 27-29

Franciscan Fall Festival Tinley Park

Sep 27-29

Fall Family Fun Fest River Grove

Sep 28

Rogers Park Harvest Fest Rogers Park

Sep 28

Chilympics Chili Cook-Off Downers Grove

Sep 28

Fall Fest  Oak Park

Sep 29

Oktoberfest 2013 Naperville

Oct 4-5

Autumn Harvest Festival Schaumburg

Oct 6

Highwood Pumpkin Festival Highwood

Oct 17-19

All Hallows Eve Naperville

Oct 18-19

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Chicagoland Event Calendar: May – June

Spring has sprung!  Local events are a perfect way to enjoy the warm weather with friends and family.  Whether it’s in the city or the Chicago Suburbs, you’re sure to have a blast!

Summer 2013 Events Chicago Suburbs City

Event
Location
Date
Ravinia 2013 Schedule – Enjoy spectacular concerts in the park! Chicago June 6 – Sept 15
Taste of Glen Ellyn Glen Ellyn May 16 – 19
Spring Fun Fair Des Plaines May 18
Civil War Days Naperville May 18 – 19
Free Museum Day Elmhurst May 19
Red, White & BBQ Festival Westmont May 24 – 26
Young at Heart Festival Loves Park May 24 – 27
4th Annual Barrington Art Festival Barrington May 25 – 26
Piccadilly Circus St. Charles May 25 – 27
5th Annual Millennium Art Festival Chicago May 31 – June 2
First Fridays (Museum of Contemporary Art) Chicago June 7
11th Annual Promenade of Art Arlington Heights Arlington Heights June 8 –  9
Father’s Day Barbeque Brookfield Zoo June 16
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra at The Morton Arboretum Lisle June 30
Naperville Rib Fest 2013  (Carnival, food, music, and more!) Naperville July 3 – 7
Windy City Rib Fest Chicago July 5 – 7

Chicagoland Event Calendar: April – May

Looking for something fun?  Chicagoland is full of activities and events!

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Family Day at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago April 13
DiCarlo Spring Wine, Food and Craft Beer Festival Mundelein April 13
Spring Fling Carnival Schaumburg April 20
Extreme Block Party Libertyville April 27
Mommy, Dolly & Me Spring Luncheon & Fashion Show Lisle May 4
Art in the Park Elmhurst May 4-5
DuPage Symphony Orchestra “…de la Mancha” Naperville May 11
Family Day at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago May 11
Mother’s Day Brunch at Brookfield Zoo Brookfield May 12
Mother’s Day Brunch at Artisan Table Naperville May 12
Spring Fun Fair Des Plaines May 18
Civil War Days Naperville May 18-19
Red, White & BBQ Festival Westmont May 24-26
Young at Heart Festival Loves Park May 24-27
4th Annual Barrington Art Festival Barrington May 25-26

Are we missing an event?  Let us know and we’ll add it to the list.