So Much to do, Let's Make the TimeThis vibrant neighborhood offers an abundance of stunning diversions, from trendy shops to dazzling dining to exciting theater and nightclubs. As one of Chicago's more established lakefront neighborhoods, Lakeview East is a diverse place to visit and explore. For the baseball fan, our hotel is blocks from historic Wrigley Field, home of the 2016 World Series Champions Chicago Cubs. Outdoor enthusiasts can embrace the lakefront beaches, get things moving on the running and bike paths or launch a boat at Belmont Harbor. It's also host to some of Chicago's biggest annual events including Halsted Street Market Days, the Annual PrideFest and Pride Parade, and the Lakeview East Festival of the Arts for all day (and night) art, live music and outdoor dining. Of course, there is no lack of night life with the Elbo Room, The Vic and Park West boasting some of the greatest musical talent the city has to offer. If you're a theater buff, Blue Man Group performs at the Briar Street Theatre just blocks away, and continues to thrill audiences year after year.
Chicago hosts some of the best events any place in the world, and during summer months, the action really lights up with truly exciting and FREE things to do! Check out these free Chicago traditions next time you're in town!
Now - Labor Day: It doesn't have to be a holiday for Navy Pier to shine bright! Free Navy Pier Fireworks display every Wednesday and Saturday night.
Now - Sept 29: If your love all things digital, get yourself to Art on theMart. Sunset, every day!
Now - August 20: Millennium Park Summer Film Series - every Tuesday night
Now - August 15: Millennium Park Free Music Series - Monday' & Thursday nights
Now - August 27: Grant Park Music Festival is back. This free music series features 32 FREE concerts by the Grant Park Orchestra
July 19 - July 21
Pitchfork is back in Union Park featuring some of the hottest acts on the music scene like Mavis Staples, Stereolab, and The Isley Brothers. Tickets are slim, so phone a friend and get yourself to this music lovers paradise.
Aug 1 - Aug 4
Unless you've been living under a rock (and we assume you have not), Lollapalooza returns with a stronger than ever line-up. Of course, you probably also know that it's sold out - but don't let that deter you! You've got a bit of time to cozy up to some ticketed friends!
Did you love the film Bohemian Rhapsody? Then find yourself at Queen for The Rhapsody Tour at the United Center. Adam Lambert is the front man, and he does Freddy Mercury proud, (in our humble opinion)
It's one of the best events of the year, and the largest street festival in the mid west. Northalsted Market Days returns with 4 stages, over 200 vendors, and all the food and drink you could ever want. Set in the heart of boystown, this summer festival is the highlight of the year in this neighborhood, and a short walk from Hawthorne Terrace!
Jon Mayer returns to the United Center for a encore Chicago performance and it will be a doozy! Get there if you can!
Aug 17 - Aug 18
Find yourself at North Avenue Beach, or any rooftop along the lakeshore and take in all the excitement that is the Chicago Air & Water Show. It's two days of thrills!
Aug 30 - Sept 1
North Coast Music Festival returns to Huntington Bank Pavilion and since it's the 10th anniversary, promises to be better than ever. It's just a short hop over to the venue from here and tickets are still available . . . What are you waiting for?
If you still haven't been to a concert at Wrigley Field, you're really missing out! Luke Bryan with Sam Hunt takes the stage on Sept. 1st, and it's going to be epic! If you don't have tix, make friends with somebody that does!