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 Champion, 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.
Here's what's happening this fall in Chicago!
NOW - OCT 25If you're a big fan of Super Heroes (or own a cape yourself), you'll want to check out Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes celebrating 80 years of Marvel at the Museum of Science and Industry. Here you'll find the largest collection ever assembled of costumes and props from your favorite Marvel films, as well as a plethora of other stuff filled with super powers! Reservations are required, so hit the link and reserve your spot. This Exhibit takes flight October 25th, so book it now!
NOW - OCT 30If you've got a little bit of that rebel spirit in you, and you appreciate street art, find yourself at the Art of Banksy Exhibit. Procured from private collections, this 35 million dollar unauthorized exhibit is sure to pique your interest in this talented, controversial, and highly imaginative artist.
More art please! Don't miss the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit that has been enchanting audiences worldwide. It's at the Lighthouse ArtSpace in Chicago's Gold coast and after popular demand, and several extensions, this exhibit is leaving Nov. 28. Book yourself some tickets and GOGH!
NOW - NOV 28
SEPT 23 - OCT 7We are proud to be sponsoring the 39th Reeling Film Festival celebrating the creative filmmaking of the LGBTQ+ community from around the globe! This event does require proof of vaccination or a negative Covid 19 test - but there are also opportunities to attend via streaming. Don't miss this artistic adventure!
The final outdoor music event of the year blows in this October with the Spring Awakening Festival. Featuring bands like Bear Grillz, Ghetto Blaster, Midnight Kids and many more, coming to Adams Medill Park.
OCT 2 & 3
OCT 10You don't have to be a runner to have a full-out great time at the Chicago Marathon! It's a Chicago mainstay event and cheering on the runners is a fantastic way to spend a beautiful Sunday morning in the city.
OCT 12 - OCT 27Learn about Lincoln Park Zoo's ghostly past! Check out the Haunted History Tour hosted by Adam Selzer, host of Mysterious Chicago Tours for a spooky walkabout that digs into the zoo's haunted roots. Muah Ha Ha! This event takes place Tuesdays's and Thursday's.
Fall Fest at Lincoln Park Zoo is a FREE event featuring a festive pop-up bar, you can pick your pumpkin, enjoy live pumpkin carvers and festive musical entertainment to get everybody in the Autumnal mood! And LPZoo is essentially right down the street! Fall Fest takes place Friday - Sunday!
OCT 18 - OCT 31
OCT 2324 hours of horror at the best theatre in Chicago? Sounds like heaven! Get to the 90th anniversary of the Music Box of Horrors at The Music Box Theatre for some chilling viewing!
OCT 31The 24th Annual Haunted Halsted Halloween Parade steps off at 6PM with all the costume extravagance we've come to expect from this event. Don't forget it's a contest too . . . this is not for the Halloween slacker!
NOV 7For those who love the brisk fall air, with a sweet taste of deliciousness at the end, check out the Hot Chocolate 15k - This is a real crowd pleaser every year!
NOV 19 - JAN 2Zoolights at Lincoln Park Zoo is back, and one of the most highly anticipated holiday events of the year! Plus, this year they've pulled out all the stop with some brand new displays.
NOV 19 - DEC 24/JAN 31
It feels like, looks like, and tastes like Germany at the Holidays . . . Featuring German-style pretzels, brats, spiked wine, beautifully crafted ornaments and lots of holiday cheer. This year, Christkindlmarket will be in two locations - Daley Plaza, and Gallagher Park at Wrigley Field. Hint . . . that's right around the corner from Hawthorne Terrace! Event at Gallagher Park runs through Jan. 31.
NOV 30There is no better way to get into the holiday spirit than at the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival (that's the Mag Mile to you and me). Millions of Brilliant white lights dance as the parade passes by leaving you awe inspired, and maybe even a little giddy for the holidays ahead. Get there early!
FILL YOUR SOUL . . .Chicagoan's and visitors can get back on the culture trip we've been craving . . . with restrictions lifted, most area museums are open! Of course, like indoor dining, masks are required, but isn't it worth it . . . just for a taste of Monet? Or to see the frolicking dolphins once again? Check out what's happening at your favorite museum by hitting the links below!
- Field Museum
- Shed Aquarium
- Art Institute
- Museum of Contemporary Art
- Chicago History Museum
Shopping in Chicago never really closed . . . all major department stores and boutiques are open for business and on the ready to welcome you! But remember, for now, masks are required indoors in the state of Illinois!