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.
We can hardly wait for the sound of the first crack of the bat when the Chicago Cubs return home for the 2019 season! The Cubs home opener takes place on April 8 against the Pittsburgh Pirates (aye Matey) . . . and even if you don't have a ticket, we can guarantee, Wrigley Field will be THE PLACE to be that day.
If you love the classics, you'll love Record Store Day in Chicago. That's the day that we celebrate record stores all across the city. Stores will put out their finest with sales, love music, giveaways . . . It's a vinyl lovers dream come true!
April 26 - April 28
One of our favorite shopping excursions returns for 3 days at the Merchandise Mart. The One of A Kind Show features an amazing array of original handcrafted merchandise ranging from art to sculpture, jewelry, apparel, and home goods. Perhaps you're looking for a gift for someone special, or perhaps tht someone special.
We hardly need an extra reason to visit Lincoln Park Zoo, but hey, if the Food Truck Social is happening, well, it's a delicious bonus! Check out the great eats from some of your favorites.
May 17 - May 19
Nothing says Summer's around the corner like MayFest right here in the neighborhood. Featuring spirits, food, music, and a a lot of people looking to celebrate the upcoming season, it's definitely a local neighborhood get-together you'll want to experience.
May 17 - May 23
If you're a movie buff, find yourself at the Chicago Critics Film Festival. They'll be featuring the Sundance smash hit, The Farewell, among other astounding films. It's also a chance to spend some time at the Music Box Theatre, a true Chicago treasure.
May 25 - May 26
The neighborhood festival season kicks off with the annual Belmont Sheffield Music Fest for two days of live bands, arts and crafts, food, drink, plus plenty of people watching. Don't miss out on this tried and true Lakeview tradition!
June 14 - June 15
Dead & Co. takes the stage at Wrigley Field, and it promises to be anything but dead! This is an encore performance at Wrigley, and if it's anything like the last time, well, may we suggest now, that you plan to call-off at work on Monday.