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 27: Grant Park Music Festival is back. This free music series features 32 FREE concerts by the Grant Park Orchestra
Aug 29 - Sept
The renown Chicago Jazz Festival returns to dazzle an delight featuring some of the most prominent jazz artists in the world. This Chicago favorite has always been the last big musical sendoff of the summer, and if you haven't been, it's a truly Chicago experience.
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?
Sept 1 / Sept 7 / Sept 8
Concerts at Wrigley Field are the quintessential end of summer here in Chicago., and this year they'll be hosting three of the biggest music events of the season. It begins Sept. 1 when Luke Bryant returns to the stage with Sam Hunt. Billy Joel returns to the friendly confines Sept 7, and Fall Out Boy brings things to a close on Sept. 8. If you've never been to a concert at Wrigley, it needs to be added to your bucket list.
If you love Film Noir, find yourself at the Music Box Theatre for the Film Noir Festival celebrating "Film Noir In The 1950s"! Features include 35MM screenings presented by Eddie Muller, host of TCM's Noir Alley, and the Film Noir Foundation's Alan K. Rode, author of Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film. This will be an exciting night of theatre in one of Chicago's most beloved classic theatres.
We wait all year long for the return of one of Chicago's most famed art fests . . . the Lakeview Festival of the Arts. While one might think we're biased (being in the neighborhood), it's really the abundance of beautiful artwork, over 100 culinary delights, bands, and street performers that keep us (and everybody else) coming back.
The Jonas Brothers are all grown up (and so are we), so we're psyched they are returning to the United Center for a two night gig as part of their Happiness Begins World Tour. Good luck if you can wtill find tickets! If not, text a well-connected friend!
Sept 19 - Sept 22
Still in the mood for more art, and all things art-full? Andersonville Art Week brings you Art from every genre imaginable, and it's truly a cultural event in this beautiful pocket of the city. It's just up the street, stop by, we think you'll enjoy!
Sept 19 - Sept 29
Celebrating 37 years of LGBTQ+ cinema in Chicago, the Reeling Film Festival features some of the most compelling material in a multitude of genres. It's at our favorite theatre, the Music Box. Click the link to check the schedule and purchase tickets in advance.
"I could eat a taco" . . . I mean, really, who would turn down a taco! Welcome back to the Lakeview Taco Fest. There's great beer, music, people watching, and of course those magically golden envelopes of culinary goodness.
Sept 27 / Sept 28 / Sept 29 / Oct 4
We're gonna let you in on a little secret . . . just because the summer music festival season is over, Chicago still has a hefty schedule of music ahead! And we couldn't be more excited for the remainder of 2019! The Black Keys take the Stage at United Center on 9/27 in their Let's Rock Tour. Sure, we're game! The following two nights brings us our Home Town favorite, Chance the Rapper for his Big Day Tour. The tour is said to be and "landmark progression" inspired by the artists wedding day. . . And we can't wait! But, there's more! If you missed The Chainsmoker's at Lala this year, you can still catch them at the United Center in their World War Joy Tour. Excellent!
Oct 5 - Oct 25
Do you spook easily? Do you actually enjoy a good scare? Then find yourself at the Haunted History and Ghost Tours featured the month of October. This is the real thing. Real experts. Real history. Real Ghosts. It's about to get REAL . . . SCARY!
Ready. Set. RUUUUUN to the Chicago Marathon and support these world class athletes! It's a great time for runners AND spectators, and it goes right through the neighborhood!