Good Food EXPO (March 23-24): Join popular chefs and culinary experts and learn all about local and sustainable food. Held in Little Italy, this conference features celebrity chefs, food demonstrations, and over 150 vendors.
Chicago Botanic Garden Orchid Show (March 25): Nothing quite says spring like beautiful blooming flowers. Kick winter to the curb and celebrate the (hopefully) warmer weather with a stroll through Chicago’s Botanic Garden as they celebrate orchids.
Chicago Humanities Festival: Springfest (April 27-29): Now in its third year, the Humanities Festival brings artists and activists to the city for a weekend. This year make sure you check out guest appearances from Patrisse Khan-Cullors (co-founder of Black Lives Matter) and Gillian Flynn (author of Gone Girl), just to name a few!
Bike the Drive (May 27): It’s time to welcome back the warm weather and pull the bike out from storage. Join fellow riders as the city shuts down Lake Shore Drive to all cars for five hours and lets bikers cycle through the streets.
Mayfest (May 31-June 1): Celebrating their 23rd year, the Lakeview Mayfest is a tradition that kicks off the festival season. The celebration includes some of Chicago’s best food, dancing, and music all under a giant heated tent.