Mayfest Chicago

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Kick off the Chicago summer the right way at this three-day celebration, featuring a broad spectrum of entertainment from May 17th until May 19th. One of the most anticipated attractions, Chicago Mayfest is fun for the entire family! Starting on Friday at 5pm, qench your thirst with ice cold beer as you shop the local artisan and merchant booths; get your fill of some of your favorite festival foods – pretzels, barbecue, and beyond; and head to the main stage area to hear some of Chicago’s best bands! For a full line-up, check out the Mayfest website. Saturday from 10am – 2pm, you and your family can join Mayfest for Chicago Kids Day! Enjoy fun activities, arts & crafts, healthy food options, balloons, and raffles. Celebrate children’s health and wellness with fun, educational activities. Organized by real community members, activities include health and posture … [Read more...]

Educational Things to do in Chicago

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Chicago may be most known as the home of Chicago-style hot dogs, deep-dish pizza and the Chicago Cubs, but did you know it’s also home to some of most world-renowned museums? There are so many educational things to do in Chicago, but your trip just isn't complete until you've entered into the astounding exhibits across the many revered Chicago museums.  So, which museums are right for you and your travel companions?   For the Art Aficionado - The Art Institute of Chicago: If you’re the tourist who’s taking photos of statues and street art while the rest of your crew is seeking out more deep-dish, then this is the museum for you! Holding the largest collection of Impressionist paintings outside the Louve in Paris, treat your eyes to authentic masterpieces by Monet, Rembrant, Hopper, and much more. Embrace the allure of iconic artists Seurat, Georgia O’Keeffe, … [Read more...]

Chicago Cubs Opening Day

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As the Chicago Cubs kicked off their first game with a win against the Pirates, fans excitedly wait for the first home game at Wrigley Field. The anticipation for The Chicago Cubs Opening Day is building as April 8th draws nearer, and tickets are going fast! With tickets starting at just $30.00, this could be your chance to see the Chicago Cubs in action! With high hopes for 2013, The Cubs will be chasing their dream of getting to the top of the N.L. Central, and it all kicks off with this thrilling opening day matchup against the Milwaukee Brewers. The Cubs have not won the World Series in 104 years (the longest championship drought of any professional sports team). It is suspect that this is due to the Curse of the Billy Goat.   The story goes that Cubs owner P.K. Wrigley asked local tavern owner, Billy Sianis, to leave the park due to the bad odor of the goat that he … [Read more...]

Chicago Flower and Garden Show

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As the snow melts and the windy city says goodbye to those sub-zero temperatures, we can finally remember what it’s like to embrace the outdoors in Chicago! If you’re ready to be liberated by the sweet scents of spring, it’s time to explore the Chicago Flower and Garden Show at the Navy Pier. The annual event is a delightful display of all things horticulture with its ‘Art of Gardening’ theme. The 25-plus gardens on display are true works of art - ranging from an Asian-inspired ‘pagoda pergola’ to high-style Tablescapes assembled by Chicago’s top florists and designers. This year’s show will be in from March 9th until March 17th, so be sure to pay a visit to these glorified gardens during your stay! With more than 100 vendors of gardening, landscape, and horticulture, you’ll discover dozens of natural, eco-friendly products. And after attending several educational … [Read more...]