Don’t miss out on Chicago’s wealth of attractions, adventures and experiences.
CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL
Annually in June
The Chicago Blues Festival remains the largest of the City’s music festivals.
Taking place over three days across five stages, more than 500,000 blues fans descend on Chicago to celebrate the Blues legends of the past, present and future. Created in 1984 to celebrate musical genius Muddy Waters, the festival has since been graced with stellar performers including Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles and B.B. King. Whether it’s Chuck Berry sharing the stage with Keith Richards or John Lee Hooker singing Boogie Chillen’, if you’re in Chicago in mid June the Blues Festival is not to be missed.
Grant Park, Jackson Boulevard & Columbus Drive
CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION TOURS
The Chicago Architecture Foundation was created following the efforts of community members to save H. H. Richardson’s architectural masterpiece, the Glessner House, from demolition.
The non-profit organization now runs nearly 90 different tours by boat, bus or on foot. Private tours can be organized on request, covering everything from modern skyscrapers, to historic downtown, to neighborhood tours. The foundation also organizes Appetite for Design programs, whereby visitors can experience the culinary and architectural delights of some of Chicago’s top restaurants.
Cuisine: Contemporary American
Style / ambiance: With an entirely self-taught chef of the same name at the helm, Charlie Trotter’s is regarded as one of the finest restaurants in the world.
The recipient of countless awards including two Michelin stars and a member of Traditions et Qualité, Charlie Trotter’s is a must for any visitor to Chicago. Producing three daily tasting menus: the Grand Menu, the Vegetable Menu and the Kitchen Menu, Chef Trotter works upon the principle that each course lays the foundation for the next; a progression of petite courses culminating in one remarkably unified taste phenomenon.