Chicago Department Of Cultural Affairs And Special Events Releases 2014 Dates

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events is pleased to announce the 2014 Schedule of its marquee festivals and events.

Media requesting credentials to cover all music festivals, Millennium Park Music Series, the Chicago Air and Water Show and Taste of Chicago concerts must submit requests in advance, no later than two weeks prior to the start of the festival. Please visit the press room at cityofchicago.org/dcase to select the festival you wish to cover. For event updates, “like” us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter, @ChicagoDCASE

2014 Festival/Event Highlights – Dates Subject to Change

Chicago Cultural Center (exhibitions, music, theater, dance and more) Year-round

Juicebox (music, theater and dance for the whole family) Year-round
Chicago Cultural Center and citywide

Wired Fridays (electronic dance music and local DJs) Winter, Spring and Fall
Chicago Cultural Center

Chicago WinterDance (dance lessons and live music) January 3-5
Chicago Cultural Center

OnEdge (new performance series) January 11 – February 2
Chicago Cultural Center, Storefront Theater

City of Chicago 176th Birthday March 4

Chicago Neighborhood Festivals May – September
Various locations

Chicago Farmers Markets May – October
Daley Plaza and citywide

16th Annual Chicago Kids and Kites Festival May 3
Montrose Harbor

Chicago Memorial Day Parade May 24
State St. from Lake St. to Van Buren

Loops and Variations (contemporary classical music and electronica) May 29 – July 3
Millennium Park Thursdays

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Downtown Sound (indie rock and pop) June 2 – August 4 (no concert 7/28)
Millennium Park Mondays

Millennium Park Workouts June 7 – August 30
Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi and Zumba on the Great Lawn

31st Annual Chicago Blues Festiva l June 13-15
Grant Park

Chicago Bike Week June 13-20
Citywide

Bike to Work Rally June 20
Daley Plaza

Millennium Park Film Series June 24 – August 26
Jay Pritzker Pavilion

9th Chicago Gospel Music Festival June 26-29
Millennium Park, Chicago Cultural Center and Ellis Park

18th Annual Chicago SummerDance (dance lessons and live music) June 27 – September 14
Grant Park

34th Annual Taste of Chicago July 9-13
Grant Park

Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz July 24 – August 28
Millennium Park

56th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show August 16-17
North Avenue Beach

36th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival August 28-31
Millennium Park

16th Annual World Music Festival Chicago September 11-21
Millennium Park, Chicago Cultural Center and citywide

19th Annual Chicago Artists Month October 1-31
Citywide

Great Chicago Fire Festival presented by Redmoon October 3-4
Chicago River and citywide

SpinOff 2014 (month-long contemporary dance series) October
Chicago Cultural Center and Storefront Theater

Halloween Festival Late October
Chicago Cultural Center

McCormick Tribune Ice Rink November 14 – March 7, 2015
Millennium Park

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony November 25
Daley Plaza

Santa House November 25 – December 24
Daley Plaza

Caroling at Cloud Gate November 28 – December 19
Millennium Park Fridays

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