Things to Do in Chicago

Wakanda Con will take place August 3-5, 2018 at the Hilton Downtown Chicago. The event is a celebration of Afro-Futurism, Tech, and Black superheroes in film, gaming, television, and comic books. Discounted tickets are available for $28.45 for a full weekend badge. Visit www.wakandacon2018.com for more information or to purchase tickets.

 

The Broadway play Hamilton is touring in Chicago at the CIBC Theatre with show times available August 2-5, 2018. For more information, visit www.broadwayinchicago.com.

 

Lollapalooza is a 4-day music festival taking place August 2-5, 2018 in historic Grant Park. This year’s lineup will include Bruno Mars, the Weeknd, LL Cool J and Travis Scott. For ticket information, visit www.lollapalooza.com.

 

Both the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Whitesox will play home games during the first week of August. The Chicago Cubs will play the San Diego Padres at Wrigley Field. For more information, visit www.mlb.com/cubs. The Chicago Whitesox will play the Kansas City Chiefs at the Guranteed Rate Field. For more information, visit www.mlb.com/whitesox.

 

Museum of Science & Industry is one of the largest science museums in the world, MSI focuses on the future of science and science education. The museum features 400,000 square feet of exhibit space, a five-story domed movie theater, and 12 learning lab areas for education programming. The museum seeks to inspire and motivate children to achieve their full potential in science, technology, medicine and engineering. Located at 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637. Visit www.msichicago.org for more information and ticket information.

 

Lincoln Park Zoo is celebrating 150 years! The zoo is located within park just a few minutes north of Chicago and features an African Penguin, Polar Bear, and a De Brazza’s Monkey, among other animals. Visit www.lpzoo.org/animals for more information.

 

Navy Pier is located on the Chicago shoreline of Lake Michigan and features shops, restaurants, family attractions exhibition facilities. It is one of the most visited attractions in the entire Midwest and is Chicago’s number one tourist attraction. For more information, visit www.navypier.org.

 

The 2018 Millennium Park Summer Music Series will offer an exciting lineup of free outdoor concerts between June 18 and August 16. Visit www.cityofchicago.org for more information.