Events in Chicago
If you yearn to spend an unforgettable time in Chicago, particularly in November, get acquainted with the following events of thrilling concerts, marvelous festivals, and other free activities.
MAC & CHEESE FEST
The most cheesy and yummy festival in Chicago celebrates simple dishes, dating back to the 14th century, and consists of two three-hour sessions. Here, guests have a wonderful opportunity to encounter macs from local sellers. When you have an ordinary admission ticket, you can sample all the macs and cheese you are willing, also including five drink tickets. As for a VIP ticket, it involves priority check-in, Fest t-shirt, and full access to the VIP zone.
FESTIVAL OF BARREL AGED BEERS
If you are a beer lover, you are obliged to visit this fest, which is considered the greatest celebration of barrel beer. The festival, broken into multiple sessions, lasts for two days and presents more than 300 beers and 90 breweries. An admission ticket allows you to sample 15 types of beer.
CHICAGO HUMANITIES FESTIVAL
If you are still curious what to do in November, then visit the Humanities Festival devoted to human originality and creativity that aims to turn life into an exciting and gripping adventure. This momentous event displays dazzling works of such artists as Gloria Steinem, Thomas Friedman, Trevor Noah, and many others.
RANDOLF STREET MARKET FESTIVAL
This fest is scattered with more than 200 vendors who sell their antique furniture, clothing, housewares, and vintage jewelry. Moreover, this event offers you to exchange items with the sellers, as well as to hawk own goods.
Inspired by the German markets, this open-air market sells authentic food and drinks, for instance, sausages, pancakes, waffles, beer and hot wine, along with the German wooden handicrafts.
If you are still unaware of what exciting things to do in Chicago, you just have to participate in an annual Thanksgiving Parade and feel its cheerful atmosphere. The thing is that the parade, starting at 8 am along State Street, involves the procession of the giant air cartoon characters along with marching celebrities.
TURKEY DAY RUN
One of the Thanksgiving traditions encompasses the 38th annual Turkey Day Run where participants can run either 5 km or 8 km races.
Annually, you have a possibility to enjoy spectacular lights at the Lincoln Park Zoo. Owing to the special glasses, the first 1000 spectators view the lights along with ice demonstrations.