May Chicago Events
Room Amenities
  • High speed Wi-Fi
  • Flat-screen TV, DVD player
  • Keurig coffee & tea service
  • In-room mini fridge 
  • Writing desk, book selections
  • Iron and full-size ironing board
  • Bottled water and juice
  • Hairdryers
  • Private en suite bath
  • Plush king bed
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On-site management
  • 100% Smoke-free zone*

Park free
 on Halsted Street or adjacent Belden Avenue with a complimentary permit


*Upon request, we provide a hand-held ashtray for convenient smoking out of doors.


Birthplace of deep dish pizza, Second City Improv, world-reknowned architecture. Theatre rivals Broadway. Vibrant arts and music scene. Magnificent Mile, Millenium Park. Cubs, Sox, Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks. Cuisine capital. See official tourism and events calendar and food/design market Dose.

10      Chicago Architecture Foundation 39th Annual Reach for the Sky Gala 
10      Chicago Botanic Garden Antiques and Garden Fair 
10-14 Chicago Mini Tango Festival
25-27 C2E2: Chicago Comic and Entertainment Exp


  • Cinco de Mayo Parades and festivities
  • Kids and Kites Festival 
  • Art Chicago - second week in May, an exhibition of contemporary art at Navy Pier's Festival Hall
  • Buckingham Fountain Re-Opening - celebrations as fountain is opened for the summer season
  • !Viva! - late weekend in May, this Chicago Latin Music Festival is in Grant Park
  • Chicago Gaelic Park Irish Festival
  • Chicago Homeschool Expo, Schaumburg Convention Center
  • St. Jude march 
  • International Restaurant Association / Internnational Food Show, McCormick Place
  • Bike the Drive


7   Allstate Half Marathon 
8   Tour de Cure, for the American Diabetes Associatio
13-15 Chicago Blues Festival, 31st Annual, Millennium and Grant Parks
14-15 Old Town Art Fair and Festival, 65th Annual
19-20 Sheffield Garden Walk and Music Festival, 26th Annual
21-22 L.A.T.E. Ride - 26th Annual, 25-mile  Nocturnal Cycling Event at Buckingham Fountain
21-22 Gold Coast Art Fair, 57th Annual
26-29 Chicago Gospel Festival, Millennium Park and other venues
27-29 ITU World Triathlon
28-29 Chicago Country Fest, Lincoln Park

  • Grant Park Music Festival - June to August, mainly classical music, Grant Park
  • June - October, 3rd Sunday of the month, Vintage Garage Chicago, an Uptown flea market 


Fourth of July - fireworks on the lakefront and celebrations in most Chicago neighborhoods

9-13 Taste of Chicago, Annual Food Fest, Columbus Drive
18    Billy Joel performs at Wrigley Field
20    Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon



1-3 Lollapalooza

  • Lollapalozza music festival
  • Bud Billiken Parade & Picnic: Chicago’s largest African-American tribute
  • India Independence Day Parade
  • Chicago Improv Festival
  • International Tango Festival
  • University of Chicago Summer Opera Festival
  • Air & Water Show
  • Gold Coast Air Fair
  • Brazil Fest Chicago
  • Bucktown Arts Fest

26-27 Chicago Gourmet 2014

  • Evening on Astor: World's most elegant Block Party, Wednesday after Labor Day
  • Chicago Jazz Festival - late August to early September, the Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park
  • Berghoff Oktobervest - mid-September, Chicago street festival
  • Chicago Beach Polo
  • Gold Coast Neighbors host An Evening on Astor, the Wednesday night after Labor Day
  • Red Bull Flugtag chuman-powered flying machines at North Avenue Beach
  • Renegade Craft Fair, Division Street in Wicker Park
  • Adler Planetarium annual Celestial Ball  
  • Mexican Independence Day Parade, Pilsen, also 26th Street
  • Country Music Festival, (19th annual in 2013)
  • Hyde Park Jazz Festival  
  • Biannual International Manufacturing Technology Show (2014: Sep 8-13; 2016: Sep 12-17)





  • Magnificent Mile Lights Festival and Parade, North Michigan Avenue and adjacent streets
  • Lighting of the Christmas Tree - late November, Daley Center Plaza
  • Christmas Parade - late November or early December, North Michigan Avenue
  • Holiday Flower Show, Garfield Park Conservatory
  • Dream a Little Dream, St. Jude's luncheon and fashion show 


  • Christmas Flower Show - seasonal flower show held at Lincoln Park's large conservatory
  • New Year's Eve Celebrations - parties and general festivities; spectacular fireworks displays
  • Zoolights festival at Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Christkindlemarket, Daley Plaza 


 *Gourmet Magazine named Alinea the best restaurant in America, 2006. Restaurant Magazine added Alinea to its top 50 restaurants in the world at number 36. In two short years, Alinea cracked the top ten where, in 2009, it was rated number ten in the world.