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The gnomes are on the roam! Kids and their families are invited to meet Gnomeo and Juliet, stars of the hilarious Sherlock Gnomes, in Millennium Park. Take photos with the fan-favorite gnomes, get free themed treats and other goodies as we celebrate the home entertainment debut of the family-friendly adventure. Sherlock Gnomes is available now on Digital and will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD June 12th. Delivering hours of entertainment, the Blu-ray Combo Pack will get your kids singing, dancing…Find out more »
Join us at the Millennium Park Family Fun Festival August 9th to celebrate Amy Krouse Rosenthal Day! Paris Rosenthal, an inspiring young author and daughter of the late Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Famous for her numerous children's books and encouraging people to be kind to one another through her whimsical virtue, Amy has left a legacy being carried out by Paris. Before her passing in March 2017, Amy wrote a NYT Modern Love piece "You May Want to Marry My Husband”…Find out more »
A favorite Labor Day weekend tradition, the world class Chicago Jazz Festival showcases four stages of live performances by Chicago’s vast jazz talent alongside national and international jazz legends and artists. The festival is produced by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and programmed by the Jazz Institute of Chicago.Find out more »
As part of the “Year of Creative Youth,” Chicago's first Creative Youth Festival will showcase youth artists in dance, theatre, music, spoken word, the visual arts and more. Through performances and activities, all ages will discover and celebrate the creativity and talent of emerging local artists - and those helping to inspire and unlock every child's creative potential.Find out more »
The Millennium Park Summer Film Series will offer a lineup of popular classic and recent movie selections on Tuesdays, June 4 through August 20, at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. To celebrate 2019 as the Year of Chicago Theatre, this year’s series will co-present each film with a select Chicago theatre company, providing a season-long sampling of themes, ethnicities and genres to reflect the city’s rich passion for cinema in all its variety. DCASE has partnered with 13…Find out more »
With a diverse lineup celebrating the Chicago Blues’ past, present and future, the Chicago Blues Festival features the live music performances of over 100 national, international and local artists celebrating the city’s rich Blues tradition while shining a spotlight on the genre’s contributions to soul, R&B, gospel, rock hip-hop, rap and more.Find out more »
June 13 - August 15, 2019 • FREE Admission • 6:30pm Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion The 2019 Millennium Park Summer Music Series will offer an exciting lineup of FREE outdoor concerts on 11 dates between June 13 and August 15 (specific dates noted below) at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. The music series will feature a wide variety of genre-defying music from top local, national and international artists—both established and emerging. Thursday, June 13, 6:30pm Mt. Joy…Find out more »
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