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29 Sep - Chicago Fall Bucket List

Chicago

If you thought the summer packed a punch, the best is yet to come! The Windy City is wrapping up festival season and welcoming the cool, crisp fall breeze with cider, foliage, spa days and more. We’re hitting you and your crew with a roundup of irresistible fall adventures to accessorize your impromptu trip to the midwest, because let’s face it – there’s no bad days ((ever)) in Chicago.

Open House Chicago
October 17 – 18

The Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House Chicago is a free public festival that offers behind-the-scenes access to 200 buildings across Chicago. (Pssst. CAF Members get an inside look into Freehand Chicago!)

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Fall Foliage
October

Welcome fall with a leisure stroll through the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Tree Walk exhibition.

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Chicago International Film Fest
October 15-29

Celebrate 50 years of independent cinema at the longest running international competitive film festival in North America.

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Museum Week
October 1 – 7

12 participating cultural institutions offer discounts, free entry and membership perks for #ChicagoMuseumWeek.

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Spa Day
All Year Long

Keep your skin/hair/nails on point through the frigid weather and pamper yourself with facials from MUD, in-home beauty treatments by Stylisted, haircuts and spa treatments from Solo Salon + spray tans, manicures and blowouts from Glowout.

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Live Jazz at Green Mill
All Year Long

Catch a late night jazz jam at the legendary Green Mill Cocktail lounge.

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Chicago Marathon
October 11

Join the masses and root for the courageous runners making their way across the finish line and ringing in the success of 27 miles in Grant Park.

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Chicago Artists Month
October 1 – 31

Full month lineup of events and activities catered to the budding artist in all of us.

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Chicago Craft Beers + Hard Ciders
All Year Long

We love a good cider! Illinois is home to some of our favorite breweries. Toast to good vibes and fall fun with a cold one.

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Pilsen Murals
All Year Long

Take a stroll through the eclectic Pilsen neighborhood and take in the colorful murals by local artists.

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Chicago is calling! Come hang…