Spring is finally here, which means that it’s time to put away those winter clothes and get out of the house. There are plenty of Chicago spring events that’ll make it worth going out. Here are seven you might want to explore.
Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (April 24-26)
Get your geek on at this fun event being held at McCormick Place! The C2E2 expo will feature comic book creators, TV and movie stars, plenty of costumes, and of course Stan Lee.
Hollywood Show Chicago (May 1-3)
You and your family can have the chance to meet and mingle with celebrities like Henry Winkler, Eric Estrada, Lori Petty, and Adam West at the Hollywood Show Chicago. Get to the Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel to meet nearly 30 different celebrities.
This family festival is fun for kids of all ages. If you have a kite, bring it, but if you don’t, no problem! The City of Chicago will provide a limited number of kite kits. There will also be face painting, balloon artists, a huge candy-filled kite, and more. The Kids and Kites Festival takes place on Cricket Hill (intersection of Lake Shore Drive and Montrose Ave.) from 10 am to 2 pm.
Chicago Zombie Pub Crawl (May 2)
This zombie-themed pub crawl takes place on May 2nd. With an advanced purchase ticket price of $25, or $30 at the door, you get to go to eight different bars and take a souvenir t-shirt and drinking cup home with you. The Zombie Pub Crawl starts at 2 pm, with groups leaving every 20 minutes from The pH Comedy Theater.
Mother’s Day Brunch and Art (May 10)
Take mom to the Art Institute of Chicago for Mother’s Day Brunch and Art. The event starts at 10:30 am and takes place at Terzo Piano in the Modern Wing of the Art Institute. Bloody Marys and Mimosas will be available to those 21 years and older who want to raise a toast to their mothers.
Skokie Festival of Cultures (May 16-17)
Be a part of the 25th annual Skokie Festival of Cultures, which brings together food, music, dance and games from 14 different cultures. The festival lasts from 11 am to 7 pm on both days and admission is free.
Memorial Day Parade (May 23)
Pay tribute to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces at the Memorial Day Parade. A Wreath Laying Ceremony will begin at 11 am to honor fallen soldiers, and the parade will commence at noon on State Street and head down Lake Street to Van Buren Street.