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SEPTEMBER ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

Movies in The Parks Film Series - Now thru September 10
Navy Pier Fireworks Display - Now thru December 31
Randolph Street Market - Now thru December 31

Chicago Jazz Festival Sept 1-3
African Festival of The Arts Sept 1-3
Jazzin' at The Shedd Sept 6 & 13
Free Days Museum of Science and Industry Sept 5-29
Circus in The Parks Sept 2- Oct 11
World Music Festival   Sept 8-24
Expo Chicago Sept 14-17  
Riot Fest Sept 15-17  
Englewood Jazz Festival Sept 16 
Taco Fest  Sept 16-17
Free Smithsonian Museum Days Sept 23 
Hyde Pak Jazz Festival  Sept 22-24
FREE MUSEUM DAYS IN CHICAGO
You asked for it Chicago so here's the updated listing for FREE Museum Days in Chicago!  Check the selected museum websites for admission and programming schedule.


Adler Planetarium:

Free general admission for Illinois residents: June 5-9


Art Institute of Chicago:

Free general admission for Illinois residents: Every Thursday from 5pm-8pm


Brookfield Zoo:  

Free general admission for Illinois residents: June 21, 22, 23: August 10, 28, 31; 

September 10-11, 23-24; October 9, 22, 23, 31; November 12, 19; December 3, 24


Shedd Aquarium:

Free general admission for Illinois residents: June 5-6, 12-13; August 28-29; September 5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26; October 2-3, 9-10,16-17, 23-24, 25-26, 30-31; November 6-7, 13-14, 20-21    

    

Chicago History Museum:

Free general admission for Illinois residents: Every Tuesday from 12:30p-7:30p


Chicago Childrens Museum/Navy Pier:

Free general admission for Illinois residents: Every Thursday from 5p-8p


Chicago Botanic Garden:

Admission is free. (No pets allowed, except for service animals.)


Lincoln Park Zoo:

Free admission daily.


Museum of Contemporary Art:

Free general admission for Illinois residents: Every Thursday from 5p-8p


DuSable Museum of African-American Art:

Free general admission for Illinois residents: Every Tuesday

LIGHT UP THE NIGHT: NAVY PIER FIREWORKS


Navy Pier is the destination for spectacular fireworks perfectly synchronized to music on Lake Michigan.  Catch Chicago's spectacular signature music-synced fireworks series every Wednesday and Saturday at Navy Pier from 9:30 p.m. and 10:15 p.m.   The Aon Summer Fireworks ends will return Memorial Day weekend, 2018.


The display of light and color illuminating Chicago’s night sky can be seen from anywhere on the Pier beginning Saturday, May 27 through Sunday, December 31, 2017.


Navy Pier Fireworks Presentation Scheduled Include:


Sat, May 27: 10:15pm – Aon Summer Fireworks
Wed, May 31: 9:30pm  – Aon Summer Fireworks
Sat, June 3: 10:15pm – Aon Summer Fireworks
Wed, June 7: 9:30pm – Aon Summer Fireworks
Sat, June 10: 10:15pm – Aon Summer Fireworks
Wed, June 14: 9:30pm – Aon Summer Fireworks
Sat, June 17: 10:15pm – Aon Summer Fireworks
Wed, June 21: 9:30pm – Aon Summer Fireworks
Sat, June 24: 10:15pm – Aon Summer Fireworks
Wed, June 28: 9:30pm – Aon Summer Fireworks
Sat, July 1: 10:15pm – Aon Summer Fireworks

Tues, July 4: 9:30pm
Independence Day Fireworks/Celebration presented by Miller Lite

Wed, July 5: 9:30pm – Aon Summer Fireworks
Sat, July 8: 10:15pm – Aon Summer Fireworks
Wed, July 12: 9:30pm – Aon Summer Fireworks
Sat, July 15: 10:15pm – Aon Summer Fireworks
Wed, July 19: 9:30pm – Aon Summer Fireworks
Sat, July 22: 10:15pm – Aon Summer Fireworks
Wed, July 26: 9:30pm – Aon Summer Fireworks
Sat, July 29: 10:15pm – Aon Summer Fireworks

Wed, August 2: 9:30pm – Aon Summer Fireworks
Sat, August 5: 10:15pm – Aon Summer Fireworks
Wed, August 9: 9:30pm – Aon Summer Fireworks
Sat, August 12: 10:15pm – Aon Summer Fireworks
Wed, August 16: 9:30pm – Aon Summer Fireworks
Sat, August 19: 10:15pm – Aon Summer Fireworks
Wed, August 23: 9:30pm – Aon Summer Fireworks

Fri, August 25: 9:30pm
Leinenkugel’s 150th Anniversary Celebration Fireworks

Sat, August 26: 10:15pm – Aon Summer Fireworks
Wed, August 30: 9:30pm – Aon Summer Fireworks

Sat, September 2: 10:15pm- Aon Summer Fireworks
Saturday, October 28: 9:30pm – Halloween Fireworks Presented by Miller Lite
Sun, December 31: Midnight – New Years Eve Fireworks Presented by Miller Lite


Whether you’re viewing them from the dock or aboard an evening cruise, fireworks are the perfect way to end your day at Navy Pier! For information on fireworks cruises offered at Navy Pier, visit www.navypier.com 

THE 24TH ANNUAL UNIVERSOUL CIRCUS!

Friends and family of all ages, it’s time to get charged up for big time fun and the high-flying Big Top adventure of a lifetime as UniverSoul Circus plays Chicago at Washington Park, October 4 thru October 29, 2017. Now considered America’s top ranked circus, UniverSoul delivers a brand new exciting production for all to enjoy in 2017.


Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com or 1-800-653-8000 or 866-448-7849.

Now in its 24th season, UniverSoul Circus returns stronger than ever, boasting some of the most phenomenal acts ever to grace center ring. Returning by popular demand – viral internet sensations – The Fresh Clownsss, from Detroit. Come find out why The Fresh Clownsss and their energetic and infectious dance moves have won over audiences and become a YouTube sensation with their popular dance, “JuJu On That Beat,” garnering millions of views.


“Come to our show and get ready for some pure un-adulterated energy under the Big Top,” said Founder and CEO Cedric Walker. “Our show is bigger and more explosive than ever with acts that are going to blow your mind. Come on out to the show; sing and dance and free your mind. Come Un-Limit Yourself!”


Also appearing at UniverSoul, the Xtreme Bikes from Chicago and upstate New York will get your adrenaline pumping through the roof with crazy Freestyle Motocross stunts that will blow your mind.  And returning after a few years away from the big top are the Bone Breaking Contortionists from Guinea.  


Families will witness an amazing array of international human and animal talent including Roller Skaters (Home country: Ethiopia), Elephants (USA), Teeter Board & Hand Vaulting (Gabon, Guinea, Ethiopia), Mixed Animal Act (Mexico) featuring Zebras and Camels, Aerial Silks (China), Horses (Gabon, Guinea, Russia), and perennial favorites Caribbean Dancers (Trinidad and Tobago).


Leading the charge this year is Ringmaster Lucky Malatsi of South Africa, a multitalented entertainer who brings his unbridled energy to center ring. Joining Lucky will be the amazing and beloved pint-sized Ringmaster’s Sidekick extraordinaire, Zeke! Zeke has held his esteemed position with the circus since the very first show in 1994.


WHAT:  UniverSoul Circus Plays Chicago, IL

WHEN:  Wednesday, Oct 4 thru Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017

WHERE: Washington Park, 555 E. 51st St., Chicago, IL 60615

Visit www.universoulcircus.com for more info, ticket prices, show times, and schedules.  

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