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9 Things to Do in Chicago This April

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9 Things to Do in Chicago This April

This month will inevitably bring “April showers,” but don’t let the rain sway you from enjoying everything that the city has to offer.

Trust us – April has some awesome events lined up that we guarantee you don’t want to miss.


White Sox Season Opener

White Sox

Photo Credit: White Sox Instagram

April 4

C’mon, show the south side some love! See the Sox face off against the Seattle Mariners on April 4 at Guaranteed Rate Field.




Photo Credit: Baconfest Instagram

April 5 and 6

Yup, you read that right. Bacon. Fest. Get ready to have your mind blown, April 5 and 6, at the UIC Dorin Form. Start getting your tickets here.


Chicago Young Adult Book Festival

The Book Cellar

Photo Credit: The Book Cellar Facebook

April 6

The Book Cellar is hosting their 5th Annual Chicago Young Adult Book Festival, and it’s free to the public! This literary event promotes the diversity of its urban environment and features panel discussions and book signings of from your favorite author! More info available here.


Chicago Beer Fest

Chicago Beer Fest

Photo Credit: Chicago Beer Fest Instagram

April 9

Who wouldn’t want to spend an afternoon sampling dozens of local brews? On April 9, enjoy ice cold beer, contests, and more! Tickets are on sale now.


National Robotics Week

National Robotics Week

Photo Credit: Museum of Science + Industry Chicago

April 7-8; 14-15

Start-of-the-art AI from world-class scientists along with models designed and built by Chicago students will be showcased for four days at the Museum of Science + Industry. No additional charge required – the exhibit is included in museum entry!


Chicago Rum Festival

april events chicago

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April 27

Also known as the Midwest Rum Fest, the fourth edition of this spirit convention, including a tasting room, seminars, distributors, and importers, returns to the Logan Square Auditorium. Get your tickets here.


Say Cheese Fest

April Events

April 14

Embrace the cheesy goodness. A general admission ticket will get purchasers an all-access pass to some of the city’s cheesiest vendors and dishes, as well as 5 drink tickets to use throughout the fest.


Chicago Cocktail Social

Chicago Cocktail Social

Photo Credit: Green Curtain Events Instagram

April 18

The 6th annual Chicago Cocktail Summit will feature expertly mixed (and shaken) drinks from some of the city’s best renown mixologists. Participants include representatives from Scofflaw, The Violet Hour, The Whistler, Vol. 39, Boleo, and more.


Adler After Dark

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Photo Credit: Adler Planetarium

April 19

Join an after-hours celebration of the skies and stars, including access to all exhibits and galleries, special guests and lectures, and live entertainment.


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After graduating from the U of I with a Bachelor’s in English, Courtney hit the ground running. A lifelong passion for writing (oddly foreshadowed by a tendency to live on streets named after dead British authors) is what drives her professional endeavors. When she’s not at her desk with headphones in, cranking out articles on Chicago’s music, dining, and nightlife scenes, you can usually find her at concerts around the city, watching horror movies, psyching herself into going to the gym, or obsessing over scented candles.


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