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.


First Responders Benefit Bar Crawl

TBOX bar crawl

April 6 | 12 – 7 pm @ Wrigleyville

The legendary TBOX is hosting another surprise bar crawl this April, where 100-percent of the proceeds benefit three different charities: First in Foundation, Ignite the Spirit, and Brotherhood for the Fallen. If you’re into supporting First Responders, you can buy tickets to this Charity Benefit Bar Crawl ahead of time for just $20 or get the squad together and pay $13.50 for any groups over four people! First responder tickets are $9.11. All participants will receive a souvenir T-shirt and drink specials throughout the crawl, so you know it’s worth your time.


White Sox Season Opener

White Sox
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April 4 @ Guaranteed Rate Field

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



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April 5 and 6 @ UIC Dorin Form

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
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April 6 @ The Book Cellar

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
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April 9 @ Field Museum

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 @ MSI

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 @ Logan Square Auditorium

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.


Chicago Cocktail Social

Chicago Cocktail Social
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April 18 @ Galleria Marchetti

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

april events chicago
Photo Credit: Adler Planetarium

April 19 @ Adler Planetarium

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


Featured Image Credit: TBOX Bar Crawls


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