The Best Things to Do in Chicago This Spring

After winter, spring always comes

Had enough of the cold yet? We have too. As it’s often said, spring is just around the corner…or, rather, today!

But considering the weather is still what it is, we thought we’d give you a little something to look forward to. Here are some awesome things to do in Chicago during spring.



The Orchid Show

things to do in chicago this spring


February 9 – March 24

One of the most beloved annual showcases at the Chicago Botanic Garden returns this spring to celebrate one of the world’s most adored flowers. You’ll be inspired by fashion made from orchids and amazed by one that’s 15 feet tall! You can even shop for orchids to bring home. This exhibit takes place each day from 10am – 4pm.




things to do in chicago this spring
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March 22 – 24


McCormick Place will once again host the annual Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, highlighting the best in graphic novels, gaming, cosplay, and pop culture. Appearances by big industry names like Aaron Lopresti and Alan Davis are sure to draw in the crowds. Tickets available via site.




things to do in chicago this spring

April 1, 2018


It’s not spring until everyone’s had their proper dose of bunnies, candy, and painted eggs. More importantly, it’s prime time for brunchin’. Book your Easter brunch in advance to guarantee your and your family’s spots! The InterContinental, The Boarding House, the Palmer House Hilton, and even Spirit Cruises often have great Easter brunch packages. Feelin’ something more casual? Check out our picks for the best brunches on a budget.




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April 5 – 6

It’s a festival. About bacon. I don’t really know what else I have to say to convince you. Buy your tix here and find parking today!


Cinco de Mayo

things to do in chicago this spring

May 5 

After you’ve watched the spectacular Cinco de Mayo Parade down Cermak in Little Village, you’re gonna be hungry for some tacos. We’ve got the scoop on everywhere (literally, everywhere) to go in the city for tacos. If you’re looking for a trendier take, check out these hip places for tasty tacos.


Bark in the Park

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May 18

Join the kind folks from the Anti-Cruelty society this spring at the Stadium Green for Bark in the Park, a day-long fundraiser and dog-friendly blowout benefiting animals in need.


Spring Awakening Music Festival

things to do in chicago this spring
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June 7 – 9

This is the kickoff music festival that previews the summer season. With an official lineup including Alan Walker, Chris Lake, Yellow Claw, G Jones and more, there’s no doubt this is fest is gonna bring the hottest beats and bangers to the city. Buy your tickets now.


What are you excited to do this spring? Tell us below! New to Chicago and want to live like a local? Check out Airbnb’s amazing Chicago Guidebook to get the real-deal experience.


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