Holidays in Chicago

  • Oktoberfest 2017 in Chicago
    Oktoberfest Sep 16–Oct 3 Held annually for 16 days, Oktoberfest lures partiers from around the globe to celebrate the sounds, sights, and flavors of Bavaria. Started in Munich in 1810 to commemorate the royal wedding of King Ludwig I and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen,... read more
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  • Halloween 2017 in Chicago
    Halloween Oct 31 Not all scholars agree on the origin of Halloween. Many believe the holiday started as a Christian feast that was influenced heavily by European harvest festivals, while others assert that All Hallows’ Eve started as a pagan ritual celebrating the dead.... read more
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  • Thanksgiving 2017 in Chicago
    Thanksgiving Nov 23 On November 26, 1789, President George Washington proclaimed the first American thanksgiving celebration. The tradition has its roots in the 1620s, when the country’s early pilgrims recognized the Puritan holiday with a hearty feast, but G.W. was the first... read more
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More Holidays in Chicago

February

Valentine's Day

Holiday

Every year on Feb 14 | Next: Feb 14, 2018
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Super Bowl Parties

Sports / Party / Football

Every year in Jan or Feb | Next: Feb 4, 2018
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March

St. Patrick's Day

Holiday

Every year on Mar 17 | Next: Mar 17, 2018
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April

420 Day

Holiday

Every year on Apr 20 | Next: Apr 20, 2018
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Record Store Day

Holiday

Every year on the third Saturday of Apr | Next: Apr 21, 2018
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Earth Day

Festival

Every year on Apr 22 | Next: Apr 22, 2018
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May

Memorial Day

Holiday

Every year on the fourth Monday of May | Next: May 28, 2018
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Cinco de Mayo

Holiday

Every year on May 5 | Next: May 5, 2018
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June

Gay Pride

Holiday

Every year in Jun
Make Music Day

Holiday

Every year on Jun 21 | Next: Jun 21, 2018
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Summer Solstice

Holiday

Every year around Jun 21 | Next: Jun 21, 2018
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July

4th of July

Party / Holiday / Food & Drink Event

Every year on Jul 4 | Next: Jul 4, 2018
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September

Oktoberfest

Holiday

Every year in Sep and Oct | Next: Sep 16–Oct 3, 2017
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Labor Day

Holiday

Every year on the first Monday of September

October

Halloween

Party / Costume Party

Every year on Oct 31 | Next: Oct 31, 2017
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Oktoberfest

Holiday

Every year in Sep and Oct | Next: Sep 16–Oct 3, 2017
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November

Thanksgiving

Holiday / Food & Drink Event

Every year on the fourth Thursday of Nov | Next: Nov 23, 2017
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December

Christmas

Holiday

Every year on Dec 25 | Next: Dec 25, 2017
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New Year's Eve

Holiday / Party

Every year on Dec 31 | Next: Dec 31, 2017
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