Festivals in Forest Park, IL

$34 for General Admission for One to WitchCraft Beer Fest on October 29, 2016 ($45 Value)

WitchCraft Beer Fest

Big Woods Marmion

Craft brewers dole out samples of their hoppy and heady brews to attendees, who are encouraged to come dressed in their Halloween costumes

$45 $34

"Trapped in a Room With a Zombie II: Still Hungry" - Any Date Through Dec 31, 2016 (Reserve in Advance)

Fine Arts Building


$28 $24.75

Outing for Two or Four to Lady of the Lakes Renaissance Faire (33% Off)

Lady of the Lakes Renaissance Faire

Lakeside at Tavares

Enter a time when King James I ruled, jousting was common, and beer was guzzled from tankards at this fair with more than 100 performers

$30 $19.99

$29 for Chicago Dessert Fest at Old Crow and Moe's River North on Saturday, October 22 ($55.59 Value)

CHI Life Events

Old Crow- River North

Sample sweet desserts from Chicago’s best bakeries, restaurants, vendors while sipping mimosas, hard cider, milk, and chocolate milk

$55.59 $29

River North Whiskey Festival on Saturday, November 12 at 11 a.m. or 12 p.m. (Up to 48% Off)

CHI Life Events

Old Crow- River North

Sample over 50 whiskeys, bourbons, and scotches from around the world

$55.59 $29

"Nature on Tap" - Thursday November 3, 2016 / 6:00pm

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

$12 $4.50

"The Walking Dead" Season 7 Premiere Party on October 23 at 7 p.m.

"The Walking Dead" Season 7 Premiere Party

FAM Entertainment Theater Company

Dress as your favorite Walking Dead character, test your trivia knowledge, then watch as the premiere answers last season’s cliffhanger

$30 $15

Gorgeous Glass Pendants Class

Affinity Studios


$60 $60

Wet Felting Class in Artist Studio

Ausrine's Arts Room


$110 $110

Pumpkin Daze Autumn Festival for Four or Six at Abbey Farms of Marmion Abbey (Up to 31% Off)

Abbey Farms of Marmion Abbey

Big Woods Marmion

All-day access to hayrides, corn mazes, picnic areas, and other family-friendly attractions

$56 $39


Navy Pier Festival Hall


$30 $23.75

$8 for Admission to the Night Time Fall Festival on October 28 at Johansen Farms ($13.50 Value)

Johansen Farms


After-dark fall festival celebrates the season with campfires, a corn maze, mini-golf, and access to the zoo with more than 500 animals

$13.50 $8

"The Mousetrap"

Oak Park Festival Theatre in Austin Gardens


$30 $19.75

$5 for a Movie Ticket at Studio Movie Grill ($10.75 Value)

Studio Movie Grill


A wide selection of new releases and cult classics is projected on towering screens as viewers watch from leather recliners and tables

$10.75 $5

<i>Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey</i> Presents <i>Out Of This World</i> on November 4–27

Ringling Bros. Presents Out Of This World

Multiple Locations

Blast off on a cosmic family adventure with gravity-defying acrobats, majestic animals, fearless daredevils, and humorous clowns

$30.35 $20

Visit to Chicago Toy & Game Fair at Navy Pier on November 19 or 20 (Up to 53% Off). Three Options Available.

Chicago Toy & Game Fair

Navy Pier

Two-day fair to play with toys and games from around world, meet inventors, enjoy interactive exhibits and stage events.

$23 $12

Saints & Sinners Halloween Party - Saturday October 29, 2016 / 9:00pm-2:00am

Lucky Strike


$15 $4.75

Movie with Popcorn and Drinks for One, Two, or Four at Village of Bensenville (Up to 57% Off)

Village of Bensenville


Guests grab buckets of popcorn and large sodas before heading into intimate twin theaters to view recent releases

$22 $11

"Hip Hop Nutcracker" on Friday, December 9, at 7:30 p.m.

Hip Hop Nutcracker

Rosemont Theatre

A dozen dancers pair with a DJ and electric violinist to put an explosive hip-hop spin on this holiday classic

$42.55 $25

Weekend or Season Pass for Two at Randolph Street Market (45% Off)

Randolph Street Market

West Loop

Vendors collect vintage furniture, art, fashions, antiques, estate jewelry & fancy foods to sell at the Randolph Street Market

$20 $11

The Dancing Horses from September 1 through October 30

The Dancing Horses

The Dancing Horses Theatre

Equestrians & various horse breeds do a Vegas-style performance, followed by an exotic bird show featuring Echo from America’s Got Talent

$37.50 $18

Maxwell and Mary J. Blige on December 14 at 7 p.m.

Maxwell and Mary J. Blige: King and Queen of Hearts Tour

United Center

The royalty of ’90s neo-soul join forces on a nationwide tour that simultaneously looks forward while hearkening back to a classic sound

$76.71 $35

"Thrones! The Musical Parody": A Parody of "Game of Thrones" (October 12-October 30)

"Thrones! A Musical Parody"

Apollo Theater

This send up of the HBO phenomenon puts a humorous, musical spin on the world of Westeros, including spoilers all the way through Season 6

$59.75 $18

$39 for Date Night with Two Movie Tickets and $100 Restaurant.com eGift Card ($124 Value*)

Ultimate Date Night Package

Online Deal

Create your own ultimate date with movie tickets and a $100 Restaurant.com eGift Card for dinner

$124 $39

2.5-Hour Dinner Cruise from Odyssey Cruises (Up to 40% Off)

Odyssey Chicago

Navy Pier

Passengers admire Chicago’s skyline through large windows on the elegant evening cruises, complete with a three-course meal

$139.62 $84

Chicago Bulls Game for Two and Optional Memorabilia Signed by Jimmy Butler or Dennis Rodman (November 7–December 19)

Official Fan Package

United Center

Seasoned vets Rajon Rondo, Dwyane Wade, Jimmy Butler, and Robin Lopez take the court against NBA opponents

$181 $69

"Kiss Kiss Cabaret"

Uptown Underground


$27.50 $18

Two, Four, Six, or Nine Tickets to XD Adventures 9D Virtual Reality Interactive Cinema Ride (Up to 43% Off)

XD Adventures 9D Virtual Reality Interactive Movie Ride

XD Adventures 9D Virtual Reality Interactive Cinema Ride

Prepare for revolutionary and next-generation nine-dimensional cinema rides that offer a remarkably intense and extreme experience

$48 $32

Northwestern Wildcats Tickets

Northwestern Wildcats Tickets

Ryan Field

Find tickets for sports, concerts and theatre events on FanXchange’s secondary ticket marketplace and get the best seats for live events.

$12 $12

Ladies' Night Holiday Happenings Event for One, Two, or Four from Ladies Night Events (Up to 52% Off)

Ladies Night Events


Get in the holiday spirit at a ladies’ night that includes a chili dinner and shopping at a market with more than 35 vendors

$10 $6

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  • Andersonville Midsommarfest
    A glass of cold beer in one hand, a plate of food balanced in the other. The only reason to disrupt such a perfect combination might be to dance to the live band performing just a few feet away. That's the basic Midsommarfest formula, and every summer, nearly 50,000 people flock to Andersonville for this celebration of all things local. Going strong for the past half century, the fest takes over Clark Street from Foster to Catalpa with booths for food and crafts as well as five different stages. These showcase eclectic entertainments that truly reflect the neighborhood's charm: not just cover bands (though there are those, too), but a pet parade, Swedish music, dance troupes, and sets from blues, roots, and funk bands. All the fun also helps the neighborhood, and not just because stoplights are powered by laughter; proceeds go to benefit community causes.
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    Chicago, IL US
  • Lincoln Park Zoo
    Lincoln Park Zoo: Names to Know Situated in the heart of its namesake park, the Lincoln Park Zoo is home to animals from around the world. Exhibits range from the Helen Brach Primate House to the beautiful Waterfowl Lagoon, and its ongoing research projects work to protect wildlife from the Serengeti to the Congo. Since opening with just two swans in 1868, the Lincoln Park Zoo has been home to thousands of animals and the trainers that care for them. Before your next trip, familiarize yourself with some of the zoo's most famous names: Marlin Perkins: Though famous for hosting Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, Marlin Perkins first tried his hand at television during his stint as director of the Lincoln Park Zoo. His first program, Zoo Parade, gave thousands of Chicagoland viewers an intimate look into the lives of the zoo's residents, and even won a Peabody Award in 1951. Bushman: Upon his arrival in 1930, Bushman the gorilla turned the Lincoln Park Zoo from a simple city zoo into an international attraction. Today; his taxidermied remains can be found keeping silent watch over the halls of the Field Museum. Adelor: Many of today's visitors have fond memories of Adelor, the majestic African lion who held court inside the zoo's Kovler Lion House until his death in 2012. Although Adelor is missed by many, his spirit lives on: a life-sized statue of the famous cat sizes up passersby at the zoo's east entrance Clark and Addison: Born in 2015, these adorable red-panda cubs share their names with the Wrigleyville intersection that's home to an entirely different type of Cubs.
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  • Chicago Comedy Film Festival
    Disappointed by the relative lack of comedies at film festivals, independent filmmaker Jessica Hardy founded Chicago Comedy Film Festival last year as a much-needed outlet for comedic expression. Now in their second year, Hardy and her staff have picked another round of humorous flicks to the screen over the three-day, second-annual laugh fest, screening both independent feature films and shorts. Films on Friday include Servitude, starring Kids in the Hall and NewsRadio actor Dave Foley as the manager of a Western-themed restaurant’s overworked staff. Earlier in the day is the screening of Close Quarters, a flick starring renowned local actors T.J. Jagodowski, Susan Messing, and Gregory Hollimon as they debate love, friendship, and jealousy—all over some coffee. On Saturday, catch the Midwest premiere of Bad Parents, where Janeane Garofalo and Cheri Oteri play stressed-out soccer moms trying to communicate with their inanimate soccer-ball children. On Sunday, those with VIP passes can attend the award ceremony, as well as the after-party at Rockit Bar & Grill.
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    Chicago, IL US
  • Haunted Halloween Ball
    As one of Chicago's biggest costume parties, the Haunted Halloween Ball combines the lavish experience of a VIP nightclub and hotel gala with the terrifying ambiance of a haunted house. Each year the spooky bash invades the Congress Hotel—which voted one of The Most Haunted Hotels in the World by USA Today—and transforms its 20,000-square-foot ballroom into a nightmarish scene overrun with zombies and ghouls. Costumed go-go dancers, zombie cocktail servers, and vampire bellmen roam the haunted ballroom floor as top DJs fill the air with dance beats. Haunted Halloween Ball also invites its guests to go all out with their costumes with winners receiving $3000 in cash and prizes.
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    Chicago, IL US
  • Chicago Fringe Festival 2013
    Push the boundaries. That's pretty much the only rule for performances at the Chicago Fringe Festival, an unconventional expo of new theatrical works from around the world. Now in its fourth year, the Windy City's festival joins in a dramatic tradition shared by cities including Indianapolis, New York, and the original outpost, Edinburgh. The week-long event provides a prominent stage for up-and-coming productions, helping little-known companies catch some buzz and established groups test out new ideas. A lottery system determines the year's lineup, a process that keeps each festival exhilaratingly unpredictable while delighting statisticians.
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    Chicago, IL US
  • Spring Awakening Music Festival
    Everyone deserves to treat themselves every once in a while so head to Spring Awakening Music Festival in Chicago today and have some fun. Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles. Spring Awakening Music Festival is a place you'll love to visit, so don't wait around, give them a call today!
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    Chicago, IL US