Festivals in River Forest, IL


Early Entry or General Admission Ticket for Sessions 1 or 2 at Chicago Ale Fest-Winter Edition (Up to 25% Off)

Chicago Ale Fest - Winter Edition

Downtown

Apart from beer, festival-goers can jam out to live music while chowing down on cuisine from local restaurants.

$60 $45

Walker Stalker Con at 10:30 a.m. on March 25 and 26

Walker Stalker Con

Donald E Stephens Convention Center

The stars of “The Walking Dead” and other popular series meet fans and share stories behind the show during panels and events

$51.96 $31.18

Toys for Tots Holiday Craft and Vendor Event - Saturday December 17, 2016 / 9:00am

Northern Illinois University Naperville Campus

Indian Hill

$5 $0

"Diva's Day Out!" - Sunday April 2, 2017 / 1:00pm

Max McCook Athletic & Exposition

Southwest Side

$8 $4.50

Entry for One, Two, or Four to The Chocolate Show from Fine Artisan Events (Up to 38% Off)

Fine Artisan Events

West Loop

The finest chocolate, food, and wine artisans from around the world come together for one exquisite, delectable weekend

$40 $29

"Trapped in a Room With a Zombie II: Still Hungry" - Any Available Date January 1 - May 31, 2017 (Reserve in Advance)

Fine Arts Building

Downtown

$28 $19.25

"SinZation" Male Revue

Fantasy Nightclub

North Side

$35 $23.50

Fashion and Spa Expos by Induo Events on December 3 and 17

Induo Events

Marriott Hotel

Fashion and spa events enlivened with raffle giveaways and cash bars serving mimosas and pink sangria

$27.37 $12

Admission to the Christmas Crawl for One, Two, or Four People (Up to 57% Off)

Chicago Christmas Crawl

Downtown

Enjoy a fun-filled evening roaming across the streets of downtown Chicago for this one-of-a-kind Christmas bar crawl

$43.19 $20

"A Beer Carol"

Drinking & Writing Theater at Haymarket Pub & Brewery

Near West Side

$20 $14.75

Festival Cubano 2017 on August 11–13

Festival Cubano 2017

Riis Park

Now in its eighth year, this festival celebrates Cuban culture with three days of food, vendors, dancing, music, and more.

$18.54 $12

Moonlight Kayak Tour of the Festival of Lights for Two or Four at Beach Town Tours (Up to 60% Off)

Beach Town Tours

Launch Location

$79 for a moonlight kayak tour of the festival of lights for four ($200 value) .

$100 $49

Step Afrika! - Saturday January 28, 2017 / 7:30pm

Lund Auditorium

Galewood

$24 $13

"Dark Side of the Yule" - Friday December 16, 2016 / 8:00pm

Lund Auditorium

Galewood

$15 $11.50

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

Studio Movie Grill

Wheaton

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

"Naughty Little Cabaret" Burlesque, Fridays at 8 p.m. through December 17

Naughty Little Cabaret

Original Mothers

Male and female burlesque performers, including some from RuPaul’s Drag Race, dazzle with acrobatics, teasing, and titillating dance moves

$30 $20

General, VIP, or VIP Admission with a Drink to Laugh Factory Chicago Weekend or Tuesday-Night Comedy Shows

Laugh Factory

Laugh Factory - Chicago

Legendary standup-comedy venue hosts some of the best local and touring comedians around during weekend and Tuesday night comedy shows

$11.50 $7

Weekday or First-Weekend Visit for One to the Chicago Auto Show (Up to 46% Off)

Chicago Auto Show

Downtown

Dream about your next ride at the nation’s largest auto show with everything the industry has to offer all in one climate-controlled place

$13 $7

Tournament Dinner & Show for a Child or Adult with Optional VIP Package at Medieval Times (Up to 42% Off)

Medieval Times

Medieval Times Chicago

Ironclad knights joust atop horses and battle with swords while viewers feast on a four-course meal; VIP package with DVD and banner

$43.91 $30.95

Ja Rule on Friday, December 16, at 10 p.m.

Ja Rule

The Portage Theater

Gravel-voiced rapper known for his collaborations with Ashanti (“Always on Time”) and Jennifer Lopez (“I’m Real”)

$42.23 $25

"Pete the Cat" - Friday February 3, 2017 / 7:30pm

McAninch Arts Center

Danada

$12 $9

Improv-Comedy Show with Popcorn (Through January 28)

Laugh Out Loud Theater Schaumburg

Laugh Out Loud Theater

Improvisers perform shows with spontaneous scenes, games, and songs

$22 $11

Dinner, Drinks, and Diva Show for Two or Four at Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club (Up to 50% Off)

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club

North Side

Female impersonators put on a show every 30 minutes as diners clink martini glasses and trade bites of savory entrées

$95 $55

The Comedy Get Down feat. Cedric "The Entertainer" and George Lopez on Saturday, March 11, at 8 p.m.

The Comedy Get Down

United Center

All-star comedy lineup includes Cedric ‘The Entertainer’, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, George Lopez, and Charlie Murphy

$49.75 $49.75

$15 for Single-Day Admission for Two to Travel & Adventure Show ($30 Value)

Travel & Adventure Show

Donald E Stephens Convention Center

Travel gurus and a who’s who of television personalities gather with exhibitors to help attendees travel around the world on a budget

$30 $15

The Total Package Tour: New Kids on the Block with Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men on Friday, June 16, at 7:30 p.m.

New Kids on the Block with special guests Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men

Allstate Arena

$46.15 $37

Murder-Mystery Dinner for One or Two at The Murder Mystery Co. (Up to 50% Off)

The Murder Mystery Co.

Chicago

Interactive murder mystery dinner starring professional actors testing guests’ sleuthing skills throughout a three course meal

$60 $29.99

Standup for Two and Tickets to a Future Show at Riddles Comedy Club Through April 20

Riddles Comedy Club

Riddles Comedy Club

Weekend sets from nationally touring comedians such as Robert Hines and Bob Jay

$75 $19

TobyMac Hits Deep Tour 2017 on March 30 at 6:30 p.m.

TobyMac Hits Deep Tour 2017

Sears Centre Arena

Seven-time Grammy-winning leader of DC Talk takes the stage; Matt Maher, Mandisa, Capital Kings, and others join

$39.75 $22

Fifty Shades Ladies Night Male Revue Show on February 24 or 25

Fifty Shades Male Revue Show

Stereo Nightclub

Male dance revue comprised of muscle bound hunks excite crowds with sensual moves and Vegas showmanship. Excellent for a ladies night out

$32.64 $15

Select Local Merchants

  • 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
    +17739078182
  • 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, IL US
    +13127422000
  • 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
    +17733083223
  • 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
    +13122357000
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