21 Attractions Coming to Chicago in 2020

21 Attractions Coming to Chicago in 2020

As one of the third-largest cities in the U.S., Chicago draws tourists from all over the world with its stunning architecture, unique neighborhoods, distinctive food, and picturesque sights. It’s an impressive place to visit, no matter what your reasons are for taking a trip to the “Windy City.” 

If you’re planning to travel to Chicago this year, you may want to consider attending a few of the many enthralling events. Here’s a list of 21 attractions coming to Chicago this year to help you plan your dream vacation.


If you think winter isn’t the time to visit Chicago because of the cold, then think again! This year, there are plenty of intriguing events to attend. Traveling to Chicago for Restaurant Week, in January, is a great idea if you love to try new foods or even just food in general. Restaurants give major discounts during this week, so you’ll be able to eat lots of delicious food and also save money. 

One of Chicago’s most famous events of the year is the St. Patrick’s Day River Dyeing, which takes place on March 14 at 9 a.m. Watch the Chicago River turn green on Michigan Avenue or on the Columbus Drive Bridge. Afterward, head over to a local pub to grab a drink. With so many things to choose from during the wintertime, the lower temperatures won’t limit you on your trip!


Spring offers one of the best seasons to visit Chicago. The weather is warming up, the flowers are beginning to bloom, and there are more fun activities to do outside. And, there are, of course, new Broadway shows opening. Spring also signals the beginning of festival season, which Chicago commemorates with Mayfest, a festival with live music and ice-cold beer in Lincoln Park.


When the days get longer, hotter, and more humid, you know it’s summertime in Chicago. There are heaps of events that happen during the summer season in the city. There are a wide variety of things to do, from parades to Comic Con. In July, Lollapalooza garners a lot of attention, with a long list of big-name artists who perform. Towards the end of summer, Chicago’s Air and Water Show offers a lively performance with the best civil and military pilots who fly planes in aerobatic shows. Summertime is a fun and exciting time to tour Chicago.


Fall is the season of pumpkin spice and everything nice. It’s still warm enough to take part in outdoor activities and there is a wide variety of things to do for tourists. If you stop by Chicago Gourmet in September, you can see cooking demos, wine and mixology seminars, and take part in gourmet tastings in Millennium Park. In October, you can participate in the iconic Chicago Marathon, either by running, or by watching others run it. Once again, there are many events you can attend in the fall season while in Chicago.

Whether you choose to visit Chicago in winter, spring, summer, or winter, you’ll have a unique and thrilling experience. There’s truly something for everyone in Chicago, no matter what your interests are. Now you’re ready to plan an upcoming trip to Chicago filled with delicious foods, thrilling adventures, and spectacular sights. 

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