Downtown Chicago has a lot to offer, from dining and entertainment to shopping and boat tours, and there’s no better time to get outdoors than with the commencement of spring. With warmer temperatures and a calendar of events, April is a great month to be in Chicago. Between shopping along Michigan Avenue and taking a photo in front of the bean, here are a few of our top recommendations to make your weekend travel plans that much more special.
River North Beer Fest
Whet your whistle and sample 50+ beers from around the world at Moe’s Cantina and Old Crow Smokehouse on Sunday, April 9th from 12-4pm. This event is a great opportunity to socialize and get to know Chicago’s popular area, River North. Learn more about top breweries and gain knowledge about the brewing process. If you’re a beer fanatic, this event is definitely for you! To purchase tickets, visit: http://rivernorthbeerfest.weebly.com/
While it’s the last day in April, this festival is definitely work marking on your calendar. Enjoy all the glorious bacon products that Chicago’s top restaurants, chefs and mixologists have to offer. Last year, guests satisfied their sweet tooth with Black Dog Gelato, a wood grilled ground bacon burger and FrankenDuckie duck fat dog from Bottlefork & The Duck Inn, and peanut battered bacon Wit-nuggets from State and Lake Chicago Tavern. With both returning and new vendors, we can imagine that this year’s round up is going to be even better. Is your mouth watering yet? Buy tickets here, and beware, they sell out fast: http://baconfestchicago.com/2015-menu/
Enjoy A Night At The Theater
From musicals, such as Evita, Matilda, Motown and 42nd Street, there are plenty of productions to choose from. If you like plays instead, buy tickets for The Matchmaker or Butler, and if you prefer comedy shows, buy tickets to comedian Wanda Sykes performing on April 9th. Before the show, enjoy a pre-fix theater menu at hot restaurants, like 312 Chicago and Atwood. To purchase tickets, visit: http://www.chicago-theater.com/index_musical.php
Cheer On The Bulls
With basketball in full swing by April, cheer on the beloved Bulls this season. Laugh with Benny, dance with the Loveables, and root for your favorite players as they dart across the court. Munch on tacos at Big Star, barbeque from Lillie’s Q and wash it down with an ice-cold Goose Island beer. Remember to wear your red and white! To view the game schedule and to purchase tickets, visit: http://www.nba.com/bulls/schedule
Come out and play in Grant Park and Congress Plaza April 28-30th and celebrate the NFL Draft. With games, exhibits, kids’ attractions, autograph opportunities and food vendors, there will be plenty of fun activities to partake in that the whole family will love. This festival is free, but tickets will be required to go inside the Auditorium Theatre and Selection Square by Hyundai within Draft Town, so if you are interested in purchasing, visit here: http://www.choosechicago.com/2016nfldraft/.