City of Chicago, Department Of Cultural Affairs And Special Events Releases 2013 Dates

2013 Festival/Event Dates – Subject to Change

Chicago Cultural Center Presents: Year-round

Various Music, Visual Arts, Theater, Dance, Film and Lectures Series

Chicago Neighborhood Festivals May – September

Chicago Farmers Markets May – October

15th Annual Kids and Kites Festival May 4

Chicago Memorial Day Parade May 25

Millennium Park Music Series:

Downtown Sound: New Music Mondays May 27-July 29

Loops and Variations June 13-July 18

Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz  July 25-August 29

30th Annual Chicago Blues Festival June 6-9

Chicago Bike Week June 10-14

Bike to Work Rally June 14

28th Chicago Gospel Music Festival June 20-23

17th Annual Chicago SummerDance June 27 – September 15

33rd Annual Taste of Chicago July 10-14

21st Annual Race to Taste July 13

55th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show August 17-18

35th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival Aug. 29-Sept 1

15th Annual World Music Festival September 12-22

2012-11-29 — / — Media requesting credentials to cover all music festivals, Millennium Park Music Series, the Air and Water Show and Taste of Chicago concerts must submit requests in advance, no later than two weeks prior to the start of the festival. Please visit the press room at to select the festival you wish to cover.  For immediate event updates “like” us on Facebook or follow on twitter, @ChicagoDCASE

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The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is dedicated to promoting and supporting Chicago’s arts and culture sector. This includes, but is not limited to: fostering the development of Chicago’s nonprofit arts sector, independent working artists, and for-profit arts businesses; presenting high-quality, free or low-fee cultural programs accessible to residents and visitors; and marketing the City’s cultural assets to local, regional, and global audiences. DCASE produces nearly 2,000 public programs, events and support services annually, generating millions in economic benefits for the City of Chicago.

Cindy Gatziolis    312.744.0573

Mary May    312.744.0576