The Near South Side is close to great events in and around Museum Campus.
Chicago’s Near South Side is a great place to live for anyone wanting to be near the city’s most popular venues, attractions and parks. Within mere minutes you can do almost any of the things that you have been told about. What’s going on right now? Check out these upcoming events as the Spring season is finally here:
Manifest Urban Arts Festival
Starting Friday, May 15, join Columbia’s President Dr. Warrick Carter, Columbia’s student leaders, and the astounding circus punk marching band Mucca Pazza to officially kick off the Manifest party!
Gather at noon on the corner of Balbo and Wabash for giveaways, spectacle, and special surprises and the announcement of the winners of Columbia’s “Expose Yourself” online talent contest.
16th Annual Workout in the Park
Self Magazine sponsors the annual event where thousands of women hit the Grant Park Saturday, May 16th. Fitness guru Jillian Michaels of “The Biggest Loser” hosts the event. Take fitness classes such as yoga, pilates and kickboxing and get fashion tips, product samples, nutritional advice and consultations with beauty experts. Includes a one-year subscription to Self magazine. Rain or shine.
From hot chocolate and cozy fireplaces to skiing or ice-skating, Chicago has so much to offer!
When cold weather strikes there is a trend to stay inside and avoid the outdoors at all costs. However, instead of hibernating indoors why not embrace some of Chicago’s most unique wintertime activities that help make Chicago the city it is. From hot chocolate and cozy fireplaces to skiing or ice-skating, Chicago has so much to offer!
For the outdoor enthusiast, the McCormick-Tribune Ice Skating Rink is ideal. With Grant Park as a backdrop, Millennium Park in downtown Chicago is a terrific family-friendly wintertime destination. The ice rink, open from mid-November through early March, is at the city’s cultural epicenter, close to theaters, shopping and museums. Not only is a way to truly enjoy the wintertime, it’s FREE! Learn more here.
Need to warm up after all that shopping or skating? Swing by Medici on 57th for some hot cocoa. From a cinnamon-y Mexican version to creamy cocoa with whipped cream, this is a favorite sipping spot.
Staying active is healthy for everyone and there are plenty of things to do around Eastgate Village for all ages.
Well, its sad to say that the warm weather won’t be back for a while and finding fun, warm, and worth-while activities always seem harder to find during these colder months. But we’ve found them for you, so there’s absolutely no reason to sit on the couch waiting for next summer’s arrival.
Whether your nine years old or 90, staying active is healthy for everyone and there are plenty of things to do around Eastgate Village for all ages. Aside from Chicago’s popular attractions the Near South Side has some of its own great places that are a must do and see.
It wouldn’t be Chicago without music, sports or food, check out these events:
A costume party features $50 Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label bottles and $10 flutes, live music, DJs and prizes for best outfits.
When: October 31 : 5:30 p.m. – 2 a.m.
2030 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616