dana hotel and spa is located in Chicago's bustling River North neighborhood. Just steps from dana, you’ll discover an abundance of unique and exciting cultural, nightlife, and historical activities to enjoy. And don’t forget about the must-do Magnificent Mile, one of the hottest shopping streets in the U.S., dana is also close to some of the best restaurants, the Chicago theater district, and exciting nightlife. Enjoy!
The smash hit, multi-Tony winning Hamilton is still amazing Chicago audiences at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. Although it has been extended several times, it won’t be here forever. Don’t miss your chance to see one of the most lauded shows ever.
now - aug 16
There is no better place to enjoy an outdoor concert than under the stars with the dramatic Chicago skyline as your backdrop. Now through Aug 6, Millennium Park hosts The Millennium Park Music Series featuring a wide range of genres including jazz, indie rock, blues rock, and so many more. And the best part? This event is complimentary.
now - aug 21
Movie buffs will love this opportunity to sit under the stars to watch their favorite classic and cult films. The Millennium Park Summer Film Series takes place every Tuesday night. Just bring something to wrap yourself in and settle in.
now - labor day
Nothing beats the spectacle of a Chicago Fireworks display over the lakefront, and now that summer is here, you can make an evening of it every Wednesday and Saturday night. There will be plenty of oohs and ahhs to go around. Some things never get old.
The Foo Fighters return to Wrigley Field for two nights under the July sky. Foo Fighters are making an encore appearance having had rocked the north side so successfully in past performances.
aug 11 - aug 12
Northalsted Market Days turns up the Northside at this annual festival of music, food, drinks and art. . . and it is only a short "el" ride from the hotel.
aug 18 - aug 19
A perennial favorite, the Chicago Air & Water Show returns with their annual spectacle in the sky over Chicago. If you don't get to North Avenue Beach, find yourself on a rooftop high above the city - it's just as good from that vantage point.
aug 18 -aug 20
Wrigley Field rocks once again with Pearl Jam appearing for 2 nights in the friendly confines. It is sure to be the best jam on the northside.
aug 30 - sept 2
Once of the biggest representations of jazz music in the world, the coveted Chicago Jazz Festival takes over Millennial Park for 3 days of live performances. This event is complimentary - and life changing.
sept 20 - sept 27
One of the best indie film festivals of the year, Reeling Film Festival features some of the best films from the LGBTQ community. The festival opens sept 20, so click the link above and start mapping out the films you most want to see.
sept26 - sept 30
If you love food as much as we love food, find yourself at Chicago Gourmet. This year's theme is "Rock the Fork", and we have no doubt they will, as in every year past. It's the place to meet some of the best Chefs, Somms, and Mixologists from across the country, and of course, to try some really astounding food.
annual events in chicago
- Taste of Chicago, Summer
- Chicago Marathon, Fall
- Lollapalooza, Summer
- Stylemax, Spring & Fall
- Bridal Expo
- Chicago auto show, Winter
- Air and water show, Summer
- Magnificent Mile
- State Street
- Water Tower Place
- North Beach
- Oak Street
explore our city”
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