Taking time off this summer? Here’s what Chicago has to offer.

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Are you taking time off this summer from your court reporting business? We’re here to tell you that Chicago is chock full of amazing experiences. Whether you’re into music, food, theatre, or the arts, there’s something for everyone almost every day of the next few months.

Latino Film Festival

The festival began April 20th and runs through May 4th and includes more than 100 films at AMC River East 21 theaters and other partners throughout Chicagoland. Films from the U.S., Latin America, South America, Spain, and Portugal. [More]


If you want to play a tourist, check out the discounted CityPass that’s good all summer for places including Shedd Aquarium, Skydeck Chicago, The Field Museum, Museum of Science and Industry, and Adler Planetarium.

Wine Tasting

Reserve your spot at the Lincoln Park Wine Festival happening May 20-21. Event includes tented wine and food pavilions to keep you out of the sun, live music, and crafts at Jonquil Playlot Park.

Wells Street Art Festival

Looking for art? Check out the 225 juried artists, listen to live music, and sit back and enjoy a beer June 10 – 11 on N. Wells Street from North Avenue to Division. If you like it a bit quieter, it’s recommended you attend in the morning. Event is donation only, no entrance fee.

Dragon Boat Races

Mark your calendar for the June 24th Dragon boat races happening at Ping Tom Memorial Park. This free event features teams competing in colorful boats on the river, music, dance, vendors, and an award ceremony.

Chicago Cares Day 

Ready to give back to the city you love? June 24th is Volunteer Day, a single day of community service starting at Daley Plaza. Serve-a-thon provides lunch, transportation, and an after-party for $10 per person.

Not sure what you want to experience? Check out Timeout Chicago and Events12 for all things Chicago for the summer and the rest of the year!

When you get back to the office, comment below and tell us about your adventures!