Insider Travel Intel: Chicago Fall Events

One of the things I love the most about living in a new city is that “first-time” feeling you get because everything is new to you. We have been exploring and eating our way through Chicago! I mean why wouldn’t we?¬†Chicago has some of the best museums in the country and top chefs in the world. I can’t wait to continue giving you insider tips to all the best this windy city has to offer. Here are some events on my radar – and as always, if you are planning a trip to Chicago and need tips, don’t be shy and shoot me an email or leave a comment! ūüôā

Food Event

bon appetit Chicago Gourmet:¬†You already know my mantra: food is the gateway to learning about cultures around the world. If you are traveling to Chicago this week or live here – this event should not be missed!¬†Each September, celebrity chefs headline cooking demos on two stages, popular wine & mixology seminars serve up the coolest trends in a glass, and an awesome line-up of delicious food, wine, spirits, and beer tastings keeps the crowd rockin’ and rollin’. ¬†I’ll be there and will be documenting it all on my Instagram so don’t forget to follow along!

Art + Culture

Art on theMart: I had no idea how big the art scene was in Chicago until we moved here! As someone who grew up in NYC and was spoiled by the exposure to world-renowned museums, galleries, and culture, it is important for us to live in a city that appreciates art.  Thomas and I actually became members of the Art Institute Of Chicago to make sure we go as often as we can and take our friends and family when they visit.
Launching September 29th, ¬†Art on theMART will be the world’s largest permanent digital art projection. This will be a first-of-its-kind, curated digital art installation across 2.5 acres (two football fields) of theMART’s river¬†fa√ßade. How cool is that?! Add this to your roster of Art installations to see in Chicago if you’re visiting!
Chicago Film Festival:  Mark your calendars for the film event of the year! The Chicago film festival runs from October 10th to the 21st and the lineup already looks amazing. Buy tickets here.
Randolf Street Market Festival:   The Randolph Street Market Festival is home to the world-renowned Chicago Antique Market, Indie Designer Market, Modern Vintage Chicago, and the Holiday Market. This one of the best markets in Chicago and has been voted over and over as the place to shop for vintage finds and antiques. Check here for dates and tix.
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