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4th of July in Chicago

03 Jul
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Take advantage of your Fourth of July travels as our city lights up your evening…. There are quite a few different options for enjoying the holiday festivities, we recommend the spectacular annual display at Navy Pier: **July 3rd & July 4th: 9:30pm** **July 6th: 10:15pm** The fireworks are visible from the lakefront areas, so the beaches […]

Summer Music Festivals in Chicago

26 Mar

***Now’s the time to book your tickets & your rooms for live music outdoor summer fun…*** July 19th-21st. Behold, the best compilation of live household names & indie/DIY music perfomed in a sprawling Union Park every summer, Pitchfork Music Festival keeps getting bigger and better every year.  2013 is no different featuring the infamous R.Kelly, Bjork, and Belle […]

St. Patrick’s Day Chicago

04 Mar
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St. Patrick’s Day Chicago 2013. On March 17th, all guests of the hostel are invited to meet in the lobby at 8am as we go see the river dyed green and enjoy a few beers. Then we head down to see the St. Paddy’s Day Parade and enjoy a few more drinks.  Want to sleep […]

Chicago Jazz Music

28 Aug

Behold, the 34th annual Jazz Festival kicking off Aug. 30th and running through Sept. 2nd… As it began in 1979, with a tremendous turn out of 50,000, this creative showcase exhibits jazz at its finest, read about the history here, & come to Chicago for the FREE fest.

July Festivals in Chicago

07 Jul

More warm weather, more urban outdoor extravagance…  Get a taste of Chicago at The Taste of Chicago.  The annual FREE fest of fests is back with a huge music lineup.  Come experience 37 different food vendors, free music, and fun in beautiful Grant Park, July 11th-15th.

Chicago Festivals in June

04 Jun

Take a trip to Chicago & visit any of these popular festivals… Grant Park hosts the FREE 29th Annual Chicago Blues Festival.  The festival kicks off Friday June 8th at 11am and runs until June 10th, expect food & beverage vendors as well as a vast array of excellent blues musicians.

Chicago Music Festivals

11 Apr

In need of cheap, accessible, social, yet modern accommodations in light of the upcoming music fests? Book with us for any of these upcoming events… Yep, the ultimate indie fest in spacious Union Park bestows itself upon Chicago with another incredible lineup.  Indulge in the 3 day excursion, or choose your favorite day to attend.  Pitchfork […]

Spring Events in Chicago

02 Apr

The warm weather is already sinking in, we’re  geared up for Spring, you should to, as we preview these upcoming events…. Mayfest! Get ready for Germany in Chicago kicking off May 31st-June 3rd for Chicago’s 18th annual Maifest.  The event aims to cure cabin fever with beer, food and live music under giant tents in Chicago’s historic Lincoln Square. Additional […]

Thanksgiving in Chicago

08 Nov

Thanksgiving in Chicago is a wonderful time of year with lot’s to do.  There are advantages to being in a major metropolitan area on a holiday, in the suburban areas everything is closed and there is very little going on.  The Chicago Getaway Hostel invites you to join us for the weekend and take in […]