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Events in Chicago

Chicago is filled with wonderful events throughout the year. These are just a few of our favorite things:

Charter One Pavilion

Far and away the best outdoor concert venue is Charter One Pavilion, located next to the Adler Planetarium on Northerly Island. This is another intimate concert venue with just about 7,000 seats. Looking over your shoulder while in your seat you will see 12th Street Beach and a great many boats anchored near the shore of our beautiful Lake Michigan to hear the show.

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Blue Man Group

See the wildly popular show which combines music, comedy and multimedia theatrics in a completely unique and largely indescribable form of entertainment. USA Today raves Blue Man Group is "An ecstatic experience!" Chicago Trolley customers can get discounted tickets for $49! To order call 773-348-4000 and mention code TROLLEY or Click the button below and enter TROLLEY in the promotion and special offers field. Then use our North Neighborhood Tour (summer months only) to get to your show at the Briar Street Theatre. Some restrictions apply.

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Wrigley field tours (Summer Months only)

With your Explore Chicago ticket you can hop on our North Neighborhoods Tour with Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co. to get to Wrigley Field this summer. Wrigley Field is providing tours with a rare glimpse into more than 90 years of history in one of the country's most beloved ballparks. To ensure your preferred time and date, tickets must be purchased in advance. For Wrigley Field Tour tickets and information call 773-404-CUBS or visit their site.

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Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co. takes you to the heart of the activities taking place along Chicago's North Michigan Avenue, one of the great avenues of the world. When planning your trip, take a moment to look for special retail offers among seasonal campaigns including celebrations of tulips, the beautiful gardens or the famous Magnificent Mile Lights Festival which kicks off the holiday season. For more information, visit their site.

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More Chicago Events

Look to these sites for more information on special events and festivals happening in Chicago during your time in the city: