Whether you need to know local public holidays or highlights through the seasons, we hope you will find the facts gathered below useful tools for your travel planning. Please feel free to contact us if we can assist you further.

Festivals and Events

Chicago Bike Week June 16 – 23
Chicago SummerDance Thursdays – Sundays, June 28 – August 25
Taste of Chicago Lollapalooza July 11 – 15, August 2 – 5  
Chicago Air and Water Show August 18 and 19
Chicago Jazz Festival August 30 – September 2
Chicago World Music Festival September 7 – 23
Magnificent Mile Lights Festival November 23
McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade November 22

Quick Reference

  • Time zone

    GMT -6 hours
    Central Standard Time

  • Language(s) spoken

    English is the primary language

  • Electrical system

    Local voltage is 110 to 120 volts AC. Adapters available; please request through the Concierge.