Like it or not, winter weather has arrived in Chicago, so you might as well make the most of it. We've tracked down nine rinks throughout the city where you can bundle up and slide across a sheet of ice. Head to Millennium Park, Hyde Park or Wrigleyville to show off your moves—and if you don't own skates, it's easy to rent a pair for an afternoon. Take advantage of our Skate & Steak promo as well:
McCormick Tribune Ice Rink - Kiddie corner from Hotel!
Millennium Park | Chicago, IL, Millennium Park
Until Mar 8 2020
Maggie Daley Park | Chicago, IL, Millennium Park - Kiddie corner from Hotel!
Until Mar 1 2020
The Rink at Gallagher Way
Gallagher Way, Wrigleyville
Nov 22 2019-Feb 16 2020
Xfinity Ice Skating Rink at Winter WonderFest
Navy Pier, Festival Hall
Dec 6 2019-Jan 12 2020
Midway Plaisance Park
Wentworth Ice Rink
Brookfield Zoo rink
McFetridge Sports Center
Morgan Park Sports Center
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Movies in Millennium Park
Pack your own popcorn, bring a blanket and enjoy another season of free outdoor movie screenings during the Millennium Park Summer Film Series. In honor of the Year of Chicago Theatre, this summer's lineup was curated by 13 local theater companies, which means that you'll find a few stage adaptations on the list, including the 1962 musical The Music Man, 2016 Academy Award best picture winner Moonlight (based on a play written by Steppenwolf ensemble member Tarell Alvin McCraney) and 10 Things I Hate About You (an updated retelling of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew). The lineup also includes superhero movies (Black Panther, Wonder Woman), foreign films (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and kid-friendly flicks (Inside Out, The Muppet Movie). Take a look at the complete Millennium Park Summer Film Series slate below.
Black Panther (Programmed in collaboration with eta Creative Arts Foundation)
Friday (Programmed in collaboration with Teatro Vista)
Love, Simon (Programmed in collaboration with About Face Theatre)
Wonder Woman (Programmed in collaboration with Rivendell Theatre Ensemble
The Wiz (Programmed in collaboration with Black Ensemble Theater)
10 Things I Hate About You (Programmed in collaboration with Chicago Shakespeare Theater)
Moonlight + Pan’s Labyrinth (Programmed in collaboration with Steppenwolf Theatre Company)
The Music Man (Programmed in collaboration with Goodman Theatre)
Fences (Programmed in collaboration with Court Theatre)
August 5 - daytime showing at 11:30am
Inside Out (Programmed in collaboration with Chicago Children’s Theatre)
The Muppet Movie (Programmed in collaboration with Free Street Theater)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Programmed in collaboration with Lookingglass Theatre Company)
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (Programmed in collaboration with Victory Gardens Theater)
Memorial Day weekend isn't just the prelude to summer festivals in Chicago, afternoons on the beach and backyard cookouts—it's the perfect time to take advantage of all those things, and more. If you're sticking around the city, you can enjoy the outdoor dining options at some of the best restaurants in Chicago, find a nice spot near the lake to spend an afternoon or pay your respects at the city's annual Memorial Day parade. The three-day weekend is also a great time to head out of town, though you may experience some FOMO if you do. What are you waiting for? Cap off a packed month of May events with our complete guide to Memorial Day weekend in Chicago.
When is Memorial Day 2019?
This year, Memorial Day falls on Monday, May 27, but Memorial Day weekend runs from Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27.
When is the Chicago Memorial Day Parade?
The Chicago Memorial Day Parade is held on Saturday, May 25. The parade begins with a wreath-laying ceremony in Daley Plaza at 11am, then steps off from State and Lake Streets at noon.
Where is the Chicago Memorial Day Parade?
The Chicago Memorial Day Parade marches south along State Street, from Lake Street to Van Buren Street.
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