Upcoming Events

Millennium Park Summer Music Series

Millennium Park
Summer Music Series

Mondays and Thursdays, through August 8

Millennium Park 20th Anniversary Celebration (Common pictured)

Millennium Park 20th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday–Sunday, July 18–21

Maxwell Street Market

Maxwell Street Market

Sunday, July 28
9am-2pm






The City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) supports artists and cultural organizations, invests in the creative economy, and expands access and participation in the arts throughout Chicago’s 77 neighborhoods. As a collaborative cultural presenter, arts funder, and advocate for creative workers, our programs and events serve Chicagoans and visitors of all ages and backgrounds, downtown and in diverse communities across our city — to strengthen and celebrate Chicago. DCASE produces some of the city’s most iconic festivals, markets, events, and exhibitions at the Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park, and in communities across the city — serving a local and global audience of 25 million people. The Department offers cultural grants and resources, manages public art, supports TV and film production and other creative industries, and permits special events throughout Chicago.