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Daley Center, 50 W. Washington St. • FREE Cultural Programs Year-Round

Performances Begin at 12 Noon


The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events presents FREE cultural programs year-round weekdays at Noon at the Daley Civic Center located at 50 W. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602.

(schedule is subject to change)


Tuesday, September 3

National Stepper’s Society

Gotta get your groove on! Join the National Stepper’s Society for a lunchtime dance hour.


Wednesday, September 4

The Chosen Few

Join the Chosen Few on the plaza at noon for a hot mix of house music.


Thursday, September 5

Halsted Street Entertainment Dance Brake

Join us at noon on the plaza for some lunchtime dancing.


Thursday, September 5, 12, 19 & 26

Chicago City Markets presented by Humana®

Daley Plaza Farmers Market Opens (7am–3pm)

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events is pleased to kick off summer with the Chicago City Markets presented by Humana® at the Daley Plaza Markets. Residents are encouraged to visit their neighborhood market this season to shop local and shop fresh. A complete list of city-run markets, along with dates and times are listed at chicagofarmersmarkets.us.


Friday, September 6

Ethiopian Community Celebration

Come join us on the plaza at noon for a lunchtime celebration with the Ethiopian community and all its culture.


Tuesday, September 10

National Celebration Day of Costa Rica

Join us on the plaza to help celebrate their independence with music and dance, and the raising of the flag of Costa Rica.


Friday, September 13

Chicago Football Classic

College Bands, Dance Troops and cheer teams will perform on the plaza at noon. Come out and join us!


Monday, September 16

A DJ Set

Join us for a DJ’s rendition of throwbacks performed by Randall Dean.


Tuesday, September 17

Constitution Day

An observance of Constitution Day including a naturalization ceremony presented by the US Citizenship and immigration Services.


Wednesday, September 18


Join us on the plaza at noon for a House Music jam session.


Thursday, September 19

Austrian American Day

Come help celebrate a traditional rising of the Austrian flag, with songs and dance on the plaza at noon.


Friday, September 20

The WaughSome Group — Living Her Story Summer Series

Join us for an energetic afternoon on the plaza with the WaughSome all female DJ group, who will display their DJ skills and love for house music.


Monday, September 23

Peace Day in Chicago

Join us on the plaza to celebrate unity and diversity in our city, and the world in cooperation with the United Nations, and the rising of the Peace Flag.


Tuesday, September 24

Chinese Day Flag Ceremony

Join us at noon for the raising of the flag representing the Republic of China, celebrating their 70th anniversary.


Wednesday, September 25

Motown Tribute

Connie Wilson will be out on the plaza at noon celebrating and giving tribute to Motown, backed by Sweet Harmony and The Fantasy Band.


Thursday, September 26

Ballet 5:8 NFP

Ballet 5:8 will perform excerpts from their 2019 season repertoire, plus a sneak peek at their upcoming world premier coming in 2020.


Friday, September 27

Blaq Ice

join us on the plaza at noon for a lunchtime Spoken Word, followed by beautiful poetry.


Monday, September 30


Join Chicago’s very own for a lunchtime showdown of DJ’s along with a host of new creative artist.

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