Chicago November 2021 Events

Chicago November 2021 Events

Start Your Holiday Season Off in Chicago This November!

Average temperature low and high: 39°- 5°
November is a particularly enjoyable month in Chicago. Temperatures start to get cooler, making the outdoor air crisp and refreshing. The city begins to light up in holiday cheer, lots of sales are happening, and if you're in town the day of Thanksgiving, lots of restaurants will be open and offering pre-fixe menus and specials for a memorable dinner experience!

November Event Calendar

SOFA Chicago

Looking to see some art while visiting Chicago? Head down to Navy Pier for a cool, creative afternoon experience: check out SOFA! SOFA stands for Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design. The curated expo showcases beautiful 3D pieces of fine and decorative art. Single-day tickets are $25 in advance; a three-day pass is $35. 

Wine Stroll

Twice a year, once in the Spring and once in the Fall, over 45 retail shops and restaurants in Lincoln Square are transformed into wine tasting stops! In addition to red and white wine samples, the Fall Wine Stroll will also feature hors d'oeuvres from local restaurants. Tickets are $45 and you have the option to choose from 5 routes.

Thanksgiving Dinner in Chicago

Thanksgiving Dinner in Chicago

If you'll be having Thanksgiving dinner in Chicago this year, you're in luck! This culinary-focused city has lots of options! Check out this list of restaurants open on Thanksgiving, offering specially crafted menus! If you want an even more unique Thanksgiving dinner experience, consider having Thanksgiving dinner aboard an Odyssey Cruise ($115) as you travel across and enjoy the views of Lake Michigan.



Check out the WhiskyFest Chicago for the opportunity to taste over 350 types of whiskey from around the world! This longest-running and best-attended whiskey festival in the U.S will feature rare pours, local as well as national expert distillers and blenders, seminars, and tasty eats! 2021 dates TBA by organizers!

Widespread Panic!

Widespread Panic!

See Widespread Panic Live! This iconic American rock band from Athens, Georgia is sure to deliver a performance that will give you an unforgettable experience! Get your tickets here! 

Chicago Events in November


Theater & Headliners



Mon, Nov 01 at Schubas Patrick Droney
Mon, Nov 01 at Subterranean Tears Over Beers
Tue, Nov 02 at Schubas Argonaut and Wasp
Tue, Nov 02 at Lincoln Hall Wet
Wed, Nov 03 at Schubas Jarren Benton
Wed, Nov 03 at Lincoln Hall The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die
Thu, Nov 04 at Schubas Nervous Dater
Thu, Nov 04 at Lincoln Hall The Brook and The Bluff
Fri, Nov 05 at Subterranean Super Guitar Bros, Jer Roque
Fri, Nov 05 at Lincoln Hall Emmit Fenn
Fri, Nov 05 at Schubas Monster Rally
Fri, Nov 05 at PRYSM Latmun + Wheats

Things to Do in Chicago in November

Green Mill Cocktail Lounge

Green Mill Cocktail Lounge
Jazz and Chicago are inseparable, and the Green Mile remains the heart of the Chicago jazz scene. With decor straight out of the early-20th century, the Green Mill was once the favored hangout of Al Capone and his Chicago Outfit during the Prohibition Era. His favorite booth is still there, open for seating. The Green Mill is a cocktail and music venue steeped in both criminal infamy and music history.

Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art

Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
Intuitive and outsider art is generally defined as art created by untrained artists outside the mainstream art world. Intuit houses an impressive collection of art created through the ingenuity of creative individuals who left behind their uniquely fascinating and bizarre beautiful sculptures and paintings that often went unappreciated in their lifetimes.