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Chicago September 2022 Events

Chicago September 2022 Events

Spend Labor Day Weekend in Chicago This Year

Average temperature low and high: 62°- 74°
September marks the end of the Windy City's busy summer tourism season, but that doesn't mean that events in Chicago slow down. Consider celebrating Labor Day Weekend here, as there will be lots of things to do, like the annual Taste of Polonia event or Expo Chicago. The weather tends to be enjoyed throughout the month as it's the perfect median between the hot summer and the upcoming chillier months.

September Event Calendar

ARC Music Festival

ARC Music Festival

Chicago is known pretty well for being a city pioneer of house music. With that said, you should plan to put this house/electronic music festival on your to-do list for Labor Day weekend. ARC Fest is the perfect place if for party goers that are eager to dance and rave, so head down to .Union Park for an unforgettable time. Click here for more info. 

Pitchfork Music Festival

Pitchfork has assembled a varied lineup for their annual festival. EDM, hip hop, rock, indie, and funk are all represented at the Pitchfork Music Festival. Headliners include Phoebe Bridgers, St. Vincent, and Erykah Badu. Get your tickets here. 

Riot Fest

Riot Fest

Get ready to RIOT at this 3-day annual festival that has a stacked line up. This year's headliners include Nine Inch Nails, Run the Jewels, Machine Gun Kelly and many more. Music festivals are back, and this is certainly one you won't want to miss. Get your tickets here. 

Lakeview Taco Fest

Tacos, anyone? From traditional chicken, steak, chorizo, and beef tacos, to more unique mushrooms, seafood, goat, and duck tacos, get the chance to try some from over a dozen restaurants across the are, then, decide who has the best at the Lakeview Taco Fest! The festival will also feature beer, live music on two stages, a kids’ area, and Mexican wrestlers. A $10 donation is suggested for admittance; proceeds benefit the Friends of Lakeview.

Riot Fest

Riot Fest

Chicago is a hotbed of rock music and music festivals, in general, and this year is no different. RiotFest is a fun festival in America’s Second City from pop-punk to grunge to hip hop.

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Chicago Events in September

Concerts

Theater & Headliners

Sports

Things to do in Chicago

Things to Do in Chicago in September

See a Movie in a Park

See a Movie in a Park
For the 21st year, Chicago will be screening movies in outdoor parks during evenings around the city. It's the perfect way to social distance while still having an enjoyable, free, and memorable evening. All movies begin at dusk. Download the MyChi Parks app for movie lineups and locations.

Grab a Slice of Deep Dish Pizza

Grab a Slice of Deep Dish Pizza
Many people travel to Chicago just for the food, and rightfully so,  but you can't leave without having one of Chicago's most popular and beloved foods: deep dish pizza. Head over to Lou Malnati’s, a popular pizza spot in the Windy City. As lines are usually lengthy at this particular spot, it's suggested to go either for early lunch or for a late night stop.