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Chicago Tourism and Sightseeing
Just minutes from downtown Chicago, the Southland offers outstanding restaurants, shopping and antiquing, plus a huge array of lodging and a variety of meeting and convention facilities.

Major attractions in the Southland include TOYOTA PARK, home of Chicago Fire Soccer Club and an outdoor concert venue; Balmoral Park, Illinois' premier harness racing facility; the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre for the top names in popular music and Standard Bank Stadium, home of Windy City ThunderBolts Baseball. The Chicago Southland is great for families with a variety of attractions and activities, including two children’s museums, waterparks, nature centers, biking/hiking trails, professional sports teams, railfan sites, and a variety of family-friendly dining options. Annually the region hosts over 500 fun festivals!

Easily accessible to Midway and O'Hare International Airports and interstates I-55, I-57, I-80, I-90, I-94, I-294 and I-355, the Chicago Southland is Chicago's most convenient and affordable destination!

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*SOLD OUT* bôa with Rocket at Thalia Hall
*SOLD OUT* bôa with Rocket at Thalia Hall things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Sep 20, 2024 (Friday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

*SOLD OUT* bôa with Rocket September 20, 2024 at Thalia Hall in Chicago, IL 8:00PM


*SOLD OUT* Cortex with Brainstory at Thalia Hall
*SOLD OUT* Cortex with Brainstory at Thalia Hall things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Next Month, Jul 15, 2024 (Monday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

*SOLD OUT* Cortex with Brainstory July 15, 2024 at Thalia Hall in Chicago, IL 8:00PM

*SOLD OUT* Dehd with Gustaf hosted by Grelley Duvall
*SOLD OUT* Dehd with Gustaf hosted by Grelley Duvall things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Nov 12, 2024 (Tuesday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

*SOLD OUT* Dehd with Gustaf hosted by Grelley Duvall November 12, 2024 at Thalia Hall in Chicago, IL 8:00PM

*SOLD OUT* Dehd with Spun Out hosted by Grelley Duvall
*SOLD OUT* Dehd with Spun Out hosted by Grelley Duvall things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Nov 13, 2024 (Wednesday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

*SOLD OUT* Dehd with Spun Out hosted by Grelley Duvall November 13, 2024 at Thalia Hall in Chicago, IL 8:00PM

*SOLD OUT* Ethel Cain - Lollapalooza Aftershow
*SOLD OUT* Ethel Cain - Lollapalooza Aftershow things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Aug 02, 2024 (Friday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

*SOLD OUT* Ethel Cain - Lollapalooza Aftershow August 02, 2024 at Thalia Hall in Chicago, IL 11:00PM


*SOLD OUT* Los Campesinos! with Short Fictions
*SOLD OUT* Los Campesinos! with Short Fictions things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Next Weekend, Jun 22, 2024 (Saturday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

*SOLD OUT* Los Campesinos! with Short Fictions June 22, 2024 at Thalia Hall in Chicago, IL 7:30PM

*SOLD OUT* Mdou Moctar / Lia Kohl at Empty Bottle
*SOLD OUT* Mdou Moctar / Lia Kohl at Empty Bottle things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Next Week, Jun 17, 2024 (Monday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

*SOLD OUT* Mdou Moctar / Lia Kohl June 17, 2024 at Empty Bottle in Chicago, IL 9:00PM

*SOLD OUT* Mdou Moctar with J.R.C.G. at Thalia Hall
*SOLD OUT* Mdou Moctar with J.R.C.G. at Thalia Hall things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Next Week, Jun 18, 2024 (Tuesday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

*SOLD OUT* Mdou Moctar with J.R.C.G. June 18, 2024 at Thalia Hall in Chicago, IL 8:00PM

*SOLD OUT* The Blood Brothers – U.S. Tour 2024
*SOLD OUT* The Blood Brothers – U.S. Tour 2024 things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Dec 20, 2024 (Friday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

*SOLD OUT* The Blood Brothers – U.S. Tour 2024 December 20, 2024 at Thalia Hall in Chicago, IL 8:00PM


*SOLD OUT* The Blood Brothers – U.S. Tour 2024
*SOLD OUT* The Blood Brothers – U.S. Tour 2024 things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Dec 21, 2024 (Saturday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

*SOLD OUT* The Blood Brothers – U.S. Tour 2024 December 21, 2024 at Thalia Hall in Chicago, IL 8:00PM

*SOLD OUT* The Blood Brothers – U.S. Tour 2024
*SOLD OUT* The Blood Brothers – U.S. Tour 2024 things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Dec 22, 2024 (Sunday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

*SOLD OUT* The Blood Brothers – U.S. Tour 2024 December 22, 2024 at Thalia Hall in Chicago, IL 8:00PM

*SOLD OUT* The Crane Wives with PHABIES at Thalia Hall
*SOLD OUT* The Crane Wives with PHABIES at Thalia Hall things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
This Month, Jun 29, 2024 (Saturday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

*SOLD OUT* The Crane Wives with PHABIES June 29, 2024 at Thalia Hall in Chicago, IL 7:30PM

*SOLD OUT* TOPS at Empty Bottle
*SOLD OUT* TOPS at Empty Bottle things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Oct 23, 2024 (Wednesday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

*SOLD OUT* TOPS October 23, 2024 at Empty Bottle in Chicago, IL 9:00PM

*SOLD OUT* Tyla - Lollapalooza Aftershow at Thalia Hall
*SOLD OUT* Tyla - Lollapalooza Aftershow at Thalia Hall things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Next Month, Jul 31, 2024 (Wednesday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

*SOLD OUT* Tyla - Lollapalooza Aftershow July 31, 2024 at Thalia Hall in Chicago, IL 7:30PM

*SOLD OUT* Whitney with Hannah Frances at Thalia Hall
*SOLD OUT* Whitney with Hannah Frances at Thalia Hall things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Aug 10, 2024 (Saturday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

*SOLD OUT* Whitney with Hannah Frances August 10, 2024 at Thalia Hall in Chicago, IL 8:00PM

+LIVE+ & Stone Temple Pilots - The Jubilee Tour
+LIVE+ & Stone Temple Pilots - The Jubilee Tour things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Sep 11, 2024 (Wednesday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

+LIVE+ & Stone Temple Pilots - The Jubilee Tour September 11, 2024 at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island in Chicago, IL 6:30PM

“Ruth Page Professional Dance and Friends”
“Ruth Page Professional Dance and Friends” things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Next Week, Jun 20, 2024 (Thursday) to Jun 22, 2024 (Saturday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

Ravinia 2024 CHICAGO – Ruth Page Center of the Arts is proud to present its annual, Ruth Page Festival of Dance at Ravinia with two performances of “Ruth Page Professional Dance and Friends,” on Thursday, June 20 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 22 at 1:30 p.m.

11th ANNUAL PHYSICAL THEATER FESTIVAL CHICAGO, JULY 13 - 21
11th ANNUAL PHYSICAL THEATER FESTIVAL CHICAGO, JULY 13 - 21 things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Next Month, Jul 13, 2024 (Saturday) to Jul 21, 2024 (Sunday) Festival event in Chicago, IL USA

The 2024 Festival CHICAGO, IL — Physical Theater Festival Chicago, July 13 - 21, announces today an Opening Day Celebration at Nichols Park on Saturday, July 13, from 1 - 7 p.m., as part of Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks series.

2024 ARTMS World Tour <Moonshot> in Chicago
2024 ARTMS World Tour in Chicago things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Sep 10, 2024 (Tuesday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

2024 ARTMS World Tour in Chicago September 10, 2024 at Copernicus Center in Chicago, IL 7:30PM

2024 NCT DREAM WORLD TOUR [THE DREAM SHOW 3: DREAM( )SCAPE]
2024 NCT DREAM WORLD TOUR [THE DREAM SHOW 3: DREAM( )SCAPE] things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Sep 26, 2024 (Thursday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

2024 NCT DREAM WORLD TOUR [THE DREAM SHOW 3: DREAM( )SCAPE] September 26, 2024 at United Center in Chicago, IL 8:00PM

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Best Time to Visit Chicago


The best time to visit Chicago Southland is in the summer and fall. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the upper 60's and highs in the upper 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the upper 50's. Fall temperatures are cold with averages in the mid 40's and highs in the mid 50's. Fall nights are cold with lows in the mid 30's.

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Monthly Temperatures in Chicago


Month Low Avg High
January 14.3 22.0 29.6
February 19.2 27.0 34.7
March 28.5 37.3 46.1
April 37.6 47.8 58.0
May 47.5 58.7 69.9
June 57.2 68.2 79.2
July 63.2 73.3 83.5
August 62.2 71.7 81.2
September 53.7 63.8 73.9
October 42.1 52.1 62.1
November 31.6 39.3 47.1
December 20.4 27.4 34.4

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Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau


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Chicago Southland Visitors Guide

Chicago Southland Visitors Guide



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