Arts in the Dark ParadeArts in the Dark is a free magical evening parade that delights the audience with unique floats, spectacle puppets, and creative performances, set on the historic State Street.
October Loop Employee of the Month4 MIN READ - Gwendolyn Matthews is the heart and soul of Carpe Librum, a beloved used book store in Block 37 run by the nonprofit organization Turning the Page.
Open House Chicago - Oct 19 & 2010 MIN READ - Use this guide to help you plan your itinerary for sites in the Chicago Loop and beyond during Open House Chicago, the largest architecture festival.
Celebrate Halloween in the Chicago Loop2 MIN READ - Rather than being upset summer is gone, prepare your favorite costume for a month of spooktacular Halloween events in the Chicago Loop.
Broadway In Chicago Announces 2020 Season5 MIN READ - The season includes the Pre-Broadway World Premiere of the new musical The Devil Wears Prada, Moulin Rouge! The Musical, and more.
What is the Loop?
Welcome to the Loop, Chicago’s official downtown. From shopping on State Street – “that great street” – to wandering one of the country's largest art museums, the Loop has something for everyone. Start exploring everything the Loop has to offer.Explore
Welcome to the Loop, Chicago's official downtown.
The glittering marquees of the Loop’s Theatre District invite you to experience Tony Award-winning performances, while our iconic architecture dazzles from any angle. Explore the Loop from a river cruise, double-decker bus, Segway or even 1,300 feet up in the air at Skydeck Chicago.
No visit is complete without a trip to Millennium Park, “Chicago’s front yard,” where all the city’s diverse neighborhoods gather to celebrate our musical heritage, iconic public art and famous Chicago hospitality. Steps away is the Art Institute of Chicago, where you could spend a day marveling at one of the nation’s largest art collections. Or stay outside with a visit to Maggie Daley Park, a 20-acre play sanctuary that boasts Chicago’s first and only outdoor rock climbing park.
Here you’ll experience the best of everything Chicago has to offer. Start exploring.