What’s Happening in Chicago this February

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What’s Happening in Chicago this February

Planning a trip with your significant other for Valentine’s Day? Just looking for a weekend getaway in the windy city? Chicago has plenty of things in store this February. With events ranging from the 2019 Lunar New Year Parade, to the 59th Annual UChicago Folk Festival to Celebrating David Bowie, Chicago is bound to have an event that would interest you! Continue reading for details on each event and nearby hotel.


Chicago’s 2019 Lunar New Year Parade

Lions, dragons and pigs, oh my! Don’t miss out on this year’s 2019 Lunar New Year Parade. It will be held on Sunday, Feb 10, starting at 1:00 p.m. The procession will kickoff at 24th Street and Wentworth Avenue, and then head north up Wentworth to Cermak Road. Every year, Chinatown in Chicago puts on a parade celebrating the Lunar New Year. According to the Chinese Calendar, each year celebrates a new animal. This year, the animal of the year is the pig. The parade showcases traditional dragons, lion dances and lots of floats dedicated to the animal of the year. This is a perfect event for kids, significant others, or just a fun afternoon to enjoy alone!

Hotel Near Chicago Lunar New Year Parade

With all of the excitement, don’t wait too long to reserve your stay at a nearby hotel. And if you’re looking for a hotel near the Chicago Lunar New Year Parade, search no further than the Majestic Hotel. Its comfortable charm and delightful atmosphere will make you feel right at home.


59th Annual UChicago Folk Festival

In Chicago, 2019 means lots of exciting events and festivities. And one event you can count on returning to the city is the 59th Annual UChicaco Folk Festival. The folk festival will take place on Friday, Feb 15 starting at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, Feb 16 at 7:30 p.m. The University of Chicago Folklore Society was formed in the early 1950s and put on its first Folk Festival in 1961. Featuring notable guests like Ralph and Carter Stanley to Willie Dixon, the Folk Fest has had many great artists grace the Mendel Hall Stage over the years. Since then, the festival has been held every winter since 1961. This year, expect to see performers such as T’Monde, The Price Sisters, The Fat Babies and more! Don’t miss the chance to celebrate one of the most anticipated folk music events in Chicago, and buy your tickets today!


Hotel Near UChicago Folk Festival

If you plan on going to the celebration of the year for folk music and dance, make sure to stay at a nearby hotel like City Suites Hotel! This sleek boutique property is a great place to relax after such an exciting weekend of music.


Celebrate David Bowie in Chicago

“Ground control to Major Tom,” a David Bowie Tribute Concert is coming to Chicago. Taking place on Feb 23, the doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. at The Vic Theatre. At this event, a group of David Bowie’s former bandmates and collaborators gather to perform his music and pay tribute to his career. Ranging from the rock of Ziggy Stardust to selections from his last album, “The Next Day,” this is a concert you don’t want to miss. Starting at $35, don’t miss your chance to purchase your ticket before they sell out. Note: you must be above 18 years of age to attend this event.


Hotel Near David Bowie Performance

As you’re rockin’ the night away with David Bowie, consider staying at the Willows Hotel. With a beautiful Lakeview neighborhood location, this boutique hotel is right near The Vic Theatre. Its amenities and great accommodations offer the perfect place to relax after a night of jamming to Bowie’s best hits.


This February is full of fun events in Chicago. Don’t miss out! Grab your tickets for any or all of them and make sure to book your stay at a nearby hotel today.



Willows Hotel
The moment you arrive, you’ll feel the effortless charm of a French country home, accented by our 19th century-style furnishings and the warm welcome of our friendly staff. 555 West Surf, Chicago, IL 60657. 888.779.1904.

City Suites Hotel
A sleek, retro property characterized by its unique Art Deco style. 933 West Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657. 773.404.3400.

Majestic Hotel
This hotel has lots of charm with its comfortable, delightful atmosphere of an upscale English manor, amidst the energetic city life of the bustling Lakeview neighborhood. 528 West Brompton, Chicago, IL 60657. 773.404.3499