November in Chicago: 7 Awesome Events
One of the best things about Chicago is that there are events going on in the city year-round. Even in November, you have the option to stuff your face at a food-themed fest or live it up at a whiskey-themed fest. Continue reading to check out some of the best events taking place in Chicago this November.
SOFA Chicago | Navy Pier Festival Hall | November 3rd-6th
For the art lovers out there, SOFA Chicago is for you. The Sculpture Objects Functional Art & Design Fair is the premier gallery-presented art fair dedicated to three-dimensional art and design. Here you’ll have the chance to purchase one-of-a-kind masterpieces but even if you just want to view the exhibits that’s fine too. Along with the exhibits there will be an acclaimed lecture series. This is something you surely don’t want to miss, head here for more information.
Mac & Cheese Fest | UIC Forum | November 5th
If you consider yourself a foodie, this is where you need to be on November 5th. You have the option to purchase either a general admission ticket or a VIP ticket, but with either option you get all you can sample as well as five drink tickets. For more info on the event & tickets, head here.
River North Whiskey Festival | River North | November 12th
For the whiskey aficionados, the River North Whiskey Festival is a can’t miss event. Here you’ll have the chance to sample whiskeys, bourbons, and scotches from all around the world. There will be over 50 different varieties to choose from. For more info on the event as well as tickets, head here.
Chicago Toy & Game Week | Navy Pier | November 16th-20th
If you’re looking for something to make your kids ecstatic, Chicago Toy & Game Week is the perfect event for you. Here you’ll have the chance to preview newly released toys and games from creators all around the world. You’ll even have the chance to meet the inventors who created them. For more info on this event, head here.
The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival | November 18th-19th
For the first time ever, the fun starts early as Lights Festival Lane in Pioneer Court (401 N. Michigan) opens on Friday with more than a dozen family-friendly activities. The family fun continues on Saturday afternoon before the parade begins at 5:30. For more info on what is sure to be a blast, head here.
Thanksgiving Parade | State St. (Downtown) | November 24th
This one we shouldn’t have to explain, as it is truly a Thanksgiving tradition. Don’t miss this year’s Thanksgiving Parade. If you need any information on the parade and all the happenings, be sure to head here.
Turkey Day Run | North Pond (Lincoln Park) | November 24th
If you’re looking to burn some carbs before you enjoy a massive Thanksgiving feast, the Turkey Day Run is the event for you. You can either run or walk the 5K course or you can go all out and do the 8K course. For more information on this year’s event, head here.