Grant Park timeline

  • Grant Park is established

    Lake Park is renamed Grant Park in honor of Galena, Illinois resident President Ulysses S. Grant. Read more

  • Pope John Paul II says mass in Grant Park

    In Chicago, city and archdiocesan officials had a more earthly concern: whether the roof of an underground parking garage would collapse under the... Read more

  • Mayor Washington kicks off Taste of Chicago

    Let's eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we must eat again! Read more

  • Millenium Park opens

    Millenium Park opens with a three-day celebration that included an inaugural concert by the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus. 300,000 people took... Read more

  • Taste of Chicago 2005

    This year marked another successful year for the Taste of Chicago. Record crowds gathered near the lake front event for the annual food and music... Read more

  • Taste of Chicago 2006

    Live Music Schedule Fri. June 30, 2006 City of Chicago, WGCI FM & V103 Present The O'Jays 3PC Risque 5:30 P.M. Sat. July 1,... Read more

  • Lollapalooza 2006

    Day 1 Recap It's in the mid-80's, not a cloud in the sky, a backdrop of some of the world's most inspiring big-city architecture, and music in... Read more

  • Taste of Chicago 2007

    One of the largest tourist attractions in Illinois begins this weekend: the Taste of Chicago. For ten days, over 70 restaurants from all over... Read more

  • Wait Wait Don't Tell Me recorded at Millenium Park

    Patrick Fitzgerald, the Chicago-based U.S. attorney, will make an appearance on Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me!, the Chicago-based Saturday comical... Read more

  • Lollapalooza 2007

    Pearl Jam’s Fierce, Political Headlining Set Brings Lollapalooza 2007 to a Fitting End Lollapalooza’s day three special collaboration arrives... Read more

  • 24th Annual Gospel Music Festival

    LINEUP Friday, May 30 -- Jay Pritzker Pavilion 6 p.m.: G3 (God Gets the Glory) 6:40 p.m.: Walt Whitman & The Soul Children of... Read more

  • Chicago Blues Festival 2008

    25th Annual Chicago Blues Festival, June 5-8, 2008 in Grant Park The Mayor's Office of Special Events has completed announcing the headliners... Read more

  • Taste of Chicago 2008

    Schedule of Events by Day June 27 Petrillo Music Shell 5:30 p.m. - Chaka Kahn and Angie Stone Dominick's Cooking Corner Stage 11:00... Read more

  • Sudanese Music and Dance Festival

    A Sudanese sampler of regional superstars performing in a gesture of peace and hope for a united Sudan Read more

  • 9th Annual Outdoor Film Festival

    Line-up for the Chicago Outdoor Film Festival held in Butler Field of Grant Park. This year, the festival will feature seven classic American... Read more

  • Chicago Outdoor Film Festival 2008

    Mayor Daley and The City of Chicago have announced that a summer of classic films will be shown at the Chicago Outdoor Film Festival. The free... Read more

  • Lollapalooza 2008

    Lollapalooza’s Austin, Texas-based promoters C3 Presents are not scheduled to make their official announcement of the acts performing at this... Read more

  • 20th Annual Chicago Latin Music Festival

    Saturday, August 23, 2008 2:30-2:35 pm - National Anthem 2:35-3:30 pm - Everardo Rey y su flota musical 3:40-4:35 pm - Malo featuring Jorge... Read more

  • Chicago Jazz Festival 2008

    30th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival, August 28-31, 2008 in Millennium Park and Grant Park The Mayor's Office of Special Events has announced some... Read more

  • Chicago Celtic Festival 2008

    The Chicago Celtic Festival is another free festival in Grant Park from the Mayor’s office of Special Events in Chicago. (they are so generous... Read more

  • Obama elected President of United States

    Obama beats McCain and is elected US President. To the very end, Mr. McCain’s campaign was eclipsed by an opponent who was nothing short of a... Read more