Brilliant post by Amey Jay…
September is one of the best months to be in Chicago. The summer humidity is leaving and the winter cold has yet not crept in. Days are warm and sunny and the nights have a bit of a chilly nip. Chicago is buzzing in September and there are loads of things to in ‘the windy city’.
Chicago Summer Dance
Going to the Chicago Summer Dance is one of many things to do in Chicago in September. The Chicago Summer Dance is the largest dancing series in the US. This year it’ll be celebrating 17 years of making people move to the rhythms, 17 years of jumping and 17 great years of joy.
The Chicago Summer Dance is organised by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. They set up a 4900 square ft open-air dance floor especially for this event. Moreover, to increase the charm of this already awesome event, the whole dance floor is completely made from recycled materials. This dancing series starts with free introductory dance lessons for all attendees. The dance lessons are given by professional instructors who know how to make you move and are followed by lots of music, dancing and fun. Dance styles from all over the world can be seen here.
Chicago Jazz Festival
Chicago Jazz Festival is Chicago’s favourite Labor Day Weekend tradition. This jazz festival is renowned for its creative flair and has been promoting the appreciation of all forms of jazz through its excellent live musical performances, which are free for all.
The Chicago Jazz festival has been going strong since 1979 in its aim of showcasing Chicago’s vast jazz talent along with other national and international artists. For all jazz lovers regardless of their age, visiting the Chicago Jazz Festival is one of the best things to do in Chicago in September.
Chicago Music Festival
Any music lover in Chicago in September should check out the Chicago Music Festival. It’s organised by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and is a huge event.
The Chicago World Music Festival is an eight day city-wide, multi venue festival. Musicians from around the world come to take part and you can experience contemporary and traditional music from around the globe. It’s also free to get in – woohoo!