Other Awesome Events on the Week of the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade

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So you’ve downloaded the Launchtrip app and booked a hotel room in Chicago, all with the intention of attending the city’s massively popular Thanksgiving Parade on the morning of Thursday, November 25. You’re going to have a lot of fun and, if you use the restaurant feature on the Launchtrip app, eat some really delicious food.

But what should you do when the parade is over? Chances are, you’re staying in Chicago for a couple of days, which will leave you with some time to kill once the parade has wrapped up around 11:00am.

There’s always plenty to do in a city like Chicago, but as luck would have it, there are some pretty amazing events on the city’s calendar on Thanksgiving weekend. Any number of those events are worth checking out once the parade fun is over.

Without further ado, here are a few events we recommend checking out on the weekend of the 2021 Chicago Thanksgiving Parade.

Black Harvest Film Festival

Chicago’s Black Harvest Film Festival is an annual showcase for films that relate to the black, African, African American, and African diasporic experience. As luck would have it, this incredible event runs from November 5 to December 2. So, if you’re in Chicago for the Thanksgiving Parade, you can attend this event. Learn more about it here.

‘Twas the Night Before… By Cirque du Soleil

If you’re a fan of Cirque du Soleil, we’ve got good news. ‘Twas the Night Before… a festive production from the world’s most famous circus, will be dazzling viewers at the Chicago Theatre from November 26 to December 2. Learn more about this jaw-dropping spectacular right here.

SG Lewis in Concert

On November 27—just two days after the 2021 Chicago Thanksgiving Parade—singer-songwriter, musician and record producer SG Lewis will blow the roof off the city’s Riviera Theatre. Tickets start at just $24, and can be purchased here.

Milky Chance in Concert

German rock band Milky Chance is currently out on tour, and they’ll be making a stop in Chicago on November 27. Like SG Lewis, they’ll be taking the stage at the city’s historic Riviera Theatre. Tickets start at $38.50. Learn more here.

Frozen The Musical

If you’re visiting Chicago with kids, look no further. From November 19 to January 22, Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre will host a Broadway-inspired spin on the ultra popular Disney animated film, Frozen. Find more information about this family-friendly event here.

Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues

There’s never a bad time to be a sports fan in Chicago. If you’re in town for the 2021 Chicago Thanksgiving Parade, you’ve got a plethora of options at your fingertips. One of the best is a Chicago Blackhawks home game. The team takes on the visiting St. Louis Blues on November 26. Learn more here.

Chicago Bulls vs. Miami Heat

If Basketball is more your speed, you’re in luck. The Chicago Bulls will be in action on home court on November 27, when they take on the visiting Miami Heat. Learn more about this high-stakes game—including info on tickets—right here.

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