There’s a Chicago event to satisfy nearly everyone in the early spring month of March, 2017. Visitors and the 2.7 million residents of Chicago have some great options to choose from this year, in addition to the many other recreational events and activities available all year-long. In an effort to inspire some ideas, here are 5 exciting and varied Chicago events to attend in March 2017.
- Chicago Blackhawks Game
- Chicagoland Family Pet Expo
- Neighborhoods of the World
- Chicago Flower and Garden Show
- Chicago Bulls Game
If you’ve never been to the United Center for a Chicago Blackhawks game, this is the time to go. The Blackhawks are currently in first place in the Western Conference and have 3 more home games at the Madhouse on Madison in March.
Now, if this is your first time attending a Blackhawks game in Chicago, you’re going to be in for quite the surprise during the national anthem (bring your earplugs).
The Blackhawks home schedule the rest of March:
- Tuesday, March 21 vs. Vancouver (7:30pm)
- Thursday, March 23 vs. Dallas (7:30pm)
- Friday, March 31 vs. Columbus (7:30pm)
Before the game, make sure you head to the official bar of the Chicago Blackhawks, The Ogden!
ParqEx has $9 daily parking available just blocks from the United Center! Make sure you book your spot in advance on the ParqEx website or app!
#2. Randolph Street Market Festival:
Vintage and antique consumers won’t want to miss the March 2017 edition of the Randolph Street Market Festival, which has 125 vendors to choose from this month, according to their website. This two-day weekend event occurs at 1340 W Washington St. on March 25 & 26 from 10am to 5pm, there’s a $8 general admission fee and kids under 12 get in free.
This is an exciting event to attend to find unique: trinkets, clothes, rugs, furniture, crafts, and many other varied treasures. There’s also a vinyl swap meet and a fancy food market to enjoy as well.
Parking may be a problem with thousands of shoppers converging at the festival at the same time; in order to park close, so the goods can be easily transported, attendees can use ParqEx to find and rent a nearby private parking spot for the day or weekend.
#3. Neighborhoods of the World:
This event occurs on Sunday of every week in March, giving more people a chance to attend and experience the different cultures showcased. Over a seven week period from February to the end of March, Navy Pier is celebrating the different cultures found in Chicago, from 12pm – 4pm in the Crystal Gardens.
This event is free to attend and will have music, traditional dance, arts, crafts, and cuisines from various cultures; the rest of March’s schedule includes: 12th Lithuania, 19th Mexico, and 26th Greece. To make sure parking isn’t a problem when attending this exciting event, attendees can use the ParqEx mobile app to find the perfect parking solution.
#4. Chicago Flower and Garden Show:
Really, who wouldn’t enjoy attending the Chicago Flower and Garden Show being held March 18th – 26th. This is another event being held at the Navy Pier 600 E. Grand Ave. in Chicago, which is sure to be exciting for the entire family. The times are from 10am to 6pm Sunday-Wednesday and 10am to 8pm on Thursday-Saturday, admission is $16 to $17 for adults and $5 for children 5-12.
For those who make it to this 9 day event, they’ll be able to enjoy: kids activities, featured gardens, speakers and seminars, fresh garden cooking demos, cake decorating competitions, and a garden supply market. The sights, smells, and tastes are sure to be worth attending this annual event, and attendees may learn valuable lessons about gardening as well.
Interested in seeing Dwyane Wade, Jimmy Butler and the rest of this year’s Chicago Bulls team? The Bulls are currently fighting for the Eastern Conference’s 8th and final playoff spot and have a couple big game coming up at the end of March.
Head down to the United Center on Wednesday, March 22nd to watch the Bulls play their division rival Detroit Pistons at 7:00pm. The Bulls then face-off against the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday, March 24th at 7:00pm. Last but not least, LeBron James and the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers will be in town on Thursday, March 30th at 7:00pm.
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Many will be attending these Chicago events in March 2017, the variety of choices gives residents and visitors great options to have an exciting time this early spring. These 5 events are only scratching the surface of all the exciting events to attend in Chicago this March or anytime; that isn’t to say that these aren’t the best ones, especially, if these are the ones attended.
Just keep in mind, all of these events are located in or near the heart of Chicago, which means effective transportation and lodging planning is at a premium. Using the ParqEx App will help attendees find and rent private parking spots near their destinations; this helps logistically when thinking of: lodging, transportation, costs, etc.
With ParqEx’s help and the right planning, attendees can focus on enjoying themselves at their chosen event, rather than how to get there and find parking. If interested in learning more please contact us today.