Visiting Chicago for Memorial Day? A local looking for something to do downtown for the long weekend? Whether you’re spending the three-day weekend with friends, family, small children, a significant other or flying solo, Chicago offers something for everyone to enjoy.
It’s officially summer in Chicago now that fireworks are back at Navy Pier! Every Wednesday night at 9:30 and every Saturday night at 10:15 enjoy a fabulous firework show. View the official summer fireworks schedule. While you can view the fireworks from the dock or on board an evening cruise, we recommend this view from the top of Hyatt Regency McCormick Place.
Get outside and into the fresh air at the Soldier Field 10 Mile. This race runs long the beautiful lakefront path and finishes right on the 50 yard line of historic Soldier Field. Hyatt Regency McCormick Place is the official hotel of the Soldier Field 10 Mile with a special rate for runners.
One event that you won’t want to miss is Chicago’s annual Memorial Day Parade on Saturday, May 23 on State Street. The Wreath Laying Ceremony, honoring all of our brave fallen soldiers, begins at 11 a.m., with the parade following shortly after – at noon.
Chicago Beaches officially open on Friday, May 22. Choose from over 20 beaches across 26 miles of Chicago’s lakefront to submerge yourself in cool water, bury your feet in warm sand, soak up some sun and take in spectacular views of Chicago’s stunning skyline.
Don’t miss the annual Bike the Drive event and festival and on Sunday – it’s the only day of the year when bicycles completely invade Lake Shore Drive
There are still great rates available for the holiday weekend – from just $119/night! BOOK NOW!
You’re more than welcome at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60616; +1 312 567 1234