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What is going on in Chicago the first weekend of June?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Rufino, May 15, 2007.

  1. Rufino

    Rufino Active Member

    I was trying to line up a hotel for a trip and there is literally nothing available within ten miles of downtown. There doesn't seem to be any kind of giant concert going on that would explain a huge influx of out-of-towners, and I don't think it's for Cubs-Braves. Any SportsJournalists.com folks have a clue what's up?
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    taste of chicago?
  3. Rough Mix

    Rough Mix Guest

    Blues Fest
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup finals...
  5. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Blues Fest runs June 7-10.
  6. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Chicago is a huge convention town. It's not unusual to find rooms scarce anytime in the summer.
  7. joe

    joe Active Member

    Taste of Chicago usually runs the week before a July 4 weekend, leading up to the fireworks display off Navy Pier.
  8. Rambler

    Rambler Member

    Gotta be a convention...They usually don't fill up for the Taste or Bluesfest...

    Almost got a spit-take for the Blackhawks playing for the Cup. Very funny.
  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I aims to please
  10. STLIrish

    STLIrish Active Member

    Funny, I had the same experience about a month ago trying to find a hotel there for this weekend coming up. No room at the inns.
  11. Rough Mix

    Rough Mix Guest

  12. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    It happened to me, too, a few years back, in mid-June. I eventually really lucked out, getting a room at the Ritz-Carlton through my friend's husband's law firm at the last minute, and only because the firm does a lot of business with the R-C. On my own, I couldn't find a room anywhere, except out by O'Hare. There was no one big event, just a lot of them, all at once. Good luck finding something.
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