Get outside – it’s autumn!

French red wine

How does Chicago love to celebrate the changing seasons?

With food, of course! Fall is a great time to be outdoors in Chicago. City-dwellers and visitors from all over the world take advantage of one last chance to enjoy great weather and activities before the cold sets in. So next fall, you can pack an authentic French lunch from Maison Parisienne and pair it with some…

A glass of wine

Wine: If you missed the Buckingham Fountain wine garden at Taste of Chicago this summer, you still have a chance to enjoy a glass of wine outdoors at the Windy City Wine Festival before the snow flies. Enjoy a selection of more than 300 wines, accompanied – as always – by live music on the festival stage.

Beer and music

In Chicago, beer and music go together like…well, music and beer. Say farewell to summer and hello to fall at Goose Island’s annual 2-day 312 Urban Block Party on Fulton Street, which features a dozen local bands along with a selection of rare beers from their famous cellars. There’s also RiotFest, Chicago’s premiere “punk fest,” where you can flash back to the 1990s at its new location in Douglas Park.

Discover the Art

Each September, the, city welcomes the fall art season with Expo Chicago, the International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art. 140 galleries from sixteen countries (including France, of course) showcase artwork in a variety of media, from painting to sculpture to video and more.

Culture

The Chicago Humanities Festival is the perfect place to find a combination of art, film, lectures, readings, performances and more. Spread out over two weekends, the CHF hosts events at a variety of universities, museums and cultural centers in the South Loop as well as museum campus.

Chicago is beautiful in the fall. Taste it for yourself, with a little Maison Parisienne to go.

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