Circus in the Parks
Subway: Blue to Western$15
Event Info: (312) 747-6174 circusintheparks.org
In the European tradition, Midnight Circus brings the big top to you, in almost a dozen parks across Chicago. The first Circus in the Park, with its clowns, jugglers, acrobats and more, took place in 2007, with proceeds benefiting an effort to save Welles Park from downsizing. Since then, the event has expanded to other parks, and has brought in more than $250,000 for the continued improvement of the city's beloved green spaces.