Hop the Bunny Train - Easter


Saturday, April 4 | 11 am – 2 pm

Hop on the Bunny Train and take a ride around The Chicago French Market! Train rides are from 11-1:30pm for parents and kids. After your whirl around the market, stay for our Easter Egg Hunt which starts at 1:30pm.  Eggs will be located around the 31 different vendor stalls throughout the market. Each egg is filled with either candy or a toy surprise. There will also be an opportunity to meet and take photos with our very special guest, the Easter Bunny. All are welcome to this free event.

Cowboy Choir

Lunch Hour Music with Cowboy Choir

Saturday, April 11| 11 am – 2 pm

Cowboy Choir is an acoustic musical group that plays great old folk tunes, timeless standards, early rock classics as well as contemporary gems. Their guitars, bass, and violin provide the ideal backdrop for their voices that blend in perfect harmony. The band members are comprised of alumni of the Old Town School of Folk Music, storefront theatre musicians and choral veterans. Their varied musical backgrounds create a musical tapestry that reflects the grass roots spirit of Chicago’s independent musical and artistic institutions. They have performed at various events and venues in the Chicago area and hope you will join them on the trail to a great time.

Nino Arobelidze

LUNCH HOUR WITH Nino Arobelidze

Saturday, April 18 | 11 am – 2 pm

Nino Arobelidze Creates New Crossroads Between Pop, Jazz, Soul and Damn Good Beat Boxing" writes Hannah Frank (OnAxis Music). Hailing from Tbilisi-Georgia, Nino moved to Chicago to make music and develop her sound. While still studying classical vocal performance at DePaul University Music School, Nino became the first vocalist to be an Artist in Residence at the North Shore Hotel in Evanston, where she held a weekly lecture/performance series for three years. Nino’s voice is often described as pure and effortless with a timeless vintage twist. While her imaginative phrasing and swagger are reminiscent of a skilled instrumentalist, her treatment of language is driven by the power of words and the magic of subtlety.

5th Annual Pastoral Artisan Producer Festival

5th Annual Pastoral Artisan Producer Festival

Saturday, April 25

Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine, Chicago French Market and presenting sponsors Lagunitas Brewing, Wisconsin Cheese, Culture magazine, Cochon 555 and Edible Chicago bring together over 70 award-winning culinary artisans from around the globe. Sample their products and celebrate small batch food, beer, spirits and wine at this free and open to the public event. More than 20 of Chicago French Market’s acclaimed and award-winning vendors will also participate at the Festival with special tastings and offerings..