NEMA Chicago’s convenient location on the southwestern corner of Grant Park gives residents of these Downtown Chicago rentals quick access to a range of restaurants, museums, and other cultural attractions. From zoos to parks to quaint neighborhoods, there’s always something to do in the Windy City. Be sure to check out these five events around NEMA Chicago this September:

ZooRunRun Race at the Zoo | Brookfield Zoo | September 8

Sign up for this 5k race through the Brookfield Zoo’s world-renowned displays to help raise money for the Chicago Zoological Society Animal Care and Conservation Fund. Best of all, runners can bring family members to cheer and enjoy the zoo for free.

21st Annual World Music Festival Chicago | Millenium Park | September 13-29

Take a trip around the globe when the country’s longest-running international music festival comes to Millenium Park for the 21st year in a row! Make sure to catch the opening celebration of Indian Classical Music and a set by renowned African DJ AfrotroniX on Saturday the 21st.

Dessert Fest at the Zoo | Lincoln Park Zoo | 6:30-11:00 pm | September 14

Head to the Lincoln Park Zoo on the 14th for an evening of animal watching and sweets from local Chicago purveyors. A selection of champaign, beer, and wine will also be available for adults who want to unwind among the beasts.

Haute Dog Fashion Show | The Peninsula | 6:30-9:00 pm | September 19

Come to Chicago’s grand Peninsula ballroom for Canine Companions for Independence’s Haute Dog fashion show, where chic Chicagoans and their stylish pooches will “dogwalk” down the stage. Guests will also enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres during a silent auction preceding the show.

BeerHoptacular | Vertiport Chicago, Little Italy | September 28

Chicago has been a hub for the booming craft beer movement, and the ninth annual BeerHoptacular beer fest will celebrate brews from around the country in Little Italy on September 28. Guests will have access to over 100 different craft beers as well as a range of food from local vendors including Soul Kantina and Chicago Culinary Kitchen.

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