Norooz 2015: Celebrating in Chicago

Chicago is home to almost 3 million residents. As the third largest city in the United States, you can expect a lot from the windy city. Especially since Chicago is known for quite a few things including their creation of house music. Norooz is approaching us and as the Persian New Year is almost here, there are quite a few things happening in the windy city. So, what are they?

On Sunday, March 15th the Chicago Persian School is holding their annual Bazaar from 11 am until 2 pm. Located in the school's cafeteria, you can enjoy Persian pastries, haft seen, and more. This special day also includes Persian language classes for both children and adults. For more information, call: (847) 868-0577.

On Saturday, March 21st you can enjoy live music from Shervin Arya and incredible food provided by the Caravan Restaurant. Starting at 8 pm, this Chicago eatery and hot spot will be having their Norooz 1394 party. Tickets are $30 for dinner buffet and cover. Must be 21+ to attend. Valet parking is available. For more information, call: (312) 493-5600.

On Saturday, March 21st you can bring on Spring with a Persian Dinner for Nowruz hosted by Jay Savsani, Carlos C., and Anthony Chicago residents who are major foodies and decided to host a meet up for the Persian New Year. From 7 pm until 10 pm, you can enjoy great food and company on Grand Boulevard. Only a few spots available. The cost is $16. If you are looking to sign up, visit:

On Saturday, March 28th the 6th annual Chicago Norooz parade and festival will be held. Starting at noon, you are going to want to be at Chicago's Federal Plaza for this incredible event. The parade starts at 1 pm and ends at 2 pm. Afterwards, head to the festival from 2 pm until 6 pm for entertainment which is provided by DJ Sultan, Dance Fairies, and Donya Dance. Also included are food trucks, Persian sweets, flowers, a kid zone, and various contests and raffles, and more. The one and only Chicago parade and festival to celebrate the Persian New Year. For more information, call (312) 922-2300.

On Saturday, March 28th from 7 pm until 2 am, you can attend the Zartosht's Nowruz 1394 party in Elmhurst. Live music provided by Ahmad Azad and Atta, as well as, DJ Armin, so be prepared to hit the dance floor for the New Year. Persian food, drinks, and desserts will also be provided. Tickets are $70-$80. For more information, call: (847) 209-8147.

If I have missed any events (which I am sure I may have) or you have an event you would like to share, please post a comment and I will get it published, ASAP. Thank you.