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Father's Day Chicago

Top 5 Things To Do this Father’s Day in Chicago

June 14th, 2017 Posted by Chicago Events, Parking No Comment yet

Father’s Day is a time when families come together to celebrate the many things our dads do for us. From playing corn hole to the infamous family barbecue, there is no shortage of fun activities on Dad’s big day. Here is a list of five great places to enjoy some quality time with Dad this coming Sunday!


May events in Chicago

Top 10 May Events in Chicago

May 4th, 2017 Posted by Chicago Events, Parking No Comment yet

As the month of May rolls into Chicago we know summer is not far behind. Plus, there are a ton of great events in the city that really bring the summer atmosphere home. Let’s take a look at 10 of the premiere local events happening in Chicago during the month of May:


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Top 10 Things to Do in Chicago in April

March 23rd, 2017 Posted by Chicago Events, Parking No Comment yet

April is quickly approaching and to many, the best time to visit Chicago is during April and May. Summertime (meaning peak tourist season) hasn’t yet hit. Freezing cold and harsh winds make way for comfortable average temperatures in the 50s to 70s. It’s a perfect time for walking around and exploring the city. Take advantage of the beautiful weather and smaller crowds with the following top ten things to do in Chicago in April.


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5 Chicago Events to Attend in Late-March

March 20th, 2017 Posted by Parking No Comment yet

There’s a Chicago event to satisfy nearly everyone in the early spring month of March, 2017. Visitors and the 2.7 million residents of Chicago have some great options to choose from this year, in addition to the many other recreational events and activities available all year-long. In an effort to inspire some ideas, here are 5 exciting and varied Chicago events to attend in March 2017.


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Five Free February Events in Chicago

January 19th, 2017 Posted by Chicago Events, Parking, sharing economy No Comment yet

February is nearly here, and with it comes a wide variety of fun Chicago events. Whether you are looking for a fun date idea or an activity for the whole family, you are sure to find something to suit your needs in the busy Windy City. Best of all, many of these upcoming events are absolutely free, making them accessible to all, no matter what your budget may be. (more…)

Sharing Some of Chicago’s Best Winter Events

December 22nd, 2016 Posted by Car, Chicago Events, Holidays, mobile app, Parking, parking spots, restaurants, sharing economy, West Loop No Comment yet

Chicago, the city of the big shoulders. There’s always plenty to see and do in Chicago. Let us share some information with you on winter events in the Windy City.


September Festivals We Recommend in the Chicago Area

September 22nd, 2016 Posted by Chicago Events, Community, Holidays, Parking No Comment yet

Summer is wrapping up and temperatures are cooling off, but things are still heating up in Chicago this month! For your consideration: a number of fun things to do while traveling in Chicago during the month of September.


10 Summer Festivals and Events in Chicago's Chinatown 2016

10 Summer Festivals and Events in Chicago’s Chinatown 2016

July 14th, 2016 Posted by Car, Chicago Events, Community, Parking No Comment yet

Summer has just begun, and things are heating up in Chicago’s Chinatown. Chinatown is already home to beautiful art, delectable food, affordable shopping and a rich Chinese-American history. But when summer comes, Chinatown unleashes an even more diverse array of fun and culture. With convenient Chicago Parking around Chinatown, courtesy of the Parqex app, there’s no reason to miss out on these summer festivals and events in Chicago.10 Summer Festivals and Events in Chicago's Chinatown 2016

Chinatown Food Tourongoing, begins at 3pm, from $50.00

Departs from under the Chinatown gate

This tour is available year-round, but a breezy summer day is the perfect condition for this walking adventure. You will visit a total of five tasting locations, with 3 of them allowing time to take in the authentic atmosphere. During the walking tour, you’ll enjoy the sites and sounds of downtown Chinatown!

Chinatown Walking TourMemorial Day- Labor Day, Fri-Sun, call for times, $10.00

Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute

This tour can be taken as a public event or as a private event, with a minimum of 8 people. The tour covers the entire 15 blocks of Chinatown and lasts for 1.5 hours, stopping at the most popular tourist sites, including the entrancing Nine Dragon Wall, Chinese Buddhist Temple and the exquisite Chinatown Mural.

Cumbiasazo Kids!July 2, 3pm – 8pm, free of cost 

Ping Tom Memorial Park.

Cumbiasazo dance parties supports the love of dance and music in our children. With live music, art, and performances, this is a family event you’ll want to participate in year after year.

Chinatown 5k & Youth Run- July 9th, begins at 8am, registration fee

Chinatown Square on Archer Avenue

This event is open for adults and youths. The 5k course runs through the heart of Chinatown for adult participants. The youth races will begin at 9am with a 200-meter race for children ages 6-8 and a quarter-mile race for 9-11. The race will open with a Lion Dance and there will be a post-race raffle. Don’t miss out on the chance to support Chinatown and be a part of the community!

Movies in the Park, Jurassic World– July 15th, 8:15 pm- 10:19 pm, free of cost

Ping Tom Memorial Park

Enjoy the atmosphere of nature while also watching an edge-of-your-seat movie. There’s nothing like an outdoor movie watching that invokes the nostalgia of childhoods past at the drive-in.

The Chinatown Summer Fair– July 17th, 10am- 8pm, free of cost

Chinatown- Archer and Wentworth Ave.

This is not your typical hometown fair. It infuses old Chinese traditions with modern, Chinese culture. Immerse yourself in fun and history with the iconic Lion Dance Procession. Enjoy martial arts performances, classical and modern Chinese music, and ancient art displays.

Tsukasa TaikoAugust 5, 6pm – 8pm, free of cost

Ping Tom Memorial Park

This live performance of Taiko drumming integrates Asian and American culture through contemporary infused music, in hopes to strengthen these combined communities. The sound is unmistakable and the experience unforgettable.

Chicago Shakespeare in the ParkAugust 14, 4pm – 5:30pm, free of cost

 Ping Tom’s Memorial Park

Come out to enjoy William Shakespeare’s timeless comedy, Twelfth Night. Full of farce, romance and confusion, this play will delight even the most fickle of play-goers.

Community Planting Day– September 18, 10am-12pm, free of cost

Ping Tom Memorial Park

Ping Tom Park Kids put lots of efforts into growing native plants for the park during camp over the summer. Join their parents and community giving those plants a permanent home in the ground. You will also have the opportunity to take a guided hike through the park and learn about its place in the urban ecosystem.

Slow Roll Nature Ride– September 18, 12pm- 3:30pm, free of cost

Departs from Ping Tom Memorial Park

Tour the historic Chinatown neighborhood on this community bike ride. The tour will highlight the Burnham Wildlife Corridor along the Chicago Lake Front, lead by a local nature expert. This event is perfect for all biking skills and bike types, as the tour is kept slow to take in all of the natural history the area has to offer.

Contact us for parking availability for these great events and others throughout the Chicago area!

ParqEx News & Events: Find us at the Taste of Randolph 2016

June 15th, 2016 Posted by Chicago Events, Chicago Travel Tips, News & Events, Parking No Comment yet

ParqEx In The News

Come say hello at the Taste of Randolph this weekend!


June 17-19, 900 W. Randolph Street

What better way to spend Father’s Day than at the Taste of Randolph street festival? The ParqEx team is going to be there with our brand new tent AND we’re one of the event sponsors! (Hint: Stop by and we might have goodies for you!)

Commemorating the iconic street festival’s 20th Anniversary, Star Events and WLCO will bring together the biggest and brightest names in Chicago dining, featuring over 20 restaurants exemplary for delectable menus and irresistibly unique flavors. Sample the food to the sounds of the nation’s hottest up-and-coming bands and musicians, as well as the biggest names in Chicago house music, performing on two stages and a DJ stage.

Taste of Randolph benefits the West Loop Community Organization, which has been advocating for the West Loop neighborhood since 1991, supporting local businesses and economic development.

For event info, hours, and schedule, click here.

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ParqEx Launches Access+

Open any garage door or gate with the ParqEx app!

Parking spot owners can rent their private parking spots that are behind garage doors or a gate without requiring to hand over the transponder / FOB. When the parking spot is rented, for the duration of the rental, the renter will be able to access the parking spot.

Looking for secure parking? You can now rent exclusive private parking in secure residential buildings, gated residences, private lots and more. Once you rent, you dont need a FOB to access the parking spot any more. Simply click the garage door opener button in the app to open the gate or garage door to access your secure private parking spot.

To learn more, click here.

ParqEx Joins Lakeview Chamber of Commerce


The latest in a growing membership

We are proud to announce that we are now members of several chambers of commerce, most recently joining Lakeview Chamber of Commerce.

The Lakeview Chamber’s service area is from Diversey on the South, to Irving Park Rd. on the North, and Ravenswood on the West, to Racine on the East.

To learn more, click here.

ParqEx Launches Initiative to Improve Parking in West Loop


Joins West Loop Community Organization

If you haven’t heard yet, ParqEx will work with fellow members of the community group to augment parking supply while benefitting local residents and businesses

Over the past several years Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood, which was largely industrial or residential in nature in the past, has seen a massive surge in all types of development – including commercial and retail. New big name tenants like Google, who recently opened their latest Chicago office for over 500 employees there, and trendy hotels and restaurants, have made the West Loop one of the hottest areas in town. However, those establishments have also brought many more commuters and visitors to the neighborhood without sizable increases in parking to accommodate them. The result has been mounting frustration with the scarcity of parking options available to meet all the growth.

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From the blog…

If you’re not up to speed yet on the ParqEx blog, here’s a few of our latest posts.

Five of Our Favorite Chicago Summer Festivals

Chicago is a town that knows how to party, so the only difficult thing about recommending five of our favorite Chicago summer festivals is narrowing it down to five. There are music festivals, food festivals, ethnic festivals, art festivals, and more. From the Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival to the 57th Street Art Fair, from Ribfest Chicago to the Great American Lobster Fest, Reggae Fest Chicago to Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival, from Chicago Gospel Music Festival to…

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Ways The IoT is Helping Increase Parking Availability in Major U.S. Cities

Advancing technology is using cloud-based applications to bring innovation to many different industries and sectors of society. In the realm of transportation, mobile apps using the cloud, are solving difficult logistic problems like delivery, public transportation, and even parking. Let’s explore the possibilities by looking at ways the IoT is helping increase parking availability in major U.S. cities….

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Don’t Let These 3 Common Summer Transportation Problems Ruin Your Fun in the Sun

Summer is right around the corner, and this is usually exciting for most people. But after that initial jolt, the reality sets in. Nothing is for free, and with all the joy that summer brings, it also has its costs. Certain issues such as childcare, getting that beach bod ready, and dealing with the oppressive temperatures come to mind, but few things are as frustrating as…

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