The Richard J. Daley Center was originally known as the Chicago Civic Center.  Located in the heart of the Chicago Loop, the Daley Center was Chicago’s first major public building to be constructed in a modern rather than a classical architectural style. For more information, click here.

Private Events

The Daley Center Plaza is available for private events, such as weddings, festivals, and corporate functions, in addition to civic and cultural events. We accept applications for use of the plaza on a first come, first serve basis. Applications must be received by the Special Events Coordinator no later than 30 days prior to an event. Click here for more information on our events.

Under the Picasso

The Richard J. Daley Center offers free cultural programming for visitors throughout the year that take place every weekday from 12-1pm under the Picasso. These performances include singing, dancing, flag raisings, cultural ceremonies, and so much more. To apply for a noontime performance or to see what events are coming up, click here for more information.


The Daley Center facilities have seen helicopter landings, armored tanks, police chases, bus crashes, gun-wielding criminals and elderly characters hogging the pay phones. However, every movie that has been filmed in our facilities has the cast and crew of The Blues Brothers to thank for opening the door for them. For more information on filming at The Daley Center, click here.


The Daley Center has a variety of tenants in our building. For more details, please click here.

Today on the Plaza we celebrate #eritreanindependenceday !

Check out other upcoming events on our schedule:

The voice of the people of Nigeria will be heard.

Join us on the Plaza today after 2pm for the Obi-Datti Rally.

#obidatti2023 #nigeria #voiceofthepeople

#djdreeamuzic is spinning a dance set for our #chicagofoodtruckfestival patrons today! #getdownherealready ...

We know you don't "need" a reminder but... #GetDownHereAlready
Food Truck Friday is in FULL SWING!

#twistedolive has allllll the oillllll.. in flavors you never dreamed could be so good! They're on Daley Plaza NOW for our Thursday Farmer's Market!

we know that you know that we know that you know exactly what this means....

This. Friday.


Did you know there are a multitude of legal aid options available in Chicago? Come down to the Plaza today until 2pm and find out more!

The Chicago Bar Association kicks off celebrations of its 150th year with a Community Legal Services Fair at Daley Plaza. Until 2pm today! Here, the Barristers Big Band entertains during the lunch hour.
#legalaidchicago #chicagobarassociation

AHA CycleNation happening on the Plaza right now!
#ridetherevolution #strokepreventionawareness #endheartdiseaseandstroke

Save the Date - June 2nd!

Something ADORABLE this way comes!

#CACC #AdoptDontShop #daleyplazachicago #Fashionista

We're still basking in the afterglow of the first #daleyplazafarmersmarket yesterday.. #chicagocitymarkets ...

#soapjunkii has the butters and soaps to make everything delicious - like you! Stop by and smell the #summerchi! #getdownherealready #daleyplazafarmersmarket #chicago ...

#Danies is juicing you up at the Farmer's Market! Stop by and get refreshed! #getdownherealready #FreshJuice #farmersmarket #chicago ...

#UrbanCanopy provides fresh, locally source composts, soils, salsas, pickled vegetables, granola and a chance to make Chicago a greener place to live! They're at the Daley Center Farmer's Market RIGHT NOW! #getdownherealready ...


#farmersmarket #chicago #getdownherealready

Coming to Daley Plaza TODAY!

#whoareyoucarrying #carrytheloadrelay
#daleyplazachicago #daleyplaza


We have a special visitor at Daley Plaza today! Lele joins us from Queretaro, Mexico. She is their cultural ambassador and, if we do say so ourselves, she's cute as a button! Come by for free hugs! ...

We're proud to be hosting and participating in a vendor open house that centers minority- and women-owned businesses. Organized by the Public Building Commission of Chicago and MB Real Estate, the event is on 11/11 at the Richard J. Daley Center. RSVP by emailing your name, company, and the session you will be attending to mloera@mbres.com by 5PM on Friday, 10/28. #MBREManaged ...

It might be a gloomy day in Chicago, but Daley Plaza is bursting with color! The Richard J. Daley Center is proud to participate in Pride Month and support the LGBTQ+ Community✨🏳️‍🌈 #pridemonth #pride #mbremanaged #chicago ...

Hello Spring, is that you?🌷
The warm weather is here just in time for the Farmers Market Kickoff that is happening this Thursday from 7 am - 2 pm. You don’t wanna miss it!💐🥕🥪🍪 (but if you do… they will be here every Thursday until October!)

The Earth Day 22 theme is “Invest in Our Planet”—what are you doing to uphold this theme? According to the official Earth Day website, there are at least 52 ways to invest in our planet. You can participate in a conservation or cleanup event, go plogging, educate yourself with some of their recommended documentaries, or start composting. Visit earthday.org or @earthdaynetwork to find out more. #investinourplanet #earthday #earthday22 #plog #plogging ...

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