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Bucktown Arts Fest

Posted on  July 31, 2017
From the humble beginnings of four artists gathering to show their work in Holstein Park, Bucktown Arts Fest has grown to 200 artists and a weekend of fun, art, and community engagement. This free, volunteer-run...
Ribfest Chicago

Ribfest Chicago

Posted on  May 8, 2017
Have you ever seen a really amazing event or location on TV and wished that you could go there? Well, now you can! This June 9, visit Chicago for the annual Ribfest. Ranked by USA Today as one of the 10 best fests and featured...
I Madonnari Street Painting Festival

I Madonnari 2017 | Street Painting Festival

Posted on  April 20, 2017
Have you ever witnessed pavement transform into a sea of vibrant colors right before your eyes? From May 27 – May 29 experience exactly that by visiting Santa Barbara for the annual I Madonnari Street Painting Festival, featuring...

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8th Annual Beer Under Glass

Posted on  April 10, 2017
As the breeze in the Windy City starts to warm up, locals and visitors alike know what’s approaching- Craft Beer season. Travel to the Garfield Park Conservatory on May 18 to celebrate the beginning of Craft Beer Week with the...
Chicago Artisan Chocolate Show

Chicago Artisan Chocolate Show

Posted on  April 5, 2017
Creamy sweet and velvety smooth, chocolate of every color and variation is coming to the
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24th Annual Cancer Center Walk/Run

Posted on  September 16, 2016
Throw on your running shoes and come to Santa Barbara to support a great cause at the 24th Annual Cancer Center Walk/Run! Located less than 5-miles from the event, Broughton’s boutique Inn at East Beach is the perfect place to stay for the weekend of October...

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Santa Barbara Glow in the Park

Posted on  August 10, 2016
Watch in awe as hot air balloons illuminate the night sky at Santa Barbara Glow in the Park on Saturday, September 10th in Elings Park! Located just 5-miles from the event, the Inn at East Beach is the perfect place to stay for your California weekend...
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16th Annual Gene Cerise Country Coast Classic Bike Ride in Cambria

Posted on  May 25, 2016
Hop on your bike and come cycle the beautiful Central Coast of California while supporting the community’s youth at the 16th Annual Gene Cerise Country Coast Classic Bike Ride in Cambria, California! Located less than 5-miles from the race’s starting point, Broughton’s boutique...
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Santa Monica Pedal on the Pier

Posted on  May 5, 2016
You spin, kids win! Join over 400 riders as they cycle to raise money for the Harold Robinson Foundation, working to improve the lives of the city’s impoverished children. Located less than half a mile from the event, Broughton’s boutique Georgian Hotel is the perfect place to stay for the...

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Chicago’s Memorial Day Parade

Posted on  April 22, 2016
Pay homage to all of our veterans and fallen heroes at the 2016 Chicago’s Memorial Day Parade on Saturday, May 28th. Book your stay now at Broughton’s boutique Majestic Hotel and celebrate Memorial Day weekend in the Windy...
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2016 Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival

Posted on  March 18, 2016
What better way to celebrate Earth Day than with food, drinks, and live entertainment under the California sun? Located less than 1 mile from the festival in Alameda Park, Broughton’s boutique
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Cupid’s Undie Run

Posted on  January 16, 2016
This Valentine’s Day weekend, throw on your bedroom-best and help raise money for The Children’s Tumor Foundation at Cupid’s Undie Run! Located less than a mile from the run, Broughton’s Majestic Hotel is the perfect place to stay for...

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Santa Barbara Veterans Day Weekend

Posted on  October 8, 2015
Show your support and salute the Veterans at the 2015 Santa Barbara Veterans Day Weekend. Located only 2 miles from the Military Ball and Veterans Day Parade and concert, the Spanish Garden Inn is the perfect place to stay the weekend of November...

Off the Hook: Santa Monica Seafood Festival

Posted on  September 14, 2015
Experience the iconic Santa Monica Pier and the city’s best seafood restaurants at the first ever Off the Hook: Santa Monica Seafood Festival. Located less than 1 mile from the Georgian Hotel, book your stay now and take a bite; it is sure to be off the hook!  

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Taste of the Town Santa Barbara

34th Annual Taste of the Town Santa Barbara

Posted on  August 17, 2015
  Taste of the Town Santa Barbara is the perfect way to experience the best food and drink the city has to offer. Taste of the Town is a culinary event that showcases over 80 restaurants and wineries. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy...


Fight Hunger with Broughton Hotels of Chicago

Posted on  March 24, 2014
Join Broughton Hotels of Chicago on National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day this April 2nd as we attempt to make 10, 000 PB&J sandwiches in one hour. Sandwich assembly will take place from 3:00 to 4:00pm with tables set up on...

First Annual Coastal Discovery and Stewardship Month

Posted on  January 23, 2014
  This February come out and celebrate the first annual Coastal Discovery and Stewardship Month all month long! The celebration will be dedicated to the history and preservation of California’s history,...

Take the Plunge for a Great Cause!

Posted on  December 30, 2013
Though the holiday season is at its end, the spirit of giving is still going strong. The 13th Annual Polar Bear Plunge will take place on January 25th to help raise money for families in need in the Chicago area. Participants of...

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Calm at Heart-Healing through Music

Posted on  October 29, 2013
Discover the healing power of music with the Calm at Heart - Healing through Music event. This new fundraising event benefits the Santa Barbara based non-profit organization CALM. CALM at heart combines great food, engaging musical...

Broughton Hotels of Chicago Help Feed the Hungry one Sandwich at a time

Posted on  October 12, 2013
The Broughton Hotels organization prides itself on social responsibility and having a positive impact on those in need, especially in the communities where Broughton properties are located. For example, the first Friday of...
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2nd Annual Santa Ynez Valley Polo Classic

Posted on  July 17, 2013
Pull out your fanciest hat, and enjoy the unmatched thrill of polo!     Helping, horses and hats—what’s there not to love? The 2nd Annual Santa Ynez Valley Polo Classic returns this Saturday,...

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Santa Barbara Ocean Festival

Posted on  June 4, 2013
It’s a fun-filled day at the beach to celebrate the ocean!     On Saturday, June 8th, communities across the globe will be celebrating International World Oceans Day, giving those an opportunity to learn more...
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Flower Power Run

Posted on  May 8, 2013
Peace. Love. Run.     Looking for a day to take a blast to the past and groove with your friends while giving back at the same time? We may have found the perfect charity event for you. Come to Santa Monica’s Ocean View Park this...
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Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival

Posted on  April 16, 2013
Earth Day 2013 is technically Monday, April 22nd, but we need a whole weekend to celebrate. Hosted by the Community Environmental Council (CEC), Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival will return to Alameda Park for two full days of...

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Broughton Gives Back with PB&J First Fridays

Posted on  March 27, 2013
On the first Friday of every month, everyone at Broughton Hotels home office participates in our very own PB&J First Fridays event. During the event, we team up, make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and donate all food...
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Santa Barbara Beach Clean Ups with Explore Ecology

Posted on  February 2, 2013
Clean the Beach. Help the Ocean. Feel Good.     Join the community and help clean up Arroyo Burro Beach. Every second Sunday of the month, Explore Ecology, an organization whose work combines environmental...
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Castle to Coast Run

Posted on  January 16, 2013
Enjoy 8.2 miles of beautiful ocean view running.   What’s more beautiful than an ocean view when you’re on a run? When you participate in the Castle to Coast Run, you can enjoy 8.2 miles of the beautiful ocean views along the California...


Broughton Hotels of Chicago Gives Back This Holiday Season

Posted on  January 3, 2013
On Monday, December 17th, Broughton Hotels of Chicago took a trip down to the Lincoln Park Community Shelter, where they donated over $400 to a worthy charity, thanks to our Gift for Giving scratcher program. Regional Manager Keith Scott, along...
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Solvang Annual Christmas Tree Burn

Posted on  January 2, 2013
See this powerful spectacle ignite the New Year!   Sigh…the holidays are over. As much as we don’t want to, it’s time to take the holiday decorations down.   Did you chop down a real tree this for the living room...

It’s a (Passport) Party!

Posted on  October 9, 2012

How a unique project launched in Santa Monica offers young girls a new view of the world


By April D. Thompson


 It’s 8:00 a.m. on a beautiful Saturday in Santa Monica and 10 young girls are picking up trash. They’re...