Next Tuesday, Chicago will be celebrating its 177th birthday. This year, Chicago’s big day coincides with Fat Tuesday, so a Mardi Gras-themed party seems appropriate. The big celebration will kick off at 10:30am in Chicago’s Daley Plaza. Food trucks will be cycling in and out of the event throughout the day and music will be filling the plaza. Of course, no birthday is complete without the cake. Eli’s Cheesecake will be providing a city-sized birthday cake for the occasion and offering free slices to visitors. Be sure to stop by to help wish Chicago a happy birthday! To learn more about the event, click here.