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Summer Guide: Fairs and festivals 

Need a way to spend the day? Try attending some of these events

Taste of Chicago

Taste of Chicago


World of Faeries Festival 8/2-8/3: Sat 10 AM-7 PM, Sun 10 AM-5 PM

Edge Fest Sat-Sun 8/2-8/3: Sat noon-10 PM, Sun noon-9 PM

Evanston Lakeshore Arts Festival Sat-Sun 8/2-8/3, 11 AM-6 PM

Taste of Latin America 8/2-8/3: Sat 11 AM-10 PM, Sun 11 AM-9 PM

Wrigleyville Summerfest Sat-Sun 8/2-8/3: Sat noon-10 PM, Sun noon-9 PM

Fiesta Del Sol Thu-Sun 7/31-8/3

Illinois State Fair Thu-Sun 8/7-8/17

Ginza Festival Fri-Sun 8/8-8/10

Tug Fest Fri-Sun 8/8-8/10

Retro on Roscoe Sat-Sun 8/9-8/10, noon-10 PM

Kite Festival Sat-Sun 8/9-8/10, 10 AM-3 PM

Northalsted Market Days Sat-Sun 8/9-8/10, 11 AM-10 PM

Taylor Street Festa Italiana 8/14-8/17: Thu-Fri 5-11 PM, Sat noon-11 PM, Sun noon-10 PM

Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest 8/15-8/17: Fri 6-10 PM, Sat-Sun 11 AM-9 PM

Chicago Air & Water Show Sat-Sun 8/16-8/17, 10 AM-3 PM

Chicago Dancing Festival Wed-Sat 8/20-8/23

Clark After Dark Thu 8/21, 4-10 PM

The Boulevard 8/22-8/24: Fri 5-10 PM, Sat noon-10 PM, Sun noon-9 PM

Bucktown Arts Fest Sat-Sun 8/23-8/24, 11 AM-7 PM

Chicago Food Social Sat 8/23-Sun 8/24, 11 AM-10 PM

Taste of Greece Sat-Sun 8/23-8/24, noon-11 PM

New Orleans Festival Sat-Sun 8/23-8/24, noon-10 PM

Chicago Fringe Festival 8/28-9/7: various times

African Festival of the Arts Fri-Mon 8/29-9/1, 10 AM-10 PM

Taste of Polonia 8/29-9/1: Fri 5-11 PM, Sat-Sun noon-11 PM, Mon noon-10 PM

Randolph Street Market Sat-Sun 8/30-8/31, 10 AM-5 PM

Chicago SummerDance Through 9/14: Thu-Sat 6-7 PM lessons, 7:30-9:30 PM live music; Sun 4-5 PM lessons, 5-7 PM live music

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Summer Guide
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