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It’s Summer Which Means it’s Festival Season!

Festivals are synonymous with Chicago summers. Street fairs shut down main roadways to make way for cover bands, funnel cakes, and beer tents.  Some of Chicago’s biggest draws are its music festivals including Lollapalooza, North Coast Music Festival, Spring Awakening Music Festival, and Pitchfork Music Festival.  Although this isn’t a Chicago niche.  Sasquatch in Washington came and went over Memorial Day weekend, Bonnaroo just ended in Tennessee, Telluride Bluegrass is in Colorado next week, Summerfest is coming up in Wisconsin, Firefly Music Festival is a new addition in Delaware at the end of July, and Austin City Limits rounds out the season in Texas in September.  The problem is deciding which festival to attend!  NPR put together a solid list of summer festivals across the nation earlier this month; check that out here.  Which festival will you attend?  Do you have a favorite can’t-miss artist?


Fantastic Summer Events in Chicago

It’s been a while since we’ve posted about Chicago, and it feels high time to make the best of it.  Summer in Chicago is fantastic.  Actually, I like to call it a Chicagoan’s best kept secret.  Because we’re all about events here, I thought I would share some of our own personal top choices for summer events in Chicago.

Christi: Taste of River North  –  I never make plans for the weekend of Taste of River North.  It’s by far the best fest in the city with something to offer for everyone; scenic river views, a fabulous lineup of restaurants and bands, a kids zone around their brand new park, and the people watching is “superb”.  It’s a concert in the park, higher end taste of chicago and street fest all wrapped into one! Continue reading