Friday, August 17, 2007

Another BIG festival weekend in Chicago

The Chicago Air and Water Show comes to town this weekend. The Chicago Air and Water Show shakes up the lakefront August 18 - 19, 2007 for the largest FREE show of its kind in the United States. This year the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights will headline the Chicago Air and Water Show along the lakefront from Fullerton to Oak Street, with North Avenue Beach as the focal point. The water show begins at 9 a.m. and air show runs from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. both days. Agents and real estate shoppers should be warned to avoid having or trying to attend open houses in the Gold Coast, Old Town and south Lincoln Park.

Just because you're away from the lakefront doesn't mean you've escaped the chaos. Check out the Bucktown Arts Festival in West Bucktown.

Art, in all its forms, has been the sole focus of the Bucktown Arts fest since its inception in 1985. From its roots as a small gathering of local artisans to its current incarnation as one of Chicago’s premier gatherings of painters, sculptors, photographers and craftspeople (not to mention musicians, actors, poets, and dancers), the fest puts the spotlight squarely on that mysterious amalgam of inspiration and perspiration that delights the eye and stirs the soul.

Others include:

  • Edison Park Fest
  • Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest in the Loyola neighborhood
  • The Whole Foods Flavorfest in West Lincoln Park

Now get outside and have some fun!