Taste of Lakeview kicked off on Lincoln and Belmont yesterday. The festival had various ethnic foods from local restaurants, along with food vendors who specialize in street fests. There were also various craft, artisan, and other vendors selling wares and services.
Lakeview is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Chicago. Its diversity is not just demographic. It has diverse restaurants, shops, and even corporate businesses.
Street and neighborhood festivals make Chicago worth visiting in the summer. People can get away from the normal tourist areas and rub shoulders with the neighborhood people who are the heart and soul of this city. They can sample foods, listen to local bands, and patronize local businesses. Taste of Lakeview runs from noon to 9P.M. today.
If you are planning a weekend visit to Chicago street fairs are worth your time. The admission donations are usually low. The entertainment is top notch. But, it is the local people who make attending worthwhile.
Here is where to find information on neighborhood festivals and other summer events in Chicago:
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