Ask ChicagoNow: What is Chicago's best summer festival?

Ask ChicagoNow: What is Chicago's best summer festival?

ChicagoNow is a group of bloggers from all sorts of different backgrounds.

With so much collective experience, we’ve decided to put that knowledge to use by posing some of the oldest and most popular questions to the group.

What is Chicago’s best summer festival?

“Bluesfest in Grant Park. Over the years, I got to meet Albert Collins, James Cotton, Buddy Guy and the elusive Otis Rush, just by walking around the 3 stages between sets. Uber cool!” — Michelle Babicz, Planet Michelle

“It doesn’t seem right to choose just one, but if I must, I’ll have to go with the Albany Park World Fest.” — Sher BonDurant, On Tap in the Windy City

“Ravinia Festival!” — Jessica Gardner, Little Merry Sunshine

“Ravinia.” — Erin Kelly, Organizing With Erin

“The Onion Comedy and Arts Festival and the Break Out Comedy Festival. iO just announced a new comedy festival: The Bentwood Comedy Festival August 13-19.” — Teme Ring, Comedians Defying Gravity

“I love the Chicago Kids and Kites Festival on Montrose Harbor. Even though it is normally still cold, it marks the beginning of Chicago’s outdoor season.” — Ana Martin Sagredo, Foreign Affairs: Children Edition

“Old Town Art Fair!” — Jayme Ryan Zobel, Life: One Post at a Time

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