AUGUST EVENTS IN CHICAGO: MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR LOLLAPALOOZA, LADY GAGA, AIR AND WATER SHOW, RETRO ON ROSCOE, TALL SHIPS, ART, PARADES AND MORE.

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MAKE THE MOST OF THE FINAL MONTH OF SUMMER 2010.

Bookmark this page, mark your calendar or download this list to your smart phone so you don’t miss a single event in the final month of SUMMER 2010.

August 6 through 8, 2010.

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LOLLAPALOOZA Concert Series Weekend with LADY GAGA. Grant Park.

TAYLOR STREET ITALIAN FESTIVAL, Festa Italiana, Little Italy, Taylor and Ashland. 

August 7 and 8, 2010.

CRAFTERS ROUND-UP, Chase Park, 4701 N. Ashland Avenue.  

FESTIVAL CUBANO, Reis Park, 6100 W. Fullerton. 

NORTHALSTED MARKET DAYS, Join 40,000 fest goers for this six block music extravaganza with over 400 food art and crafts vendors. Halsted between Barry and West Irving Park.

RETRO ON ROSCOE, 2000 to 2300 W. Roscoe, music, art, crafts, food, family activities. 

August 8, 2010.

Ecuador Parade, Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood.

Pakistan Independence Day Parade on Devon Ave. in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood.

August 13 through 15, 2010.

GINZA HOLIDAY, if you want to escape the Air & Water Show crowds, head west to the Old Town neighborhood for a celebration of Japanese culture. Midwest Buddhist Temple, 435 W. Menomonee St.

ROCKIN’ ON THE RIVER RIBFEST, enjoy an awesome combo, rock and ribs.  560 W. Grand and the Chicago River.

August 14, 2010.
 
The Bud Billiken Parade and Picnic is nation’s largest such event. It will have more than 350 units comprising of floats, marching bands, dance teams, vehicles, bands and national celebrities. Bronzeville.

The India Independence Day Parade on Devon from Western to California in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood.

August 14 and 15, 2010.

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AIR AND WATER SHOW, North Avenue Beach, 1600 N. Lake Shore Drive.

ARMENIAN FEST, two days of Armenian music, food family activities on the grounds of St. Gregory Armenian Church. 6700 W. Diversey Ave.

GETHSEMANE GARDEN CENTER ART FAIR, on Clark in the Andersonville neighborhood.

WRIGLEYVILLE SUMMERFEST, Resurrection Lutheran Church hosts this 8th annual event featuring bands, food, vendors and fun.  3500 N. Seminary.

August 15, 2010.

CROATIAN FEST, 800 S. Princeton Ave. 312 842 1871.

August 20 through 22, 2010.

NORTH SIDE SUMMERFEST, North Center, 4050 N. Lincoln Ave.

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GOLD COAST ART FAIR, a Chicago Tradition for over 50 years features some of the top local and national artists along with food drink and more.  New location:  Grant Park, Monroe Street and Lake Shore Drive.

August 21 and 22, 2010.

PEARL FEST (August 21, only). This festival in the Bronzeville showcases local artists, students, art, food and national entertainment.

CARIBBEAN FESTIVAL, Union Park in the West Loop. 1501 W. Randolph St.

CHICAGO CARIFETE.

UKRAINIAN DAYS FESTIVAL, Smith Park in the West Town neighborhood. 2526 W. Grand Ave.

GLENWOOD
AVENUE ARTS FEST
, Glenwood Avenue Arts District in Rogers Park, 6900 N.
Glenwood. Open studios, love entertainment, food and drink. Free.

August 24 through 29, 2010.

TALL SHIPS,  Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand.

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August 28 and 29, 2010.

BUCKTOWN ARTS FEST. 25 years and still going strong, this fest is a celebration of the arts. 2300 N. Oakley Ave.

LAKE VIEW MUSIC FEST. On Sheffield between Addison and Waveland.

TASTE OF GREECE, A neighborhood festival in Greektown with Greek food, music and dancing. 100 S. Halsted, noon to 11p.m.

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