Taylor Street Festa Italiana
The 11th annual Taylor Street Festa Italiana will fill your senses with la dolce vita Italy and meatballs. Longtime family-owned restaurants and neighborhood newcomers will serve up some of the best food in the city. Fest-goers will have the opportunity to play Italian card games, compete in contests to see who can consume the most meatballs and cannoli (of course, not at the same time!), and buy Italian-themed art, Christmas ornaments and other merchandise. In the heart of Chicago's historic neighborhood Little Italy, you can have it all, served with wine and good fun of course.
Air & Water Show
Aug 19 & 20
The Chicago Air and Water Show presented by Shell Oil Products U.S. and the City of Chicago is the largest FREE show of its kind in the United States. The show can be viewed along the lakefront from Fullerton to Oak Street, with North Avenue Beach as the focal point.
Lady Gaga Concert
If the Super Bowl half time show was any indication, Lady Gaga is sure to put on an amazing show!
Taste of Greektown
Celebrating Greek cuisine, the Taste of Greektown blends Old World traditions with modern food trends. Delectable Hellenic cuisine from the neighborhood eateries takes center stage at this acclaimed festival. Combined with an array of spirits, dancing and live music, and family-friendly games, the fun pours out onto Halsted Street, the heart of Chicago's Greek community in the West Loop.