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The Chicago Reader Summer Guide

Music festivals, bike tours, book fairs, pooch parties, in-town hotel deals, swimming lessons, sailing charters, and more



Follow the Music The biggest and best of the music fests

Fairs & Festivals Street fairs, art fairs, neighborhood fests, and much more

Feel Like a Tourist Hit a Chicago hotel

On the Water Front In the lake and on the river

Get Out of Town Cow chip tossing, cherry spitting, Ren Faire, and more excuses for a road trip

Dog Days Events for you and your furry plus-one

Two Wheels Good Organized bike rides and tours

Amazing Races Scavenger hunts, urban assaults, mudathlons, and more

Not Just Beach Reading Chicago literary fairs and events

Fresh From the Farm Our guide to the farmers' markets

(Not Just) Ice Cream Frozen treats, from humble soft-serve to Taiwanese shaved "snowflake ice"

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