Andrew's comprehensive yet concise guide to Chicago fun with a leaning to the offbeat, circus and vaudeville, bike and skate, fests and arts, and little to no cost.

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..-Fr: Illinois State Fair at Illinois State Fairgrounds.
Fr: Fun Bands at Navy Pier Beer Garden nightly.
..-We: Grant Park Music Festival (We/Fr/Sa).
..-Su: Ginza Holiday Japanese Cultural Festival at Midwest Buddhist Temple.
..-Su: Retro on Roscoe.
..-Th: Perseid meteorite shower peak day.
Ongoing: Bands at Montrose Beach.
Ongoing: Pleasant Outdoor Concerts daily at Ravinia.
Ongoing: Summer Vacation at Chicago Public Schools.
Ongoing: Shakespeare's Best at Various City Parks.
Ongoing: Chicago Summerdance at Grant Park.
Ongoing: Farmers Markets at Various city locations.
Ongoing: Movies in the Parks at Various Chicago parks.

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