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Saturday 2020.07.04
* Independence Day. Yearly.
Legal holiday. The Declaration of Independence from Great Britain was passed by the Continental Congress in Philadelphia on this day in 1776. Typically observed with picnics and evening fireworks.
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* Beacon of Freedom parade (since 1922). Yearly. All ages. Free 2p.
Evanston has an extraordinary Independence Day parade, rated among the nation's best. Over 100 floats many representing alternative interests. Come early, bring sunscreen.
evanston4th.orgNorth Evanston, Central Street and Central Park Avenue, Evanston. Marches East to Ashland. Easily reached by Purple line and Metra.
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Sunday 2020.07.05
Bristol Renaissance Faire (since 1988). Party like it's 1599!!! Sa/Su -2020.08.30 Yearly. All ages. $8-16+ Coupons online. 10a-7p UNCONFIRMED
Open just nine enchanted weekends, rain or shine. Spend all day. Hundreds of costumed performers (about a dozen stages) including Queen Elizabeth & Court, over 160 unique artisans all within a recreated 16th Century village. Mouth watering foods of all description (several dozen booths) and aroma & fine imported ales. Big, fun, joyful, semi-realistic, classic goth outing, costumes encouraged, sometimes hot.
Renaissance Village, 847/395-7773, 12550 120th, Kenosha WI. 94 North to Russell Rd (Exit 1), left (W) to Frontage Rd, right to 128 then follow signs.
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Monday 2020.07.06
Earth at Aphelion. Our orbit's farthest point from the sun. Yearly. UNCONFIRMED
Fortunately by cosmic standards we're close (3.4%?) to circular at 147.5-152.6Mkm (91.7-94.8Mmi).
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Friday 2020.07.10
Nikola Tesla Day (since 2002). Yearly.
Honoring one of history's greatest inventors.
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Saturday 2020.07.11
Taste Of Chicago (since 1981). Beer, meat, people, major bands. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free entry. 10a-9p UNCONFIRMED
Newly reformatted, 40+ quality restaurants represented. Bring money and sun screen. Variety of special attractions including flume ride, kid fun, local TV stars, high diving, much more. Good bands at several stages all day.
tasteofchicago.usGrant Park, 312/744-3370, Columbus and Balbo. Easy by train, bus, trolley, bike or blade.
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Tuesday 2020.07.14
Southport Art&Music Fest. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $5 12-10p UNCONFIRMED
Mix of fine art by day and bumpin' music at night "for a picture-perfect Chicago neighborhood street festival."
starevents.com3700 N Southport Ave At Waveland.
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Wednesday 2020.07.15
Chinatown Summer Fair (since 1980). Yearly. All ages. Free 10a-7p UNCONFIRMED
Featuring cultural entertainment, kid stuff, arts and crafts, shopping, street vendors, taste of China, more. Lion Dance at 12:30p.
Chinatown Square, 2130 S Archer. Wentworth from Cermak to 24th.
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Saturday 2020.07.18
Festival Of The Lakes. -Sunday Yearly. UNCONFIRMED
Major bands, carnival rides and games, foods, boating, etc. Surprisingly easily accessible by CTA+Metra.
festival.gohammond.comWolf Park, 2398 S. Calumet Ave, Whiting IN.
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Monday 2020.07.20
Anniversary of First Moon Landing (since 1969). Yearly.
Apollo 11 was launched on July 16th, 1969, carrying astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. and Michael Collins. The spacecraft landed in the Mare Tranquillitatis at 3:17 PM CDT on July 20th. At 9:56 PM Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the moon, issuing the now famous phrase "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind". Aldrin followed shortly while Collins remained in the orbiting command module.
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* Pitchfork Music Festival. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $15-35+ May sell out. 1-9p UNCONFIRMED
Dozens of bands on several stages.
pitchforkmusicfestival.comUnion Park, 1501 W Randolph.
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Tuesday 2020.07.21
World Arts & Music Fest (since 1986). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free 12-7p UNCONFIRMED
"Celebration of global diversity features art from an abundance of countries, family crafts activities, international cuisine, and live music and dance performances."
Dawes Park, 847/448-8058, Church street at the lakefront, Evanston.
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Monday 2020.07.27
* Pierogi Ride (since 2008). Yearly. 9:30a-6p UNCONFIRMED
Bike (leisurely 18mi each way) to PierogiFest in Whiting, IN.
bedno.com/fb/162795677914690North Side of Field Museum, 312/922-9410, 1400 S Lake Shore Dr. At Roosevelt.
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Tuesday 2020.07.28
SlutWalk. Yearly. All ages. Free 12-4p UNCONFIRMED
"March in support of education and against intolerance. Aims to combat the myth of 'the slut' and the culture of victim blaming"
bedno.com/fb/621510764887826Old Water Tower, 800 N. Michigan Ave.
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