Taco Fest 2015 on Southport in Chicago

Barbacoa Tacos — “Three corn tortillas f...

Barbacoa Tacos — “Three corn tortillas filled with your choice of filling, served with lettuce, cilantro, onion and tomatoes” with “Barbacoa – Steamed Beef” as the filling as served by the Nuevo Leon Restaurant at 1515 West 18th Street in Chicago, Illinois, according to their online menu as viewed on 2007-05-30. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Taco festival 2015 

September 19 – 20, 2015

 

 

Try tacos from 8 restaurants and vote for the best, taste beer, hear live music, and see arts and crafts at Lakeview Taco Fest on Southport Avenue. Donation.

 

English: Tacos de carne (beef tacos) from Los ...

English: Tacos de carne (beef tacos) from Los Latinos Latin American restaurant (28 Mitchell Street) in Maidstone, a suburb in western Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Don Chow Tacos Ultimate LA Taco

English: Don Chow Tacos Ultimate LA Taco (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Get ready for the Taco Fest 2015 on Southport in Chicago!

 

 

When: September 19-20, 2015
Where: Southport and Addison

 

Try some ahi tuna tacos, rotisserie chicken tacos, Mongolian beef tacos and tequila shrimp tacos.

 

A photo of tacos

A photo of tacos (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WHERE: The festival will be on Southport between Addison and Newport. Saturday and Sunday noon to 9 p.m.

 

Portland Oregon's Food Carts

Taco

Website: http://lakeviewchamber.com

 

Vote for your favorite taco from:

 

Street Food in Chicago

Taco

Bodega Bar de Tacos, 1964 N. Sheffield Ave.

 

Cafe El Tapatio, 3400 N. Ashland Ave., with grilled portabella tacos with mango salsa and amber-battered shrimp with chili tacos

 

Crosby’s Kitchen, 3455 N. Southport Ave., with pulled pork tacos and rotisserie chicken tacos

 

Mystic Celt, 3443 N. Southport Ave., with cactus tacos and steak tacos

 

The Pony, 1638 W. Belmont Ave., with duck, smoked beef and pork belly tacos

 

Taco Joint, 1969 N. Halsted St.

 

Toons Bar & Grill, 3857 N. Southport Ave., with Tex-Mex smoked brisket tacos and pulled-pork tacos with Asian slaw

 

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

 

 

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Historic Ukrainian Village Fest 2015 in Chicago

Interior of the main dome of St. Joseph the Be...

Interior of the main dome of St. Joseph the Betrothed Ukrainian Byzantine-Catholic Church, Chicago, Illinois. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ukrainian Village is a Chicago neighborhood located on the near west side of Chicago. Its boundaries are Division Street to the north, Chicago Avenue to the south, Western Avenue to the west, and Damen Avenue to the east.

There are many Ukrainian parishes including the Byzantine-Slavonic style of St. Nicholas Cathedral. Built between November 1913 and January 1915, St. Nicholas is in the heart of the Ukrainian neighborhood south of Wicker Park and along Chicago Avenue.

 

A restaurant in Ukrainian Village, Chicago

A restaurant in Ukrainian Village, Chicago (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral in U...

St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral in Ukrainian Village, Chicago (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ukrainian festival

September 12 – 13, 2015

Ukrainian Village Fest offers folk dance, music, food (potato pancakes, borsch, pierogies, kabos, blintzes), beer, wine, and a kids’ area at Superior St. & Oakley.

Make plans to attend the historic Ukrainian Village neighborhood festival 2015 with live music, costumed folk dance ensembles, a beer garden offering imported and domestic beer and ethnic arts & crafts.

 

 

Neighborhood:  Ukrainian Village

Address:  Oakley and Superior, Chicago, IL 60612

Cost: $5 Donation

 

St Volodymyr

St Volodymyr (Photo credit: [Duncan])

Admission: $5.00

Website: St. Volodymyr & Olha Ukranian Catholic Church

Held in the historical Ukrainian Village neighborhood the street festival was created with the concept of offering a world-class celebration for the Chicago community.

This unique, European style fest features live music, costumed dance ensembles, restaurants offering traditional and continental cuisine, imported and domestic beer and a special kids area.

For more details visit the STSVO website!

Read more: http://wgntv.com/2013/08/07/ukrainian-village-fest/#ixzz2eEO7HkCM

 

Sts. Volodymyr and Olha Ukrainian Catholic will again host  annual “Ukrainian Village Fest” on
the parish grounds featuring the “Hromovytsia” dance ensemble,
with their “Blyskavytsia” School of Ukrainian Ballet and other local dance
groups. Sample local ethnic cuisine.

Fresco of Saint Vladimir, a Novgorod Cathedral

Fresco of Saint Vladimir, a Novgorod Cathedral (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Kiev - St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthod...

English: Kiev – St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral Nederlands: Kiev – St. Volodymyr Oekraïens orthodoxe Kathedraal (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here’s a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkNYl3XM4wA

Inside of the Volodymyr and Olha Church in Ukr...

Inside of the Volodymyr and Olha Church in Ukrainian Village, Chicago (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WHERE: Ukrainian Village in Chicago at 739 N. Oakley Blvd., at the corner of Oakley & Superior Streets, one block south of
Chicago Avenue.

 

St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral i...

St. Volodymyr’s Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Ukrainian Village, Chicago (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Volodymyr the Great, Ukrainian Cultural Garden

Volodymyr the Great, Ukrainian Cultural Garden (Photo credit: Mark Tebeau (urbanhumanist))

Visit some of the other interesting churches in Ukrainian Village: St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral; St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral; AND Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathedral designed by architect Louis Sullivan.

English: St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cath...

English: St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, Ukrainian Villiage (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Holy Trinity Russian & Greek Orthodox Church, ...
Holy Trinity Russian & Greek Orthodox Church, exterior, Chicago, Illinois (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Ukrainian Village Church

Ukrainian Village Church (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Ravenswood ARTWALK 2015 Kicks Off Chicago Artists Month

Français : Plan de la Ravenswood Branch

Français : Plan de la Ravenswood Branch (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

First Friday ArtWalk

First Friday ArtWalk (Photo credit: Erik R. Bishoff)

Ravenswood Art Walk

September 19 – 20, 2015

Visit 150 artists in tents and shops along Ravenswood Avenue during Ravenswood ArtWalk.

  • Ravenswood will kick-off Chicago Artists month by hosting their 14th annual ARTWALK.
  • 2015 Annual Tour of Arts & Industry

    Opening Reception

    Friday, October 3, 2014 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
    Ravenswood Events Center, 4025 N Ravenswood
    $10 Donation

    Together, the Ravenswood community and local artists invite you to kick off Chicago Artists’ Month in style. Join us to celebrate the 13th Annual Ravenswood ArtWalk Tour of Arts & Industry this October 3-5, 2014.

    This year’s annual Ravenswood Arts Advocate Award Ceremony honors artist Judith Roth. Additional events include a performance by the Oistrach Symphony Orchestra and American Tribal Style® belly dance group, Amaranth. On view, a photo exhibit from Heartland Alliance titled “Forced Migration Photo-voice: Picturing a New Life in Chicago”. Local craft beer, wine, food from neighborhood restaurants, and a raffle!

    Proceeds from the door benefit arts and industry projects in the historic Ravenswood Corridor.

  • Many buildings will be open to the public along the Historic Ravenswood Corridor on Ravenswood Avenue between Irving Park Road and Lawrence. There will be plenty of artists, film screenings, live music and craft beer tastings.
  • Here’s a video of the ArtWalk 2011
  • http://youtu.be/T4RycdIv7rE.
  • Stroll through the charming Ravenswood neighborhood and visit the studios and galleries this weekend. More than 200 artists are presenting their talents by opening their galleries and studios along the train tracks. This event is part of Chicago Artists Month (CAS).
Ravenswood Artwalk 2011 in Chicago

Ravenswood Artwalk 2011 in Chicago

  • Ravenswood Artwalk 2011 in Chicago

    Ravenswood Artwalk 2011 in Chicago

I loved the framed Chicago neighborhood posters from Studio Chris.

Ravenswood Artwalk 2011 in Chicago

Vintage Chicago Neighborhood Posters

Vintage Chicago Posters

Vintage Chicago Posters

I couldn’t resist the Framed Posters of Chicago’s Sports Teams.

Ravenswood Artwalk 2011 in Chicago

Ravenswood Artwalk 2011 in Chicago

Ravenswood Artwalk 2011 in Chicago

Ravenswood Artwalk 2011 in Chicago

 Check out the vintage photography exibition from the Historical Society.

Welles Park Community Band

Welles Park Community Band

Ravenswood Artwalk 2011 in Chicago

Ravenswood Artwalk 2011 in Chicago

Listen to live music and munch on some food from the Homage Food Truck.

Ravenswood Artwalk 2011 in Chicago

Ravenswood Artwalk 2011 in Chicago

Homage Food Truck

Homage Food Truck

Homage Food Truck

Homage Food Truck

The local artists are presenting their astounding talent. There is a free trolley and an architectural tour of Ravenswood.

  • The Ravenswood Art Walk is on Ravenswood Ave between Addison & Lawrence
Ravenswood Artwalk 2011 in Chicago

Ravenswood Artwalk 2011 in Chicago

Attend the Ravenswood Art Walk and celebrate Art Month in Chicago!

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

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Poster for Century of Progress World’s Fair showing exhibition buildings with boats on water in foreground. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Venetian Night in Chicago 2015 at Navy Pier

English: From top left: Downtown Chicago, the ...

English: From top left: Downtown Chicago, the Willis Tower, the Chicago Theater, the Chicago “L”, Navy Pier, the Field Museum, and Millenium Park (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Navy Pier, Chicago

Navy Pier, Chicago (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Chicago Navy Pier from the Lake Guardian

Chicago Navy Pier from the Lake Guardian (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Giant Wheel of Navy Pier

Giant Wheel of Navy Pier (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

Venetian Night is a parade of illuminated boats with Broadway musical themes set to music and followed by fireworks at Navy Pier’s south dock.

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 12, 2015

 

 

 

English: Navy Pier seen from the top of the Jo...

English: Navy Pier seen from the top of the John Hancock Building. Chicago, IL. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

Navy Pier is a 3,300-foot-long (1,010 m) pier on the Chicago shoreline of Lake Michigan. It is located in the Streeterville neighborhood of the Near North Side community area. The pier was built in 1916 at a cost of $4.5 million. Navy Pier is one of the most visited attractions in the entire Midwestern United States and is Chicago’s number one tourist attraction.

 

 

 

 

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Chicago’s Renegade Craft Fair 2015 in Wicker Park

Attend The Renegade Craft Fair in Wicker Park today. Here’s my Vino con Vista Video of the event http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1ORosP2S8Y.

Craft fair

September 19 – 20, 2015

Shop from independent artisans and chefs at the Renegade Craft Fair in Wicker Park.

The annual festival features hand-made goods. It was initated in 2003 on Division Street in Wicker Park . Now, it travels all over the country. Events are held annually in five American cities; Chicago (IL), Brooklyn (NY), Los Angeles (CA), San Francisco (CA), and Austin (TX). In 2011, the Renegade Craft Fair will hold its first international event, in London (UK).

 

The Festival dates are September 10th and 11th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. There’s a wide variety of  independently designed jewelry, clothing and artwork. Here are some of the booths that I loved:

 

The neighborhood offers plenty of Vino con Vista restaurants and bars with plenty of outdoor seating. I like Via Carducci, The Boundary and Smoke Daddy.

 

 

The most innovate bakery in town is in the heart of this neighborhood. Stop in the Alliance Bakery to enjoy some of their artistic cakes designed for kids of all ages. Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

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Apple Fest 2015 in Lincoln Square in Chicago

English: A slice of Dutch apple pie (appeltaar...

English: A slice of Dutch apple pie (appeltaart) showing the raisins, sliced almonds, firm sweet apple and finely chopped candied ginger. Photo taken in Chiang Mai, Thailand. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: A digital picture of a candy apple, t...

English: A digital picture of a candy apple, taken by Loui Andary, DaemonDivinus 2005-09-24. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Apple fritters made with cider batter

Apple fritters made with cider batter (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Apples are an all-American success story-each ...

Apples are an all-American success story-each of us eats more than 19 pounds of them annually. Français : Les pommes sont célèbres en Amérique pour une alimentation équilibrée (8,6 kg annuellement). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Left: sweet cider. Right: apple juice.

Left: sweet cider. Right: apple juice. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Attend the 28th Annual Apple Fest in Lincoln Square!

Apple festival

September 19, 2015

Get some apple pie and cider, listen to local music, or visit the kid zone at Apple Fest on Lincoln Avenue from Leland to Lawrence.


Welcome in Fall with Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce’s 26th Annual Apple Fest! The festivities will take place on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 9am – 5pm. Apple Fest is a long standing tradition in Lincoln Square bringing the community together to celebrate the beginning of fall.

Dozens of vendors participate in the event yearly, selling everything from candy apples to scarves and hats. Stop by and pick up a fresh baked apple pie, a bushel of apples, hot apple cider, or even an apple pizza. Bring the kids along and hang out in the Kid Zone where children’s activities will occur throughout the day. Or relax in Giddings Plaza and listen to the wonderful sounds of local musicians. There’s sure to be something for everyone at Apple Fest!

Festival Details

 

 

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Location: 4700 block of N. Lincoln Avenue (Between W. Leland and W. Lawrence)

Pick up an apple pie or some hot apple cider. There will be live entertainment in Giddings Plaza.

Apple pie

Apple pie (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WHEN: Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 8 am – 5 pm.

WHERE: 4700 block of N. Lincoln Avenue (between  Leland and Lawrence)

Here’s a Lincoln Square Video for Foodies:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4h6X-BHrLM.

Lincoln Square Neighborhood in Chicago
Lincoln Square

Buy everything from candy apples, fresh-baked apple pies, a bushel of apples, hot apple cider and even apple pizza.  There will be plenty of vendors on Lincoln Avenue. While you’re in the neighborhood, buy some goodies at Gene’s Specialty food store on Lincoln.

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

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36th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival Schedule 2015 for Labor Day Weekend

English: 2007 Chicago Jazz Festival at Petrill...

English: 2007 Chicago Jazz Festival at Petrillo Music Shell (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

I love the Chicago Jazz Festival!

WHEN: September 3-6, 2015

Jazz festival

September 3 – 6, 2015

0.5 miles south

The Chicago Jazz Festival is Labor Day weekend at Millennium Park. No dogs. Free.

WHERE: Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park • FREE Admission

 

Thursday, August 28

The Chicago Jazz Festival kicks-off on Thursday at the Chicago Cultural Center, Roosevelt University and Millennium Park.

 

Saturday, August 30 Schedule (Dave Holland pictured, Photo by: Mark Higashino)

Saturday, August 30

Saturday’s performances include the Ari Brown Quintet, Gary Burton, Dave Holland (pictured), Kevin Eubanks, Craig Taborn and Eric Harland.

 

Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

Helpful information for planning your visit to Chicago for the Jazz Festival.

 

 

 

 

Friday, August 29

Terence Blanchard (pictured) with Ravi Coltrane & Lionel headline the Jay Pritzker Pavilion.

 

Sunday August 31 Schedule (Cécile McLorin Salvant pictured)

Sunday, August 31

The festival comes to a close on Sunday, August 31st with performances by Cécile McLorin Salvant (pictured) and Sun Ra Arkestra.

 

About The Show

About the Festival

Find out more information on the Chicago Jazz Festival.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chicago Jazz Festival Map

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Great American Lobster Festival 2015 at Navy Pier in Chicago

 

WHEN: August 15-16, 2015

Visit: http://www.americanlobsterfest.com/

New this Year
– Surf & Turf options

– Free entry to outside main festival grounds
– Private meal redemption for all advance meal ticket holders
– Private meal pick-up in VIP

The Great American Lobster Fest is the Midwest’s largest Lobster Fest, returning again to Navy Pier for its 2nd year. Enjoy live lobster flown in fresh from Boston, live music performances, family-friendly games and activities, unique craft shopping, and cold beverages. This festival also takes place during the legendary Chicago Air & Water Show; what’s not to love!? Discount meal tickets now on sale.

How will you lobster fest?
Lobster Meal Purchase/GA

VIP
Lobster Hero Feast (private table for 6)         

Check out the 2014 video recap!


WHERE: Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier

The Festival site is at the iconic Navy Pier Grand Ballroom and East End Plaza, located at 600 E. Grand Avenue.

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Celebrate Chicago Hot Dog Festival 2015 at the Chicago History Museum

Chicago’s 175th Birthday Party at the Chicago History Museum

The Ferris Wheel

English: 1932 Building of the Chicago History ...

English: 1932 Building of the Chicago History Museum in Chicago, Illinois (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

South Side Elevated Railroad car 1, built 1892...

South Side Elevated Railroad car 1, built 1892. On display at the Chicago History Museum. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On display in Chicago History Museum.

On display in Chicago History Museum. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Chicago History Museum Birthday Party for Chicago

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I love the Chicago History Museum at 1601 N. Clark Street Celebration.

I loved the Rahm Emanuel Birthday hat with the Chicago Flag

Live music to celebrate Chicago’s Birthday

Chicago’s 175th Birthday Cake

 

 

 

 

August 7-9, 2015 make plans to attend the Hot Dog Festival

http://www.chicagohotdogfest.com/

Make sure you visit some of the interesting exhibits at the museum.

The Chicago History Museum was founded in 1856 to study and interpret Chicago’s history. The museum celebrates Chicago’s history every day with special exhibits.

Check out the Model Water Tower.

A model of Chicago’s Water Tower

There’s an interesting “Gangland Chicago” exhibit with pictures of Bugs Moran, Dion O’Banion, Hymie Weiss and Vincent “Schemer” Drucci:

Dion o”Banion on the left

Bugie Moran on the Left

There’s a horse from Riverview’s Carousel

I loved the Riverview Amusement Park

You will find Interesting Sports Memorabilia and information about Chicago as a leaders in the meat industry.

Chicago is hog butcher for the world

Chicago Bulls Pippen Jersey

Chicago Blackhawks

Plenty of information about Chicago’s famous architects, the Ferris Wheel and the Columbian Expositon

Burnham in Chicago

A Playboy Exhibit, celebrating the magazine’s humble beginnings in Hyde Park.

VIntage Playboy Magazine

In honor of Chicago’s Birthday Celebration, you should understand why the 1917 Chicago Flag has four stars:

Story of the Chicago Flag

The Chicago Flag

Every star on the flag represents an important event in Chicago History

The lights in Chicago’s landmark buildings are shining blue this weekend to represent the stripes on the Chicago Flag!

Happy 175th Birthday Chicago!!!!

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

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Top Ten Places to Watch Chicago’s 57th Annual Air and Water Show 2015

chicago

chicago (Photo credit: MPBecker)

English: Vapor cone/Prandtl–Glauert singularit...

English: Vapor cone/Prandtl–Glauert singularity. Taken at the 2011 Chicago Air and Water Show. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Make plans to attend The 57th Annual Chicago Air & Water Show.

FREE Admission • North Ave. BeachChicago Air and Water Show slideshow

Aug. 15 & 16, 2015 • 10 am – 3 pm Both Days

 

Chicago Air and Water Show Performers

Performers

This year’s performers include the U.S. Navy Blue Angels (pictured), the U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights and many more.

About the Show

About the Show

Find out more information about the Chicago Air & Water Show.

 

Media Image Gallery

Media Image Gallery

These images are available in high resolution for press purposes only.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are some interesting places to watch the show at North Avenue Beach. Try the Castaways Bar and Grill or Sand Bar Beer Garden.

English: Chicago skyline at sunrise Deutsch: C...

English: Chicago skyline at sunrise Deutsch: Chicagos Skyline bei Sonnenaufgang Français : Panorama urbain de Chicago au lever du soleil. {| cellspacing=”0″ style=”min-width:40em; color:#000; background:#ddd; border:1px solid #bbb; margin:.1em;” class=”layouttemplate” | style=”width:1.2em;height:1.2em;padding:.2em” | 20px |link=|center | style=”font-size:.85em; padding:.2em; vertical-align:middle” |This image was created with hugin. |} Chicago sunrise 1.jpg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHEN: August  from 10:00 am – 3 pm.

Here’s the official website:

http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_air_and_watershow.html

1. Go to Belmont Harbor

2. Diversey Harbor

3. Oak Street beach

4. Navy Pier

5. Get tickets for one of the

Spectacular Chicago-area Boat Tours including:

http://www.seadogcruises.com/Chicago/home

http://www.cruisechicago.com

http://www.mysticbluecruises.com

http://www.mysticbluecruises.com/Chicago/air-water-cruises-navypier

http://www.odysseycruises.com/Chicago/chicago-air-show-cruises

http://www.odysseycruises.com

http://www.spiritofchicago.com/Chicago/air-water-show-cruises

http://www.wendellaboats.com
6. Watch the action from the 94th floor

of the Hancock Building at 875 N. Michigan Ave.

7. Go to the John Hancock Observatory

while enjoying a drink at the Lavazza Espression Café.

The John Hancock Observatory provides a 360° view

of the city, up to four states and over 80 miles.

English: John Hancock Tower as seen from Willi...

English: John Hancock Tower as seen from Willis Tower in Chicago, IL, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

8. One of my favorite Vino con Vista Spots is on the 95th floor at the Signature Room. When the building was completed in 1968 it was the tallest building in the world outside New York City. “It is currently the fourth-tallest building in Chicago and the sixth-tallest in the United States, after the Willis Tower, the Empire State Building, the Bank of America Tower, the Trump Tower Chicago and the Aon Center.”

9. Check out the rooftop terrace at the J. Parker at Hotel Lincoln or the WET Deck at W Chicago Lakeshore Hotel.

The Lindbergh Beacon atop the Palmolive Buildi...

The Lindbergh Beacon atop the Palmolive Building can be clearly seen at night. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

10. Your best bet is to hound one of your Chicago high-rise dwelling buddies with a Lake Michigan view to invite you over. Promise to bring plenty of champagne, wine and appetizers. That always works for me.

English: Five tallest skyscrapers of Chicago -...

English: Five tallest skyscrapers of Chicago – 1.Willis Tower, 2.Trump International Hotel & Tower, 3.Aon Center, 4.John Hancock Center, 5.AT&T Corporate Center. Česky: Pět nejvyšších mrakordapů v Chicagu – 1.Willis Tower, 2.Trump International Hotel & Tower, 3.Aon Center, 4.John Hancock Center, 5.AT&T Corporate Center. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Chicago from across Lake Michigan.

Chicago from across Lake Michigan. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The Chicago Air And Water Show is one of the largest free air shows in the United States.”The Chicago Air And Water Show is an annual event that began in 1959 and attracts over2 Million aviation spectators every year.The annual event takes place over Chicago’s Lake Michiganand features various aviation acts raging from military aircraftto corporate sponsored aerobatic teams.

A North American F-100D Super Sabre from the U...

A North American F-100D Super Sabre from the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds aerobatic team at the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Dayton, Ohio (USA). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There is also a water-skiing and boat-jumping element to the annual event. You don’t have to be an aviation guru to enjoy the show. The Chicago lakefront offers plenty of fun events during this annual beach-front extravaganza.

 

Chicago Air Show.com is a proud sponsor of the U.S. Armed Forces.
 You can watch the show from the beach or attend a Yacht Party.
English: Chicago, Ill. (Aug. 22, 2004) - The U...

English: Chicago, Ill. (Aug. 22, 2004) – The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the “Blue Angels,” delta formation performs the loop break crossover maneuver over Lake Michigan during the Chicago Air and Water Show. The Blue Angels fly the F/A-18A Hornet, performing approximately 30 maneuvers during the aerial demonstration lasting over an hour. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Ryan J. Courtade (RELEASED) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lake Michigan Boat Cruise on the Kanan Yacht

Lake Michigan Boat Cruise on the Kanan Yacht

Air Show...

Air Show… (Photo credit: naathas)

View of downtown Chicago, seen from the Sears ...

View of downtown Chicago, seen from the Sears Tower. The tall, black building in the center of the image is the John Hancock Center, and Lake Michigan is in the background. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides and Apps @ www.vino-con-vista.com

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