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Freedom Fest at Navy Pier 2017 in Chicago

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Freedom Fest 2017 at Navy Pier
Tickets from $39 · 600 E. Grand Ave.

The 4th Annual Freedom Fest is a July 4th event like no other. You are going to celebrate this national holiday on the Navy Pier’s 27,000 square foot rooftop all night long. This event is good for all ages so make sure you bring along the family to really enjoy the night! Enjoy amazing views of Chicago, Lake Michigan, and all of Chicago’s best sights from the Navy Pier’s rooftop. This event is going to feature delicious BBQ food items to satisfy your July 4th cravings. As you view Chicago with your loved ones, you are going to enjoy this year’s top hits provided by your live DJ. Dance and celebrate all night long to your live DJ as you celebrate the most memorable Chicago July 4th night.

 

 

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

 

4th of July at the Wrigley Building in Magnificent Chicago

4th of July at the Wrigley Building in Magnificent Chicago

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Happy Birthday Chicago!

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Happy Birthday Chicago! Uncork your favorite bottle of wine or champagne and toast to Chicago’s 178th birthday was held on March 4, 2015. Crank up your iPhone as you listen to Frank Sinatra sing “My Kind of Town“; originally part of the musical score for Robin and the 7 Hoods, a 1964 musical film starring several members of the Rat Pack.

Cover of "Robin and the Seven Hoods"

Cover of Robin and the Seven Hoods

Chicago is famous for many things including gangsters like Al Capone and the city definitely has some offers that you can’t refuse:

Chicago is also famous for sports teams: Bears, Bulls, Hawks, Cubs and Sox. We have had pretty good record for start-ups: Kraft, Motorola, Baxter, Sara Lee and don’t forget Groupon just to name a few.

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We have plenty of famous politicians including: 2 Mayor Daleys and President Barack Obama.

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Chicago is home to a plethora of superlatives: our higher learning institutons are world-class with some of the best business schools in the world like University of Chicago and Northwestern. The city is brimming with world-class chefs and we have some of the best restaurants in the world like Charlie Trotters and Alinea.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods with distinctive architecture and ethnic roots.

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Map of Chicago’s community areas, grouped by color by “side” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

But one or our most endearing and enduring blessings is our world-class architecture! Generally, to celebrate Chicago’s birthday, some of her architectural shining stars will turn blue including:

the Willis Tower, the Trump Tower, the Merchandise Mart and the Prudential Building.

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Chicago‘s Columbian Exposition in the 1890’s spawned a flourishing legacy of global architectural pre-eminence and outstanding architecture in Chicago. Daniel Burnham’s passion for Beaux Arts priniciples of design generated a flurry of world-class structures. Chicago architects and structural engineers are still staking claims to global architectural marvels.

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Much of new classical research was conducted at the University of Chicago. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Chicago World's Columbian Exposition, 1893

Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition, 1893 (Photo credit: Smithsonian Institution)

Bill Baker is a structural engineer who works at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill‘s (SMO) Chicago office in the landmark, 17 story Sante Fe Building. He can be credited with more supertall buildings of over 1000 feet than any other structural engineer in the world including the Trump Tower. The “Burl Khalifa” in Dubai is world’s tallest building at 160 stories. It is almost twice as tall as the building formerly known as the Sears Tower in Chicago. Bill was instrumental in designing The Burl with architect Adrian Smith at SMO.

Two of my favorite vintage buildings include the majestic Wrigley Building and the Gothic Revival Tribune building located at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and the Chicago River.

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The distinctive clock tower of the Wrigley Building reminds me of Big Ben in London. There are 250,000 glistening glazed terra cotta tiles covering the classical structure that was completed in 1924 by Graham, Anderson, Probst and White. Quite appropriate for the great “White City.” The beautiful neo-gothic Tribune Tower is across the street from the Wrigley building. The 26 foot Sculpture of Marilyn Monroe is next to the Tribune Tower.

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I love the juxtaposition of the classic architecture with the modern architecture of buildings like the sleek Trump Tower. There’s a great view of the Wrigley Clock from Trump’s 16th floor restaurant aptly named “Sixteen.” They have an outstanding Sunday Brunch so why not celebrate Chicago’s Birthday party there!

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Chicago is a mecca for world-class museums, restaurants and hotels with plenty of “Vino con Vista” opportunities. The Michelin Guide for Chicago was released in November 2011.

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Chicago’s Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival 2014

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English: Wrigley Building clock tower and Tribune Tower from Sixteen at Trump International Hotel and Tower (Chicago) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Need to update your wardrobe? Want to score some deals at a designer trunk show in Chicago this weekend? Head over to the The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival.

Saturday, August 23, 1:00 PM

To kick off our weekend of “Pop-Up Shopping”, Southwest Airlines presents Andy Grammer, live in concert at the John Hancock Plaza (875 N. Michigan Avenue)! Following the concert, enjoy a meet-and-greet with the star (location TBD).

Music on The Magnificent Mile
Starting August 4th, Southwest Airlines will host a sweepstakes on southwest.com/magmile. Enter for your chance to win a trip for two to Chicago to see Andy Grammer perform at The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival Presented by MasterCard, including roundtrip airfare, two-night hotel accommodations at the Talbott Hotel (20 E. Delaware Hotel), a $500 shopping certificate to Bloomingdale’s (900 N. Michigan Avenue) and a meet-and-greet with Andy Grammer.  Sweepstakes registrants will have the opportunity to download Andy Grammer’s new single, “Back Home,” after signing up for the sweepstakes.

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For the first time ever, North Michigan Avenue turns inside out as fashion takes to the streets! Join us for a weekend of unique “pop-up” displays that will line the sidewalks and fill John Hancock Plaza (835 N. Michigan Avenue). Popular brands and major attractions confirmed to participate include Macy’s, American Girl Place, 900 North Michigan Shops, GAP, H2O+, AT&T, Sunglass Hut and Art Institute of Chicago.

CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF SPECIAL SHOPPING OFFERS,
HOTEL PACKAGES AND MORE!

For a full list of events, hotel packages and to purchase tickets for applicable events, visit themagnificentmile.com.

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Magnificent Mile, Chicago, Illinois, USA (Wrigley Building, left; Tribune Tower, right (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Enjoy exclusive offers, shopping perks, designer meet-and-greets, celebrity appearances and special culinary events with live music entertainment and runway shows.

 

WHERE: The Magnificent Mile in Chicago on Michigan Avenue

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Celebrate the 4th of July 2017 in Chicago

Magnificent Chicago

Magnificent Chicago

Map of the location of Magnificent Mile

Map of the location of Magnificent Mile (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Happy Birthday America! Today is your day to be patriotic so celebrate the 241sh birthday of the United States in Chicago.

A great place to watch the festivities for America’s birthday is Washington, D.C. but if you happen to be in Chicago, check out these events.

Happy Birthday America!

Happy Birthday America!

 

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Jay Pritzker Pavillion in Chicago

Jay Pritzker Pavillion in Chicago

Jay Pritzker Pavillion Concert Venue

Jay Pritzker Pavillion Concert Venue

On America’s Birthday, we celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence which occurred on July 4, 1776.  

For this Fourth of July,  Chicago celebrates with plenty of events that salute the birth of our nation’s independence and honor its history.

There are spectacular fireworks at Navy Pier that illuminate the lakefront with a fantastic concert in Millennium Park. Attend a baseball game or the annual Ribfest.

Here are some of the events in Chicago:

 

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4th of July at the Wrigley Building in Magnificent Chicago

4th of July at the Wrigley Building in Magnificent Chicago

Check out the fireworks at Navy Pier

Fireworks at Navy Pier
FREE · 600 E. Grand Ave.

Enjoy a spectacular show of pyrotechnics with a special holiday fireworks display along the downtown lakefront. At Navy Pier beginning at 9:30 pm on Tuesday, July 4, colorful fireworks will light up the sky with a mix of patriotic music in the background. Don’t forget, also at Navy Pier all summer long, catch the free fireworks on Wednesday and Saturday evenings.

PLEASE NOTE: Navy Pier expects to see some of its biggest crowds and at certain points, may reach capacity and close its gates to ensure the safety and comfort of all guests. Plan your visit accordingly and arrive early if you have advance tickets/reservations for performances, dinner or cruises.

 

Freedom Fest 2017 at Navy Pier
Tickets from $39 · 600 E. Grand Ave.

The 4th Annual Freedom Fest is a July 4th event like no other. You are going to celebrate this national holiday on the Navy Pier’s 27,000 square foot rooftop all night long. This event is good for all ages so make sure you bring along the family to really enjoy the night! Enjoy amazing views of Chicago, Lake Michigan, and all of Chicago’s best sights from the Navy Pier’s rooftop. This event is going to feature delicious BBQ food items to satisfy your July 4th cravings. As you view Chicago with your loved ones, you are going to enjoy this year’s top hits provided by your live DJ. Dance and celebrate all night long to your live DJ as you celebrate the most memorable Chicago July 4th night.

Grant Park Music Festival: Independence Day Salute
FREE · Millennium Park · 201 E. Randolph St.

On Tuesday, July 4 from 6:30-8:00 pm, the Grant Park Music Festival presents its annual holiday concert. Bring your family and friends and celebrate the Fourth of July under the stars in Millennium Park at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion with an evening of patriotic favorites, including Stars and Stripes Forever, the 1812 Overture and more. An encore performance will be held on Wednesday, July 5 at 6:30 PM at the South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Drive.

There are more events in and around Chicago:

Here’s a list of suburban fireworks HERE.

 

 

 

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

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Old Republic Building Facade on Magnificent Mile Chicago

Old Republic Building Facade on Magnificent Mile Chicago

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Chicago Tribune Art Festival 2012

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Attend the 21st Annual Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival

WHEN:  7/6/2012 – 7/8/2012

Friday & Saturday 10AM – 6PM and Sunday 10AM – 5PM

Free Admission

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Wrigley Building, the headquarters of the Wrigley Company (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WHERE: Pioneer Court at the Chicago Tribune Tower across from the Wrigley Building.

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