Family-Friendly Fun in Chicago: Summer 2011

Fireworks at the Navy Pier? Fun at the world's largest food festival? There are tons of places to take your family in the Windy City.

The Chicago Air and Water Show

Fireworks at the Navy Pier on Lake Michigan

The Navy Pier has it all, from rides to restaurants, exhibitions to entertainment, shopping to dining cruises and tour boats. The Pier also features fireworks displays that light up the nights with color and sound all summer long.


When: Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m.; Saturdays at 10:15 p.m. until Labor Day

Where: Navy Pier at Lake Michigan, 600 E. Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Cost: Free

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Taste of Chicago

Taste of Chicago is the nation's premier outdoor food festival, showcasing the diversity of Chicago's restaurant culture. The delicious array of food served is complemented by music and exciting activities for the entire family. Every summer since 1980, Chicago's beautiful Grant Park on the city's magnificent lakefront has been home to the world's largest food festival.