Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Chinatowns Summer Fair: Not Your Usual Neighborhood Fest

It's that time of year and chances are there is some neighborhood fest going on if you're in the mood for that. This past weekend saw that annual Blues fest roll into Grant Park. We didn't spend much time there, but did stroll through. It looked like people were enjoying themselves judging by the amount of dancing on Columbus.

The weekend before was the annual Printers Row Lit Fest.

Recently we read a Tribune article about ten unique neighborhood festivals and it talked about Chinatown's Summer Fair:

Chinatown Summer Fair (July 17). I’ve never been before, but as a newly branded meat eater, I’m psyched to get my hands on whatever’s being offered in the foreground of the annual Lion Dance.

We did a quick youtube search for Chicago Chinatown Lion Dance and stumbled on this:

We've updated our "events in the Sloop" calendar with this one and hopefully we can make it on Sunday, July 17th. Here is the link if you need more info.

Happy festing!


Kirsten said...

It's a very cool event. All the vendors pull things onto the street, so you can just walk down the main street in Chinatown and shop, sip, and eat! It's great.

Anonymous said...

Is the South Loop's "Bash on Wabash" cancelled this year? Every list I receive in the mail or every list of festival's I've seen published (metromix, Red Eye, etc.) doesn't even mention it.