Have lunch in a Japanese garden, on a wooded island oasis, or next to sun-basking turtles - all without leaving town. Browse from our favorite picnic spots and grab a basket!
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The open lawn at the Pritzker Pavilion is a perfect spot to spread a blanket anytime of year, but for a special treat, try a twilight picnic banquet at one of the many free concerts offered on summer evenings. Remind the kids that good behavior equals a nighttime splash around the Crown fountain and they'll be angels. Visit the Grant Park Music Festival's website to get started.