Ah, summer in Chicago. If it seems like there's a fair or festival every week somewhere in the city and suburbs, that's because there is. But you can't be everywhere, and little feet are good for only so many steps, so we've picked our fifteen not-to-miss summer fests.
It's going to be smaller this year, but the city of Chicago is still promising plenty of yummy eats for visitors. If you'd like to expose your picky eater to a variety of foods, check out "taste portions." Each booth has two choices of smaller-serving food items that cost only two or three tickets, so you can get a kid-size portion. But if you don't think your picky toddler is going to eat anything you buy, go ahead and pack the food and drink they'll eat-the entry-point guards will check bags, but they're looking for alcohol, not juice boxes. Go early to beat the crowds.