Chicago Maritime Festival
1601 N. Clark St.
Cost: Daytime activities $14. Concert $20. Early bird and group discounts available.
Hours: Daytime activities 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Evening concert 7 p.m. Feb. 22, 2014
The festival features a taste of almost every aspect of life on or near the water in Chicago through seminars, workshops, and concerts on topics including maritime history, shipwreck diving, battles at sea, water safety, weather forecasting, model ships, commercial shipping, canoes and kayaks, maritime music, marine art, and much more. Activities for younger sailors include model boat building, songs for younger sailors, and "How to be an Underwater Detective."