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Air & Water Show in Chicago. The 60th annual free show features aerobatics, extreme flying and parachuting off North Avenue Beach. Aug. 18–19.
Venetian Festival in Lake Geneva, Wis. There's a carnival, arts and crafts fair, firefighter water fight and, on Sunday, a water-ski show followed by a lighted boat parade and fireworks. Aug. 15–19.
Irish Fest in Milwaukee. The nation's largest Irish festival features 100 acts on 16 stages, plus children's activities, red hair and freckle contests and demonstrations by Irish dog breeds. Aug. 16–19.
World War I Weekend in St. Paul, Minn. At Historic Fort Snelling, celebrate the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI. Watch bayonet and grenade drills, attend a women's suffrage rally and stand in a recreated WWI-style trench. Aug. 18–19.
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