This town on Lake Michigan attracts half a million people to events that include air shows, an arts fair, music, races, the big Cherry Royale Parade and many contests, including pie-eating and pit-spitting.
The big free festival in Grant Park offers lots of food and music.
The festival in this Swedish town just north of the Twin Cities features fireworks, a car show and a parade.
Professional musicians, many of them world-famous, offer free classical concerts in Millennium Park's beautiful Pritzker Pavilion.
The festival is virtual this year.