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Summer storms are brief but dramatic, and provide relief from humidity. Winter brings blizzards. 0 0 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec SEPTEMBER Chicago Jazz Festival (Labor Day weekend), Grant Park (pp84–5). Swing to the lively sounds of renowned jazz musicians and singers. Around the Coyote (second weekend), Wicker Park (p114). Arts festival and gallery tours. Celtic Fest Chicago (mid-Sep), Grant Park (pp84–5). A celebration of Celtic music. Mexican Independence Day Parade (mid-Sep), Little Pumpkins at a local farmers’ market, a telltale sign of autumn AUTUMN Autumn is an invigorating season in Chicago.
His partnership with John Wellborn Root (1850–91) led to buildings such as the Rookery (see p42), a stunning early skyscraper. His later partnership with designer Charles Atwood (1849–95) resulted in the groundbreaking Reliance Building (see p50). Burnham was in charge of designing the 1893 World’s Fair. However, it is for the 1909 Plan of Chicago he coauthored that he is best known. This document of civic planning became the vision for Chicago, proposing a series of riverfront public spaces and the widening of major roads to make the downtown easily accessible.
Old Town Art Fair (second weekend), 1800 W block of Lincoln Park W. Artists from around the world display and sell their work. Wells Street Art Festival (second weekend), Wells St between Division and North aves. Crafts and fine art on display and for sale. Ravinia Music Festival (midJun–mid-Sep), Ravinia Park. Dozens of performances in all musical styles (p170). 18th Street Cultural Festival (third weekend), 1617 W 18th St. Tastes, sights, and sounds of Hispanic culture. Gay and Lesbian Pride Parade (fourth Sun), from Lakeview (p114) to Lincoln Park.