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All over the U.S., fireworks and barbecues are Independence Day hallmarks, but Chicago offers extra fun with the annual African/Caribbean International Festival of Life. This four-day cultural celebration features music, food, dance and fashion from African and Caribbean countries and hosts the best live reggae and calypso shows in the city. This year's 25th annual festival, July 1-4 in Union Park (1501 W. Randolph Street), promises good music and good times for the whole family.

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Forget the typical "dinner and a movie" date this winter without sacrificing the entertainment or dining portions of your fun night out. Concert dining, specifically dining while you enjoy a concert, is becoming more and more popular in Chicago.While we doubt the list stops here, we put together some of the city's best options.

Chicago Gospel Festival

June is a beautiful month in Chicago - just warm and sunny enough to enjoy the outdoors. It's the perfect month to enjoy the Chicago Gospel Music Festival taking place throughout several of the city's parks June 20 through 23. All of the festival events are completely free but, before you go there are a few things you should know.

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