I love going to fairs and festivals! Especially if my dogs can come along. Chicago has a ton of summer fests/fairs and many them are dog-friendly. We have many neighborhood festivals in the spring and summer, big city events like the Celtic Fest and Taste of Chicago, and many small fairs and other events in the warm weather-- and a few even when it's not so warm, like the Chinese New Year parade/fest. I love festival food, looking at all the booths, the interesting entertainment they have, and so on... We also have quite a few dog events and festivals in the area which are lots of fun! This weekend we had three parades in the city for St. Patricks Day (Northside, Southside, and Chicago.) One year my Golden Retriever and I got to be in the Chicago St. Patrick's Day parade with our animal-assisted therapy organization, but we usually miss it because it's always the same weekend as the Chicago Pet Expo which we always attend.