Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
The “Great Chicago Fire Festival” will launch in October 2014, and feature acrobatic performances, live music, and a river parade of art, dance, and fire.
The Taste of Chicago next year will be only five days, and will again feature reserved seats and specially-prepared food for an extra price, according to published reports.
A couple of Chicago’s home girls will headline this year’s truncated music lineup for the Taste of Chicago.
The city has extended the deadline for restaurants to apply for spots at the new, scaled-down Taste of Chicago – in hopes of drawing more interest.
City officials are declaring Monday “Bill Kurtis Day” in Chicago.