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September 9, 2011 4:52 PM

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Lincoln Park Art Fair

Let there be art! This weekend, there’s an art fair in just about every neighborhood. Art not your thing? Check out the Mexican Independence Day parade or the amazing food at the German-American Fest. There’s a little something for everyone going on around town this weekend.

German-American Fest

When: September 9-11

Where: Lincoln Plaza
6540 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL
www.germanday.com

Admission: FREE

The annual Von Steuben Parade is the German American event of the year. Hundreds of participants march, dance, play music or ride the floats down Lincoln Avenue. After the parade, join the festivities later at the German-American Fest. This year’s fest is sure to have the best of German food music.

Mexican Flag

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Mexican Independence Day

When: September 10th / Parade starts at 12:00PM

Where: Mexican Independence Day Parade
Columbus Dr. & Balbo Dr.
Chicago, IL
chicago.cbslocal.com

Parades really do rock! Head downtown next to Buckingham Fountain for a day of fun at the Mexican Independence Day Parade. For more ways to celebrate, check out the Mexican Independence Day Guide here.

Lakeview Festival Of The Arts

When: September 9-10

Where: Lakeview East
Along Broadway from Belmont to Roscoe
www.lakevieweastfestivalofthearts.com

The 2011 Lakeview East Festival of the Arts showcases more than 150 artists featuring world class original paintings, sculpture, photography, furniture, jewelry and more.

Artists in almost every medium will be represented including photography, printmaking, mixed media, ceramics, clay, collage, fiber, glass, sculpture, furniture and more. Unique and original artwork is on sale in all price ranges.

14th Annual Lincoln Park Art Faire

When: September 10-11

Where: Lincoln Park Cultural Center
N Clark Street & Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
www.explorechicago.org

Admission: Free

The Chicago Park District and Lincoln Park Cultural Center will present the 14h annual Lincoln Park Art Faire at the Lincoln Park Cultural Center, 2045 N. Lincoln Park West, Saturday, Sept. 10, and Sunday, Sept. 11, from 11 am to 6 pm.

Live music will be performed on stage from 11 am to 6 pm each day of the festival.

Renegade Craft Fair

When: September 10-11

Where: Division Street
Wicker Park
Chicago, IL
www.renegadecraft.com/chicago

Admission: Free

At the Renegade Craft Fair you can expect to find only the best indie-craft and DIY artisans. Featuring both local and national talent, shoppers can anticipate a vast array of independently designed jewelry, clothing, paper goods, home + garden goods, posters, artwork, plush objects, bath + body products, and so much more!

Lauren Wulf, CBS Local Chicago
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