Chinatown Summer Fair
Celebrate Chinatown’s 103rd anniversary in the Yer of the Ram. This iconic event is one of the most ethnically unique outdoor events in Chicago and the Midwest. Attracting more than 40,000 people from throughout the region, Chinatown Summer Fair is a true celebration of Far East beauty and culture including food, art and music.
The fair, celebrating its 37th year in 2015, blends old with the new. Visitors experience the revered Lion Dance Procession as well as Chinese classical dance and music, demonstrations of martial arts, and displays of ancient art forms and disciplines. There is also Old and New World music performed by local and regional acts, artisans, food from award-winning neighborhood restaurants, a traveling Childrens’ Museum, a petting zoo, pony rides, a “hot legs” contest for men, a “cutest baby” contest and more.
All of this unique entertainment is packed into one mid-summer Sunday. Visitors leave Summer Fair having experienced a wondrous world of both ancient and modern Chinese pleasures.
Take a trip to China without leaving Chicago historic Chinatown neighborhood.
Spend the day on South Wentworth Street for a plethora of activities as you savor the local Chinese flavors.
WHERE: 2200 – 2400 South Wentworth Avenue Chicago, IL 60616
WHEN: Sunday – July 19, 2015 from 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
PROGRAM OF EVENTS
Located at the MAIN STAGE (23rd Street & Wentworth)
10:00a.m Baby Contest
11:30 a.m. Cirque Shanghai
12:15 p.m. Announcement of Baby Contest Winner
12:45 p.m. Lion Dance Procession
1:00 p.m. Official Welcome/Opening Ceremonies
1:30 p.m. Martial Arts – Ng Family Chinese Martial Arts Assn. Master Sam Ng
2:00 p.m. TINIKLING Philippine Dance – Passport to the Philippines
2:30 p.m. Indian Dance “Jai Ho” –IndianDanceSchool
3:00 p.m. Martial Arts -ShaolinTempleMartial Arts
3:30 p.m. Japanese Drumming – Tsukasa Taiko
4:00 p.m. Martial Arts – Lily Lau Kung Fu School
4:30 p.m. Live Band – Northbrook Garage
5:20 p.m. Live Band – One Night Stand
6:15 p.m. Live Band – Pipe Dream
7:00 p.m. Live Band – Twenty Three-Seven
Click HERE for More Information About the McDonald’s Chinatown Summer Fair.
Printable Program of Events HERE.
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