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Here are some of the festivals happening along the I-94 corridor as we head into July:

Taste of Chicago

When: July 10 to 14

Where: Grant Park, 337 E. Randolph St. in Chicago

Known for: An enormous variety of food — and enormous crowds. Taste of Chicago is the world’s largest food festival and the largest festival in Chicago. Non-food-related events include live music on multiple stages. Admission is free.

More information: www.cityofchicago.org

Bastille Days

When: July 11 to 14

Where: Cathedral Square Park, 520 E. Wells St. in Milwaukee

Known for: This French-themed celebration kicks off with the Storming of the Bastille 5K Run, possibly the best name for a fun run. The free street fest also features live music, French cuisine and a 43-foot Eiffel Tower replica.

More information: www.easttown.com

Milwaukee Air and Water Show

When: July 27-28

Where: Milwaukee’s lakefront

Known for: Thrills in air and on the water. The show features the U.S. Air Force Jet Demonstration Squadron, the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team and the U.S. Navy Seals Parachute Team, among others.

More information: mkeairwatershow.com

Festa Italiana

When: July 19 to 21

Where: Henry W. Maier Festival Park, 200 N. Harbor Drive in Milwaukee

Known for: Cannoli eating contest, cooking demonstrations, bocce tournament and live music on four separate stages.

More information: www.festaitaliana.com

German Fest

When: July 26 to 28

Where: Henry W. Maier Festival Park, 200 N. Harbor Drive in Milwaukee

Known for: Festival mainstays are bratwurst, beer and potato pancakes. You’ll also find oompah-pah bands.

More information: www.germanfest.com

Brady Street Festival

When: 11 a.m. to midnight July 27

Where: Brady Street, between Van Buren Street and Farwell Avenue, Milwaukee

Known for: Four stages featuring local bands.

More information: bradystreet.org

Chicago Air and Water Show

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 17-18

Where: North Avenue Beach, 1600 N. Lake Shore Drive in Chicago

Known for: Thrilling formation flying and water stunts — and enormous crowds.

More information: www.cityofchicago.org

Mexican Fiesta

When: Aug. 23 to 25

Where: Henry W. Maier Festival Park, 200 N. Harbor Drive in Milwaukee

Known for: Since it began in 1973 as a south side street festival to celebrate Mexican Independence Day, Mexican Fiesta has evolved into one of Wisconsin’s largest Mexican festivals and a showcase for the Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation, which sponsors the event in an effort to award scholarships.

More information: www.mexicanfiesta.org

Chicago Jazz Festival

When: Aug. 23 to Sept. 1

Where: Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., and Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St. in Chicago along with other venues across the city

Known for: Free admission to dozens of performances with the best of the best in jazz.

More information: www.cityofchicago.org

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