Grant Park Summer Shade Festival is this weekend!
Hopefully, it won’t be the summer “take cover from the torrential rain and deadly lightning” festival, but regardless, the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival is usually a good time. There’s food, music, and drinks for the grownups. For the youngsters, there’s storytellers, jugglers, and signing. Children are permitted to eat and drink, too, but it’s unlikely to be much of a draw for them.
Best I can tell, there are no clowns. Some of us are not upset about a likely absence of clowns.
But what about dogs? Can the dogs enjoy the festival? Apparently not. Unless you’re certain attendance will stay below 10,000, you’ll be violating a city ordinance if you bring your pet. It’s like the “fewer than 15 items” line at the store, but with fur. And fines. Maybe it’s nothing like the “fewer than 15 items” line.
The 5k starts at 8am tomorrow; the rest of the festivities begin at 10am. We’ll likely head that way after the runners are finished.