The Ravinia Festival, taking place June 13 to September 1 in Highland Park, "is the perfect place to start your summer festival tour.
I always loved the thought of going to a Balloon Festival, especially with the balloons in various shapes like a giant Macy's parade gone wild. Fresh Joe is trying to arrange a balloon ride in early September so I look forward to taking some photos of that adventure. A little closer to home is Quebec's Montgolfieres International Balloon Festival from August 8-16.
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