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Chicago Summer Festivals 2012: Bloody Marys, Strawberries, Kung Fu And More (6/22-6/24)

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Summer officially kicked off this week, but in Chicago we've been soaking up the sunshine for weeks with a jam-packed schedule of summer events.

Each Friday throughout the summer, HuffPost Chicago is sharing our five picks for that weekend's must-go festivals. We all know the big-ticket Pride Parade, Gospel Fest and Green Music Fest are up this weekend, so we thought we'd show a little love to some lesser-known, but equally worthwhile festivals around town.

Need still more options? The city maintains a relatively thorough calendar of neighborhood festivals throughout Chicago.

Have another favorite you'll be hitting up that we missed? Let us know in the comments.

Photo by Eden Hensley Silverstein on Flickr.

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