Traditionally held the last weekend in February, the Chicago Maritime Festival is fast approaching. This music festival famously brings together folk artists from the world over to share their craft of song and story telling. This year’s acts include Chesapeake Bay natives Calico Jack, British ex-pat Tom Lewis, and Pacific Island favorite Lanialoha Lee. Special presentations include documentary film screenings, guest lecture series, and plenty of Great Lakes battle history. Learn about shipwreck diving, the War of 1812, and tour some of the newest water-crafts with the latest technology.
Where to Stay
This executive condo a half block from the waterfront is all the nest you need. The location can’t be beat: walk to the water, Lake Shore Drive, and Wrigley Field. The Lakeview Neighborhood is charming and upscale. The a master suit and open floor plan make plenty of room for up to six guests.
Where to Dock
DuSable Harbor is the marina nearest the festival and condo. Chicago has 10 harbors to choose from, so you’re certain to find a spot on the lake that is perfect for your boat. Reserve your slip now to avoid any last minute delays with the excitement of the festival. If you haven’t unfurled your sails on Lake Michigan before, prepare to be impressed with what The Windy City has to offer.
What to Eat
Chicago is famous for it’s pizza pies and hot dogs. Celebrate the city in the spirit of the Maritime Festival with fresh fish. Since you’re vacation condo has a well equipped kitchen, head over to Isaacson & Stein Fish Company’s fresh market to grab your own fresh catch to cook yourself. Literally grab it. They provide the gloves so you can hand pick your own fish. If a meal out is more your style, Yelp.com recommends Catch 35. Head up river to dine there.