Ginza Holiday Festival
Subway: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Sedgwick$6, students and seniors $5, kids under 12 free
Event Info: (312) 943-7801 ginzachicago.com
Throw on a yukata, the summer kimono, at this 57th annual celebration. Meet and buy crafts from master craftsmen called Waza. Live martial arts, cultural songs, classical dances and Japanese food give Chicago a taste of Japan. Get to the fest early Saturday before the entrance fee rises to $10 at 7pm for Yoko Noge's Japanesque Band.