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Chicagoans come alive again once May rolls around, shaking off the winter doldrums and exploring the city as the days get longer and warmer. You can make the most of spring sunshine by relaxing at a number of newly-opened rooftop bars in Chicago or sampling brews at the string of Chicago beer festivals happening this month. Lovers of the outdoors will also want to spend time in Chicago's best parks, one of which is hosting a kite festival for kids. On days when the weather still feels a little more like winter (because it's Chicago, there are certain to be a few), check out indoor attractions like an affordable art fair at the Chicago Board of Trade or the Art Institute's Monet exhibition. Regardless of what the forecast may throw at us this month, you won't want to miss the best things to do in May.
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