Chicago Turkish Festival

Things to do, Festivals Free
10th Chicago Turkish Festival at Daley Plaza, September 11, 2012
Photograph: Max Herman

Whirling dervishes, folk dancing and Turkish coffee take over Daley Plaza during the annual Chicago Turkish Festival. If all you know is that it's Istanbul and not Constantinople, head on over to this event to eat baklava and orchid ice cream, or shop for jewelry and hand-crafted good. Stick around to sample some beverages in the beer and wine garden before you take in one of the event's colorful fashion shows.