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FESTIVAL SEASON BEGINS
Maypole wrapping, keg tapping, haggis tossing: And you thought summer festivals were all cover bands and hot dogs. (Speaking of, Lake View reveals a sense of humor with its inaugural Sausage Fest).
ART, STREET, AND CULTURAL FESTS
June 4–5 Sausage Fest Chicago. Noon–10. $5–$7. Sheffield and Addison. chicagoevents.com.
June 2–5 Maifest Chicago. With Maypole weaving and a Hofbräu keg tapping. Fri at 8. Thu 5–9:30, Fri 5–11, Sat noon–11, Sun noon–10. Free. Lincoln and Leland. mayfestchicago.com.
June 17–18 Scottish Festival and Highland Games. With whiskey samplings and a haggis-hurling contest. Fri 4–10, Sat 8–9. $9–$17. Hamilton Lakes, Interstate 290 and Thorndale, Itasca. chicago-scots.org.
June 18 Hop Juice Festival. Two Brothers taps its summer brew. Sat noon–11. Free. Two Brothers Tap House. 30W315 Calumet, Warrenville. hopjuicefestival.com.
Photography: Edd Westmacott/istockphoto; Thomas Sarradet/istockphoto; Jon Larson/istockphoto; Charles Islander/istockphoto