Grab a nicely-spiced slice of Italy with today's side deal: for $5, you get a one-day ticket to this year's Italian Expo (up to a $15 value), to be held at Navy Pier from Friday, September 17 until Sunday, September 19. An annual event, this upcoming lakeside festival (adult tickets are $10 online and $15 at the door; children age 12 and under get in free) will showcase the best of Italy in the Windy City, with more than 100 companies and vendors from Italy and America presenting their wares during the weekend.
Experience the latest in Italian fashion, automobiles, tourism, art, music, and eats at the Italian Expo. Guests can dine on local Italian cuisine, pick up some wine and food samples, or take a portion of the old country home from the Cook Italy Marketplace, and pint-sized Chef Boyardees can also prepare simple dishes or explore the vast kid's area. Interactive cooking demonstrations will be held, as well as numerous competitions and contests. Bring the whole family to this year's Italian Expo to enjoy endless meals, music, and pasta rodeos.
Festival hours are as follows: Friday from 2:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Although reviews for the Italian Expo are still growing, numerous local online and print press outlets featured or mentioned the event, including the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, and Examiner.
Near North Side
600 E Grand Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60611Get Directions