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Midway will be taking a break over the summer
After reminiscing with fond memories, Class of 2024 graduates in Rockefeller Chapel

    Festivals by the numbers

    1966

    is when Andersonville’s Midsommarfest was first held

    — andersonville.org

     

    200+ 

    nationally acclaimed artists participate in Old Town Art Fair

    — oldtownartfair.org

     

    $422 million

    Lollapalooza revenue in 2023

    — chicagobusiness.com

     

    1 million

    estimated attendees at the Chicago Pride Parade every year, making it one of the largest Pride parades in the world

    — northalsted.com

     

    1970

    Chicago’s first Pride parade 

    — prideparkchi.com

     

    1978

    first Chicago Jazz Fest

    — choosechicago.com

     

    102 million 

    Americans attend a summer festival annually 

    — arts.gov

     

    250+ artists

    participate in the Chicago Blues Festival

    — chicago.gov

     

    $409

    price of a four-day general admission Lollapalooza pass

    — lollapalooza.com

     

    1 in 3

    music fans attend more than two festivals a year 

    — nielsen.com

    — compiled by Ari Novak

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    Ari Novak
    Ari Novak, Reporter
    Ari Novak is a member of the Class of 2027 and serves as a reporter. She began writing for the Midway in the 2023-24 school year as a ninth grader. Outside of journalism, she enjoys playing piano, listening to music and Duolingo. Awards: 2024 Illinois Journalism Education Association: First place, audio journalism, Audio: Chicago music school experiences boom in business

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