Announcing a new Meetup for Windy City Explorers!
What: Grant Park Art & Celtic Fest
When: September 12,[masked]:00 AM
N Michigan Ave & E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601
Joe Steffen will lead a 2.5 mile walk through the seldom visited gardens on the fringes of Grant Park, where there are many sculptures, statues, and monuments: http://chicago-outdoor-sculptures.blogspot.com/2009/04/grant-park-chicagos-open-frontyard.html
We will follow this route: http://www.walkjogrun.net/routes/current_route.cfm?rid=4C9A822B-F084-BF39-60BF185B4B083083&success=1
Afterwards, we can listen to music and watch Celtic dancing and the Scottish heavy athletics competition including the caber (telephone pole) toss at the free Celtic Fest: http://www.explorechicago.org/city/en/things_see_do/event_landing/special_events/mose/celtic_fest_chicago.html
There is continuous music and dancing on 7 stages. The music is based on the traditional music of Ireland, Scotland and Brittany.Directions:
I recommend that you ride the CTA: see "Plan a trip" on the CTA homepage: http://www.transitchicago.com
You can also take the Metra Electric train to Millennium Station.
If you drive, parking is $19 in the Millennium Park Garage. For directions see: http://millenniumgarages.com/garages/millennium-park/
If you arrive after we have departed, call Joe's cell phone[masked] to find out where we are.
Email Joe with any questions about this walk.
Check this website about an hour before the walk for possible weather cancellation.
Learn more here:http://www.meetup.com/windycityexplorers/calendar/11194889/