May 26, 2024 - History

Quiz: Chicago summer traditions

Animated illustration of a Chicago Municipal Device with the three spokes rotating out and being replaced by a question mark, which lights up with sparkles in the shape of stars from the Chicago flag.

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

It's time to get out the beach toys and the short-shorts, because summer is finally here.

So let's get into some trivia about parks, barbecues, fairs, street festivals, three-day weekend traditions and, of course, the history of what makes our summers the best in the country.

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