51st Annual Venetian Night Saturday, July 26, 2008
7:45pm - Dramatic re-enactment of air/sea rescue
8:25pm - Lima Lima (out of Naperville) flyover
8:30pm - Boat Parade
9:30pm - Fireworks
Approximately 35 boats will be decorated with lights and props as they sail along beautiful Lake Michigan, between the Shedd Aquarium at Roosevelt Road and the Chicago Yacht Club at Monroe Street. People of all ages stake out spots along the lakefront as early as 9 a.m. to ensure a good view of the event. With an expected attendance of 675,000, public transportation, walking or biking to Venetian Night is suggested.
Venetian Night is the longest running event that the City of Chicago produces, and was once a multiple day event that featured a beauty pageant and parade on State Street in addition to the lighted boat parade and fireworks show on the waterfront.
A special thank you to the Chicago Yachting Association.
Sponsors: Presenting Sponsor 93XRT, Chicago Tribune, CTA
GRANT PARK MUSIC FESTIVAL: VENETIAN NIGHT PROGRAM
LUCIANO PAVAROTTI TRIBUTE CONCERT
SATURDAY, JULY 26, 6:30PM
Vittorio Grigolo, Tenor
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Grant Park Orchestra; Vittorio Grigolo, Tenor; TBD, Soprano
The Italian singing sensation and an heir to Luciano Pavarotti’s throne as the king of tenors presents a program of familiar opera arias, Neapolitan songs and pop opera hits from his debut album, Vittorio.
Source: City of Chicago website
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