August 7-8, 2010
Organizer: Star Events
What to expect: Cars, chili and classic music.
Why to go: Everyone needs to escape from time to time. As you check out antique cars and take in the sounds of the '70s, '80s, and '90s, you'll forget all about the problems of the current century. Just don't go so far back that you miss the Windy City Chili Cook-Off.
Additional info: Billed as Chicago's most popular neighborhood festival at over 50,000 people, Retro on Roscoe includes three stages of continuous entertainment, an antique car show, kids' activities and interactive cooking demonstrations from award-winning chefs.
Centerstage Reviewer: Ben Rubenstein