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Festivals in Chicago

Cultural, Arts & Educational Festivals in Chicago

The best things to do in the world include attending top-notch festivals in Chicago. Be it a rocking music festival or scrumptious food festival in Chicago, you will have a gala time of your life with a few of your close friends or your family. With the best of fun, entertainment, and food, the experience in festivals lets the enthusiasts immerse in the local culture and vibe. Ranging from the biggest outdoor beach parties to crazy music festivals, the festivals fall under various categories to suit everybody’s tastes. If you are looking for the best events and festivals in Chicago listed on one platform - we have you covered. Immerse yourself in the mega dance festivals, electrifying music festivals, theatre & film festivals, quirky local festivals and more with us!

Upcoming Festivals Events in Chicago

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Big Data and Hadoop Administrator Certification Training in Chicago, IL

Regus Business Centre , Chicago, IL, Chicago, IL, United States

Mon Apr 22 2019 at 09:00 am to Fri Apr 26 2019 at 05:00 pm

SUNN O))) / Papa M @ Rockefeller Chapel

Rockefeller Chapel , 5850 South Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, United States

Mon Apr 22 2019 at 07:00 pm to Tue Apr 23 2019 at 06:00 am

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Fair Housing: Our Impact, Our Opportunity

Chase Tower , 10 S Dearborn St, Chicago, Illinois 60603, Chicago, United States

Tue Apr 23 2019
08:30 am to 11:00 am

Fair Housing: Our Impact, Our Opportunity

Chase Auditorium , 10 S. Dearborn St., Chicago, United States

Tue Apr 23 2019
09:30 am to 12:00 pm

UIC's Veteran Health and Wellness Fair

Student Center East , Illinois Room, 750 South Halsted Street, Chicago, United States

Tue Apr 23 2019
10:00 am to 01:00 pm
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Mary Scruggs Works By Women Festival

The Second City Training Center , 230 W North Ave., Chicago, United States

Tue Apr 23 2019 at 11:00 am to Wed Apr 24 2019 at 12:00 am

Kashmir: Is There a Way Forward?

Harris School of Public Policy , 1307 East 60th Street, Chicago, United States

Tue Apr 23 2019
12:30 pm to 01:45 pm

Property Owner Workshop - Fair Housing and Tenant Screening ... It’s the Law

Avalon Branch Library , 8148 S. Stony Island Avenue, Chicago, United States

Tue Apr 23 2019
03:00 pm to 05:00 pm

Harris Passover Seder

University of Chicago Hillel , 5715 South Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, United States

Tue Apr 23 2019
06:30 pm to 09:30 pm

A Purple Touch: LiV Warfield Honors Prince

City Winery Chicago , 1200 W Randolph St, Chicago, Illinois 60607, Chicago, United States

Tue Apr 23 2019
07:00 pm to 07:01 pm

Taylor Williamson

Zanies Comedy Club Chicago , 1548 N Wells St, Chicago, Illinois 60610, Chicago, United States

Tue Apr 23 2019
07:00 pm to 08:30 pm

Lesbian Speed Dating in Chicago | MyCheeky GayDate Singles Events

Juniper Spirits | The Claridge House , 1244 North Dearborn Parkway, Chicago, United States

Tue Apr 23 2019
08:00 pm to 10:00 pm

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Chicago Center for Arts and Technology Spring Health Care and Manufacturing Career Fair

1701 W 13th Street , 13th and Paulina (Between 13th st and Hastings), Chicago, United States

Wed Apr 24 2019
10:00 am to 02:00 pm

Law Jobs For Humans, An Alternative Legal Career Fair

160 E Pearson St , Chicago, IL 60611-2308, United States

Wed Apr 24 2019
11:30 am to 05:30 pm

Law Jobs For Humans - A Career Fair For Futurists

Ritz Carlton Water Tower Place , 160 East Pearson Street, Chicago, United States

Wed Apr 24 2019
01:00 pm to 07:00 pm

1893 World’s Fair Tour with Bars

Inside the main lobby of Congress Plaza Hotel , 520 S Michigan Ave, Chicago,, United States

Wed Apr 24 2019
01:00 pm to 03:45 pm

IN REALITY + Q&A with director/star Ann Lupo

The Logan Theatre , 2646 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, United States

Wed Apr 24 2019
07:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Conscious Light: Documentary Film on Adi Da Samraj - Chicago, IL

Harold Washington Library Center , Chicago Public Library, 400 South State Street, Chicago, United States

Wed Apr 24 2019
07:00 pm to 08:30 pm

Apr 25 2019

Health, Wellness, and Resource Fair

Universal Family Connection , 1350 West 103rd Street, Chicago, United States

Thu Apr 25 2019
10:00 am to 01:30 pm

Job Fair - Waukegan, IL

671 S Lewis Ave , Waukegan, IL 60085, North Chicago, United States

Thu Apr 25 2019
12:00 pm to 02:00 pm

Navigating The Sales Circuit

Stage 18 Chicago , 2558 West 16th Street, Chicago, United States

Thu Apr 25 2019
12:00 pm to 01:30 pm

Community Job Fair sponsored by Catholic Charities

914 8th St , Waukegan, IL 60085-7301, United States, North Chicago, United States

Thu Apr 25 2019
12:00 pm to 02:00 pm

Helping To End Homelessness Resource Fair

513 W. Chicago Ave. East Chicago , IN, East Chicago, United States

Thu Apr 25 2019 at 02:00 pm to Fri Apr 26 2019 at 06:00 pm

Happy Hour Meet & Hire: Data Scientists, UX Designers & Web Developers

TechNexus , 20 N Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago, United States

Thu Apr 25 2019
05:00 pm to 07:00 pm
Thu Apr 25 2019
06:00 pm to 08:30 pm

“LEONARDO’S PARADISE: a Masterpiece of Theatre, Science, and Wonder at the Sforza’s Court”

Italian Cultural Institute , 500 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, United States

Thu Apr 25 2019
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Career Networking Experience

1871 , 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, United States

Thu Apr 25 2019
06:30 pm to 08:30 pm

The Dip w/ Moorea Masa & The Mood [at] Chop Shop, 4/25

Chop Shop , 2033 W North Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647, Chicago, United States

Thu Apr 25 2019 at 07:00 pm to Fri Apr 26 2019 at 12:00 am

Apr 26 2019

Second Annual Harold Washington College Music Festival

30 E Lake St , 30 East Lake Street, Chicago, United States

Fri Apr 26 2019
12:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Musicians of the CSO @ The Chicago Temple

Chicago Temple , 77 W. Washington, Chicago, United States

Fri Apr 26 2019
12:00 pm to 01:00 pm

Windy City Horrorama: Part 2 - April 26th-28th, 2019

Davis Theater , 4614 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625, Chicago, United States

Fri Apr 26 2019 at 03:00 pm to Sun Apr 28 2019 at 10:59 pm

Closing Performance Marathon: Toward the Unsound

201 East Ontario Street , Chicago, IL 60611, United States

Fri Apr 26 2019
03:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Wine Fest

Daley Plaza Chicago Loop , Chicago, Illinois 60641, Chicago, United States

Fri Apr 26 2019
03:30 pm to 07:30 pm

Performance Marathon: Toward the Unsound

The Arts Club of Chicago , 201 East Ontario Street, Chicago, United States

Fri Apr 26 2019
04:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Germany Week Wine Fest

Daley Plaza , 50 West Washington Street, Chicago, United States

Fri Apr 26 2019
04:30 pm to 08:30 pm

Germany Week Grand Opening

Daley Plaza , 50 West Washington Street, Chicago, United States

Fri Apr 26 2019
05:00 pm to 06:30 pm

ChiTeen Lit Fest: April 26-27, 2019

Friday: Harold Washington Library Center , 401 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago, United States

Fri Apr 26 2019 at 06:00 pm to Sat Apr 27 2019 at 06:30 pm

CineYouth Festival 2019

Music Box Theatre , 3733 North Southport Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60613, Chicago, United States

Fri Apr 26 2019
06:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Thriftworks w/ Frequent & Meso [at] Avondale Music Hall

Avondale Music Hall , 3336 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60641, Chicago, United States

Fri Apr 26 2019 at 07:00 pm to Sat Apr 27 2019 at 01:00 am

Soufra: Chicago Palestine Film Festival

Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago , 164 N State St, Chicago, Illinois 60601, Chicago, United States

Fri Apr 26 2019
07:00 pm to 08:30 pm

Back Room Comedy-April 2019 Showcase

aliveOne , 2683 North Halsted Street, Chicago, United States

Fri Apr 26 2019
09:00 pm to 11:00 pm

#2: Dave Maher New Comedy Show-in-Progress

Nox Arca Theatre , 4001 North Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago, United States

Fri Apr 26 2019
09:00 pm to 11:30 pm

Apr 27 2019

Chicago Pet Show - (Limited COMP Tickets)

Chicago , Illinois, United States

Sat Apr 27 2019 at 09:00 am to Sun Apr 28 2019 at 04:00 pm

McKinley Park Earth Day Clean-Up

McKinley Park , 2210 West Pershing Road, Chicago, United States

Sat Apr 27 2019
09:00 am to 12:00 pm

SCSDD's Career Fair

R.I.S.E , 405 Ashland Ave, Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411, Chicago Heights, United States

Sat Apr 27 2019
09:00 am to 01:00 pm

Northside Housing Fair 2019

Northside Community Development Corporation , 1530 W Morse Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60626, Chicago, United States

Sat Apr 27 2019
09:00 am to 01:00 pm

SCSDD Career Fair

RISE , 405 Ashland Avenue, Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411, Chicago Heights, United States

Sat Apr 27 2019
09:00 am to 01:00 pm

Northside Housing Fair 2019

Harry S Truman College , 1145 West Wilson Avenue, Chicago, United States

Sat Apr 27 2019
10:00 am to 02:00 pm

Free Pet Health Fair

Chicago Police 22nd District , 1900 W Moneterey, Chicago, Illinois 60643, Chicago, United States

Sat Apr 27 2019
10:00 am to 02:00 pm

Sustainable: An Earth Week Mini Film Fest Event

Garfield Park Conservatory , 300 North Central Park Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60624, Chicago, United States

Sat Apr 27 2019
10:00 am to 12:30 pm

FH Jerk Popup

918 S Western Ave , Chicago, IL 60612-4136, United States

Sat Apr 27 2019
10:00 am to 09:00 pm

Chicago Tequila & Sangria Festival

Alhambra Palace Restaurant , Chicago, United States

Sat Apr 27 2019
10:45 am to 05:00 pm

FH Jerk Pop Up

FH Jerk Test Kitchen , 918 South Western Avenue, Chicago, United States

Sat Apr 27 2019
11:00 am to 02:00 pm

Chicago Tequila & Sangria Festival

Alhambra Palace Restaurant , 1240 West Randolph Street, Chicago, United States

Sat Apr 27 2019
11:45 am to 06:00 pm

Chicago Rum Festival 2019

Logan Square Auditorium , 2539 N Kedzie Blvd, Chicago, Illinois 60647, Chicago, United States

Sat Apr 27 2019
12:00 pm to 06:00 pm

Academic Fair for Saudi Graduation 2019

Spertus Institute , 610 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, United States

Sat Apr 27 2019
01:00 pm to 04:00 pm

Career fair in the Saudi Graduation Ceremony

Spertus Institute , 610 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, United States

Sat Apr 27 2019
01:00 pm to 04:00 pm

Maypole Folk Festival feat. Sam Amidon, The Western Elstons & more!

The Empty Bottle , 1035 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622, Chicago, United States

Sat Apr 27 2019 at 01:00 pm

Maypole Folk Festival 2019 @ The Empty Bottle

The Empty Bottle , 1035 North Western Avenue, Chicago, United States

Sat Apr 27 2019 at 02:00 pm to Sun Apr 28 2019 at 06:00 am

Dames & Drams Whisk(e)y Festival with Women Who Whiskey Chicago

Warehouse Liquors , 634 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago, United States

Sat Apr 27 2019
03:00 pm to 06:00 pm

Robot Ninja (1989) - 30th Anniversary Screening!

Davis Theater , 4614 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625, Chicago, United States

Sat Apr 27 2019
03:00 pm to 05:00 pm

CineYouth 2019 | A New Outlook: LGBTQ

Music Box Theatre , 3733 N Southport Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60613, Chicago, United States

Sat Apr 27 2019
03:15 pm to 04:15 pm

Celebracion del dia del niño 2019

Paris Banquet Hall , 1492 Lewis Ave, North Chicago, Illinois 60064, North Chicago, United States

Sat Apr 27 2019 at 04:00 pm to Sun Apr 28 2019 at 01:00 am

CineYouth 2019 | Up Past Bedtime: Horror

Music Box Theatre , 3733 N Southport Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60613, Chicago, United States

Sat Apr 27 2019
04:30 pm to 05:30 pm

Lunar Tide Music & Arts Festival

Riverside Complex , 2343 S Throop St, Chicago, Illinois 60608, Chicago, United States

Sat Apr 27 2019 at 05:00 pm

Peach Presents: PlayBOI Roller Disco & Pajama Party (The Launch)

Chicago Athletic Association Hotel , 12 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603, Chicago, United States

Sat Apr 27 2019
05:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Before the Flood (April 27 @Jackson Park Fieldhouse)

Jackson Park Fieldhouse , 6401 South Stony Island Avenue, Chicago, United States

Sat Apr 27 2019
05:00 pm to 07:30 pm

Fancy A Go? Speed Dating in Chicago | Singles Saturday Event | Hosted by Speed Chicago Dating

Suite Lounge , 1446 North Wells Street, Chicago, United States

Sat Apr 27 2019
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Saturday Event Night | Singles Dating in Chicago | MyCheekyDate Speed Dating

Suite Lounge , 1446 North Wells Street, Chicago, United States

Sat Apr 27 2019
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Do You Relish? Saturday Singles Event | Speed Dating Night in Chicago | Relish Speed Dating

Suite Lounge , 1446 North Wells Street, Chicago, United States

Sat Apr 27 2019
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Chicago | Speed Dating Event | Saturday Night for Singles | Fancy A Go?

Juniper Spirits | The Claridge House , 1244 N Dearborn Pkwy, Chicago, United States

Sat Apr 27 2019
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

MyCheekyDate Speed Dating | Singles Night Event in Chicago | As Seen on NBC and Bravo!

Juniper Spirits | The Claridge House , 1244 N Dearborn Pkwy, Chicago, United States

Sat Apr 27 2019
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Speed Dating Event for Singles in Chicago | Saturday Night | Presented to you by Relish Speed Dating

Juniper Spirits | The Claridge House , 1244 N Dearborn Pkwy, Chicago, United States

Sat Apr 27 2019
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Comedy Night- Last Saturday Laughs

The WaterHole , 1400 S. WESTERN, Chicago, United States

Sat Apr 27 2019
07:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Idle Hands (1999) - 20th Anniversary Screening w/ Director Q&A

Davis Theater , 4614 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625, Chicago, United States

Sat Apr 27 2019
07:10 pm to 09:20 pm

Perpetual Groove w/ CBDB & Zoofunkyou [at] Bottom Lounge, 4/27

Bottom Lounge , 1375 W Lake St, Chicago, Illinois 60607, Chicago, United States

Sat Apr 27 2019 at 08:00 pm to Sun Apr 28 2019 at 12:00 am

Marcus Rezak's Shred Is Dead w members of Mungion, FGC, UJB!

Tonic Room , 2447 N. Halsted, Chicago, Illinois 60614, Chicago, United States

Sat Apr 27 2019 at 08:00 pm to Sun Apr 28 2019 at 12:00 am

Apr 28 2019

Festival del Niño en Chicago

2420 S Wood St , Chicago, IL 60608-5306, United States

Sun Apr 28 2019
09:00 am to 05:00 pm

CineYouth 2019 | Neighboring Worlds: International

Music Box Theatre , 3733 N Southport Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60613, Chicago, United States

Sun Apr 28 2019
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Michelada Fest Pop-Up Fundraiser 2019

National Museum of Mexican Art , 1852 West 19th Street, Chicago, United States

Sun Apr 28 2019
12:00 pm to 03:00 pm

CineYouth 2019 | Weight of the World: Drama

Music Box Theatre , 3733 N Southport Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60613, Chicago, United States

Sun Apr 28 2019
12:30 pm to 01:45 pm

CineYouth 2019 | Young Visionaries: Experimental

Music Box Theatre , 3733 N Southport Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60613, Chicago, United States

Sun Apr 28 2019
01:45 pm to 03:00 pm

Rudolph Ganz Festival – Music by Rudolph Ganz and Friends

PianoForte Studios , 1335 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, United States

Sun Apr 28 2019
02:30 pm to 05:00 pm

CineYouth 2019 | Cinema of Chicago

Music Box Theatre , 3733 N Southport Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60613, Chicago, United States

Sun Apr 28 2019
03:30 pm to 04:45 pm

Mexico in a Bottle Chicago

Logan Square Auditorium , 2539 North Kedzie Boulevard, Chicago, United States

Sun Apr 28 2019
04:00 pm to 07:00 pm

Apr 29 2019

Option: Anne La Berge and Amanda Schoofs

Experimental Sound Studio , 5925 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60660, Chicago, United States

Mon Apr 29 2019
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Apr 30 2019

Coworking Meetup Day

2112 Inc (A Coworking Space) , 4245 N. Knox Ave, Chicago, United States

Tue Apr 30 2019
09:00 am to 05:00 pm

Union Trades Career Fair

Prairie State College , 202 S Halsted St, Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411, Chicago Heights, United States

Tue Apr 30 2019
09:00 am to 01:00 pm

Peer Pitch Midwest

Columbia College Chicago , 1104 S. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, United States

Tue Apr 30 2019 at 10:00 am to Wed May 01 2019 at 03:00 pm

2019 GradFest Career Fair

10001 S Woodlawn Ave , 10001 South Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, United States

Tue Apr 30 2019
11:00 am to 02:00 pm

The Paths of Exile: Mexico, A Welcoming Country

Social Sciences Research Building , Room 201, 1126 E 59th St, Chicago, United States

Tue Apr 30 2019
12:30 pm to 01:50 pm

Fair Housing for Individuals with Disabilities

Cook County Law Library , 50 West Washington Street, Chicago, United States

Tue Apr 30 2019
02:00 pm to 03:00 pm

Concert: Der lange Schatten

Germany Week at Daley Plaza , 50 W Washington St, Chicago, United States

Tue Apr 30 2019
06:00 pm to 07:00 pm

Warriors of America Black Tie Gala Salsa Tuesday

Alhambra Palace Restaurant , 1240 West Randolph Street, Chicago, United States

Tue Apr 30 2019 at 07:00 pm to Wed May 01 2019 at 02:00 am

19th Ward Fair Housing Workshop

Beverly Area Planning Association , 1987 West 111th Street, Chicago, United States

Tue Apr 30 2019
07:00 pm to 09:00 pm

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Trivia at Pinstripes Chicago

Pinstripes , 435 East Illinois Street, Chicago, United States

Tue Apr 30 2019
07:30 pm to 09:30 pm

Speed Dating in Chicago | Singles Event | As Seen on BravoTV, VH1 & NBC!

Juniper Spirits | The Claridge House , 1244 N Dearborn Pkwy, Chicago, United States

Tue Apr 30 2019
08:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Chicago Speed Dating | Fancy A Go? | Singles Events

Juniper Spirits | The Claridge House , 1244 N Dearborn Pkwy, Chicago, United States

Tue Apr 30 2019
08:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Do You Relish? | Speed Dating in Chicago | Singles Event

Juniper Spirits | The Claridge House , 1244 N Dearborn Pkwy, Chicago, United States

Tue Apr 30 2019
08:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Festivals in Chicago

The third most populous city of the United States packs in the ultimate festivals of all time and is one of the most sought destinations for festivals ranging from Chicago music festivals, Chicago street festivals, Chicago art festival, Chicago lights festival to Chicago fall festivals. You will never run out of things to do in Chicago, the city of countless festivals which attracts a tumultuous crowd throughout the year.


Music festivals in Chicago

The city of Chicago, famed for its unparalleled music festivals hosts the World Music Festival every year. With a footfall of over 650,000 each year and more than 650 celebrated artists, this multiple location eleven-day music fest attracts melomaniacs from all over the globe.   Lollapalooza is Chicago's largest music festival hosting an estimated 100,000 music fanatics each day from all over the world. Presenting 180 plus renowned artists, delicacies from local restaurants and non-stop supply of beer, this is the best summer festival to watch out for in Chicago. This city, otherwise known as the “Blue Capital”, is home to the largest free blues festival in the world, the Chicago Blues Festival and is also one of Chicago’s top music festivals that brings forth the best blues artists in the music world. 

For the music lovers out there, searching for music from their favourite bands, all-time legendary artists and mainstream performers, you are at the right place if you are at the Pitchfork Music Festival which is an annual event held at Union Park. The annual Chicago Jazz Festival celebrates legendary jazz artists and contemporary improvisers. This free concert is held at Chicago Culture Centre and Millennium Park and also visits local music venues. North Coast Music Festival held at Union Park is the perfect Chicago music festival for EDM lovers.


Film Festivals of Chicago

Owing to Chicago’s long and acclaimed cinematic history ranging from Charlie Chaplin to The Big Sick, the most prestigious and glamorous film festivals are befittingly held in Chicago itself. The Chicago International Film festival which is the longest-running film festival of North America welcomes coveted artists and filmmakers every year and showcases 150 films from over 50 countries. The Chicago Underground film festival, the oldest underground film festival of Chicago brings the spotlight on some of the most talented independent filmmakers each year. The Chicago Latino Film Festival showcases the best 100 Latin films of social and cultural significance from Latin America, Spain, Portugal and the United States. 


Street and Food Festivals of Chicago 

The largest food festival of Chicago and the world, flaunting the diversity in the nation’s food culture is the Taste of Chicago festival held at Grant Park. The mouthwatering dishes served here are accompanied by music and other fun activities for a splendid weekend with your gang or family. Speaking of food, how can one forget the popular Chicago food truck festival in Chicago? The notable ones include Pilsen Food Truck Social which offers sample tickets for tasting before eating and the Chicago Food Truck Fest which boasts the most diverse food truck menu with fifty-something trucks to fulfil every craving. The Randolph Street Market Festival of Chicago held from May to September is one of its kind with more than a hundred vendors gathering under one roof to sell antiquities like houseware, furniture, vintage clothes, kitchenware and jewellery. The fest is complemented by a food market and a beer garden. The famous Do-Division Street Fest packs two live stages, unlimited food, a variety of local vendors with a ceaseless supply of beer and a separate family fun fest area. This festival showcases the Do fashion and local designers and DJ events. 


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