If you're looking for a free, family friendly affair for several days in August, head to the Rose Garden Amphitheater—where you’ll be surrounded by 10,000 roses—for the annual Washington Park Summer Festival. The internationally flavored sounds span blues, funk, opera, flamenco, and more with performances beginning at 6pm.
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