The 12 Best Chicago Events in August

by Tom Hermes August 02, 2018

The 12 Best Chicago Events in August

Shockingly enough, the last full month of summer is already upon us. But instead of lamenting the impending end of warmth and sunshine, get out there and check out all that Chicago has to offer in August!

There’s a lot going on, so take a look at some of our favorite events in the Windy City this month:

  1. Brave the crowds and head down to Grant Park for Lollapalooa, August 2-5, featuring headliners such as Bruno Mars, Jack White, The Weeknd, and many, many more!
  2. Hear all of your classical music favorites, including Tchaikovsky, Chopin, and more at Grant Park Music Festival, August 2-19.
  3. Branding itself “Chicago’s Tastiest Bar Crawl,” The Taco Crawl, on August 11, takes you all over River North as you chow down at more than thirteen establishments!
  4. Whether you like your encased meats dragged through the garden, or more depression dog-style with just mustard and onions, get your fill at Chicago Hot Dog Fest in Lincoln Park, August 11-13.
  5. Head to Bronzeville and Washington Park for the annual Bud Billiken Parade on August 12, featuring some of the top dance teams and marching bands from all over the country.
  6. Bring the whole family up to Edison Park Fest, August 18-20, for great music, games, and food for all ages!
  7. Camp out on the beach for the Chicago Air and Water Show, August 19-20, and marvel at the Air Force Thunderbirds, the Army Golden Knights, the Navy Leap Frogs, and more!
  8. Stop by the House of Blues for I AM Fest, August 25, featuring local entertainment and visual performers.
  9. There’s still time to get in shape for the Chicago Triathlon, August 25-26.
  10. Whether you’re looking for your next living room adornment or just in the mood to hit up a food truck, Bucktown Arts Fest on August 25-26 has you covered!
  11. Scarf down all the gyros you can handle at Taste of Greektown, August 25-27.
  12. There’s no better way to close out the month than listening to the smoothest notes around at Chicago Jazz Festival in Millennium Park, August 31-September 3.

What’d we miss? Be sure to let us know!






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