As we head into the last month before school starts, let’s make sure we get as much out of the month as possible. Here is your jam packed Chicago event calendar for August.
Every Saturday participate in the lawn workouts down in Millenium Park. This runs until September 6th. Every morning they start at 7 with Tai Chi, then every hour following have Yoga, Pilates, and Zumba®.
Chicago Farmers Markets August 7
Summers in Chicago mean Farmers markets. With markets spread out across the city, most neighborhoods will have their own markets. Discover the local produce that farmers around the Midwest bring to Chicago to enjoy fruits, vegetable, flowers, and more. This is your chance to get fresh produce right off the truck.
Lincoln Park Zoo Adults Night Out August 8
Ever want to go the Lincoln Park zoo without the kids? Then this is your evening. A full evening of fun activities, bars, and animal expert chats. Explore the zoo without the massive crowds.
Chicago Hot Dog Fest August 9
The second annual Chicago hot dog fest happens at the Chicago History Museum. A fun time with multiple hot dog vendors, beer, and live music. Plus, you have the beautiful Chicago History Museum and Lincoln Park Zoo around you. How can you go wrong?
Blue Man Group Throughout august
While not solely an august event, what better time to watch men in blue entertain you through their eclectic comedy and musical style. They are one of the most innovative groups in the world, and you have the chance to watch them live in Chicago at the Briar Street Theater where they have been playing continuously since 1997.
Chicago Air and Water Show August 16&17
Have you ever wanted to see an F-22 raptor or a Marine MV-22 Osprey up close? This is your chance. The Chicago Air and Water show attracts millions every year, as they watch the Blue Angels in their famous diamond formation, the Golden Knights parachute acrobatics, and many other aeronautical wizards.
Taste of Greektown August 23
The 25th annual Greektown fest has great Greek food, games, belly dancers, and bands. This annual tradition happens in the heart of Greektown on Halsted just west of the loop. Enjoy traditional Greek cuisine and entertainment. This year will also debut a new fine arts theater.
Chicago Jazz Festival August 28-30
This free event held in Millenium park will have some Jazz greats, such Terence Blanchard, Rufus Reid, Gary Burton, Dave Holland, Cecile McLorin Salvant and the Sun Ra Arkestra. Held over Labor Day weekend, four days of smooth jazz to welcome in the school season.
African Festival of the Arts August 29-September 1
This is the 25th annual festival honoring African history and culture. Dancing, storytelling, and workshops will highlight African heritage.
What are you doing in August?
With so many options, the biggest question is what are you doing in August? Chicago has so many different great events that figuring out the best ones for you to go to each week can be nerve racking. Let us know below then if you have any questions about the Chicago events happening in August? Then enjoy!