Chicago August 2024

Chicago August 2024 Events

Chicago August 2024 Events

August Brings End-of-Summer Excitement to the Windy City

Average temperature low and high: 70°- 81°
Chicago is alive and busy with events in August as the Windy City continues to feel the heat of the summer season. Despite the thick cloud of humidity, Chicago enjoys plenty of sunshine and excitement while the summer season winds down. Enjoy nightlife, outdoor activities and plenty of fun all over town.
Chicago Air and Water Show

Chicago Air and Water Show

Watch impressive aerial feats performed by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels at the Chicago Air and Water Show on August 20th and 21st.  You will also see acrobatics and parachuting from other military groups to show off their skill and training.  In between performances, enjoy fair-style food and icy drinks to cool you off from the summer heat.  The event is a fun way to show support for those who risk their lives to defend the United States and can be educational for the whole family.  Find out more information and get updates on the performance schedule on their Facebook page.

August Event Calendar

Bristol Renaissance Faire

Bristol Renaissance Faire

The Bristol Renaissance Faire, which starts in early/mid-July and continues through September, is an annual experience worth checking out. On Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day, you can attend an event that will make you feel like you just stepped out of a time machine. It will feature knights jousting, artisan markets, costumed minstrels, games, shows, and more. Single-day passes for adults are $40 and $15 for kids 5-12; children under 4 get in for free. 

Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza, the revolutionary festival that featured grunge and rock music in its early years, has since diversified its musical lineup, making it a must-see festival. A mainstay of Chicago and taking place in the heart of the Second City, this year will feature 8 stages and over 170 performers, including Megan Thee Stallion, Hozier, and SZA. One-day passes start at $149, and 4-day passes start at $409. Tickets are available online.

Chicago Events in August

Concerts

Theater & Headliners

Sports

Nightclubs

Things to do in Chicago

Things to Do in Chicago in August

Go on a Dinner Cruise

Go on a Dinner Cruise
Enjoy a delicious culinary experience while taking in beautiful views of Chicago with a dinner cruise. The Odyssey River Cruise offers a 2.5 hour cruise that includes a 3-course plated dinner with tickets that start priced at $125.

Get an Original Rainbow Cone

Get an Original Rainbow Cone
The Original Rainbow Cone ice cream shop is a Chicago staple that has been serving yummy frozen treats since 1926. The Original Rainbow Cone consists of five flavors: chocolate, strawberry, Palmer House (New York vanilla with cherries and walnuts), pistachio and orange sherbet, a combination that has attracted ice cream lovers for years. Don't leave the city without trying one.