Chicago August 2022 Events

Chicago August 2022 Events

August Offers the Last Bit of Warmth for the Windy City

Average temperature low and high: 70°- 81°
Chicago is alive and busy with events in August as the city continues to return to normal post-pandemic, and temperatures cool down from summer and transition into fall. The humidity keeps things warm and steamy enough to enjoy one last month of outdoor activities.

August Event Calendar

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 is headlined by Foo Fighters, Miley Cyrus, and Tyler, the Creator. Buy your tickets here. 

Chinatown Summer Fair

Chinatown Summer Fair

A celebration of Chinese culture in the heart of Chicago, the Chinatown Summer Fair features traditional Chinese music, dragon and lion dances, and an array of the many types of Chinese food. The event starts at 12:00pm on both July 31 and August 1. Click here for more information.

Chicago Air and Water Show

Chicago Air and Water Show

The Chicago Air and Water Show is a free annual event that you won't want to miss. It is the largest free show of its kind in the country. The event will feature daredevil pilots, parachute teams, jets flying in formation, an air/sea rescue demonstration, and military airplanes that will all have you in awe — marvel at all of the excitement from the waterfront near North Avenue Beach. A show in 2021 has not yet been confirmed by organizers.

Summer Smash Festival

Summer Smash Festival

The Midwest's premier Hip hop festival takes over Douglass Park. The lineup for this three-day festival is exceptionally diverse and headlined by A$AP Rocky, Lil Baby, and Lil Uzi Vert. Tickets are very limited. Buy them here.

Between the Buried and Me

Between the Buried and Me

Celebrating 21 years as a band, Between the Buried and Me will perform two sets on August 20th. Between the Buried and Me is among the most popular metal bands of the 21st century, combining technical proficiency and high-energy performances that continue to attract new fans. Buy your tickets here.

Passport Vibes Afrobeat Street Fest

This Passport Vibes fest is returning as one of the most diverse party experiences in Chicago. You'll feel like you're on an island vaction while being right in Chicago. Dance to music from international DJs that you can expect to be a mix of genres, including hip-hop, R&B, reggae, afrobeats and many more. There will also be food, crafts, and fun activities for entertainment. 

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga is not only known for her diverse musical artistry, she is also known for spectacular live performances. Tickets are going fast. Buy yours here.

Chicago Events in August

Concerts

Theater & Headliners

Sports

Things to Do in Chicago in August

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.