Chicago August 2022

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.
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 $30 and $15 for kids 5-12; children under 5 get in for free! 

Windy City Smokeout

Windy City Smokeout

BBQ, Beer, and good country music? What more could one ask for? Check out the Windy City Smokeout, a BBQ & Country Music Festival, as it returns to Chicago. The annual event will feature live music performances, access to BBQ from 20 of the world’s best pitmasters, and bars, concessions throughout the festival grounds. 

Wheaton Art Walk

This is event is a must for art lovers visiting the Chicago area. For over three decades, Amdur Productions has been nationally recognized as an arts festival production company that organizes and directs some of the Midwest’s most prestigious events, including this one. The Wheaton Art Walk will feature work from over 80 jurists; you won't want to miss it. 

Sangria Festival

Sangria Festival

Add some Latin flavor on your visit to Chicago, stop by the 2-day Sangria Festival! It will feature multiple flavors of sangria (wine with fruit) to sip and cool off with food vendors, live world music, and flamenco dancers. The fest will take place in Humboldt Park, so lawn chairs and blankets are allowed and encouraged, but pets and outside food are not allowed. Advanced tickets can be purchased online; regular admission includes 1 sampling round and 1 Fest Punch Card Guide. VIP admission for Saturday includes 1 VIP bracelet & lanyard, 3 sangria tastings tickets, 1 souvenir glass (Saturday), a private lounge area, and a private bar. This event is restricted to ages 21 and up.

Old Irving Park Beer and BBQ Challenge

Old Irving Park Beer and BBQ Challenge

Beer and BBQ: a perfect combination! Consider stopping by the Old Irving Park Beer and BBQ Challenge and rate who has the best! Talented brewers & pitmasters from the area gather to provide event attendees some of the best craft beer and BBQ tastings they've ever had!

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.

Summer Smash Festival

Summer Smash Festival

Prepare yourself for an unforgettable weekend of live music as the midwest's premier hip hop festival takes over Douglass Park. Past lineups have been stacked with top performers such as A$Ap Rocky, Lil Baby, Lil Uzi Vert, Baby Keem, Gunna, City Girls, and many more. Check back online soon for the 2022 lineup, official dates, and ticket sales. 

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Chicago Events in August

Concerts

Theater & Headliners

Sports

Nightclubs

Upcoming events

Tue, Aug 02 at Schubas Holy Fuck
Wed, Aug 03 at Schubas Tim Kinsella and Jenny Pulse
Wed, Aug 03 at Lincoln Hall The 502s
Thu, Aug 04 at Lincoln Hall The 502s
Fri, Aug 05 at Schubas Neighbor
Sat, Aug 06 at Schubas Yellow Ostrich
Things to do in Chicago

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.