August Happenings in Chicago

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So maybe you didn’t get tickets to Lollapalooza and you’re thinking that the only thing August means is the end of Summer.
The great things Chicago has to offer in the Summer definitely doesn’t end in July.
Take a look at what we’ve rounded up for must see and do things for the month of August in the Windy City – you won’t want to miss them:

Windy City Rubber Duck Derby: (August 7th)

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This is an event to feel good about. The rubber duck derby is an annual fundraiser benefiting the special Olympics in Illinois. How does it work? You pay $5 to adopt a duck (or 6 ducks for $25). At 1pm all the ducks (over 50,000 of them) are sent down the Chicago River. It is definitely a sight to see…some may say instagram worthy. And it’s a cause to feel great about.

Market Days: (August 9-10th)

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Located on Halsted between Belmont and Addison it’s the largest two-day street festival in the Midwest. Known for its unique vendors including local arts and crafts, food and drinks.

Chicago Air and Water Show: (August 16-17th)

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By now you probably know what the Chicago air and water show is all about. See daredevil pilots, parachute teams, jets flying in formation, water-skiing and boat jumping. The best spot to watch is North Ave beach. And the best part? It’s free. Grab some friends and make sure to get there early because it will be crowded no matter what.

Zoovies: (August 21st)

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FREE outdoor movies are held throughout the summer at the Lincoln Park Zoo. Head to the zoo at dusk on August 21st to see Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

Bucktown Arts Festival: (August 23-24th)

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Another great Chicago street festival, this one in a neighborhood you might not visit very often – which is reason enough to go! More reasons include over 200 artists, musicians, dancers, poets and performers. Located at N. Oakley and Lyndale. Admission is FREE!

North Coast Music Festival: (August 29-31st)

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If you weren’t able to score tickets to Lolla or if you weren’t excited about the headliners, maybe check out another (smaller) music festival this month. North Coast is an all-ages music festival that ranges from hip-hop to electronic to indie rock. It’s located at Union Park at Ogden and Randolph. See their website for ticket prices and headliners.

Chicago Jazz Festival: (August 28-31st)

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This festival takes place over labor day weekend and is located in Millennium Park. Bring a blanket and expect to enjoy a lot of great jazz muisc. Best of all, it’s free.

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