August in Chicago means a last blast of summer celebrations! From street festivals to special events, there’s plenty to do in the great outdoors. Put down that “back to school” sales flyer and have some fun around Chicago!
Chicago Area Events – August 2017
Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby – 400 North Michigan Ave, Aug 3: Proceeds support the Special Olympics of Illinois! 50,000 yellow rubber ducks will splash into the Chicago River from the Columbus Drive Bridge and race downriver towards the finish line. Will your lucky duck be a prize winner? See website to enter a duck! Come out and enjoy the fun.
Chicago Hot Dog Fest – Chicago History Museum, Aug 11-13: A celebration of the world-famous Chicago hot dog! The festival is held near the museum at Stockton & LaSalle. Enjoy Chicago-style Vienna Beef franks, beverages, live entertainment and activities for kids.
Retro on Roscoe – Roscoe Village, Aug 11-13: This rocking-retro street festival features 3 music stages spread over 6 blocks, along with food, beverages, artisans and eclectic vendors. There’s also a classic car and motorcycle show, plus stuff for the kids. $10 donation requested.
USO Clark After Dark – River North, Aug 17: A block party celebrating military service members! Public welcome; come out and show your support. See military vehicles and enjoy live music, games and food vendors. 420 N. Clark Street in River North, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Chicago Air and Water Show – North Avenue Beach, Aug 19-20: The largest free air and water show in the U.S.! Viewable along the lakefront from Fullerton to Oak Street. This year’s show features the famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels!
Micro Brew Review – Oak Park, Aug 19: Experience the best of local and regional craft beers! Enjoy live music along with small-plate food offerings from local restaurants. Tickets are pricey, buy advance tickets online and save! Proceeds help support non-profit group.
Naperville Wine Festival – Naper Settlement, Aug 25-26: Enjoy wine samples, cooking demonstrations, delicious food samples and live entertainment. Tickets required, see website for details!
Wizard World Comic-Con – Rosemont, Aug 24-27: This pop culture extravaganza features comics, cosplay, and big-name celebrities. A weird world of fun you won’t want to miss!
Starting Point Realty – serving first-time Chicago home buyers!
Living in Chicagoland provides year-around fun! And when you’re ready for the adventure of home buying, the experts at Starting Point Realty are here to guide you throughout the process! Be sure to attend our free home buying seminar for an education about Chicago home buying! Register in advance to reserve your seat!
Always feel welcome to contact us for help with your home buying questions!
Ryan Gable Broker/CEO Starting Point Realty
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