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Every Wednesday night of the summer, you can head to the Shedd Aquarium on the lakefront and take in live jazz on the terrace! Enjoy cocktails and food, soak in the amazing views from the terrace, and check out one of the world’s great aquariums.
Aug. 15 and 16
You may think the Chicago Air and Water Show is for kids, retired military, or airplane buffs, but it's far more than that. If you can watch this show from the water you'll get a rare glimpse of a Great American city skyline dotted with the most impressive airplanes in the world.
Aug. 8,, 10 am
The largest African American Parade in America on the city’s south side. Amazing performances and music!
Love to spice up your meals? Then you’ll want to check out the Chicago Hot Sauce Fest and try sauce samples from sauce makers and local restaurants.
Aug. 22 and 23
Head to Greektown for great Greek food, traditional music and dance, handcrafts, and children’s games at 400 S Halsted Street. Free.
Ready for a food tour of one of the world's great culinary destinations? Check out this list of essential Chicago Restaurants from Eater Chicago...and get hungry!