Chicago in August: Things to Do

Updated July 2, 2017

All month long, Taste the Town at these Tequila events around town:

chicago tequila events august

August 6 South Loop Beer and Cider Fest

south loop beer and cider fest

August 6-7, Wrigleyville Summerfest 

August 6-7, Edgefest in Edgewater

  • Music, karaoke, food, art, and a Dog costume contest

August 11-14, Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival

August 12 - 14 Ginza Holiday Festival

Enjoy culture, performances, food, and drinks at the at the Midwest Buddhist Temple. This family friendly event has beer and sake available for 21+ guests.

August 12-14, Retro on Roscoe 

August 18-21, Festa Italiana 

  • Learn about Italian traditions and enjoy live music, food, wine and more
  • Take a trolley tour of Little Italy

August 25, Chicago Tech Rocks at the Metro

  • Drink for a cause - supporting the Chicago tech community
  • Listen to live music
  • Enter to win a Tesla

August 27, Free BLT Comedy Show at Beer Bistro West Loop

August 27-18, Motor Row Craft Beer and Wine Festival, South Loop