Make August Awesome with These Exciting Upcoming Events


You probably didn’t know your summer could get any better than this, but we’re here to inform you that with August right around the corner, it’s about to get a whole lot better. We’ve picked out some family-friendly events we think you’re going to like so be sure and mark those calendars.


Chicago Hot Dog Festival

Yes, you read that right. Between Friday, August 5 and Sunday, August 7, you can enjoy this free event featuring one of Chicago’s most iconic grub items. With some of the best vendors from around the city, you definitely won’t want to miss out on this mouthwatering experience. Find more information about location and hours here.


Illinois State Fair

If the idea of a life-size cow sculpture made of 500 pounds of butter doesn’t entice you, then we don’t know what will. Come out to the Illinois State Fair between Thursday, August 11 and Sunday, August 21 for tractor pulls, horse races, parades, musical acts, and so much more! Oh, and did we mention how much you’re going to love the musical lineup this year? You can check it all out here.