5 Things to Do in Chicago This Weekend

Fun Chicago Events, Festivals, & More This Weekend

It’s no secret that every month, Chicago puts on amazing events that will seriously upgrade your weekends. But it’s not always easy to decide what to do and where to go! What are a couple of fun things to do in Chicago this weekend? That’s where we come in.

We have the inside scoop on all of the latest events, festivals, and parties happening this August. Finding parking can be a hassle, but we got you. Other than that, we’re just here to show you fun Chicago events this weekend.

Wizard World Comic Con

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PHOTO CREDIT: WIZARD WORLD

August 22 – 25 @ Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Head to this iconic convention for graphic novels, gaming, cosplay, and pop culture featuring seminars, panels, and special guests. This year’s celebrities include Aquaman‘s Jason Momoa and Gotham‘s Ben McKenzie. The full schedule has yet to be released this year!

Taste of Greektown

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PHOTO CREDIT: FSR MAGAZINE

August 23 – 25 @ 400 S Halsted St & Van Buren

Celebrate Mediterranean flavors from the restaurants that line the streets of Greektown, right near the West Loop, in this cultural event that also features music and entertainment. Opa!

Chicago Jazz Festival

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August 23 – September 1 @ Various Venues

The Chicago Jazz Festival promotes appreciation for jazz through live music performances. They combine the city’s jazz talent with national and international artists to entertain and educate audiences. And it’s free!

Lagunitas Beer Circus

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PHOTO CREDIT: LAGUNITAS BEER CIRCUS FACEBOOK

August 24 @ Douglas Park

Get weird at the most unusual circus you’ve ever attended! Taste the sweet, summery aftertaste of Lagunitas beer as you watch trapeze artists, daredevils, strongmen, and some even stranger still perform bodacious acts on stage at Douglas Park.

National Dog Day Yappy Hour

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Photo Credit: @tupac_bulldog

August 26 @ DrinkShop

From 4 to 8 p.m., the dog-friendly shop will offer 20 percent off select human wine and drafts, as well as Good Boy Dog Beer‘s IPA (a non-alcoholic, pork-based doggie refreshment) for $5 per can for customer’s furry friends. 20 percent of all proceeds will be donated to PAWS Chicago.

 

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