Check out our map below plus our list of cool unique stuff to do. Keep scrolling for the 411.
July 18 - July 20
If you love music, get to Pitchfork Music Festival - one of the Chi's biggest music events of the summer. Who's there? Um, only some of the best in the alternative rock and hip hop world, like Beck, Danny Brown, Slowdive, and a TON more. Check it!
'Play me a song, I'm the piano man' . . . . and he's live at Wrigley! Yup. Billy Joel himself takes center field and center stage on the North side. If you already love Wrigley, wait 'til you see it rock a concert!
Certainly you've heard of it . . . the Sierra Nevada Beer Camp? It's the largest collection of Craft Beers and its traveling across our great country! July 27 it hits Chicago's Navy Pier. If you're into 'artisanal drafts', get here . . . . (We'll probably see you there!)
Aug 1 - Aug 3
Yup, it's baaaack . . . the most fun any single person can have while rocking' the best tunes in the Chi. Lollapalooza hits town August 1st, so get your buddies, your shades, and your mobile devise (for meet-ups and selflies), and check out Chicago's biggest music fest of the year.
Two words. Beer & Barbecue. Don't miss the best of the best in barbecue and craft beer pairings this side of the Mississippi . . . You get to eat it, drink it, and judge it. We're not sure that it gets any better than that. Get to the Old Irving Park Beer & BBQ Challenge, and bring some back for us!
Aug 2 - Aug 3
Wrigleyville Summer Festival hits the north side with Too White Crew, Cat Fight, and Hairbangers Ball to name a few . . . Plus, your usual great food and brew, natch. Check it out, on your way to or from Lolla!
Are you into fashion? Music? A super cool event? Then hit the Macy's Glamorama, Fashion ROCKS event. They call it "Hot styles. Cool Performances". Plus it's a great way to raise much needed money for kids.
Aug 8 - Aug 9
Who doesn't love a party that celebrates HOT DOGS? If you love the dog as much as this city loves the dog, then get over to the Chicago Hot Dog Fest. It's just a few blocks away and features some awesome tribute bands. Just be warned . . . Chicago doesn't use ketchup on dogs . . . so leave the red stuff at home and relish the experience with the locals. Yup, bad pun . . .
Aug 9 - Aug 10
One of the biggest gay-friendly events of the year, Northhalsted Market Days is the party that doesn't stop. No, really. It doesn't. Just a quick trip on the L will find you dead center in the fun.
Aug 16 - 17
Dig the thrill of fighter jets buzzing through the sky? then get to the Chicago Air & Water Show for tons of cheap (it's FREE) thrills. This year, the Navy Blue Seals are back, and the US Army Parachute Team, Golden Nights shake, rattle, and roll the lake front. It's awesome cool . . .
It's the Bacon, Sports & Beer Celebration at Union Station, and there is absolutely nothing more to say about that.
Aug 23 - Aug 24
If you missed it the first time around, get to the Food Truck Festival . . . it's the best food on 4 wheels you'll ever try,
Aug 23 - 24
The Bucktown Art Fest brings together one of the most eclectic group of artists around. It's really cool stuff in a really cool neighborhood. If you need to do some upgrades to your pad with some awesome individual art forms . . . check it out.
Want more? Check out these Chicago mainstays!In case you haven't noticed, Chicago bike riders are pretty much like the USPS when it comes to dedicated riding through sleet, snow, hell or high water! Get your Divvy and ride the city like a local, they're practically at every street corner. If you're a tad on the laid back side - a segway may be more your speed . . . we've got those too! If you love to eat as much as we do, you've gotta check this out . . . Chicago Food Planet offers a full array of food tours. Take a big bite out of Chicago, then come back to ACME for a long snooooooze. If you've been dying to check out EATALY, you're in luck - it's a block away, and yeah, it's awesome. Are you an adrenaline junkie? Then head over to the Willis Tower and the Ledge. It's a glass box extended over the street, 103 stories in the air. Or, go for the all new TILT at the Hancock, and lean over the city like never before. Enough said. Tweet that Twitterverse! If you love all things four legged and furry, you'll love the Lincoln Park Zoo. A leader in wildlife conservation, the zoo features super cool animals of many many species. If you don't believe us, ask our associate Eve - She goes APE for LPZoo. Plus . . . it's F-R-E-E!