August in Chicago

1-3 Lollapalooza
9-10 Retro on Rosco
16-17 Air & Water Show
23-24 Bucktown Arts Fest

Room Amenities
  • High speed Wi-Fi
  • Keurig coffee & tea service
  • In-room mini fridge
  • Flat-screen TV, DVD player
  • Writing desk, book selections
  • Iron and full-size ironing board
  • Bottled water and juice
  • Hairdryers
  • Private en suite bath
  • Plush king bed
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On-site management
  • 100% Smoke-free zone

Park free
 on Halsted Street or adjacent Belden Avenue with a complimentary permit


Birthplace of deep dish pizza, Second City Improv, world-reknowned architecture. Theatre rivals Broadway. Vibrant arts and music scene. Magnificent Mile, Millenium Park. Cubs, Sox, Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks. Cuisine capital. See official tourism and events calendar and food/design market Dose.

Fireworks at Navy Pier every Wednesday at 9:30p and Saturday at 10:15p, through August 30.

250 Movies in the Parks, Free, brought to you by the Chicago Park District


1-3 Lollapalooza
1-3 La Fiesta Del Sol
2-3  Edge Fest
9-10 Northalsted Market Days
9-10 Retro on Rosco
16-17 Air & Water Show
17 -
Ride 2 Recovery, Honor Ride, Barrington, IL
23-24 Taste of Greece
23-24 Bucktown Arts Fest
28-31 Chicago Jazz Festival
29-31 North Coast Music Fest
30-31 Ravenswood Remix 

  • Bud Billiken Parade & Picnic: Chicago’s largest African-American tribute
  • India Independence Day Parade
  • Chicago Improv Festival
  • International Tango Festival
  • University of Chicago Summer Opera Festival
  • Brazil Fest Chicago

5-6    Windy City Wine Festival
7       Boulevard Lakefront Tour, 21st Annual
26-27 Chicago Gourmet 2014

  • Evening on Astor: World's most elegant Block Party, Wednesday after Labor Day
  • Chicago Jazz Festival - late August to early September, the Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park
  • Berghoff Oktobervest - mid-September, Chicago street festival
  • Chicago Beach Polo
  • Gold Coast Neighbors host An Evening on Astor, the Wednesday night after Labor Day
  • Red Bull Flugtag chuman-powered flying machines at North Avenue Beach
  • Renegade Craft Fair, Division Street in Wicker Park
  • Adler Planetarium annual Celestial Ball  
  • Mexican Independence Day Parade, Pilsen, also 26th Street
  • Country Music Festival, (19th annual in 2013)
  • Hyde Park Jazz Festival  
  • Biannual International Manufacturing Technology Show (2014: Sep 8-13; 2016: Sep 12-17)



25 - Nov 9 - Chicago Humanities Festival, "Journeys" Theme, 25th Annual 

  • Chicago Marathon
  • Open House Chicago 
  • Columbus Day Parade 
  • Chicago Ideas Week 
  • Fashion Focus Chicago
  • Chicago International Film Festival, held at various theaters and cinemas
  • Many opening concerts in the Civic Center for Performing Arts
  • International Children’s Film Festival
  • Halloween FrankenPlaza, Daley Plaza
  • Chicago Artists Month
  • Coming October 2014: Inaugural "Great Chicago Fire Festival"


  • Magnificent Mile Lights Festival and Parade, North Michigan Avenue and adjacent streets
  • Lighting of the Christmas Tree - late November, Daley Center Plaza
  • Christmas Parade - late November or early December, North Michigan Avenue
  • Holiday Flower Show, Garfield Park Conservatory
  • Dream a Little Dream, St. Jude's luncheon and fashion show 


  • Christmas Flower Show - seasonal flower show held at Lincoln Park's large conservatory
  • New Year's Eve Celebrations - parties and general festivities; spectacular fireworks displays
  • Zoolights festival at Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Christkindlemarket, Daley Plaza 


 *Gourmet Magazine named Alinea the best restaurant in America, 2006. Restaurant Magazine added Alinea to its top 50 restaurants in the world at number 36. In two short years, Alinea cracked the top ten where, in 2009, it was rated number ten in the world.