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August 2020 events calendar for Chicago

Plan your August in Chicago with our events calendar of the best things to do, including concerts and art exhibits

Air & Water Show Sunday, August 21, 2016
Photograph: Neal O'Bryan
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Somehow, it's already August, which means that summer in Chicago is halfway over—time to make the most of your remaining weeks of Chicago beach weather and street festivals. The month kicks off with sets from pop stars like Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino and the Chainsmokers at Lollapalooza and continues with an array of festivals devoted from everything from hot dogs to sangria to house music. If you're looking for reasons to get out, you can look up and catch the Air and Water Show, run a 5K while eating Stan's Donut or nerd out among the celebs at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con. Fill in your calendar through Labor with our guide to things to do in Chicago in August.

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