AVP Chicago Open @ Oak Street Beach
Aug 28 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

From August 28, 2015 – August 30, 2015

avp-beach-volleyballThe AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour will make its return to Chicago this summer at Oak Street Beach. Chicago has been an annual stop nearly every year since 1983 and is the most frequent location for a beach volleyball tournament outside of California. All within view of Chicago’s skyline on the shores of Lake Michigan. In addition to the world’s best beach volleyball talent, this ultimate beach festival will feature interactive activations, music, food, and more.


Tickets available to special covered premium seating areas and a hosted lounge.

Chicago Food + Wine Festival @ Lincoln Park
Aug 28 @ 11:00 am – Aug 30 @ 12:00 pm

chicago-food-wine-festivalFeaturing world-class chefs, sommeliers, cocktail experts, culinary personalities, rising stars, and musical acts, Chicago Food + Wine Festival will attract a national and international audience of food and wine lovers, while showcasing the talent, innovation and unique flavors of Chicago in the heart of downtown.

Feast Under the Stars

On Friday, join chefs Jimmy Bannos, Graham Elliot, Stephanie Izard, Tony Mantuano and Mindy Segal (HotChocolate) for a collaborative, family-style Feast Under the Stars. This pre-Festival dinner will be a separately ticketed event, hosted at Lincoln Park. Feast Under the Stars is an intimate, outdoor celebration featuring five of Chicago’s best chefs preparing an al fresco dinner with wine pairings.


Saturday & Sunday: Doors open at 11 a.m.

Feast Under the Stars: Friday, 6:30 p.m.

Toast & Taste: Saturday, 7 – 9:30 p.m.

Last Call: Saturday, 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.


Ages: 21+

Little Big Town @ Ravinia Festival
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

CSO at RaviniaSee Little Big Town live with special guests David Nail and Ashley Monroe August 28 at Ravinia! We recommend you pack a picnic and bring a blanket or outdoor chairs to enjoy the concert.

7 p.m.


Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show

Randolph Street Market Fest – Aug 2015 @ Randolph Street Market Festival
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – Aug 30 @ 5:00 pm

randolph street market fest - aug 2015

This European-style market offers shopping options indoors and outside! Located in our city’s West Loop neighborhood, this monthly market features 200 select purveyors of high quality and wonderfully priced items like furnishings, vintage clothing, jewelry, collectibles and more.

The August event is the Chicago Antique Market, featuring eight acres of shopping, eating, drinking, live music and entertainment.


Bucktown Arts Fest @ Senior Citizens Memorial Park
Aug 29 @ 11:00 am – Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm

bucktown-arts-festEnjoy works by 200 participating artists, plus three music stages, craft beers, food and so much more at this premier arts festival and Bucktown neighborhood tradition.

Foo Fighters @ Wrigley Field
Aug 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

foo fighters

Foo Fighters is an American rock band, formed in Seattle in 1994. It was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl as a one-man project following the death of Kurt Cobain and the resulting dissolution of his previous band. The group got its name from the UFOs and various aerial phenomena that were reported by Allied aircraft pilotsin World War II, which were known collectively as foo fighters.

Prior to the release of Foo Fighters’ 1995 debut album Foo Fighters, which featured Grohl as the only official member, Grohl recruited bassist Nate Mendel and drummer William Goldsmith, both formerly of Sunny Day Real Estate, as well as fellow Nirvana touring band mate Pat Smear as guitarist to complete the lineup. The band began with performances in Portland, Oregon. Goldsmith quit during the recording of the group’s second album, The Colour and the Shape (1997), when most of the drum parts were re-recorded by Grohl himself. Smear’s departure followed soon afterward.

An Evening with Santana @ Ravinia Festival
Aug 29 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

From August 29, 2015 – August 30, 2015

CSO at RaviniaSee Santana live during The Corazón Tour August 29 – 30 at Ravinia! We recommend you pack a picnic and bring a blanket or outdoor chairs to enjoy the concert.

Transamerica Chicago Triathlon
Aug 30 @ 4:00 am – 5:00 am

chicago-triathlonFor more than 30 years, triathletes have gathered on the shores of Lake Michigan for one of the largest triathlons in the world. The Transamerica Chicago Triathlon is an action-packed tour through one of America’s signature metropolises.

For professionals, amateurs and kids alike, there’s nothing better than racing along Lake Michigan and throughout downtown Chicago. Competitors can race as individuals, as part of a relay or by teaming up with one of the official charity partners.

Race weekend consists of five stand-alone triathlons, including the Life Time Kids Tri Chicago, SuperSprint and the Transamerica Chicago Triathlon sprint, international and pro races. The Triple Challenge is the sixth event, consisting of three races unto itself. Click here to learn more.

The Course

The Transamerica Chicago Triathlon offers sprint and international distance courses beginning at Monroe Harbor, looping along Lake Shore Drive and culminating with a rousing run down Columbus Drive.

Alan Jackson @ Ravinia Festival
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

CSO at RaviniaSee Alan Jackson live during the Keepin’ it Country Tour August 31 at Ravinia! We recommend you pack a picnic and bring a blanket or outdoor chairs to enjoy the concert.


Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show

Chicago Cubs v Cincinnati Reds @ Wrigley Field
Aug 31 @ 7:05 pm – 8:05 pm

From August 31, 2015 – September 2, 2015

chicago cubsSee the Chicago Cubs play against the Cincinnati Reds August 31 – September 2 at The Friendly Confines!


Monday & Tuesday: 7:05 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:20 p.m.