There are tons of great happenings all over Chicagoland in August! Check out this list of fun festivals for every local and out-of-towner:
Fox Valley Irish Festival – August 2
RiversEdge Park in Aurora hosts this popular annual Irish celebration. Live entertainment from bands and Irish dancers are highlights of the fest, along with Jameson and Guinness tastings for the adults in attendance.
Highwood Craft Beer Festival – August 2
Just west of Green Bay Avenue lies the festival dedicated to good brews, food and company. Highwood’s craft beer extravaganza is a day for you to try out unique beers from local breweries in Chicago. The festival takes place on August 2, with ticket prices ranging from $35 to $55, depending on if you want a general admission ticket or VIP ticket. If drinking isn’t your thing or you’ve volunteered to be the designated driver, a pass will only run you in $20 and you’ll still get to enjoy all the live music.
Wood Dale Prairie Fest – August 7 – 10
A long weekend of fun activity bring Wood Dale residents and visitors together at this annual festival. Bands, carnival rides, local food vendors and other must-sees pack this event with exciting happenings.
RomeoFest – August 7 – 10
RomeoFest is an annual tradition in Romeoville, and this year there are endless activities to take part in. Alongside the traditional carnival, food booths and bands, there are circus acts, came shows, magic, petting zoos, tournaments, laser tag and various presentations.
Veggie Fest – August 9 – 10
The Science of Spirituality and Meditation Center in Naperville is holding the biggest vegetarian get together of the summer. Veggie Fest features vegetarian dishes, tunes and family events for everyone to enjoy. They’re also featuring food demonstrations to educate you more about the vegetarian diet. This healthy summer event takes place August 9 and 10, starting at 11 a.m. and going through to 8 p.m.
Malott Japanese Garden Summer Festival – August 16 – 17
Take a new spin on the traditional summer festival with this peek into Japanese celebrations. Enjoy traditional folktales, experience a tea ceremony and enjoy a variety of hands-on activities.
Lake in the Hills Summer Sunset Festival – August 29 – 31
The last weekend in August will close off at the Lake in the Hills Summer Sunset Festival with an activity for everyone — wine tastings, fireworks, car shows, a 5K run and much more. Don’t miss the Carnival or any number of live music events happening at several stages.