Hey, hey everyone! Summertime Chi is alive and kicking! We’ve been fortunate enough to have the most amazing weather for summer this year. Back to good ole days when it was 90 degrees and you had to carry a fan in your purse because no one has their air on. While I know it’s August and it feels like summer is coming to a close. I wanted to share some fun things to do while in Chicago. We all know there is nothing like summer time in the Windy City! So before it comes to an end, make sure you check off a few of these activities
Go to a Cubs Game
It is IMPOSSIBLE to come to Chicago and not go to a Cubs game and hang out in Wrigley. It’s a Chicago staple. If you haven’t been then you haven’t experience life yet. Get your bleacher tickets, grab a hot dog and a beer and have a yourself a fabulous time! Cost: Ticket prices varies
While I have never been, and probably will never go. This massive music festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary and takes place in Grant Park. People from all over the country come to Chicago to check out the multiple stages and listen to Radio Head, Eminem, Red Hot Chili Peppers, or Lana Del Ray. The eclectic artists that perform always keeps people coming back for more. Cost: Ticket prices varies
Instead of putting the millions of dollars in the failing Chicago Public Schools, Rahm Emanuel decided to rebuild the famous ferris wheel at Navy Pier. The historic attraction NEEDED to be redone. Seriously, it was 100 years old. You couldn’t pay me The newly renovated cars are the luxury addition can fit eight people per car. You can even rent out your own private car and have some extra attention. Cost: $12.00-$15.00
Chicago has every festival known to man kind. One of my favorite festival is the Randolph Street Fest. Located in the trendy West Loop neighborhood, comes complete with some delicious food vendors, live music and boutique shops. Come early because it can get crowded and not much room to move around. Cost: Free admittance
Pack up your picnic basket, grab some girls and drink up while watching a League of Their Own with the City’s Skyline as your backdrop. The movie’s play every Tuesday in Millennium Park. Cost: Free admittance.
Another festival at Millennium Park that takes place in the late summer.
Listen to musicians croon their way through their set and soothe your soul.
North Ave Beach
This beach is extremely popular for the teenagers and college students. Right on the beach sits a massive ship called Castaways where you can party on the weekends. It can get a little wild, but it’s worth the experience. You can rent jetskis and paddle boards for some fun physical activity. Or even play a little beach volleyball.Cost: Free admittance
Old Town Art Festival
The largest collection of art in the country. Artist from all over come to this festival to showcase their items.
Need I say more? This historical summertime event has been happening for over 30 years. Known for the alligator bites or Ellie’s Cheesecake, people from all over the country come to visit the hundreds of vendors and musical acts. While this used to be a two-week event, it has now been cut down to less than a week! Here’s a tip. Get the taste portions! Most times they’re huge and you save up on your tickets and still have room to try out more food. So plan accordingly and come hungry. Cost: Free admittance. But you need to purchase tickets to buy food.
Smaller than Lollapalooza, this musical festival is making headway with large acts such as Missy
Elliott and Snoop Dogg. Cost: Ticket Purchase
Complete a Rooftop Bar Crawl
Chicago is known for having some of THE BEST rooftops around. From the LondonHouse to the J.Parker there is a wide range for you to choose from. Make it fun and spend the day exploring the best views of the city. Cost: Free Admittance