August is here and the “end of summer” woes are settling in, but don’t let them get the best of you! Make the most of the dog-days and fill up your calendar with festivals, summer camps, day trips, and more. Here is a list of must-visit August special events and activities for end of summer family fun!
Explore Codeverse’s technical playground during their Kids’ Night Out every Saturday night! Throughout the night, kids will rotate between learning to code, programming concert lights, competing in robotics challenges, and playing DJ in the Black Hole!
Sunday, August 25, 2019 @ 4:00pm
Rocking a brand-new show for 2019, KIDZ BOP is back with their latest summer concert spectacular, a high-energy party with all the singing, dancing and crazy colorful production numbers you and your family could ever want. Experience the excitement live at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park.
ComedySports is a fun, fast-paced improv comedy event perfect for the whole family. Two highly skilled teams battle for laughs as they create scenes, games, and songs of the cuff! It’s never the same show twice, and you might even get on stage yourself!
After 21 years of entertaining children around the world, the Wiggles will introduce three new cast members including their first ever female member! Check out their new live tour for some awesome sing-alongs that will make your little ones feet stomp.
Hollywood stars return to Chicago skies this summer! Movies in the Parks bring entertainment to local parks in Chicago for the 19th season. Checkout the 2019 Millennium Park Film Series schedule below for the full lineup!
A summertime pop-up shop in Evanston, IL, the Original Slime Making Candy Shop opened its doors on July 3, 2019. Give your kids the thrill of a lifetime, making slime in a candy store! There’s no sweeter way to spend the day then at Seriously Slime! Stop by anytime to make slime or to take a peak at the largest novelty toy and candy display this side of Central Street!
Cool off at the NY Kids Club Ice Cream Parlor! Kids will climb on huge ice cream cones, sundae bowls, and slide down melty mountains of chocolate in a state-of-the-art gym space. They will cut, glue, and decorate their own banana split art project to take home at the end of the party. This sweet night ends with a Doo Wop dance party! A pizza dinner will be served followed by making ice cream sundaes for dessert!
Power up your child’s creativity at Imagination Station where all the senses are engaged as they explore multiple themed rooms like the bamboo forest, outer space, and deep sea adventure. All are invited to touch, drum, play and use their imagination!
Be amazed by the Midnight Circus’ ensemble of artists and performers. They have the power to engage and inspire by bringing world‐class contemporary circus performances to communities throughout Chicago. An amazing performance perfect for the entire family!
Join Aqua Mermaid’s class for a swimming lesson that is unique, fun, and sportive! You will learn how to swim like a mermaid and play games with other adventurous swimmers while expressing yourself in a unique way. Don’t miss out on these special events!
The Midwest’s largest seafood festival returns for a Labor Day weekend’s worth of live music, libations and lobster — lots and lots of lobster, flown in fresh from the cold waters of the East Coast. Finish August off right with some lobster and special events on the Navy Pier!
Sunday, August 25, 2019 @ 12:00pm
Experience an array of family day activities at Arlington Race Track including a live kids’ concert, amusement rides, carival games, face painting, and pony rides. Kids will have a blast exploring the amusement park fun and parents can enjoy the races throughout the day!
Looking for a better way to relax after a long and hectic work week? Want something that won’t break the bank? Did you know that the village of Brookfield hosts free concerts at the Kiwanis Park band shell every Friday? Well, you do now! They have bands perform across a variety of genres, so there’s something for everyone. Don’t miss out on their special events this August!
Sunday, August 18, 2019 @ 12:00pm
Come visit Fitz’s Spare Keys in Elmhurst for a morning of dancing, sing-a-longs, hula hooping, all to the music of Taylor Swift!
Sunday, September 1, 2019 @ 11:00am
Close out your summer with a bang! Enjoy a song and dance party with Moana and her friends at several locations around Chicago: including Atititude Trampoline, Windy City Fieldhouse, and Mini City 21. Bring your children for one last summer hoorah where they can enjoy playground fun, crafts, balloons, bubbles, and snacks.
Fill up the August dog days with family fun events, and earn a chance to win a $50 giftcard every day throughout the entire month of August! All you have to do is book an event on Pearachute to get entered to win!