From family fun to high-flying adventures, there is plenty to do around Downtown Chicago.
Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby: August 6
Chicago River/Columbus Drive Bridge
Have some great family fun, plus help support a great cause when you come out to the Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby. Participants will launch more than 50,000 rubber ducks into the Chicago River, then watch them race to the finish. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Illinois.
Bud Billiken Parade: August 8
Bronzeville Neighborhood to Washington Park
August 8 kicks off the largest and oldest African American parade in the entire nation. The parade begins at 10am, ending with food vendors and a picnic in Washington Park. Every year the parade brings together a mix of celebrities, lawmakers, business leaders and area youth.
Chicago Air and Water Show: August 15-16
North Avenue Beach/Lakefront
For more than 50 years, the Chicago Air and Water Show has provided daredevil stunts high above the city’s Lakefront. This is the nation’s largest free event of its kind, typically bringing in about two million spectators every year. The two-day event also brings in high-flying acts like the Navy’s Blue Angels.
Chicago Triathlon: August 30
Monroe Harbor/Lake Michigan
Finally, the month ends with the annual Chicago Triathlon. One of the world’s largest, the event has brought athletes to the shores of Lake Michigan for more than three decades.
Whether you are in search of a great parade or a great race, you’ll find all kinds of things happening around Downtown Chicago this month.