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Chicago Southsider Summer Festival & Event Guide – August 2023

Don't miss out on events and festivals taking place in Chicago in August.

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Chicago Southsider Festival Guide
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From the bustling streets of Bronzeville to the lively parks of Hyde Park, the Chicago Southsider Summer Festival & Event Guide – August 2023 will be your trusted companion. Explore the rich tapestry of cultures that make up our city as you indulge in mouthwatering cuisine, sway to the rhythm of diverse musical beats, and witness awe-inspiring performances that will leave you breathless.

Whether you’re a lifelong local or a curious visitor, this guide will be your passport to a month filled with joy, discovery, and celebration.

Chicago Southsider would like to thank our contributor, Sunny Rock, for compiling the events for July 2023. If you like our work or want to support the mission of Chicago Southsider, you can subscribe to our weekly newsletter and share this article with your network.

2023 Chicago Southsider Festival Guide

Lollapalooza

Wednesday-Sunday, August 3-6th, 2023

Location: Grant Park

Cost: Varies – Buy tickets here

Learn more here


2nd Annual Bronzeville Neighborhood Jazz Festival 

Saturday, August 5, 2023

Location: South Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Dr. Chicago, IL

Cost: FREE

Reserve spot here and learn more here


Taste of Chicago

Saturday, August 5,  2023

Location: Marquette Park

Learn more here.


Bud Billiken Parade 

Saturday, August 12, 2023

Location: The parade goes along Dr. Martin Luther King Drive (East 35th-55th Streets)

Learn more here.


Night Out in the Parks – Southside Jazz Coalition – Celebrating Vonski

Tuesday, August 8th, 2023

Location: Jesse Owens Park

Cost: Free

Learn more here.


Deeply at Dusk at South Shore Cultural Center

Wednesday, August 8, 2023 – 7:30-8:30 pm

Location: 7059 South Shore Dr. Chicago, IL 60649

Learn more here.


Night Out in the Parks – Southside Jazz Coalition – Celebrating Vonski

Tuesday, August 15th, 2023 – 5-7 pm

Location: Bessemere Park

Cost: Free

Learn more here.


South Chicago Dance Theatre Season 6 – Night Out in the Parks

Friday, August 18, 2023 – 6 pm

Location: Winnemac Park

Cost: FREE

Learn more here.


17th Annual Brownsville Art District Trolley Tour 2023

Friday, August 18, 2023: 6-9 pm

Location: Gallery Gouchard: Bronzeville Chicago, IL

Spaces: Blanc Gallery, Bronzville Artists Lofts, Faie Afrikan Art,Gallery Gouchard, Southside Community Arts Center

Cost: FREE – Reserve spot here.

Learn more here.


Chicago Air and Water Show

Saturday, August 19th – Sunday, August 20th, 2023 (August 18th – Practice)

Location: North Avenue Beach

Cost: FREE

Learn more here


Jazzin on the Steps – 4th Sundays 

Sunday, August 27, 2023 – 4-6:30 pm

Location: St. Moses The Black Parish – 331 East 71st St

Featuring: The Chicago Horns

Cost: FREE

Learn more here


Night Out in the Parks – Southside Jazz Coalition – Celebrating Vonski

Tuesday, August 29th, 2023 – 5-7 pm

Location: South Shore Cultural Center

Cost: Free

Learn more here.


Chicago Jazz Festival

Thursday-Sunday, August 31-Sept 3, 2023

Location: Millenial Park

(Entrances = Michigan Ave/Washington St., Michigan Ave/Madison St., Randolph St. & Monroe St)

Cost: FREE

Learn more here.


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