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August has arrived, Chicago! This summer feels like it's flying by, but don't miss out on the opportunity to check out the things happening in Chicago this weekend. From a music mega fest to unique neighborhood celebrations and special summer boat cruises, this weekend is one you won't want to miss.

Notice some big crowds around? Lollapalooza, one of the most popular music festivals in the country, takes over Grant Park starting on August 3, with its last performance ending on August 6. For some tips on where to refuel and fit in some sightseeing on a budget nearby, check out this list of cheap eats, attractions, and after shows. 

Check out some of the other Chicago events this weekend that we have listed below for more things to see, do and eat!

The Warrior Games are coming to Chicago! A Paralympic-style competition for wounded, ill and injured active-duty service members and veterans, the Warrior Games are organized by the Department of Defense. Featuring over 260 athletes, the Games will be a fantastic celebration of our courageous service members and veterans. Here’s five reasons why you should attend the Warrior Games in Chicago:

USA Eagles New Zealand All Blacks

In anticipation of their historic Nov. 1 rugby match at Soldier Field, members of the USA Eagles and New Zealand All Blacks toured Chicago this past weekend, a whirlwind of attractions, local cuisine, and even a chance to take over the Choose Chicago Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Outdoor Hockey Returning to Chicago in 2014

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 12:00 AM by Tab Bamford

Outdoor Hockey in Chicago

The National Hockey League just announced that outdoor hockey will return to Chicago's historic Soldier Field in 2014. The Chicago Blackhawks will face the Pittsburgh Penguins at 7pm CT on Saturday, March 1, 2014 in the headline event of the league's new 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series, which will feature a number of outdoor games to complement the uber-successful Winter Classic.

Soldier Field - Aerial - Blog

Next weekend, historic Soldier Field will host a fantastic event when the OfficeMax Hockey City Classic invades the home of the Chicago Bears. Opened on Oct. 9, 1924 – the 53rd anniversary of the The Chicago Fire of 1871 – the stadium has a long, incredible history. From world famous performances to thrilling sports events, here are 10 things you (probably) didn't know about the incredible history of Soldier Field.

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