There’s plenty to do if you live in Chicago in August! Festivals and Fairs provide opportunities to explore your town outside the walls of your Chicago home. The Gold Coast River North Art Fair is the first weekend of August, from July 31 through August 2 and will be held at Butler Field, at Lake Shore Drive and Monroe. Northalsted Market Days will take place on August 13th and 14th, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., offering one of the biggest fairs around, with more than 100,000 people scheduled to attend. Six city blocks will feature three music stages and more than forty musical performances, including Darren Criss, Gloria Gaynor, Prince Poppycock, Lisa Lisa, and Expose. Over 400 vendors selling everything from food and arts and crafts to unique one-a-kind items will be there, as well. Click here to find out more about the Northalsted Market Days Fair and the daily event schedule.