Summer is the time to get outside and enjoy fun in the sun. People take work off and head to the beach or a park to enjoy the beautiful weather. Time to cram all the festivals, concerts, fairs, lazy beach days, and road trips you can in the four short months of summer. It is time to take that the summer vacation that you have been looking forward to all year. Enjoying hot dogs, live bands, and exploring the sights and sounds is what summer is all about. Time to start stretching your legs and stocking up on sunscreen. Taking over all of Grant Park, Lollapalooza is one of the biggest festivals in Chicago. The four day festival was boasting numbers of attendance well in the six digits on a regular day. Radiohead, Lana Del Rey, LCD Soundsystem, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Disclosure, and Bloc Party are just a few of the bands that mesmerized the audience with their magical performances. 

Illinois Events in August

Hot Dog Festival – Grab a hotdog and enjoy a craft beer. Try some of the city’s best hot dog vendors and enjoy live bands.

Illinois State Fair –  The state fair is one of the largest state fairs in the United States. The Butter Cow, a life size cow sculpture made of 500 pounds of butter, is the unofficial icon. Enjoy tractor pulls, horse races, parades and musical acts. The music lineup this year includes Meghan Trainor, Pat Benatar, Jake Owen and more.

For some people, going outside is not ideal because of the intense heat and humidity of the city in summer. Scorching temperatures and muggy air can make Chicago and surrounding areas feel like a giant sauna.

Arcade, Video, and Game Room Expo
– Arcade and video game enthusiasts gather to play over 200 different arcade and game machines set on freeplay, participate in a tournament, attend seminars and shop for new machines, movies, arcade machine parts and more.

Wizard World Chicago Comic Con – Wizard World returns for another year of comics, costumed attendees, merchandise booths, and waiting in line for celebrity autographs. This year’s roster of confirmed guests is stacked with pop culture icons of film and television, including Carrie Fisher, Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Gillian Anderson, and David Duchovny.

Storage containers can be used for a variety of applications. Containers are cost-effective and has the flexibility to meet the needs of your customers. Not to mention, a container concession stand will attract attention with its eye-catching display of your product(s). A 20ft container will leave a small footprint and an even smaller price tag, perfect for tight budgets. A portable ticket booth is perfect for events such as fairs, rodeos, and festivals. Your container can be customized to optimize a variety of your needs, rather you are selling hot dogs, tickets, or merchandise. Containers can be retrofitted with interiors, air conditioning, doors, insulation, and dual windows for the large crowds.

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With the attraction of large crowds, people are inevitably going to get hungry. This is the time of year when people throw their diet out the window and indulge in that hot dog, Churro, or ice cream cone. A mobile kitchen is perfect because of the little space it takes up and the mobility of shipping containers. Festival organizers use containers for serving alcohol, food, merchandise, as well as backstage areas, a lounge, walkways, and games.

Creating colorful murals on containers is another way to draw in a crowd and creates an event space with bold pops of visual interest without having to spend a ton of money.

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Demo booths, trade show displays, and merchandise stands create a unique experience for the customer. This engaging portable solution is eye-catching and flexible in their design with an infinite number of modifications that can be done. Simply, drop the container in the desired spot, open the doors, and you are all set to go! For an interactive experience, televisions, charging stations, a lounge area, music, demos, and fun products can all get the crowd buzzing. Storage containers bring functionality, modernity, affordability, and efficiency to the forefront.

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Great Lakes Kwik Space can help you find a portable solution that fits your needs. Whether you want to keep your design simple and cost effective, or want a more classy and luxurious space, our quality containers are customizable and offer exceptional value at any price point. Give us a call today at (800) 966-1016 or fill out our quick quote formLet’s make the most of every minute of summer!