What’s the Weather in July in Chicago

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This post is an overview of the July weather in Chicago, including snow and precipitation forecasts, as well as tips on how to dress and things to do. Be sure to look into the weather in July and August as well.


HOW COLD IS CHICAGO IN JULY?

July in Chicago features warm afternoons and evenings with mostly comfortable mornings. Afternoon high temperatures tend to be in the lower 80s F (27-28 C) with a few days reaching into the lower 90s F (32-33 C). About 6 days this month will record high temperatures of 90 F (about 32 C) or more with the record high temperature for Chicago during July is 104 F (40.0 C).

Late night and early morning low temperatures tend to be in the upper 60s F (about 20 C) early in the month, warming to the lower 70s F (21-22 C) near the end of the month. A few of the cooler mornings will dip down into the lower 60s F (about 16 C). The record low temperature in Chicago during July is 40F (4.4 C)

Average Temps in Chicago in July


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HOW MUCH SUN AND RAIN?

About 21 days this month will be sunny or at least partly sunny. Some rain falls on about 9-10 days, however, significant rainfalls of 0.5 inches (12.7 mm) or more occur only on about 2 days this month. July in Chicago can be on the humid side with 11-15 days being considered muggy and 3-6 of these days considered oppressive.

Sunny Days in Chicago in July

You can expect a little over 15 hours of daylight early in the month decreasing to about 14.5 hours at the end of the month so there is ample time to explore this great city.

 


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WHAT TO WEAR IN JULY?

Light summer clothes are best for this month with perhaps a light sweater for a few of the cooler early mornings. Don’t forget to bring some comfortable walking shoes.

What to Wear in Chicago in July  


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WHAT TO DO IN CHICAGO IN JULY?

Below are the top things to do in July in Chicago. But, be sure to read our full post on what to do in Chicago in July, which includes free things to do, night and family-friendly activities and attractions, as well as our definitive post on the best things to do in Chicago.

And if you are planning on visiting many of Chicago’s top attractions, then you should consider a tourist discount pass as you could save up to 50% of retail ticket prices to tours, attractions, and restaurants.

 

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  1. Watch a Chicago Sky WNBA Game
  2. Enjoy an outdoor concert
  3. Go on a Sightseeing Tour
  4. Celebrate the 4th of July
  5. Taste of Chicago
  6. Attend a Food & Drink Festival
  7. Chinatown Summer Fair
  8. Millennium Art Fest
  9. Chicago Summer Dance
  10. Check out a Tourist Discount Pass

Be sure to check out all the top things to do in  July in our main post.


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Things to Do in August in Chicago

What to do in Chicago in August (2019)

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This post covers the best things to do in Chicago this August, including free events, family-friendly activities and things to do at night, updated for 2019.

 

 


TOP 10 EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO 

Chicago is a wonderful city to visit during the summer months – especially August!

Check out the suggestions below for a variety of activities, including sports, theatre, music, and of course, summer festivals.

For some of the more popular things to do in Chicago, read the following posts:

Some of the things we’ve listed here are included in one of the available tourist attraction discount passes.

Tourist Passes Reviewed

 

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Chicago Field Museum of Natural History

Get Discounted Tickets to the Chicago Field Museum

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This post covers how to plan a visit to the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, including tickets, discounts, free days, tours, and exhibits. 

 

 


TICKETS

This section will give you an overview of ticket types and ticket prices. Read more »

What to do in Chicago in July (2019)

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This post covers the best things to do in Chicago this July, including, free, family-friendly, as well as nighttime activities, all updated for 2019.

 

 


TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN CHICAGO IN JULY

If you’re looking for the best things to do in July, take a look at our suggestions for the best activities here, which include sports, theatre, and festivals.

For some of the more popular things to do in Chicago, read the following posts:

Some of the things we’ve listed here are included in one of the available tourist attraction discount passes.

Tourist Passes Reviewed

 

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Best Chicago Architecture Tours

Which Chicago Architecture Tours Are Best?

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This post compares and reviews the many options for Chicago architecture tours with review analysis to help you choose which one is best for you, including our pay-what-you-like options.

 

 


CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE BOAT TOURS

With so many wonderful buildings located near the water, it’s actually quite easy to experience an entire boat tour focused specifically on architecture.  

Be sure to also read our post comparing all Chicago boat tours.   Read more »

Memorial Day in Chicago

Top Things To Do for Memorial Day in Chicago (2019)

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Visiting Chicago for Memorial Day? This post covers things to do in Chicago on Memorial Day 2019 and the entire weekend, including a top 5 list, nighttime activities, family-friendly things to do, and free things. Read our master post on things to do in Chicago if you’re there all of May.

 

 


TOP FIVE THINGS TO DO MEMORIAL DAY

Chicago offers a lot of things to do around the city for Memorial Day weekend.  Celebrate our veterans with the Memorial Day parade and check experience the rest of our top five list for Memorial Day.

For more ideas on popular things to do in Chicago, check out our posts on bus tours and walking tours of the city.

We also have a full guide on Things to Do in Chicago. Read more »

Things to Do in June in Chicago

What to do in Chicago in June (2019)

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This post covers the best things to do in Chicago this June, including a top 10 list as well as a family-friendly, nighttime activities, and free things to do, all updated for 2019.

 

 


THE TOP EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO IN JUNE

If you’re looking for the best things to do in June, take a look at our suggestions for the best activities here, which include sports, theatre, and festivals.

And for ideas on some of Chicago’s most popular tourist activities, check out the following post:

Some of the things we’ve listed here are included in one of the available tourist attraction discount passes.

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Things To Do and Events in Chicago in May

What to do in May in Chicago (2019)

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This post lists top things to do in Chicago in May, updated for 2019, as well as things to do at night, free activities and family-friendly events. Be sure to read about things to do all year round!

 

 


TOP 10 EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO

This section covers our top ten list for May. When possible, we’ve noted activities that are free or kid-friendly. 

Some of the items listed in this post are included for free with the purchase of a tourist discount pass


1. Take a Sightseeing Tour

Take advantage of the springtime weather and get out with a sightseeing tour! Read more »