August is typically the dog days of summer, a time to relax and soak up the final days of summer. But here at 30 East Apartments, move in day is August 17th, which marks the start of your Chicago journey with us. Moving can be stressful, and the city can seem overwhelming, so we are here to help you not only enjoy the process but handle it like a local.
1. Target Run - While you won't need to bring a coffee table to your fully-furnished unit here, you'll still need all the essentials that go with maintaining a sparkling clean-living space! A big Target run (there's a location less than a mile from us!) is crucial to securing all those last-minute cleaning and decoration products that almost slipped your mind. Essentials you may need: Bedding, Toiletries...
2. Grocery stock-up– You'll need to stock your new in-unit refrigerator with all your favorite treats. With all the best grocery stores at your disposal – Trader Joes, Jewel-Osco, and Whole Foods are all within one mile of our building - you've got an excuse to get all the goods. Buy your favorite snacks and staples in bulk – the less you’ll have to leave your apartment, the better!
3. Tech haul- Since you’ve got a TV and all the basic kitchen appliances in your unit, no need to splurge on a new flat screen. But what about the smaller things you might be neglecting? Trust us, you’ll want to stock up on HDMI cables and rechargeable batteries beforethe first big snowstorm hits. Target will have some of your tech necessities, and there’s also a Best Buy close by as well, in case you were interested in finally investing in that Nintendo Switch.
3. Possibly time for a new companion?- Been wavering about making the commitment to adopt a furry friend? At 30 East, our pet-friendly building says, “Go for it!” And with Kriser’s Natural Pet Supply and Petsmart nearby, it’s that much easier to adopt a new friend for a new place (and re-stock on their needs once they’ve joined your home!)
You did it! You survived the wild winters, rainy spring and now you are about to get about three months of picture-perfect weather, so make sure you are enjoying every second of it. Which is why we have created 30 East’s Summer Bucket List to help guide your adventures!
See What's Happening at Millennium Park
Millennium Park is located on Michigan Avenue, bordered by Randolph St. to the north, Columbus Dr. to the east and Monroe St. to the south. Millennium Park is open daily from 6:00 am-11:00 pm. Events listed on this page are Free Admission and range from; live music, film, theater, dance, and fitness classes. Click the link to plan your next day at the park. https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/mp_calendar.html
Boardwalk At Navy Pier
Whether you’re viewing them from the dock or aboard an evening cruise, fireworks are the perfect way to end your summer day. Navy Pier is THE destination for spectacular fireworks in Chicago, perfectly synchronized to music on Lake Michigan. Their biweekly Aon Summer Fireworks shows occur on Wednesdays (9:30 pm) and Saturdays (10:15 pm) throughout the entire summer.
Act Like A Foodie At Taste of Chicago
Taste of Chicago is the nation's premier outdoor food festival showcasing the diversity of Chicago's dining community. The delicious array of food served at Taste of Chicago is complemented by music and exciting activities for the entire family. Every summer since 1980, Chicago's beautiful Grant Park on the city's magnificent lakefront has been home to the world's largest food festival. This year the festival is set to take place from July 10 – 14thfrom 11:00 am – 9:00 pm with free admission.
Rock Out At Chicago’s Various Music Festivals
Music lives big in Chicago, on neighborhood streets, in downtown parks, on stage at the stunning Jay Pritzker Pavilion, and along the lakefront in iconic Grant Park. Here's your guide to Chicago's July summer music festival scene.
An annual dance party is a gathering of global music that draws artists from Africa, New Zealand, Haiti, Brazil, and beyond
Wicker Park Fest
A festival which regularly boats local and national acts of all genres.
Chosen Few Music Festival
Largest House Music Festival in the World
Windy City Smoke Out
Bands, barbecue, and beer! The killer country music lineup at this summer fest features top country acts across three days.
Chicago Summer Dance
Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park transforms into an urban dance floor. Learn new moves during lessons led by professionals, then dance to the beat of different live bands and DJs
Make sure to share your adventures with us on Instagram tag us @30eastapts or use the hashtag #30eastapts to be featured on our page!
So many fun and exciting things happening in the month of June! For starters, the first official day of summer is on the 21st! Plus we’ve dedicated a day to Dad and our besties. For more fun holidays, check out our list of important dates below. Of course follow our social media to see what fun events we will be holding at 30 East! Everyone is invited! So if you’re just visiting Chicagofor the day or here for orientation at one of Chicago's many schools, stop on by!