Illinois Festivals 2015, 2016

While Illinois is best known for its city of Chicago, there is fun to be had all over the state in the form of dozens of festivals. Illinois events come in all varieties and include festivals celebrating films, food, culture, the arts, and so much more. Each one provides a unique atmosphere of entertainment.

Festivals in Illinois bring in crowds of all different sizes. There are smaller festivals such as the Scarecrow Daze Festival in Shelbyville, and the Cobden Peach Festival in Cobden. There are also festivals that draw in much larger crowds. The Taste of Chicago known for being the largest food festival, the Southern Illinois Irish Festival celebrating Irish heritage, and the Fountain Square Arts Festival known for its fine arts are just a few of many large festivals. Illinois Music Festivals also play a big part in the festival scene. The Grant Park Music Festival is a unique 10 week festival held in Chicago that displays the rehearsals for the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus. There are music festivals to celebrate many kinds of music such as the Bluegill Music Festival in Benton and the Chicago Blues Festival. These are just a few of the many great festivals to check out in Illinois.

Chicago Blues Festival 2016

June, 2016

Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois

The Windy City offers so many exciting events year round, one of the biggest and brightest is the Chicago Blues Festival. This musical event takes place over the course of three wonderful days in Grant Park. The location in central to the downtown loop and the picturesque Lake Michigan waterfront.
Windy City LakeShake Festival 2016

June, 2016

FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, Chicago, Illinois

The top performers from the world of country music will be live on stage for this three-day festival in downtown Chicago. Open to all ages, the festival offers a wide variety of entertainment and attractions - from the Vertical Swing, the Malibu Beach House, a giant inflatable slide, and the LakeShake Market.
Lollapalooza 2016

August 5, 2016

Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois

The Midwest's answer to the West Coast's Coachella, Lollapalooza is an annual music festival showcasing the world's best alternative rock and EDM groups. Hosting nearly 200,000 people in the heart of Chicago every year, Lollapalooza attracts a wide range of musical talent. Over the years, Lollapalooza has only gained in popularity by hosting artists such as Coldplay, Kid Cudi, and Imagine Dragons.
Taste of Randolph 2016

June, 2016

Taste of Randolph Street, Chicago, Illinois

Located in Chicago's West Loop, Taste of Randolph is a music festival that also serves as a culinary festival, and an art festival. The three day festival features food from some of Chicago's finest restaurants, art from renowned artisans, and music from a diverse array of nationally known recording artists, and local Chicago favorites.
Logan Square Arts Festival 2016

June, 2016

Logan Square Centennial Monument, Chicago, Illinois

It's time to channel your inner artist -- or at least your inner art lover! The Logan Square Arts Festival in Chicago is one of the most fascinating art events you will ever see. Whether bringing the entire family, or spending a day with friends, you'll love this exhibition showcasing fine arts, craftsmanship and spectacularly unusual creations.
Levitation Chicago 2016

March, 2016

Thalia Hall, Chicago, Illinois

Get your psychedelic fix at the exotic and unique Levitation Festival in Chicago, located in the historic Thalia Hall. Two full days of performing artists will fill your days and nights with memories. The festival is central to a wide variety of dining and lodging options that require no transportation.
Future Sound Dance Music Festival at Toyota Park stadium in Bridgeview, Illinois, is a three-day live music event that features many well-known artists from a variety of backgrounds on several stages. Conveniently located 12 miles from the city of Chicago's downtown area, Future Sound Dance Music Festival offers an unforgettable multi-genre experience in a region with a rich music history.
Tomorrow Never Knows 2016

January, 2016

Various Venues, Chicago, Illinois

Five full days of the world's best indie music comes to Chicago every year during the Tomorrow Never Knows Festival, TNK for short. It goes down in two locations, Lincoln Hall and Schubas Tavern, a perfect combination of what the Windy City has to offer, music, history, and cultural flavor.
Chicago Jazz Festival 2015

September 3, 2015

Chicago Cultural Center/Millennium Park , Chicago, Illinois

Manteno Farmers Market 2015

September 3, 2015

Downtown , Manteno, Illinois

Bolingbrook Farmer's Market 2015

September 3, 2015

Bolingbrook Promenade , Bolingbrook, Illinois

Illinois Blues Festival 2015

September 4, 2015

Riverfront Park , Peoria, Illinois

Taste of Polonia Festival 2015

September 4, 2015

Various Venues, Chicago, Illinois

North Coast Music Festival 2015

September 4, 2015

Union Park, Chicago, Illinois

Maria SS Lauretana Society Festival 2015

September 4, 2015

Church Street , Niles, Illinois

Orion Fall Festival 2015

September 4, 2015

Central Park , Orion, Illinois

Buffalo Grove Days Arts & Crafts Fair 2015

September 5, 2015

Village Hall Campus , Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Platt 2015

September 5, 2015

Platt Hill Nursery Inc , Carpentersville, Illinois

Frankfort Fall Festival 2015

September 5, 2015

Downtown , Frankfort, Illinois

Art Fair at the Dole 2015

September 5, 2015

The Dole Mansion , Crystal Lake, Illinois

Septemberfest 2015

September 5, 2015

Robert Atcher Municipal Center grounds , Schaumburg, Illinois

Maple Park Fun Fest 2015

September 5, 2015

Downtown , Maple Park, Illinois

Crete European Market 2015

September 5, 2015

municipal parking lot , Crete, Illinois

Ukrainian Village Fest 2015

September 6, 2015

Ukrainian Village Fest, Chicago, Illinois

Fall Fair 2015

September 6, 2015

Parking Lot of Lake Forest Bank & Trust , Lake Forest, Illinois

The Sandwich Fair 2015

September 9, 2015

Sandwich Fair Grounds , Sandwich, Illinois

Oktoberfest 2015

September 10, 2015

Camera Park , Glendale Heights, Illinois

Riot Fest and Carnival 2015

September 11, 2015

Douglas Park, Chicago, Illinois

Festival of the Vine 2015

September 11, 2015

Downtown , Geneva, Illinois

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