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.