Illinois Festivals 2016, 2017

Future Sound Dance Music Festival 2016

May, 2016

Bridgeview, IL, Bridgeview, Illinois

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. .. Read More
Chicago Blues Festival 2016

June 10, 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... Read More
Taste of Randolph 2016

June 17, 2016

Randolph Street between Racine Avenue and Peoria 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... Read More
Ravinia 2016

June, 2016

Ravinia , Highland Park, Illinois

As the oldest outdoor music festival in the United States, Ravinia Festival is held every summer from June to September in Highland Park, IL. The festival began over 100 years ago as an amusement park on the grounds of Ravinia Park.. Read More
Logan Square Arts Festival 2016

June, 2016

Logan Square, 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... Read More
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... Read More
Lollapalooza 2016

July 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... Read More
Decatur Celebration 2016

August, 2016

Downtown , Decatur, Illinois

Since 1986, the Decatur Celebration has been the city's premier event for the summer. Drawing 125,000 people in its first year, the event has gotten bigger every year, taking over the downtown for three days in early August. The Decatur Celebration features a variety of fun activities,.. Read More
North Coast Music Festival 2016

September, 2016

Union Park, Chicago, Illinois

The North Coast Music Festival is summer's last stand, bringing together independent event promoters to present a unique concert experience to the Chicago area. Set over Labor Day weekend, this family-friendly event includes live bands.. Read More
Scarecrow Festival 2016

October, 2016

Saint Charles, Illinois

St. Charles, IL is celebrating 30 years of the annual Scarecrow Festival to the delight of residents and tourists alike. Families from all over the Midwest come together for the delicious food, tremendous arts and crafts show, carnival, petting zoo and live entertainment. .. Read More
Chicago International Film Festival 2016

October, 2016

AMC River East 21, Chicago, Illinois

Established in 1964, the Chicago International Film Festival takes place during the last two weeks of October. It features over 150 films from over 50 countries, and those films come in a vast array of formats and genres: short films, documentaries.. Read More
Tomorrow Never Knows 2017

January, 2017

Multiple Locations in Chicago, 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... Read More
Levitation Chicago 2017

March, 2017

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... Read More
Spring Craft Show 2016

May, 2016

Union Missionary Baptist Church Educational Center , Bloomington, Illinois

New Baden UMC Spring Craft and Vendor Fair 2016

May, 2016

New Baden United Methodist Church , New Baden, Illinois

Spring Blossoms Bazaar 2016

May, 2016

Hope Lutheran Church , Shorewood, Illinois

Glenco Grand Prix 2016

May, 2016

Various locations , Glencoe, Illinois

Mip Arts and Crafts Fair 2016

May, 2016

Eriksen Chevrolet , Milan, Illinois

Villa Park Spring Arts and Crafts Fair 2016

May, 2016

Christian Church of Villla Park - Villa Park, IL 60181, Villa Park, Illinois

Millennium Art Festival 2016

May, 2016

Downtown Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Asian American Festival 2016

May, 2016

Richard J Daley Plaza , Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Cinco de Mayo Festival and Parade 2016

May, 2016

Little Village, Chicago, Illinois

Beer Under Glass 2016

May, 2016

Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago, Illinois

Do Division Street Fest & Sidewalk Sale 2016

May, 2016

Division Street bewteen Damen Avenue and Leavitt Street, Chicago, Illinois

Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival 2016

May, 2016

North Sheffield Avenue between Belmont Avenue and Roscoe Street, Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Craft Beer Week 2016

May, 2016

Multiple Locations in Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Comedy Festival 2016

May, 2016

Athenaeum Theatre, Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Food Truck Fest 2016

May, 2016

U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, Illinois

An Arts and Crafts Festival 2016

May, 2016

Wheaton VFW Post 2164 - Wheaton, IL 60187, Wheaton, Illinois

QC Blockstock River Jam 2016

May, 2016

Bass Street Landing - Moline, IL 61282, Moline, Illinois

About Festivals in Illinois

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.