Chicago Festivals 2016, 2017

North Coast Music Festival 2016

September 2, 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
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
Newberry Book Fair 2016

Newberry Book Fair

July 28, 2016

Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

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Fiesta del Sol 2016

Fiesta del Sol

July 28, 2016

Cermak Road between Morgan Street and Ashland Avenue, Chicago, Illinois

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GhanaFest Chicago 2016

GhanaFest Chicago

July 29, 2016

Nouveau Tavern, Chicago, Illinois

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Jeff Fest Arts & Music Festival 2016

Jeff Fest Arts & Music Festival

July 29, 2016

Jefferson Memorial Park, Chicago, Illinois

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GWN Walgreens Chicago International Dragon Boat 2016

July 30, 2016

Chicago , Illinois

Chicago Margarita Festival 2016

Chicago Margarita Festival

July 30, 2016

South Shore Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois

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Riverwest Music Festival 2016

Riverwest Music Festival

July, 2016

Goose Island Overlook, Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival 2016

Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival

July, 2016

Downtown, North Michigan Avenue - Chicago, IL 60602, Chicago, Illinois

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Anime Midwest 2016

Anime Midwest

July, 2016

Hyatt Regency Ohare, Chicago, Illinois

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Gorkums Hippie Festival 2016

Gorkums Hippie Festival

July, 2016

South Holland, Illinois, United States, Chicago, Illinois

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Pipe City Lacrosse Festival 2016

Pipe City Lacrosse Festival

July, 2016

Vernon Hills Athletic Center, Chicago, Illinois

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Geneva Fine Arts Fair 2016

Geneva Fine Arts Fair

July, 2016

Dowtown Geneva, Chicago, Illinois

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AleFest Chicago 2016

AleFest Chicago

July, 2016

Chicago, Illinois

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Festival International Of Life Carnival of Nations 2016

Festival International Of Life Carnival of Nations

July, 2016

Union Park, Chicago, Illinois

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Dusable Museum Arts and Crafts Festival 2016

Dusable Museum Arts and Crafts Festival

July, 2016

DuSable Museum , Chicago, Illinois

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Rock N Roll Chicago 2016

Rock N Roll Chicago

July, 2016

Grant Park - Chicago, IL 60602, Chicago, Illinois

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Black Alphabet Film Festival 2016

Black Alphabet Film Festival

July, 2016

July 2: DuSable Museum; July 3: Center on Halsted, Chicago, Illinois

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Irish American Heritage Festival 2016

Irish American Heritage Festival

July, 2016

Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago, Illinois

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West Fest 2016

West Fest

July, 2016

Chicago Avenue - Chicago, IL 60622, Chicago, Illinois

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Chinatown Summer Fair 2016

Chinatown Summer Fair

July, 2016

Chinatown, Chicago, Illinois

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Square Roots Craft Brew & Music Experience 2016

Square Roots Craft Brew & Music Experience

July, 2016

Lincoln Square, Chicago, Illinois

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Summer on Southport 2016

Summer on Southport

July, 2016

3700‑3900 N Southport Ave , Chicago, Illinois

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Girl Group Chicago at Wicker Park Fest 2016

Girl Group Chicago at Wicker Park Fest

July, 2016

Wicker Park, Chicago, Illinois

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About Festivals in Chicago

Those living in the Windy City or planning a trip to visit will be happy to hear there are a large number of fun festivals in Chicago to enjoy all year long. Some of the top Chicago music festivals include the Summer Camp Music Festival, the Chicago Gospel Music Festival in Millennium Park, the North by Northwest Highway Music Festival and the king of them all, Lollapalooza.

There are also plenty of art and film themed Chicago events to showcase the vibrant culture of the city. Movie lovers can enjoy the Chicago Film Critics Festival and the Chicago Underground Film Fest. For a worldly event, check out the Skokie Festival of Cultures which features ethnic food, dance, art and music. And just for laughs there is the 26th Annual Comedy Festival, which is oddly named since it has not been around nearly that long. It features comedy movie screenings, stand up performances and panel discussions.

Chicago has a long history of great craft brewing and has the festivals to prove it. Some of the bigger ones include the American Beer Classic, Craft Beer Week and the National Kidney Foundation fundraiser Kegs for Kidneys.