Chicago Festivals 2016, 2017

North Coast Music Festival 2016

North Coast Music Festival

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

Chicago International Film Festival

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
Chicago Fringe Festival 2016

Chicago Fringe Festival

August 31, 2016

Jefferson Park, Chicago, Illinois

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North Halsted Market Days 2016

North Halsted Market Days

August, 2016

Halsted btw Belmont & Addison , Chicago, Illinois

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St. Viator ROCK THE LOT Fest 2016

St. Viator ROCK THE LOT Fest

August, 2016

St. Viator School, 4140 W. Addison, Chicago, IL 60641, Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago Ecuadorian Festival 2016

Chicago Ecuadorian Festival

August, 2016

Clark Park, Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago Food + Wine Festival 2016

Chicago Food + Wine Festival

August, 2016

Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois

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Black Thai International Bizaar and FestivalAugust 2016

Black Thai International Bizaar and FestivalAugust

August, 2016

Jackson St. & Canal St. Mega Bus, Metra, Union station - Chicago, IL 60602, Chicago, Illinois

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The Fest for Beatles Fans 2016

The Fest for Beatles Fans

August, 2016

Hyatt Regency O'Hare, Chicago, Illinois

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Fulton Fest 2016

Fulton Fest

August, 2016

Fulton Avenue between Damen Avenue and Hoyne Avenue, Chicago, Illinois

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Artopia Fest 2016

Artopia Fest

August, 2016

Chicago Urban Art Society, Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago Air and Water Show 2016

Chicago Air and Water Show

August, 2016

Chicago, Illinois

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LEGO KidsFest Texas 2016

LEGO KidsFest Texas

August, 2016

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois

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Festival Cubano 2016

Festival Cubano

August, 2016

Chicago, Illinois

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Edge Fest 2016

Edge Fest

August, 2016

Edgewater Neighborhood , Chicago, Illinois

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Old Irving Park Beer & BBQ Challenge 2016

Old Irving Park Beer & BBQ Challenge

August, 2016

St. Viator School, Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago Body Mind Spirit Expo 2016

Chicago Body Mind Spirit Expo

August, 2016

North Shore Performing Arts Center , Chicago, Illinois

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The Boulevard Festival 2016

The Boulevard Festival

August, 2016

The Boulevard in Logan Square, Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago Dancing Festival 2016

Chicago Dancing Festival

August, 2016

Multiple Chicago Locations, Chicago, Illinois

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Ginza Holiday Festival 2016

Ginza Holiday Festival

August, 2016

Midwest Buddhist Temple, Chicago, Illinois

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Living Loop Performance Arts Festival 2016

Living Loop Performance Arts Festival

August, 2016

Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois

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WILL COUNTY FAIR 2016

WILL COUNTY FAIR

August, 2016

Will County Fairgrounds, Chicago, Illinois

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International Art Festival Under the Picasso 2016

International Art Festival Under the Picasso

August, 2016

Chicago Daley Plaza , Chicago, Illinois

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Art Festival at Mayfair 2016

Art Festival at Mayfair

August, 2016

Mayfair Park, Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago Jazz Festival 2016

Chicago Jazz Festival

September 1, 2016

Chicago Cultural Center & Millennium 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.