Chicago Festivals 2016, 2017

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.

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
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
Haiku Festival 2016

April 30, 2016

Harold Washington Library, Chicago, Illinois

MidWest Rum Festival 2016

April 30, 2016

Bottom Lounge, Chicago, Illinois

Baconfest Chicago 2016

April 30, 2016

UIC Forum, Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Anarchist Film Festival 2016

April, 2016

Meztli Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Gardening Art Spree 2016

April, 2016

James R. Thompson Center , Chicago, Illinois

Vender Blender 2016

April, 2016

Our Lady of Victory School , Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Festival of Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film 2016

April, 2016

Sullivan Center at Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Kids and Kites Festival 2016

April, 2016

Cricket Hill in Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Public Library Poetry Fest 2016

April, 2016

Chicago Public Library: Harold Washington Library Center, Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Palestine Film Festival 2016

April, 2016

Gene Siskel Film Center & Moraine Valley Community College Fine Arts Theater Building, Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Underground Film Festival 2016

April, 2016

Logan Theatre, Chicago, Illinois

Imago Film Festival 2016

April, 2016

Elgin, Illinois, United States, Chicago, Illinois

FOTA Spring Arts Week 2016

April, 2016

Multiple Locations at the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Botanic Garden Antiques and Garden Fair 2016

April, 2016

Chicago Botanic Garden - Chicago, IL 60022, Chicago, Illinois

Polish Constitution Day Parade 2016

April, 2016

Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois

MoonRunners Music Festival 2016

May 1, 2016

Reggies Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Beer Classic 2016

May 7, 2016

Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

Hand Made Chicago 2016

May 14, 2016

Plumbers Hall, Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Mayfest 2016

May 20, 2016

3100 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, 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