Illinois Festivals 2020, 2021

Winterfest at the Lindenhof, Sunday, January 27th! 2020

Winterfest at the Lindenhof, Sunday, January 27th!

January, 2020

Lindenhof, Peoria, Illinois

Northwoods Mall Art and Craft Show 2020

Northwoods Mall Art and Craft Show

January, 2020

Northwoods Mall - Peoria, IL 61613, Peoria, Illinois

Bald Eagle Festival 2020

Bald Eagle Festival

January, 2020

Pere Marquette Lodge , Grafton, Illinois

Ideag Northern Illinois Farm Show 2020

Ideag Northern Illinois Farm Show

January, 2020

NIU Convocation Center , Dekalb, Illinois

Chicago 8: Small Gauge Film Festival 2020

Chicago 8: Small Gauge Film Festival

January, 2020

Multiple Locations in Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Tomorrow Never Knows Festival 2020

Tomorrow Never Knows Festival

January, 2020

Chicago, IL (Chicago, IL), Chicago, Illinois

USHLI SLS Launch College Fair 2020

USHLI SLS Launch College Fair

January, 2020

New Trier High School , Chicago, Illinois

Tomorrow Never Knows 2020

Tomorrow Never Knows

January, 2020

Multiple Locations in Chicago, Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Westfield Hawthorne Art and Craft Show 2020

Westfield Hawthorne Art and Craft Show

January, 2020

Westfield Hawthorne Center - Vernon Hills, IL 60061, Vernon Hills, Illinois

Oakbrook Home and Garden Expo 2020

Oakbrook Home and Garden Expo

January, 2020

Drury Lane Conference Center , Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois

Wine Festival 2020

Wine Festival

January, 2020

Merlot and a Masterpiece, Bloomington, Illinois

Winter Chamber Music Festival 2020

Winter Chamber Music Festival

January, 2020

Evanston, Illinois, United States, Evanston, Illinois

Savor Lincoln Park 2020

Savor Lincoln Park

January, 2020

iO Theater, 1501 N Kingsbury Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival 2020

Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival

January, 2020

Multiple Locations in Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival 2020

Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival

January, 2020

Multiple Locations in Chicago, Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Fillet of Solo Festival 2020

Fillet of Solo Festival

January, 2020

Lifeline Theatre, Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Motorcycle Show and Parts Expo 2020

Chicago Motorcycle Show and Parts Expo

January, 2020

Pheasant Run Resort and Spa, Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Travel and Adventure Show 2020

Chicago Travel and Adventure Show

January, 2020

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Chicago, Illinois

90 Second Newbery Film Festival 2020

90 Second Newbery Film Festival

January, 2020

Various Location , Chicago, Illinois

Knox College I 2020

Knox College I

January, 2020

Knox College Campus , Galesburg, Illinois

Donut Fest 2020

Donut Fest

January, 2020

1st Ward at Chop Shop, 2033 W North Ave Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival 2020

Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival

January, 2020

Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont Ave Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Military History Fest 2020

Military History Fest

January, 2020

Pheasant Run Resort and Conference Center, 4051 E Main St Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Ridge 2020

Chicago Ridge

January, 2020

Chicago Ridge Mall - Chicago Ridge, IL 60415, Chicago Ridge, Illinois

The Home Building & Remodeling Expo 2020

The Home Building & Remodeling Expo

January, 2020

Lake County Fairgrounds , Grayslake, Illinois

About Festivals in Illinois

The reputation and skyline of Illinois is dominated by the famous name of Chicago, with its bright lights and towering skyscrapers. But the land of Abraham Lincoln holds so much more than the iconic landscape of the Windy City - and much of this fun lies in Illinois’ thriving festival scene, with much to offer throughout the year. Whether you fancy music, films, food or something utterly unusual, you can find it here - events are even dedicated to things as wacky and wild as pumpkins, apples and scarecrows.

Lollapalooza is perhaps the biggest festival in all of Illinois. This annual music extravaganza brings together hundreds of thousands of music fans with a massive program of the very biggest names in alt-rock, heavy metal, EDM, hip hop and punk. Previous performers here have included hugely iconic artists like Kanye West, Pearl Jam, The Cure and Coldplay - if they’re a big name, you can find them here. Other music festivals throughout Illinois offer jazz, blues, pop and plenty to keep you tapping your toes and shaking your stuff.

Taste of Chicago is a scrumptious sensation for your taste buds. This is one of the biggest outdoor food festivals in the world, and a wide range of food-based vendors offer samples of their very best produce and products. You’ll find restaurants, food trucks, pop-up shops, markets, celebrity chefs, demonstrations and loads of family attractions. Slurp and sup to your heart’s content! There are also lots of music performances here, and previous attendees have included names like Billy Idol and Robin Thicke.

Another popular family event is the Clark Street Spooktacular, a spectral celebration of ghosts, ghouls and goblins. It’s a spooky and spine-chilling festival with Halloween-centric events for comers of all ages. Spooks, sweets, scarecrows and scares – come along and shock yourself silly!

Illinois also hosts many film festivals for fiends of the screen. Chicago Film Festival features hundreds of films from big and small figures from across the world of cinema, with work from the likes of Wim Wenders, Martin Scorsese and Mike Leigh. Chicago Underground Film Festival offers a more unique program with weird and unusual films and documentaries, often featuring some of cinema’s most shocking and controversial offerings.