Illinois Festivals 2020, 2021

Illinois Blues Festival 2020

Illinois Blues Festival

September, 2020

Riverfront Park , Peoria, Illinois

Darien and Chicago Pet Show 2020

Darien and Chicago Pet Show

September, 2020

Darien Sportsplex - Darien, IL 60561, Darien, Illinois

Randolph Street Market 2020

Randolph Street Market

September, 2020

Steven M. Bailey Auditorium , Chicago, Illinois

Art in the Park 2020

Art in the Park

September, 2020

Standish Park in downtown , Galesburg, Illinois

Festival of the Vine Fine Art & Craft Fair 2020

Festival of the Vine Fine Art & Craft Fair

September, 2020

Courthouse , Geneva, Illinois

Riot Fest and Carnival 2020

Riot Fest and Carnival

September, 2020

Douglas Park, Chicago, Illinois

Edwards Place Fine Art Fair 2020

Edwards Place Fine Art Fair

September, 2020

Grounds of Edwards Place Historic Home , Springfield, Illinois

Peoria Blues & Heritage Music Festival 2020

Peoria Blues & Heritage Music Festival

September, 2020

Peoria Riverfront, 200 Northeast Water St Peoria, East Peoria, Illinois

Cruise 11 to Remember 9 2020

Cruise 11 to Remember 9

September, 2020

Central Park , Decatur, Illinois

79th Street Renaissance Festival 2020

79th Street Renaissance Festival

September, 2020

79th Street between Racine Avenue and Loomis Boulevard, 1198 West 79th Street Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Fashion & Fibers Art Spree 2020

Fashion & Fibers Art Spree

September, 2020

James R. Thompson Center , Chicago, Illinois

Taste of Polonia Festival 2020

Taste of Polonia Festival

September, 2020

Various Venues, Chicago, Illinois

The Edwardsville Art Fair 2020

The Edwardsville Art Fair

September, 2020

Edwardsville City Park, Edwardsville, Illinois

Windy City Wine Festival 2020

Windy City Wine Festival

September, 2020

Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park, 337 East Randolph Street Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Fall Festival Chicago 2020

Fall Festival Chicago

September, 2020

Richard J Daley Plaza , Chicago, Illinois

Mexican Independence Day Parade and Festival de La Villita 2020

Mexican Independence Day Parade and Festival de La Villita

September, 2020

The Streets of Little Village, Chicago, Illinois

Town and Country Arts and Crafts Show 2020

Town and Country Arts and Crafts Show

September, 2020

Downtown on Railroad St , Leland, Illinois

Emerald Coast Beer Festival 2020

Emerald Coast Beer Festival

September, 2020

Uncommon Ground On Devon, Chicago, Illinois

Johnny Appleseed Festival and Craft Show 2020

Johnny Appleseed Festival and Craft Show

September, 2020

Downtown - Crystal Lake, IL 60014, Crystal Lake, Illinois

Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival 2020

Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival

September, 2020

Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 North Dearborn Parkway Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Art Spectacular 2020

Art Spectacular

September, 2020

Washington Park , Springfield, Illinois

Fall Home Improvement & Remodeling Expo 2020

Fall Home Improvement & Remodeling Expo

September, 2020

Lake County Fairgrounds , Grayslake, Illinois

Southern Illinois University Family Weekend Craft Sale 2020

Southern Illinois University Family Weekend Craft Sale

September, 2020

Student Center, SIUC , Carbondale, Illinois

Oktoberfest Chicago 2020

Oktoberfest Chicago

September, 2020

St Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church, 1429 W Wellington Ave Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

La Crosse Storytelling Festival 2020

La Crosse Storytelling Festival

September, 2020

Crystal Lake South High School, Crystal Lake, 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.