Illinois Festivals 2018, 2019

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Kris Kringle Market 2017 2018

Kris Kringle Market 2017

December, 2018

St. Mary Catholic Church, McHenry, Illinois

Chicago Thanksgiving Parade 2018

Chicago Thanksgiving Parade

November 23, 2018

Downtown Chicago on State Street, State St & Congress Ave Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Lincoln Square Ravenswood Wine Stroll 2018

Lincoln Square Ravenswood Wine Stroll

November 27, 2018

Multiple Locations in Lincoln Square and Ravenswood, Ravenswood Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Thirty 2018

Thirty

November, 2018

OFallon Township High School , O'Fallon, Illinois

Champaign-Urbana Folk & Roots Festival 2018

Champaign-Urbana Folk & Roots Festival

November, 2018

Multiple Locations in Downtown Urbana, Urbana, IL, Urbana, Illinois

BeerHoptacular 2018

BeerHoptacular

November, 2018

Cinespace Chicago Film Studios, 2621 W 15th Pl Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

United Film Festival Chicago 2018

United Film Festival Chicago

November, 2018

Chicago, Illinois

Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair 2018

Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair

November, 2018

Oak Park River Forest High School , Oak Park, Illinois

Belleville Art and Craft Fall Fair 2018

Belleville Art and Craft Fall Fair

November, 2018

Belle‑Clair Expo Center , Belleville, Illinois

The Late Late Craft Show 2018

The Late Late Craft Show

November, 2018

Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro , Chicago, Illinois

Home Decorating Art Spree 2018

Home Decorating Art Spree

November, 2018

James R. Thompson Cenetr , Chicago, Illinois

PHS Pirate Booster Craft Fair 2018

PHS Pirate Booster Craft Fair

November, 2018

Palatine High School , Palatine, Illinois

VJ Andrew Twenty 2018

VJ Andrew Twenty

November, 2018

VJ Andrew High School , Tinley Park, Illinois

Holiday Craft Boutique 2018

Holiday Craft Boutique

November, 2018

Rolling Meadows High School , Rolling Meadows, Illinois

Ramenfest Chicago 2018

Ramenfest Chicago

November, 2018

Urbanbelly Chicago, 1400 W Randolph St Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Wine Fest 2018

Wine Fest

November, 2018

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center , Grafton, Illinois

Solar Tide Festival 2018

Solar Tide Festival

November, 2018

Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N Kedzie Blvd Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Marmion Christmas Craft & Home Show 2018

Marmion Christmas Craft & Home Show

November, 2018

Marmion Academy, Regole Bldg. and Alumni Hall (Gym) , Aurora, Illinois

Vendor and Craft Fall Bazaar 2018

Vendor and Craft Fall Bazaar

November, 2018

Joliet Catholic Academy , Joliet, Illinois

DIY Trunk Show 2018

DIY Trunk Show

November, 2018

Broadway Armory Park - Chicago, IL 60660, Chicago, Illinois

Belmont-Central Tree Lighting 2018

Belmont-Central Tree Lighting

November, 2018

Belmont-Central, 5534 W Belmont Ave Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Saint Clair Square Holiday Weekend 2018

Saint Clair Square Holiday Weekend

November, 2018

Saint Clair Square Mall , Fairview Heights, Illinois

Craft Show and Bake Sale 2018

Craft Show and Bake Sale

November, 2018

Highlands Middle School , La Grange Highlands, Illinois

Showcase of Arts and Crafts 2018

Showcase of Arts and Crafts

November, 2018

Barrington Park District , Barrington, Illinois

Christmas Craft Fair and Blood Drive 2018

Christmas Craft Fair and Blood Drive

November, 2018

The Salvation Army Worship and Communty Center , Joliet, 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.