Illinois Festivals 2019, 2020

Kris Kringle Market 2017 2019

Kris Kringle Market 2017

December, 2019

St. Mary Catholic Church, McHenry, Illinois

Bucktown Holiday Artshow 2019

Bucktown Holiday Artshow

December, 2019

Holstein Park Fieldhouse , Chicago, Illinois

Harper College Festival of Art & Crafts 2019

Harper College Festival of Art & Crafts

December, 2019

Harper College , Palatine, Illinois

Saint Nicholas Holiday Festival & Craft Fair 2019

Saint Nicholas Holiday Festival & Craft Fair

December, 2019

Oldershaw Hall & School Cafeteria , Evanston, Illinois

Holiday Art Spree 2019

Holiday Art Spree

December, 2019

James R. Thompson Center , Chicago, Illinois

Victorias' Holiday Craft Show 2019

Victorias' Holiday Craft Show

December, 2019

Norwood Park , Chicago, Illinois

Schaumburg Park Foundation Holiday Bazaar 2019

Schaumburg Park Foundation Holiday Bazaar

December, 2019

Schaumburg Corporate Center , Schaumburg, Illinois

Lambs Farm Holiday Lights Gift & Craft Fair 2019

Lambs Farm Holiday Lights Gift & Craft Fair

December, 2019

Arlington International Racecourse , Arlington Heights, Illinois

Geneva Christmas Walk 2019

Geneva Christmas Walk

December, 2019

Dowtown Geneva, Geneva, Illinois

Millstadt Weihnachtsfest German Christmas Festival 2019

Millstadt Weihnachtsfest German Christmas Festival

December, 2019

St. James Parish Center , Millstadt, Illinois

The Buzz Shoppe 2019

The Buzz Shoppe

December, 2019

Mixin Mingle , Woodstock, Illinois

Renegade Craft Fair 2019

Renegade Craft Fair

December, 2019

Division Street , Chicago, Illinois

Christmas Family Fun Festival 2019

Christmas Family Fun Festival

December, 2019

New Life Bible Church, Winnebago, Illinois

VFW Ladies Auxilliary Christmas Craft Show 2019

VFW Ladies Auxilliary Christmas Craft Show

December, 2019

Villa Park VFW , Villa Park, Illinois

Chicago's Irish Christmas Market 2019

Chicago's Irish Christmas Market

December, 2019

Northcenter Town Square , Chicago, Illinois

Kris Kringle Market Libertyville 2019

Kris Kringle Market Libertyville

December, 2019

Libertyville Civic Center , Libertyville, Illinois

Chicago Young Playwrights Festival 2019

Chicago Young Playwrights Festival

December, 2019

Pegasus Theater Chicago, 1105 W Chicago Ave Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Christmas Craft Show 2019

Christmas Craft Show

December, 2019

Central Catholic High School , Bloomington, Illinois

An Original Jewelry & Accessories Show 2019

An Original Jewelry & Accessories Show

December, 2019

Hilton Garden Inn , Evanston, Illinois

Bradley Christmas Parade 2019

Bradley Christmas Parade

December, 2019

Bradley-Bourbonnais Chamber Annex, Bradley, Illinois

River North Wine Fest 2019

River North Wine Fest

December, 2019

Moe's Cantina River North, Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Santa Crawl 2019

Chicago Santa Crawl

December, 2019

Old Crow Smokehouse, Chicago, Illinois

River North Donut Fest 2019

River North Donut Fest

December, 2019

Moe's Cantina River North, Chicago, Illinois

Thirty 2019


December, 2019

Morris High School Fieldhouse , Morris, Illinois

Christmas Bazaar 2019

Christmas Bazaar

December, 2019

St. Gertrude Social Hall , Chicago, 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.