Illinois Festivals 2019, 2020

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Kris Kringle Market 2017 2019

Kris Kringle Market 2017

December, 2019

St. Mary Catholic Church, McHenry, Illinois

The Shops at Roosevelt Collection Pumpkins on the Plaza 2019

The Shops at Roosevelt Collection Pumpkins on the Plaza

October, 2019

The Shops at Roosevelt Collection, 150 W Roosevelt Rd Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair 2019

Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair

October, 2019

Moose Family Center , Pekin, Illinois

Parade 2019

Parade

October, 2019

Theatre Wit, Chicago, Illinois

Fall Remodeling & Home Expo 2019

Fall Remodeling & Home Expo

October, 2019

Forest Hills Lodge , Loves Park, Illinois

Fall Festival 2019

Fall Festival

October, 2019

American Legion Post 365 , Collinsville, Illinois

Fall Arts and Crafts Show 2019

Fall Arts and Crafts Show

October, 2019

Reavis High School , Burbank, Illinois

Inetergalactic Bead Shows 2019

Inetergalactic Bead Shows

October, 2019

White Eagle Banquets‑Allison Room , Niles, Illinois

Villa Park Crafters' Holiday 2019

Villa Park Crafters' Holiday

October, 2019

Saint Alexander Parish Hall , Villa Park, Illinois

First Folio Theatre Mayhem in the Mansion 2019

First Folio Theatre Mayhem in the Mansion

October, 2019

First Folio Theatre, 1717 31st St Oak Brook, IL, Oak Brook, Illinois

Southwest Suburban Fall Home Show 2019

Southwest Suburban Fall Home Show

October, 2019

Orland Park Sportsplex , Orland Park, Illinois

Greenup Fall Festival 2019

Greenup Fall Festival

October, 2019

Municipal Building , Greenup, Illinois

Arts and Crafts Festival 2019

Arts and Crafts Festival

October, 2019

St Ignatius Episcopal Church , Antioch, Illinois

The Whisky Extravaganza 2019

The Whisky Extravaganza

October, 2019

Union League Club, 65 W Jackson Blvd Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Oktoberfest Arts and Crafts Show 2019

Oktoberfest Arts and Crafts Show

October, 2019

Marian Catholic High School , Chicago Heights, Illinois

Twenty 2019

Twenty

October, 2019

Batavia VFW , Batavia, Illinois

Turkey Testicle Festival 2019

Turkey Testicle Festival

October, 2019

Byron, Illinois

Fall Market 2019

Fall Market

October, 2019

Centennial Park , Grayslake, Illinois

Yuletide Treasures 2019

Yuletide Treasures

October, 2019

Dupage Art League Gallery & School , Wheaton, Illinois

Freaky Deaky Halloween Costume Party 2019

Freaky Deaky Halloween Costume Party

October, 2019

Toyota Park, 7000 Harlem Ave Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Christmas at Our House 2019

Christmas at Our House

October, 2019

Joliet Elks Lodge #296 , Joliet, Illinois

Alsip Holiday Craft Corner 2019

Alsip Holiday Craft Corner

October, 2019

Apollo Park Fieldhouse , Alsip, Illinois

Holy Family Parish Heritage Festival 2019

Holy Family Parish Heritage Festival

October, 2019

Holy Family Community Center , Granite City, Illinois

Pumpkin Patch 2019

Pumpkin Patch

October, 2019

Highland City Downtown Square , Highland, Illinois

LaughingStock 2019

LaughingStock

October, 2019

Elbo Room, 2871 N Lincoln Ave Chicago, IL, 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.