Illinois Festivals 2019, 2020

Featured
Kris Kringle Market 2017 2019

Kris Kringle Market 2017

December, 2019

St. Mary Catholic Church, McHenry, Illinois

Art on Main Arts Festival 2019

Art on Main Arts Festival

June, 2019

Jones Park , Canton, Illinois

Juneteenth CommUNITY Freedom Festival 2019

Juneteenth CommUNITY Freedom Festival

June, 2019

Propheter Park, Sterling, Illinois

Queer Bits Film Festival 2019

Queer Bits Film Festival

June, 2019

The Public House Theatre, Chicago, Illinois

Ravinia 2019

Ravinia

June, 2019

Ravinia , Highland Park, Illinois

Michael Charles at The Chicago Blues Fest 2019

Michael Charles at The Chicago Blues Fest

June, 2019

Chicago Country Music Festival, Chicago, Illinois

The DigiTour 2019

The DigiTour

June, 2019

Park West, Chicago, Illinois

Long Grove Strawberry Festival 2019

Long Grove Strawberry Festival

June, 2019

21W730 Butterfield Rd., Lombard, Illinois

JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival 2019

JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival

June, 2019

Music Box Theatre, Chicago, Illinois

Oakley Festa Pasta Vino 2019

Oakley Festa Pasta Vino

June, 2019

The Heart of Chicago Neighborhood in the Lower West Side, S Oakley Ave & W 24th St Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Macon Street Fest 2019

Macon Street Fest

June, 2019

Multiple Locations in Macon, Macon, Macon, Illinois

B96 Pepsi Summer Bash 2019

B96 Pepsi Summer Bash

June, 2019

Toyota Park, Bridgeview, Illinois

Beachfest 2019

Beachfest

June, 2019

Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center , Round Lake Beach, Illinois

Malta Days Festival 2019

Malta Days Festival

June, 2019

Lion's Park , Malta, Illinois

Diaper Derby and Baby Expo 2019

Diaper Derby and Baby Expo

June, 2019

White Oaks Mall , Springfield, Illinois

WGCI Summer Jam 2019

WGCI Summer Jam

June, 2019

United Center, Chicago, Illinois

Strawberry Jazz Festival 2019

Strawberry Jazz Festival

June, 2019

Civic Auditorium, Kankakee, Illinois

Chatham Academy Street Festival 2019

Chatham Academy Street Festival

June, 2019

WYS Chatham Academy H.S., Chicago, Illinois

Lakefront Festival of Arts 2019

Lakefront Festival of Arts

June, 2019

Milwaukee Art Museum, Chicago, Illinois

Thai Festival 2019

Thai Festival

June, 2019

Federal Plaza, Chicago, Illinois

Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival 2019

Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival

June, 2019

Defibrillator Gallery, 1463 W Chicago Ave Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Fountain Square Art Festival 2019

Fountain Square Art Festival

June, 2019

Downtown Evanston at Church & Sherman, Church St & Sherman Ave Evanston, IL, Evanston, Illinois

Long Grove Strawberry Fest 2019

Long Grove Strawberry Fest

June, 2019

Multiple Locations in Long Grove, Long Grove, IL, Long Grove, Illinois

International Quilt Festival Chicago 2019

International Quilt Festival Chicago

June, 2019

TBA, Chicago, Illinois

Grayslake Arts Festival 2019

Grayslake Arts Festival

June, 2019

Downtown , 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.