Illinois Festivals 2020, 2021

Friday Art Markets at Daley Plaza 2020

Friday Art Markets at Daley Plaza

August, 2020

Richard J. Daley Plaza, 50 W Washington St Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Rhapsody in Bloom Art Fest 2020

Rhapsody in Bloom Art Fest

August, 2020

Luthy Botanical Gardens , Peoria, Illinois

Fortieth Oak Park AvenueLake Arts and Crafts Show 2020

Fortieth Oak Park AvenueLake Arts and Crafts Show

August, 2020

Scoville Park - Oak Park, IL 60301, Oak Park, Illinois

Black Diamond Blast on the Beach 2020

Black Diamond Blast on the Beach

August, 2020

Crystal Lake Main Beach , Crystal Lake, Illinois

White Buffalo Music Festival 2020

White Buffalo Music Festival

August, 2020

Mendota Hills Campground, 642 US-52 Amboy, IL, Amboy, Illinois

FFPO Womens' Mini Expo 2020

FFPO Womens' Mini Expo

August, 2020

Hilton/Chicago Indian Lake Resort , Bloomingdale, Illinois

Bus Trip to Springfield State Fair 2020

Bus Trip to Springfield State Fair

August, 2020

Palos Park Recreation Center, Palos Park, Illinois

Prairie Sky Music Festival 2020

Prairie Sky Music Festival

August, 2020

Robert Allerton Park, 515 Old Timber Rd Monticello, Monticello, Illinois

Albany Park World Fest 2020

Albany Park World Fest

August, 2020

Lawrence & Kimball, 3421 W Lawrence Ave Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Shorewood Crossroads Festival 2020

Shorewood Crossroads Festival

August, 2020

Cene's Four Seasons Park, 25520 W. Seil Rd Shorewood, Shorewood, Illinois

West Ridge Fun Fest 2020

West Ridge Fun Fest

August, 2020

Republic Bank, 2720 W Devon Ave Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Bucktown Arts Fest 2020

Bucktown Arts Fest

August, 2020

Across from Holstein Park, N Oakley Ave & W Lyndale St Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Kankakee County Fair 2020

Kankakee County Fair

August, 2020

Kankakee County Fairgrounds, Kankakee, Illinois

Evanston Lakeshore Arts Festival 2020

Evanston Lakeshore Arts Festival

August, 2020

Dawes Park , Evanston, Illinois

Vintage Garage Chicago 2020

Vintage Garage Chicago

August, 2020

Vintage Garage Chicago Flea Market, 5051 North Broadway Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

North Halsted Market Days 2020

North Halsted Market Days

August, 2020

Halsted btw Belmont & Addison , Chicago, Illinois

AnnunciataFest 2020


August, 2020

Annunciata School, 3750 E 112th St Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Takin' It to the Streets 2020

Takin' It to the Streets

August, 2020

Marquette Park, 6700 S. Sacramento Ave Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Buffalo Grove Days Arts and Crafts Fair 2020

Buffalo Grove Days Arts and Crafts Fair

August, 2020

Village Hall Campus - Buffalo Grove, IL 60089, Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Ottawa Art League's Art in the Park 2020

Ottawa Art League's Art in the Park

August, 2020

Washington Square Park , Ottawa, Illinois

Huntley Artfest 2020

Huntley Artfest

August, 2020

Downtown Near the Square , Huntley, Illinois

Old Irving Park Beer & BBQ Challenge 2020

Old Irving Park Beer & BBQ Challenge

August, 2020

St. Viator School, Chicago, Illinois

Lincolnshire Art Festival 2020

Lincolnshire Art Festival

August, 2020

Village Green, 405 Village Green Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire, Illinois

90's Palooza @ Basecamp 2020

90's Palooza @ Basecamp

August, 2020

BaseCamp Pub, Lisle, Illinois

Art & Soul on the Fox 2020

Art & Soul on the Fox

August, 2020

Downtown , Elgin, 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.