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

Suzuki Spring Festival 2019

Suzuki Spring Festival

April, 2019

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois

Chicago Anarchist Film Festival 2019

Chicago Anarchist Film Festival

April, 2019

Meztli Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Sandburg Days Festival  2019

Sandburg Days Festival

April, 2019

Galesburg, Galesburg , Illinois

Chicago Maritime Festival 2019

Chicago Maritime Festival

April, 2019

The Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N Lincoln Ave Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Haiku Festival 2019

Haiku Festival

April, 2019

Harold Washington Library, 400 S State St Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

STEM Speaker Series 2019

STEM Speaker Series

April, 2019

City Of Des Plaines, Des Plaines, Illinois

Gardening Art Spree 2019

Gardening Art Spree

April, 2019

James R. Thompson Center , Chicago, Illinois

Raw Voices Youth Media Festival 2019

Raw Voices Youth Media Festival

April, 2019

Columbia College Chicago, 1104 S. Wabash Ave Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Kiwanis Craft & Vendor Faire 2019

Kiwanis Craft & Vendor Faire

April, 2019

Hanover Township Senior Center , Bartlett, Illinois

Cary-Grove Community Expo 2019

Cary-Grove Community Expo

April, 2019

Cary-Grove High School, 2208 3 Oaks Rd Cary, IL, Cary, Illinois

Tinley Park Tattoo Arts and Horror Festival 2019

Tinley Park Tattoo Arts and Horror Festival

April, 2019

Holiday Inn Select & Convention Center - Tinley..., Tinley Park, Illinois

Vender Blender 2019

Vender Blender

April, 2019

Our Lady of Victory School , Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Botanic Garden Antiques, Garden & Design Show 2019

Chicago Botanic Garden Antiques, Garden & Design Show

April, 2019

Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Illinois Sustainable Living and Wellness Expo 2019

Illinois Sustainable Living and Wellness Expo

April, 2019

IWU Shirk Center - Bloomington, IL 61701, Bloomington, Illinois

Lake County Food Truck Frenzy 2019

Lake County Food Truck Frenzy

April, 2019

Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E Peterson Rd Grayslake, Grayslake, Illinois

Chicago Festival of Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film 2019

Chicago Festival of Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film

April, 2019

Sullivan Center at Loyola University Chicago, 6339 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Boneyard Arts Festival 2019

Boneyard Arts Festival

April, 2019

Various venues , Champaign, Illinois

Chicago Latino Film Festival 2019

Chicago Latino Film Festival

April, 2019

AMC River East 21 Theatres, 322 E Illinois St Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

MidWest Rum Festival 2019

MidWest Rum Festival

April, 2019

Bottom Lounge, 1375 W Lake St Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Rhythm & Ribs Festival 2019

Rhythm & Ribs Festival

April, 2019

Francis Field, Saint Augustine, Illinois

Town & Country Youth Art Show 2019

Town & Country Youth Art Show

April, 2019

Jeremiah Joe Coffee , Ottawa, Illinois

North Shore Unitarian Church Art Fair 2019

North Shore Unitarian Church Art Fair

April, 2019

North Shore Unitarian Church , Deerfield, Illinois

Oak Lawn and Chicago Pet Show 2019

Oak Lawn and Chicago Pet Show

April, 2019

Oak Lawn Pavilion - Oak Lawn, IL 60453, Oak Lawn, Illinois

Spring Arts and Craft Expo 2019

Spring Arts and Craft Expo

April, 2019

Calvary Community Church , South Holland, 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.