Chicago Festivals 2021, 2022

Valentine's Art Spree 2021

Valentine's Art Spree

February, 2021

James R. Thompson Ctr. , Chicago, Illinois

Festival of Flutes 2021

Festival of Flutes

February, 2021

Sherwood Community Music School, Various, Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Chinese New Year Parade 2021

Chicago Chinese New Year Parade

February, 2021

Chinatown, 200 W Cermak Rd Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Riverview Tavern Festibarrel 2021

Riverview Tavern Festibarrel

February, 2021

Riverview Tavern, 1958 Roscoe St Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

University of Chicago Folk Festival 2021

University of Chicago Folk Festival

February, 2021

Mandel Hall at University of Chicago, 1131 E 57th St Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Auto Show 2021

Chicago Auto Show

February, 2021

McCormick Place, 2301 S Martin Luther King Dr Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Flamenco Festival 2021

Chicago Flamenco Festival

February, 2021

Instituto Cervantes, 31 W Ohio St Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Pizza Party 2021

Chicago Pizza Party

February, 2021

Ravenswood Event Center, 4043 N Ravenswood Avenue Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Festival of Flesh 2021

Festival of Flesh

February, 2021

Uptown Underground Theater, Chicago, Illinois

Mad Mobster True Crime & Horror Expo 2021

Mad Mobster True Crime & Horror Expo

February, 2021

Hilton Hotel , Chicago, Illinois

Black History Month Film Festival 2021

Black History Month Film Festival

February, 2021

Hilton Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Louder Than a Bomb: the Chicago Youth Poetry Festival 2021

Louder Than a Bomb: the Chicago Youth Poetry Festival

February, 2021

Multiple Locations in Chicago, Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Festival of Flutes Honors Recital 2021

Festival of Flutes Honors Recital

February, 2021

Community Music School at Columbia College Chicago,, Chicago, Illinois

11th Anniversary Good Food Festival 2021

11th Anniversary Good Food Festival

March, 2021

UIC Forum Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Good Food Festival and Conference 2021

Good Food Festival and Conference

March, 2021

UIC Forum in, Chicago, Illinois

March Art Spree 2021

March Art Spree

March, 2021

James R. Thompson Ctr. , Chicago, Illinois

4th Chopin IN the City Festival 2021

4th Chopin IN the City Festival

March, 2021

Pro Musica Audio - Chicago's Premiere Audio Specialists since 1983!, Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Irish Film Festival 2021

Chicago Irish Film Festival

March, 2021

Gallery Theatre & Logan Theatre, 1112 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade 2021

Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade

March, 2021

Columbus Drive in Downtown Chicago, S Columbus Dr & E Balbo Ave Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Randolph Street Market Spring Fling 2021

Randolph Street Market Spring Fling

March, 2021

Beaux Arts Plumber's Hall , Chicago, Illinois

North Park Village Nature Center Maple Syrup Festival 2021

North Park Village Nature Center Maple Syrup Festival

March, 2021

North Park Village Nature Center, 5801 N Pulaski Rd Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Story Week Festival of Writers 2021

Story Week Festival of Writers

March, 2021

Department of Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Saint Jane Dechantal Craft and Vendor Fair 2021

Saint Jane Dechantal Craft and Vendor Fair

March, 2021

St Jane DeChantal Ward Hall - Chicago, IL 60638, Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Brass Festival 2021

Chicago Brass Festival

March, 2021

Northeastern Illinois University, 3701 W Bryn Mawr Ave Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Louder than a Bomb Semifinals 2021

Louder than a Bomb Semifinals

March, 2021

Metro, Chicago, Illinois

About Festivals in Chicago

The Windy City of Chicago offers a broad selection of attractions for travellers of all types and ages, from beautiful architecture, lip-smacking offerings of food and drink and loads of sports events. Every year, it also holds a number of exciting festivals to celebrate food, drink, music, films and more.

Perhaps Chicago’s most famous festival is Lollapalooza, a massive music event which spans the genres of alt-rock, heavy metal, rock, hip hop, punk and more, and hosts more than 150,000 people every year. If you’re a music fan of any description, it’ll have something tuneful to fill your ears, and previous artists have included the likes of Eminem, Muse, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Cure, Arcade Fire, Pearl Jam, The Killers, The National and a whole lot more. If they’re a big name, you’ll find them here. It’s one of the biggest and most prestigious music festivals in the whole of the states and it comes with good vibes and a chilled-out atmosphere.

Chicago Underground Film Festival is a rather more leftfield affair, and showcases a range of alternative cinema, including short films, independent films, documentaries, foreign cinema and more. The event also screens shocking and controversial films for those who like something provocative. If you’re keen to discover strange, unusual and interesting cinema, this is the event for you, with a firm focus on celebrating the artistic and aesthetic aspects of filmmaking and screening radical and challenging content.

Chicago also plays host to loads of big parades throughout the year, including the St Patrick’s Day Parade, Chicago Gay Pride Parade, and the Chinese New Year Parade. All of these offer floats, bands, entertainment, food and drinks, with a variety of themed happenings depending on the particular event.

Chicago’s biggest festival is Taste of Chicago, a tastebud-tingling smorgasbord of foods and drinks from around the world. In what is probably the biggest outdoor food festival in the whole of the states, you can get your lips around plenty of tasty morsels and meals, from gourmet banquets to street food and everything in between. There are also cookery demonstrations, top chefs, samples, restaurants and food booths, with music and other entertainment for those looking to give their bellies a break.