Chicago Festivals 2019, 2020

BeerHoptacular 2019

BeerHoptacular

November, 2019

Cinespace Chicago Film Studios, 2621 W 15th Pl Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

United Film Festival Chicago 2019

United Film Festival Chicago

November, 2019

Chicago, Illinois

The Late Late Craft Show 2019

The Late Late Craft Show

November, 2019

Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro , Chicago, Illinois

Home Decorating Art Spree 2019

Home Decorating Art Spree

November, 2019

James R. Thompson Cenetr , Chicago, Illinois

Ramenfest Chicago 2019

Ramenfest Chicago

November, 2019

Urbanbelly Chicago, 1400 W Randolph St Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Solar Tide Festival 2019

Solar Tide Festival

November, 2019

Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N Kedzie Blvd Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

DIY Trunk Show 2019

DIY Trunk Show

November, 2019

Broadway Armory Park - Chicago, IL 60660, Chicago, Illinois

Belmont-Central Tree Lighting 2019

Belmont-Central Tree Lighting

November, 2019

Belmont-Central, 5534 W Belmont Ave Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Polish Film Festival in America 2019

Polish Film Festival in America

November, 2019

Gallery Theatre & Additional Venues, 1112 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Lincoln Park ZooLights 2019

Lincoln Park ZooLights

November, 2019

Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 N Clark St Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Red Door's Winter Bazaar 2019

Red Door's Winter Bazaar

November, 2019

Warren Park Field House , Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Thanksgiving Parade 2019

Chicago Thanksgiving Parade

November, 2019

Downtown Chicago on State Street, State St & Congress Ave Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

SOFA Chicago 2019

SOFA Chicago

November, 2019

Navy Pier's Festival Hall, 600 E Grand Ave Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Christkindlmarket Chicago 2019

Christkindlmarket Chicago

November, 2019

Daley Plaza, 50 W Washington St Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

River North Whiskey Festival 2019

River North Whiskey Festival

November, 2019

Old Crow Smokehouse, Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Mac & Cheese Fest 2019

Chicago Mac & Cheese Fest

November, 2019

UIC Forum, 725 W Roosevelt Rd Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Edgewater Craft Cocktail Crawl 2019

Edgewater Craft Cocktail Crawl

November, 2019

RAM Art Studio, 6054 N Broadway St Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Journey's Noise Tour 2019

Journey's Noise Tour

November, 2019

House Of Blues - Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Logan Square Indoor Farmers Market 2019

Logan Square Indoor Farmers Market

November, 2019

TBA , Chicago, Illinois

The Turkey Crawl in Wrigleyville! 2019

The Turkey Crawl in Wrigleyville!

November, 2019

Old Crow Smokehouse, Chicago, Illinois

Winterfest 2019

Winterfest

November, 2019

St. Viator School, Chicago, Illinois

Chi-Town Multicultural Film Festival 2019

Chi-Town Multicultural Film Festival

November, 2019

Chicago, IL (Chicago, IL), Chicago, Illinois

First Nations Film and Video Festival 2019

First Nations Film and Video Festival

November, 2019

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

Black Wednesday Booze Cruise 2019

Black Wednesday Booze Cruise

November, 2019

Anita Dee II, Chicago, Illinois

Randolph Street Holiday Market 2019

Randolph Street Holiday Market

November, 2019

Plumbers Hall , 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.