Chicago Festivals 2020, 2021

Chicago 8: Small Gauge Film Festival 2020

Chicago 8: Small Gauge Film Festival

January, 2020

Multiple Locations in Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Tomorrow Never Knows Festival 2020

Tomorrow Never Knows Festival

January, 2020

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

USHLI SLS Launch College Fair 2020

USHLI SLS Launch College Fair

January, 2020

New Trier High School , Chicago, Illinois

Tomorrow Never Knows 2020

Tomorrow Never Knows

January, 2020

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

Savor Lincoln Park 2020

Savor Lincoln Park

January, 2020

iO Theater, 1501 N Kingsbury Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival 2020

Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival

January, 2020

Multiple Locations in Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival 2020

Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival

January, 2020

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

Fillet of Solo Festival 2020

Fillet of Solo Festival

January, 2020

Lifeline Theatre, Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Motorcycle Show and Parts Expo 2020

Chicago Motorcycle Show and Parts Expo

January, 2020

Pheasant Run Resort and Spa, Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Travel and Adventure Show 2020

Chicago Travel and Adventure Show

January, 2020

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Chicago, Illinois

90 Second Newbery Film Festival 2020

90 Second Newbery Film Festival

January, 2020

Various Location , Chicago, Illinois

Donut Fest 2020

Donut Fest

January, 2020

1st Ward at Chop Shop, 2033 W North Ave Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival 2020

Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival

January, 2020

Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont Ave Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Military History Fest 2020

Military History Fest

January, 2020

Pheasant Run Resort and Conference Center, 4051 E Main St Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

The Original Mother’s Elvis Fest 2020

The Original Mother’s Elvis Fest

January, 2020

The Original Mother's, Chicago, Illinois

Ideal Home Show Chicago 2020

Ideal Home Show Chicago

January, 2020

Navy Pier , Chicago, Illinois

Valentine's Art Spree 2020

Valentine's Art Spree

February, 2020

James R. Thompson Ctr. , Chicago, Illinois

Festival of Flutes 2020

Festival of Flutes

February, 2020

Sherwood Community Music School, Various, Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Chinese New Year Parade 2020

Chicago Chinese New Year Parade

February, 2020

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

Riverview Tavern Festibarrel 2020

Riverview Tavern Festibarrel

February, 2020

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

University of Chicago Folk Festival 2020

University of Chicago Folk Festival

February, 2020

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

Chicago Auto Show 2020

Chicago Auto Show

February, 2020

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

Chicago Flamenco Festival 2020

Chicago Flamenco Festival

February, 2020

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

Chicago Pizza Party 2020

Chicago Pizza Party

February, 2020

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

Festival of Flesh 2020

Festival of Flesh

February, 2020

Uptown Underground Theater, 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.