Chicago Festivals 2019, 2020

Water Lantern Festival Chicago 2019

Water Lantern Festival Chicago

July 20, 2019

Chicago, Illinois

International Festival of Life (IFOL) 2019

International Festival of Life (IFOL)

July, 2019

Union Park, Chicago, Illinois

Alehorn of Power 2019

Alehorn of Power

July, 2019

Reggies Chicago, 2105 South State Street Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Riverwest Music Festival 2019

Riverwest Music Festival

July, 2019

Goose Island Overlook, Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival 2019

Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival

July, 2019

Downtown, North Michigan Avenue - Chicago, IL 60602, Chicago, Illinois

MAA MathFest 2019

MAA MathFest

July, 2019

Hilton Chicago, 720 S Michigan Ave Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Bastille Day Chicago 2019

Bastille Day Chicago

July, 2019

Montrose Beach, Grove 16, 200 W Montrose Harbor Dr. Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

HOLI ONE 2019

HOLI ONE

July, 2019

TBD, 300-310 South Federal Street Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Anime Midwest 2019

Anime Midwest

July, 2019

Hyatt Regency Ohare, Chicago, Illinois

Newberry Book Fair 2019

Newberry Book Fair

July, 2019

Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Gorkums Hippie Festival 2019

Gorkums Hippie Festival

July, 2019

South Holland, Illinois, United States, Chicago, Illinois

Ruido Fest 2019

Ruido Fest

July, 2019

Addams/Medill Park, 1301 W 14th St Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Randolph Street Market Festival 2019

Randolph Street Market Festival

July, 2019

Plumbers Hall, 1340 W Washington Blvd Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Taste of Chicago 2019

Taste of Chicago

July, 2019

Chicago, Illinois

Pipe City Lacrosse Festival 2019

Pipe City Lacrosse Festival

July, 2019

Vernon Hills Athletic Center, Chicago, Illinois

Geneva Fine Arts Fair 2019

Geneva Fine Arts Fair

July, 2019

Dowtown Geneva, Chicago, Illinois

AleFest Chicago 2019

AleFest Chicago

July, 2019

Chicago, Illinois

Festival International Of Life Carnival of Nations 2019

Festival International Of Life Carnival of Nations

July, 2019

Union Park, Chicago, Illinois

Dusable Museum Arts and Crafts Festival 2019

Dusable Museum Arts and Crafts Festival

July, 2019

DuSable Museum , Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Peruvian Festival 2019

Chicago Peruvian Festival

July, 2019

Kosciusko Park, 2732 N Avers Ave Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Peace Fest 2019

Chicago Peace Fest

July, 2019

Hide Away Lakes, 8045 Van Emmon Rd Yorkville, IL, Yorkville, Illinois

Rock N Roll Chicago 2019

Rock N Roll Chicago

July, 2019

Grant Park - Chicago, IL 60602, Chicago, Illinois

artfest Michigan Avenue 2019

artfest Michigan Avenue

July, 2019

Pioneer Court, 435 North Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Black Alphabet Film Festival 2019

Black Alphabet Film Festival

July, 2019

July 2: DuSable Museum; July 3: Center on Halsted, Chicago, Illinois

Irish American Heritage Festival 2019

Irish American Heritage Festival

July, 2019

Irish American Heritage Center, 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.