Chicago Festivals 2019, 2020

DePaul FEST 2019

DePaul FEST

May, 2019

DePaul University Quad, 2325 North Seminary Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Millennium Art Festival 2019

Millennium Art Festival

May, 2019

Downtown Chicago, Lake Street at Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Asian American Festival 2019

Asian American Festival

May, 2019

Richard J Daley Plaza , Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Cinco de Mayo Festival and Parade 2019

Chicago Cinco de Mayo Festival and Parade

May, 2019

Little Village, W 26th Street & S Kostner Ave Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Beer Under Glass 2019

Beer Under Glass

May, 2019

Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N Central Park Ave Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Do Division Street Fest & Sidewalk Sale 2019

Do Division Street Fest & Sidewalk Sale

May, 2019

Division Street bewteen Damen Avenue and Leavitt Street, Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Beer Classic 2019

Chicago Beer Classic

May, 2019

Soldier Field, 1410 Museum Campus Dr Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival 2019

Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival

May, 2019

North Sheffield Avenue between Belmont Avenue and Roscoe Street, N Sheffield Ave & W School St Chica, Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Craft Beer Week 2019

Chicago Craft Beer Week

May, 2019

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

Comedy Festival 2019

Comedy Festival

May, 2019

Athenaeum Theatre, Chicago, Illinois

Mole de Mayo 2019

Mole de Mayo

May, 2019

Ashland Avenue and 18th Street in Chicago’s Historic Pilsen Neighborhood, S Ashland Ave & W 18th St , Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Food Truck Fest 2019

Chicago Food Truck Fest

May, 2019

U.S. Cellular Field, 333 W 35th St Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Celebrate Israel Festival 2019

Celebrate Israel Festival

May, 2019

Merkaz IAC, 2464 N Clybourn Ave Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Federal Plaza Art and Craft Show 2019

Federal Plaza Art and Craft Show

May, 2019

Federal Plaza , Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Zine Fest 2019

Chicago Zine Fest

May, 2019

Hairpin Arts Center & Columbia College, 2810 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Manifest Urban Arts Festival 2019

Manifest Urban Arts Festival

May, 2019

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

MoonRunners Music Festival 2019

MoonRunners Music Festival

May, 2019

Reggies Chicago, 2105 S State St Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

BookExpo America 2019

BookExpo America

May, 2019

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

Inner Peace Festival 2019

Inner Peace Festival

May, 2019

Lincoln Square, Chicago, Illinois

Eye on India 2019

Eye on India

May, 2019

Multiple Locations in Chicago, 300-310 South Federal Street Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Mayfest 2019

Chicago Mayfest

May, 2019

3100 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Polish Constitution Day Parade 2019

Chicago Polish Constitution Day Parade

May, 2019

Dearborn Street between Lake Street and Van Buren Street, W Monroe St & S Dearborn St Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Summer Camp Music Festival ON THE ROAD TOUR 2019

Summer Camp Music Festival ON THE ROAD TOUR

May, 2019

Abbey Pub, Chicago, Illinois

Ragnarökkr Metal Apocalypse 2019

Ragnarökkr Metal Apocalypse

May, 2019

Reggie's Rock Club, Chicago, Illinois

Pivot Arts Festival 2019

Pivot Arts Festival

May, 2019

Multiple Locations in Chicago, Chicago, IL, 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.