Chicago Festivals 2016, 2017

Chicago International Film Festival 2016

Chicago International Film Festival

October, 2016

AMC River East 21, Chicago, Illinois

Established in 1964, the Chicago International Film Festival takes place during the last two weeks of October. It features over 150 films from over 50 countries, and those films come in a vast array of formats and genres: short films, documentaries.. Read More
Randolph Street Market 2016

Randolph Street Market

September, 2016

Steven M. Bailey Auditorium , Chicago, Illinois

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Riot Fest and Carnival 2016

Riot Fest and Carnival

September, 2016

Douglas Park, Chicago, Illinois

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Fashion & Fibers Art Spree 2016

Fashion & Fibers Art Spree

September, 2016

James R. Thompson Center , Chicago, Illinois

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Taste of Polonia Festival 2016

Taste of Polonia Festival

September, 2016

Various Venues, Chicago, Illinois

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Fall Festival Chicago 2016

Fall Festival Chicago

September, 2016

Richard J Daley Plaza , Chicago, Illinois

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Mexican Independence Day Parade and Festival de La Villita 2016

Mexican Independence Day Parade and Festival de La Villita

September, 2016

The Streets of Little Village, Chicago, Illinois

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Emerald Coast Beer Festival 2016

Emerald Coast Beer Festival

September, 2016

Uncommon Ground On Devon, Chicago, Illinois

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Fall Harvest Festival at Kilbourn Park 2016

Fall Harvest Festival at Kilbourn Park

September, 2016

Kilbourn Park, Chicago, Illinois

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Berghoff Oktoberfest 2016

Berghoff Oktoberfest

September, 2016

John C. Kluczynski Federal Plaza, Chicago, Illinois

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Ukrainian Village Fest 2016

Ukrainian Village Fest

September, 2016

Ukrainian Village Fest, Chicago, Illinois

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Indie Designer Market 2016

Indie Designer Market

September, 2016

Plumbers Hall Facility , Chicago, Illinois

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SixFlags Fright Fest 2016

SixFlags Fright Fest

September, 2016

SixFlags Great America, Chicago, Illinois

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Ninth Hyde Park Arts & Crafts Adventure 2016

Ninth Hyde Park Arts & Crafts Adventure

September, 2016

Outdoor Crtyard U of C HydeParkShopCntr , Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago's Best Summer WingFest 2016

Chicago's Best Summer WingFest

September, 2016

Bailey Auditorium, Chicago, Illinois

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Independence Park BEER Fest 2016

Independence Park BEER Fest

September, 2016

Independence Park, Chicago, Illinois

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Riot Fest & Carnival 2016

Riot Fest & Carnival

September, 2016

Douglas Park, Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago Ale Fest 2016

Chicago Ale Fest

September, 2016

Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois

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Ninth Hyde Park Arts and Crafts Adventure 2016

Ninth Hyde Park Arts and Crafts Adventure

September, 2016

Outdoor Crtyard U of C HydeParkShopCntr - Chicago, IL 60615, Chicago, Illinois

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El Grito Chicago 2016

El Grito Chicago

September, 2016

Harrison Park, Chicago, Illinois

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Arts & Crafts Fair 2016

Arts & Crafts Fair

September, 2016

Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral Parking Lot , Chicago, Illinois

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Cold Waves 3 Music Festival in Chicago 2016

Cold Waves 3 Music Festival in Chicago

September, 2016

Metro, Chicago, Illinois

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Hyde Park Jazz Fest 2016

Hyde Park Jazz Fest

September, 2016

Hyde Park , Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago Mexican Independence Day Parade and Festival de La Villita 2016

Chicago Mexican Independence Day Parade and Festival de La Villita

September, 2016

The Streets of Little Village, Chicago, Illinois

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Grand Art & Design Festival 2016

Grand Art & Design Festival

September, 2016

Grand Avenue between Damen Avenue and Wood Street, Chicago, Illinois

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About Festivals in Chicago

Those living in the Windy City or planning a trip to visit will be happy to hear there are a large number of fun festivals in Chicago to enjoy all year long. Some of the top Chicago music festivals include the Summer Camp Music Festival, the Chicago Gospel Music Festival in Millennium Park, the North by Northwest Highway Music Festival and the king of them all, Lollapalooza.

There are also plenty of art and film themed Chicago events to showcase the vibrant culture of the city. Movie lovers can enjoy the Chicago Film Critics Festival and the Chicago Underground Film Fest. For a worldly event, check out the Skokie Festival of Cultures which features ethnic food, dance, art and music. And just for laughs there is the 26th Annual Comedy Festival, which is oddly named since it has not been around nearly that long. It features comedy movie screenings, stand up performances and panel discussions.

Chicago has a long history of great craft brewing and has the festivals to prove it. Some of the bigger ones include the American Beer Classic, Craft Beer Week and the National Kidney Foundation fundraiser Kegs for Kidneys.