Illinois Festivals 2023, 2024 - Fairs, Craft Shows, Music Festivals in Illinois

Church of Our Saviour Family Fun Festival 2023

Church of Our Saviour Family Fun Festival

September, 2023

Routt Catholic High School and Our Saviour Catholic Church, Jacksonville, Illinois

Oktoberfest Chicago 2023

Oktoberfest Chicago

September, 2023

St Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church, 1429 W Wellington Ave Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Tinley Park Rocktoberfest 2023

Tinley Park Rocktoberfest

September, 2023

Bettenhausen Fiat, 17600 S Oak Park Ave Tinley Park, IL, Tinley Park, Illinois

Vasa Park Scandinavian Day Festival 2023

Vasa Park Scandinavian Day Festival

September, 2023

Vasa Park, 35w217 Route 31 South Elgin, South Elgin, Illinois

Edgewater Arts Festival 2023

Edgewater Arts Festival

September, 2023

W Granville Ave between N Kenmore Ave & N Broadway , W Granville Ave & N Winthrop Ave Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Berghoff Oktoberfest 2023

Berghoff Oktoberfest

September, 2023

The Berghoff, 17 W Adams St Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Blue Island Park District BBQ on the Hill 2023

Blue Island Park District BBQ on the Hill

September, 2023

Memorial Park, 12804 Highland Ave Blue Island, Blue Island, Illinois

Pilsen Mexican Independence Day Parade 2023

Pilsen Mexican Independence Day Parade

September, 2023

18th Street between Newberry Avenue and Wolcott Avenue, 1718 South Newberry Avenue Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Independence Park Beer Fest 2023

Independence Park Beer Fest

September, 2023

Independence Park, Chicago, Illinois

Deer Park Art Show 2023

Deer Park Art Show

September, 2023

Deer Park Town Center, 20530 N Rand Rd Deer Park, Deer Park, Illinois

Atlanta Fall Festival 2023

Atlanta Fall Festival

September, 2023

Atlanta Memorial Park, Atlanta, Illinois

College of DuPage Laps with the Chaps Sunset 5K & Food Truck Rally 2023

College of DuPage Laps with the Chaps Sunset 5K & Food Truck Rally

September, 2023

College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd Glen Ellyn, Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Chicago VeganMania 2023

Chicago VeganMania

September, 2023

Broadway Armory, 5917 Norath Broadway Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

79th Street Renaissance Festival 2023

79th Street Renaissance Festival

September, 2023

79th Street between Racine Avenue and Loomis Boulevard, 1198 West 79th Street Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

The Made Fest 2023

The Made Fest

September, 2023

The Accord Outdoor Annex Lot, 51 E Main St Champaign, Champaign, Illinois

Wheeling Taste of the Town 2023

Wheeling Taste of the Town

September, 2023

Westin Chicago North Shore, 601 N Milwaukee Ave Wheeling, Wheeling, Illinois

Steam Show and Fall Festival 2023

Steam Show and Fall Festival

September, 2023

Prairieland Heritage Museum, 1003 W Michigan Ave Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Illinois

Tinley Park Oktoberfest 2023

Tinley Park Oktoberfest

September, 2023

Metra Station, 18001 S 80th Ave Tinley Park, Tinley Park, Illinois

The Children's Book Fair 2023

The Children's Book Fair

September, 2023

Nichols Park, 5501 South Kimbark Avenue Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

MidWest Flow Fest 2023

MidWest Flow Fest

September, 2023

Ping Tom Memorial Park, 1700 S Wentworth Ave Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Reeling: The Chicago LGBT International Film Festival 2023

Reeling: The Chicago LGBT International Film Festival

September, 2023

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

World Music Festival Chicago 2023

World Music Festival Chicago

September, 2023

Chicago Cultural Center & Other Locations in Chicago, 78 East Washington Street Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Mexican Independence Day Parade and Festival de La Villita 2023

Chicago Mexican Independence Day Parade and Festival de La Villita

September, 2023

The Streets of Little Village, Chicago, Illinois

Long Grove Apple Fest 2023

Long Grove Apple Fest

September, 2023

Downtown Long Grove, 308 Old McHenry Rd Long Grove, Long Grove, Illinois

Chicago's Best WingFest 2023

Chicago's Best WingFest

September, 2023

UIC Pavillion, 525 South Racine Avenue Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

About Festivals, Craft Shows and Fairs in Illinois

The reputation and skyline of Illinois is dominated by the famous name of Chicago, with its bright lights and towering skyscrapers. But the land of Abraham Lincoln holds so much more than the iconic landscape of the Windy City - and much of this fun lies in Illinois’ thriving festival scene, with much to offer throughout the year. Whether you fancy music, films, food or something utterly unusual, you can find it here - events are even dedicated to things as wacky and wild as pumpkins, apples and scarecrows.

Lollapalooza is perhaps the biggest festival in all of Illinois. This annual music extravaganza brings together hundreds of thousands of music fans with a massive program of the very biggest names in alt-rock, heavy metal, EDM, hip hop and punk. Previous performers here have included hugely iconic artists like Kanye West, Pearl Jam, The Cure and Coldplay - if they’re a big name, you can find them here. Other music festivals throughout Illinois offer jazz, blues, pop and plenty to keep you tapping your toes and shaking your stuff.

Taste of Chicago is a scrumptious sensation for your taste buds. This is one of the biggest outdoor food festivals in the world, and a wide range of food-based vendors offer samples of their very best produce and products. You’ll find restaurants, food trucks, pop-up shops, markets, celebrity chefs, demonstrations and loads of family attractions. Slurp and sup to your heart’s content! There are also lots of music performances here, and previous attendees have included names like Billy Idol and Robin Thicke.

Another popular family event is the Clark Street Spooktacular, a spectral celebration of ghosts, ghouls and goblins. It’s a spooky and spine-chilling festival with Halloween-centric events for comers of all ages. Spooks, sweets, scarecrows and scares – come along and shock yourself silly!

Illinois also hosts many film festivals for fiends of the screen. Chicago Film Festival features hundreds of films from big and small figures from across the world of cinema, with work from the likes of Wim Wenders, Martin Scorsese and Mike Leigh. Chicago Underground Film Festival offers a more unique program with weird and unusual films and documentaries, often featuring some of cinema’s most shocking and controversial offerings.