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

MAA MathFest 2024

MAA MathFest

July, 2024

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

DuSable Museum Arts & Crafts Festival 2024

DuSable Museum Arts & Crafts Festival

July, 2024

DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E 56th Pl Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Forest Park Music Fest 2024

Forest Park Music Fest

July, 2024

Madison Street between Des Plaines Avenue and Circle Avenue, 7430 Madison St Forest Park, Forest Park, Illinois

Taste of Evanston 2024

Taste of Evanston

July, 2024

Charles Gates Dawes House, 225 Greenwood St Evanston, Evanston, Illinois

Palatine Christmas in July 2024

Palatine Christmas in July

July, 2024

Mireya's Dance Fit Studio, 755 N Quentin Rd Palatine, Palatine, Illinois

NW IL Art and Jazz Fest 2024

NW IL Art and Jazz Fest

July, 2024

Stockton Memorial Park, 600 N Pearl St Stockton, Stockton, Illinois

Laid Back Festival 2024

Laid Back Festival

July, 2024

FirstMerit Bank Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois

Lincoln Square Farmers Market 2024

Lincoln Square Farmers Market

July, 2024

Lincoln Avenue and Leland Avenue, N Lincoln Ave & W Leland Ave Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Lincoln Square Shop Small Thursdays 2024

Lincoln Square Shop Small Thursdays

July, 2024

Shops throughout Lincoln Square and Ravenswood, Ravenswood Chicago, IL, Chicago, Illinois

Lincoln Square Summer Concert Series 2024

Lincoln Square Summer Concert Series

July, 2024

Giddings Plaza, 4731 N Lincoln Ave Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Aurora Harry Potter Festival 2024

Aurora Harry Potter Festival

July, 2024

Water Street Mall, 13 Water St Aurora, Aurora, Illinois

Selah Worship Conference 2024

Selah Worship Conference

July, 2024

Christian Life Center, 6363 183rd St Tinley Park, Tinley Park, Illinois

North Shore Art Market 2024

North Shore Art Market

July, 2024

Westfield Old Orchard, 4999 Old Orchard Shopping Center Skokie, Skokie, Illinois

Skyline Music Homegrown Arts and Music Festival 2024

Skyline Music Homegrown Arts and Music Festival

July, 2024

BaseCamp Pub & Eatery at Four Lakes, 5750 Lakeside Dr Lisle, Lisle, Illinois

Chicago Peruvian Festival 2024

Chicago Peruvian Festival

July, 2024

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

Sugar Creek Arts Festival 2024

Sugar Creek Arts Festival

July, 2024

Downtown , Normal, Illinois

International Festival of Life (IFOL) 2024

International Festival of Life (IFOL)

July, 2024

Union Park, Chicago, Illinois

The Big Greek Food Festival of Niles 2024

The Big Greek Food Festival of Niles

July, 2024

Holy Taxiarhai and St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church, 7373 North Caldwell Avenue Niles, IL, Niles, Illinois

Illinois Chamber Music Festival 2024

Illinois Chamber Music Festival

July, 2024

Presser Hall, School of Music, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Illinois

Benfest 2024


July, 2024

Saint Benedict's , Chicago, Illinois

Art of Rap Festival 2024

Art of Rap Festival

July, 2024

The Chicago Theatre, 175 N State St Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Glencoe Festival of Art 2024

Glencoe Festival of Art

July, 2024

Downtown Glencoe along Green Bay Road and Park Avenue, 700 Green Bay Road Glencoe, IL, Glencoe, Illinois

Levitt AMP Music Series 2024

Levitt AMP Music Series

July, 2024

Central Park, Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Illinois

Lollapalooza 2024


July, 2024

Chicago, Illinois

Neon Marshmallow 2024

Neon Marshmallow

July, 2024

The Burlington, 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.