2022 Illinois Festival Guide

All your festival listings for Chicago, Aurora, Springfield and all of Illinois.

Welcome to Illinois’ most comprehensive festival guide where you can find all of the music festivals, food festivals, wine and beer festivals, culturnal festivals, art festivals, weird festivals, Oktoberfests and more in such cities as Chicago, Decatur, Peoria, Effingham, Rockford and everywhere in-between.

If you want festival listings for specific areas of Illinois, I currently have a listing for the greater Chicago area.

This guide does NOT include county/animal fairs, conventions/expos or events lacking the 3 essentials of a festival (food, vendors and entertainment). Feel free to contact me if you have a question about your event.

Also, please check dates and festival websites in links provided as time approaches, especially for any listings where there is an * (asterisk) next to the date. This means that the date is unconfirmed.

If there is a festival you do not see but would like listed, please Contact Me and let me know about it, especially smaller festivals that don’t have the advertising.

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

While I do my best to update festival postponement dates, cancellations or note alternative versions, festivals listed may change or cancel suddenly. Therefore, always check festival information before attending.

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JULY

7/5-7/10 – Streator’s 4th of July Celebration II – Streator
7/5-7/10 – Marseilles Fun Days – Marseilles
7/7 – Downtown Evanston Thursday Night Market II – Evanston
7/7-7/9 – Wyanet Summer Festival – Wyanet
7/7-7/10 – Pioneer Park Railroad Days – West Chicago
7/7-7/10 – Lake in the Hills Rotary Rockin’ Ribfest – Lake in the Hills
7/7-7/10 – Friendship Festival – Palos Hills
7/7-7/10 – Itasca Fest – Itasca
7/7-7/10 – McHenry Fiesta Days I – McHenry
7/8-7/9 – Abe Fest – Springfield
7/8-7/9 – Maryville Firefighters Homecoming – Maryville
7/8-7/9 – Balloons Over Vermilion – Danville
7/8-7/9 – Kewanee Prairie Chicken Arts Festival – Kewanee
7/8-7/9 – Pike County Pig Days – Pittsfield
7/8-7/9 – Pingree Grove Stars and Stripes Celebration – Pingree Grove
7/8-7/10 – Bite-sized Taste of Chicago – Chicago
7/8-7/10 – Windmill City Festival – Batavia
7/8-7/10 – St. Sophia Greek Fest – Elgin
7/8-7/10 – Hoyleton Hofbraufest – Hoyleton
7/8-7/10 – Square Roots Festival – Chicago
Weekend continues below…

7/8-7/10 – West Fest Chicago – Chicago
7/8-7/10 – Dog Days of Summer – Libertyville
7/8-7/10 – ByronFest – Byron
7/9 – Naperville Ale Fest: Summer Edition – Naperville
7/9 – Pheasant Hollow Winery Blues and BBQ Festival – Whittington
7/9-7/10 – Southport Art Festival – Chicago
7/9-7/10 – Frankfort Bluegrass Festival on the Green – Frankfort
7/9-7/10 – Bucktown Garden Walk and Block Party – Chicago
7/9-7/10 – West Loop Summer Fest – Chicago
7/9-7/10 – St. Spyridon Greek Festival – Palos Heights
7/9-7/10 – Hungarian Gulyas Festival – Norridge
7/10 – Heritage Fair – McHenry
7/10 – Festival Brazil 200 – Chicago
7/10 – St. Andrew’s Edgewater Greek Fest – Chicago

7/11-7/17 – McHenry Fiesta Days II – McHenry
7/13 – Bastille Day Chicago – Chicago
7/13-7/17 – Glendale Heights Fest – Glendale Heights
7/14-7/17 – Taste of Summer – Antioch
7/14-7/17 – Blarney Island Blarney Gras – Antioch
7/14-7/17 – Tampico Fest – Tampico
7/15 – Horner Brew Fest – Chicago
7/15-7/16 – Yorkville’s River Fest – Yorkville
7/15-7/16 – Effingham Artisan Fair – Effingham
7/15-7/16 – Chatham Sweet Corn Festival – Chatham
7/15-7/16 – Naper Nights II – Naperville
7/15-7/16 – Wilmette Summer Sizzle Street Festival – Wilmette
7/15-7/17 – Tacos Y Tamales Festival – Chicago
7/15-7/17 – Pitchfork Music Festival – Chicago
Weekend continues below…

7/15-7/17 – The Big Greek Food Fest of Niles – Niles
7/15-7/17 – Millennium Art Festival – Chicago
7/15-7/17 – Roscoe Village Burger Fest – Chicago
7/15-7/17 – Eid Fest – Wheaton
7/15-7/17 – Plainfield Fest – Plainfield
7/16 – Woodhull Fun Fest – Woodhull
7/16 – Jazz Up Glen Ellyn – Glen Ellyn
7/16 – Great Illinois River Raft Race – Hardin
7/16 – Galena Brew Fest – Galena
7/16 – Barrington PorchFest – Barrington
7/16 – Waterman Lions Summerfest – Waterman
7/16-7/17 – Carmel Street Scenes – Mundelein
7/16-7/17 – Volleywood – Chicago
7/16-7/17 – Peruvian Festival Chicago – Chicago
7/16-7/17 – Silver Room Block Party – Chicago
7/17 – Mackinaw Valley Vineyard Art and Wine Festival – Mackinaw

7/19-7/23 – Mattoon Bagelfest – Mattoon
7/20-7/24 – Elk Grove Rotaryfest – Elk Grove Village
7/21-7/23 – Warrensburg Corn Festival – Warrensburg
7/21-7/24* – Lincolnwood Fest – Lincolnwood
7/21-7/24 – Taco Fest and Highwood Days – Highwood
7/22-7/23* – Findlay Walleye Festival – Findlay
7/22-7/23 – Electric Island EDM Festival – Antioch
7/22-7/23 – EffingHAM-JAM BBQ Cookoff – Effingham
7/22-7/24 – El Gran Festival Colombiano – Chicago
7/22-7/24 – AlpineFest – Lake Zurich
7/22-7/24 – Wicker Park Fest – Chicago
7/22-7/24 – Taste of Lincoln Avenue – Chicago
7/23* – Water Lantern Festival – Rockford
7/23 – Medici Craft Beer and Jazz Festival – Normal
7/23* – Water Lantern Festival – Peoria
7/23 – Bike Jam Festival – Pontiac
7/23-7/24 – Chicago Margarita Festival – Chicago
7/23-7/24 – Bantu Fest – Chicago
7/23-7/24 – Pizza City Fest – Chicago
7/23-7/24* – Ss. Peter and Paul Glenview Greek Fest – Glenview
7/23-7/24 – Sleepy Creek Vineyards Art and Music Festival – Fairmount
7/23-7/24 – Glencoe Festival of Art – Glencoe

7/26* – Downtown Taste – Aurora
7/28-7/30 – Tailgate n’ Tallboys Festival II – Taylorville
7/28-7/31* – Summer Harvest Festival – Franklin Grove
7/28-7/31* – Ottawa Riverfest – Ottawa
7/28-7/31 – Sugar Grove Corn Boil Festival – Sugar Grove
7/28-7/31 – Algonquin Founders’ Day Festival – Algonquin
7/28-7/31 – Wood Dale Prairie Fest – Wood Dale
7/28-7/31* – Little Italy Fest-West Addison – Addison
7/28-7/31 – Fiesta del Sol – Chicago
7/28-7/31 – Lollapalooza – Chicago
7/29* – Irish Fest – Monticello
7/29* – Stolp Block Party – Aurora
7/29-7/30 – Merchant Street Musicfest – Kankakee
7/29-7/31 – Downhome Music Festival – Springfield
7/29-7/31 – RidgeFest – Chicago Ridge
7/29-7/31 – Lincoln Square Greekfest – Chicago
7/29-7/31 – Jeff Fest – Chicago
7/29-7/31 – GhanaFest – Chicago
7/29-7/31 – Farm Heritage Days – Greenville
7/29-7/31 – Streamwood Summer Celebration – Streamwood
7/30* – Charter Oak Schoolhouse Corn Fest – Schuline
7/30* – Cambridge Fest and Auto Show – Cambridge
7/30 – Cultural Fest – Bloomington
7/30 – Uncorked Festival – Sumner
7/30-7/31* – Jarvis Square Music and Arts Festival – Chicago
7/30-7/31 – Chinatown Summer Fair – Chicago
7/30-7/31 – Fiesta en el Rio – Peoria
7/30-7/31 – Homer’s Taste of Greece – Homer Glen
7/31* – German American Central Society Bratfest – Peoria
7/31 – Belize Day in the Park – Chicago

AUGUST

8/3-8/6 – Ag Days – Mt. Carmel
8/3-8/6 – Seneca Shipyard Days Festival – Seneca
8/3-8/7 – Northbrook Days – Northbrook
8/4 – Downtown Evanston Thursday Night Market III – Evanston
8/4-8/6 – RiverFest – Quincy – MOVED HERE FROM FORT MADISON, IA
8/4-8/7 – Lindenfest – Lindenhurst
8/4-8/7 – Windy City Smokeout – Chicago
8/5-8/6* – Party at the Beach Festival – Pontoon Beach
8/5-8/6 – Naperville Irish Fest – Naperville
8/5-8/6 – North Aurora Days – North Aurora
8/5-8/6 – River City Soul Fest – Peoria
8/5-8/7* – Ginza Holiday Festival – Chicago – CANCELLED
8/5-8/7 – Taste of Roselle – Roselle
8/5-8/7 – North Chicago Community Days – North Chicago
8/5-8/7 – Taste of Orland Park – Orland Park
8/5-8/7* – SerbFest – Chicago
8/5-8/7 – Festa Italiana – Rockford
8/5-8/7 – Festa Italiana – Naperville
8/5-8/7 – Homecoming und Augustfest – Mascoutah
8/5-8/7* – Pow Wow Days – Tiskilwa
8/5-8/7* – Chicago Hot Dog Fest – Chicago
8/5-8/7 – Endless Summerfest – La Grange
8/5-8/7* – Festival Cubano – Chicago – DISCONTINUED
8/5-8/7 – Northalsted Market Days – Chicago
8/5-8/7* – Decatur Celebration – Decatur – DISCONTINUED
8/5-8/7 – Shorewood Crossroads Fest – Shorewood
8/6* – The Bash at the Big House – Joliet – DISCONTINUED
8/6 – Hazelnut Festival – Hazel Crest
8/6 – Beecher Lions Club Summerfest – Beecher
8/6* – Old Irving Park Beer and BBQ Challenge – Chicago
8/6 – Wheaton Brew Fest – Wheaton
8/6 – Community Church of Rolling Meadows Cornfest – Rolling Meadows
8/6-8/7 – LatiNxt – Chicago
8/6-8/7* – Kite Festival – Chicago
8/6-8/7 – Long Grove Vintage Days – Long Grove
8/6-8/7 – World of Faeries Festival – South Elgin
8/6-8/7 – Gurnee Days – Gurnee
8/6-8/7 – Wheaton Art Walk – Wheaton
8/6-8/7* – Veggie Fest Chicago – Chicago
8/6-8/7 – Destination Asia Festival – Lisle
8/6-8/7 – David Adler Center Festival of the Arts – Libertyville
8/7* – Peach Festival – Grafton
8/7* – Italian American Festa – Peoria

8/10* – Taste of Peoria – Peoria – CANCELLED
8/10-8/14 – Three Rivers Festival – Channahon
8/10-8/14 – Gladiolus Festival – Momence
8/11-8/13 – The Great River Tug Fest – Port Byron
8/11-8/13 – St. Joseph Community Festival – St. Joseph
8/11-8/14 – The Sycamore Steam Show and Threshing Bee – Sycamore
8/11-8/14 – Mendota Sweet Corn Festival – Mendota
8/11-8/14* – Chicago’s Little Italy Festa: Taylor Street – Chicago
8/12-8/13* – Bruegala: A Festival of Beer – Normal
8/12-8/13 – Cobden Peach Festival – Cobden
8/12-8/13 – Ignite the Courage Festival – Bartlett
8/12-8/13* – Taste of Champaign-Urbana – Urbana – DISCONTINUED
8/12-8/14* – Smallville Superfest – Plano
8/12-8/14 – Edison Park Fest – Chicago
8/12-8/14 – Retro on Roscoe – Chicago
8/12-8/14 – Indian Uprising All Pontiac Weekend – Crystal Lake
8/12-8/14* – Cortland Summer Fest – Cortland
8/12-8/14* – Oktoberfest in August – Buffalo Grove
8/12-8/14 – American Italian Cultural Society’s Festa Italiana – Crest Hill
8/13 – Joliet Blues Festival – Joliet
8/13* – Front Street Music Fest – Bloomington
8/13* – Lynwood Fest – Lynwood
8/13 – Ash Bash Art and Music Festival – Mt. Vernon
8/13* – Noche Caribeña – Chicago
8/13* – Outhouse Festival – Gays
8/13 – Donut Fest at the Ball Park – Schaumburg
8/13 – Naperville Food Truck Summer Festival – Naperville
8/13 – Farm and Barn Fest – Mokena
8/13* – Gardenstock Art and Music Festival – Dixon
8/13 – Cruise Night – Freeport
8/13 – Prairie Fest – Campton Hills
8/13 – Prairie Crossroads Blues Fest – Urbana
8/13 – East Dubuque Wingfest – East Dubuque
8/13* – Beach Park Fest – Beach Park
8/13* – The Great Joliet Prison Break-In – Joliet – DISCONTINUED
8/13 – The Back Road Music Festival – Galva
8/13-8/14* – Pilsen Fest – Chicago
8/13-8/14 – Willow Folk Festival – Stockton
8/13-8/14 – Market House Square Art Festival – Galena
8/13-8/14 – Thirsty Ears Festival – Chicago
8/13-8/14 – Printer’s Row Art Fest – Chicago
8/13-8/14 – My House Music Festival – Chicago
8/13-8/14* – Utica Pork Fest – North Utica
8/14 – St. Stanislaus Polish Fest – Rockford
8/14* – Park Palooza – St. Charles
8/14 – India Fest – Peoria
8/14 – Taste of the Towns – Lake Zurich
8/14 – Heimatfest – Lake Villa
8/14 – India Day Parade and Celebration – Naperville
8/14 – French Connection Day – Wheaton
8/14* – Wheeling International Festival – Wheeling

8/17 – Highwood Garlic Fest – Highwood
8/18 – Clark After Dark – Chicago
8/18-8/20 – Windsor Harvest Picnic – Windsor
8/18-8/21* – Mt. Zion Pony Express Days – Mt. Zion
8/18-8/21 – Blarney Island Fantasy Fest – Antioch
8/18-8/20* – Urbana Sweetcorn Festival – Urbana
8/19-8/20* – Flatland Summer Jam – Macomb — DISCONTINUED
8/19-8/20 – Grayslake Summer Days – Grayslake
8/19-8/20 – Naper Nights III – Naperville
8/19-8/20 – Columbia Days Summer Festival – Columbia
8/19-8/20* – Little Bear Ribfest – Vernon Hills
8/19-8/20* – Atwood Apple Dumpling Festival – Atwood
8/19-8/21 – Danvers Days – Danvers
8/19-8/21 – Montgomery Fest – Montgomery
8/19-8/21 – Centralia Balloon Fest – Centralia
8/19-8/21 – Evanston Art Fest – Evanston
8/19-8/21 – Ruido Fest – Chicago
8/19-8/21 – Elburn Days – Elburn
8/19-8/21 – Mansfield Homecoming – Mansfield
8/19-8/21 – Glenwood Ave Arts Fest – Chicago
8/19-8/21 – Ribfest Chicago – Chicago
8/19-8/21 – Lincoln Highway Heritage Festival – Rochelle
8/19-8/21 – McHenry Rotary Blues, Brews and BBQ – McHenry
8/20 – Kampsville Sesquicentennial Summer Celebration – Kampsville
8/20 – Fall into Stockton – Stockton
8/20 – Homewood’s Block Party – Homewood
8/20 – Oak Park Micro Brew Review – Oak Park
8/20 – All Night Flea Market – Wheaton
8/20 – Lake Forest Music Festival – Lake Forest
8/20 – Balloon Glow in Staunton – Staunton
8/20 – Utica Craft Beer Street Fest – Utica
8/20* – Hampton Days – Hampton
8/20* – Villapalooza – Chicago
8/20 – Ray Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival – Waukegan
8/20 – Germantown Spassfest – Germantown
8/20 – Rotary Criterium Festival – Edwardsville
8/20-8/21* – Ukrainian Days Festival – Chicago
8/20-8/21 – Washington Arts Festival – Washington
8/20-8/21* – East Moline Freedom Fest – East Moline
8/20-8/21 – Sangria Festival – Chicago
8/20-8/21 – Midwest Garlic Fest – Elizabeth
8/20-8/21 – Greek Fest of Palos Hills – Palos Hills
8/21* – Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Society Pioneer Day – Genoa
8/21* – CommUNITY Picnic – Evanston
8/21 – Aurora Uke Fest – Aurora

8/23-8/27 – Le Roy Fall Festival – Le Roy
8/24-8/27 – Bushnell Town and Country Fall Festival – Bushnell
8/25-8/28 – Amboy Depot Days – Amboy
8/25-8/28 – Hampshire Coon Creek Country Days – Hampshire
8/26-8/27* – Mamby on the Beach – Chicago – DISCONTINUED
8/26-8/27 – Waterloo Homecoming – Waterloo
8/26-8/27 – Up in Smoke on the Square – Lincoln
8/26-8/27 – Old Capitol Blues and BBQ – Springfield
8/26-8/27 – Mahomet Music Festival – Mahomet
8/26-8/28* – Cowden Pioneer Days – Cowden
8/26-8/28 – Kirchenfest – Highland
8/26-8/28 – Palatine Street Fest – Palatine
8/26-8/28 – Sacred Rose Fest – Chicago
8/26-8/28 – Taste of Greektown – Chicago
8/26-8/28 – Midwest Salute to the Arts – Fairview Heights
8/26-8/28 – Skokie’s Backlot Bash – Skokie
8/26-8/28 – Erin Feis: Peoria Irish Fest – Peoria
8/26-8/28 – DeKalb Corn Fest – DeKalb
8/27 – Alley Art Festival – Aurora
8/27* – Taste of Pakistan – Bolingbrook
8/27* – Rock River Food Truck Fest – Rockford
8/27 – Chalk Howard Street – Chicago
8/27 – Aledo Main Street Antique Days and Car Show – Aledo
8/27* – Atkinson Heritage Days – Atkinson
8/27* – August Music on the Farm – Richmond
8/27 – Liberty Arts Festival – Morris
8/27* – Grayslake Color Aloft Balloon Festival – Grayslake
8/27 – Ribs, Rhythm and Brews Fest – Sycamore
8/27 – Staunton Ribfest – Staunton
8/27 – Crossroads Blues Festival – Rockford
8/27 – Ogden Street Fest – Ogden
8/27-8/28 – Bucktown Arts Fest – Chicago – NEXT 8/27/22-8/28/22
8/27-8/28* – Logan Square Social – Chicago – DISCONTINUED
8/27-8/28* – Edgewater Arts Festival – Chicago
8/27-8/28 – Port Clinton Art Festival – Highland Park
8/27-8/28 – Festival of the Arts – Glen Ellyn
8/27-8/28 – Sweet Corn Circus (formerly Sweet Corn Blues Festival) – Normal
8/28 – Walk in the Park Summer Art Fair – Arlington Heights
8/28* – Taste of Armenia – Evanston

SEPTEMBER

9/1 – Downtown Evanston Thursday Night Market IV – Evanston
9/1-9/3* – Pittsfield Fall Festival – Pittsfield
9/1-9/4 – Chicago Jazz Festival – Chicago
9/1-9/4 – Yorkville Hometown Days Festival – Yorkville
9/1-9/5 – The National Sweetcorn Festival – Hoopeston
9/1-9/5 – Colchester Labor Day Celebration – Colchester
9/1-9/5 – Central States Threshermen’s Reunion – Pontiac
9/2* – Roots Aurora – Aurora
9/2-9/3* – Our Big Fat Greek Festival – Rock Island
9/2-9/3* – Peoria Blues and Heritage Music Festival – Peoria
9/2-9/4 – Shoe Fest Music and Camping – Manteno
9/2-9/4 – Summer Sunset Festival – Lake in the Hills
9/2-9/4 – Orion Fall Festival – Orion
9/2-9/4 – The Great American Lobster Fest – Chicago
9/2-9/4* – Manito Popcorn Festival – Manito
9/2-9/4 – Nauvoo Grape Festival – Nauvoo
9/2-9/4* – Windy City Blues Fest – Lyons
9/2-9/4 – North Coast Music Festival – Chicago
9/2-9/4* – Festival de La Villita (Fiestas Patrias) – Chicago
9/2-9/4 – Nashwood – Highwood
9/2-9/4 – ARC Music Festival – Chicago
9/2-9/5* – Feast of Maria SS. Lauretana of Altavilla Milicia – Niles
9/2-9/5 – African Festival of the Arts – Chicago
9/2-9/5 – Kewanee Hog Days – Kewanee
9/2-9/5 – Last Fling – Naperville
9/2-9/5 – Taste of Polonia Festival – Chicago
9/2-9/6 – Buffalo Grove Days – Buffalo Grove
9/3 – Argenta Fall Festival – Argenta
9/3* – Big Picture Street Festival – Peoria
9/3* – Maple Park Fun Fest – Maple Park
9/3 – Sycamore Food Truck Festival – Sycamore
9/3 – Roamer Cruise Night and Car Show – Streator
9/3 – SOB (Springfield Oyster and Beer) Festival – Springfield
9/3* – 2nd Renaissance on Earth Festival – Palatine
9/3* – Alton Jazz and Wine Festival – Alton
9/3* – Alianza Street Festival/Fiesta en la Calle – Joliet
9/3-9/4* – Rockford Greek Fest – Rockford
9/3-9/4 – Chicago Food Truck Summer Festival Fall – Chicago
9/3-9/4* – Ukrainian Village Fest – Chicago
9/3-9/4 – West Loop Art Fest – Chicago
9/3-9/4* – Taste of Serbia Festival – Lake Forest
9/3-9/5 – Schaumburg Septemberfest – Schaumburg
9/3-9/5* – Jersey County Victorian Festival – Jerseyville
9/3-9/5 – Frankfort Fall Festival – Frankfort
9/3-9/5 – Long Grove’s Irish Days – Long Grove
9/3-9/5 – Arthur Amish Country Cheese Festival – Arthur
9/4* – Japan House Matsuri – Urbana
9/4 – Old Times Family Picnic – Oak Forest
9/4 – Batavia Block Party and Taste of Batavia – Batavia
9/4* – Grape Stomp and Harvest Festival – Mackinaw
9/4-9/5* – Paw Paw Lions Club Labor Day Celebration – Paw Paw
9/4-9/5 – Deer Path Art Fair on the Square – Lake Forest
9/5* – Fox Valley Folk Festival – Geneva
9/5* – Jubilee Days Arts and Crafts Festival – Zion
9/5* – Paarlberg Heritage Fest – South Holland

9/8-9/10* – Chicago Goes Turkish – Chicago – DISCONTINUED
9/8-9/10* – Carterville Lions Club Free Fair – Carterville
9/8-9/10* – McLeansboro Fall Festival – McLeansboro
9/8-9/10 – El Paso Corn Festival – El Paso
9/8-9/10 – Popcorn Days – Ridgway
9/8-9/11* – Mexican Independence Day – Cicero
9/8-9/11 – Homestead Festival – Princeton
9/8-9/11 – Pekin Marigold Festival – Pekin
9/9 – BBQ-n-Blues – La Salle
9/9-9/10 – Gibson City Harvest Fest – Gibson City
9/9-9/10 – Art, Wind and Fire Festival – Macomb
9/9-9/10* – Chrisman Days Celebration – Chrisman
9/9-9/10* – Cannabis Camp – West Peoria
9/9-9/10* – Cairo Heritage Blues/Gospel Festival – Cairo
9/9-9/10* – Itasca Oktoberfest – Itasca
9/9-9/10* – Mount Pulaski Fall Festival – Mount Pulaski
9/9-9/11* – Popeye Picnic – Chester
9/9-9/11 – Destihl Brewery Oktoberfest Weekend – Normal
9/9-9/11* – Roscoe Lions Fall Festival – Roscoe
9/9-9/11* – Lena Lions Fall Festival – Lena
9/9-9/11 – Festival of the Vine – Geneva
9/9-9/11 – Broomcorn Festival – Arcola
9/9-9/11* – Village of Monee Fall Fest – Monee
9/9-9/11 – Summer Sundown Music Festival – Effingham
9/9-9/11* – Fall on the Green Fest – Oak Lawn
9/9-9/11 – Throwback Music Festival – Chicago
9/9-9/11 – Cedarhurst Art and Craft Fair – Mt. Vernon
9/9-9/11 – Havana Oktoberfest – Havana
9/9-9/11 – Chicago German-American Oktoberfest – Chicago
9/10 – JazzN’ the Street – La Salle
9/10* – VolksFest Craft Beer and Wine Fest – Genoa
9/10 – Traditional Music Festival – Petersburg
9/10* – 79th Street Renaissance Festival – Chicago
9/10* – Clarendon Hills Oktoberfest – Clarendon Hills
9/10 – Bloomingdale Septemberfest – Bloomingdale
9/10* – Broadlands Festival – Broadlands
9/10 – Marseilles Renaissance Faire – Marseilles
9/10* – Riverside Art, Wine and Blues Festival – Murphysboro
9/10* – Screw City Beer Fest – Rockford
9/10* – Blues, Brews, and BBQ – Dixon
9/10 – Taste of Fiesta – Rock Falls
9/10 – When I’m 64 Beatles Music Festival – Prairietown
9/10* – Forest Park Ribfest – Forest Park
9/10* – Naper Pride Fest – Naperville
9/10* – Columbia Trails Homebrew Festival – Valmeyer – DISCONTINUED
9/10-9/11* – Fiestas Patrias – Aurora
9/10-9/11 – A River Thru History: The Des Plaines Valley Rendezvous – Willow Springs
9/10-9/11* – Military History Weekend (formerly WWII Days) – Lockport
9/10-9/11 – Lakeview East Festival of the Arts – Chicago
9/10-9/11 – Printer’s Row Lit Fest – Chicago
9/10-9/11* – Goebbert’s Farm Fall Festival I – South Barrington
9/10-9/11 – Revolutionary War Reenactment and Grand Encampment – Wheaton
9/10-9/11* – Oakbrook Art Festival – Oak Brook
9/10-9/11* – Mundelein Fine Arts Festival – Mundelein
9/10-9/11 – West End Arts Festival – La Grange
9/10-9/11 – Art Spectacular at the Carillon – Springfield
9/10-9/11 – Mum Fest – Clinton
9/10-9/11 – Renegade Craft Fair – Chicago
9/11 – Scandinavian Day Festival – South Elgin
9/11* – DeKalb Kite Fest – DeKalb
9/11* – Fall Art and Craft Stroll – Kankakee
9/11* – Old Mill Fall Fest – Peotone – DISCONTINUED
9/11* – Grand Detour Arts Festival – Dixon

9/12-9/18* – Goebbert’s Farm Fall Festival II – South Barrington
9/14-9/17 – Murphysboro Apple Festival – Murphysboro
9/14-9/17 – Canton Friendship Festival – Canton
9/14-9/17 – Morton Pumpkin Festival – Morton
9/15 – Kits, Cats and Kids Block Party – Evanston
9/15-9/18 – Glendale Heights Oktoberfest I – Glendale Heights
9/15-9/18 – Fairfield Fall Fun Fest – Fairfield
9/15-9/18* – Romeoville Founder’s Day Entertainment Weekend – Romeoville
9/16-9/17 – Elk Grove Oktoberfest – Elk Grove Village
9/16-9/17* – ItalianFest – Collinsville
9/16-9/17 – Norwood Park Fall Fest – Chicago
9/16-9/17* – Cave-In Frontier Days – Cave-In-Rock
9/16-9/17 – Crete Acorn Fest – Crete
9/16-9/17* – Party in the Park – Litchfield
9/16-9/17* – Downers Grove Oktoberfest – Downers Grove
9/16-9/17* – Autumn in the Park Festival – Palos Park
9/16-9/17* – Wamac Fest – Centralia
9/16-9/17 – Corvette Funfest – Effingham
9/16-9/17 – Berwyn’s Oktoberfest – Berwyn
9/16-9/17* – 312 Block Party – Chicago
9/16-9/18* – Griggsville Apple Festival – Griggsville
9/16-9/18* – Tinley Park Oktoberfest – Tinley Park
9/16-9/18* – Big Rock Plowing Match – Big Rock
9/16-9/18 – Belleville Oktoberfest – Belleville
9/16-9/18* – West Dundee Heritage Fest – West Dundee
9/16-9/18 – Vermilion River Fall Festival – Danville
9/16-9/18 – Arts in Central Park – Decatur
9/16-9/18 – Des Plaines Fall Fest – Des Plaines
9/16-9/18* – Bengtson’s Pumpkin Fest I – Homer Glen
9/16-9/18 – Riot Fest – Chicago
9/16-9/18 – Marshall Autumn Fest – Marshall
9/16-9/18* – Wheat Festival – Okawville
9/16-9/18 – Palatine Oktoberfest – Palatine
9/16-9/18 – German American Central Society Peoria Oktoberfest – Peoria
9/17 – Mallard Fest – Hanover
9/17 – Highland Street Art Festival – Highland
9/17* – Jacksonville Rotary Oktoberfest – Jacksonville
9/17* – Autumn on the Prairie – Franklin Grove
9/17* – Golconda Shrimp Festival – Golconda
9/17 – Grayslake Craft Beer Festival – Grayslake
9/17* – Reinberg Rocks Oktoberfest Festival – Palatine
9/17* – C-U Black and African Arts Festival – Urbana
9/17 – Macoupin County Historical Society Fall Festival – Carlinville
9/17 – American Aid Society of German Descendants Oktoberfest I – Lake Villa
9/17* – Orland Park Brewfest – Orland Park
9/17* – McHenry Sunrise Rotary Oktoberfest – McHenry – DISCONTINUED
9/17* – Harvest Fest – Sheffield – DISCONTINUED
9/17 – Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest – Elmhurst
9/17* – Prairie Sky Music Festival – Monticello
9/17 – Brew at the Bridge Craft Beer Festival – Oswego
9/17* – Channahon Community Potato Festival – Channahon
9/17* – Monticellobration – Monticello – DISCONTINUED
9/17* – Lake Forest Fall Fest – Lake Forest
9/17 – Joliet Pride Festival – Joliet
9/17 – Deerfield Harvest Fest – Deerfield
9/17* – Water Lantern Festival – Aurora
9/17* – Craft Beer and Signature Cocktail Fest – Highwood – DISCONTINUED
9/17* – Lisle Ale Fest – Lisle
9/17* – Wise Fest – Hebron – MOVED TO WISCONSIN
9/17* – Mississippi Earthtones Festival – Alton
9/17-9/18* – Clayville Fall Festival – Pleasant Plains
9/17-9/18 – Harvest Pow Wow – Wheaton
9/17-9/18 – Stark County Fall Festival – Wyoming
9/17-9/18* – artfest Michigan Avenue – Chicago
9/17-9/18* – Sonny Acres Farm Fall Festival I – West Chicago
9/17-9/18* – Didier Farm Pumpkinfest I – Lincolnshire
9/17-9/18* – Monarch Butterfly Festival – Palos Heights
9/17-9/18 – Vintage Illinois at the Canal Market – Utica
9/17-9/18* – Sam Adams Lakeview Taco Fest – Chicago
9/17-9/18 – Art on the Prairie – Warrenville
9/17-9/18* – Edwards Place Fine Art Fair – Springfield
9/18* – Two Brothers Oktoberfest – Aurora
9/18 – Apple Festival – Grafton
9/18 – Bloody Mary Fest – Highwood
9/18 – Taste of Evanston – Evanston
9/18 – Fox Lake Bloody Mary Fest – Fox Lake
9/18* – Ashton Fall Fest – Ashton

9/19-9/25* – Bengtson’s Pumpkin Fest II – Homer Glen
9/19-9/25* – Didier Farm Pumpkinfest II – Lincolnshire
9/19-9/25* – Goebbert’s Farm Fall Festival III – South Barrington
9/19-9/25 – Glendale Heights Oktoberfest II – Glendale Heights
9/22* – Raleigh Days – Raleigh
9/22-9/24 – Pygmalion – Champaign/Urbana
9/22-9/24* – Greenup Fall Festival – Greenup
9/22-9/24 – Praise the Lard Murphysboro Barbecue Cook-Off – Murphysboro
9/22-9/25* – Manteno Oktoberfest – Manteno
9/22-9/25 – Dwight Harvest Days – Dwight
9/23-9/24* – Revolution Oktoberfest – Chicago
9/23-9/24 – Lansing Autumn Festival – Lansing
9/23-9/24* – Twilight Nights Music and Wine Festival – Stewardson
9/23-9/24 – Paris Honeybee Festival – Paris
9/23-9/25 – Prairie Land Heritage Museum Fall Festival and Steam Show – Jacksonville
9/23-9/25 – Huntley Fall Fest – Huntley
9/23-9/25* – Stillman Valley Fall Festival – Stillman Valley
9/23-9/25* – Milton Corn Carnival – Milton
9/23-9/25 – Beardstown Fall Fun Festival – Beardstown
9/23-9/25* – Music Barn Festival – Monticello
9/23-9/25* – Andersonville Homecoming – Chicago
9/23-9/25 – Long Grove Apple Festival – Long Grove
9/23-9/25 – Oktoberfest Chicago at St. Alphonsus – Chicago
9/23-9/25* – Starved Rock Country Festival of the Arts – Ottawa
9/23-9/25 – International Route 66 Mother Road Festival – Springfield
9/24 – Galena Cellars Fall Harvest Festival – Galena
9/24 – Homewood Fall Fest – Homewood
9/24* – Grills Gone Wild BBQ Cook Off – Bushnell
9/24 – Teutopolis Civic Club Oktoberfest – Teutopolis
9/24 – American Aid Society of German Descendants Oktoberfest II – Lake Villa
9/24 – Elim Dutch Festival – Crestwood
9/24 – Pluto Fest – Streator
9/24 – Quincy Oktoberfest – Quincy
9/24 – Pretzel City Brewfest – Freeport
9/24 – Medici Oktoberfest – Normal
9/24* – 18th Street Fall Block Party and Fall Festival – Charleston
9/24* – Aledo Oktoberfest – Aledo
9/24 – Johnny Appleseed Festival – Crystal Lake
9/24* – Downtown Bloomington’s Oktoberfest – Bloomington
9/24* – Turkey Testicle Festival – Byron
9/24 – Fall Corn Festival – Godfrey
9/24* – C-U Oktoberfest – Champaign
9/24-9/25 – Apple ‘n Pork Festival – Clinton
9/24-9/25* – Lynfred Winery Oktoberfest – Roselle
9/24-9/25* – Didier Farm Pumpkinfest I – Lincolnshire
9/24-9/25 – Peoria Fine Art Fair – Peoria
9/24-9/25* – Boone County Autumn Pioneer Festival – Belvidere
9/24-9/25* – Garden Fair Weekend – Rockford
9/24-9/25* – Midwest Wizard of Oz Fest – Tinley Park
9/24-9/25* – Naperville Music Festival – Naperville
9/24-9/25 – Lincoln Log Cabin Harvest Frolic Fall Celebration – Charleston
9/24-9/25* – Fall Festival at Windy Acres Farm I – Geneva
9/24-9/25 – Jordbruksdagarna (Old Settlers’ Days) – Bishop Hill
9/24-9/25 – Art in the Barn – Barrington
9/24-9/25 – Peoria Art Guild Fine Art Fair – Peoria
9/24-9/25 – Hyde Park Jazz Festival – Chicago
9/25* – Hispanic Heritage Family Festival – Springfield
9/25* – Taste of DeKalb – DeKalb
9/25 – Harvest of the Acorn Moon Fall Festival – Aurora
9/25* – Taste of Canton – Canton
9/25* – Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church Greek Fest – Bourbonnais

9/26 – Dessert Fest Chicago – Chicago
9/26-10/2* – Goebbert’s Farm Fall Festival IV – South Barrington
9/26-10/2* – Bengtson’s Pumpkin Fest III – Homer Glen
9/26-10/2* – Didier Farm Pumpkinfest III – Lincolnshire
9/27-10/2* – Sonny Acres Farm Fall Festival III – West Chicago
9/28-10/2 – Grundy County Corn Festival – Morris
9/29-10/2* – Barry Apple Festival – Barry
9/30 – Mt. Vernon Fall Fest – Mt. Vernon
9/30-10/1* – German Society of Rockford Oktoberfest – Loves Park
9/30-10/1* – Decatur’s Smokin’ BBQ Festival – Decatur
9/30-10/1* – Naper Settlement Oktoberfest – Naperville
9/30-10/1 – Harmony Fest – Arlington Heights
9/30-10/1* – Greenville Apple Day – Greenville
9/30-10/2* – St. Benedict’s Oktoberfest – Chicago
9/30-10/2* – Buffalo Creek Brewing Oktoberfest – Long Grove

OCTOBER

10/1 – American Aid Society of German Descendants Oktoberfest III – Lake Villa
10/1 – Lebanon Fall Festival – Lebanon
10/1 – Hometown Hoedown – Fall Fest – Rolling Meadows
10/1* – Galena Oktoberfest – Galena
10/1* – Chicago Wine Fest: Fall Edition – Chicago – NEXT IN DECEMBER
10/1* – Effing Oktoberfest! – Effingham
10/1 – CU Pride Fest – Urbana
10/1* – Oktoberfest Quad Cities – Rock Island
10/1* – Saline County Bluegrass and BBQ Festival – Harrisburg
10/1* – Hop and Vine Fest – Schaumburg
10/1* – Hardin County Fluorspar Festival – Rosiclare
10/1-10/2 – Lincoln Square Ravenswood Apple Fest – Chicago
10/1-10/2 – Oaktoberfest – Oak Park
10/1-10/2 – Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive Fall Festival I – Fulton County
10/1-10/2* – Fall Festival at Windy Acres Farm II – Geneva
10/1-10/2 – Autumn on Parade – Oregon
10/1-10/2 – Knox County Scenic Drive I – Knox County
10/1-10/2 – Cider n’ Cinnamon Arts and Crafts Fair – Rockford
10/2* – German American Central Society Schlachtfest – Dunlap
10/2 – FestiFall – Columbia

10/3-10/9* – Goebbert’s Farm Fall Festival V – South Barrington
10/3-10/9* – Didier Farm Pumpkinfest IV– Lincolnshire
10/3-10/9* – Bengtson’s Pumpkin Fest IV – Homer Glen
10/4-10/9* – Sonny Acres Farm Fall Festival IV – West Chicago
10/7-10/8* – Mount Prospect Oktoberfest – Mount Prospect
10/7-10/8* – Harvest to Home – Arthur
10/7-10/9* – Touchstone Energy Balloon Fest – Shelbyville
10/7-10/8* – Belleville Chili Cook-Off – Belleville
10/7-10/9 – The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival – Highwood
10/7-10/9 – Scarecrow Fest – St. Charles
10/7-10/9 – Fort Obie Rendezvous and Living History Encampment – Colona
10/7-10/9 – Lincoln Park Wine Festival – Chicago
10/7-10/9* – St. Mary’s Oktoberfest – Alton
10/7-10/10* – Lincoln Park Zoo Fall Fest I – Chicago
10/8* – Octo Street Fest – Aurora – DISCONTINUED
10/8 – Finders Harvest Market – Decatur
10/8 – The Big Muddy Monster Brew Fest – Murphysboro
10/8* – Bacon and Beer Classic – Chicago
10/8 – Cantigny Fall Festival – Wheaton
10/8 – Devon on Tap: Decatur Craft Beer Festival and Music Festival – Decatur
10/8* – Shorewood Glen’s Fall Festival Craft Fair – Shorewood
10/8* – Naperville Fall Food Truck Festival – Naperville
10/8 – Waterloo PumpkinFest – Waterloo
10/8 – Celebrate Centralia – Centralia
10/8 – Shawnee Sasquatch Festival – Harrisburg
10/8* – Fox Lake Pumpkin Jubilee – Fox Lake
10/8 – Fall Family Festival – Greenville
10/8-10/9 – Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive Fall Festival II – Fulton County
10/8-10/9* – Fall Festival at Windy Acres Farm III – Geneva
10/8-10/9 – La Salle County Burgoo Festival – North Utica
10/8-10/9 – Sugar Creek Arts Festival – Normal
10/8-10/9* – Lincoln Memorial Garden Fall Harvest Festival – Springfield
10/8-10/9 – Galena Country Fair – Galena
10/8-10/9 – Southern Charm on the Farm – Harrisburg
10/8-10/9* – Old Settlers Days – Kampsville
10/8-10/9 – Knox County Scenic Drive II – Knox County
10/8-10/9 – Wine and Art Festival at Rend Lake – Whittington
10/9 – Maeystown Oktoberfest – Maeystown
10/9 – Waterloo Oktoberfest – Waterloo

10/10-10/16* – Goebbert’s Farm Fall Festival VI – South Barrington
10/10-10/16* – Didier Farm Pumpkinfest V – Lincolnshire
10/10-10/16* – Bengtson’s Pumpkin Fest V – Homer Glen
10/11-10/16* – Sonny Acres Farm Fall Festival V – West Chicago
10/14* – Oktoberfest at the DANK Haus – Chicago
10/14-10/15 – All Hallows Eve at Naper Settlement – Naperville
10/14-10/16 – Fat Tire Fest – Ozark
10/14-10/16* – Streator Park Fest – Streator
10/14-10/16* – Chester Fall Festival – Chester
10/15* – Waukegan’s ZombieWauk – Waukegan
10/15* – Hometown Helping Hands Fall Festival – St. Elmo
10/15* – Brew Moon Beer and Band Festival – McCook
10/15* – German American Central Society Mittelaltermarkt – Dunlap
10/15* – Cantigny Fall Food Truck Festival – Wheaton
10/15* – Hay Day – Rochelle
10/15* – Hinsdale Fall Family Festival – Hinsdale
10/15* – Evanston Fall Festival – Evanston
10/15* – Arts on the Square/Harvest Days – Prophetstown
10/15-10/16 – Vulture Fest – Makanda
10/15-10/16* – The Great Pumpkin Glow I – Mansfield
10/15-10/16* – Oktoberfestiversary – Chicago
10/15-10/16* – Fall Festival at Windy Acres Farm IV – Geneva
10/15-10/16 – Fort Massac Grand Encampment – Metropolis
10/16* – Leclaire Parkfest – Edwardsville

10/17-10/23* – Goebbert’s Farm Fall Festival VII – South Barrington
10/17-10/23* – Didier Farm Pumpkinfest VI – Lincolnshire
10/17-10/23* – Bengtson’s Pumpkin Fest VI – Homer Glen
10/18-10/23* – Sonny Acres Farm Fall Festival VI – West Chicago
10/20-10/22 – C-U Folk and Roots Festival – Urbana
10/21-10/22 – Howlin’ at the Moon at Naper Settlement – Naperville
10/21-10/23* – Autumn Festival: an Arts and Crafts Affair – Villa Park
10/21-10/23* – Lincoln Park Zoo Fall Fest II – Chicago
10/21-10/23* – The Promenade Bolingbrook Fall Festival – Bolingbrook
10/22 – Jacksonville Pumpkin Festival – Jacksonville
10/22* – Scarecrow Festival – Princeton
10/22* – Beerhoptacular – Chicago
10/22* – Flannel Fest – Champaign
10/22* – Cider and Ale Festival – Lisle
10/22* – Treehouse Wildlife Center Owl Fest – Dow
10/22* – St. Matthew Lutheran Church Fall Festival – Hawthorn Woods
10/22 – Lincoln’s New Salem Fall Festival – Petersburg
10/22* – Ottawa Rotary Food Truck Festival – Ottawa
10/22* – Scarecrow Festival – Dixon
10/22-10/23* – The Great Pumpkin Glow II – Mansfield
10/22-10/23* – Rochester Fall Festival – Rochester
10/22-10/23* – Fall Festival at Windy Acres Farm V – Geneva
10/23* – Grace United Methodist Church of Naperville Fall Festival – Naperville
10/23* – Bloody Mary Fest – Chicago

10/24-10/30* – Didier Farm Pumpkinfest VII – Lincolnshire
10/24-10/30* – Goebbert’s Farm Fall Festival VIII – South Barrington
10/24-10/30* – Bengtson’s Pumpkin Fest VII – Homer Glen
10/25-10/30* – Sonny Acres Farm Fall Festival VII – West Chicago
10/26-10/30 – The Sycamore Pumpkin Festival – Sycamore
10/28* – Vernon Hills Fall Fest – Vernon Hills
10/28* – St. Raymond Fall Festival – Mt. Prospect
10/28-10/30* – Lincoln Park Zoo Fall Fest III – Chicago
10/28-10/30 – Willow Springs Fall Music Festival – Tamms
10/28-10/30* – Calvary Fall Fest and Carnival – Naperville
10/29 – BatFest – Batavia
10/29* – Litchfield Fall Festival – Litchfield
10/29* – Galena Halloween Parade and Festival – Galena
10/29 – Pumpkinfest – Mount Carroll
10/29 – Centralia Fall Festival – Centralia
10/29 – Haunted Halloween Flea Market – Wheaton
10/29 – Pinckneyville Mardi Gras – Pinckneyville
10/29-10/30* – Fall Festival at Windy Acres Farm VI – Geneva

NOVEMBER

11/5* – Legions of Craft Beer Fest – Gurnee
11/5* – Summerfield Lions Club Fall Festival – Summerfield

11/11-11/12* – Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beer – Chicago
11/11-11/13* – Lightscape at the Chicago Botanical Garden I – Glencoe
11/12* – USA TODAY Wine and Food Experience – Chicago
11/12* – Glow Turkey Music Festival – Aurora
11/13 – Wine Festival at Pere Marquette Lodge – Grafton

11/14-11/20* – Lightscape at the Chicago Botanical Garden II – Glencoe
11/17* – Taste of Downtown – Alton
11/17-11/19* – The Baby Fold’s Festival of Trees – Bloomington
11/17-11/20* – Winter Nights Winter Lights Exhibit I – Rock Island
11/18* – Holidays on the Town – Palatine
11/18-11/19* – 3 French Hens Holiday Market – Morris
11/18-11/20* – Christmas Magic Festival – Robinson
11/18-11/20* – Settler’s Day – South Holland
11/18-11/20* – Mattoon Lightworks I – Mattoon
11/18-11/20* – Amaze Light Festival I – Rosemont – DISCONTINUED
11/18-11/20* – Shelbyville Festivals of Lights I – Shelbyville
11/18-11/20* – Nights of Lights I – Wheaton
11/18-11/20* – Santa’s Rock N Lights I – Grayslake
11/18-11/20* – Christkindlmarket Wrigleyville I – Chicago
11/18-11/20* – Christkindlmarket Chicago at Daley Plaza I – Chicago
11/18-11/20* – ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo I – Chicago
11/19* – Mokena Christmas Fest – Mokena
11/19* – The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival – Chicago
11/19* – Pope County Deer Festival – Golconda
11/19-11/20* – Illumination: Tree Lights at Morton Arboretum I – Lisle
11/19-11/20* – Memorial’s Festival of Trees I – Springfield

11/21-11/27* – Memorial’s Festival of Trees II – Springfield
11/21-11/27* (Closed 11/24) – Lightscape at the Chicago Botanical Garden III – Glencoe
11/21-11/27* – Mattoon Lightworks II – Mattoon
11/21-11/27* – Christkindlmarket Wrigleyville II – Chicago
11/21-11/21* – Christkindlmarket Chicago at Daley Plaza II – Chicago
11/21-11/27* (Closed 11/24) – Santa’s Rock N Lights II – Grayslake
11/21-11/27* – Illumination: Tree Lights at Morton Arboretum II – Lisle
11/21-11/27* – Shelbyville Festivals of Lights II – Shelbyville
11/23* – Turkey Testicle Festival – Huntley
11/23-11/27* – Winter Nights Winter Lights Exhibit II – Rock Island
11/23-11/27* (Closed 11/24) – ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo II – Chicago
11/24-11/27* – East Peoria Festival of Lights I – East Peoria
11/24-11/27* – Wonderland in Lights I – Effingham
11/25-11/27* – Walnut Grove Farm’s I’ll Be Home For Christmas Celebration – Knoxville
11/25-11/27* – Chatham Light Up the Park I – Chatham
11/25-11/27* – Mooseheart Holiday Lights I – Mooseheart
11/25-11/27* – Christmas Wonderland I – Alton
11/25-11/27* – Amaze Light Festival II – Rosemont – DISCONTINUED
11/25-11/27* – Julmarknad Christmas Market I – Bishop Hill
11/25-11/27 – Brookfield Zoo Holiday Magic I – Brookfield
11/25-11/27* – Aurora Festival of Lights I – Aurora
11/25-11/27 – Ottawa Chris Kringle Market I – Ottawa
11/25-11/27* – Nights of Lights I – Wheaton
11/25-11/27* – Cosley Zoo Festival of Lights I – Wheaton
11/25-11/27* – Quincy Festival of Lights I – Quincy
11/26 – Keeping Christmas Close to Home – Streator
11/26* – Fox Lake Festival of Lights – Fox Lake
11/26* – Highwood Holiday Fest – Highwood
11/26* – Holly Jolly Fest – Niles
11/26* – Downtown Country Christmas Festival – Jerseyville
11/26-11/27* – German American Central Society Kristkindlmarkt I – Peoria
11/27* – Deer Santa Festival – Pittsfield
11/27* – Orland Park Holiday Festival – Orland Park

11/28-12/4* – East Peoria Festival of Lights II – East Peoria
11/28-12/4* – Lightscape at the Chicago Botanical Garden IV – Glencoe
11/28-12/4* – Wonderland in Lights II – Effingham
11/28-12/4* – Christmas Wonderland II – Alton
11/28-12/4* – Nights of Lights II – Wheaton
11/28-12/4* – Christkindlmarket Wrigleyville III – Chicago
11/28-12/4* – Christkindlmarket Chicago at Daley Plaza III – Chicago
11/28-12/4* – Cosley Zoo Festival of Lights II – Wheaton
11/28-12/4* – Quincy Festival of Lights II – Quincy
11/28-12/4* – Aurora Festival of Lights II – Aurora
11/28-12/4* – Santa’s Rock N Lights III – Grayslake
11/28-12/4* – Mooseheart Holiday Lights II – Mooseheart
11/28-12/4* – Mattoon Lightworks III – Mattoon
11/28-12/4* – Illumination: Tree Lights at Morton Arboretum III – Lisle
11/28-12/4* – Shelbyville Festivals of Lights III – Shelbyville
11/30-12/4 – Brookfield Zoo Holiday Magic II – Brookfield
11/30-12/4* – ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo III – Chicago
11/30-12/4* – Winter Nights Winter Lights Exhibit III – Rock Island
11/30-12/4* – Amaze Light Festival III – Rosemont – DISCONTINUED

DECEMBER

12/1* – Taste of Downtown – Alton
12/1-12/4* – Chatham Light Up the Park II – Chatham
12/2* – Kris Kringle Market – Bloomingdale
12/2*- Weishfest – Merrionette Park
12/2* – Belvidere Hometown Christmas – Belvidere
12/2-12/3* – Dickens on the Square: A Magical Holiday – Macomb
12/2-12/4* – Christkindlmarket La Salle – La Salle
12/2-12/4 – Ottawa Chris Kringle Market II – Ottawa
12/2-12/4* – Andersonville Winter Market – Chicago
12/3* – Julmarknad – Rockford
12/3* – Holly Days Festival – Morton Grove
12/3* – Christmas in the Village – Cobden
12/3* – National Coquito Festival – Chicago
12/3* – Lunar Tide Music and Arts Festival – Waukegan
12/3* – Kris Jingle Holiday Festival – DeKalb – DISCONTINUED
12/3-12/4* – Elgin Festival of Lights I – Elgin
12/3-12/4* – Christmas in the Commons I – New Lenox
12/3-12/4* – Julmarknad Christmas Market II – Bishop Hill
12/3-12/4* – Julmarknad at the Swedish American Museum – Chicago
12/3-12/4* – Holiday Lights in Lilacia Park I – Lombard
12/4* – Millstadt Weihnachtsfest German Christmas Festival – Millstadt

12/5-12/11* – East Peoria Festival of Lights III – East Peoria
12/5-12/11* – Lightscape at the Chicago Botanical Garden V – Glencoe
12/5-12/11* – Elgin Festival of Lights II – Elgin –
12/5-12/11* – Christkindlmarket Wrigleyville IV – Chicago
12/5-12/11* – Christkindlmarket Chicago at Daley Plaza IV – Chicago
12/5-12/11* – Quincy Festival of Lights III – Quincy
12/5-12/11* – Wonderland in Lights III – Effingham
12/5-12/11* – Christmas Wonderland III – Alton
12/5-12/11* – Aurora Festival of Lights III – Aurora
12/5-12/11* – Holiday Lights in Lilacia Park II – Lombard
12/5-12/11* – Illumination: Tree Lights at Morton Arboretum III – Lisle
12/5-12/11* – Mattoon Lightworks IV – Mattoon
12/5-12/11* – Shelbyville Festivals of Lights IV – Shelbyville
12/5-12/11* – Nights of Lights III – Wheaton
12/5-12/11* – Mooseheart Holiday Lights III – Mooseheart
12/5-12/11* – Santa’s Rock N Lights IV – Grayslake
12/5-12/11* – Cosley Zoo Festival of Lights III – Wheaton
12/7-12/11* – ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo IV – Chicago
12/7-12/11 – Brookfield Zoo Holiday Magic III – Brookfield
12/7-12/11* – Winter Nights Winter Lights Exhibit IV – Rock Island
12/7-12/11* – Amaze Light Festival IV – Rosemont – DISCONTINUED
12/8-12/11* – Chatham Light Up the Park III – Chatham
12/9-12/11 – Ottawa Chris Kringle Market III – Ottawa
12/10* – Harmonie’s Kristkindlmarkt – Peoria
12/10 – Chicago Wine Fest: Winter Edition – Chicago
12/10-12/11* – Christmas in the Commons II – New Lenox
12/10-12/11* – German American Central Society Kristkindlmarkt II – Peoria

12/12-12/18* – East Peoria Festival of Lights IV – East Peoria
12/12-12/18* – Lightscape at the Chicago Botanical Garden VI – Glencoe
12/12-12/18* – Wonderland in Lights IV – Effingham
12/12-12/18* – Elgin Festival of Lights III – Elgin
12/12-12/18* – Cosley Zoo Festival of Lights IV – Wheaton
12/12-12/18* – Christkindlmarket Wrigleyville V – Chicago
12/12-12/18* – Christkindlmarket Chicago at Daley Plaza V – Chicago
12/12-12/18* – Quincy Festival of Lights IV – Quincy
12/12-12/18* – Mooseheart Holiday Lights IV – Mooseheart
12/12-12/18* – Holiday Lights in Lilacia Park III – Lombard
12/12-12/18* – Christmas Wonderland IV – Alton
12/12-12/18* – Illumination: Tree Lights at Morton Arboretum IV – Lisle
12/12-12/18* – Mattoon Lightworks V – Mattoon
12/12-12/18* – Aurora Festival of Lights IV – Aurora
12/12-12/18* – Shelbyville Festivals of Lights V – Shelbyville
12/12-12/18* – Nights of Lights IV – Wheaton
12/12-12/18* – Santa’s Rock N Lights V – Grayslake
12/14-12/18* – ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo V – Chicago
12/14-12/18* – Amaze Light Festival V – Rosemont – DISCONTINUED
12/14-12/18* – Winter Nights Winter Lights Exhibit V – Rock Island
12/14-12/18 – Brookfield Zoo Holiday Magic IV – Brookfield
12/15-12/18* – Chatham Light Up the Park IV – Chatham
12/16* – Christmas in Carterville – Carterville
12/16-12/18 – Ottawa Chris Kringle Market IV – Ottawa
12/17-12/18* – Christmas in the Commons III – New Lenox

12/19-12/23* – Christkindlmarket Chicago at Daley Plaza VI – Chicago
12/19-12/25* – East Peoria Festival of Lights V – East Peoria
12/19-12/25* – Amaze Light Festival VI – Rosemont – DISCONTINUED
12/19-12/25* (Closed 12/24, 12/25) – Lightscape at the Chicago Botanical Garden VII – Glencoe
12/19-12/25* – Wonderland in Lights V – Effingham
12/19-12/25* – Elgin Festival of Lights IV – Elgin
12/19-12/25* – Holiday Lights in Lilacia Park IV – Lombard
12/19-12/25* – Christmas Wonderland V – Alton
12/19-12/25* – Mooseheart Holiday Lights V – Mooseheart
12/19-12/25* (Closed 12/25) – Cosley Zoo Festival of Lights V – Wheaton
12/19-12/25* (Closed 12/25) – Christkindlmarket Wrigleyville VI – Chicago
12/19-12/25* – Quincy Festival of Lights V – Quincy
12/19-12/25* – Illumination: Tree Lights at Morton Arboretum V – Lisle
12/19-12/25* – Aurora Festival of Lights V – Aurora
12/19-12/25* – Mattoon Lightworks VI – Mattoon
12/19-12/25* (Closed 12/25) – Winter Nights Winter Lights Exhibit VI – Rock Island
12/19-12/25* – Shelbyville Festivals of Lights VI – Shelbyville
12/19-12/25* – Nights of Lights V – Wheaton
12/19-12/25* (Closed 12/25) – Santa’s Rock N Lights VI – Grayslake
12/21-12/25* (Closed 12/24, 12/25) – ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo VI – Chicago
12/22-12/25* – Chatham Light Up the Park V – Chatham

12/26-12/27* – Mattoon Lightworks VII – Mattoon
12/26-12/28* – Cosley Zoo Festival of Lights VI – Wheaton
12/26-12/30* – Mooseheart Holiday Lights VI – Mooseheart
12/26-12/30* – Christkindlmarket Wrigleyville VII – Chicago
12/26-12/31 – Brookfield Zoo Holiday Magic V – Brookfield
12/26-12/31* – Wonderland in Lights VI – Effingham
12/26-12/31* – Shelbyville Festivals of Lights VII – Shelbyville
12/26-12/31* – Quincy Festival of Lights VI – Quincy
12/26-1/1* – East Peoria Festival of Lights VI – East Peoria
12/26-1/1* – Amaze Light Festival VII – Rosemont – DISCONTINUED
12/26-1/1* – Holiday Lights in Lilacia Park V – Lombard
12/26-1/1* – Lightscape at the Chicago Botanical Garden VIII – Glencoe
12/26-1/1* – Illumination: Tree Lights at Morton Arboretum VI – Lisle
12/26-1/1* – Winter Nights Winter Lights Exhibit VII – Rock Island
12/26-1/1* – Nights of Lights VI – Wheaton
12/26-1/1* – Santa’s Rock N Lights VII – Grayslake
12/28-1/1* – ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo VII – Chicago

JANUARY (2023)

1/2-1/8* – Nights of Lights VII – Wheaton
1/7* – Frosty Fest – Gurnee
1/8* – Volo Bog Winterfest – Ingleside

1/11 – Chicago Bourbon and Barbeque Fest – Chicago

1/21* – Dia De La Concha – Chicago
1/21-1/22* – Great River Eagle Days – Quincy

1/28* – Chicago Ale Festival: Winter Edition – Chicago
1/28* – Chicago Whiskey Tasting Festival – Chicago
1/29* – Bald Eagle Festival – Grafton

FEBRUARY

2/3-2/5* – Downers Grove Ice Festival – Downers Grove
2/4* – POLARpalooza – DeKalb
2/5* – Winterfest – Peoria

2/8-2/11* – Rockton Yeti Fest – Rockton
2/11* – Argenta IceFest – Argenta
2/11* – Chocolate Rendezvous – Dixon
2/11-2/12* – Chain O’ Lakes Fishing Derby and Winter Festival – Antioch

2/18* – Artic Ale and Art Walk – Freeport
2/18* – Westmont Winter Beer Festival – Westmont
2/18* – Ice Jam at the Dam – East Alton
2/18-2/19* – Galesburg Chocolate Festival – Galesburg
2/18-2/19* – Winter Brew – Chicago

2/25* – WingFest – Quincy
2/25* – Lake County Craft Beer Festival – Grayslake
2/25* – Naperville Ale Fest: Winter Edition – Naperville
2/25-2/26* – Maple Syrup Festival – Makanda

MARCH

3/3-3/4* – Manhattan Irish Festival – Manhattan
3/3-3/4* – Will County Celtic Fest – Joliet
3/4* – Maple Syrup Festival at Argyle State Park – Colchester
3/4* – Chicago Beer Festival – Chicago
3/5* – Marchtoberfest – Peoria

3/9-3/11* – Dunbar Music Festival – Marion
3/11* – Yorkville St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – Yorkville
3/11* – Sham-Rock Shuffle and Shindig – Dixon
3/11* – Irish Hooley – Rochelle
3/11* – Shamrocked: Woodstock Street Fest – Woodstock
3/11-3/12* – McHenry ShamROCKS the Fox – McHenry

3/18* – Rockford MeltFest – Rockford
3/18* – DuPage County Food Trucks Festival – Wheaton

3/24-3/25* – Naperville Bluegrass Festival – Naperville
3/25-3/26* – Camp du Bois March Rendezvous – Wood River

3/31-4/2* – Boneyard Arts Festival – Champaign County

APRIL

4/7-4/9* – Spring Festival: an Arts and Crafts Affair – Villa Park
4/8* – Chicago Beer Fest – Chicago
4/8* – Finders Spring Market – Decatur
4/8* – Sheep and Craft Festival – Waterloo
4/8* – Holi – The Festival of Colors – Naperville
4/8* – Tinley Park Brew and Vine Festival – Tinley Park
4/8* – Riverbend Earth Day Festival – Alton

4/13-4/15* – Sugar Creek Family Jam – Benton
4/14-4/15* – Mount Prospect Irish Fest – Mount Prospect
4/15* – Chicago’s Best WingFest – Chicago
4/15* – Uncorked: Chicago Wine Fest – Chicago

4/21-4/23* – Makanda Mushroom Festival – Makanda
4/21-4/23* – CLAS Spring Fest – Charleston
4/22* – Flyer Fest Spring Carnival – Litchfield
4/22* – Pretzel Fest – Freeport
4/22* – Donut Fest – Chicago
4/22* – Blackburn Spring Festival – Carlinville
4/22* – Oak Street Art Fair – Murphysboro
4/22-4/23* – Elsah Spring Festival – Elsah

4/27-4/30* – Cinco de May Fest – Cicero
4/29* – Walpurgisnacht! – Palatine
4/29* – Mahomet Craft Beer Festival – Mahomet
4/29* – Long Grove’s Craft Beer Festival – Long Grove
4/29* – Craft Brews at Lincoln Zoo – Chicago
4/29* – Midwest Morel Fest – Ottawa
4/29* – Maifest – Jacksonville
4/29* – Spring Vintage and Handmade Market at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard – Mackinaw
4/29* – Litchfield Art in the Park – Litchfield
4/29* – Perimeter Road Music Festival – Champaign
4/29-4/30* – Spring Festival at Vahling Vineyards – Stewardson
4/29-4/30* – Dogwood Festival – Quincy
4/30* – Cinco de Mayo Celebration – Sycamore
4/30* – German American Central Society Maifest – Peoria
4/30* – Maeystown Springfest/Fruehlingsfest – Maeystown
4/30* – Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair – Lombard

MAY

5/4-5/7* – Cinco de Mayo en Cicero – Cicero
5/5* – Aurora Food Truck Festival – Aurora
5/5-5/6* – Fat Ass 5K and Street Party – Springfield
5/5-5/7* – Argyle Lake Bluegrass Jamboree – Colchester
5/6* – Illinois Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor Festival – Various Cities
5/6* – American Farm Heritage Museum Spring Fling Festival – Greenville
5/6* – Naperville Food Truck Spring Festival – Naperville
5/6* – Locust Street Historic Fair – Centralia
5/6* – Bolingbrook Food Truck Rally – Bolingbrook
5/6-5/7* – Birdfest – Rockton
5/6-5/7* – Wine on the Fox – Oswego

5/11-5/14* – Old King Coal Festival – West Frankfort
5/11-5/14* – Blandinsville Farmers Picnic – Blandinsville
5/12-5/13* – Life on the Illinois Frontier – Harrisburg
5/12-5/14* – Art on the Square – Belleville
5/12-5/14* – Let it Grow Festival – Mechanicsburg
5/13* – Springfield Area Highland Games and Celtic Festival – Chatham
5/13* – Young Evanston Artists (YEA!) Festival – Evanston
5/13* – Ballpark Brew Fest – Schaumburg
5/13* – Illinois Vintage Fest – New Lenox
5/13* – Homer Glen Kite Festival – Homer Glen
5/13* – Chicago Wine Fest: Spring Edition – Chicago
5/14* – Blessing of the Bikes and Bless Fest – Alto Pass
5/14* – St. Jacob UCC Strawberry Fest – St. Jacob

5/18-5/21* – Toledo Spring Festival – Toledo
5/18-5/21* – MayDays Festival – Clinton
5/19* – Mascoutah SpringFest – Mascoutah
5/19-5/21* – Chicago Gaelic Park Irish Fest – Oak Forest
5/19-5/21* – Mayfest – Chicago
5/19-5/21* – Long Grove Chocolate Festival – Long Grove
5/20* – Mulholland Music Fest – Nauvoo
5/20* – Pretzel City Wine Fest – Freeport
5/20* – Macomb Park District 75th Birthday Celebration – Macomb
5/20* – Blooming Fest – West Chicago
5/20* – Springfield Pride Fest – Springfield
5/20* – Vernon Hills Craft Beer Festival – Vernon Hills
5/20* – Streator Food Truck Festival – Streator
5/20-5/21* – Skokie Festival of Cultures – Skokie
5/20-5/21* – Old Capitol Art Fair – Springfield
5/20-5/21* – Railroad Days – Rochelle
5/20-5/21* – Renegade Craft Spring Fair – Chicago
5/20-5/21* – Northbrook Art in the Park – Northbrook
5/20-5/21* – Arts at the Lake – Lake Zurich
5/21* – Rhubarb Festival – Kankakee

5/22-5/27* – Shawneetown Coal Days – Shawneetown
5/22-5/29* – HerrinFesta Italiana – Herrin
5/25* – Margaritas En Mayo – Yorkville
5/25-5/27* – Jeep Blitz – Bushnell
5/25-5/27* – Neoga Days – Neoga
5/25-5/28* – Colona Memorial Festival – Colona
5/26-5/27* – Spring Fling – Peoria
5/26-5/28* – Twisted Turtle Festival – Yorkville
5/26-5/28* – Summer Camp Music Festival – Chillicothe
5/26-5/28* – Mole de Mayo Festival – Chicago
5/26-5/28* – Mayfest – Mount Carroll
5/26-5/28* – Benld Italian-American Days – Benld
5/27* – Yorkville Bluegrass Music Festival – Yorkville
5/27* – Thomson Depot Days – Thomson
5/27* – Cantigny Food Truck Festival – Wheaton
5/27-5/28* – Barrington Art Festival – Barrington
5/27-5/28* – Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival – Chicago
5/27-5/28* – St. Charles Fine Art Show – St. Charles
5/27-5/28* – Sueños Music Festival – Chicago
5/27-5/28* – Prairie Arts Festival – Schaumburg
5/27-5/28* – Mayfestiversary – Chicago
5/27-5/28* – Mackinaw Valley Winery Music, Wine and Craft Beer Festival – Mackinaw
5/27-5/28* – Abundant Life Community Church Family Fest – Alton
5/28* – Main Street Craft Beer Festival – Park Ridge
5/28* – Collinsville Memorial Day Weekend Fireworks Celebration – Collinsville

5/31-6/4* – Washington Good Neighbor Days Festival – Washington

JUNE

6/1* – Downtown Evanston Thursday Night Market I – Evanston
6/1-6/3* – Galatia Lions Old Settlers Days – Galatia
6/1-6/3* – Farmer City Heritage Days – Farmer City
6/1-6/4* – Rose Festival – Roselle
6/1-6/4* – Maifest Chicago at DANK Haus – Chicago
6/1-6/4* – Cream of Wheaton – Wheaton
6/2-6/3* – Rhubarb Festival – Aledo
6/2-6/3* – The International Horseradish Festival – Collinsville
6/2-6/3* – Strawberry Jam Festival – Arthur
6/2-6/3* – Legacy of Giving Music (LoG) Festival – Springfield
6/2-6/3* – Germanfest – Quincy
6/2-6/3* – Blues, Brews and BBQ – Golconda
6/2-6/3* – Cogs and Corsets: A Steampunk Happening – Bloomington
6/2-6/3* – Pheasant Hollow Winery Cajun Festival – Whittington
6/2-6/3* – Homewood Artisan Street Fair – Homewood
6/2-6/4* – Lincoln Park Greek Fest – Chicago
6/2-6/4* – Harvard Milk Days – Harvard
6/2-6/4* – Ottawa Uncorked (formerly 2 Rivers Wine Fest) – Ottawa
6/2-6/4* – Milledgeville Village Jamboree – Milledgeville
6/2-6/4* – Spring Awakening – Chicago
6/2-6/4* – Taylorville Blackhorse Veterans Pow Wow – Taylorville
6/2-6/4* – Leaf River Summer Daze Festival – Leaf River
6/2-6/4* – Do Division Street Fest and Sidewalk Sale – Chicago
6/2-6/4* – La Grange Carnival – La Grange
6/2-6/4* – Carlyle Street Fair – Carlyle
6/3* – Tri-City Craft Brew Festival – St. Charles
6/3* – Elmwood Strawberry Festival – Elmwood
6/3* – Food Truck Fight – Galena
6/3* – Catlin Strawberry Festival – Catlin
6/3* – Bonifest – Edwardsville
6/3* – Woodstock Food Truck Festival on the Square – Woodstock
6/3* – Moweaqua Pow Wow Spring Festival – Moweaqua
6/3* – Dairy Day – Greenville
6/3* – Brothers’ Field Fairytale Festival – Long Grove
6/3* – Highwood Pride Festival – Highwood
6/3* – Chicago Gospel Music Festival – Chicago
6/3* – Mahomet Soda Fest – Mahomet
6/3* – Montgomery Street Eats Festival – Montgomery
6/3-6/4* – Annawan Fun Days – Annawan
6/3-6/4* – Macoupin County Historical Society Spring Festival – Carlinville
6/3-6/4* – Lincoln Days Civil War Reenactment – Pittsfield
6/3-6/4* – 57th Street Art Fair – Chicago
6/3-6/4* – Champagne British Car Festival – Bloomington
6/3-6/4* – Lincolnshire Art Festival – Lincolnshire
6/3-6/4* – Garden Fair Weekend – Rockford
6/3-6/4* – Windy City Hot Dog Fest – Chicago
6/3-6/4* – Hinsdale Fine Arts Festival – Hinsdale
6/3-6/4* – Sodbuster Days – Good Hope
6/3-6/4* – Fort de Chartres June Rendezvous – Prairie du Rocher
6/3-6/4* – Art on Main Fine Arts Festival – Canton
6/4* – PorchFest Lakeview – Chicago
6/4* – Strawberry Jazz Festival – Kankakee
6/4* – Peoria Wingfest – Peoria
6/4* – Festa della Repubblica – Chicago
6/4* – Celebration Family Fun Festival – Ottawa

6/7-6/10* – Genoa Days – Genoa
6/8-6/11* – Old Canal Days – Lockport
6/8-6/11* – Franklin Park Fest – Franklin Park
6/8-6/11* – Fiestas Patronales Puertorriqueñas/Puerto Rican Festival – Chicago
6/8-6/11* – Chicago Blues Festival – Chicago
6/9* – Downtown Block Party – Rolling Meadows
6/9* – New Orleans North – Joliet
6/9-6/10* – Horizon Hobby RC Fest – Monticello
6/9-6/11* – Malta Days – Malta
6/9-6/11* – Tremont Turkey Festival – Tremont
6/9-6/11* – Superman Celebration – Metropolis
6/9-6/11* – Schweizerfest – Highland
6/9-6/11* – Andersonville Midsommarfest – Chicago
6/9-6/11* – Buffalo Days – LaMoille
6/10* – Annabelle Street Festival – Anna
6/10* – Taste of Chicago Taste Pop Up I – Chicago
6/10* – Neponset Picnic Day – Neponset
6/10* – Mound Music Festival – Galena
6/10* – Family Pride Festival – Ottawa
6/10* – Finders Summer Market – Decatur
6/10* – Taste of Lena – Lena
6/10* – Hearse Show and Oddities Fest – Lombard
6/10* – Mundelein’s Craft Beer Festival – Mundelein
6/10* – Route 66 Festival – Edwardsville
6/10* – VVAC Food Truck and Art Festival – Tinley Park
6/10* – Chicago Vegandale Food and Drink Fest – Chicago
6/10* – PorchFest – Mt. Morris
6/10-6/11* – St. Nicholas GreekFest – Oak Lawn
6/10-6/11* – Wells Street Art Festival – Chicago
6/10-6/11* – Global Arts Festival – Bartlett
6/10-6/11* – Gebhard Woods Dulcimer and Traditional Music Festival – Morris
6/10-6/11* – Old Town Art Fair – Chicago
6/10-6/11* – Hyde Park Summer Fest – Chicago
6/10-6/11* – Okawville Heritage Days – Okawville
6/10-6/11* – Riverside Arts Weekend – Riverside
6/11* – Aurora Pride Festival and Parade – Aurora
6/11* – Greater Chicago Jewish Festival – Chicago
6/11* – Woodstock PrideFest – Woodstock
6/11* – All-Wheels Drive-In Car Show – Alton

6/14-6/18* – Chillicothe Days (formerly Claud-Elen Days) – Chillicothe
6/14-6/18* – Polo Town and Country Days – Polo
6/15-6/17* – Tailgate n’ Tallboys I – Bloomington
6/15-6/18* – Libertyville Days Festival – Libertyville
6/15-6/18* – PrairieFest – Oswego
6/15-6/18* – Moccasin Creek Festival – Effingham
6/15-6/18* – Summer Fun Fest – Oglesby
6/15-6/18* – Old Settler Days – Rockton
6/15-6/18* – Blarney Island Key West Fest – Antioch
6/16-6/17* – Blues on the Fox – Aurora
6/16-6/17* – Minooka Summerfest – Minooka
6/16-6/17* – Midsommar Fest – Rockford
6/16-6/17* – Funfest for Air-Cooled VW – Effingham
6/16-6/17* – Naper Nights I – Naperville
6/16-6/17* – Grande Levee – Vandalia
6/16-6/17* – Clarendon Hills Daisy Days – Clarendon Hills
6/16-6/17* – The Scottish Festival and Highland Games – Itasca
6/16-6/18* – WWII Recreated – Dixon
6/16-6/18* – Summer Smash – Chicago
6/16-6/18* – Oakley Ave. Festa Pasta Vino: Italian Block Party – Chicago
6/16-6/18* – Gold Coast Chicago Greek Fest – Chicago
6/16-6/18* – Elmhurst Greek Festival – Elmhurst
6/16-6/18* – Taste of Randolph Street – Chicago
6/16-6/18* – Geneseo Music Festival – Geneseo
6/16-6/18* – Gran Festival Centroamericano – Chicago
6/16-6/18* – Great Galena Balloon Race – Galena
6/16-6/19* – Exchange Club of Naperville’s Ribfest – Wheaton
6/17* – Clayville Summer Fun Day – Pleasant Plains
6/17* – Summerfest – Villa Park
6/17* – Belvidere “Late-Night” Flea Market – Belvidere
6/17* – Wabash Roots ‘N’ Que – Mt. Carmel
6/17* – Taste of Chicago Taste Pop Up II – Chicago
6/17* – Riverside Folk Fest – Wheaton
6/17* – Nostalgia Days – Zion
6/17* – Elgin Juneteenth Festival – Elgin
6/17* – Rhythm and BBQ Festival – Morris
6/17* – Maeystown Homecoming – Maeystown
6/17* – Solstice Hop and Vine Fest – Schaumburg
6/17* – Winnetka Music Festival – Winnetka
6/17* – Grayslake Arts Festival – Grayslake
6/17-6/18* – Gold Coast Art Fair – Chicago
6/17-6/18* – Chicago Pride Fest – Chicago
6/18* – Homewood-Flossmoor Juneteenth Festival – Flossmoor

6/20* – Porta Westfalica Festival – Waterloo
6/21-6/24* – Old Settlers Days – Metamora
6/21-6/25* – Swedish Days – Geneva
6/21-6/25* – Bourbonnais Friendship Festival – Bourbonnais
6/21-6/25* – Summer in the Park – Woodstock
6/22-6/25* – HomerFest – Homer Glen
6/22-6/25* – Macomb Heritage Days – Macomb
6/22-6/25* – Rotary GroveFest – Downers Grove
6/23* – Gathering on the Green – Western Springs
6/23-6/24*– Old Settlers Days – Lanark
6/23-6/24* – Tolono Fun Day – Tolono
6/23-6/25* – Holy Cross Greek Festival – Justice
6/23-6/25* – Q-Fest – Quincy
6/23-6/25* – River North Live! – Chicago
6/23-6/25* – Chicago Michelada Fest – Chicago
6/23-6/25* – Annunciation Church Gold Coast Greek Fest – Chicago
6/23-6/25* – St. Nectarios Greek Fest – Palatine
6/23-6/25* – Back Lot Bash – Chicago
6/23-6/25* – Logan Square Arts Festival – Chicago
6/23-6/25* – Summer Solstice Indie Music and Craft Beer Festival – Yorkville
6/23-6/25* – Taste of Joliet – Joliet
6/23-6/25* – Strawberry Fest – Long Grove
6/24* – Bikes and BBQ Festival – Alton
6/24* – Taste of Grayslake Family Picnic and Fireworks – Grayslake
6/24* – Heritage Canyon Bluegrass Festival – Fulton
6/24* – Dog Days – Wheaton
6/24* – Navy Pier Pride – Chicago
6/24* – Craft Beer Festival – Lisle
6/24* – Rock N Run The Runway – Wheeling
6/24* – Corkless in Galena – Galena
6/24* – Maroa Freedom Festival – Maroa
6/24* – Shish-Ka-Bob Festival – Peoria
6/24* – Sacred Heart Feast Day Celebration – Lombard
6/24* – Hinckley Fireworks Fest – Hinckley
6/24* – Arthur’s Independence Day Freedom Celebration – Arthur
6/24-6/25* – Belvidere Heritage Days Showdown – Belvidere
6/24-6/25* – Galesburg Railroad Days – Galesburg
6/24-6/25* – St. George Greek Fest – DeKalb
6/24-6/25* – Chicago Food Truck Summer Festival – Chicago
6/24-6/25* – Pride in the Park Chicago – Chicago
6/24-6/25* – Deer Park Art Show – Deer Park
6/24-6/25* – Naperville Fine Art and Artisan Fair – Naperville
6/24-6/25* – Arts in the Park – Danville
6/25* – Hickory Hills Street Fair – Hickory Hills
6/25* – Chicago Brew Fest – Chicago
6/25* – Skokie Pride – Skokie

6/29-7/2* – Lakeside Festival – Crystal Lake
6/29-7/2* – Cicero Festival – Cicero
6/29-7/3* – Dixon Petunia Festival – Dixon
6/29-7/3* – Mount Prospect Lions Club 4th of July Festival – Mount Prospect
6/29-7/3* – Frontier Days Festival – Arlington Heights
6/29-7/3* – Palatine Jaycees Hometown Fest – Palatine

JULY

7/1* – Elizabeth Freedom Fest – Elizabeth
7/1* – Rock the Dock – Springfield
7/1* – Lemont Food Truck Festival – Lemont
7/1* – Amboy Community Celebration – Amboy
7/1* – Chosen Few Picnic and Festival – Chicago
7/1* – Celebrate Fox Lake – Fox Lake
7/1* – Freedom Days – Sandwich
7/1* – Hooppole Fun Day – Hooppole
7/1-7/2* – Northwest Fourth-Fest – Hoffman Estates
7/1-7/2* – Springfield Jaycees Capital City Celebration – Springfield
7/1-7/2* – Bond County FourthFest – Greenville
7/1-7/2* – Coal Valley Days – Coal Valley
7/1-7/3* – Walnut Days – Walnut
7/1-7/3* – AudioFeed Music Festival – Urbana
7/1-7/4* – Mundelein Community Days – Mundelein
7/1-7/4* – Morton Grove Days – Morton Grove
7/1-7/4* – Bartlett 4th of July Festival – Barlett
7/1-7/4* – Kirkland 4th of July – Kirkland
7/1-7/4* – Beecher Fourth of July Celebration – Beecher
7/2* – Independence Day Celebration – Wilmette
7/2* – Taste of Oak Brook – Oak Brook
7/2* – Hanover Days – Hanover
7/2* – Party in the Park – Glencoe
7/2* – Round Lake Beach BeachFest – Round Lake Beach
7/2* – Bridgeview Park District 3rd of July Celebration – Bridgeview
7/2* – Red, White and Boom – Rock Island
7/2-7/4* – Streator’s 4th of July Celebration I – Streator
7/2-7/4* – International Festival of Life – Chicago
7/3-7/4* – The Illinois Black Woodstock Festival – East St. Louis
7/3-7/4* – Deerfield Family Days – Deerfield
7/3-7/4* – Homer Freedom and Music Festival – Homer
7/3-7/4* – Red, White and Boom – Lincolnshire
7/4* – Red, White and Boom – Peoria
7/4* – Winnetka’s Fourth of July Celebration – Winnetka
7/4* – Antioch Fourth of July Party at the Park – Antioch
7/4* – Bensenville LibertyFest – Bensenville
7/4* – Shabbona Hometown Festival – Shabbona
7/4* – Lake Zurich’s Independence/Family Day – Lake Zurich
7/4* – Naval Station’s 4th of July Celebration – North Chicago
7/4* – Goreville Freedom Fest – Goreville
7/4* – DeKalb 4th of July Celebration – DeKalb
7/4* – New Lenox Independence Day Celebration – New Lenox
7/4* – South Holland Independence Day Celebration – South Holland
7/4* – Miller Light Independence Day Celebration – Chicago
7/4* – Sleepy Hollow Fourth of July Festival – Sleepy Hollow
7/4* – Elk Grove Fourth of July Celebration – Elk Grove Village
7/4* – Lake Forest Festival and Fireworks – Lake Forest
7/4* – 4th of July in Thorton – Thorton
7/4* – Galva Freedom Fest – Galva
7/4* – Godfrey Family Fun Fest – Godfrey
7/4* – Westmont Independence Day Celebration – Westmont
7/4* – City of Troy Independence Day Celebration – Troy
7/4* – Itasca 4th of July Celebration – Itasca
7/4* – Stockton 4th of July Celebration – Stockton
7/4* – Aurora 4th of July Celebration – Aurora
7/4* – Galena Independence Day Celebration – Galena
7/4* – Rock the River Fireworks Celebration – Fox River Grove
7/4* – Bond County Fourth Fest Celebration – Greenville

7/4-7/9* – Streator’s 4th of July Celebration II – Streator
7/4-7/9* – Marseilles Fun Days – Marseilles
7/6* – Downtown Evanston Thursday Night Market II – Evanston
7/6-7/8* – St. Sophia Greek Fest – Elgin
7/6-7/8* – Wyanet Summer Festival – Wyanet
7/6-7/9* – Pioneer Park Railroad Days – West Chicago
7/6-7/9* – Lake in the Hills Rotary Rockin’ Ribfest – Lake in the Hills
7/6-7/9* – Friendship Festival – Palos Hills
7/6-7/9* – Itasca Fest – Itasca
7/6-7/9* – McHenry Fiesta Days I – McHenry
7/7-7/8* – Abe Fest – Springfield
7/7-7/8* – Maryville Firefighters Homecoming – Maryville
7/7-7/8* – Balloons Over Vermilion – Danville
7/7-7/8* – Pike County Pig Days – Pittsfield
7/7-7/8* – Kewanee Prairie Chicken Arts Festival – Kewanee
7/7-7/8* – Pingree Grove Stars and Stripes Celebration – Pingree Grove
7/7-7/9* – Bite-sized Taste of Chicago – Chicago
7/7-7/9* – Windmill City Festival – Batavia
7/7-7/9* – Square Roots Festival – Chicago
7/7-7/9* – West Fest Chicago – Chicago
7/7-7/9* – Irish American Heritage Festival – Chicago
7/7-7/9* – Dog Days of Summer – Libertyville
7/7-7/9* – ByronFest – Byron
7/8* – Naperville Ale Fest: Summer Edition – Naperville
7/8* – Pheasant Hollow Winery Blues and BBQ Festival – Whittington
7/8-7/9* – Southport Art Festival – Chicago
7/8-7/9* – Frankfort Bluegrass Festival on the Green – Frankfort
7/8-7/9* – Hoyleton Hofbraufest – Hoyleton
7/8-7/9* – Bucktown Garden Walk and Block Party – Chicago
7/8-7/9* – West Loop Summer Fest – Chicago
7/8-7/9* – St. Spyridon Greek Festival – Palos Heights
7/8-7/9* – Hungarian Gulyas Festival – Norridge
7/9* – German American Central Society Volksfest – Peoria
7/9* – Heritage Fair – McHenry
7/9* – Festival Brazil 200 – Chicago
7/9* – St. Andrew’s Edgewater Greek Fest – Chicago

7/10-7/16* – McHenry Fiesta Days II – McHenry
7/12* – Bastille Day Chicago – Chicago
7/12-7/16* – Glendale Heights Fest – Glendale Heights
7/13-7/16* – Sacred Heart Germanfest – Lombard
7/13-7/16* – Taste of Summer – Antioch
7/13-7/16* – Blarney Island Blarney Gras – Antioch
7/13-7/16* – Tampico Fest – Tampico
7/14* – Horner Brew Fest – Chicago
7/14-7/15* – Horner Fest – Chicago
7/14-7/15* – Ladd Daze – Ladd
7/14-7/15* – Arlington Heights Historical Museum’s Irish Fest – Arlington Heights
7/14-7/15* – Yorkville’s River Fest – Yorkville
7/14-7/15* – Effingham Artisan Fair – Effingham
7/14-7/15* – Chatham Sweet Corn Festival – Chatham
7/14-7/15* – Naper Nights II – Naperville
7/14-7/15* – Wilmette Summer Sizzle Street Festival – Wilmette
7/14-7/16* – Tacos Y Tamales Festival – Chicago
7/14-7/16* – Pitchfork Music Festival – Chicago
7/14-7/16* – The Big Greek Food Fest of Niles – Niles
7/14-7/16* – BenFest – Chicago
7/14-7/16* – Millennium Art Festival – Chicago
7/14-7/16* – Roscoe Village Burger Fest – Chicago
7/14-7/16* – Eid Fest – Wheaton
7/14-7/16* – Plainfield Fest – Plainfield
7/15* – Woodhull Fun Fest – Woodhull
7/15* – Jazz Up Glen Ellyn – Glen Ellyn
7/15* – Metaphysically Fit Festival – Yorkville
7/15* – Lincoln’s Festival on Route 66 – Bloomington
7/15* – Galena Brew Fest – Galena
7/15* – Great Illinois River Raft Race – Hardin
7/15* – Chicago Ale Fest – Chicago
7/15* – Barrington PorchFest – Barrington
7/15* – Waterman Lions Summerfest – Waterman
7/15-7/16* – Carmel Street Scenes – Mundelein
7/15-7/16* – Volleywood – Chicago
7/15-7/16* – Peruvian Festival Chicago – Chicago
7/15-7/16* – Silver Room Block Party – Chicago
7/16* – Mackinaw Valley Vineyard Art and Wine Festival – Mackinaw
7/16* – Festa Italiana in Mokena – Mokena

7/18-7/22* – Mattoon Bagelfest – Mattoon
7/19-7/23* – Elk Grove Rotaryfest – Elk Grove Village
7/20-7/22* – Warrensburg Corn Festival – Warrensburg
7/20-7/23* – Lincolnwood Fest – Lincolnwood
7/20-7/23* – Taco Fest and Highwood Days – Highwood
7/21-7/22* – Findlay Walleye Festival – Findlay
7/21-7/22* – Electric Island EDM Festival – Antioch
7/21-7/22* – EffingHAM-JAM BBQ Cookoff – Effingham
7/21-7/23* – El Gran Festival Colombiano – Chicago
7/21-7/23* – AlpineFest – Lake Zurich
7/21-7/23* – Wicker Park Fest – Chicago
7/21-7/23* – Taste of Lincoln Avenue – Chicago
7/22* – Water Lantern Festival – Rockford
7/22* – Medici Craft Beer and Jazz Festival – Normal
7/22* – Water Lantern Festival – Peoria
7/22* – Bike Jam Festival – Pontiac
7/22-7/23* – Chicago Margarita Festival – Chicago
7/22-7/23* – Bantu Fest – Chicago
7/22-7/23* – Pizza City Fest – Chicago
7/22-7/23* – Ss. Peter and Paul Glenview Greek Fest – Glenview
7/22-7/23* – Sleepy Creek Vineyards Art and Music Festival – Fairmount
7/2v – Glencoe Festival of Art – Glencoe

7/25* – Downtown Taste – Aurora
7/27-7/29* – Tailgate n’ Tallboys Festival II – Taylorville
7/27-7/30* – Summer Harvest Festival – Franklin Grove
7/27-7/30* – Ottawa Riverfest – Ottawa
7/27-7/30* – Sugar Grove Corn Boil Festival – Sugar Grove
7/27-7/30* – Algonquin Founders’ Day Festival – Algonquin
7/27-7/30* – Wood Dale Prairie Fest – Wood Dale
7/27-7/30* – Little Italy Fest-West Addison – Addison
7/27-7/30* – Fiesta del Sol – Chicago
7/27-7/30* – Lollapalooza – Chicago
7/28* – Irish Fest – Monticello
7/28* – Stolp Block Party – Aurora
7/28-7/29* – Merchant Street Musicfest – Kankakee
7/28-7/30* – Downhome Music Festival – Springfield
7/28-7/30* – RidgeFest – Chicago Ridge
7/28-7/30* – Lincoln Square Greekfest – Chicago
7/28-7/30* – Jeff Fest – Chicago
7/28-7/30* – GhanaFest – Chicago
7/28-7/30* – Farm Heritage Days – Greenville
7/28-7/30* – Streamwood Summer Celebration – Streamwood
7/29* – Charter Oak Schoolhouse Corn Fest – Schuline
7/29* – Cambridge Fest and Auto Show – Cambridge
7/29* – Cultural Fest – Bloomington
7/29* – Uncorked Festival – Sumner
7/29-7/30* – Jarvis Square Music and Arts Festival – Chicago
7/29-7/30* – Chinatown Summer Fair – Chicago
7/29-7/30* – Fiesta en el Rio – Peoria
7/29-7/30* – Homer’s Taste of Greece – Homer Glen
7/30* – German American Central Society Bratfest – Peoria
7/30 – Belize Day in the Park – Chicago

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