2024 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, cultural festivals, art festivals, weird festivals, Oktoberfests and more in such cities as Chicago, Decatur, Peoria, Effingham, Rockford, Edwardsville 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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APRIL

4/18-4/20 – CLAS Spring Fest – Charleston
4/19-4/22 – Blue Grass Festival at Argyle Lake – Colchester
4/20 – Spring Fling at the Masonic Temple – Freeport
4/21 – Mushroom Festival at Pere Marquette Lodge – Grafton

4/24 – Chicago Bourbon and Barbeque Fest – Chicago
4/26-4/28 – One of a Kind Show and Sale – Chicago
4/27 – Family Eco Festival – Alto Pass
4/27 – Bockfest – Roselle
4/27 – Pretzel Fest – Freeport
4/27 – Oak Street Art Fair – Murphysboro
4/27 – Southern Illinois Irish Festival – Carbondale
4/27 – Chicago Pickle Fest – Chicago
4/27 – Long Grove’s Craft Beer Festival – Long Grove
4/27-4/28 – Spring Festival at Vahling Vineyards – Stewardson
4/27-4/28 – Midwest Tulip Fest I – Maple Park

MAY

5/3 – CarbondALE Brew Fest – Carbondale
5/3-5/4 – Dutch Days – Fulton
5/3-5/4* – Vintage Market in the Ville – Pinckneyville – CANCELLED
5/4 – Perimeter Road Music Festival – Champaign
5/4 – Blues, Brews and BBQ – Jacksonville
5/4 – Beer Can’d Festival – Blue Island
5/4 – Finders Market I – Decatur
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5/4 – American Farm Heritage Museum Spring Fling Festival – Greenville
5/4 – Naperville Food Truck Spring Festival – Naperville
5/4 – Locust Street Historic Fair – Centralia
5/4 – Cinco de Mayo Taco and Margarita Festival – East Moline
5/4 – Rochelle Cinco de Mayo Fiesta – Rochelle
5/4-5/5 – Illinois Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor Festival – Various Cities
5/4-5/5 – Wine on the Fox – Oswego
5/4-5/5 – Cinco de Rockford – Rockford
5/4-5/5 – Midwest Tulip Fest II – Maple Park
5/5 – Maeystown Springfest/Fruehlingsfest – Maeystown
5/5 – Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair – Lombard
5/5 – Aurora Uke Fest – Aurora

5/9-5/12 – Old King Coal Festival – West Frankfort
5/9-5/12 – May Play Days – Bushnell
5/9-5/12* – Blandinsville Farmers Picnic – Blandinsville – DISCONTINUED
5/10 – Frankfort Bluegrass Festival – Frankfort
5/10-5/11 – Fat Ass 5K and Street Party – Springfield
5/10-5/11 – Athens Glory Days – Athens
5/10-5/11 – Chet Kingery Memorial Bluegrass Festival – Shelbyville
5/11 – Pretzel City Wine Fest – Freeport
5/11 – Storm Shelter Pub Testicle Festival – Avon
5/11 – Decatur Craft Beer Festival – Decatur
5/11 – Mayfaire Festival – Wauconda
5/11 – Umbrella Arts Festival – Evanston
5/11 – Taiwanese Family Fun Fest – Westmont
5/11 – Springfield Area Highland Games and Celtic Festival – New Berlin
5/11 – DeKalb Back Alley Market: Spring – DeKalb
5/11 – Ballpark Brew Fest – Schaumburg
5/11 – Homer Glen Kite Festival – Homer Glen
5/11-5/12 – Midwest Tulip Fest III – Maple Park
5/11-5/12 – Northbrook Art in the Park – Northbrook

5/16-5/18* – Willow Springs Music and Arts Festival – Tamms
5/16-5/19 – Toledo Spring Festival – Toledo
5/16-5/19 – MayDays Festival – Clinton
5/17-5/18* – Bridgeview Shakedown Hotel Festival – Bridgeview
5/17-5/19 – Art on the Square – Belleville
5/17-5/19 – Chicago Mayfest – Chicago
5/17-5/19 – Long Grove Chocolate Festival – Long Grove
5/18* – Wabash Roots ‘N’ Que – Mt. Carmel – DISCONTINUED
5/18 – Rockton Pelican Fest – Rockton
5/18* – Young Evanston Artists (YEA!) Festival – Evanston
5/18 – Medici Country BBQ and Music – Normal
5/18 – Blooming Fest – West Chicago
5/18 – Strawberry Jam Festival – Arthur
5/18 – World of Food Truck Festival – Plainfield
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5/18 – Springfield Pride Fest – Springfield
5/18 – Vernon Hills Craft Beer Festival – Vernon Hills
5/18 – Streator Food Truck Festival – Streator
5/18-5/19 – Midwest Tulip Fest IV – Maple Park
5/18-5/19 – Skokie Festival of Cultures – Skokie
5/18-5/19 – Lincoln Roscoe Art and Craft Fair – Chicago
5/18-5/19 – Old Capitol Art Fair – Springfield
5/18-5/19 – Railroad Days – Rochelle
5/18-5/19 – Renegade Craft Spring Fair – Chicago
5/19 – St. Jacob UCC Strawberry Fest – St. Jacob
5/19 – Blessing of the Bikes and Bless Fest – Alto Pass
5/19 – Rhubarb Festival – Kankakee

5/23 – Margaritas En Mayo – Yorkville
5/23-5/25 – Neoga Days – Neoga
5/23-5/26 – Colona Memorial Festival – Colona
5/23-5/27 – HerrinFesta Italiana – Herrin
5/24 – Lake County Food Truck Festival – Grayslake
5/24-5/25 – Mud Memorial Day – Taylorville
5/24-5/26 – Summer Camp Music Festival – Chillicothe
5/24-5/26* – Mole de Mayo Festival – Chicago
5/24-5/26* – Mayfest – Mount Carroll – CANCELLED
5/24-5/26 – Benld Italian-American Days – Benld
5/24-5/26 – Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival – Chicago
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5/25 – Yorkville Bluegrass Music Festival – Yorkville
5/25-5/26 – Macoupin County Historical Society Spring Festival – Carlinville
5/25-5/26 – Barrington Art Festival – Barrington
5/25-5/26 – St. Charles Fine Art Show – St. Charles
5/25-5/26 – Sueños Music Festival – Chicago
5/25-5/26 – Prairie Arts Festival – Schaumburg
5/25 – Brazilian Festival Chicago – Naperville
5/25-5/26 – Mayfestiversary – Chicago
5/25-5/26 – Randolph Street Market: Spring – Chicago
5/25-5/26 – Mackinaw Valley Winery Music, Wine and Craft Beer Festival – Mackinaw
5/25-5/26* – Abundant Life Community Church Family Fest – Alton
5/26* – Main Street Craft Beer Festival – Park Ridge
5/26 – Collinsville Memorial Day Fireworks Celebration – Collinsville

5/29-6/2* – Washington Good Neighbor Days Festival – Washington
5/30-6/1 – Farmer City Heritage Days – Farmer City
5/30-6/1* – Nestfest – Capron
5/30-6/1 – Galatia Lions Old Settlers Days – Galatia
5/30-6/1* – Blues, Brews and BBQ – Golconda
5/30-6/1* – Bonifest – Edwardsville
5/30-6/2* – La Grange Carnival – La Grange
5/30-6/2 – Cream of Wheaton – Wheaton
5/30-6/2 – Rose Festival – Roselle
5/30-6/2* – Leaf River Summer Daze Festival – Leaf River
5/31 – Hoosier Grove Barn and Brew – Streamwood
5/31-6/1 – Germanfest – Quincy
5/31-6/1 – Pheasant Hollow Winery Cajun Festival – Whittington
5/31-6/1 – Homewood Artisan Street Fair – Homewood
5/31-6/2 – Maifest Chicago – Chicago
5/31-6/2 – Taylorville Blackhorse Veterans Pow Wow – Taylorville
5/31-6/2 – Lincoln Park Greek Fest – Chicago
5/31-6/2 – Harvard Milk Days – Harvard
5/31-6/2 – Do Division Street Fest – Chicago

JUNE

6/1 – Mt. Vernon Homebrewers Festival – Mt. Vernon
6/1 – FForest Fest – Morris
6/1 – Elmwood Strawberry Festival – Elmwood
6/1 – St. Basil Rastko Folklore Festival – Lake Forest
6/1* – Catlin Strawberry Festival – Catlin
6/1* – Annawan Fun Days – Annawan
6/1 – Brothers’ Field Fairytale Festival – Long Grove
6/1* – Highwood Pride Festival – Highwood – CANCELLED
6/1 – Chicago Gospel Music Festival – Chicago
6/1-6/2 – Deerfield Art Festival – Deerfield
6/1-6/2 – Lincoln Days Civil War Reenactment – Pittsfield
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6/1-6/2 – 57th Street Art Fair – Chicago
6/1-6/2 – Beyond Wonderland Chicago – Chicago
6/1-6/2* – Garden Fair Weekend – Rockford
6/1-6/2 – Windy City Hot Dog Fest – Chicago
6/1-6/2 – Hinsdale Fine Arts Festival – Hinsdale
6/1-6/2 – Fort de Chartres June Rendezvous – Prairie du Rocher
6/1-6/2 – Art on Main Fine Arts Festival – Canton
6/2 – Champagne British Car Festival – Bloomington
6/2* – Festa della Repubblica – Chicago
6/2 – PorchFest Lakeview – Chicago
6/2 – Brothers’ Field Pizza Fest – Long Grove

6/5-6/8 – Genoa Days – Genoa
6/6 – Downtown Evanston Thursday Night Market I – Evanston
6/6-6/8 – Moweaqua Pow Wow – Moweaqua
6/6-6/9 – Old Canal Days – Lockport
6/6-6/9 – Franklin Park Fest – Franklin Park
6/6-6/9 – Fiestas Patronales Puertorriqueñas/Puerto Rican Festival – Chicago
6/6-6/9 – Chicago Blues Festival – Chicago
6/7 – Downtown Block Party – Rolling Meadows
6/7-6/8 – Horizon Hobby RC Fest – Monticello
6/7-6/8 – Rhubarb Festival – Aledo
6/7-6/8 – Malta Days – Malta
6/7-6/8 – The International Horseradish Festival – Collinsville
6/7-6/8 – Legacy of Giving Music (LoG) Festival – Springfield
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6/7-6/9 – Sodbuster Days – Good Hope
6/7-6/9 – Lincoln Square Greekfest – Chicago
6/7-6/9 – Tremont Turkey Festival – Tremont
6/7-6/9 – Cogs and Corsets: A Steampunk Happening – Bloomington
6/7-6/9 – Superman Celebration – Metropolis
6/7-6/9 – Andersonville Midsommarfest – Chicago
6/7-6/9 – Buffalo Days – LaMoille
6/7-6/9 – Milledgeville Village Jamboree – Milledgeville
6/7-6/9 – Shawnee Cave Revival – Murphysboro
6/8 – Ainad Shriners’ Feztival of Food – Belleville
6/8 – Mt. Vernon PawFest – Mt. Vernon
6/8 – Grayslake Arts Festival – Grayslake
6/8 – Mahomet Soda Fest – Mahomet
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6/8 – Taco Festival – Marine
6/8 – Schweizerfest – Highland
6/8 – Annabelle Street Festival – Anna
6/8* – Neponset Picnic Day – Neponset
6/8* – Mound Celebration – Scales Mound
6/8 – Ottawa Family Pride Festival – Ottawa
6/8* – Riverside Folk Fest – Wheaton
6/8 – Mundelein’s Craft Beer Festival – Mundelein
6/8 – Route 66 Festival – Edwardsville
6/8* – VVAC Food Truck and Art Festival – Tinley Park
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6/8 – Mt. Morris PorchFest – Mt. Morris
6/8-6/9* – Heatwave Music Festival – Chicago
6/8-6/9 – Wells Street Art Festival – Chicago
6/8-6/9 – Global Arts Festival – Bartlett
6/8-6/9 – Strawberry Jazz Festival – Kankakee
6/8-6/9 – Strawberry Festival at Windy Acres Farm I – Geneva
6/8-6/9 – Gebhard Woods Dulcimer and Traditional Music Festival – Morris
6/8-6/9 – Old Town Art Fair – Chicago
6/8-6/9 – Riverside Arts Weekend – Riverside
6/9 – Aurora Pride Festival and Parade – Aurora
6/9 – Kewanee Pride Fest – Kewanee
6/9 – Woodstock PrideFest – Woodstock

6/12-6/15 – Sesser Homecoming – Sesser
6/12-6/15 – Chillicothe Days – Chillicothe
6/13-6/15 – Minooka Summerfest – Minooka
6/13-6/16 – Polo Town and Country Days – Polo
6/13-6/16 – Libertyville Days Festival – Libertyville
6/13-6/16 – PrairieFest – Oswego
6/13-6/16 – Summer Fun Fest – Oglesby
6/13-6/16 – Old Settler Days – Rockton
6/13-6/16 – Blarney Island Key West Fest – Antioch
6/14-6/15 – Winnetka Music Festival – Winnetka
6/14-6/15* – Blues on the Fox – Aurora
6/14-6/15 – Quincy Juneteenth Celebration – Quincy
6/14-6/15* – Funfest for Air-Cooled VW – Effingham
6/14-6/15 – Naper Nights I – Naperville
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6/14-6/15 – Clarendon Hills Daisy Days – Clarendon Hills
6/14-6/15 – The Scottish Festival and Highland Games – Itasca
6/14-6/16* – Elmhurst Greek Festival – Elmhurst
6/14-6/16 – Taste of Randolph Street – Chicago
6/14-6/16 – Geneseo Music Festival – Geneseo
6/14-6/17* – Exchange Club of Naperville’s Ribfest – Wheaton
6/15 – Grayslake Craft Beer Festival – Grayslake
6/15* – Beef and Ag Festival – Tiskilwa
6/15 – Craft Brews at Lincoln Park Zoo – Chicago
6/15* – Midsommar Fest – Rockford
6/15 – Belvidere “Late-Night” Flea Market – Belvidere
6/15 – Nostalgia Days – Zion
6/15* – Sacred Heart Feast Day Celebration – Lombard
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6/15 – Elgin Juneteenth Festival – Elgin
6/15 – Homewood-Flossmoor Juneteenth Festival – Flossmoor
6/15 – Rhythm and BBQ Festival – Morris
6/15 – Maeystown Homecoming – Maeystown
6/15* – Solstice Hop and Vine Fest – Schaumburg
6/15-6/16* – Nepal Fest – Niles
6/15-6/16 – St. Nicholas GreekFest – Oak Lawn
6/15-6/16 – Strawberry Festival at Windy Acres Farm II – Geneva
6/15-6/16* – Positively Summer Music Festival – Loami
6/15-6/16* – Hyde Park Summer Fest – Chicago
6/15-6/16 – Gold Coast Art Fair – Chicago
6/16* – Skokie Pride – Skokie
6/16 – All-Wheels Drive-In Car Show – Alton
6/16 – Greater Chicago Jewish Festival – Chicago

6/18 – Porta Westfalica Festival – Waterloo
6/19 – The Illinois Black Woodstock Festival – East St. Louis
6/19* – Hazel Crest Junteenth Celebration – Hazel Crest
6/19-6/22 – Old Settlers Days – Metamora
6/19-6/23 – Swedish Days – Geneva
6/19-6/23* – Summer in the Park – Woodstock
6/20-6/23* – Pioneer Park Railroad Days – West Chicago
6/20-6/23 – Moccasin Creek Festival – Effingham
6/20-6/23 – Rotary GroveFest – Downers Grove
6/21 – Gathering on the Green – Western Springs
6/21-6/22 – Summer Solstice Indie Music and Craft Beer Festival – Yorkville
6/21-6/22* – Belvidere Heritage Days – Belvidere
6/21-6/22* – Pride in the Park Chicago – Chicago
6/21-6/23 – Summer Smash – Chicago
6/21-6/23* – Re:SET – Chicago
6/21-6/23 – Great Galena Balloon Race – Galena
6/21-6/23* – Holy Cross Greek Festival – Justice
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6/21-6/23 – Midsummer Arts Faire (formerly Q-Fest) – Quincy
6/21-6/23 – Oneness Fest – Geneva
6/21-6/23* – Annunciation Church Gold Coast Greek Fest – Chicago
6/21-6/23* – St. Nectarios Greek Fest – Palatine
6/21-6/23 – Taste of Joliet – Joliet
6/21-6/23 – Strawberry Fest – Long Grove
6/22 – American Aid Society of German Descendants Sommer Fest – Lake Villa
6/22 – Summerfest – Villa Park
6/22 – Taste of Lena – Lena
6/22* – Hearse Show and Oddities Fest – Lombard
6/22 – Summer on Tap – Lisle
6/22 – Corkless in Galena – Galena
6/22 – Pride in the Park – Mt. Vernon
6/22* – Shish-Ka-Bob Festival – Peoria
6/22* – Hinckley Good Time for All Festival (formerly Fireworks Fest) – Hinckley
6/22-6/23 – Chicago Pride Fest – Chicago
6/22-6/23 – Chicago Vegandale Food and Drink Fest – Chicago
6/22-6/23* – Arts in the Park – Danville

6/24-6/30 – Marseilles Fun Days – Marseilles
6/26-6/30 – Bourbonnais Friendship Festival – Bourbonnais
6/27-6/30 – Macomb Heritage Days – Macomb
6/27-6/30 – Galesburg Railroad Days – Galesburg
6/27-6/30 – HomerFest – Homer Glen
6/28* – Rock the Dock – Springfield
6/28-6/29* – Coal Valley Days – Coal Valley
6/28-6/29 – Tolono Fun Day – Tolono
6/28-6/30 – Millennium Art Festival – Chicago
6/28-6/30 – Plainfield Fest – Plainfield
6/28-6/30 – Old Settlers Days – Lanark
6/28-6/30 – Logan Square Arts Festival – Chicago
6/28-7/2* – Lyons Fest and Carnival – Lyons
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6/28-7/2* – Steeleville 4th of July Celebration – Steeleville
6/29 – Lemont Food Truck Festival – Lemont
6/29 – Navy Pier Pride – Chicago
6/29 – Rock N Run The Runway – Wheeling
6/29 – Taste of Grayslake Family Picnic and Fireworks – Grayslake
6/29* – Amboy Independence Celebration – Amboy
6/29 – Celebrate Fox Lake – Fox Lake
6/29* – Maroa Freedom Fest – Maroa
6/29 – Hooppole Fun Day – Hooppole
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6/29 – Arthur’s Independence Day Freedom Celebration – Arthur
6/29* – Springfield Jaycees Capital City Celebration – Springfield
6/29-6/30 – Back Lot Bash – Chicago
6/29-6/30 – Brothers’ Field Blues Fest – Long Grove
6/29-6/30 – Naperville Fine Art and Artisan Fair – Naperville
6/29-7/2* – Kirkland 4th of July – Kirkland
6/30* – Lipanda Day Festival – Galesburg
6/30 – Hickory Hills Street Fair – Hickory Hills
6/30* – German American Central Society Volksfest – Peoria
6/30* – Family Fun Day at Dad’s Club Park – South Roxana
6/30* – TNT Stop Fourth of July Festival – Claremont

JULY

7/1 – Elizabeth Freedom Fest – Elizabeth

7/3 – Hanover Days – Hanover
7/3 – Party in the Park – Glencoe
7/3* – Red, White and Boom – Rock Island
7/3* – Bridgeview Park District 3rd of July Celebration – Bridgeview
7/3* – Taste of Oak Brook – Oak Brook
7/3 – Independence Day Celebration – Wilmette
7/3 – Aurora 4th of July Celebration – Aurora
7/3-7/4* – Galva Freedom Fest – Galva
7/3-7/4 – Red, White and Boom – Lincolnshire
7/3-7/4 – Deerfield Family Days – Deerfield
7/3-7/4 – Homer Freedom and Music Festival – Homer
7/3-7/6 – Northwest Fourth-Fest – Hoffman Estates
7/3-7/6 – Morton Grove Days – Morton Grove
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7/3-7/6 – Beecher Fourth of July Celebration – Beecher
7/3-7/7 – Mount Prospect Lions Club 4th of July Festival – Mount Prospect
7/3-7/7 – Frontier Days Festival – Arlington Heights
7/3-7/7 – Palatine Jaycees Hometown Fest – Palatine
7/3-7/7 – Dixon Petunia Festival – Dixon
7/4 – Red, White and Boom – Peoria
7/4* – Winnetka’s Fourthfest – Winnetka
7/4 – Bensenville LibertyFest – Bensenville
7/4* – Shabbona Hometown Festival – Shabbona
7/4 – Lake Zurich’s Independence/Family Day – Lake Zurich
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
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7/4 – Sleepy Hollow Fourth of July Festival – Sleepy Hollow
7/4 – Lake Forest Festival and Fireworks – Lake Forest
7/4 – 4th of July in Thorton – Thorton
7/4 – Yorkville Independence Day Celebration – Yorkville
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
7/4-7/6* – Wyanet Summer Festival – Wyanet
7/4-7/7 – AudioFeed Music Festival – Urbana
7/4-7/7 – The Dole Lakeside Festival – Crystal Lake
7/4-7/7 – International Festival of Life – Chicago
7/4-7/7 – Bartlett 4th of July Festival – Bartlett
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7/4-7/7 – Mundelein Community Days – Mundelein
7/5-7/6 – Bond County FourthFest – Greenville
7/5-7/6* – Abe Fest – Springfield
7/5-7/6* – Maryville Firefighters Homecoming – Maryville
7/5-7/7 – Walnut Days Celebration – Walnut
7/5-7/7* – St. Sophia Greek Fest – Elgin
7/5-7/7* – Windmill City Festival – Batavia
7/5-7/7* – Irish American Heritage Festival – Chicago
7/5-7/7 – Dog Days of Summer – Libertyville
7/6 – Freedom Days – Sandwich
7/6 – Round Lake Beach BeachFest – Round Lake Beach
7/6-7/7 – Lincolnshire Art Festival – Lincolnshire
7/6-7/7* – Peruvian Festival Chicago – Chicago
7/6-7/7* – Centennial Lake Fest – Decatur
7/6-7/7* – St. Spyridon Greek Festival – Palos Heights

7/11 – Downtown Evanston Thursday Night Market II – Evanston
7/11-7/14 – Itasca Fest – Itasca
7/11-7/14 – Glendale Heights Fest – Glendale Heights
7/11-7/14 – Lake in the Hills Rotary Rockin’ Ribfest – Lake in the Hills
7/11-7/14 – Windy City Smokeout – Chicago
7/11-7/14 – Taste of Westmont – Westmont
7/11-7/14 – McHenry Fiesta Days I – McHenry
7/11-7/14 – Friendship Festival – Palos Hills
7/11-7/14 – Blarney Island Blarney Gras – Antioch
7/12 – EffingHAM-JAM BBQ Cookoff – Effingham
7/12-7/13 – Pingree Grove Stars and Stripes Celebration – Pingree Grove
7/12-7/13 – Balloons Over Vermilion – Danville
7/12-7/13 – Pike County Pig Days – Pittsfield
7/12-7/14 – West Fest Chicago – Chicago
7/12-7/14 – Square Roots Festival – Chicago
7/12-7/14* – Forge Fest – Lemont
7/12-7/14 – ByronFest – Byron
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7/12-7/14 – Hoyleton Hofbraufest – Hoyleton
7/12-7/14 – Tutty Baker Fest – Freeport
7/12-7/14* – The Big Greek Food Fest of Niles – Niles
7/12-7/14 – Bucktown Garden Walk and Block Party – Chicago
7/13 – Cork and Pork Festival – Sainte Marie
7/13 – Great Illinois River Raft Race – Hardin
7/13 – Bastille Day Chicago – Chicago
7/13* – Woodhull Fun Fest – Woodhull
7/13 – Pheasant Hollow Winery Blues and BBQ Festival – Whittington
7/13 – Naperville Ale Fest: Summer Edition – Naperville
7/13* – Iron&Glass LagerFest – Romeoville
7/13* – Jazz Up Glen Ellyn – Glen Ellyn
7/13-7/14 – Hungarian Gulyas Festival – Norridge
7/13-7/14 – St. Andrew’s Edgewater Greek Fest – Chicago
7/13-7/14 – Southport Art Festival – Chicago
7/13-7/14 – Miche Fest – Chicago
7/13-7/14 – Peach Festival at Windy Acres Farm I – Geneva
7/14* – Festa Italiana in Mokena – Mokena
7/14 – Heritage Fair – Union

7/16-7/20 – Mattoon Bagelfest – Mattoon
7/16-7/22 – McHenry Fiesta Days II – McHenry
7/17-7/21 – Elk Grove Rotaryfest – Elk Grove Village
7/18-7/20 – Warrensburg Corn Festival – Warrensburg
7/18-7/20* – Rumble Down Festival – Mechanicsburg
7/18-7/21 – Tampico Fest – Tampico
7/18-7/21 – Vernon Hills Days – Vernon Hills
7/18-7/21 – Campfire Music Festival – Saint Anne
7/18-7/21 – Braidwood Lions Club Summerfest – Braidwood
7/18-7/21 – Highwood Days with Taco Fest – Highwood
7/19 – Horner Brew Fest – Chicago
7/19-7/20 – Naper Nights II – Naperville
7/19-7/20 – Effingham Artisan Fair – Effingham
7/19-7/20 – Kewanee Prairie Chicken Arts Festival – Kewanee
7/19-7/20 – Chatham Sweet Corn Festival – Chatham
7/19-7/20 – Electric Island EDM Festival – Antioch
7/19-7/21 – El Gran Festival Colombiano – Chicago
7/19-7/21 – Roscoe Village Burger Fest – Chicago
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7/19-7/21 – Taste of River North – Chicago
7/19-7/21 – Pitchfork Music Festival – Chicago
7/19-7/21 – Elizabeth Community Fair – Elizabeth
7/19-7/21 – AlpineFest – Lake Zurich
7/19-7/21 – Tacos Y Tamales Festival – Chicago
7/20 – Medici Midsummer Street Festival – Normal
7/20 – Barrington PorchFest – Barrington
7/20 – Volleywood – Chicago
7/20 – Sad Summer Festival: Chicago – Chicago
7/20 – Waterman Lions Summerfest – Waterman
7/20* – Freshie Fest – Long Grove
7/20 – Honey Festival at Wild Harvest Honey Farm – Heyworth
7/20 – Yorkville’s River Fest – Yorkville
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7/20 – Galena Brew Fest – Galena
7/20 – Red, White and Blues Festival – Rockford
7/20 – Food Truck Fight – East Moline
7/20 – Fire Up! Food Truck Festival – Buffalo Grove
7/20-7/21 – Egypt Fest – Palatine
7/20-7/21 – Peach Festival at Windy Acres Farm II – Geneva
7/20-7/21 – Chicago Food Truck Summer Festival – Chicago
7/20-7/21 – Rockford Chow Down – Rockford
7/20-7/21 – Sleepy Creek Vineyards Art and Music Festival – Fairmount
7/20-7/21 – Glencoe Festival of Art – Glencoe
7/21 – Winfield Food Truck Festival – Winfield
7/21* – Taste of Kerala – Schaumburg
7/21 – Woodstock Folk Music Festival – Woodstock
7/21 – Mackinaw Valley Vineyard Art and Wine Festival – Mackinaw

7/25-7/27 – Waverly Old Fashioned Picnic – Waverly
7/25-7/28 – Sugar Grove Corn Boil Festival – Sugar Grove
7/25-7/28 – Lincolnwood Fest – Lincolnwood
7/25-7/28* – Wood Dale Prairie Fest – Wood Dale
7/25-7/28* – Fiesta del Sol – Chicago
7/25-7/28 – Algonquin Founders’ Day Festival – Algonquin
7/26* – Summer Wine Fest at Lincoln Park Zoo – Chicago
7/26-7/27 – Merchant Street Musicfest – Kankakee
7/26-7/27* – Findlay Walleye Festival – Findlay
7/26-7/27 – Downhome Music Festival – Springfield
7/26-7/28 – Out of Space Music Festival – Evanston
7/26-7/28 – Taste of Lincoln Avenue – Chicago
7/26-7/28 – Wicker Park Fest – Chicago
7/26-7/28 – Ginza Holiday Festival – Chicago
7/26-7/28 – Blarney Island 90’s Fest – Antioch
7/26-7/28* – RidgeFest – Chicago Ridge
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7/26-7/28* – Art of Pilsner Festival – Geneva
7/26-7/28* – GhanaFest – Chicago
7/26-7/28 – Farm Heritage Days – Greenville
7/26-7/28 – Streamwood Summer Celebration – Streamwood
7/27 – Willow Springs Blues Fest – Willow Springs
7/27 – Uncorked Festival – Sumner
7/27 – Pride Community Picnic – Evanston
7/27 – Fiesta en el Rio – Peoria
7/27* – Purple Pride Festival – Collinsville
7/27 – Rhythm of the Heart – Loves Park
7/27-7/28 – Bantu Fest – Chicago
7/27-7/28 – Long Grove Vintage Days – Long Grove
7/27-7/28 – Chinatown Summer Fair – Chicago
7/27-7/28 – Japanese Summer Festival – Rockford
7/27-7/28* – Homer’s Taste of Greece – Homer Glen
7/28* – Aurora Puerto Rican Heritage Festival – Aurora

7/31-8/3 – Ag Days – Mt. Carmel
7/31-8/4 – Northbrook Days – Northbrook

AUGUST

8/1 – Downtown Evanston Thursday Night Market III – Evanston
8/1-8/3 – Tailgate n’ Tallboys Festival – Taylorville
8/1-8/3 – South Fork Music and Mud Festival – Taylorville
8/1-8/4 – Streator Fest – Streator
8/1-8/4 – Pow Wow Days – Tiskilwa
8/1-8/4 – Lollapalooza – Chicago
8/1-8/4 – Romeofest – Romeoville
8/2* – Stolp Block Party – Aurora
8/2-8/3 – River City Soul Fest and Gospel Fest – Peoria
8/2-8/3* – Party at the Beach Festival – Pontoon Beach
8/2-8/3 – North Aurora Days – North Aurora
8/2-8/3* – Bier Rock Fest at Buffalo Creek Brewing – Long Grove
8/2-8/4 – Destination Asia Festival – Lisle
8/2-8/4 – Jeff Fest – Chicago
8/2-8/4 – Taste of Roselle – Roselle
8/2-8/4 – North Chicago Community Days – North Chicago
8/2-8/4 – Taste of Orland Park – Orland Park
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8/2-8/4 – Festa Italiana – Rockford
8/2-8/4 – Edison Park Fest – Chicago
8/2-8/4 – Naperville Festa Italiana – Naperville
8/2-8/4* – Homecoming und Augustfest – Mascoutah
8/2-8/4* – Endless Summerfest – La Grange
8/2-8/4 – Shorewood Crossroads Fest – Shorewood
8/3* – East Dubuque Wingfest – East Dubuque
8/3 – Hazelnut Festival – Hazel Crest
8/3 – Ash Bash Art and Music Festival – Mt. Vernon
8/3* – Wheaton Brew Fest – Wheaton
8/3* – Community Church of Rolling Meadows Cornfest – Rolling Meadows
8/3-8/4* – World of Faeries Festival – South Elgin – DISCONTINUED
8/3-8/4* – Taste of Africa Chicago – Chicago
8/3-8/4 – Wilmette Art Fair – Wilmette
8/3-8/4 – David Adler Center Festival of the Arts – Libertyville
8/4* – German American Central Society Bratfest – Peoria
8/4 – Belize Day in the Park – Chicago

8/7* – Taste of Peoria – Peoria
8/7-8/11 – Three Rivers Festival – Channahon
8/7-8/11 – Gladiolus Festival – Momence
8/8-8/10 – The Great River Tug Fest – Port Byron/LeClaire, Iowa
8/8-8/10* – St. Joseph Community Festival – St. Joseph
8/8-8/11 – Hampshire Coon Creek Country Days – Hampshire
8/8-8/11 – Taste of Elmwood Park Family Festival – Elmwood Park
8/8-8/11* – The Sycamore Steam Show and Threshing Bee – Sycamore
8/8-8/11 – Mendota Sweet Corn Festival – Mendota
8/9 – Arlington Heights Historical Museum’s Irish Fest – Arlington Heights
8/9-8/10 – Lakemoor Fest – Lakemoor
8/9-8/10* – Cobden Peach Festival – Cobden
8/9-8/10* – Cortland Summer Fest – Cortland
8/9-8/10 – Ignite the Courage Smoke and Irons Music Fest – Bartlett
8/9-8/10 – Prairie Crossroads Blues Fest – Urbana
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8/9-8/11* – SerbFest – Chicago
8/9-8/11 – The Fest for Beatles Fans – Chicago
8/9-8/11 – Willow Folk Festival – Stockton
8/9-8/11 – Blarney Island 80’s Fest – Antioch
8/9-8/11 – Retro on Roscoe – Chicago
8/9-8/11* – American Italian Cultural Society’s Festa Italiana – Crest Hill
8/10* – Firefest – Chicago
8/10* – Rock the Hops – Alton
8/10 – Joliet Blues Festival – Joliet
8/10 – Lynwood Fest – Lynwood
8/10 – Noche Caribeña – Chicago
8/10 – Jollof Festival – Chicago
8/10 – Illinois City Fireman’s Festival – Illinois City
8/10 – Illinois Oz Festival – Mapleton
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8/10 – Farm and Barn Fest – Mokena
8/10 – Cruise Night – Freeport
8/10* – Prairie Fest – Campton Hills
8/10* – Beach Park Fest – Beach Park
8/10 – The Back Road Music Festival – Galva
8/10-8/11 – Gurnee Days – Gurnee
8/10-8/11 – Northalsted Market Days – Chicago
8/10-8/11 – Blueberry Fest and Corn Boil at Windy Acres Farm I – Geneva
8/10-8/11* – Market House Square Art Festival – Galena
8/10-8/11* – Thirsty Ears Festival – Chicago
8/10-8/11 – Printer’s Row Art Fest – Chicago
8/10-8/11* – My House Music Festival – Chicago
8/11* – Heimatfest Picnic – Lake Villa
8/11 – India Day Parade and Celebration – Naperville
8/11 – Italian American Festa – Peoria
8/11* – Wheeling International Festival – Wheeling

8/14 – Highwood Garlic Fest – Highwood
8/15* – Clark After Dark – Chicago
8/15-8/17 – Windsor Harvest Picnic – Windsor
8/15-8/18 – Mt. Zion Pony Express Days – Mt. Zion
8/15-8/18 – Chicago’s Little Italy Festa on Taylor Street – Chicago
8/16 – New Orleans North – Joliet
8/16-8/17 – Grayslake Summer Days – Grayslake
8/16-8/17 – Naper Nights III – Naperville
8/16-8/17 – Freeburg Homecoming – Freeburg
8/16-8/17 – Columbia Days Summer Festival – Columbia
8/16-8/17* – Little Bear Ribfest – Vernon Hills
8/16-8/17 – Atwood Apple Dumpling Festival – Atwood
8/16-8/18 – Danvers Days – Danvers
8/16-8/18 – Blarney Island Fantasy Fest – Antioch
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8/16-8/18 – Twisted Tree Family Gathering – Mulkeytown
8/16-8/18 – Montgomery Fest – Montgomery
8/16-8/18 – Centralia Balloon Fest – Centralia
8/16-8/18 – Evanston Art and Big Fork Fest – Evanston
8/16-8/18 – Elburn Days – Elburn
8/16-8/18 – Willow Springs Cannabis Festival – Tamms
8/16-8/18* – Mansfield Homecoming – Mansfield
8/16-8/18 – Glenwood Ave Arts Fest – Chicago
8/16-8/18 – Ribfest Chicago – Chicago
8/16-8/18* – Festival Polonaise – Niles
8/16-8/18 – Lincoln Highway Heritage Festival – Rochelle
8/16-8/18 – McHenry Rotary Blues, Brews and BBQ – McHenry
8/17* – Fall into Stockton – Stockton
8/17 – India Fest – Peoria
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8/17 – Hampton Days – Hampton
8/17 – Oak Park Micro Brew Review – Oak Park
8/17 – Wheaton All Night Flea Market – Wheaton
8/17* – Lake Forest Music Festival – Lake Forest
8/17* – Balloon Glow in Staunton – Staunton
8/17* – Utica Craft Beer Street Fest – North Utica
8/17* – Front Street Music Fest – Bloomington
8/17 – Chicago Caribbean Carnival – Chicago
8/17 – Elizabeth Harvest Festival – Elizabeth
8/17 – Waterloo Homecoming – Waterloo
8/17 – Ray Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival – Waukegan
8/17* – Germantown Spassfest – Germantown
8/17 – Rotary Criterium Festival – Edwardsville
8/17 – Liberty Arts Festival – Morris
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8/17-8/18* – Ruido Fest – Chicago – DISCONTINUED
8/17* – East Moline Freedom Fest – East Moline
8/17-8/18* – Washington Arts Festival – Washington
8/17-8/18 – Sangria Festival – Chicago
8/17-8/18* – Pilsen Fest – Chicago
8/17-8/18 – Blueberry Fest and Corn Boil at Windy Acres Farm II – Geneva
8/17-8/18* – The Great American Lobster Fest – Chicago
8/17-8/18* – Ukrainian Village Fest – Chicago
8/17-8/18* – Midwest Garlic Fest – Elizabeth
8/17-8/18* – Greek Fest of Palos Hills – Palos Hills
8/18* – Taco Y Tequila Fest – Chicago
8/18 – St. Stanislaus Polish Fest – Rockford
8/18 – Porchfest Roscoe Village – Chicago

8/20-8/24* – Le Roy Fall Festival – Le Roy
8/21-8/24* – Bushnell Town and Country Fall Festival – Bushnell
8/22-8/25 – Lindenfest – Lindenhurst
8/22-8/25 – Amboy Depot Days – Amboy
8/23-8/24* – Up in Smoke on the Square – Lincoln
8/23-8/24* – Old Capitol Blues and BBQ – Springfield
8/23-8/24 – Mahomet Music Festival – Mahomet
8/23-8/25 – Kirchenfest – Highland
8/23-8/25 – Palatine Street Fest – Palatine
8/23-8/25* – Sacred Rose Fest – Chicago – HIATUS
8/23-8/25 – Taste of Greektown – Chicago
8/23-8/25 – Midwest Salute to the Arts – Fairview Heights
8/23-8/25 – Skokie’s Backlot Bash – Skokie
8/23-8/25 – Erin Feis: Peoria Irish Fest – Peoria
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8/23-8/25 – DeKalb Corn Fest – DeKalb
8/24* – St. Pius X Parish Festival – Rock Island
8/24* – Villapalooza – Chicago
8/24 – Cultural Fest – Bloomington
8/24 – Brothers’ Field Country Fest – Long Grove
8/24* – Chicago Korean Festival – Chicago
8/24* – Sts. Peter and Paul Homecoming Fest – Naperville
8/24* – Taste of Pakistan – Bolingbrook
8/24* – Alton Food Truck Festival – Alton
8/24 – Chalk Howard Street – Chicago
8/24 – Fried Green Tomato Festival – Iroquis
8/24 – Aledo Main Street Antique Days and Car Show – Aledo
8/24 – Ribs, Rhythm and Brews Fest – Sycamore
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8/24 – Staunton Ribfest – Staunton
8/24 – Crossroads Blues Festival – Rockford
8/24* – Olof Krans Art Festival – Galva
8/24* – Ogden Street Fest Car Show – Ogden
8/24-8/25 – Lakeview Taco Fest – Chicago
8/24-8/25* – LatiNxt Music Festival – Chicago
8/24-8/25 – Bucktown Arts Fest – Chicago
8/24-8/25 – Port Clinton Art Festival – Highland Park
8/24-8/25 – Brazilian Festival – Naperville
8/24-8/25 – Festival of the Arts – Glen Ellyn
8/24-8/25* – Egyptian Festival – Monee
8/24-8/25* – Romanian Food and Folk Festival – Chicago
8/24-8/25 – Sweet Corn Circus (formerly Sweet Corn Blues Festival) – Normal
8/25* – Walk in the Park Summer Art Fair – Arlington Heights
8/25* – Taste of Armenia Street Fair – Evanston
8/21 – Peach Festival at Pere Marquette Lodge – Grafton

8/28-8/31* – Pittsfield Fall Festival – Pittsfield
8/29-9/1 – Chicago Jazz Festival – Chicago
8/29-9/1* – Yorkville Hometown Days Festival – Yorkville
8/29-9/2 – Milan Harvest Festival – Milan
8/29-9/2 – The National Sweetcorn Festival – Hoopeston
8/29-9/2 – Colchester Labor Day Celebration – Colchester
8/29-9/2 – Buffalo Grove Days – Buffalo Grove
8/29-9/2 – Central States Threshermen’s Reunion – Pontiac
8/30-8/31 – Peoria Blues and Heritage Music Festival – Peoria
8/30-9/1 – Weekend at the Cave – Murphysboro
8/30-9/1 – Shoe Fest Music and Camping – Manteno
8/30-9/1 – Summer Sunset Festival – Lake in the Hills
8/30-9/1 – Orion Fall Festival – Orion
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8/30-9/1* – Lebanese Festival at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church – Lombard
8/30-9/1 – Manito Popcorn Festival – Manito
8/30-9/1 – Nauvoo Grape Festival – Nauvoo
8/30-9/1 – North Coast Music Festival – Chicago
8/30-9/1 – Nashwood – Highwood
8/30-9/1 – ARC Music Festival – Chicago
8/30-9/2 – Casey Popcorn Festival – Casey
8/30-9/2* – Feast of Maria SS. Lauretana of Altavilla Milicia – Niles
8/30-9/2* – African Festival of the Arts – Chicago
8/30-9/2 – Kewanee Hog Days – Kewanee
8/30-9/2 – Last Fling – Naperville
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8/30-9/2 – Taste of Polonia Festival – Chicago
8/31 – Alley Art Festival – Aurora
8/31 – Roamer Cruise Night and Car Show – Streator
8/31 – SOB (Springfield Oyster and Beer) Festival – Springfield
8/31 – Alton Jazz and Wine Festival – Alton
8/31-9/1 – West Loop Art Fest – Chicago
8/31-9/1* – Taste of Serbia Festival – Lake Forest
8/31-9/1 – Maple Park Fun Fest – Maple Park
8/31-9/2* – Edinburg Labor Day Festival – Edinburg
8/31-9/2 – Schaumburg Septemberfest – Schaumburg
8/31-9/2 – Frankfort Fall Festival – Frankfort
8/31-9/2 – Long Grove’s Irish Days – Long Grove
8/31-9/2 – Arthur Amish Country Cheese Festival – Arthur

SEPTEMBER

9/1* – Old Times Family Picnic – Oak Forest
9/1 – Batavia Block Party and Taste of Batavia – Batavia
9/1 – Brothers’ Field Burger Fest – Long Grove
9/1 – Grape Stomp and Harvest Festival – Mackinaw
9/1-9/2* – Fox Valley Folk Music and Storytelling Festival – Geneva
9/1-9/2* – Paw Paw Lions Club Labor Day Celebration – Paw Paw
9/1-9/2 – Deer Path Art Fair on the Square – Lake Forest
9/2* – Paarlberg Heritage Fest – South Holland

9/5 – Downtown Evanston Thursday Night Market IV – Evanston
9/5* – Kits, Cats and Kids Block Party – Evanston
9/5* – Taste of Peoria Heights – Peoria Heights
9/5-9/7* – McLeansboro Fall Festival – McLeansboro
9/5-9/7* – El Paso Corn Festival – El Paso
9/5-9/7* – Cairo Heritage Blues/Gospel Festival – Cairo
9/5-9/8* – Pekin Marigold Festival – Pekin
9/6* – Irish Fest – Monticello
9/6-9/7* – Carterville Lions Club Free Fair – Carterville
9/6-9/7* – BBQ-n-Blues – La Salle
9/6-9/7* – Lena Lions Fall Festival – Lena
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9/6-9/7* – Itasca Oktoberfest – Itasca
9/6-9/7* – Mount Pulaski Fall Festival – Mount Pulaski
9/6-9/8 – Taste of Chicago – Chicago
9/6-9/8* – Homestead Festival – Princeton
9/6-9/8* – Sturdy Shelter Brewing Oktoberfest – Batavia
9/6-9/8* – Destihl Brewery Oktoberfest Weekend – Normal
9/6-9/8* – Roscoe Lions Fall Festival – Roscoe
9/6-9/8 – Festival of the Vine – Geneva
9/6-9/8 – Chicago Taco and Tequila Fest – Chicago
9/6-9/8 – Broomcorn Festival – Arcola
9/6-9/8* – Village of Monee Fall Fest – Monee
9/6-9/8 – Oak Lawn Fall Music Festival – Oak Lawn
9/6-9/8* – Cedarhurst Art and Craft Fair – Mt. Vernon
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9/6-9/8* – Havana Oktoberfest – Havana
9/6-9/8 – Chicago German-American Oktoberfest – Chicago
9/7 – Tamale Fest – Rockford
9/7 – Outlaw Music Festival – Tinley Park
9/7* – When I’m 64 Beatles Music Festival – Prairietown
9/7* – Argenta Art Celebration – Argenta
9/7* – JazzN’ the Street – La Salle
9/7* – VolksFest Craft Beer and Wine Festival – Genoa
9/7* – Traditional Music Festival – Petersburg
9/7* – 2nd Renaissance on Earth Festival – Palatine
9/7* – 79th Street Renaissance Festival – Chicago
9/7* – Alton Pride Festival – Alton
9/7 – Bloomingdale Septemberfest – Bloomingdale
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9/7* – Bacon Fest – O’Fallon
9/7* – Testicle Festival at The Mill – Sesser
9/7 – Screw City Beer Fest – Rockford
9/7 – Dement Town Music Fest – Dixon
9/7* – Deerfield Harvest Fest – Deerfield
9/7* – Taste of Fiesta – Rock Falls
9/7 – Naperville Food Truck Fall Festival – Naperville
9/7* – Naper Pride Fest – Naperville
9/7* – C-U Black and African Arts Festival – Urbana
9/7-9/8* – Military History Weekend (formerly WWII Days) – Lockport
9/7-9/8* – Golden IL Fall Festival – Golden
9/7-9/8* – Lakeview East Festival of the Arts – Chicago
9/7-9/8 – Printer’s Row Lit Fest – Chicago
9/7-9/8* – Goebbert’s Farm Fall Festival I – South Barrington
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9/7-9/8* – Revolutionary War Reenactment and Grand Encampment – Wheaton
9/7-9/8* – Mundelein Fine Arts Festival – Mundelein
9/7-9/8* – West End Arts Festival – La Grange
9/7-9/8 – Mum Fest – Clinton
9/7-9/8* – The Miracle in Mundelein – Mundelein
9/7-9/8 – Renegade Craft Fair – Chicago
9/8* – Scandinavian Day Festival – South Elgin
9/8* – DeKalb Kite Fest – DeKalb
9/8* – Grand Detour Arts Festival – Dixon

9/9-9/15* – Goebbert’s Farm Fall Festival II – South Barrington
9/11-9/14* – Canton Friendship Festival – Canton
9/11-9/14* – Fairfield Fall Fun Fest – Fairfield
9/11-9/14* – Eldorado Town and Country Days – Eldorado
9/11-9/14 – Morton Pumpkin Festival – Morton
9/11-9/15* – Murphysboro Apple Festival – Murphysboro
9/12-9/15* – Glendale Heights Oktoberfest I – Glendale Heights
9/13-9/14 – Art, Wind and Fire Festival – Macomb
9/13-9/14* – ItalianFest – Collinsville
9/13-9/14* – Our Big Fat Greek Festival – Rock Island
9/13-9/14 – Norwood Park Fall Fest – Chicago
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9/13-9/14* – Crete Acorn Fest – Crete
9/13-9/14* – Belleville Oktoberfest – Belleville
9/13-9/14* – Downers Grove Oktoberfest – Downers Grove
9/13-9/14* – Autumn in the Park Festival – Palos Park
9/13-9/14* – Berwyn’s Oktoberfest – Berwyn
9/13-9/15* – Goebbert’s Farm Oktoberfest – Pingree Grove
9/13-9/15 – Summer Sundown Music Festival – Effingham
9/13-9/15* – Annunciation Church Gold Coast Greek Fest – Chicago
9/13-9/15* – Saluting with Smoke Festival – Yorkville
9/13-9/15* – Griggsville Apple Festival – Griggsville
9/13-9/15* – Tinley Park Oktoberfest – Tinley Park
9/13-9/15* – West Dundee Heritage Fest – West Dundee
9/13-9/15* – Des Plaines Fall Fest – Des Plaines
9/13-9/15* – Bengtson’s Pumpkin Fest I – Homer Glen
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9/13-9/15* – Riot Fest – Chicago
9/13-9/15* – Marshall Autumn Fest – Marshall
9/13-9/15* – Wheat Festival – Okawville
9/13-9/15* – Palatine Oktoberfest – Palatine
9/13-9/15 – Grito and Sabor Fest – Chicago
9/13-9/15* – German American Central Society Peoria Oktoberfest – Peoria
9/14 – Clarendon Hills Oktoberfest – Clarendon Hills
9/14 – Marseilles Renaissance Faire – Marseilles
9/14 – Legions of Craft Beer Fest – Gurnee
9/14 – Rochelle Fiesta Hispana – Rochelle
9/14 – Popcorn Days – Ridgway
9/14 – Oktoberfest at Fairview Park – Centralia
9/14 – Gibson City Harvest Fest – Gibson City
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9/14 – Finders Market II – Decatur
9/14 – Pluto Fest – Streator
9/14* – Kankakee Estival Festival – Kankakee
9/14* – Le Roy Octoberfest – Le Roy
9/14* – Mallard Fest – Hanover
9/14* – Water Lantern Festival – Aurora
9/14* – Highland Street Art Festival – Highland
9/14* – Jacksonville Rotary Oktoberfest – Jacksonville
9/14* – Autumn on the Prairie – Franklin Grove
9/14* – Festival of Joy – Bloomington
9/14* – Coal City Fall Fest – Coal City
9/14* – Golconda Shrimp Festival – Golconda
9/14* – Oktoberfest at the Zoo – Chicago
9/14* – Oktoberfest at Penrose Brewing Company – Geneva
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9/14* – Buzz Bomb Oktoberfest – Springfield
9/14* – Reinberg Rocks Oktoberfest Festival – Palatine
9/14* – Orland Park Brewfest – Orland Park
9/14* – Flannel Festival at Trenton Sportman’s Club – Trenton
9/14* – Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest – Elmhurst
9/14* – Brew at the Bridge Craft Beer Festival – Oswego
9/14* – Mississippi Earthtones Festival – Alton
9/14-9/15 – A River Thru History: The Des Plaines Valley Rendezvous – Willow Springs
9/14-9/15* – West Loop Fest – Chicago
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9/14-9/15* – Fall Festival at Kinmundy Log Cabin Village I – Kinmundy
9/14-9/15 – Deer Park Art Show – Deer Park
9/14-9/15* – Monarch Butterfly Festival – Palos Heights
9/14-9/15* – Edgewater Arts Festival – Chicago
9/14-9/15* – Big Rock Plowing Match – Big Rock
9/14-9/15* – Stark County Fall Festival – Wyoming
9/14-9/15* – Sonny Acres Farm Fall Festival I – West Chicago
9/14-9/15* – Art on the Prairie – Warrenville
9/14-9/15 – Fall Festival at Windy Acres Farm I – Geneva
9/15* – Ela Township History Day and Antique and Artisan Market – Lake Zurich
9/15* – Mexican Independence Day Celebration – Woodstock
9/15* – Taste of Evanston – Evanston
9/15* – Oksoberfest at the Lincoln Park Zoo – Chicago

9/16-9/22* – Bengtson’s Pumpkin Fest II – Homer Glen
9/16-9/22* – Goebbert’s Farm Fall Festival III – South Barrington
9/16-9/22* – Glendale Heights Oktoberfest II – Glendale Heights
9/18-9/21* – Seneca Shipyard Days Festival – Seneca
9/19* – Flavor Fest of Du Quion – Du Quion
9/19-9/21* – Pygmalion – Champaign/Urbana
9/19-9/21 – Sugar Creek Music Festival – Benton
9/19-9/21 – Vermilion River Fall Festival – Danville
9/19-9/21* – Praise the Lard Murphysboro Barbecue Cook-Off – Murphysboro
9/19-9/22* – Manteno Oktoberfest – Manteno
9/19-9/22 – Dwight Harvest Days – Dwight
9/20 – Romeoville Hispanic Heritage Celebration – Romeoville
9/20* – 375th Force Support Squadron Fall Festival – Scott Air Force Base
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9/20-9/21* – Naperville Irish Fest – Naperville
9/20-9/21 – Elk Grove Oktoberfest – Elk Grove Village
9/20-9/21* – East Dundee Oktoberfest – East Dundee
9/20-9/21* – Mount Prospect Oktoberfest – Mount Prospect
9/20-9/21* – Oaktoberfest – Oak Park
9/20-9/22* – Prairie Land Heritage Museum Fall Festival and Steam Show – Jacksonville
9/20-9/22* – Milton Corn Carnival – Milton
9/20-9/22* – Beardstown Fall Fun Festival – Beardstown
9/20-9/22 – Long Grove Apple Festival – Long Grove
9/20-9/22* – Sonny Acres Farm Fall Festival II – West Chicago
9/21 – Corvette Funfest – Effingham
9/21* – Hemp, Hops and Shrooms – Carbondale
9/21* – Village of Elsah Festival – Elsah
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9/21* – Joliet Pride Festival – Joliet
9/21* – Galena Cellars Fall Harvest Festival – Scales Mound
9/21* – Alto Vineyards Sangria Festival – Alto Pass
9/21* – Channahon Community Potato Festival – Channahon
9/21* – Broadlands Homecoming Festival – Broadlands
9/21* – Galena Cellars Fall Harvest Festival – Galena
9/21 – Homewood Fall Fest – Homewood
9/21* – Columbus Home Harvest Fest – Granite City
9/21 – American Aid Society of German Descendants Oktoberfest I – Lake Villa
9/21* – Elim Dutch Festival – Crestwood
9/21 – Medici Oktoberfest – Normal
9/21* – Fall Corn Festival – Godfrey
9/21* – Fall Art and Craft Stroll – Bourbonnais
9/21-9/22 – Edwards Place Fine Art Fair – Springfield
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9/21-9/22 – Vintage Illinois at the Canal Market – North Utica
9/21-9/22 – Clayville Fall Festival – Pleasant Plains
9/21-9/22 – Arts in Central Park – Decatur
9/21-9/22 – Macoupin County Historical Society Fall Festival – Carlinville
9/21-9/22* – Apple ‘n Pork Festival – Clinton
9/21-9/22* – Taste of Egypt Festival – Burr Ridge
9/21-9/22* – Stillman Valley Fall Festival – Stillman Valley
9/21-9/22* – Farm Heritage and Harvest Festival – Grayslake
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9/21-9/22 – Fall Festival at Windy Acres Farm II – Geneva
9/21-9/22* – Jordbruksdagarna (Old Settlers’ Days) – Bishop Hill
9/21-9/22 – Art in the Barn – Barrington
9/21-9/22* – Fall Festival at Kinmundy Log Cabin Village II – Kinmundy
9/21-9/22* – Twilight Nights Music and Wine Festival – Stewardson
9/21-9/22* – Hyde Park Jazz Festival – Chicago
9/22* – Taste of DeKalb – DeKalb
9/22 – Apple Festival at Pere Marquette Lodge – Grafton
9/22* – Harvest of the Acorn Moon Fall Festival – Aurora

9/23-9/29* – Goebbert’s Farm Fall Festival IV – South Barrington
9/23-9/29* – Bengtson’s Pumpkin Fest III – Homer Glen
9/25-9/29 – Grundy County Corn Festival – Morris
9/26-9/29* – Barry Apple Festival – Barry
9/27 – Mt. Vernon Fall Fest – Mt. Vernon
9/27-9/28* – Harmony Fest – Arlington Heights
9/27-9/28* – Lansing Autumn Festival – Lansing
9/27-9/28* – CU Pride Fest – Urbana
9/27-9/28 – Stubbornfest at Stubborn German Brewing – Waterloo
9/27-9/28* – Bartlett Oktoberfest – Bartlett
9/27-9/28* – St. Ambrose Applefest – Godfrey
9/27-9/28 – Jamboozled Music and Art Festival – Mendota
9/27-9/28* – Nashville Fall Festival – Nashville
Weekend continues below…

9/27-9/29* – Lincoln Park Zoo Fall Fest I – Chicago
9/27-9/29 – Paris Honeybee Festival – Paris
9/27-9/29 – Oktoberfest Chicago at St. Alphonsus – Chicago
9/27-9/29* – Huntley Fall Fest – Huntley
9/27-9/29 – International Route 66 Mother Road Festival – Springfield
9/27-9/29* – Route 66 UFO Festival – Livingston
9/27-9/29* – Sonny Acres Farm Fall Festival III – West Chicago
9/27-9/29* – Buffalo Creek Brewing Oktoberfest – Long Grove
9/28 – Quincy Oktoberfest – Quincy
9/28* – Teutopolis Civic Club Oktoberfest – Teutopolis
9/28 – Pretzel City Brewfest – Freeport
9/28 – Ottawa Scarecrow Festival – Ottawa
Weekend continues below…

9/28* – New Athens Fall Festival – New Athens
9/28* – St. Clare Oktoberfest – O’Fallon
9/28* – Olney Fall Festival – Olney
9/28* – German Society of Rockford Oktoberfest – Loves Park
9/28* – Johnny Appleseed Festival – Crystal Lake
9/28* – C-U Oktoberfest – Champaign
9/28 – American Aid Society of German Descendants Oktoberfest II – Lake Villa
9/28-9/29 – Peoria Art Guild Fine Art Fair – Peoria
9/28-9/29 – Randolph Street Market: Fall – Chicago
9/28-9/29 – Lincoln Log Cabin Harvest Frolic Fall Celebration – Charleston
9/28-9/29 – Fall Festival at Windy Acres Farm III – Geneva
9/29* – FestiFall – Columbia
9/29* – Autumn Harvest Festival – Schaumburg
9/29 – Taste of Canton – Canton
9/29* – Slovenian Grape Harvest Festival – Joliet

9/30-10/6* – Goebbert’s Farm Fall Festival V – South Barrington
9/30-10/6* – Bengtson’s Pumpkin Fest IV – Homer Glen

OCTOBER

10/2-10/6* – Greenup Oktoberfest – Greenup
10/4-10/5 – Naper Settlement Oktoberfest – Naperville
10/4-10/6* – Touchstone Energy Balloon Fest – Shelbyville
10/4-10/6* – Sonny Acres Farm Fall Festival IV – West Chicago
10/4-10/6 – The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival – Highwood
10/4-10/6 – St. Benedict’s Oktoberfest – Chicago
10/4-10/6* – St. Joseph Oktoberfest – Lockport
10/4-10/6 – Lincoln Park Wine Festival – Chicago
10/4-10/6* – Mokena Halloween Hollow – Mokena
10/4-10/6* – St. Mary’s Oktoberfest – Alton
10/4-10/6* – Lincoln Park Zoo Fall Fest II – Chicago
10/5 – Fulton Fall Fest – Fulton
Weekend continues below…

10/5 – Galena Oktoberfest – Galena
10/5 – Fox Lake Fall Festival – Fox Lake
10/5* – The Abbey on Broad Oktoberfest – Hillsboro
10/5* – DeKalb Back Alley Market: Fall – DeKalb
10/5* – Smoketoberfest – Oak Lawn
10/5 – Jefferson County Historical Village Heritage Festival – Mt. Vernon
10/5* – Ottawa Smoketober Fest – Ottawa
10/5* – Roselle Founders Day Festival – Roselle
10/5 – American Aid Society of German Descendants Oktoberfest III – Lake Villa
10/5* – Lebanon Fall Festival – Lebanon
10/5* – Greenville Apple Day – Greenville
10/5* – Hometown Hoedown – Fall Fest – Rolling Meadows
Weekend continues below…

10/5* – Lemont Fall Food Truck Festival – Lemont
10/5* – Relleke Farm Vendor Fair and Pumpkin Festival – Granite City
10/5 – South Elgin Pumpkin Patch Festival – South Elgin
10/5* – Jersey County Historical Society Apple Festival – Jerseyville
10/5 – St. Edward Parish Harvest Bash – Chicago
10/5* – Octoberfest in Meineke Park – Schaumburg
10/5 – Oktoberfest – Lynwood
10/5 – Cider and Ale Festival – Lisle
10/5 – Bushido’s Aki Matsuri/Fall Festival – Gurnee
10/5* – Genoa Harvest Festival – Genoa
10/5 – Vercellino’s Fall Festival – Mulkeytown
Weekend continues below…

10/5* – The Big Muddy Monster Brew Fest – Murphysboro
10/5* – Shawnee Sasquatch Festival – Harrisburg
10/5-10/6 – Lincoln Square Ravenswood Apple Fest – Chicago
10/5-10/6 – Sugar Creek Arts Festival – Normal
10/5-10/6 – Cider n’ Cinnamon Arts and Crafts Fair – Rockford
10/5-10/6 – Autumn on Parade – Oregon
10/5-10/6* – Chicago Food Truck Summer Festival Fall – Chicago
10/5-10/6* – Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive Fall Festival I – Fulton County
10/5-10/6* – La Salle County Burgoo Festival – North Utica
Weekend continues below…

10/5-10/6* – Fall Festival at Happy Hallow – St. Elmo
10/5-10/6* – Oktoberfestiversary – Chicago
10/5-10/6* – Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show – Springfield
10/5-10/6* – Lincoln Memorial Garden Fall Harvest Festival – Springfield
10/5-10/6 – Fall Festival at Windy Acres Farm IV – Geneva
10/5-10/6 – Southern Charm on the Farm – Harrisburg
10/5-10/6 – Knox County Scenic Drive I – Knox County
10/6* – Maeystown Oktoberfest – Maeystown
10/6* – Moldova Wine Fest – Newark
10/6* – Autumn Festival of Crafts – Wilmington

10/7-10/13* – Goebbert’s Farm Fall Festival VI – South Barrington
10/7-10/13* – Bengtson’s Pumpkin Fest V – Homer Glen
10/10-10/12* – C-U Folk and Roots Festival – Urbana
10/11-10/12 – Belleville Chili Cook-Off – Belleville
10/11-10/13* – Lincoln Park Zoo Fall Fest III – Chicago
10/11-10/13 – Little Grassy Get Down – Makanda
10/11-10/13* – Flyway Fungi Festival – Makanda
10/11-10/13* – Halal Ribfest – Aurora
10/11-10/13 – Scarecrow Fest – St. Charles
10/11-10/13* – Sonny Acres Farm Fall Festival V – West Chicago
Weekend continues below…

10/11-10/13* – Macon County Fair Harvest Festival – Decatur
10/12* – Waterloo PumpkinFest – Waterloo
10/12* – Harvest Days – Prophetstown
10/12 – Anna Colorfest – Anna
10/12* – Cantigny Fall Festival – Wheaton
10/12* – Oktoberfest Quad Cities – Rock Island
10/12* – Maroa Harvest Festival – Maroa
10/12 – Hops on the Rock – Sterling
10/12* – Hinsdale Fall Family Festival – Hinsdale
10/12-10/13 – Harvest Pow Wow – Wheaton
Weekend continues below…

10/12-10/13 – Wine and Art Festival at Rend Lake – Whittington
10/12-10/13* – Old Settlers Days – Kampsville
10/12-10/13* – Flannel Fest – Champaign
10/12-10/13 – Galena Country Fair – Galena
10/12-10/13* – Edwardsville ‘Que and Brew – Edwardsville
10/12-10/13 – Fall Festival at Windy Acres Farm V – Geneva
10/12-10/13 – Knox County Scenic Drive II – Knox County
10/12-10/13* – Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive Fall Festival I – Fulton County
10/13* – Bloody Mary Fest – Chicago
10/13* – Leclaire Parkfest – Edwardsville
10/13* – Halloween Downtown – Kankakee

10/14-10/20* – Goebbert’s Farm Fall Festival VII – South Barrington
10/14-10/20* – Bengtson’s Pumpkin Fest VI – Homer Glen
10/18-10/19 – All Hallows Eve at Naper Settlement – Naperville
10/18-10/20* – Fat Tire Fest – Ozark
10/18-10/20* – Popeye’s Fall Festival – Chester
10/18-10/20* – American Thresherman Association Fall Festival – Pinckneyville
10/18-10/20* – The Promenade Bolingbrook Fall Festival – Bolingbrook
10/18-10/20* – Lincoln Park Zoo Fall Fest IV – Chicago
10/18-10/20* – Sonny Acres Farm Fall Festival VI – West Chicago
10/19* – Brew Moon Beer and Band Festival – McCook
10/19* – Waterloo Oktoberfest – Waterloo
Weekend continues below…

10/19* – Jacksonville Pumpkin Festival – Jacksonville
10/19* – Scarecrow Festival – Princeton
10/19 – Fox Lake Pumpkin Jubilee – Fox Lake
10/19* – St. Matthew Lutheran Church Fall Festival – Hawthorn Woods
10/19 – Scarecrow Festival – Dixon
10/19* – Bloktoberfest Street Festival – Granite City
10/19* – Rochester Fall Festival – Rochester
10/19-10/20* – Fort Massac Grand Encampment – Metropolis
10/19-10/20 – Vulture Fest – Makanda
10/19-10/20 – Fall Festival at Windy Acres Farm VI – Geneva
10/19-10/20* – Treehouse Wildlife Center Owl Fest – Dow

10/21-10/27* – Goebbert’s Farm Fall Festival VIII – South Barrington
10/21-10/27* – Bengtson’s Pumpkin Fest VII – Homer Glen
10/23-10/27* – The Sycamore Pumpkin Festival – Sycamore
10/24-10/27 – Willow Springs Fall Up Fest – Tamms
10/25-10/26* – Howlin’ at the Moon at Naper Settlement – Naperville
10/25-10/27* – Lincoln Park Zoo Fall Fest V – Chicago
10/25-10/27* – Sonny Acres Farm Fall Festival VII – West Chicago
10/26 – BatFest – Batavia
10/26* – Iron Saddle Ranch Harvest Fest – Salem
Weekend continues below…

10/26* – Fall Ale Fest at the Fox Valley Mall – Aurora
10/26 – Lincoln’s New Salem Fall Festival – Petersburg
10/26* – Galena Halloween Parade and Festival – Galena
10/26* – Pumpkinfest – Mount Carroll
10/26* – Elizabethtown Fall Festival – Elizabethtown
10/26* – Centralia Fall Festival – Centralia
10/26 – Haunted Halloween Flea Market – Wheaton
10/26 – Pinckneyville Mardi Gras – Pinckneyville
10/26* – Día de los Muertos Parade and Party – Moline
10/26-10/27 – Fall Festival at Windy Acres Farm VII – Geneva

NOVEMBER

11/1-11/2* – Hobnob Holiday Market – Springfield
11/2* – Weishfest – Merrionette Park

11/8-11/9* – 3 French Hens Holiday Market – Morris
11/8-11/10* – Lightscape at the Chicago Botanical Garden I – Glencoe
11/10 – Wine Festival at Pere Marquette Lodge – Grafton

11/11-11/17* – Lightscape at the Chicago Botanical Garden II – Glencoe
11/14-11/16* – The Baby Fold’s Festival of Trees – Bloomington
11/15* – Holidays on the Town – Palatine
11/15-11/17* – Mattoon Lightworks I – Mattoon
11/15-11/17* – Shelbyville Festival of Lights I – Shelbyville
11/15-11/17* – Christkindlmarket Wrigleyville I – Chicago
11/15-11/17* – Christkindlmarket Aurora I – Aurora
11/15-11/17* – Way of Lights I – Belleville
11/15-11/17* – Wonderlight’s Christmas in St. Louis I – Madison
11/15-11/17* – ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo I – Chicago
11/15-11/17* – Christkindlmarket Chicago at Daley Plaza I – Chicago
11/16* – The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival – Chicago
11/16* – Pope County Deer Festival – Golconda
11/16 – Finders Market III – Decatur
11/16* – IRG Holiday Market/Festival of Trees – Champaign
11/16-11/17* – Illumination: Tree Lights at Morton Arboretum I – Lisle

11/18-11/24* – Lightscape at the Chicago Botanical Garden III – Glencoe
11/18-11/24* – Mattoon Lightworks II – Mattoon
11/18-11/24* – Wonderlight’s Christmas in St. Louis II – Madison
11/18-11/24* – Shelbyville Festival of Lights II – Shelbyville
11/18-11/24* – ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo II – Chicago
11/18-11/24* – Christkindlmarket Wrigleyville II – Chicago
11/18-11/24* – Way of Lights II – Belleville
11/18-11/24* – Christkindlmarket Chicago at Daley Plaza II – Chicago
11/18-11/24* – Illumination: Tree Lights at Morton Arboretum II – Lisle
11/20* – Turkey Testicle Festival – Huntley
11/20* – Turkey Testicle Festival – Braidwood
11/21-11/24* – Christkindlmarket Aurora II – Aurora
11/21-11/24* – Wonderland in Lights I – Effingham
11/22* – Tree Lighting and Holiday Festival – Grayslake
11/22-11/24* – Folepi’s Winter Wonderland I – East Peoria
11/22-11/24* – Christmas at Walnut Grove Farm – Knoxville
11/22-11/24* – Chatham Light Up the Park I – Chatham
11/22-11/24* – Julmarknad Christmas Market I – Bishop Hill
11/22-11/24* – Brookfield Zoo Holiday Magic I – Brookfield
11/22-11/24* – Belleville Christkindlmarkt I – Belleville
11/22-11/24* – Ottawa Chris Kringle Market I – Ottawa
11/22-11/24* – Cosley Zoo Festival of Lights I – Wheaton
11/23* – Keeping Christmas Close to Home – Streator
11/23* – Holiday Cheers Market I – Alton
11/23* – Fox Lake Festival of Lights – Fox Lake
11/23* – Highwood Holiday Fest – Highwood
11/23* – Holly Jolly Fest – Niles
11/23* – Downtown Country Christmas Festival – Jerseyville
11/23-11/24* – Bright Nights: A Celebration of Lights I – Jerseyville
11/24* – Orland Park Holiday Festival – Orland Park

11/25-12/1* – Folepi’s Winter Wonderland II – East Peoria
11/25-12/1* (Closed 11/28) – Lightscape at the Chicago Botanical Garden IV – Glencoe
11/25-12/1* – Bright Nights: A Celebration of Lights II – Jerseyville
11/25-12/1* (Closed 11/28) – Way of Lights III – Belleville
11/25-12/1* – Wonderlight’s Christmas in St. Louis III – Madison
11/25-12/1* – Wonderland in Lights II – Effingham
11/25-12/1* – ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo III – Chicago
11/25-12/1* – Shelbyville Festival of Lights III – Shelbyville
11/25-12/1* – Christkindlmarket Wrigleyville III – Chicago
11/25-12/1* – Christkindlmarket Chicago at Daley Plaza III – Chicago
11/25-12/1* – Cosley Zoo Festival of Lights II – Wheaton
11/25-12/1* – Mattoon Lightworks III – Mattoon
11/25-12/1* – Illumination: Tree Lights at Morton Arboretum III – Lisle
11/28-12/1* – Brookfield Zoo Holiday Magic II – Brookfield
11/28-12/1* – Chatham Light Up the Park II – Chatham
11/28-12/1* – Belleville Christkindlmarkt II – Belleville
11/28-12/1* – Holiday Fest – Charleston
11/28-12/1* – Christkindlmarket Aurora III – Aurora
11/29-12/1* – Ottawa Chris Kringle Market II – Ottawa
11/30-12/1* – Christmas in the Commons I – New Lenox
11/30-12/1* – Julmarknad Christmas Market II – Bishop Hill

DECEMBER

12/2-12/8* – Folepi’s Winter Wonderland III – East Peoria
12/2-12/8* – Way of Lights IV – Belleville
12/2-12/8* – Wonderlight’s Christmas in St. Louis IV – Madison
12/2-12/8* – Lightscape at the Chicago Botanical Garden V – Glencoe
12/2-12/8* – Bright Nights: A Celebration of Lights III – Jerseyville
12/2-12/8* – Shelbyville Festival of Lights IV – Shelbyville
12/2-12/8* – Christkindlmarket Wrigleyville IV – Chicago
12/2-12/8* – Christkindlmarket Chicago at Daley Plaza IV – Chicago
12/2-12/8* – Wonderland in Lights III – Effingham
12/2-12/8* – Holiday Lights in Lilacia Park II – Lombard
12/2-12/8* – Illumination: Tree Lights at Morton Arboretum III – Lisle
12/2-12/8* – Mattoon Lightworks IV – Mattoon
12/2-12/8* – Cosley Zoo Festival of Lights III – Wheaton
12/2-12/8* – ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo IV – Chicago
12/5-12/8* – Belleville Christkindlmarkt III – Belleville
12/5-12/8* – Brookfield Zoo Holiday Magic III – Brookfield
12/5-12/8* – Chatham Light Up the Park III – Chatham
12/5-12/8* – Christkindlmarket Aurora III – Aurora
12/6* – Kris Kringle Market – Bloomingdale
12/6* – Kris Kringle Market – Peoria Heights
12/6* – Belvidere Hometown Christmas – Belvidere
12/6-12/7* – Lunar Tide Music and Arts Festival – Waukegan
12/6-12/7* – Dickens on the Square: A Magical Holiday – Macomb
12/6-12/7* – Home for the Holidays Festival – Robinson
12/6-12/8* – Ottawa Chris Kringle Market III – Ottawa
12/7* – Roselle Winterfest – Roselle
12/7* – Holiday Cheers Market II – Alton
12/7* – Julmarknad – Rockford
12/7* – Christmas in the Village – Cobden
12/7* – Holiday Cheers Market III – Alton
12/7* – Christmas in Carterville – Carterville
12/7* – National Coquito Festival – Chicago
12/7-12/8* – DESTIHL Brewery Christkindl Market – Normal
12/7-12/8* – Christmas in the Commons II – New Lenox
12/7-12/8* – Julmarknad at the Swedish American Museum – Chicago
12/7-12/8* – Holiday Lights in Lilacia Park I – Lombard
12/8* – Deer Santa Festival – Pittsfield
12/8* – Millstadt Weihnachtsfest German Christmas Festival – Millstadt

12/9-12/15* – Folepi’s Winter Wonderland IV – East Peoria
12/9-12/15* – Lightscape at the Chicago Botanical Garden VI – Glencoe
12/9-12/15* – Bright Nights: A Celebration of Lights IV – Jerseyville
12/9-12/15* – Wonderlight’s Christmas in St. Louis V – Madison
12/9-12/15* – Shelbyville Festival of Lights V – Shelbyville
12/9-12/15* – Way of Lights V – Belleville
12/9-12/15* – Wonderland in Lights IV – Effingham
12/9-12/15* – Cosley Zoo Festival of Lights IV – Wheaton
12/9-12/15* – Christkindlmarket Wrigleyville V – Chicago
12/9-12/15* – Christkindlmarket Chicago at Daley Plaza V – Chicago
12/9-12/15* – Holiday Lights in Lilacia Park III – Lombard
12/9-12/15* – Illumination: Tree Lights at Morton Arboretum IV – Lisle
12/9-12/15* – Mattoon Lightworks V – Mattoon
12/9-12/15* – ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo V – Chicago
12/12-12/15* – Brookfield Zoo Holiday Magic IV – Brookfield
12/12-12/15* – Belleville Christkindlmarkt IV – Belleville
12/12-12/15* – Chatham Light Up the Park IV – Chatham
12/12-12/15* – Christkindlmarket Aurora IV – Aurora
12/13-12/15* – Ottawa Chris Kringle Market IV – Ottawa
12/14* – Holiday Cheers Market IV – Alton
12/14-12/15* – Latin American Marketplace – Aurora
12/14-12/15* – Christmas in the Commons III – New Lenox

12/16-12/21* – Belleville Christkindlmarkt V – Belleville
12/16-12/22* – Christkindlmarket Chicago at Daley Plaza VI – Chicago
12/16-12/22* – Bright Nights: A Celebration of Lights V – Jerseyville
12/16-12/22* – Christkindlmarket Wrigleyville VI – Chicago
12/16-12/22* – Wonderlight’s Christmas in St. Louis VI – Madison
12/16-12/22* – Way of Lights VI – Belleville
12/16-12/22* – Shelbyville Festival of Lights VI – Shelbyville
12/16-12/22* – Christkindlmarket Aurora V – Aurora
12/16-12/22* – Folepi’s Winter Wonderland V – East Peoria
12/16-12/22* – Lightscape at the Chicago Botanical Garden VII – Glencoe
12/16-12/22* – Wonderland in Lights V – Effingham
12/16-12/22* – Holiday Lights in Lilacia Park IV – Lombard
12/16-12/22* – Cosley Zoo Festival of Lights V – Wheaton
12/16-12/22* – Illumination: Tree Lights at Morton Arboretum V – Lisle
12/16-12/22* – Mattoon Lightworks VI – Mattoon
12/16-12/22* – ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo VI – Chicago
12/19-12/21*- Brookfield Zoo Holiday Magic V – Brookfield
12/19-12/22* – Chatham Light Up the Park V – Chatham
12/21* – Holiday Cheers Market V – Alton
12/21-12/22* – Christmas in the Commons IV – New Lenox

12/23-12/25* – Bright Nights: A Celebration of Lights VI – Jerseyville
12/23-12/25* – Mattoon Lightworks VII – Mattoon
12/23-12/29* (Closed 12/25) – Cosley Zoo Festival of Lights VI – Wheaton
12/23-12/29* – Folepi’s Winter Wonderland VI – East Peoria
12/23-12/29* (Closed 12/24, 12/25) – Way of Lights VII – Belleville
12/23-12/29* – Wonderlight’s Christmas in St. Louis VII – Madison
12/23-12/29* – Shelbyville Festival of Lights VII – Shelbyville
12/23-12/29* – Christkindlmarket Wrigleyville VII – Chicago
12/23-12/29* (Closed 12/24, 12/25) – Lightscape at the Chicago Botanical Garden VIII – Glencoe
12/23-12/29* – Illumination: Tree Lights at Morton Arboretum VI – Lisle
12/23-12/29* – ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo VII – Chicago
12/23-12/29* – Holiday Lights in Lilacia Park V – Lombard
12/23-12/29* – Wonderland in Lights VI – Effingham
12/24-12/29* – Brookfield Zoo Holiday Magic VI – Brookfield

12/30-12/31* – Cosley Zoo Festival of Lights VII – Wheaton
12/30-12/31* (Closed 12/25) – Way of Lights VIII – Belleville
12/30-12/31* – Wonderlight’s Christmas in St. Louis VIII – Madison
12/30-12/31* – Shelbyville Festival of Lights VIII – Shelbyville
12/30-12/31* – Brookfield Zoo Holiday Magic VII – Brookfield
12/30-12/31* – Christkindlmarket Wrigleyville VIII – Chicago
12/30-1/1 – Folepi’s Winter Wonderland VII – East Peoria
12/30-1/1* – Holiday Lights in Lilacia Park VI – Lombard
12/30-1/1* – Wonderland in Lights VII – Effingham
12/30-1/4* – Illumination: Tree Lights at Morton Arboretum VII – Lisle
12/30-1/5* – Lightscape at the Chicago Botanical Garden IX – Glencoe
12/30-1/5* – ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo VIII – Chicago

JANUARY (2025)

1/1* – TR’s Festival Festival – Belleville
1/4* – Frosty Fest – Gurnee
1/4* – Alton Eagle Ice Festival – Alton

1/11* – Chicago Bacon Fest at Old Crow – Chicago
1/12* – Volo Bog Winterfest – Ingleside
1/12* – Winter Jam – Peoria

1/25* – Chicago Whiskey Tasting Festival – Chicago
1/25* – Midwest Gypsy Swing Fest – Chicago
1/25-1/26* – Great River Eagle Days – Quincy
1/26* – Pere Marquette Bald Eagle Festival – Grafton

1/30* – Chicago Taco and Tequila Fest – Chicago
1/31-2/2* – Downers Grove Ice Festival – Downers Grove

FEBRUARY

2/1* – POLARpalooza – DeKalb

2/5-2/8* – Rockton Yeti Fest – Rockton
2/8* – Argenta IceFest – Argenta
2/8* – Chain O’ Lakes Fishing Derby and Winter Festival – Antioch
2/8-2/9* – Spring Valley Winterfest – Schaumburg

2/15* – Westmont Winter Beer Festival – Westmont
2/15* – Ice Jam at the Dam – East Alton
2/15* – Chicago Wine Fest at Hubbard Inn – Chicago

2/22* – Artic Ale and Art Walk – Freeport
2/22* – Lake County Craft Beer Festival – Grayslake
2/22* – Naperville Ale Fest: Winter Edition – Naperville

2/28-3/1* – Manhattan Irish Festival – Manhattan
2/29* – Southern Illinois Taco Festival – Marion

MARCH

3/1* – Maple Syrup Festival at Argyle State Park – Colchester
3/1* – Chicago Brewsology – Chicago
3/2* – Marchtoberfest – Peoria

3/8* – Uncorked: Chicago Wine Fest – Chicago

3/14-3/16* – McHenry ShamROCKS the Fox – McHenry
3/15* – Yorkville St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – Yorkville
3/15* – Shamrocked: Woodstock Street Fest – Woodstock

3/22-3/23* – Maple Syrup Festival – Makanda
3/23* – Buzz’d Beer Festival – Alton

APRIL

4/4-4/5* – Tinley Park Brew and Vine Festival – Tinley Park
4/4-4/6* – Carmi Music Fest – Carmi
4/5* – Holi – The Festival of Colors – Naperville
4/5* – Chosen Few Picnic and Festival – Chicago
4/6-4/7* – Dieterich Party in the Path – Dieterich

4/12* – Sheep and Craft Festival – Waterloo
4/12* – Holi Moli – Normal

4/17-4/19* – CLAS Spring Fest – Charleston
4/18-4/21* – Blue Grass Festival at Argyle Lake – Colchester
4/19* – Earth Day Festival – Lemont
4/19* – Spring Fling at the Masonic Temple – Freeport
4/20* – Mushroom Festival at Pere Marquette Lodge – Grafton

4/23* – Chicago Bourbon and Barbeque Fest – Chicago
4/25-4/27* – One of a Kind Show and Sale – Chicago
4/26* – Family Eco Festival – Alto Pass
4/26* – Bockfest – Roselle
4/26* – Pretzel Fest – Freeport
4/26* – Oak Street Art Fair – Murphysboro
4/26* – Southern Illinois Irish Festival – Carbondale
4/26* – Chicago Pickle Fest – Chicago
4/26* – Long Grove’s Craft Beer Festival – Long Grove
4/26-4/27* – Spring Festival at Vahling Vineyards – Stewardson
4/26-4/27* – Midwest Tulip Fest I – Maple Park

4/30-5/3* – Rend Lake Water Festival – Benton

MAY

5/2* – CarbondALE Brew Fest – Carbondale
5/2-5/3* – Dutch Days – Fulton
5/2-5/3* – Vintage Market in the Ville – Pinckneyville
5/3* – Perimeter Road Music Festival – Champaign
5/3* – Blues, Brews and BBQ – Jacksonville
5/3* – Beer Can’d Festival – Blue Island
5/3* – Finders Market I – Decatur
5/3* – Cinco de Mayo Taco and Margarita Festival – East Moline
5/3* – American Farm Heritage Museum Spring Fling Festival – Greenville
5/3* – Naperville Food Truck Spring Festival – Naperville
5/3* – Locust Street Historic Fair – Centralia
5/3* – Rochelle Cinco de Mayo Fiesta – Rochelle
5/3-5/4* – Illinois Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor Festival – Various Cities
5/3-5/4* – Wine on the Fox – Oswego
5/3-5/4* – Cinco de Rockford – Rockford
5/3-5/4* – Midwest Tulip Fest II – Maple Park
5/4* – Maeystown Springfest/Fruehlingsfest – Maeystown
5/4* – Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair – Lombard
5/4* – Aurora Uke Fest – Aurora

5/8-5/11* – Old King Coal Festival – West Frankfort
5/8-5/11* – May Play Days – Bushnell
5/9* – Frankfort Bluegrass Festival – Frankfort
5/9-5/10* – Fat Ass 5K and Street Party – Springfield
5/9-5/10* – Athens Glory Days – Athens
5/9-5/10* – Chet Kingery Memorial Bluegrass Festival – Shelbyville
5/10* – Pretzel City Wine Fest – Freeport
5/10* – Storm Shelter Pub Testicle Festival – Avon
5/10* – Decatur Craft Beer Festival – Decatur
5/10* – Mayfaire Festival – Wauconda
5/10* – Umbrella Arts Festival – Evanston
5/10* – Taiwanese Family Fun Fest – Westmont
5/10* – Springfield Area Highland Games and Celtic Festival – New Berlin
5/10* – DeKalb Back Alley Market: Spring – DeKalb
5/10* – Ballpark Brew Fest – Schaumburg
5/10* – Homer Glen Kite Festival – Homer Glen
5/10-5/11* – Midwest Tulip Fest III – Maple Park
5/10-5/11* – Northbrook Art in the Park – Northbrook

5/15-5/17* – Willow Springs Music and Arts Festival – Tamms
5/15-5/18* – Toledo Spring Festival – Toledo
5/15-5/18* – MayDays Festival – Clinton
5/16-5/17* – Bridgeview Shakedown Hotel Festival – Bridgeview
5/16-5/18* – Art on the Square – Belleville
5/16-5/18* – Chicago Mayfest – Chicago
5/16-5/18* – Long Grove Chocolate Festival – Long Grove
5/17* – Rockton Pelican Fest – Rockton
5/17* – Young Evanston Artists (YEA!) Festival – Evanston
5/17* – Medici Country BBQ and Music – Normal
5/17* – Blooming Fest – West Chicago
5/17* – Strawberry Jam Festival – Arthur
5/17* – World of Food Truck Festival – Plainfield
5/17* – Springfield Pride Fest – Springfield
5/17* – Vernon Hills Craft Beer Festival – Vernon Hills
5/17* – Streator Food Truck Festival – Streator
5/17-5/18* – Midwest Tulip Fest IV – Maple Park
5/17-5/18* – Skokie Festival of Cultures – Skokie
5/17-5/18* – Lincoln Roscoe Art and Craft Fair – Chicago
5/17-5/18* – Old Capitol Art Fair – Springfield
5/17-5/18* – Railroad Days – Rochelle
5/17-5/18* – Renegade Craft Spring Fair – Chicago
5/18* – St. Jacob UCC Strawberry Fest – St. Jacob
5/18* – Blessing of the Bikes and Bless Fest – Alto Pass
5/18* – Rhubarb Festival – Kankakee

5/22* – Margaritas En Mayo – Yorkville
5/22-5/24* – Neoga Days – Neoga
5/22-5/25* – Colona Memorial Festival – Colona
5/22-5/26* – HerrinFesta Italiana – Herrin
5/23* – Lake County Food Truck Festival – Grayslake
5/23-5/24* – Mud Memorial Day – Taylorville
5/23-5/25* – Summer Camp Music Festival – Chillicothe
5/23-5/25* – Mole de Mayo Festival – Chicago
5/23-5/25* – Mayfest – Mount Carroll
5/23-5/25* – Benld Italian-American Days – Benld
5/23-5/25* – Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival – Chicago
5/24* – Brazilian Festival Chicago – Naperville
5/24* – Yorkville Bluegrass Music Festival – Yorkville
5/24-5/25* – Macoupin County Historical Society Spring Festival – Carlinville
5/24-5/25* – Barrington Art Festival – Barrington
5/24-5/25* – St. Charles Fine Art Show – St. Charles
5/24-5/25* – Sueños Music Festival – Chicago
5/24-5/25* – Prairie Arts Festival – Schaumburg
5/24-5/25* – Mayfestiversary – Chicago
5/24-5/25* – Randolph Street Market: Spring – Chicago
5/24-5/25* – Mackinaw Valley Winery Music, Wine and Craft Beer Festival – Mackinaw
5/24-5/25* – Abundant Life Community Church Family Fest – Alton
5/25* – Main Street Craft Beer Festival – Park Ridge
5/25* – Collinsville Memorial Day Fireworks Celebration – Collinsville

5/28-6/1* – Washington Good Neighbor Days Festival – Washington
5/29-5/31* – Farmer City Heritage Days – Farmer City
5/29-5/31* – Nestfest – Capron
5/29-5/31* – Galatia Lions Old Settlers Days – Galatia
5/29-5/31* – Blues, Brews and BBQ – Golconda
5/29-5/31* – Bonifest – Edwardsville
5/29-6/1* – La Grange Carnival – La Grange
5/29-6/1* – Cream of Wheaton – Wheaton
5/29-6/1* – Rose Festival – Roselle
5/29-6/1* – Leaf River Summer Daze Festival – Leaf River
5/30* – Hoosier Grove Barn and Brew – Streamwood
5/30-5/31* – Germanfest – Quincy
5/30-5/31* – Pheasant Hollow Winery Cajun Festival – Whittington
5/30-5/31* – Homewood Artisan Street Fair – Homewood
5/30-6/1* – Maifest Chicago – Chicago
5/30-6/1* – Taylorville Blackhorse Veterans Pow Wow – Taylorville
5/30-6/1* – Lincoln Park Greek Fest – Chicago
5/30-6/1* – Harvard Milk Days – Harvard
5/30-6/1* – Do Division Street Fest – Chicago