Chicago Festivals – Illinois

Your festival event guide for the Chicago, Illinois Area, including Cook, DuPage, Lake and Will Counties.

Welcome to a comprehensive festival listing page for Chicago, Illinois and the greater area. Once area festivals are confirmed on the main Illinois Festival Guide, they are copied over to this page to make it easier to plan your weekend festival adventures. Please keep in mind that you should not see area festivals that have been canceled or have not yet been confirmed.

Festivals listed here include music festivals, art festivals, food festivals, town festivals, church festivals, cultural festivals and more, but they do not include craft shows, machinery shows, bazaars, county fairs and some other events. Feel free to contact me if you have a question about your event.

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2023 Chicago Festival Schedule

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FEBRUARY

2/1 – Chicago Taco and Tequila Fest – Chicago

2/10-2/11 – Spring Valley Winterfest – Schaumburg

2/17 – Westmont Winter Beer Festival – Westmont
2/17 – Chicago Wine Fest at Hubbard Inn – Chicago

2/24 – Lake County Craft Beer Festival – Grayslake
2/24 – Naperville Ale Fest: Winter Edition – Naperville

MARCH

3/2 – Chicago Brewsology – Chicago

3/9 – Uncorked: Chicago Wine Fest – Chicago

3/15-3/17 – McHenry ShamROCKS the Fox – McHenry
3/16 – Yorkville St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – Yorkville

APRIL

4/5-4/6 – Tinley Park Brew and Vine Festival – Tinley Park
4/6 – Holi – The Festival of Colors – Naperville

4/24 – Chicago Bourbon and Barbeque Fest – Chicago
4/27 – Chicago Pickle Fest – Chicago

MAY

5/4 – Naperville Food Truck Spring Festival – Naperville
5/4-5/5 – Wine on the Fox – Oswego
5/5 – Aurora Uke Fest – Aurora

5/11 – Mayfaire Festival – Wauconda
5/11 – Ballpark Brew Fest – Schaumburg
5/11-5/12 – Northbrook Art in the Park – Northbrook

5/17-5/19 – Chicago Mayfest – Chicago
5/18 – Blooming Fest – West Chicago
5/18 – Vernon Hills Craft Beer Festival – Vernon Hills
5/18 – World of Food Truck Festival – Plainfield
5/18-5/19 – Renegade Craft Spring Fair – Chicago

5/23 – Margaritas En Mayo – Yorkville
5/24 – Lake County Food Truck Festival – Grayslake
5/24-5/26 – Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival – Chicago
5/25-5/26 – Barrington Art Festival – Barrington
5/25-5/26 – Sueños Music Festival – Chicago

5/31-6/2 – Do Division Street Fest – Chicago
5/31-6/2 – Lincoln Park Greek Fest – Chicago

JUNE

6/1 – Chicago Gospel Music Festival – Chicago
6/1-6/2 – Beyond Wonderland Chicago – Chicago
6/1-6/2 – Deerfield Art Festival – Deerfield
6/1-6/2 – 57th Street Art Fair – Chicago
6/1-6/2 – Windy City Hot Dog Fest – Chicago
6/1-6/2 – Hinsdale Fine Arts Festival – Hinsdale

6/6-6/9 – Fiestas Patronales Puertorriqueñas/Puerto Rican Festival – Chicago
6/6-6/9 – Chicago Blues Festival – Chicago
6/7-6/9 – Andersonville Midsommarfest – Chicago
6/8 – Grayslake Arts Festival – Grayslake
6/8-6/9 – Global Arts Festival – Bartlett
6/8-6/9 – Strawberry Festival at Windy Acres Farm I – Geneva
6/8-6/9 – Wells Street Art Festival – Chicago
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

6/13-6/16 – Libertyville Days Festival – Libertyville
6/13-6/16 – PrairieFest – Oswego
6/14-6/15 – Winnetka Music Festival – Winnetka
6/14-6/15 – Naper Nights I – Naperville
6/14-6/15 – Clarendon Hills Daisy Days – Clarendon Hills
6/14-6/16 – Taste of Randolph Street – Chicago
6/14-6/16 – Geneseo Music Festival – Geneseo
6/15 – Grayslake Craft Beer Festival – Grayslake
6/15-6/16 – Strawberry Festival at Windy Acres Farm II – Geneva
6/15-6/16 – Gold Coast Art Fair – Chicago
6/16 – Greater Chicago Jewish Festival – Chicago

6/19-6/23 – Swedish Days – Geneva
6/20-6/23 – Rotary GroveFest – Downers Grove
6/21-6/22 – Summer Solstice Indie Music and Craft Beer Festival – Yorkville
6/22 – American Aid Society of German Descendants Sommer Fest – Lake Villa
6/22 – Summer on Tap – Lisle
6/22-6/23 – Chicago Pride Fest – Chicago

6/29 – Celebrate Fox Lake – Fox Lake
6/29 – Lemont Food Truck Festival – Lemont
6/29-6/30 – Back Lot Bash – Chicago
6/29-6/30 – Naperville Fine Art and Artisan Fair – Naperville

JULY

7/3 – Aurora 4th of July Celebration – Aurora
7/3-7/7 – Frontier Days Festival – Arlington Heights
7/3-7/7 – Mount Prospect Lions Club 4th of July Festival – Mount Prospect
7/4 – 4th of July in Thorton – Thorton
7/4 – Lake Forest Festival and Fireworks – Lake Forest
7/4-7/7 – Mundelein Community Days – Mundelein
7/4-7/7 – International Festival of Life – Chicago
7/6-7/7 – Lincolnshire Art Festival – Lincolnshire

7/11-7/14 – Lake in the Hills Rotary Rockin’ Ribfest – Lake in the Hills
7/11-7/14 – Glendale Heights Fest – Glendale Heights
7/11-7/14 – McHenry Fiesta Days I – McHenry
7/11-7/14 – Windy City Smokeout – Chicago
7/12-7/14 – Square Roots Festival – Chicago
7/12-7/14 – Bucktown Garden Walk and Block Party – Chicago
7/12-7/14 – West Fest Chicago – Chicago
7/13-7/14 – Peach Festival at Windy Acres Farm I – Geneva
7/13-7/14 – Southport Art Festival – Chicago
7/13-7/14 – Hungarian Gulyas Festival – Norridge

7/16-7/22 – McHenry Fiesta Days II – McHenry
7/18-7/21 – Braidwood Lions Club Summerfest – Braidwood
7/18-7/21 – Highwood Days with Taco Fest – Highwood
7/19-7/20 – Naper Nights II – Naperville
7/19-7/21 – Roscoe Village Burger Fest – Chicago
7/19-7/21 – El Gran Festival Colombiano – Chicago
7/19-7/21 – AlpineFest – Lake Zurich
7/19-7/21 – Taste of River North – Chicago
7/20-7/21 – Glencoe Festival of Art – Glencoe
7/20-7/21 – Peach Festival at Windy Acres Farm II – Geneva
7/20-7/21 – Chicago Food Truck Summer Festival – Chicago
7/21 – Winfield Food Truck Festival – Winfield

7/25-7/28 – Lincolnwood Fest – Lincolnwood
7/26-7/27 – Merchant Street Musicfest – Kankakee
7/26-7/28 – Taste of Lincoln Avenue – Chicago
7/26-7/28 – Streamwood Summer Celebration – Streamwood
7/27-7/28 – Long Grove Vintage Days – Long Grove
7/27-7/28 – Chinatown Summer Fair – Chicago

AUGUST

8/1-8/4 – Romeofest – Romeoville
8/2-8/4 – Destination Asia Festival – Lisle
8/2-8/4 – Jeff Fest – Chicago
8/3-8/4 – Wilmette Art Fair – Wilmette

8/7-8/11 – Three Rivers Festival – Channahon
8/9-8/10 – Ignite the Courage Smoke and Irons Music Fest – Bartlett
8/9-8/11 – The Fest for Beatles Fans – Chicago
8/9-8/11 – Retro on Roscoe – Chicago
8/10 – Lynwood Fest – Lynwood
8/10 – Noche Caribeña – Chicago
8/10-8/11 – Printer’s Row Art Fest – Chicago
8/10-8/11 – Gurnee Days – Gurnee
8/10-8/11 – Blueberry Fest and Corn Boil at Windy Acres Farm I – Geneva
8/10-8/11 – Northalsted Market Days – Chicago
8/11 – India Day Parade and Celebration – Naperville

8/14 – Highwood Garlic Fest – Highwood
8/16-8/17 – Grayslake Summer Days – Grayslake
8/16-8/17 – Naper Nights III – Naperville
8/16-8/18 – Montgomery Fest – Montgomery
8/16-8/18 – Elburn Days – Elburn
8/16-8/18 – Ribfest Chicago – Chicago
8/16-8/18 – McHenry Rotary Blues, Brews and BBQ – McHenry
8/17 – Wheaton All Night Flea Market – Wheaton
8/17 – Chicago Caribbean Carnival – Chicago
8/17 – Ray Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival – Waukegan
8/17-8/18 – Blueberry Fest and Corn Boil at Windy Acres Farm II – Geneva
8/17-8/18 – Sangria Festival – Chicago

8/23-8/25 – Skokie’s Backlot Bash – Skokie
8/23-8/25 – Taste of Greektown – Chicago
8/24 – Chalk Howard Street – Chicago
8/24-8/25 – Lakeview Taco Fest – Chicago
8/24-8/25 – Bucktown Arts Fest – Chicago
8/24-8/25 – Port Clinton Art Festival – Highland Park

8/29-9/1 – Chicago Jazz Festival – Chicago
8/29-9/2 – Buffalo Grove Days – Buffalo Grove
8/30-9/1 – Summer Sunset Festival – Lake in the Hills
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 – Last Fling – Naperville
8/30-9/2 – Taste of Polonia Festival – Chicago
8/31 – Alley Art Festival – Aurora
8/31-9/1 – Maple Park Fun Fest – Maple Park
8/31-9/1 – West Loop Art Fest – Chicago
8/31-9/2 – Long Grove’s Irish Days – Long Grove
8/31-9/2 – Schaumburg Septemberfest – Schaumburg

SEPTEMBER

9/1 – Batavia Block Party and Taste of Batavia – Batavia
9/1-9/2 – Deer Path Art Fair on the Square – Lake Forest

9/6-9/8 – Taste of Chicago – Chicago
9/6-9/8 – Festival of the Vine – Geneva
9/6-9/8 – Chicago Taco and Tequila Fest – Chicago
9/6-9/8 – Oak Lawn Fall Music Festival – Oak Lawn
9/6-9/8 – Chicago German-American Oktoberfest – Chicago
9/7 – Bloomingdale Septemberfest – Bloomingdale
9/7 – Naperville Food Truck Fall Festival – Naperville
9/7-9/8 – Printer’s Row Lit Fest – Chicago
9/7-9/8 – Renegade Craft Fair – Chicago

9/13-9/14 – Norwood Park Fall Fest – Chicago
9/13-9/15 – Grito and Sabor Fest – Chicago
9/14 – Legions of Craft Beer Fest – Gurnee
9/14 – Clarendon Hills Oktoberfest – Clarendon Hills
9/14-9/15 – A River Thru History: The Des Plaines Valley Rendezvous – Willow Springs
9/14-9/15 – Art Spectacular at the Carillon – Springfield
9/14-9/15 – Deer Park Art Show – Deer Park
9/14-9/15 – Fall Festival at Windy Acres Farm I – Geneva

9/20 – Romeoville Hispanic Heritage Celebration – Romeoville
9/20-9/21 – Elk Grove Oktoberfest – Elk Grove Village
9/20-9/22 – Long Grove Apple Festival – Long Grove
9/21 – American Aid Society of German Descendants Oktoberfest I – Lake Villa
9/21 – Homewood Fall Fest – Homewood
9/21-9/22 – Fall Festival at Windy Acres Farm II – Geneva
9/21-9/22 – Art in the Barn – Barrington

9/27-9/29 – Oktoberfest Chicago at St. Alphonsus – Chicago
9/28 – American Aid Society of German Descendants Oktoberfest II – Lake Villa
9/28-9/29 – Fall Festival at Windy Acres Farm III – Geneva

OCTOBER

10/4-10/5 – Naper Settlement Oktoberfest – Naperville
10/4-10/6 – St. Benedict’s Oktoberfest – Chicago
10/4-10/6 – The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival – Highwood
10/4-10/6 – Lincoln Park Wine Festival – Chicago
10/5 – American Aid Society of German Descendants Oktoberfest III – Lake Villa
10/5 – Oktoberfest – Lynwood
10/5 – St. Edward Parish Harvest Bash – Chicago
10/5 – South Elgin Pumpkin Patch Festival – South Elgin
10/5 – Fox Lake Fall Festival – Fox Lake
10/5 – Cider and Ale Festival – Lisle
10/5-10/6 – Lincoln Square Ravenswood Apple Fest – Chicago
10/5-10/6 – Fall Festival at Windy Acres Farm IV – Geneva

10/12-10/13 – Fall Festival at Windy Acres Farm V – Geneva
10/12-10/13 – Harvest Pow Wow – Wheaton

10/18-10/19 – All Hallows Eve at Naper Settlement – Naperville
10/19 – Fox Lake Pumpkin Jubilee – Fox Lake
10/19-10/20 – Fall Festival at Windy Acres Farm VI – Geneva

10/26 – Haunted Halloween Flea Market – Wheaton
10/26-10/27 – Fall Festival at Windy Acres Farm VII – Geneva

MORE FESTIVALS COMING SOON!