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

2/3-2/5 – Downers Grove Ice Festival – Downers Grove

2/10-2/12 – Lincoln Square Winter GreekFest – Chicago

2/18 – Westmont Winter Beer Festival – Westmont

2/25 – Naperville Ale Fest: Winter Edition – Naperville
2/25 – Lake County Craft Beer Festival – Grayslake
2/25-2/26 – Winter Brew – Chicago

MARCH

3/3-3/4 – Manhattan Irish Festival – Manhattan
3/4 – Chicago Brewsology – Chicago

3/17-3/19 – McHenry ShamROCKS the Fox – McHenry
3/18 – Yorkville St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – Yorkville

3/24-3/25 – Naperville Bluegrass Festival – Naperville
3/25 – Uncorked: Chicago Wine Fest – Chicago

APRIL

4/1 – Tinley Park Brew and Vine Festival – Tinley Park

4/8 – Holi – The Festival of Colors – Naperville

4/15 – Chicago Donut Fest – Chicago

4/29 – Chicago Pickle Fest – Chicago
4/29 – Long Grove’s Craft Beer Festival – Long Grove

MAY

5/6 – Naperville Food Truck Spring Festival – Naperville
5/6-5/7 – Wine on the Fox – Oswego

5/12-5/14 – Chicago Mayfest – Chicago
5/13 – Ballpark Brew Fest – Schaumburg
5/13 – Homer Glen Kite Festival – Homer Glen

5/19-5/21 – Long Grove Chocolate Festival – Long Grove
5/20 – Young Evanston Artists (YEA!) Festival – Evanston
5/20 – Vernon Hills Craft Beer Festival – Vernon Hills
5/20-5/21 – Skokie Festival of Cultures – Skokie
5/20-5/21 – Renegade Craft Spring Fair – Chicago
5/20-5/21 – Northbrook Art in the Park – Northbrook

5/25 – Margaritas En Mayo – Yorkville
5/26-5/28 – Mole de Mayo Festival – Chicago
5/27-5/28 – Sueños Music Festival – Chicago
5/27-5/28 – Prairie Arts Festival – Schaumburg
5/27-5/28 – Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival – Chicago
5/27-5/28 – Barrington Art Festival – Barrington

JUNE

6/1-6/3 – La Grange Carnival – La Grange
6/1-6/4 – Rose Festival – Roselle
6/1-6/4 – Cream of Wheaton – Wheaton
6/2 – New Orleans North – Joliet
6/3 – PorchFest Lakeview – Chicago
6/3 – Highwood Pride Festival – Highwood
6/3-6/4 – Windy City Hot Dog Fest – Chicago
6/3-6/4 – 57th Street Art Fair – Chicago
6/3-6/4 – Hinsdale Fine Arts Festival – Hinsdale
6/3-6/4 – Deerfield Art Festival – Deerfield

6/8-6/11 – Fiestas Patronales Puertorriqueñas/Puerto Rican Festival – Chicago
6/9-6/11 – Andersonville Midsommarfest – Chicago
6/10 – Mundelein’s Craft Beer Festival – Mundelein
6/10-6/11 – Global Arts Festival – Bartlett
6/10-6/11 – Old Town Art Fair – Chicago
6/10-6/11 – Wells Street Art Festival – Chicago
6/10-6/11 – Riverside Arts Weekend – Riverside
6/11 – Aurora Pride Festival and Parade – Aurora

6/16-6/18 – Taste of Randolph Street – Chicago
6/15-6/18 – Blarney Island Key West Fest – Antioch
6/15-6/18 – Libertyville Days Festival – Libertyville
6/15-6/18 – PrairieFest – Oswego
6/16 – Gathering on the Green – Western Springs
6/16-6/17 – Winnetka Music Festival – Winnetka
6/16-6/17 – The Scottish Festival and Highland Games – Itasca
6/16-6/17 – Naper Nights I – Naperville
6/16-6/17 – Minooka Summerfest – Minooka
6/17 – American Aid Society of German Descendants Sommer Fest – Lake Villa
6/17-6/18 – Gold Coast Art Fair – Chicago
6/17-6/18 – Hyde Park Summer Fest – Chicago
6/17-6/18 – Chicago Pride Fest – Chicago

6/22-6/25 – HomerFest – Homer Glen
6/22-6/25 – Rotary GroveFest – Downers Grove
6/23-6/24 – Summer Solstice Indie Music and Craft Beer Festival – Yorkville
6/23-6/25 – Strawberry Fest – Long Grove
6/24 – Summerfest – Villa Park
6/24 – Rock N Run The Runway – Wheeling
6/24-6/25 – Chicago Food Truck Summer Festival – Chicago
6/24-6/25 – Naperville Fine Art and Artisan Fair – Naperville
6/24-6/25 – Chicago Michelada Fest – Chicago

JULY

7/1-7/4 – Mundelein Community Days – Mundelein
7/1-7/4 – International Festival of Life – Chicago

7/3 – Aurora 4th of July Celebration – Aurora
7/3-7/4 – Homer Freedom and Music Festival – Homer
7/3-7/4 – Deerfield Family Days – Deerfield
7/4 – Westmont Independence Day Celebration – Westmont
7/6-7/9 – Lake in the Hills Rotary Rockin’ Ribfest – Lake in the Hills
7/7-7/9 – West Fest Chicago – Chicago
7/8-7/9 – Peruvian Festival Chicago – Chicago
7/8-7/9 – Southport Art Festival – Chicago
7/8-7/9 – Frankfort Bluegrass Festival on the Green – Frankfort

7/13-7/16 – Friendship Festival – Palos Hills
7/13-7/16 – Blarney Island Blarney Gras – Antioch
7/13-7/16 – McHenry Fiesta Days I – McHenry
7/13-7/16 – Windy City Smokeout – Chicago
7/14-7/15 – Yorkville’s River Fest – Yorkville
7/14-7/15 – Naper Nights II – Naperville
7/14-7/16 – Forge Fest – Lemont
7/14-7/16 – Roscoe Village Burger Fest – Chicago
7/14-7/16 – Millennium Art Festival – Chicago
7/15-7/16 – Bucktown Garden Walk and Block Party – Chicago

7/17-7/23 – McHenry Fiesta Days II – McHenry
7/20-7/23 – Taco Fest and Highwood Days – Highwood
7/21 – Sad Summer Festival: Chicago – Chicago
7/21-7/22 – Electric Island EDM Festival – Antioch
7/21-7/23 – Taste of Lincoln Avenue – Chicago
7/22-7/23 – Glencoe Festival of Art – Glencoe

7/27-7/30 – Lincolnwood Fest – Lincolnwood
7/27-7/30 – Fiesta del Sol – Chicago
7/28-7/30 – Wicker Park Fest – Chicago
7/28-7/30 – Blarney Island 90’s Fest – Antioch
7/28-7/30 – Streamwood Summer Celebration – Streamwood
7/29-7/30 – Bantu Fest – Chicago
7/29-7/30 – Long Grove Vintage Days – Long Grove
7/29-7/30 – Chinatown Summer Fair – Chicago

AUGUST

8/2-8/6 – Northbrook Days – Northbrook
8/3-8/6 – Lollapalooza – Chicago
8/4-8/6 – Naperville Festa Italiana – Naperville
8/4-8/6 – Jeff Fest – Chicago
8/4-8/6 – Taste of Roselle – Roselle
8/5-8/6 – Wilmette Art Fair – Wilmette
8/5-8/6 – World of Faeries Festival – South Elgin

8/9-8/13 – Three Rivers Festival – Channahon
8/11-8/12 – Ignite the Courage Festival – Bartlett
8/11-8/13 – Retro on Roscoe – Chicago
8/11-8/13 – Blarney Island 80’s Fest – Antioch
8/11-8/13 – American Italian Cultural Society’s Festa Italiana – Crest Hill
8/12 – Joliet Blues Festival – Joliet
8/12 – Prairie Fest – Campton Hills
8/12-8/13 – Northalsted Market Days – Chicago
8/12-8/13 – Printer’s Row Art Fest – Chicago
8/12-8/13 – Lincolnshire Art Festival – Lincolnshire
8/13 – Porchfest Roscoe Village – Chicago
8/13 – India Day Parade and Celebration – Naperville
8/13 – Heimatfest – Lake Villa

8/16 – Highwood Garlic Fest – Highwood
8/17 – Clark After Dark – Chicago
8/17-8/20 – Blarney Island Fantasy Fest – Antioch
8/18-8/19 – Naper Nights III – Naperville
8/18-8/20 – Ribfest Chicago – Chicago
8/18-8/20 – McHenry Rotary Blues, Brews and BBQ – McHenry
8/18-8/20 – Glenwood Ave Arts Fest – Chicago
8/18-8/20 – Elburn Days – Elburn
8/18-8/20 – Evanston Art and Big Fork Fest – Evanston
8/19 – Wheaton All Night Flea Market – Wheaton

8/24-8/27 – Lindenfest – Lindenhurst
8/25-8/27 – Taste of Greektown – Chicago
8/26 – Chalk Howard Street – Chicago
8/26 – Ribs, Rhythm and Brews Fest – Sycamore
8/26 – Alley Art Festival – Aurora
8/26-8/27 – Bucktown Arts Fest – Chicago
8/26-8/27 – Festival of the Arts – Glen Ellyn
8/26-8/27 – Port Clinton Art Festival – Highland Park
8/27 – Walk in the Park Summer Art Fair – Arlington Heights
8/27 – Taste of Armenia Street Fair – Evanston

8/31-9/3 – Yorkville Hometown Days Festival – Yorkville
8/31-9/4 – Buffalo Grove Days – Buffalo Grove

SEPTEMBER

9/2-9/3 – West Loop Art Fest – Chicago
9/2-9/4 – Long Grove’s Irish Days – Long Grove

9/15-9/17 – Riot Fest – Chicago
9/16-9/17 – Lakeview Taco Fest – Chicago
9/17 – Mexican Independence Day Celebration – Woodstock

9/22-9/23 – Naperville Irish Fest – Naperville
9/22-9/24 – Long Grove Apple Festival – Long Grove
9/23 – American Aid Society of German Descendants Oktoberfest I – Lake Villa
9/23-9/24 – Hyde Park Jazz Festival – Chicago

9/30 – American Aid Society of German Descendants Oktoberfest II – Lake Villa

OCTOBER

10/6-10/7 – Naper Settlement Oktoberfest – Naperville
10/6-10/8 – Lincoln Park Wine Festival – Chicago
10/7 – American Aid Society of German Descendants Oktoberfest III – Lake Villa
10/7 – Roselle Founders Day Festival – Roselle

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