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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2022 Chicago Festival Schedule

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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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MAY

5/5-5/8 – Cinco de Mayo en Cicero – Cicero
5/7 – Bolingbrook Food Truck Rally – Bolingbrook
5/7 – Naperville Food Truck Festival – Naperville

5/14 – Ballpark Brew Fest – Schaumburg
5/14 – Illinois Vintage Fest – New Lenox
5/14 – Homer Glen Kite Festival – Homer Glen

5/20-5/22 – Mayfest – Chicago
5/20-5/22 – Long Grove Chocolate Festival – Long Grove
5/21 – Blooming Fest – West Chicago
5/21 – Chicago Beer Classic on Soldier Field – Chicago
5/21-5/22 – Northbrook Art in the Park – Northbrook
5/21-5/22 – Renegade Craft Spring Fair – Chicago
5/21-5/22 – Skokie Festival of Cultures – Skokie

5/26 – Margaritas En Mayo – Yorkville
5/27-5/29 – Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival – Chicago
5/28-5/29 – Sueños Music Festival – Chicago
5/28-5/29 – Mayfestiversary – Chicago
5/28-5/29 – St. Charles Fine Art Show – St. Charles
5/28-5/29 – Prairie Arts Festival – Schaumburg
5/28-5/29 – Barrington Art Festival – Barrington

JUNE

6/2 – Downtown Evanston Thursday Night Market I – Evanston
6/2-6/5 – Cream of Wheaton – Wheaton
6/2-6/5 – Maifest Chicago at DANK Haus – Chicago
6/2-6/5 – Rose Festival – Roselle
6/3-6/4 – Homewood Artisan Street Fair – Homewood
6/3-6/5 – Lincoln Park Greek Fest – Chicago
6/3-6/5 – La Grange Carnival – La Grange
6/3-6/5 – Do Division Street Fest and Sidewalk Sale – Chicago
6/4 – Highwood Pride Festival – Highwood
6/4 – Chicago Gospel Music Festival – Chicago
6/4 – Brothers’ Field Fairytale Festival – Long Grove
6/4 – Blue Island Dragon Boat Festival – Blue Island
6/4-6/5 – 57th Street Art Fair – Chicago
6/4-6/5 – Hinsdale Fine Arts Festival – Hinsdale
6/4-6/5 – Lincolnshire Art Festival – Lincolnshire
6/5 – PorchFest Lakeview – Chicago
6/5 – Celebration Family Fun Festival – Ottawa
6/5 – Festa della Repubblica – Chicago

6/9-6/12 – Franklin Park Fest – Franklin Park
6/9-6/12 – Chicago Blues Festival – Chicago
6/10 – Downtown Block Party – Rolling Meadows
6/10 – New Orleans North – Joliet
6/10-6/12 – Schweizerfest – Highland
6/11 – Chicago Vegandale Food and Drink Fest – Chicago
6/11 – Mundelein’s Craft Beer Festival – Mundelein
6/11 – Taste of Chicago Taste Pop Up I – Chicago
6/11-6/12 – Wells Street Art Festival – Chicago
6/11-6/12 – Old Town Art Fair – Chicago
6/11-6/12 – Hyde Park Brew Fest – Chicago
6/11-6/12 – Global Arts Festival – Bartlett
6/11-6/12 – Ravenswood on Tap – Chicago
6/11-6/12 – Riverside Arts Weekend – Riverside
6/12 – Aurora Pride Festival and Parade – Aurora
6/12 – Greater Chicago Jewish Festival – Chicago

6/16-6/19 – Libertyville Days Festival – Libertyville
6/16-6/19 – PrairieFest – Oswego
6/16-6/19 – Blarney Island Key West Fest – Antioch
6/17-6/18 – Minooka Summerfest – Minooka
6/17-6/18 – Blues on the Fox – Aurora
6/17-6/18 – The Scottish Festival and Highland Games – Itasca
6/17-6/18 – Naper Nights I – Naperville
6/17-6/18 – Clarendon Hills Daisy Days – Clarendon Hills
6/17-6/19 – Summer Smash – Chicago
6/17-6/19 – Elmhurst Greek Festival – Elmhurst
6/17-6/20 – Exchange Club of Naperville’s Ribfest – Wheaton
6/18 – Nostalgia Days – Zion
6/18 – Grayslake Arts Festival – Grayslake
6/18 – Winnetka Music Festival – Winnetka
6/18 – Summerfest – Villa Park
6/18 – Riverside Folk Fest – Wheaton
6/18 – Taste of Chicago Taste Pop Up II – Chicago
6/18-6/19 – Gold Coast Art Fair – Chicago
6/18-6/19 – Chicago Pride Fest – Chicago
6/19 – Homewood-Flossmoor Juneteenth Festival – Flossmoor

6/22-6/26 – Swedish Days – Geneva
6/23-6/26 – Rotary GroveFest – Downers Grove
6/24 – Gathering on the Green – Western Springs
6/24-6/26 – Strawberry Fest – Long Grove
6/24-6/26 – St. Nectarios Greek Fest – Palatine
6/24-6/26 – Taste of Joliet – Joliet
6/24-6/26 – Back Lot Bash – Chicago
6/24-6/26 – Holy Cross Greek Festival – Justice
6/24-6/26 – Chicago Michelada Fest – Chicago
6/24-6/26 – Logan Square Arts Festival – Chicago
6/24-6/26 – Summer Solstice Indie Music and Craft Beer Festival – Yorkville
6/25 – Dog Days – Wheaton
6/25 – Craft Beer Festival – Lisle
6/25 – Navy Pier Pride – Chicago
6/25 – Taste of Chicago Taste Pop Up III – Chicago
6/25 – Rock N Run The Runway – Wheeling
6/25 – Taste of Grayslake Family Picnic and Fireworks – Grayslake
6/25-6/26 – Deer Park Art Show – Deer Park
6/25-6/26 – Naperville Fine Art and Artisan Fair – Naperville
6/25-6/26 – Chicago Food Truck Summer Festival – Chicago
6/25-6/26 – Pride in the Park Chicago – Chicago 6/24 – Gathering on the Green – Western Springs6/24-6/26 – Strawberry Fest – Long Grove
6/24-6/26 – Taste of Joliet – Joliet
6/24-6/26 – Summer Solstice Indie Music and Craft Beer Festival – Yorkville
6/25 – Dog Days – Wheaton
6/25 – Taste of Chicago Taste Pop Up III – Chicago
6/25 – Taste of Grayslake Family Picnic and Fireworks – Grayslake
6/25-6/26 – Deer Park Art Show – Deer Park
6/25-6/26 – Naperville Fine Art and Artisan Fair – Naperville
6/25-6/26 – Chicago Food Truck Summer Festival – Chicago
6/25-6/26 – Pride in the Park Chicago – Chicago
6/26 – Skokie Pride – Skokie

6/30-7/3 – Lakeside Festival – Crystal Lake
6/30-7/3 – Cicero Festival – Cicero
6/30-7/4 – Frontier Days Festival – Arlington Heights
6/30-7/4 – Palatine Jaycees Hometown Fest – Palatine
6/30-7/4 – Mount Prospect Lions Club 4th of July Festival – Mount Prospect

JULY

7/1-7/4 – Mundelein Community Days – Mundelein
7/1-7/4 – Beecher Fourth of July Celebration – Beecher
7/1-7/4 – Bartlett 4th of July Festival – Barlett
7/1-7/4 – Morton Grove Days – Morton Grove
7/2 – Chosen Few Picnic and Festival – Chicago
7/2 – Celebrate Fox Lake – Fox Lake
7/2-7/3 – Northwest Fourth-Fest – Hoffman Estates
7/2-7/4 – International Festival of Life – Chicago
7/3 – Taste of Oak Brook – Oak Brook
7/3 – Party in the Park – Glencoe
7/3-7/4 – Red, White and Boom – Lincolnshire
7/4 – Antioch Fourth of July Party at the Park – Antioch
7/4 – Lake Forest Festival and Fireworks – Lake Forest
7/4 – Bensenville LibertyFest – Bensenville
7/4 – Aurora 4th of July Celebration – Aurora

7/7 – Downtown Evanston Thursday Night Market II – Evanston
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 – McHenry Fiesta Days I – McHenry
7/8-7/10 – Taste of Chicago – Chicago
7/8-7/10 – West Fest Chicago – Chicago
7/8-7/10 – Square Roots Festival – Chicago
7/8-7/10 – Dog Days of Summer – Libertyville
7/9 – Naperville Ale Fest: Summer Edition – Naperville
7/9-7/10 – Frankfort Bluegrass Festival on the Green – Frankfort
7/10 – Heritage Fair – McHenry

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
7/15-7/16 – Yorkville’s River Fest – Yorkville
7/15-7/16 – Naper Nights II – Naperville
7/15-7/17 – Roscoe Village Burger Fest – Chicago
7/15-7/17 – Pitchfork Music Festival – Chicago
7/15-7/17 – Millennium Art Festival – Chicago
7/16 – Jazz Up Glen Ellyn – Glen Ellyn
7/16-7/17 – Carmel Street Scenes – Mundelein

7/20-7/24 – Elk Grove Rotaryfest – Elk Grove Village
7/21-7/24 – Taco Fest and Highwood Days – Highwood
7/22-7/23 – Electric Island EDM Festival – Antioch
7/22-7/24 – Taste of Lincoln Avenue – Chicago
7/22-7/24 – Wicker Park Fest – Chicago
7/22-7/24 – El Gran Festival Colombiano – Chicago
7/22-7/24 – AlpineFest – Lake Zurich
7/23-7/24 – Pizza City Fest – Chicago
7/23-7/24 – Bantu Fest – Chicago
7/23-7/24 – Glencoe Festival of Art – Glencoe

7/28-7/31 – Lollapalooza – Chicago
7/28-7/31 – Fiesta del Sol – Chicago
7/28-7/31 – Wood Dale Prairie Fest – Wood Dale
7/28-7/31 – Algonquin Founders’ Day Festival – Algonquin
7/29-7/31 – Jeff Fest – Chicago
7/28-7/31 – Sugar Grove Corn Boil Festival – Sugar Grove
7/29-7/31 – Lincoln Square Greekfest – Chicago
7/29-7/31 – RidgeFest – Chicago Ridge
7/29-7/31 – Streamwood Summer Celebration – Streamwood
7/30-7/31 – Chinatown Summer Fair – Chicago

AUGUST

8/3-8/7 – Northbrook Days – Northbrook
8/4 – Downtown Evanston Thursday Night Market III – Evanston
8/4-8/7 – Windy City Smokeout – Chicago
8/4-8/7 – Lindenfest – Lindenhurst
8/5-8/6 – Naperville Irish Fest – Naperville
8/5-8/6 – North Aurora Days – North Aurora
8/5-8/7 – Endless Summerfest – La Grange
8/5-8/7 – Shorewood Crossroads Fest – Shorewood
8/5-8/7 – Taste of Orland Park – Orland Park
8/5-8/7 – Taste of Roselle – Roselle
8/5-8/7 – Northalsted Market Days – Chicago
8/6 – Beecher Lions Club Summerfest – Beecher
8/6 – Hazelnut Festival – Hazel Crest
8/6 – Wheaton Brew Fest – Wheaton
8/6-8/7 – Long Grove Vintage Days – Long Grove
8/6-8/7 – World of Faeries Festival – South Elgin
8/6-8/7 – David Adler Center Festival of the Arts – Libertyville
8/6-8/7 – LatiNxt – Chicago
8/6-8/7 – Wheaton Art Walk – Wheaton

8/12-8/14 – Indian Uprising All Pontiac Weekend – Crystal Lake
8/12-8/14 – American Italian Cultural Society’s Festa Italiana – Crest Hill
8/12-8/14 – Edison Park Fest – Chicago
8/13 – Joliet Blues Festival – Joliet
8/13 – Farm and Barn Fest – Mokena
8/13 – Prairie Fest – Campton Hills
8/13 – Naperville Food Truck Summer Festival – Naperville
8/13-8/14 – Printer’s Row Art Fest – Chicago
8/13-8/14 – Thirsty Ears Festival – Chicago
8/14 – Heimatfest – Lake Villa
8/14 – French Connection Day – Wheaton
8/14 – India Day Parade and Celebration – Naperville

8/17 – Highwood Garlic Fest – Highwood
8/18-8/21 – Blarney Island Fantasy Fest – Antioch
8/19-8/20 – Grayslake Summer Days – Grayslake
8/19-8/20 – Naper Nights III – Naperville
8/19-8/21 – Evanston Art Fest – Evanston
8/19-8/21 – Montgomery Fest – Montgomery
8/19-8/21 – Elburn Days – Elburn
8/19-8/21 – McHenry Rotary Blues, Brews and BBQ – McHenry
8/19-8/21 – Ruido Fest – Chicago
8/19-8/21 – Ribfest Chicago – Chicago
8/20 – Homewood’s Block Party – Homewood
8/20 – Oak Park Micro Brew Review – Oak Park
8/20 – Ray Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival – Waukegan
8/20 – All Night Flea Market – Wheaton
8/20-8/21 – Sangria Festival – Chicago
8/21 – Aurora Uke Fest – Aurora

8/25-8/28 – Hampshire Coon Creek Country Days – Hampshire
8/26-8/28 – Taste of Greektown – Chicago
8/26-8/28 – Skokie’s Backlot Bash – Skokie
8/26-8/28 – Palatine Street Fest – Palatine
8/26-8/28 – Sacred Rose Fest – Chicago
8/27 – Alley Art Festival – Aurora
8/27 – Ribs, Rhythm and Brews Fest – Sycamore
8/27-8/28 – Festival of the Arts – Glen Ellyn
8/27-8/28 – Port Clinton Art Festival – Highland Park

SEPTEMBER

9/1 – Downtown Evanston Thursday Night Market IV – Evanston
9/1-9/4 – Yorkville Hometown Days Festival – Yorkville
9/1-9/4 – Chicago Jazz Festival – Chicago
9/2-9/4 – ARC Music Festival – Chicago
9/2-9/4 – Summer Sunset Festival – Lake in the Hills
9/2-9/4 – Shoe Fest Music and Camping – Manteno
9/2-9/4 – North Coast Music Festival – Chicago
9/2-9/4 – Nashwood – Highwood
9/2-9/4 – The Great American Lobster Fest – Chicago
9/2-9/4 – Shoe Fest Music and Camping – Manteno
9/2-9/5 – Taste of Polonia Festival – Chicago
9/2-9/5 – African Festival of the Arts – Chicago
9/2-9/5 – Last Fling – Naperville
9/3 – Sycamore Food Truck Festival – Sycamore
9/3-9/4 – Chicago Food Truck Summer Festival Fall – Chicago
9/3-9/4 – West Loop Art Fest – Chicago
9/3-9/5 – Schaumburg Septemberfest – Schaumburg
9/3-9/5 – Frankfort Fall Festival – Frankfort
9/3-9/5 – Long Grove’s Irish Days – Long Grove
9/4 – Batavia Block Party and Taste of Batavia – Batavia
9/4 – Old Times Family Picnic – Oak Forest
9/4-9/5 – Deer Path Art Fair on the Square – Lake Forest

9/9-9/11 – Throwback Music Festival – Chicago
9/9-9/11 – Festival of the Vine – Geneva
9/9-9/11 – Chicago German-American Oktoberfest – Chicago
9/10 – Bloomingdale Septemberfest – Bloomingdale
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 – Revolutionary War Reenactment and Grand Encampment – Wheaton
9/10-9/11 – West End Arts Festival – La Grange
9/10-9/11 – Renegade Craft Fair – Chicago
9/11 – Scandinavian Day Festival – South Elgin

9/15 – Kits, Cats and Kids Block Party – Evanston
9/15-9/18 – Glendale Heights Oktoberfest I – Glendale Heights
9/16-9/17 – Elk Grove Oktoberfest – Elk Grove Village
9/16-9/17 – Norwood Park Fall Fest – Chicago
9/16-9/17 – Crete Acorn Fest – Crete
9/16-9/17 – Berwyn’s Oktoberfest – Berwyn
9/16-9/18 – Riot Fest – Chicago
9/16-9/18 – Des Plaines Fall Fest – Des Plaines
9/16-9/18 – Palatine Oktoberfest – Palatine
9/17 – American Aid Society of German Descendants Oktoberfest I – Lake Villa
9/17 – Joliet Pride Festival – Joliet
9/17 – Deerfield Harvest Fest – Deerfield
9/17 – Grayslake Craft Beer Festival – Grayslake
9/17 – Brew at the Bridge Craft Beer Festival – Oswego
9/17 – Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest – Elmhurst
9/17-9/18 – Harvest Pow Wow – Wheaton
9/17-9/18 – Art on the Prairie – Warrenville
9/18 – Taste of Evanston – Evanston
9/18 – Fox Lake Bloody Mary Fest – Fox Lake
9/18 – Bloody Mary Fest – Highwood

9/19-9/25 – Glendale Heights Oktoberfest II – Glendale Heights
9/23-9/24 – Lansing Autumn Festival – Lansing
9/23-9/25 – Long Grove Apple Festival – Long Grove
9/23-9/25 – Huntley Fall Fest – Huntley
9/23-9/25 – Oktoberfest Chicago at St. Alphonsus – Chicago
9/24 – Johnny Appleseed Festival – Crystal Lake
9/24 – American Aid Society of German Descendants Oktoberfest II – Lake Villa
9/24 – Homewood Fall Fest – Homewood
9/24 – Elim Dutch Festival – Crestwood
9/24-9/25 – Art in the Barn – Barrington
9/24-9/25 – Hyde Park Jazz Festival – Chicago
9/25 – Harvest of the Acorn Moon Fall Festival – Aurora

9/26 – Dessert Fest Chicago – Chicago
9/28-10/2 – Grundy County Corn Festival – Morris
9/30-10/1 – Harmony Fest – Arlington Heights

OCTOBER

10/1 – Hometown Hoedown – Fall Fest – Rolling Meadows
10/1 – American Aid Society of German Descendants Oktoberfest III – Lake Villa
10/1-10/2 – Oaktoberfest – Oak Park
10/1-10/2 – Lincoln Square Ravenswood Apple Fest – Chicago

10/7-10/9 – The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival – Highwood
10/7-10/9 – Lincoln Park Wine Festival – Chicago
10/7-10/9 – Scarecrow Fest – St. Charles
10/8 – Cantigny Fall Festival – Wheaton

10/14-10/15 – All Hallows Eve at Naper Settlement – Naperville

10/21-10/22 – Howlin’ at the Moon at Naper Settlement – Naperville

10/26-10/30 – The Sycamore Pumpkin Festival – Sycamore
10/29 – Haunted Halloween Flea Market – Wheaton
10/29 – BatFest – Batavia

NOVEMBER

11/25-11/27 – Brookfield Zoo Holiday Magic I – Brookfield

11/30-12/4 – Brookfield Zoo Holiday Magic II – Brookfield

DECEMBER

12/7-12/11 – Brookfield Zoo Holiday Magic III – Brookfield
12/10 – Chicago Wine Fest: Winter Edition – Chicago

12/14-12/18 – Brookfield Zoo Holiday Magic IV – Brookfield

12/26-12/31 – Brookfield Zoo Holiday Magic V – Brookfield

JANUARY (2023)

1/11 – Chicago Bourbon and Barbeque Fest – Chicago

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