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Illinois Festivals, Craft Shows, Farmers Markets, Family & Kids Festivals 2024–2025.

Quaint towns and city delights, iconic architecture and riveting naturescapes. Get your kicks on Route 66 or retrace the route of Lewis and Clark. Something is celebrated each month of the year in Illinois. From Anything that Floats to the Wizard of Oz, the 738 events in the Prairie State cover wild, wacky, wonderful and big, like the Illinois State Fair, Glendale Heights Fest and World Music Festival Chicago. Scroll below to view the variety of culture, art, music and entertainment found at Illinois Festivals, Art Shows, Music Festivals and Craft Shows.

Featured Events

June 22 - 23, 2024

(847) 446-2870
Hubbard Woods Park - Winnetka, IL

The North Shore Art League is excited for our 11th annual juried fine art & fine craft fair on June 22 & 23, 2024. It will take place in Hubbard Woods Park. Winnetka is a charming upscale Chicagoland destination, highly sought after zip code, located along the shores of Lake Michigan. This boutique show offers great visibility, enthusiastic buyers, safely spaced booths, and free parking. Art in the Village is located in the community where the League began 100 years ago!  As a beloved community asset, the League has been an instrumental force in the creative arts throughout the Chicagoland.

July 13 - 14, 2024

craftproductionsinc.com

(815) 878-2728
Downtown - La Grange, IL

Named one of the Top 20 craft shows in the US by Sunshine Artist Magazine! This long-running show is a summer tradition and a crowd favorite. La Grange is our largest, and best-attended outdoor show, with thousands of loyal customers that visit every year. La Grange, IL is a vibrant community located just 15 miles SW of Chicago. The La Grange Craft Fair is held in the heart of their popular downtown district filled with restaurants and boutiques. The La Grange Road Metra stop drops customers off just steps away.

August 3, 2024

sidestreetstudioarts.org/area22

(847) 429-2276x 706
Riverside Drive - Elgin, IL

AREA 22 will serve as the premiere fine arts, crafts, and oddities fair in the Fox Valley. The festival will take place on Riverside Drive in downtown Elgin, showcasing the creations and collections of visual artists in our area. AREA 22 will feature artist exhibition and sale, live art/sculpture making, entertainment, food vendors, beverages... a mix of the traditional fine-art fair concept, with a generous dusting of the eclectic and avant garde... fun for the whole family. Free Admission and Parking. Rain or Shine.

August 10 - 11, 2024

craftproductionsinc.com

(815) 878-2728
Camp Big Timber - Elgin, IL

Join us at Lambs Farm Summertime Craft Fest! This 2 day show is held in a beautiful, park-like setting at Camp Big Timber in Elgin, IL. Summertime Craft Fest is a paid admission fundraiser, benefiting two wonderful non-profits, Lambs Farm and the Three Fires Council. The festival features a craft show with 150+ booths, food trucks, music, and a beer + wine garden. Parts of the show have room to park 1 vehicle directly behind your booth for an additional $40.

September 21 - 22, 2024

tallgrassarts.org

(708) 439-2424
Downtown - Park Forest, IL

Annual fine art fair. First-time artists must be juried. Second oldest juried fair in Chicagoland. Exceptionally artist-friendly. Breakfast and dinner for artists on Saturday and Sunday. Great dinner Saturday evening. Volunteers provide water, assistance and relief all day, both days. All media welcome including painting, photography, glass and wood, jewelry, etc. Fair is promoted in print and social media and on WBBM (WBBM is during drive time).

September 27 - 29, 2024

(773) 849-9913
St. Rosalie Parish - Harwood Heighst, IL

Oktoberfest 2024 in a truly European style under a big tent, stage with music, many attractions, lottery - prize: flight for 2 people to Munich for Oktoberfest, performances, original German food and beer. approximately 1,500 seats.

October 11 - 13, 2024

highlandartscouncil.org/art-in-the-park-art..

(618) 558-0054
Lindendale Park & Madison Co. Expo Hall - Highland, IL

Our small town fine art event has community support with presales of $7500 and an additional $8,000 in awards to artists in 9 categories, convenient drive-up loading and unloading, security, electric, WiFi, booth sitters, food & snacks, reduced hotel rates, postcards, and digital promotional ads to help you reach your audience. Our hospitality is top-notch. "Kids Kreations" and Art Gallery...Just for Kids. Art Demonstrations. Located just 30 miles from Downtown St. Louis, MO, it is the perfect weekend escape from city living.

October 26 - 27, 2024

(815) 370-7751
Lincoln-Way East High School - Frankfort, IL

Over 125 crafters, Door Prizes, Free Parking, and entry from the east and northwest lots.

November 2 - 3, 2024

craftproductionsinc.com

(815) 878-2728
College of DuPage Athletic Arena - Glen Ellyn, IL

Named as one of the Top 20 classic & contemporary craft shows in the US by Sunshine Artist Magazine! A Holiday Happening is a festive tradition for local craft lovers. Held at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, IL since 1990, this is our longest running event. We're proud to showcase the work of talented artisans from across the Midwest - just in time for holiday gift-giving! Heavily advertised and well-attended, this is our biggest fall show. Glen Ellyn, IL is located in the Western suburbs, 25 miles West of Chicago, IL with easy access from I-355. The COD Athletic Arena offers modern facilities with abundant parking.

December 7 - 8, 2024

(312) 339-2839
Lemont High School - Lemont, IL

Lemont High School Athletics hosting a craft show December 7-8, 2024. Over 200 vendors! *Show in gym & fieldhouse *Lemont HS is conveniently located near I-55 and I-355

December 14 - 15, 2024

craftproductionsinc.com

(815) 878-2728
College of DuPage Athletic Arena - Glen Ellyn, IL

Named as one of the Top 50 classic & contemporary craft shows in the US by Sunshine Artist Magazine! Want to fit one more show into your holiday schedule? Join us at Last Chance, and get a final opportunity to move your holiday inventory. Our last show of the year, it serves as a 'last chance' for craft lovers to buy handmade for Christmas. Started in 1990, our 3 College of DuPage shows are well-attended, and have a loyal following among craft shoppers in the Chicago area. Glen Ellyn, IL is located in the Western suburbs, 25 miles West of Chicago, IL with easy access from I-355.

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Fairs & Festivals in Illinois 2024–2025

May 14 - 18, 2024

Rootabaga Jazz Festival

Knox College, Galesburg, IL

Status: Updated 2/14/2024

This Illinois Jazz Music Festival will have no exhibit booths and no food booths. There will be 1 stage with International, National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Tue 7pm-8:30pm, Wed 6pm-10pm, Thu 7pm-11pm, Fri 6pm-11pm, Sat 10am-8pm. Admission tickets are $1 - $30.
May 16 - 18, 2024

Saint Dismas Church Rummage and Bake Sale

Saint Dismas Church, Waukegan, IL

Status: Updated 4/30/2024

This Illinois Flea Market will have commercial/retail, crafts and flea market exhibitors, and no food booths.
May 17 - 18, 2024

Cortland Craft & Vendor Show

Cortland Lion's Club, Cortland, IL

Status: Updated 2/15/2024

This Illinois Craft Show will have antique/collectibles, crafts, fine art, fine craft, flea market and homegrown products exhibitors, and no food booths.
May 18, 2024

Blooming Fest

Historic Downtown, West Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 4/19/2024

This Illinois Festival will have crafts, fine art and fine craft exhibitors, and 6 food booths. This event will also include: garden club plant sale, music, entertainment, children's activities, auto exhibit.
May 18, 2024

What's Blooming on Harrison

Arts District, Oak Park, IL

Status: Updated 9/15/2023

This Illinois Craft Show will have commercial/retail, corp./information, crafts, fine craft and homegrown products exhibitors, and 6 food booths. There will be 1 stage with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Sat 11am-7pm. This event will also include: children's carnival, craft demonstrations, hands-on workshops.
May 18, 2024

Streator Food Truck Fest

Streator City Park, Streator, IL

Status: Updated 1/8/2024

This Illinois Festival will have no exhibit booths and 20 food booths. There will be 1 stage with Local talent and the hours will be Sat 12pm-7pm.
May 18, 2024

Justice Park District Craft & Vendor Show

Justice Park District, Justice, IL

Status: Updated 5/2/2024

This Illinois Craft Show will have antique/collectibles, crafts, film, fine art, fine craft and homegrown products exhibitors, and tba food booths.
May 17 - 19, 2024

Art on the Square

Public Square, Belleville, IL

Status: Updated 11/2/2023

This Illinois Art Show will have fine art and fine craft exhibitors, and local food booths. There will be 2 stages with International, National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Fri 4pm-9pm, Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-5pm. This event will also include kids' hands-on activities.
May 17 - 19, 2024

Chocolate Fest

Long Grove Historic Village, Long Grove, IL

Status: Updated 1/29/2024

This Illinois Specialty-Theme Event will have commercial/retail, corp./information, crafts, fine art and fine craft exhibitors, and tba food booths. There will be 3 stages with Regional talent and the hours will be Fri 12pm-11pm, Sat 10am-11pm, Sun 10am-6pm. Admission tickets are $5 - $10. This event will also include children's activities.
May 17 - 19, 2024

Chicago Mayfest

3100 N. Ashland @ Barry, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 2/2/2024

This Illinois Festival will have antique/collectibles, commercial/retail, corp./information, crafts, film, fine art, fine craft and homegrown products exhibitors, and 4 food booths. There will be 1 stage with National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Fri 5pm-10pm, Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10am-10pm. Admission tickets are $10. This event will also include: chicago dog expo & pet parade, kids day america, and the hometown heroes.
May 18 - 19, 2024

Skokie Festival of Cultures

Oakton Park, Skokie, IL

Status: Updated 3/29/2023

This Illinois Festival will have antique/collectibles, crafts, fine art and fine craft exhibitors, and 10 food booths. There will be 2 stages with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be All Days 11am-6pm.
May 18 - 19, 2024

Spring Native American Market

Collinsville VFW-Post 5691, Collinsville, IL

Status: Updated 1/31/2024

This Illinois Craft Show will have crafts, fine art, fine craft and homegrown products exhibitors, and no food booths.
May 18 - 19, 2024

Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair

Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield, IL

Status: Updated 11/28/2023

This Illinois Art Show will have fine art exhibitors and 6 food booths. There will be 1 stage with National and Regional talent and the hours will be Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm. This event will also include children's tent; community mural project.
May 18 - 19, 2024

Renegade Craft Fair - Chicago

Andersonville, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 1/29/2024

This Illinois Indie Show will have crafts exhibitors and no food booths.
May 19, 2024

Sunday Artist Market in Our Gardens - May

Blumen Gardens, Sycamore, IL

Status: Updated 3/29/2024

This Illinois Craft Show will have crafts, fine art and fine craft exhibitors, and no food booths.
May 19, 2024

Rhubarb Festival

Small Memorial Park, Kankakee, IL

Status: Updated 3/14/2024

This Illinois Festival will have commercial/retail, corp./information, crafts, fine art, fine craft and homegrown products exhibitors, and 8 food booths. There will be 1 stage with Local talent and the hours will be Sun 10am-4pm. This event will also include: dime toss, kids zone, museum tours, pie eating contest, rhubarb pies and jams for sale.
May 19, 2024

Third Sunday Market - May

Interstate Center, Bloomington, IL

Status: Updated 3/7/2024

This Illinois Antiques Collectibles Show will have antique/collectibles, crafts, flea market and homegrown products exhibitors, and no food booths. Admission tickets are $6.
May 4 - 25, 2024

Wheaton French Market - May

Wheaton Municipal Parking Lot #3, Wheaton, IL

Status: Updated 3/12/2024

This Illinois Farmers Market will have commercial/retail, corp./information, crafts and homegrown products exhibitors, and tba food booths.
May 4 - 25, 2024

Nettlehorst French Market - May

Nettelhorst School, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 3/12/2024

This Illinois Farmers Market will have commercial/retail, corp./information, crafts and homegrown products exhibitors, and tba food booths.
May 4 - 25, 2024

Downtown Bloomington Farmer's Market - May

Downtown Bloomington Square, Bloomington, IL

Status: Updated 2/2/2024

This Illinois Farmers Market will have fine art and homegrown products exhibitors, and no food booths. There will be 1 stage with Local talent and the hours will be . This event will also include: kids' activities, gardening demonstrations.
May 5 - 26, 2024

Geneva French Market - May

Geneva Metra Train Station Parking Lot, Geneva, IL

Status: Updated 3/12/2024

This Illinois Farmers Market will have commercial/retail, corp./information, crafts and homegrown products exhibitors, and tba food booths.
May 5 - 26, 2024

Glen Ellyn Farmer's Market - May

Metra Parking Lot, Glen Ellyn, IL

Status: Updated 3/12/2024

This Illinois Farmers Market will have commercial/retail, corp./information, crafts and homegrown products exhibitors, and tba food booths.
May 24 - 26, 2024

Summer Camp Music Festival

Three Sisters Park, Chillicothe, IL

Status: Updated 3/5/2024

This Illinois Music Festival will have crafts, fine art and fine craft exhibitors, and tba food booths. There will be 7 stages with National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Fri 8am-4am, Sat 8am-4am, Sun 8am-4am. Admission tickets are $75 - $400. This event will also include: kids' camp, nonprofit & permaculture workshops, live art, carnival rides.
May 24 - 26, 2024

Streator Park Fest

Streator City Park, Streator, IL

Status: Updated 1/21/2024

This Illinois Festival will have antique/collectibles, commercial/retail, corp./information, crafts, flea market and homegrown products exhibitors, and 10 food booths. There will be 1 stage with National and Local talent and the hours will be Fri 5pm-10pm, Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10am-6pm. This event will also include: entertainment on stage, magic show, saftey demonstrations.
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