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Festivals in Aurora, IL.
Craft Shows, Blues Festivals

Taste of Polonia Festival

September 3 - 6, 2021

TOPchicago.org

(773) 313-3893
Copernicus Center - Chicago, IL

The yearly Labor Day festival at Copernicus Center offers 4 days of non-stop Live Music, food, and fun! The largest Polish Fest in the USA. Four (4) stages & over 30 bands: rock, pop, jazz, dance, polka, world, & more. Great Polish Food, Polish Beer, & fest food. Also: Kid's Zone, Rides, inside Casino & full bar, plus daily special events! $5 to $10 - kids 12 & under FREE. Proceeds benefit the non-profit work of the Copernicus Foundation

Art in the Park

September 4, 2021

visitrockfalls.com

(815) 622-1106
RB&W Riverfront Park - Rock Falls, IL

Art in the Park at the RB&W is an event where we unveil the 8 new sculptures that will be in place for one year at our park. These sculptures were juried chosen. We will have art vendors, music and food.

Deer Path Art Fair on the Square

September 5 - 6, 2021

(847) 234-3743
Market Square - Lake Forest, IL

The nationally top rated Deer Path Art Fair on the Square, is held at historic Lake Forest Market Square and Western Avenue. The juried fine arts show features 160 artists representing a wide variety of design mediums in a wide variety of price points. Artists are selected from across the country and are present to meet and discuss their work and technique with the art patrons. A wonderful show in a beautiful setting!

Art Spectacular at the Carillon

September 11 - 12, 2021

carillon-rees.org

(217) 306-1838
Washington Park - Beautiful Botanical Gardens - Springfield, IL

Juried fine art fair loved by artists & patrons for size, location, & quality of artwork. Ranked in Best 100 Art Fairs in the U.S. for 6 consecutive years, the ONLY art fair in Springfield & Central IL with this distinction. Wonderful catering volunteers with show director on-site & attentive all weekend. Next to neighborhood of art-buying patrons. Capitol with higher-ed, medical & professionals. Free beverages and snacks all weekend!

Rock Falls Big Cat Quest

September 25, 2021

visitrockfalls.com

(815) 622-1106
Lawrence Park - Sterling, IL

Big money is on the line at the third annual Rock Falls Big Cat Quest! Illinois fishermen are among the most active and passionate in the nation and our goal with the Rock Falls Big Cat Quest is to give them an outlet for this passion.

Lumberjack Show at Selmi's Farm

October 2, 2021

visitrockfalls.com

(815) 622-1106
Semi's Greenhouse & Farm Market - Rock Falls, IL

Lumberjack shows at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Each show lasts about 30 minutes. Beard contest. Petting zoo, children's haunted house, corn maze, pumpkin/apple farm and more.

Autumn on Parade

October 2 - 3, 2021

(815) 732-3465
Downtown Courthouse Lawn - Oregon, IL

Autumn on Parade showcases the beautiful town of Oregon, Illinois. This year we will be celebrating our 50th Anniversary. The craft show is set up on the historic Ogle County Courthouse lawn and surrounding areas. The parade features more than 100 entries and will take place on Sunday at 1 p.m.

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Events in Aurora, IL — upcoming

Blues on the Fox
June 18 - 19, 2021

Blues on the Fox

River Edge Park, Aurora, IL

Status: Updated 4/29/2020

A Blues Festival organized by Paramount Theatre.
This Illinois Blues Festival will have no exhibit booths and local food booths. There will be 1 stage with National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Fri 6pm-10pm, Sat 3pm-10pm. Admission tickets are $15 - $35.
Alley Art Festival
August 28, 2021

Alley Art Festival

Water Street Mall, Aurora, IL

Status: Updated 4/8/2021

A Craft Show organized by Aurora Downtown.
This Illinois Craft Show will have fine art, fine craft, crafts and homegrown products exhibitors, and no food booths. There will be 1 stage with Local talent and the hours will be Sat 12pm-5pm.
Marmion Christmas Craft Show
November 27 - 28, 2021

Marmion Christmas Craft Show

Marmion Academy Regole Field House and Alumni Hall, Aurora, IL

Status: Updated 9/23/2020

A Holiday Celebration organized by Marmion Academy.
This Illinois Holiday Celebration will have fine art, fine craft, crafts, commercial/retail, homegrown products, corp./information and antique/collectibles exhibitors, and no food booths. Admission tickets are $5.
Band Boosters Craft Fair & Vendor Showcase
March 2022 (dates not updated) ?

Band Boosters Craft Fair & Vendor Showcase

Waubonsie Valley High School, Aurora, IL

Status: Updated 1/5/2020

A Craft Show organized by Waubonsie Valley High School Band Boosters.
This Illinois Craft Show will have fine art, fine craft, crafts, commercial/retail and homegrown products exhibitors, and no food booths. Admission tickets are $1 - $2. This event will also include: raffle, bake sale, concessions.