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Festivals in Chicago, IL.
Festivals, Art Shows, Music 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 Chicago, IL — upcoming

One of a Kind Spring Show and Sale Chicago
April 23 - 25, 2021

One of a Kind Spring Show and Sale Chicago

The Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 4/15/2020

An Art Show organized by Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc..
This Illinois Art Show will have fine art and fine craft exhibitors, and no food booths. Admission tickets are $12 - $80.
Logan Square Outdoor Farmers Market
May 9 - October 31, 2021

Logan Square Outdoor Farmers Market

Logan Square, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 2/26/2021

A Farmers Market organized by Logan Square Chamber of Commerce.
This Illinois Farmers Market will have commercial/retail and corp./information exhibitors, and local food booths.
Hecho en Arts and Craft Fair
May 15 - 16, 2021

Hecho en Arts and Craft Fair

Hecho En Arts and Craft Fair, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 4/24/2020

A Craft Show organized by Pilsen Arts and Community House.
This Illinois Craft Show will have fine craft, crafts and homegrown products exhibitors, and no food booths.
International Bazaar and Art Festival - May
May 2021 (dates not updated) ?

International Bazaar and Art Festival - May

Federal Plaza, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 2/6/2020

A Craft Show organized by Black Thai Inc. / the Realm Co Ltd..
This Illinois Craft Show will have fine art, fine craft, crafts, flea market, commercial/retail, homegrown products, corp./information and antique/collectibles exhibitors, and no food booths.
Randolph Street Market Chicago - May
May 2021 (dates not updated) ?

Randolph Street Market Chicago - May

Plumbers Hall, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 1/20/2020

A Festival organized by Image Pilots.
This Illinois Festival will have fine art, flea market, homegrown products and antique/collectibles exhibitors, and 25 food booths. There will be 1 stage with Local talent and the hours will be Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-5pm. Admission tickets are $3 - $10. This event will also include: kids' activities, demos, etc.
Chicago Gospel Music Festival
May 2021 (dates not updated) ?

Chicago Gospel Music Festival

Millennium Park, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 11/15/2019

A Festival organized by Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.
This Illinois Festival will have no exhibit booths and no food booths. There will be 3 stages with International, National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Tue 11am-9pm, Wed 11am-9pm, Thu 11am-9pm, Fri 11am-9pm, Sat 11am-9pm.
Chicago Mayfest
May 28 - 30, 2021

Chicago Mayfest

3100 N. Ashland @ Barry, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 9/21/2020

A Festival organized by StarEvents.
This Illinois Festival will have fine art, fine craft, crafts, film, commercial/retail, homegrown products, corp./information and antique/collectibles 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.
Fifty-Seventh Street Art Fair
June 5 - 6, 2021

Fifty-Seventh Street Art Fair

Hyde Park Neighborhood, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 6/12/2020

An Art Show organized by 57th Street Art Fair Committee.
This Illinois Art Show will have fine art and fine craft exhibitors, and tba food booths.
Lincoln Park Greek Fest
June 2021 (dates not updated) ?

Lincoln Park Greek Fest

Saint George Greek Orthodox Church, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 5/12/2020

An Ethnic Festival organized by Saint George Greek Orthodox Church.
This Illinois Ethnic Festival will have fine art, fine craft, crafts, flea market, commercial/retail, corp./information and antique/collectibles exhibitors, and local food booths. Admission tickets are $tba.
International Market and Bazaar
June 2021 (dates not updated) ?

International Market and Bazaar

Federal Plaza Main Post Office Downtown, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 2/6/2020

A Festival organized by Black Thai Inc. / the Realm Co Ltd..
This Illinois Festival will have fine craft, crafts, commercial/retail, homegrown products, corp./information and antique/collectibles exhibitors, and no food booths.
Wells Street Art Festival
June 12 - 13, 2021

Wells Street Art Festival

Wells Street & North Avenue, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 4/12/2021

A Festival organized by Special Events Management.
This Illinois Festival will have fine art, fine craft, commercial/retail and corp./information exhibitors, and 20 food booths. There will be 1 stage with National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10am-9pm. This event will also include silent art auction.
Old Town Art Fair
June 12 - 13, 2021

Old Town Art Fair

Old Town Triangle District, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 4/20/2020

An Art Show organized by Old Town Triangle Association.
This Illinois Art Show will have fine art and fine craft exhibitors, and local food booths. There will be 1 stage with Local talent and the hours will be Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-6pm. This event will also include: children's activities, garden walk, food court.
Andersonville Midsommarfest
June 18 - 20, 2021

Andersonville Midsommarfest

Andersonville, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 6/12/2020

A Festival organized by StarEvents.
This Illinois Festival will have fine art, fine craft, crafts, commercial/retail and corp./information exhibitors, and 20 food booths. There will be 4 stages with National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Fri 5pm-10pm, Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-10pm.
Festa!Pasta!Vino! Italian Street Festival
June 18 - 20, 2021

Festa!Pasta!Vino! Italian Street Festival

24th & South Oakley, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 6/29/2020

An Ethnic Music Festival organized by Onesti Entertainment.
This Illinois Ethnic Music Festival will have fine art, fine craft, crafts, flea market, corp./information and antique/collectibles exhibitors, and local food booths. There will be 2 stages with International, National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Fri 5pm-11pm, Sat 12pm-11pm, Sun 12pm-9pm. This event will also include: carnival, games, cooking demos, cannoli eating.
Chicago Pride Fest
June 19 - 20, 2021

Chicago Pride Fest

Downtown, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 3/1/2021

A Festival organized by Special Events Management.
This Illinois Festival will have fine art, fine craft and crafts exhibitors, and 15 food booths. There will be 2 stages with National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-9pm. Admission tickets are $10.
Taste of Randolph Street
June 25 - 27, 2021

Taste of Randolph Street

West Loop, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 6/12/2020

A Music Festival organized by StarEvents.
This Illinois Music Festival will have crafts, commercial/retail and corp./information exhibitors, and 20 food booths. There will be 2 stages with National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Fri 5pm-10pm, Sat 12pm-10pm, Sun 12pm-10pm.
International Festival of Life
July 2 - 4, 2021

International Festival of Life

Washington Park, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 4/30/2020

A Festival organized by Martins' International &Foundation.
This Illinois Festival will have fine art, fine craft, crafts, homegrown products, corp./information and antique/collectibles exhibitors, and 28 food booths. There will be 2 stages with International, National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be All Days 12pm-10pm. Admission tickets are $15 - $100. This event will also include rides dominoes and other games.
Southport Art and Music Fest
July 10 - 11, 2021

Southport Art and Music Fest

3700-3900 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 6/18/2020

A Festival organized by StarEvents.
This Illinois Festival will have fine art, fine craft and crafts exhibitors, and 12 food booths. There will be 3 stages with National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-7pm.
Millennium Art Festival
July 16 - 18, 2021

Millennium Art Festival

On Lake Street at Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 11/16/2020

An Art Show organized by Amdur Productions, Inc..
This Illinois Art Show will have fine art, fine craft and crafts exhibitors, and no food booths. There will be 1 stage with Local talent and the hours will be All Days 11am-6pm. This event will also include kid's art activities.
Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival
July 17 - 18, 2021

Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival

Sheffield and Belmont Streets, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 4/12/2021

A Festival organized by Chicago Special Events Management.
This Illinois Festival will have fine art, fine craft, crafts, commercial/retail and corp./information exhibitors, and local food booths. There will be 1 stage with National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be All Days 11am-10pm.
Taste of Lincoln Avenue
July 24 - 25, 2021

Taste of Lincoln Avenue

Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 3/1/2021

A Festival organized by Wrightwood Neighbors Association.
This Illinois Festival will have fine art, fine craft, crafts, commercial/retail and antique/collectibles exhibitors, and 20 food booths. There will be 2 stages with National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be All Days 12pm-10pm. Admission tickets are $8.
JEFF Fest
July - August 2021 (dates not updated) ?

JEFF Fest

Jefferson Memorial Park, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 3/31/2020

A Music Festival organized by Jefferson Park Chamber of Commerce.
This Illinois Music Festival will have crafts and commercial/retail exhibitors, and tba food booths. There will be 1 stage with National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Fri 5pm-10pm, Sat 2pm-10pm, Sun 2pm-9pm.
Clark After Dark
August 1, 2021

Clark After Dark

Clark Street, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 9/21/2020

A Festival organized by StarEvents.
This Illinois Festival will have no exhibit booths and 4 food booths. There will be 1 stage with Local talent and the hours will be Thu 4pm-10pm.
Old Irving Park Beer & BBQ Challenge
August 7, 2021

Old Irving Park Beer & BBQ Challenge

St. Viator School, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 9/1/2020

A Food Festival organized by Saint Viator School.
This Illinois Food Festival will have no exhibit booths and tba food booths. There will be 1 stage with Regional talent and the hours will be Sat 1pm-5pm. Admission tickets are $65 - $100.