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Illinois Festivals, Farmers Markets, Craft Shows, Family & Kids Festivals 2021–2022.

Featured Events

July 10 - August 28, 2021

copernicuscenter.org

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

The Copernicus Foundation is happy to announce its 2021 8-week Outdoor Summer Concert Series. Beginning Saturday July 10th music lovers of all ages can come enjoy live bands at the Copernicus Center in Jefferson Park. There is no better way to enjoy your summer nights than under the stars, with your favorite bands and local kitchen. Rain or shine, our campus will be waiting to welcome you back to the summer Chicago has missed so much. Our full bar and kitchen will be ready to serve you under the lights as you bop to your favorite tunes. Only at the Copernicus Center July 10th - August 28th, 2021. Doors open 5pm $10 General Admission.

August 7 - 8, 2021

theworldoffaeries.com

(815) 788-1630
Vasa Park - South Elgin, IL

Annual themed event of 17 years. Videos online at YouTube. Beautiful Vasa Park. Full details available by emailing us for full information sheet and vendor application. Don't miss out. Spaces are filled first come. A full weekend of music * fun for families* games and prizes *fairy tea parties*The Swords of Valor* vendor village of local artisans and surrounding states. Free Parking. Gate $15, Seniors $8, Ages 12 and under free. Discounts online.

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.

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!

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!

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.

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.

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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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 682 events in the Prairie State cover wild, wacky, wonderful and big, like the Illinois State Fair, Glendale Heights Fest and Chicago World Music Festival - Virtual. Scroll below to view the variety of culture, art, music and entertainment found at Illinois Festivals, Art Shows, Music Festivals and Craft Shows.

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Fairs & Festivals in Illinois 2021–2022

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July 10 - 11, 2021

Southport Art and Music Fest

3700-3900 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 6/18/2020

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.
July 11, 2021

Sunday Artist Market in the Garden - July

Blumen Gardens, Sycamore, IL

Status: Updated 3/22/2021

This Illinois Craft Show will have fine art, fine craft and crafts exhibitors, and no food booths.
July 11, 2021

Wild Fest

Big Run Wolf Ranch, Lockport, IL

Status: Updated 6/19/2021

This Illinois Festival will have fine art, fine craft, crafts, flea market, homegrown products and antique/collectibles exhibitors, and no food booths. Admission tickets are $5 - $10.
July 13 - 17, 2021

Heart of Illinois Fair

Exposition Gardens, Peoria, IL

Status: Updated 4/20/2021

This Illinois State Fair will have commercial/retail exhibitors and 10 food booths. Admission tickets are $5 - $10. This event will also include: truck & tractor pulls, demo derby.
July 14 - 18, 2021

Kane County Fair

Kane County Fairgrounds, Saint Charles, IL

Status: Updated 4/5/2021

This Illinois State Fair will have fine art, fine craft, crafts, commercial/retail, corp./information and antique/collectibles exhibitors, and 40 food booths. There will be 2 stages with National talent and the hours will be Wed 3pm-11pm, Thu 3pm-11pm, Fri 12pm-12 midnight, Sat 12pm-12 midnight, Sun 12pm-9pm. Admission tickets are $5 - $10. This event will also include: truck pull, monster trucks, demolition derby, big hat rodeo.
July 14 - 18, 2021

Glendale Heights Fest

Camera Park, Glendale Heights, IL

Status: Updated 2/22/2021

This Illinois Festival will have no exhibit booths and tba food booths. There will be 2 stages with National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Wed 6pm-11pm, Thu 6pm-11pm, Fri 6pm-12 midnight, Sat 3pm-12 midnight, Sun 3pm-11pm. This event will also include: carnival, live bands, mechanical bull, idol contest.
July 15 - 18, 2021

Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories Show-July

Donald E Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL

Status: Updated 7/21/2020

This Illinois Gem-Jewelry-Bead Show will have fine art, fine craft, crafts and antique/collectibles exhibitors, and no food booths. Admission tickets are $5 - $10.
July 15 - 18, 2021

Antioch's Taste of Summer Festival

Downtown, Antioch, IL

Status: Updated 4/7/2021

This Illinois Food Festival will have commercial/retail and corp./information exhibitors, and 17 food booths. There will be 1 stage with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Thu 4pm-10pm, Fri 4pm-11pm, Sat 12pm-11pm, Sun 12pm-7pm. This event will also include children's entertainment.
July 16 - 18, 2021

Millennium Art Festival

On Lake Street at Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 11/16/2020

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.
July 16 - 18, 2021

La Grange Art and Craft Fair

Downtown, La Grange, IL

Status: Updated 11/23/2020

This Illinois Craft Show will have fine art, fine craft, crafts and antique/collectibles exhibitors, and no food booths.
July 17, 2021

McHenry Arts & Crafts in the Park

Veterans Memorial Park, Mchenry, IL

Status: Updated 12/8/2020

This Illinois Craft Show will have fine art, fine craft and crafts exhibitors, and no food booths.
July 17 - 18, 2021

Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival

Sheffield and Belmont Streets, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 4/12/2021

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.
July 2021 (dates not updated) ?

Summer Affair Fashion Event

Kacey's Banquet Hall, Lansing, IL

Status: Updated 4/2/2020

This Illinois Specialty-Theme Event will have no exhibit booths and no food booths. There will be 1 stage with National and Regional talent and the hours will be Sat 6pm-12 midnight. Admission tickets are $35 - $300. This event will also include fashion show featuring chicago legend "plum"
July 18, 2021

Third Sunday Market - July

Interstate Center, Bloomington, IL

Status: Updated 4/7/2021

This Illinois Antiques Collectibles Show will have crafts, flea market, homegrown products and antique/collectibles exhibitors, and no food booths. Admission tickets are $6.
July 2021 (dates not updated) ?

Edgar County Fair

Fairgrounds, Paris, IL

Status: Updated 7/1/2020

This Illinois State Fair will have commercial/retail exhibitors and tba food booths. There will be 1 stage with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 8am-9pm, Mon 10am-10pm, Tue 10am-9pm, Wed 6pm-10pm, Thu 6pm-10pm, Fri 8am-10pm. This event will also include amusements.
July 2021 (dates not updated) ?

Virtual Woodstock Folk Festival

Online only at

Status: Updated 6/25/2020

This Illinois Folk Music Festival will have no exhibit booths and no food booths. There will be 3 stages with National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Sun 12pm-6pm. This event will also include: kids' area (concerts/crafts), open mic with special guests.
July 21 - 25, 2021

Dupage County Fair

Fairgrounds, Wheaton, IL

Status: Updated 7/14/2020

This Illinois State Fair will have no exhibit booths and tba food booths. There will be 1 stage with National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be All Days 8am-11pm. Admission tickets are $4 - $10. This event will also include: carnival rides, petting zoo, climbing wall, sheep shear.
July 22 - 25, 2021

Algonquin Founders' Days

Spella Park, Algonquin, IL

Status: Updated 5/29/2020

This Illinois Festival will have fine art, fine craft, crafts, flea market, commercial/retail, corp./information and antique/collectibles exhibitors, and 12 food booths. There will be 1 stage with National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Thu 4pm-10pm, Fri 4pm-11pm, Sat 2pm-11pm, Sun 8am-7pm. Admission tickets are $2 - $5. This event will also include: carnival, kids games, special needs carnival, parade, fireworks, fun run.
July 23 - 25, 2021

Wicker Park Festival

Wicker Park, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 6/9/2021

This Illinois Festival will have fine art, fine craft, crafts, flea market, commercial/retail, homegrown products, corp./information and antique/collectibles exhibitors, and 12 food booths. There will be 3 stages with National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Fri 5pm-10pm, Sat 12pm-10pm, Sun 12pm-10pm. This event will also include kids area; pet area.
July 23 - 31, 2021

Champaign County Fair

Fairgrounds, Urbana, IL

Status: Updated 7/10/2020

This Illinois State Fair will have fine craft, crafts, commercial/retail and homegrown products exhibitors, and 25 food booths. There will be 1 stage with Regional talent and the hours will be Fri 5pm-9pm, Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 10am-6pm, Mon 8am-9pm, Tue 8am-9pm, Wed 8am-9pm, Thu 11am-9pm, Fri 11am-10pm, Sat 11am-9pm. Admission tickets are $5. This event will also include: talent contest, senior citizen day, 4-h show, livestock judging, exhibit judging.
July 23 - August 13, 2021

Bitter Jester Music Festival

Port Clinton Square, Highland Park, IL

Status: Updated 6/12/2021

This Illinois Music Festival will have Homegrown Products exhibitors and 2 food booths. There will be 1 stage with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be All Days 7pm-11pm.
July 24 - 25, 2021

Glencoe Festival of Art

Village of Glencoe, Glencoe, IL

Status: Updated 11/16/2020

This Illinois Art Show will have fine art and fine craft exhibitors, and no food booths. There will be 1 stage with Local talent and the hours will be All Days 10am-5pm.
July 24 - 25, 2021

Taste of Lincoln Avenue

Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 3/1/2021

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.
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