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Festivals in Chicago, IL.
Festivals, Indie Shows, Farmers Markets.

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

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!

Rees Carillon Society

September 11 - 12, 2021

carillon-rees.org

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

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

Art Spectacular at the Carillon - Juried Fine Art Fair

September 12 - 13, 2020

carillon-rees.org

(217) 306-1838
Washington Park - Springfield, IL

#25P of Best Art Shows in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine! Artists selling original artwork & numbered series on the lawn of beautiful park setting - rain or shine. Art Spectacular is loved by art-buying community. Great artist amenities! Music provided by 67-bell carillon and invited local musicians. Free admission. Fundraiser for Rees Memorial Carillon. No pets - Only service animals allowed.

Grayslake Fall Festival of Arts & Crafts

October 3 - 4, 2020

stepbysteppromotions.com

(847) 301-8543
Lake County Fairgrounds - Grayslake, IL

A Handmade juried Fine Arts and Craft Show. We showcase 270 indoor booths of quality hand-crafted items by exhibitors from 7 states. You'll find oil paintings, water colors, portraits, photography, ceramics, furniture, painted windows, pottery, carved wood pieces, stained glass, metal art, gourds and various home decor items. A quality show!

Autumn on Parade

October 3 - 4, 2020

(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.

Craft Productions, Inc.

November 7 - 8, 2020

craftproductionsinc.com

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

This show is in a nice facility with easy load-in. It is held in the newly remodeled athletic arena. 200 exhibitors all in one room with a strong and loyal customer base

Native American Holiday Market

November 27 - 29, 2020

cahokiamounds.org

(618) 346-5160
Cahokia Mounds Interpretive Center - Collinsville, IL

Fall Indian Market. A variety of arts, crafts and Native American products. Some types of products available: Original Oil Paintings, Watercolor Paintings, Sterling Silver and Natural Stone Jewelry, Beadwork, Pottery. Free Admission. Free Parking. Award-winning film, every hour. Work is from various tribal affiliations from throughout the United States. An opportunity for unique holiday shopping! We also have a gift shop with unique item

Craft Productions, Inc.

December 12 - 13, 2020

craftproductionsinc.com

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

This is the 9th year for the December show, and our 29th year running craft shows at this facility. All craft categories are limited, and all products must be handmade. This show is heavily advertised with an extremely loyal customer base. Easy load in and out.

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Events in Chicago, IL — upcoming

Nettlehorst French Market - August
August 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Nettlehorst French Market - August

Nettelhorst School, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 7/23/2019

A Farmers Market organized by Bensidoun USA Inc.
This Illinois Farmers Market will have crafts, commercial/retail, homegrown products and corp./information exhibitors, and tba food booths.
Logan Square Outdoor Farmers Market - August
August 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Logan Square Outdoor Farmers Market - August

Logan Square, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 4/10/2019

A Farmers Market organized by Logan Square Chamber of Commerce.
This Illinois Farmers Market will have commercial/retail exhibitors and local food booths. There will be 1 stage with Local talent and the hours will be Every Sun 10am-3pm.
North Halsted Market Days
August 2021 (dates not updated) ?

North Halsted Market Days

Downtown, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 7/19/2019

A Festival organized by Northalsted Area Merchants Association.
This Illinois Festival will have fine art, fine craft, crafts, commercial/retail and corp./information exhibitors, and 30 food booths. There will be 4 stages with National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be All Days 11am-10pm. Admission tickets are $10.
Amdur Productions, Inc.
August 16, 2020

Wrigleyville Art Market

Gallagher Way, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 6/2/2020

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.
Indie Designer Market - August
August 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Indie Designer Market - August

Plumbers Hall Facility, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 8/2/2019

An Indie Show organized by City Markets.
This Illinois Indie Show will have fine art, fine craft and crafts exhibitors, and local food booths. Admission tickets are $8 - $25.
Randolph Street Market - August
August 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Randolph Street Market - August

Plumbers Union Hall, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 1/9/2019

A Festival organized by Image Pilots.
This Illinois Festival will have Fine Art, Fine Craft, Flea Market and Antique/Collectibles exhibitors, and 10 food booths. There will be Roving Performers with local talent and the hours will be All Days 10am-5pm. Admission tickets are $5 - $10.
Square Roots
August 28 - 30, 2020

Square Roots

Lincoln Square Neighborhood, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 6/12/2020

A Festival organized by Lincoln Square Chamber/Old Town School of Folk Music.
This Illinois Festival will have commercial/retail and corp./information exhibitors, and 20 food booths. There will be 4 stages with International, National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Fri 5pm-10pm, Sat 12pm-10pm, Sun 12pm-9pm. Admission tickets are $5 - $20. This event will also include: instrument petting zoo, games, demos, kids area.
Wells Street Art Festival
August 29 - 30, 2020

Wells Street Art Festival

Wells Street & North Avenue, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 6/10/2020

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.
African Festival of the Arts
August - September 2020 (dates not updated) ?

African Festival of the Arts

Washington Park, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 7/10/2019

An Ethnic Music Festival organized by Africa International House Usa, Inc..
This Illinois Ethnic Music Festival will have fine art, fine craft and crafts exhibitors, and tba food booths. There will be 4 stages with International, National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Fri 1pm-10pm, Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10am-10pm, Mon 10am-10pm. Admission tickets are $5 - $20. This event will also include: children's pavillion, beer/wine garden, health & wellness village, drum village, blues par.
Logan Square Outdoor Farmers Market - September
September 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Logan Square Outdoor Farmers Market - September

Logan Square, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 4/10/2019

A Farmers Market organized by Logan Square Chamber of Commerce.
This Illinois Farmers Market will have commercial/retail exhibitors and local food booths. There will be 1 stage with Local talent and the hours will be Every Sun 10am-3pm.
Printers Row Lit Fest
September 5 - 6, 2020

Printers Row Lit Fest

Printers Row, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 5/1/2020

A Festival organized by Criterion Productions, LLC.
This Illinois Festival will have fine art, fine craft, crafts, film, flea market, commercial/retail, corp./information and antique/collectibles exhibitors, and tba food booths. There will be 1 stage with Local talent and the hours will be Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-6pm.
Ukrainian Village Fest
September 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Ukrainian Village Fest

Ukrainian Village, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 7/10/2019

A Festival organized by Ukrainian Village Fest.
This Illinois Festival will have fine art, fine craft, crafts, corp./information and antique/collectibles exhibitors, and 10 food booths. There will be 1 stage with International talent and the hours will be Sat 1pm-10pm, Sun 1pm-10pm. This event will also include: big dance floor, dancing under a big tent.
Nettlehorst French Market - September
September 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Nettlehorst French Market - September

Nettelhorst School, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 7/30/2019

A Farmers Market organized by Bensidoun USA Inc.
This Illinois Farmers Market will have crafts, commercial/retail, homegrown products and corp./information exhibitors, and tba food booths.
Chicago World Music Festival
September 11 - 27, 2020

Chicago World Music Festival

Various Venues, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 8/23/2019

A World Music Festival organized by Chicago Cultural Center.
This Illinois World Music Festival will have no exhibit booths and no food booths. There will be 20 stages with International and National talent and the hours will be see website for full schedule.
Renegade Craft Fair - Chicago
September 12 - 13, 2020

Renegade Craft Fair - Chicago

Wicker Park, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 5/7/2020

An Indie Show organized by Renegade Craft Fair.
This Illinois Indie Show will have crafts exhibitors and no food booths.
Lakeview East Festival of the Arts
September 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Lakeview East Festival of the Arts

Lakeview East, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 2/12/2019

An Art Show organized by Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce.
This Illinois Art Show will have Fine Art, Fine Craft and Crafts exhibitors, and 6 food booths. There will be 2 stages with local talent and the hours will be Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10am-7pm. Admission tickets are $1 - $5. This event will also include: art demos, kids area, interactive garden oasis.
Millennium Art Festival
September 18 - 20, 2020

Millennium Art Festival

Downtown, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 6/2/2020

An Art Show organized by Amdur Productions, Inc..
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 Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm. This event will also include kid's art activities.
Show Your Paper
September - October 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Show Your Paper

Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 2/13/2018

A Gallery-Exhibition Event organized by Woman Made Gallery.
This Illinois Gallery-Exhibition Event will have fine art exhibitors and no food booths.
Hyde Park Jazz Fest
September 26 - 27, 2020

Hyde Park Jazz Fest

Hyde Park, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 3/26/2020

A Jazz Music Festival organized by StarEvents.
This Illinois Jazz Music Festival will have crafts, commercial/retail and corp./information exhibitors, and 8 food booths. There will be 10 stages with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Sat 1pm-12 midnight, Sun 1pm-7pm. Admission tickets are $5 - $4.
Beerhoptacular
September 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Beerhoptacular

Vertiport Chicago, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 9/6/2019

A Wine-Beer Event organized by Lou Dog Events.
This Illinois Wine-Beer Event will have no exhibit booths and tba food booths. Admission tickets are $60 - $100.
Edgewater Arts Festival
September 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Edgewater Arts Festival

Edgewater Neighborhood, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 7/17/2019

An Art Show organized by Edgewater Artists in Motion.
This Illinois Art Show will have fine art, fine craft and antique/collectibles exhibitors, and 4 food booths. There will be 3 stages with Local talent and the hours will be Sat 11am-6pm, Sun 11am-6pm. This event will also include: pet parade, children's talent show, kid activity.
Indie Designer Market - September
September 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Indie Designer Market - September

Plumbers Hall Facility, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 9/12/2019

An Indie Show organized by City Markets.
This Illinois Indie Show will have crafts and antique/collectibles exhibitors, and local food booths. Admission tickets are $8 - $50.
Randolph Street Market - September
September 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Randolph Street Market - September

Plumbers Hall, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 1/9/2019

An Antiques Collectibles Show organized by Image Pilots.
This Illinois Antiques Collectibles Show will have Fine Art, Fine Craft, Flea Market and Antique/Collectibles exhibitors, and 10 food booths. There will be Roving Performers with local talent and the hours will be Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-5pm. Admission tickets are $5 - $10. This event will also include: anything novel and interesting, walk around, kids' activities, demos, etc.