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

Old Canal Days Arts & Crafts Show

June 20 - 21, 2020

craftproductionsinc.com

(815) 878-2728
Downtown Lockport - Lockport, IL

We are seeking quality, creative people to participate in the Arts & Crafts Show during the annual Old Canal Days Festival in Lockport, Illinois. This juried event will be held on Saturday & Sunday, June 20-21, 2020 in the heart of our historic community.

Glenview Summer Art Fair

July 24 - 25, 2021

glenviewartleague.org

(847) 502-2384
Lyon School Grounds - Glenview, IL

Summer Outdoor Art Fair is always the last weekend in July. All original fine art. Hours of the fair are 11a to 5p on both days. Food from local vendor; children's activities, Youth Art Fair winner, Scholarship winner. Local music and dance.

Celebrate America Craft & Art Show

July 4, 2020

craftproductionsinc.com

(815) 878-2728
Burlington Park - Hinsdale, IL

Join us in beautiful Burlington Park for 100 handcrafted booths. We have a great mix of crafts alongside free kids' activities, parade, farmers market, and live entertainment. All craft categories are limited, and all products must be handmade. This is a great 6 hr show, with a huge crowd that walks over from the parade 1 block from the park.

La Grange Art and Craft Fair

July 10 - 12, 2020

craftproductionsinc.com

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

46th Annual Show, great show with a long history in beautiful downtown La Grange with your choice of many, many restaurants.

Taste of Polonia Festival

September 4 - 7, 2020

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 6 - 7, 2020

(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 - 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.

Sixty-Fifth Park Forest Art Fair

September 19 - 20, 2020

tallgrassarts.org

(708) 748-5123
Downtown - Park Forest, IL

Annual fine art fair. First time artists must be juried. Applications on website. Second oldest juried fair in Chicagoland. Exceptionally artist-friendly. Breakfast and dinner for artists on Saturday. 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 media, on-line and on WBBM (WBBM is during drive time).

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

Christmas in the Country

November 14 - 15, 2020

craftshowsinthecountry.com

(630) 677-2946
Sandwich High Schools, Sandwich Middle School,& Haskin Grade School - Sandwich, IL

Over 1500 visit this annual spring craft show at Sandwich High School, Middle School, & Lynn G Haskin Elementary schools to support the Sandwich Band Parents Association. Free school buses take visitors from each school, so park once and visit all of our locations. Every craft and art object is one-of-a-kind and handmade. The $5 one time entry fee can be paid at any school, find our coupon in the news paper and on our website or Facebook.

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

Logan Square Online Farmers Market - June
June 1 - 30, 2020

Logan Square Online Farmers Market - June

Online only at

Status: Updated 4/24/2020

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.
Lincoln Park Greek Fest
June 5 - 7, 2020

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.
Chicago Blues Festival
June 5 - 7, 2020

Chicago Blues Festival

Millennium Park, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 9/13/2019

A Blues Festival organized by Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.
This Illinois Blues Festival will have no exhibit booths and local food booths. There will be 4 stages with International, National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Fri 11am-9pm, Sat 11am-9pm, Sun 11am-9pm. This event will also include blues heritage exhibits and presentations.
Fifty-Seventh Street Art Fair
June 6 - 7, 2020

Fifty-Seventh Street Art Fair

Hyde Park Neighborhood, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 3/19/2020

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.
Nettlehorst French Market - June
June 6 - 27, 2020

Nettlehorst French Market - June

Nettelhorst School, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 3/24/2020

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.
International Market and Bazaar
June 10 - 12, 2020

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.
Andersonville Midsommarfest
June 12 - 14, 2020

Andersonville Midsommarfest

Andersonville, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 2/24/2020

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.
Ribfest Chicago
June 12 - 14, 2020

Ribfest Chicago

Northcenter Neighborhood, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 2/22/2020

A Food Festival organized by Northcenter Chamber of Commerce.
This Illinois Food Festival will have Commercial/Retail and Corp./Information exhibitors, and 25 food booths. There will be 2 stages with International, National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Fri 5pm-10pm, Sat 12pm-10pm, Sun 12pm-10pm. This event will also include: games, family activities, storytellers, theater, dance (for kids' square)
Wells Street Art Festival
June 13 - 14, 2020

Wells Street Art Festival

Wells Street & North Avenue, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 12/18/2019

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.
Taste of Randolph Street
June 19 - 21, 2020

Taste of Randolph Street

West Loop, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 3/26/2020

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.
Ravenswood on Tap
June 20 - 21, 2020

Ravenswood on Tap

Ravenswood, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 2/10/2020

A Festival organized by Criterion Productions, LLC.
This Illinois Festival will have fine art, fine craft, crafts, film, flea market, commercial/retail, homegrown products, corp./information and antique/collectibles exhibitors, and tba food booths. There will be 1 stage with Local talent and the hours will be Sat 12pm-10pm, Sun 12pm-6pm.
Natsu Matsuri
June 23,

Natsu Matsuri

Buddhist Temple of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 5/9/2019

An Ethnic Festival organized by Buddhist Temple of Chicago.
This Illinois Ethnic Festival will have fine art, fine craft, crafts and film exhibitors, and local food booths. There will be 1 stage with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Sun 11am-5pm. This event will also include various cultural activities.
Virtual Gold Coast Art Fair
June 27 - July 3, 2020

Virtual Gold Coast Art Fair

Online only at

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 tba food booths. There will be 1 stage with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be All Days 10am-6pm. Admission tickets are $5.
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.
Chicago Music Awards
July 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Chicago Music Awards

Washington Park, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 1/11/2019

A Festival Concert organized by Martins' International &Foundation.
This Illinois Festival Concert will have no exhibit booths and no food booths. There will be 1 stage with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Fri 6pm-11pm. Admission tickets are $38 - $55. This event will also include: awards , vip reception, dance, etc.
West Fest Chicago
July 2020 (dates not updated) ?

West Fest Chicago

Downtown, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 3/13/2019

A Festival organized by West Town Chicago Chamber of Commerce.
This Illinois Festival will have Fine Art, Fine Craft, Crafts, Film, Flea Market, Commercial/Retail, Homegrown Products, Corp./Information and Antique/Collectibles exhibitors, and 10 food booths. There will be 2 stages with International, National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Fri 5pm-10pm, Sat 12pm-10pm, Sun 12pm-10pm. This event will also include: kid area, pet area.
Nettlehorst French Market - July
July 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Nettlehorst French Market - July

Nettelhorst School, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 6/11/2019

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 - July
July 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Logan Square Outdoor Farmers Market - July

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.
Square Roots
July 10 - 12, 2020

Square Roots

Lincoln Square Neighborhood, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 3/8/2020

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.
Irish American Heritage Festival
July 10 - 12, 2020

Irish American Heritage Festival

Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 2/24/2020

An Ethnic Music Festival organized by Irish American Heritage Center.
This Illinois Ethnic Music Festival will have fine art, fine craft and crafts exhibitors, and 8 food booths. There will be 5 stages with International, National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Fri 6pm-12 midnight, Sat 12pm-12 midnight, Sun 12pm-11pm. Admission tickets are $5 - $15. This event will also include: contests, kids' activities.
Markets For Makers
July 11 - 12, 2020

Chicago Market For Makers - April

Artifact Event Center, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 4/3/2020

A Craft Show organized by Markets For Makers.
This Illinois Craft Show will have crafts, flea market, commercial/retail, corp./information and antique/collectibles exhibitors, and no food booths. Admission tickets are $7 - $25.
Southport Art and Music Fest
July 11 - 12, 2020

Southport Art and Music Fest

3700-3900 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 2/24/2020

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.
Amdur Productions, Inc.
July 17 - 18, 2021

Artfest Michigan Ave

Tribune Tower, 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 Regional and Local talent and the hours will be All Days 10am-5pm.
Taste of River North
July 2020 (dates not updated) ?

Taste of River North

Erie St. and Kingsbury St., Chicago, IL

Status: Updated 6/20/2019

A Food Festival organized by Ravenswood Event Services.
This Illinois Food Festival will have fine art, fine craft, crafts, film, commercial/retail, homegrown products and antique/collectibles exhibitors, and 15 food booths. There will be 1 stage with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Fri 5pm-10pm, Sat 12pm-10pm, Sun 11am-8pm. This event will also include: kids area, pet zone, healthy cooking stage.