Events / Festivals
ILLINOIS - General

Aurora Winter Lights
Aledo Aledo Rhubarb Fest
Alsip Community Expo
(link changes yearly)
Andersonville Andersonville Arts Weekend
Andersonville Midsommarfest
Andover More Fun on 81 Festival
Anna+ Catoction Colorfest
Arcola Arcola Broom Corn Festival
Arlington Heights Chicagoland Pet Expo
Arlington Heights Frontier Days
Arlington Heights Promenade of Art
Arthur Amish Country Cheese Festival
Aurora Two Brothers Oktoberfest
Aurora Two Brothers Summer Festival
(link changes yearly)
Barrington Dash for the Dogs 5K Run & Walk
Barry Barry Apple Festival
Batavia BatFest
Batavia Windmill City Festival
Belleville Art on the Square
Belleville Exhibitors Assn. Ceramic & Doll Show
Benton Bluegill Music Festival
Berwyn American Music Festival
(link changes yearly)
Bloomington American Passion Play
Bloomington Illinois Deer & Turkey Expo
Bloomington Illinois Shakespeare Festival
Bloomington Illinois Wesleyan University Jazz Festival
Blue Island Chicago Southland Dragon Boat Festival
Braidwood Scarecrow Fest at Old Smokey Park
Bridgeview Freaky Deaky
Bristol Bristol Renaissance Faire
Brocton Brocton Spring Festival & Pulls
Brookfield Holiday Magic (lights)
Buffalo Grove Buffalo Grove Art Festival
Buffalo Grove Oktoberfest in August
Carbondale Big Muddy Film Festival
Carbondale Digital Muddy Expanded Media Festival
Carbondale Little Muddy Film & Media Festival
Carbondale Southern Illinois Irish Festival
Carthage Backwoods Boat Festival
Cary Cary Main Street Fest
Cave-in-Rock Full Terror Assault
Centralia Centralia Balloon Fest
Champaign Blues Brews & BBQ Festival
Champaign Boneyard Arts Festival
Champaign Champaign Parade of Lights
Champaign Flatlands Dance Film Festival
Champaign Pygmalion Festival
Champaign Roger Ebert's Film Festival
Champaign Taste of Champaign-Urbana
Charleston Central Illinois Feminist Film Festival
Charleston EIU Jazz Festival
Charleston Embarras Valley Film Festival
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Chillicothe Summer Camp Music Festival
Clayville Clayville Cruise-In, Music Festival & Art Fair
Clinton Apple 'n Pork Festival
Collinsville Collinsville Italian Fest
Collinsville World's Largest Catsup Bottle Festival
Cortland Cortland Festival & Parade
Crestwood WeishFest Music Festival
Crete Crete Country Christmas
Custer Custer Fair
Decatur Central Illinois Jazz Festival
Deerfield Deerfield Festival of Fine Arts
DeKalb DeKalb Corn Fest
DeKalb Kishwaukee Fest
DeKalb Northern Illinois Farm Show
Des Plaines Fall Fest
Dixon Dixon Petunia Festival
DuQuoin Street Machine Nationals
Dwight Dwight Harvest Days
East Peoria East Peoria Festival of Lights
East Peoria Get Lit New Year's Eve Fun Run
Edgewater EdgeFest
Edwardsville Edwardsville Route 66 Festival
El Paso El Paso Corn Festival
Elgin Elgin Ribfest
Elgin Elgin Short Film Festival
Elim Elim Dutch Festival
Elmhurst Eastern Dupage County Home Improvement Expo
Elmhurst Elmhurst Art in the Park
Elmhurst Elmhurst College Jazz Festival
Elmhurst Elmhurst St. Patrick's Day Parade
Eureka Ten Minute Play Festival
Evanston B-Fest
Evanston Evanston Art & Big Fork Festival
Evanston Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival
Evanston Evanston Literary Festival
Evanston Fountain Square Art Festival
Forest Park Casket Races
Forest Park Chili Cook-off
Frankfort Frankfort Fall Festival
Freeport Freeport Threshing Show
Galena Galena Food & Wine Festival
Galena Galena Halloween Parade & Festival
Galesburg Galesburg Railroad Days
Galesburg Knox-Rootabaga Jazz Festival
Geneseo Geneseo Music Festival
Geneseo Home for the Holidays Arts & Crafts Fair
Geneva Christmas Walk & House Tour
Geneva Festival of the Vine
Geneva Fox Valley Folk Music & Storytelling Festival
Geneva Geneva Arts Fair
Geneva Geneva Film Festival
Geneva Swedish Days
Glen Ellyn Fourth of July in Glen Ellyn
Glen Ellyn Glen Ellyn Festival of the Arts
Glen Ellyn Shower of Crafts
Glen Ellyn Taste of Glen Ellyn
Glencoe American Craft Exposition
Glencoe Kite Festival
Glencoe Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns
Glencoe Orchid Show
Glencoe Spooky Pooch Parade
Glencoe Wonderland Express
Glendale Heights Glendale Heights Oktoberfest
Glenview Art at the Glen Town Center
Grayslake Color Aloft Balloon Festival
Grayslake Fall Home Improvement & Remodeling Expo
(link changes yearly)
Grayslake Lake County Home Improvement Expo
Grayslake MuckFest MS
Hartford Colors Over the Confluence
Hartford Lewis & Clark Halloween Festival
Harvard Harvard Milk Days
Herrin Herrin Festa Italiana
Highland Art in the Park
Highland Park Art Center Highland Park Festival of Fine Arts
Highland Park Bling: The Jewelry & Gift Show
Highland Park Highland Park Independence Day
Highland Park Ravinia Festival
Highland Park Taste of Highland Park
Highwood Garlic Fest
Highwood Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival
Hoffman Estates Northwest Fourthfest
Hoopeston National Sweetcorn Festival
Huntley Huntley Fall Fest
Huntley Turkey Testicle Festival
Itasca Chicagopex
Itasca Scottish Festival & Highland Games
Jacksonville Engelbach-Hart Music Festival
Jacksonville Jacksonville Main Street Pumpkin Festival
Joliet Home Show at Joliet Catholic Academy
Joliet Taste of Joliet
Joliet + Illinois Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor Festival
Kankakee Rhubarb Festival Kankakee
Kankakee Strawberry Jazz Festival
Kewanee Kewanee Hog Days
Kirkland Kirkland 4th of July Festival
La Grange La Grange Pet Parade
Lake Forest Art Fair on the Square
Lansing Lansing Autumn Fest
Lemont Moravian Day
Lincoln Lincoln Balloon Festival
Lincolnshire Lincolnshire Arts & Eats
Lisle Eyes to the Skies Festival
Lombard Lilac Time
Long Grove DIY Scarecrow Day
Long Grove Irish Days
Long Grove Long Grove Apple Fest
Long Grove Prairie State Half Marathon & 10k of Long Grove
Loves Park Young at Heart Festival
Macomb Macomb Kite Festival
Madison Bubble Run
(link changes yearly)
Malta Antique Farm Equipment Show
Manhattan Manhattan Irish Fest
Manito Manito Popcorn Festival
Marion Marion, IL Popcorn Festival
Marshall Marshall Autumn Fest
Mattoon Mattoon Bagelfest
McCook Brew Moon Beer & Band Festival
Mendota Mendota Sweet Corn Festival
Metropolis Superman Celebration
Mokena Halloween Hollow
Mokena Mokena Food & Wine Fest
Moline Quad Cities Balloon Festival
Monmouth Deep Blue Innovators Blues Festival
Monticello Monticello Railroad Days
Morris Gebhard Woods Dulcimer & Traditional Music Festival
Morris Grundy County Corn Festival
Morton Central Illinois BBQ Throwdown
Morton Morton Pumpkin Festival
Morton Grove Greater Chicago Jewish Festival
Mount Prospect Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival
Mount Vernon Balloons Over Mt. Vernon & Fly-In
Mount Vernon Midwestern Herb & Garden Show
Mundelein Mundelein Fine Arts Festival
Murphysboro Murphysboro Apple Festival
Naperville Holi - The Festival of Colors
Naperville Last Fling
Naperville Naperville Independent Film Festival
Naperville Naperville Rib Fest
Naperville Riverwalk Fine Art Fair
Naperville Spring Fever Maple Sugaring
Nauvoo Nauvoo Grape Festival
Nauvoo Nauvoo Pageant - A Tribute to Joseph Smith
Niles Big Greek Food Fest of Niles
Normal Red Note New Music Festival
Northlake Body Mind Spirit Expo
Oak Brook Fall Festival of Fine Art
Oak Brook Spring Art Festival at Oakbrook Center
Oak Forest Irish Fest
Oak Forest Oak Fest
Oak Forest Oak Forest Fleadh
Oak Park Art Dans la Rue
Oak Park Art on Harrison
Oak Park Bite Nite
Oak Park Green Halloween
Oak Park Home For the Holidays
Oak Park Jazz Thaw
Oak Park Oak Park Ave-Lake Arts & Crafts Show
Oak Park Oaktoberfest
Oak Park Winterfest
Olive Branch Tour de Shawnee
Oregon Autumn on Parade
Orland Park Bull Burger Battle
Oswego PrairieFest
Ozark Southern Illinois Fat Tire Festival
Palestine Wabash Valley Wine & Art Festival
Palos Heights Monarch Butterfly Festival
Palos Park Autumn In the Park Festival
Paris Paris Honeybee Festival
Park Ridge An Arts & Crafts Adventure
(link changes yearly)
Park Ridge Taste of Park Ridge
Paw Paw Sukhava Bodhe Yoga & Music Festival
Paxton Paxton Swine 'N Dine
Pekin Pekin Marigold Festival
Peoria Erin Feis - Peoria's Irish Festival
Peoria Peoria Blues & Heritage Music Festival
Peoria Taste of Peoria
Peoria Heights Duryea Festival
Pike County Pike County Color Drive
Pinckneyville Steam, Gas & Threshing Show
Port Byron Great River Tug Fest
Port Clinton Port Clinton Art Festival
Princeton Festival 56
Princeton Homestead Festival
Quincy Early Tin Dusters Fall Color Run
Quincy Great River Grape Escape
Robinson Heath Harvest Festival
Rockford Geek’d Con
Rockford Locktoberfest
Rockton Rockton Old Settlers Days
Rolling Meadows Cornfest - Rolling Meadows
Rosemont Anime Central
Rosemont Chicago Golf Show
Rosemont Chicago Tattoo Arts Convention
Rosemont FitExpo Chicago
Rosemont Flashback Weekend (horror)
Rosemont International Quilt Festival
Rosemont Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals
Rosemont RV & Camping Show
Rosemont Comic Con
Rosemont World of Wheels
Round Lake Beach BeachFest
Salem Bluegrass & BBQ Festival
Sandwich Sandwich Christmas / Festival of Trees
Sandwich Sandwich Fair
Schaumburg Days of the Dead
Schaumburg Chicagoland Fishing Travel & Outdoor Expo
Schaumburg Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo
(link changes yearly)
Schaumburg Septemberfest
Schaumburg Stamp & Scrapbook Expo
Schaumburg Windy City Pet Expo
Shelbyville Shelbyville Festival of Lights
Sherrard Sherrard Pumpkin Festival
Skokie Body Mind Spirit Expo
(link changes yearly)
Skokie Harmony Sweepstakes - A Capella Festival
Skokie North Shore Festival of Art at Old Orchard
Skokie Skokie Festival of Cultures
Skokie Skokie's Backlot Bash
South Elgin World of Faeries Festival
South Holland Settler's Day
South Holland Leave No Child Inside: Family Fun Day
Spring Valley Autumn Harvest Festival
Springfield Indian Summer Festival
Springfield International Mother Road Festival
(link changes yearly)
St. Charles Chicago Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet
St. Charles Christmas on the Fox Art & Craft Show
St. Charles Fall Home Show at Pheasant Run Resort
St. Charles Festival of the Fox
St. Charles Kane County Fair
St. Charles North American Pole Dance Championships & Convention
St. Charles North American Vintage Decoy & Sporting Collectibles Show
St. Charles St. Charles Fine Art Show
St. Charles St. Charles Scarecrow Fest
Sugar Grove Sugar Grove Corn Boil
Sycamore Holiday Arts & Crafts Market
Sycamore Sycamore Pumpkin Festival
Sycamore Sycamore Pumpkin Run
Sycamore Sycamore Steam Show & Threshing Bee
Tinley Park Body Mind Spirit Expo
(link changes yearly)
Tinley Park Boo Bash
Tinley Park Chicago Southland & Will County Home Improvement Expo
Tinley Park Midwest Wizard of Oz Fest
Tremont Tinley Park Fall Home Improvement & Remodeling Expo
Urbana C-U Folk & Roots Festival
Urbana Ellnora The Guitar Festival
Urbana Insect Fear Film Festival
Urbana Urbana Sweetcorn Festival
Utica Burgoo Festival
Utica Illinois Vintage
Vandalia Grande Levee - Harvest Festival
Vienna Manna Fest
Villa Park Amigo Guitar Show
Villa Park Spring Festival - An Arts & Crafts Affair
Villa Park Villa Park Summerfest
Volo Howl & Scream Charity Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show
Washington Washington Good Neighbor Days Festival
Waterloo Southern Illinois Sheep & Craft Festival
Wauconda Farm Heritage Festival
Wauconda Wauconda Fest
Waukegan Northern Illinois Airshow: Wings Over Waukegan
West Chicago West Chicago Railroad Days
West Frankfort West Dundee Heritage Fest
West Frankfort Old King Coal Festival
Westmont Illinois International Film Festival
Westmont Red, White, & Bar-B-Q
Wheaton Art in Bloom
Wheaton French Connection Day
Wheaton LEGO Train Show
Wheaton Revolutionary War Reenactment
Wheaton Western DuPage County Home Improvement Expo
Wheeling Capricon
Wheeling Pinball Expo
Wilmette St. Joseph School Oktoberfest
Winnebago Winnebago 4th of July Family Festival
Woodland Park International Horseradish Festival
Woodstock Groundhog Days
Woodstock Woodstock Folk Festival
Yorkville Illinois Whitewater Festival
Zion Zion Jubilee Days