Festivals and Events. For exact festival dates, contact the local visitors bureaus here

Click the links below for festivals and events near that city:

Map Call Festival/Event City Founded Rate Range Festival Month
Illinois State Fair Springfield Springfield 1853 $ Aug
Magnificent Mile Lights Festival Chicago Chicago 1959 Free Nov
Popeye Picnic St. Louis Chester 1980 Varies Sep
World Championship Punkin Chunkin Chicago Village Of Rantoul 1986 $ Nov
Travel & Adventure Show Chicago Chicago $$ Feb
Chicago Auto Show Chicago Chicago 1901 $$ Feb
Chicago Blues Festival Chicago Chicago 1983 Free Jun
City of Palos Hills Parks & Recreation Chicago Palos Hills 1958 Varies Jan-Dec IFEA
Sugar Creek Arts Festival Peoria Normal 1983 Free Jul
Dwight Harvest Days Chicago Dwight 1979 Varies Sep
Byron Fest Rockford Byron 1988 Free-$$ Jul
Decatur Celebration Springfield Decatur 1986 Free Aug
Harvard Milk Days Chicago Harvard 1942 Varies Jun
Mendota Sweet Corn Festival Rockford Mendota 1947 Free Aug
North Aurora Days Chicago North Aurora Free Aug
One for the Kids Chicago St. Charles 1993 Varies Jan-Dec
Scarecrow Festival Chicago St. Charles 1984 Free Oct
Geneva Arts Fair Chicago Geneva 2001 $$$ Jul
Taste of Chicago Chicago Chicago 1980 Free Jul
Chicago Thanksgiving Parade Chicago Chicago 1934 Free Nov
Illinois Shakespeare Festival Peoria Bloomington 1978 $$-$$$ Jun-Aug
Chicago Summer Dance Chicago Chicago 2012 Free Jul-Sep
East Peoria Festival of Lights Peoria East Peoria 1985 $ Dec
International Route 66 Mother Road Festival Springfield Springfield 2002 Free Sep
Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition Rockford Rockford 1986 Free Jan
Lollapalooza Chicago Chicago 1991 $$$ Aug
World Music Festival Chicago Chicago 1999 Free Sep
Chicago Jazz Festival Chicago Chicago 1979 Free Aug-Sep
Chicago Air & Water Show Chicago Chicago 1959 Free Aug
U.S. Navy Morale, Welfare & Recreation Chicago Great Lakes Free-$$$ Jan-Dec IFEA
Rockford Area CVB Rockford Rockford 1834 Varies Jan-Dec IFEA
Pekin Marigold Festival Peoria Pekin 1973 Free Sep
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