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 Video Book Group
Illinois State Fair Springfield Springfield 1853 $ Aug
Mendota Sweet Corn Festival Rockford Mendota 1947 Free Aug
International Route 66 Mother Road Festival Springfield Springfield 2002 Free Sep
Rockford Area CVB Rockford Rockford 1834 Varies Jan-Dec
Pekin Marigold Festival Peoria Pekin 1973 Free Sep
Magnificent Mile Lights Festival Chicago Chicago 1959 Free Nov
Popeye Picnic East 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
Byron Fest Rockford Byron 1988 Free-$$ Jul
Dwight Harvest Days Chicago Dwight 1979 Varies Sep
Illinois Shakespeare Festival Peoria Bloomington 1978 $$-$$$ Jun-Aug
Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition Rockford Rockford 1986 Free Jan
Chicago Air & Water Show Chicago Chicago 1959 Free Aug
Chicago Blues Festival Chicago Chicago 1983 Free Jun
Chicago In Tune Chicago Chicago 1979 Free Aug-Sep
Taste of Chicago Chicago Chicago 1980 Free Jul
East Peoria Festival of Lights Peoria East Peoria 1985 $ Dec
Geneva Arts Fair Chicago Geneva 2001 $$$ Jul
Harvard Milk Days Chicago Harvard 1942 Varies Jun
Sugar Creek Arts Festival Peoria Normal 1983 Free Jul
Lollapalooza Chicago Chicago 1991 $$$ Jul-Aug
Chicago Thanksgiving Parade Chicago Chicago 1934 Free Nov
North Aurora Days Chicago North Aurora Free Aug
One for the Kids Chicago St. Charles 1993 Varies Jan-Dec
Chicago Summer Dance Chicago Chicago 2012 Free Jul-Sep
World Music Festival Chicago Chicago 1999 Free Sep
Scarecrow Weekend Chicago St. Charles 1984 Free Oct
U.S. Navy Morale, Welfare & Recreation Chicago Great Lakes Free-$$$ Jan-Dec
City of Palos Hills Parks & Recreation Chicago Palos Hills 1958 Varies Jan-Dec
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