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Festivals in Chicago

Cultural, Arts & Educational Festivals in Chicago

The best things to do in the world include attending top-notch festivals in Chicago. Be it a rocking music festival or scrumptious food festival in Chicago, you will have a gala time of your life with a few of your close friends or your family. With the best of fun, entertainment, and food, the experience in festivals lets the enthusiasts immerse in the local culture and vibe. Ranging from the biggest outdoor beach parties to crazy music festivals, the festivals fall under various categories to suit everybody’s tastes. If you are looking for the best events and festivals in Chicago listed on one platform - we have you covered. Immerse yourself in the mega dance festivals, electrifying music festivals, theatre & film festivals, quirky local festivals and more with us!

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    Festivals in Chicago

    The third most populous city of the United States packs in the ultimate festivals of all time and is one of the most sought destinations for festivals ranging from Chicago music festivals, Chicago street festivals, Chicago art festival, Chicago lights festival to Chicago fall festivals. You will never run out of things to do in Chicago, the city of countless festivals which attracts a tumultuous crowd throughout the year.

    Music festivals in Chicago

    The city of Chicago, famed for its unparalleled music festivals hosts the World Music Festival every year. With a footfall of over 650,000 each year and more than 650 celebrated artists, this multiple location eleven-day music fest attracts melomaniacs from all over the globe.   Lollapalooza is Chicago's largest music festival hosting an estimated 100,000 music fanatics each day from all over the world. Presenting 180 plus renowned artists, delicacies from local restaurants and non-stop supply of beer, this is the best summer festival to watch out for in Chicago. This city, otherwise known as the “Blue Capital”, is home to the largest free blues festival in the world, the Chicago Blues Festival and is also one of Chicago’s top music festivals that brings forth the best blues artists in the music world. 

    For the music lovers out there, searching for music from their favourite bands, all-time legendary artists and mainstream performers, you are at the right place if you are at the Pitchfork Music Festival which is an annual event held at Union Park. The annual Chicago Jazz Festival celebrates legendary jazz artists and contemporary improvisers. This free concert is held at Chicago Culture Centre and Millennium Park and also visits local music venues. North Coast Music Festival held at Union Park is the perfect Chicago music festival for EDM lovers.

    Film Festivals of Chicago

    Owing to Chicago’s long and acclaimed cinematic history ranging from Charlie Chaplin to The Big Sick, the most prestigious and glamorous film festivals are befittingly held in Chicago itself. The Chicago International Film festival which is the longest-running film festival of North America welcomes coveted artists and filmmakers every year and showcases 150 films from over 50 countries. The Chicago Underground film festival, the oldest underground film festival of Chicago brings the spotlight on some of the most talented independent filmmakers each year. The Chicago Latino Film Festival showcases the best 100 Latin films of social and cultural significance from Latin America, Spain, Portugal and the United States. 

    Street and Food Festivals of Chicago 

    The largest food festival of Chicago and the world, flaunting the diversity in the nation’s food culture is the Taste of Chicago festival held at Grant Park. The mouthwatering dishes served here are accompanied by music and other fun activities for a splendid weekend with your gang or family. Speaking of food, how can one forget the popular Chicago food truck festival in Chicago? The notable ones include Pilsen Food Truck Social which offers sample tickets for tasting before eating and the Chicago Food Truck Fest which boasts the most diverse food truck menu with fifty-something trucks to fulfil every craving. The Randolph Street Market Festival of Chicago held from May to September is one of its kind with more than a hundred vendors gathering under one roof to sell antiquities like houseware, furniture, vintage clothes, kitchenware and jewellery. The fest is complemented by a food market and a beer garden. The famous Do-Division Street Fest packs two live stages, unlimited food, a variety of local vendors with a ceaseless supply of beer and a separate family fun fest area. This festival showcases the Do fashion and local designers and DJ events.