2022 Chicago Festival Guide

Northbrook Art in the Park (Courtesy of Amdur Productions)Northbrook Art in the Park (Courtesy of Amdur Productions)

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Get ready for fun with this guide to neighborhood street fests, art shows, outdoor concerts and cultural celebrations of all sizes across Chicago and the suburbs.

Learn more about each event from organizers themselves by clicking the links below.

Through Oct. 6: Lot Jams (Albany Park) | Various locations

Through Oct. 7: Chicago Food Truck Festival (Loop) | Map


September Jump to: October November

Sam Adams Lakeview Taco Fest (Credit: Special Events Management)Sam Adams Lakeview Taco Fest (Credit: Special Events Management)

Sept. 22-25: Chicago Gourmet (Loop) | Map

Sept. 22-25: Manteno Oktoberfest | Map

Sept. 23-24: Oaktoberfest (Oak Park) | Map

Sept. 23-24: West Town Art Walk | Map

Sept. 23-25: Apple Fest (Long Grove) | Map

Sept. 23-25: Oktoberfest Chicago (Lakeview) | Map

Sept. 24: Bolingbrook Blues Showcase | Map

Sept. 24: Elim Dutch Fest (Crestwood) | Map

Sept. 24: Oktoberfest (Brookfield) | Map

Sept. 24-25: Burr Ridge Art Fair | Map

Sept. 24-25: Hyde Park Jazz Festival | Map

Sept. 25: Autumn Opener (Woodridge) | Map

Sept. 30-Oct. 1: Oktoberfest (Naperville) | Map

Sept. 30-Oct. 2: American Craft Exposition (Glencoe) | Map

Sept. 30-Oct. 9: World Music Festival | Various Locations


October Jump to: August September | November

(The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival / Facebook) (The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival / Facebook)

Oct. 1: St. Edwards Parrish Fall Festival (Mayfair) | Map

Oct. 1: Villa Park Brewfest | Map

Oct. 1: Woodstock Ale Fest | Map

Oct. 1-2: Fall Lincoln Roscoe Art + Craft Fair (Lakeview) | Map

Oct. 1-2: Lincoln Square Ravenswood Apple Fest | Map

Oct. 1-2: WingOut Chicago (Old Town) | Map

Oct. 7-9: Lincoln Park Wine Fest | Map

Oct. 7-9: St. Charles Scarecrow Fest | Map

Oct. 7-9: The Great Highwood Pumpkin Fest & Skeleton Invasion | Map

Oct. 8: Family Fall Fest (Elmhurst) | Map

Oct. 8: Fall Festival at Cantigny Park (Wheaton) | Map

Oct. 8: Fall Fest at Lombard Common | Map

Oct. 8-9: Oktoberfestiversary (North Center) | Map

Oct. 8-23: Boo at the Zoo (Brookfield) | Map

Oct. 12-16: Night of 1,000 Jack-o-‘Lanterns (Glencoe) | Map

Oct. 15: Slow & Low Chicago Lowrider Festival (Near North Side) | Map

Oct. 15-16: Vintage Market (Highland Park) | Map

Oct. 19-23: Night of 1,000 Jack-o-‘Lanterns (Glencoe) | Map

Oct. 21-22: Howlin’ At the Moon (Naperville) | Map

Oct. 22: Cider and Ale Festival (Lisle) | Map

Oct. 22: Lincoln Roscoe Beer Stroll (Lakeview) | Map

Oct. 22: Nightmare on Chicago Street (Elgin) | Map

Oct. 22: Pup-o-ween (Lincoln Square) | Map

Oct. 29: BatFest (Batavia) | Map

Oct. 29: Wheaton Illinois Haunted Flea Market | Map


November Jump to:  August | September | October

Christkindlmarket (Chicago Tonight)Christkindlmarket (Chicago Tonight)

Nov. 4: Stews & Brews (Highland Park) | Map

Nov. 12-13: Corporate & Community Tree Trim (Brookfield) | Map

Nov. 12-13: Harvest Pow Wow (Wheaton) | Map

Nov. 18-Dec. 24: Christkindlmarket (Loop) | Map

Nov. 18-Dec. 24: Christkindlmarket Aurora | Map

Nov. 19: Heart of the Holidays (Highland Park) | Map

Nov. 19: Magnificent Lights Festival (Streeterville) | Map

Nov. 24: Thanksgiving Day Parade (Loop) | Map

Nov. 25-Dec. 31: Holiday Magic at Brookfield Zoo | Map

Nov. 26: Heart of the Holidays (Highland Park) | Map


Events listed are subject to change. We recommend double-checking times and locations before you head out the door. Do you know of a festival that we missed?  Send us an email.


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