Fun Events In Illinois You Must Attend!

Fun Events In Illinois You Must Attend!

Do you know what Illinois is famous for? This city is known for various things like – Metropolis(town of superman), Route 66, a replica of the first ever McDonald’s and many more. 

Other than these, Illinois events like farmers markets, family & kids festivals and craft shows are also quite famous. If you are visiting this amazing city, attending these events is a must. 

But wait, do you know which event is organized where and when? We have shortlisted the top fun events you can attend in Illinois. Here are they:

Autumn On Parade

This year, Autumn On Parade is going to celebrate its 50th anniversary. This festival attracts thousands of people each year, celebrating the beauty of Autumn and the town of Oregon. In this event, you can enjoy various fun activities like:

  • Craft booths
  • Food court
  • Classic car and Antique tractor show 
  • Live entertainment
  • Chana Museum tours
  • Kid’s fun carnival
  • Stronghold Castle’s Annual Renaissance Fair
  • 5K race and fun walk
  • And yes, a fantastic parade!

The event will take place on October 2-3, 2021, and at 100 S. Fourth Street, Oregon, IL 61061. You can experience a total of 10 food booths to serve approximately 35,000 visitors. And the best part about this event is there’s no visitor’s ticket. 

So if you don’t want to get bored sitting at home or in your hotel room, you can visit this event and have fun.

Art Spectacular At The Carillon

Everyone has a special place for art and craft in their heart. If you love viewing or purchasing art collections, then this event is perfect for you. Patrons and artists from all across the globe love this fair because of its quality artworks, balance of media, and its size. More than 50 artists present their art pieces at this event each year. Other than a variety of artworks, this event offers:

  • Exciting media
  • Patron Bucks,
  • Artist demos
  • Kids’ Place
  • Kids’ Art Sale
  • Music
  • Artist dinners
  • Popular silent auction
  • Gift basket raffle 
  • Local music and many more.

This show is also ranked among the best 100 art fairs in the United States for consecutively six years. The fair is directed and promoted by Connie Heskett and the Rees Carillon Society. 

This event will occur for two days from September 11 – 12, 2021, at 1740 W. Fayette Avenue, Springfield, IL 62704. Just like the above event, this one also allows visitors without any entry fees. So if you want to learn about the art and artists of Illinois, check out this event.

Other than the list of festivals in Illinois mentioned above, a few more events that you can consider attending are: 

  • The World Of Faeries Festival (August 7 – 8, 2021) at Vasa Park South Elgin, IL 60177
  • Outdoor Summer Concert Series (July 10 – August 28, 2021) at Copernicus Center Chicago, IL 60630
  • Deer Path Art Fair On The Square (September 5 – 6, 2021) at Market Square Lake Forest, IL 60045

Final Words

Are you bored sitting at your home and want to have some fun on your weekend? Or are you planning a trip to Illinois and don’t know what places to visit? Attend these events in Illinois this weekend and have some fun!

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