Special Events in Chicago

The Fountain Square Art Festival celebrates Chicago's art heritage. The Fountain Square Art Festival is an arts festival held on Chicago's beautiful North Shore. It features an eclectic selection of artwork produced by more than 200-juried artists. It also features a fun children's art tent, several food booths and a jazz concert series that is worth exploring.

Be sure to attend the Lincoln Park Zoo's Jammin' at the Zoo™ music series. The Lincoln Park Zoo's Jammin' at the Zoo™ music series is a concert series that showcases many of America's best upcoming artists. It is held inside the Lincoln Park Zoo's Main Mall. Be sure to attend a concert during this series to enjoy some of the nation's best punk, alternative and rock acts.

Chicago's Oktoberfest celebrates Chicago's German heritage. Chicago's Oktoberfest takes place each year at Chicago's St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. It features a beer garden, several food stalls, live music, games, face painting and other fun activities that celebrate Chicago's German heritage. Be sure to get to St. Alphonsus Catholic Church early to try some of the food that makes this festival famous.

Be sure to attend Chicago's Scarecrow Fest to celebrate the arrival of autumn. Chicago's Scarecrow Fest is an annual festival that celebrates the fall harvest season. It takes place annually at Lincoln Park near the Fox River.

Some of the events that take place during Scarecrow Fest include a scarecrow contest, an art competition, concerts and cooking demonstrations. Be sure to visit the festival's art stalls to meet some of Chicago's best artists.

Chicago's Festival de La Villita celebrates Chicago's Hispanic culture. Chicago's Festival de La Villita takes place in the Little Village neighborhood. It celebrates the contributions Chicago's Hispanic residents have made to American society. It features carnival rides, food vendors, art displays, live dancing and concerts. Be sure to attend the parade that opens the festival to see why Chicago's Festival de La Villita is one of America's premier Hispanic festivals.

Finally, be sure to attend the Taste of Lincoln Avenue festival. Chicago's Taste of Lincoln Avenue festival takes place in the Wrightwood Neighborhood. It is a music festival that showcases Chicago's love of music. It features over 40 music acts that perform on five stages located near some of Chicago's most popular eateries.

Some of the most popular acts that perform at the festival include rock bands, blues bands and nationally acclaimed pop acts. Be sure to attend this concert with family and friends to enjoy the festival's live dancing.