As a national transportation hub, Illinois is a major destination for millions of people each year. From the glittering skyscrapers of Chicago to the wind-swept plains of the south, Illinois offers a variety of activities to suit almost any traveler. As the home state of Abraham Lincoln, Illinois also tempts history buffs with its rich landscape of historical sites.
Daley Plaza serves as the destination for this cultural market that extends from the end of November through Christmas Eve. Visitors enjoy a traditional Old World atmosphere complete with German beverages, foods and holiday crafts.
Chase the winter drabs away by attending this unique event that features artists from local schools accompanied by statewide competitors who create a variety of sculptures in Sinnissippi Park. See anything from depictions representing daily life, nature and popular cartoon characters to wild and wonderful creations. Guests may attend and view the art in the park free of charge from sunrise to 11:00 P.M. nightly.
- MCCORMICK PLACE in CHICAGO, IL
McCormick Places hosts the annual February event that features displays of approximately 1,000 vehicles. Visitors browse the exhibits that include everything from antiques and competition stock to prototypes and new vehicles coming on the market.
Spanning from October through May the annual event offers something for music lovers of all ages. Guests relax and picnic on the lawn while listening to live concerts day and night. Musical selections provided range from the country's most popular top 40 bands to classical symphonies. The event also hosts a number of workshops for budding musicians.
- Public Square Belleville, IL 62223 in BELLEVILLE, IL
Mother's Day weekend brings the annual event that offers the creations of more than 100 handpicked artists from around the world. Visitors also enjoy live performances held on the downtown stages along with gourmet food courts. A special area offers kids the chance to make their own creations.
Seven stages located in the Three Sisters Park provide the location for performances given by over 100 bands. Guests of all ages enjoy the entertainment that spans three days during the last weekend in May. The destination permits camping and the event provides children's activities.