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.
- Name of location NAPERVILLE, IL
This April weekend event provides do-it-yourself enthusiasts with the latest home and garden products. The free admission event takes place at the Players Sports Center and offers contests, live demonstrations, discounts and giveaways.
- Name of location CHICAGO, IL
This event spans a weekend in April and offers the creative displays produced by professional chocolatiers. The culinary festival provides guests with everything from the history of the confection to manufacturing secrets and elaborate, artistic creations. At least 100 vendors offer samples of their finest products.
- Name of location HIGHLAND PARK, IL
Spanning from June through September 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.