- 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.
Though established well before the creation of the "Man of Steel, the community happily commemorates the super hero the first weekend in June with a variety of fun-filled events. Metropolis hosts a Superman museum, a comic book art gallery along with a carnival, fun runs, auto exhibits and races along with live entertainment.
- Old Town Historic District Chicago, IL 60614 in CHICAGO, IL
Chosen by professional curators, over 250 artists participate in this annual June weekend event in the historic district of Old Town. Works consist of every medium available and the festival represents one of the largest in the country. The fair also includes a tour of approximately 50 local gardens. A children's corner provides the chance for youngsters to channel their inner artist and a food court provides refreshments.