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.
The annual festivities celebrate the dairy industry through a variety of events that include a milk drinking contest open to participants aged eight and up. Spectators enjoy a two-hour parade, a carnival, fun races and other contests in addition to fireworks, animal exhibitions and 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.
Hosted in Grant Park in the middle of the sprawling metropolis, this annual mega music festival spans the first weekend in August. The 115-acre site constructs multiple outdoor stages for the more than 130 local and celebrity artists that perform everything from alternative to pop and rap.
- Third Street & Campbell Street Geneva, IL 60134 in GENEVA, IL
The historic downtown area hosts the annual fall event that occurs during the first weekend in September. The range of activities sponsored include food and wine sampling, arts and crafts shows, floral shows and live demonstrations.
The community serves as home to the Libby Pumpkin facility and to the local residents of the Aludium Q36 Pumpkin Modulator team who enjoy an entry in the Guiness Book of World Records. In the middle of October every year, teams of all ages arrive with handmade machines for the great pumpkin throwing contest. Visitors also enjoy an array of crafts, food and games.