Chicago Art and Craft Festivals

Decorative bowls in an artisan booth in Chicago, Illinois

Whether you are looking for a gift for yourself or for someone else, art and craft festivals provide an opportunity to peruse a variety of vendors.

If you are a creative, you are bound to find inspiration by strolling the market aisles and seeing what fellow artists have crafted.

Happy shopping!


Scroll through the festival list or click on a link below to go directly to the month you plan to attend a festival.

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

If you are aware of a Chicago art and craft festival that has not been included on this page, please send the festival's information via DM using Twitter (@InspiredChicago).

Visit the following pages to find more festivals:



January



Maxwell Street Market, January 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2018 • Admission is free!

Randolph Street Market, January 27–28, 2018 • Admission varies.



February



Maxwell Street Market, February 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2018 • Admission is free!

Randolph Street Market, February 24–25, 2018 • Admission varies.



March



Maxwell Street Market, March 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2018 • Admission is free!

Randolph Street Market, March 24–25, 2018 • Admission varies.



April



Maxwell Street Market, April 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2018 • Admission is free!

Revolution Craft Show Chicago (Spring Show), April 15, 2018 • Admission is free!

One of a Kind Show+Sale Chicago (Spring), April 26–28, 2019 • Admission varies.

Randolph Street Market, April 28–29, 2018 • Admission varies.



May



SHOW of HANDS, May 4–6, 2018 Tickets are required for Preview Night, May 4. Admission is free May 5–6!

Maxwell Street Market, May 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2018 • Admission is free!

Friday Art Market at Daley Plaza, May 11, 2018 • Admission is free!

Renegade Craft Fair (Halsted Street – Chicago Arts District in Pilsen), May 12–13, 2018 • Admission is free!

Chicago Antiques + Art + Design Show, May 16–19, 2019 • Admission varies.

Randolph Street Market, May 26–27, 2018 • Admission varies.



June



57th Street Art Fair, June 2–3, 2018 • Admission is free!

Hermosa ArtShow, June 2–3, 2018 • Admission is free!

Maxwell Street Market, June 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2018 • Admission is free!

Old Town Art Fair, June 8–9, 2019 • Admission is a $10 donation per adult.

Wells Street Art Festival, June 9–10, 2018 • Admission is a suggested $8 donation.

Gold Coast Art Fair, June 16–17, 2018 • Admission is $5. Children ages 13 and under receive free admission.

Renegade Craft Fair (Gallagher Way Pop-Up), June 17, 2018 • Admission is free!

Friday Art Market at Daley Plaza, June 22, 2018 • Admission is free!

Logan Square Arts Festival, June 22–24, 2018 • Admission is a suggested $5 donation.

Randolph Street Market, June 23–24, 2018 • Admission varies.



July



Maxwell Street Market, July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2018 • Admission is free!

Millennium Art Festival, July 6–8, 2018 • Admission is free!

Friday Art Market at Daley Plaza, July 13, 2018 • Admission is free!

Barrio Arts Fest, July 14–15, 2018 • Admission is free!

DuSable Museum of African American History Arts and Crafts Festival, July 14–15, 2018 • Admission is free!

Southport Art Festival, July 14–15, 2018 • Admission is free!

Art on Clark Opening Night Party, July 17, 2018 • Admission is free!

artfest Michigan Avenue, July 20-22, 2018 • Admission is free!

Renegade Craft Fair (Pitchfork Music Festival Pop-Up), July 20–22, 2018 • This is held within the Pitchfork Music Festival, which requires tickets.

Randolph Street Market, July 28–29, 2018 • Admission varies.



August



Maxwell Street Market, August 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2018 • Admission is free!

Friday Art Market at Daley Plaza, August 10, 2018 • Admission is free!

Glenwood Ave Arts Fest, August 17–19, 2018 • Admission is free!

Bucktown Arts Fest, August 25–26, 2018 • Admission is free!

Randolph Street Market, August 25–26, 2018 • Admission varies.



September



Maxwell Street Market, September 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2018 • Admission is free!

Lakeview East Festival of the Arts, September 8–9, 2018 • Admission is free!

Renegade Craft Fair (Division Street in Wicker Park), September 8–9, 2018 • Admission is free!

Printer's Row Art Fest, September 15–16, 2018 • Admission is free!

Ravenswood ArtWalk & RAW Street Fest, September 15–16, 2018 • Admission is free! RAW Street Fest admission is a $5 donation.

EXPO CHICAGO, September 19–22, 2019 • Admission varies.

Edgewater Arts Festival, September 29–30, 2018 Admission is a suggested $5 donation.

Randolph Street Market, September 29–30, 2018 • Admission varies.



October



West Town Art Walk, October 5–6, 2018 • Admission is free!

Maxwell Street Market, October 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2018 • Admission is free!

Andersonville Arts Week, October 12–16, 2018 • There are a variety of activities and events. Check the website for pricing details.

Folk Art Festival, October 12–14 and 16–21, 2018 • Admission is free!

Randolph Street Market, October 27–28, 2018 • Admission varies.



November



SOFA, November 1–4, 2018 • Admission varies.

Maxwell Street Market, November 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2018 • Admission is free!

Revolution Craft Show Chicago, November 4, 2018 • Admission is free!

Christkindlmarket Chicago, November 16–December 24, 2018 • Admission is free!

Christkindlmarket Wrigleyville at Gallagher Way, Closed in 2018 due to construction

SHOW of HANDS Holiday, November 16–18, 2018 Tickets are required for the November 16 Preview. Admission is free November 17–18!

Randolph Street Market, November 17–18, 2018 • Admission varies.

The Late Late Craft Show, November 23, 2018 • Admission is free!

Holiday Market at Lincoln Park Zoo, November 27, 2018 • Admission is $8 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Guests 12 months and younger are free with paid adult ticket.



December



Christkindlmarket Chicago, November 16–December 24, 2018 • Admission is free!

Christkindlmarket Wrigleyville at Gallagher Way, Closed in 2018 due to construction

Julmarknad, December 1–2, 2018 • Admission is a suggested $2 donation.

Renegade Craft Fair (Bridgeport Art Center), December 1–2, 2018 • Admission is free!

Maxwell Street Market, December 2, 9, and 16, 2018 • Admission is free!

One of a Kind Show+Sale Chicago (Holiday), December 6–9, 2018 • Admission varies.

Chicago's Irish Christmas Market, December 8–10, 2017* • Admission is free!

West Town Winterfest, December 8, 2018 • Admission is free!

Remix Chicago (Holiday Remix), December 9, 2017* • Admission is free!

Bucktown Holiday ArtShow, December 8–9, 2018 • Admission is free!

Randolph Street Market, December 15–16, 2018 • Admission varies.

MADE, December 16, 2018 • Admission is free!

Revolution Craft Show Chicago (Holiday Show), December 16, 2018 • Admission is free!

SHOW of HANDS Last Minute, December 20, 2018 Tickets are required.


*Festivals that have not been updated with information for 2018 will be updated when festival organizers announce the information for 2018.