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 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2019 • Admission is free!



February



Maxwell Street Market, February 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2019 • Admission is free!

MADE, February 10, 2019 • Admission is free!

Randolph Street Market, February 23–24, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).



March



Maxwell Street Market, March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2019 • Admission is free!

Randolph Street Market, March 30–31, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).



April



Maxwell Street Market, April 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2019 • Admission is free!

Revolution Craft Show Chicago (Spring Show), April 7, 2019 • Admission is free!

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

SHOW of HANDS, April 26–28, 2019 Tickets are required for Friday Night Preview, April 26. Admission is free April 27–28!

Randolph Street Market, April 27–28, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).



May



MADE, May 5, 2019 • Admission is free!

Maxwell Street Market, May 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2019 • Admission is free!

Renegade Craft Fair (Halsted Street – Chicago Arts District in Pilsen), May 11–12, 2019 • Admission is free!

Chicago Antiques + Art + Design Show, May 16–19, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Randolph Street Market, May 25–26, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).



June



57th Street Art Fair, June 1–2, 2019 • Admission is free!

Gold Coast Art Fair, June 1–2, 2019 • Admission is $5. Children ages 13 and under receive free admission.

Maxwell Street Market, June 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2019 • Admission is free!

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

Wells Street Art Festival, June 8–9, 2019 • Admission is a suggested $8 donation.

Logan Square Arts Festival, June 28–30, 2019 • Admission is a suggested $5 donation.

Millennium Art Festival, June 28–30, 2019 • Admission is free!

Randolph Street Market, June 29–30, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).



July



Maxwell Street Market, July 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2019 • Admission is free!

Southport Art Fest, July 13–14, 2019 • 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!

artfest Michigan Avenue, July 19–20, 2019 • Admission is free!

Randolph Street Market, July 27–28, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).



August



Maxwell Street Market, August 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2019 • Admission is free!

Glenwood Ave Arts Fest, August 16–18, 2019 • Admission is free!

Bucktown Arts Fest, August 24–25, 2019 • Admission is free!

Randolph Street Market, August 24–25, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).



September



Maxwell Street Market, September 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2019 • Admission is free!

Renegade Craft Fair (Division Street in Wicker Park), September 7–8, 2019 • Admission is free!

Lakeview East Festival of the Arts, September 14–15, 2019 • Admission is free!

Printer's Row Art Fest, September 14–15, 2019 • 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 (visit festival website for details).

Andersonville Arts Fest, September 21–22, 2019 • Admission is free!

West Town Art Walk, September 27–28, 2019 • Admission is free!

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

Randolph Street Market, September 28–29, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).



October



Maxwell Street Market, October 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2019 • Admission is free!

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

Randolph Street Market, October 26–27, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

SOFA, October 31–November 3, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).



November



SOFA, October 31–November 3, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Maxwell Street Market, November 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2019 • Admission is free!

Revolution Craft Show Chicago, November 3, 2019 • 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 23–24, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Black Friday Night Handmade Market, November 23, 2018* • Admission is free!



December



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

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

Maxwell Street Market, December 1, 8, and 15, 2019 • Admission is free!

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

One of a Kind Show+Sale Chicago (Holiday), December 5–8, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Renegade Craft Fair (Bridgeport Art Center), December 7–8, 2019 • Admission is free!

Chicago's Irish Christmas Market, December 8–10, 2017* (on hiatus in 2018) • 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 14–15, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

MADE, December 15, 2019 • Admission is free!

Revolution Craft Show Chicago (Holiday Show), December 15, 2019 • Admission is free!

SHOW of HANDS Last-Minute, December 20, 2018* • Tickets are required (visit festival website for details).


*Festivals that have not been updated with information for 2019 will be updated when festival organizers announce the information for 2019.