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 23, 2017* • Admission is free!

One of a Kind Show+Sale (Spring), April 27–29, 2018 • Admission varies.

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



May



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

Fine Craft Fair at Independence Park, May 6, 2017* • Admission is free!

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

Renegade Craft Fair (Chicago Pop-Up), May 13–14, 2017* • Admission is free!

Chicago Antiques + Art + Design Show, May 17–20, 2018 • Admission varies.

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



June



57th Street Art Fair, 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 9–10, 2018 • Admission is a $10 donation per adult.

Wells Street Art Festival, June 9–10, 2018 • Admission is a suggested $7 donation.

Gold Coast Art Fair, June 16–17, 2018 • Admission is a suggested $5 donation.

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

Logan Square Arts Festival, June 23–25, 2017* • 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!

Barrio Arts Fest, July 8–9, 2017* • Admission is free!

DuSable Museum of African American History Arts and Crafts Festival, July 8–9, 2017* • Admission is free!

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

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

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

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 26–27, 2017* • 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 9–10, 2017* • Admission is free!

Renegade Craft Fair (Chicago Summer), September 9–10, 2017* • Admission is free!

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

Ravenswood ArtWalk & RAW Street Fest, September 16–17, 2017* • Admission is free! RAW Street Fest admission is a $5 donation.

West Loop Art Fest, September 16–17, 2017* • Admission is free!

Edgewater Arts Festival, September 23–24, 2017* Admission is a suggested $5 donation.

EXPO CHICAGO, September 27–30, 2018 • Admission varies.

stARTup Art Fair, September 28–30, 2018 • Admission varies.

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



October



West Town Art Walk, October 6–7, 2017* • Admission is free!

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

Andersonville Arts Week, October 10–15, 2017* • There are a variety of activities and events. Check the website for pricing details.

Folk Art Festival, October 13–22, 2017* • 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 5, 2017* • Admission is free!

Christkindlmarket Chicago, November 17–December 24, 2017* • Admission is free!

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

Christkindlmarket Park at Wrigley, November 24–December 31, 2017* • Admission is free!

The Late Late Craft Show, November 24, 2017* • Admission is free!

Holiday Market at Lincoln Park Zoo, November 28, 2017* • Admission is $8 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Guests 12 months and younger are free with paid adult ticket.



December



Christkindlmarket Chicago, November 17–December 24, 2017* • Admission is free!

Christkindlmarket Park at Wrigley, November 24–December 31, 2017* • Admission is free!

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

Renegade Craft Fair (Chicago Holiday), December 2–3, 2017* • Admission is free!

Julmarknad, December 2–3, 2017* • Admission is a suggested $2 donation.

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

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

West Town Winterfest, December 9, 2017* • Admission is free!

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

Bucktown Holiday ArtShow, December 9–10, 2017* • Admission is $2 per person at the door.

Chicago Art & Design Show at Navy Pier, Date to be announced • 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 17, 2017* • Admission is free!


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