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



Chicago Art & Design Show, April 6–7, 2019 • Admission TBD (visit festival website for latest updates)

Maxwell Street Market, April 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2019 • 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 (visit festival website for details).

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



May



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

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 12–13, 2018* • 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!

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

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.

Gold Coast Art Fair, June 15–16, 2019 • Admission is $5. Children ages 13 and under receive free admission.

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

Logan Square Arts Festival, June 22–24, 2018* • 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!

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 20-21, 2019 • 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 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 17–19, 2018* • Admission is free!

Bucktown Arts Fest, August 25–26, 2018* • 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!

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!

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

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).

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

Black Friday Night Handmade Market, 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 (visit festival website for details).

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 15–16, 2018 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

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 (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.