Chicago Heritage Festivals

Dokuz Eylul University Anadoludan Esintiler Folk Dance Group performing at the Chicago Turkish Festival

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

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If you are aware of a Chicago heritage 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:



March



Sor Juana Festival, March 8–April 16, 2019 • Some events are free. Please visit the festival website for more information.



April



Sor Juana Festival, March 8–April 16, 2019 • Some events are free. Please visit the festival website for more information.



May



Mole de Mayo Festival, May 24–26, 2019 • Admission is a suggested $5 donation for individuals and $10 for families.

Maifest Chicago, May 30–June 2, 2019 • Admission is free!

Lincoln Park Greek Fest, May 31–June 2, 2019 • Any donation is accepted.

Taste of Mexico, May 31–June 2, 2019 • Admission is free!



June



Maifest Chicago, May 30–June 2, 2019 • Admission is free!

Lincoln Park Greek Fest, May 31–June 2, 2019 • Any donation is accepted.

Taste of Mexico, May 31–June 2, 2019 • Admission is free!

Andersonville Midsommarfest, June 7–9, 2019 • You will be asked for a $10 donation at the gates. Seniors and kids under 12 receive free admission.

Oakley Ave. Festa Pasta Vino, June 14–16, 2019 • Admission is free!

Gold Coast Greek Fest, June 21–23, 2019 • Admission is free!



July



International Festival of Life, July 4–7, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details). Children under 12 receive free admission, if accompanied by an adult.

Irish American Heritage Festival, July 12–14, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details). Children 12 and under are free.

Bastille Day, July 13, 2019 • Admission is free!

Colombian Fest, July 19–21, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Tacos y Tamales Festival, July 19–21, 2019 • Admission is a $5 suggested donation. Tequila Tasting requires tickets (visit festival website for details).

Chinatown Summer Fair, July 21, 2019 • Admission is free!

Fiesta del Sol, July 25–28, 2019 • Admission is free!

Peruvian Festival, July 27, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details). Children under 12 receive free admission.

Bantu Fest, July 27–28, 2019 • Admission is a suggested $5 donation.



August



Festival Cubano, August 9–11, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details). Children 12 and under receive free admission.

Ginza Holiday Festival, August 9–11, 2019 • Admission is a $5 benefit donation for individuals. Children under 12 receive free admission when accompanied by an adult.

Uketoberfest, August 10–11, 2019 • Admission is a $5 donation.

Chicago's Little Italy Festa–Taylor Street, August 15–18, 2019 • Admission is free!

Taste of Greektown, August 23–25, 2019 • Admission is free!

Ukrainian Days Festival, August 24–25, 2019 • A $5 donation will be requested for admission.

Fiesta Boricua, August 31–September 2, 2018* • Admission is free!

African Festival of the Arts, August 30–September 2, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details). Children under age 5 receive free admission.

Taste of Polonia Festival, August 30–September 2, 2019 • Admission: $5 before 3 p.m., $10 after 3 p.m., Kids 12 and younger receive free admission.



September



Fiesta Boricua, August 31–September 2, 2018* • Admission is free!

African Festival of the Arts, August 30–September 2, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details). Children under age 5 receive free admission.

Taste of Polonia Festival, August 30–September 2, 2019 • Admission: $5 before 3 p.m., $10 after 3 p.m., Kids 12 and younger receive free admission.

Chicago German-American Oktoberfest, September 6–8, 2019 • Admission is free!

Festival de la Villita (aka Fiestas Patrias), September 6–8, 2019 • Admission is free!

Ukrainian Village Fest, September 7–8, 2019 • Admission is $5.

Chicago Turkish Festival, September 13–15, 2018* • Admission is free!

St. Alphonsus Oktoberfest, September 28–30, 2018* • Admission is $5 before 5 p.m. and $10 after 5 p.m. Active military personnel and veterans with a military ID receive free admission!

Inherit Chicago, September 29–November 1, 2019 • Many of the events are free! Visit the website for a list of all events and pricing.



October



Inherit Chicago, September 29–November 1, 2019 • Many of the events are free! Visit the website for a list of all events and pricing.



November



Inherit Chicago, September 29–November 1, 2019 • Many of the events are free! Visit the website for a list of all events and pricing.


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