Top Art Festivals and Events to Enjoy in Chicago this Year

Chicago has always attracted tourists with its countless events, festivals, fairs and outdoor activities. True to its vibrant character, the city will host a bunch of exciting festivals in June this year.


If you are planning to visit Chicago anytime next month, you are bound to have lots of fun and enjoyment. For your convenience, we have listed some events and festivals below.

Old Town Art Fair

The Old Town Art Fair is a yearly celebration of art that seeks to encourage creative exchange between artists, art admirers and prospective art buyers. One may buy ceramics, digital art, paintings, photography, metal and stone works, textiles, fibres, jewellery and more. This community driven event is backed by over 750 volunteers almost every year.

Held on: 11th June to 12th June

Pivot Arts Festival

Formed in 2012 as a central hub that could connect innovative art activities of Chicago’s northern neighbourhoods, Pivot Arts is a must-visit festival that offers art, music, theatre and dance. Over the years, many artists, businesses and organisations have supported the par-excellent performances that are held here.

Held on: 2nd June to 12th June

Wells Street Art Festival

Celebrated in the popular Wells Street corridor of Old Town, Wells Street Art Festival is a prominent event where over 200 juried artists from across the continent come and display their skills. There are traditional paintings, sculptures, woodwork and digital arts on display for the enthusiasts. Beyond this, there is a performance stage, children’s play area, and food & drink venues too.

Held on: 11th June to 12th June

Remix Chicago

Remix Chicago is an art event, which signifies public awareness of recycling and the value of recycled art. Attendees can easily browse through and buy the items displayed here. The two-day event features workshops and education for people of all age-groups. Also, there’ll be great food and music.

Held on: 11th June to 12th June

Custer Fair

An Evanston tradition since 1972, Custer Fair is a major event where more than 300 local and regional artists, craftspeople, and commercial vendors come together to sell paintings, ceramics, pottery, photographs, graphic arts, wearable art, country and home craft, antiques and collectibles. The event will also give you a lovely chance to socialise with the locals.

Held on: 18th June to 19th June