Festivals in Mount Prospect, IL


Bacon and Beer Classic at Soldier Field on Saturday, October 1

Bacon and Beer Classic

Soldier Field

Unlimited samples of 100-plus craft beers and ciders and 25 bacon-infused dishes, plus games, contests and music inside Soldier Field

$76.37 $65

Admission and Beer for Two to Rocktober Beerfest on October 7, 8, or 9 (Up to 41% Off). Two Options Available.

Samuel Adams Rocktober Beerfest

Near West Side

Star Events and Samuel Adams presents the Oktoberfest of the West Loop with rock music, delicious pretzels, tasty brats and German heritage.

$34 $20

Logan Square Beer Festival at Logan Square Auditorium on Saturday, October 1 (16% Off)

Logan Square Beer Festival

North Side

Fourth annual beer festival with barrel-aged, cask-conditioned, and collaboration beers from 20 local and regional craft breweries

$45 $38

$29 for General Admission to River North Beer Festival on November 18 from CHI Life Events ($55.59 Value)

CHI Life Events

Old Crow- River North

From IPAs to pilsners, this beer fest has over 25 different brews for beer lovers to sample and enjoy

$55.59 $29

Shortcut 100 International Film Festival - Saturday October 8, 2016 / 5:00pm

The Throne Room

North Side

$15 $10.50

"Trapped in a Room With a Zombie II: Still Hungry" - Any Date Through Dec 31, 2016 (Reserve in Advance)

Fine Arts Building

Downtown

$28 $24.75

Chili Samples and a Drink Package for One or Two at Chili Fest Chicago on October 22 or 23 (32% Off)

Chili Fest Chicago

The Parking Lot

Outdoor chili fest celebrates fall with eight 4oz. chili samples, beer, mimosas, tailgate games, and football watch parties

$36 $26

Experience Rock N Roll (Dates through November 15)

Experience Rock N' Roll

Northbrook Court

Morph into a rock star at this interactive exhibit while learning about the evolution of music and showing your chops on actual instruments

$39.90 $20

Taste Talks' All-Star BBQ on October 2

Taste Talks Chicago's All-Star BBQ Curated by Chef Jason Hammel of Lula Cafe at Palmer Square on 10/2

Palmer Square

Feast on barbecue creations spun together by some of Chicago’s best chefs; cash bar will be available

$52.44 $44

$34 for General Admission for One to WitchCraft Beer Fest on October 29, 2016 ($45 Value)

WitchCraft Beer Fest

Big Woods Marmion

Craft brewers dole out samples of their hoppy and heady brews to attendees, who are encouraged to come dressed in their Halloween costumes

$45 $34

$30 for Admission to the Fourth Annual Harvest Hopdown on Friday, October 7, at 5 p.m. ($40 Value)

Harvest Hopdown

Downtown

Annual beer festival includes three hours of unlimited tastings of seasonal beers by brewers such as Brooklyn, Summit, and Baderbräu

$40 $30

Autumn Beer Tasting at St. John The Evangelist Parish on Saturday, October 1 (Up to 53% Off)

St John the Evangelist Parish

St John the Evangelist Parish

From the merchant: Over 65 seasonal and craft beers to taste! Ticket includes: tasting, food and raffle entry for “Tub o’BEER”.

$40 $20

One Ticket to the Leaves Falling Drinks Calling Cocktail Competition at the W Chicago City Center ($55 Value)

W Chicago City Center

Downtown

Mixologists whip up eight fall-themed cocktails featuring Absolut vodka and Jameson whiskey while they enjoy live jazz and food from IPO

$55 $35

"Nature on Tap"

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

$12 $4.50

Pumpkin Daze Autumn Festival for Four or Six at Abbey Farms of Marmion Abbey (Up to 31% Off)

Abbey Farms of Marmion Abbey

Big Woods Marmion

All-day access to hayrides, corn mazes, picnic areas, and other family-friendly attractions

$56 $39

Admission for Two Adults, Family Pack, or Four-Day Family Pass at Pumpkin Patch Festival (Up to 81% Off)

Pumpkin Patch Festival

Summit

Celebrate all things autumn at Pumpkin Patch Festival, which features a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, carnival rides, food and pony rides

$30 $15

$8 for Admission to the Night Time Fall Festival on October 28 at Johansen Farms ($13.50 Value)

Johansen Farms

Bolingbrook

After-dark fall festival celebrates the season with campfires, a corn maze, mini-golf, and access to the zoo with more than 500 animals

$13.50 $8

Rocktoberfest Featuring Everclear & Vertical Horizon - Saturday October 1, 2016 / 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Grand Victoria Casino - Festival Park

Downtown Elgin

$15 $4.75

Festival of Praise feat. Fred Hammond, Pastor Hezekiah Walker, and others on Saturday, October 22, at 8 p.m.

Festival of Praise feat. Fred Hammond, Pastor Hezekiah Walker, & Israel Houghton

Star Plaza Theatre

Grammy-, Stellar-, and Dove Award–winning gospel stars join forces for a night of uplifting and inspirational songs of faith and love

$78 $55

"The Mousetrap"

Oak Park Festival Theatre in Austin Gardens

Galewood

$30 $19.75

Classic Blues and R&B Cabaret on Friday, October 14 at 8 p.m.

Classic Blues and R&B Cabaret

Holiday Inn Matteson

Chicago Blues Hall of Famer Sam Cockrell and his band, plus Killer Ray Allison and a host of other talented musicians

$32.64 $23

$10 for Admission for One to a Comedy Show at Improv Playhouse (Up to $20 Value)

Improv Playhouse

Improv Playhouse

BYOB drinks help the laughs flow easily during comedy shows

$20 $10

UniverSoul Circus (September 28–October 13)

UniverSoul Circus

Washington Park

Worldly cast dazzles audiences with aerial performances, exotic animals, and hip-hop dance set to pulsating music ranging from soul to Latin

$23.60 $14

Upscale American Dinner for Two or Four at Big Shot Piano Lounge (50% Off)

Big Shot Piano Lounge & Restaurant

Central Business District

Diners enjoy live music while dining on upscale fare like blue-cheese shrimp salad and entrees like seared scallops or Manhattan strip filet

$40 $20

$5 for a Movie Ticket at Studio Movie Grill ($10.75 Value)

Studio Movie Grill

Wheaton

A wide selection of new releases and cult classics is projected on towering screens as viewers watch from leather recliners and tables

$10.75 $5

50 Shades Male Revue Show on Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8

50 Shades Male Revue Show

Stereo Nightclub

Male dance revue comprised of muscle bound hunks excite crowds with sensual moves and Vegas showmanship. Excellent for a ladies night out

$32.64 $15

The Dancing Horses from September 1 through October 30

The Dancing Horses

The Dancing Horses Theatre

Equestrians & various horse breeds do a Vegas-style performance, followed by an exotic bird show featuring Echo from America’s Got Talent

$37.50 $18

Newsboys on Friday, October 7, at 7 p.m.

Newsboys

Life Changers Church

Acclaimed Christian rockers tout their latest, Love Riot, in a set filled with greatest hits; The Afters and Ryan Stevenson open

$32.96 $22

2.5-Hour Dinner Cruise from Odyssey Cruises (Up to 40% Off)

Odyssey Chicago

Navy Pier

Passengers admire Chicago’s skyline through large windows on the elegant evening cruises, complete with a three-course meal

$109.86 $69

Two, Four, Six, or Nine Tickets to XD Adventures 9D Virtual Reality Interactive Cinema Ride (Up to 43% Off)

XD Adventures 9D Virtual Reality Interactive Movie Ride

XD Adventures 9D Virtual Reality Interactive Cinema Ride

Prepare for revolutionary and next-generation nine-dimensional cinema rides that offer a remarkably intense and extreme experience

$48 $32

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  • Wizard World Chicago
    Five Things to Know About Wizard World There’s only one convention in Chicago that draws the biggest names in comics and TV (along with massive crowds of their adoring fans): Wizard World Chicago. Founded in 1972 and acquired by the comics experts at Wizard Entertainment in 1997, the convention has been the best place for generations of fans to run into their favorite childhood character or movie star or swap theories and speculation with other fans. Read on to learn more about the thrilling events that bring visitors back every year: The special guests are the biggest draw. In the past, the convention has played host to everyone from 10th Doctor David Tennant to Star Trek’s William Shatner. You may see Batman walking around the convention floor. Cosplaying is king at conventions, and Wizard World gets as many Jokers, Chewbaccas, and Transformers as it can handle. Be ready to fill up nerd-approved merchandise at the countless vendor booths. That includes everything from hard-to-find vintage memorabilia to new merchandise inspired by characters from Star Wars, The Avengers, The Simpsons, and more. You can see live art in action. The convention's artist’s alley brings together well-known comic artists, who sell their work, hand out signatures, and create original art while fans look on. Networking opportunities abound. Amateur creators look for new partnerships throughout the convention, while workshops share advice on everything from self publishing to character development.
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    Rosemont, IL US
  • Special Olympics Illinois
    It might be time to switch up your regular weekend routine. Special Olympics Illinois Lincolnshire in Lincolnshire has you covered. Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles. So as you can see, Special Olympics Illinois Lincolnshire is the place to be this weekend.
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    Lincolnshire, IL US
    +18474780982
  • DuPage County Fair
    The DuPage County Fair takes place July 22-26. Tens of thousands of people flock to the DuPage County Fair each summer—in fact, the event drew over 100,000 attendees in 2014 alone. That popularity isn't due to a single event or attraction, but rather to the sum of a multi-day festival showcasing agriculture and celebrating summertime fun as a whole. The Axe Women Loggers of Maine will be competing all five days in Lumberjack shows, and the Willis Clan will be performing on Thursday evening. There will be roving acts, 4-H exhibits, variety of musical entertainment, animal shows, and pig races all included with admission. Saturday the International Pro Rodeo Association will host two sanctioned events. Walking the long line of vendors takes attendees past familiar fair foods, and a craft beer tent with over 40 craft beers. On Sunday there are two demolition derbies. These are just some of the events that make the DuPage County Fair a great destination for families.
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    Wheaton, IL US
    +16306686636
  • Lisle Executive Gift Shop Inc
    There's really no better place to spend the weekend with your family than at Lisle Eyes to the Skies Balloon Festival in Lisle. Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles. Lisle Eyes to the Skies Balloon Festival is sure to be a fun experience for the whole family!
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    Lisle, IL US
    +16305051002
  • Andersonville Midsommarfest
    A glass of cold beer in one hand, a plate of food balanced in the other. The only reason to disrupt such a perfect combination might be to dance to the live band performing just a few feet away. That's the basic Midsommarfest formula, and every summer, nearly 50,000 people flock to Andersonville for this celebration of all things local. Going strong for the past half century, the fest takes over Clark Street from Foster to Catalpa with booths for food and crafts as well as five different stages. These showcase eclectic entertainments that truly reflect the neighborhood's charm: not just cover bands (though there are those, too), but a pet parade, Swedish music, dance troupes, and sets from blues, roots, and funk bands. All the fun also helps the neighborhood, and not just because stoplights are powered by laughter; proceeds go to benefit community causes.
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    Chicago, IL US
    +17739078182
  • Lincoln Park Zoo
    Lincoln Park Zoo: Names to Know Situated in the heart of its namesake park, the Lincoln Park Zoo is home to animals from around the world. Exhibits range from the Helen Brach Primate House to the beautiful Waterfowl Lagoon, and its ongoing research projects work to protect wildlife from the Serengeti to the Congo. Since opening with just two swans in 1868, the Lincoln Park Zoo has been home to thousands of animals and the trainers that care for them. Before your next trip, familiarize yourself with some of the zoo's most famous names: Marlin Perkins: Though famous for hosting Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, Marlin Perkins first tried his hand at television during his stint as director of the Lincoln Park Zoo. His first program, Zoo Parade, gave thousands of Chicagoland viewers an intimate look into the lives of the zoo's residents, and even won a Peabody Award in 1951. Bushman: Upon his arrival in 1930, Bushman the gorilla turned the Lincoln Park Zoo from a simple city zoo into an international attraction. Today; his taxidermied remains can be found keeping silent watch over the halls of the Field Museum. Adelor: Many of today's visitors have fond memories of Adelor, the majestic African lion who held court inside the zoo's Kovler Lion House until his death in 2012. Although Adelor is missed by many, his spirit lives on: a life-sized statue of the famous cat sizes up passersby at the zoo's east entrance Clark and Addison: Born in 2015, these adorable red-panda cubs share their names with the Wrigleyville intersection that's home to an entirely different type of Cubs.
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    Chicago, IL US
    +13127422000

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