Festivals in Rolling Meadows, IL


Wheaton's Haunted Halloween Flea Market - Saturday October 22, 2016 / 3:00pm - Midnight

Dupage County Fairgrounds

Wheaton

$7 $3

$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

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

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

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

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

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

$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

Gorgeous Glass Pendants Class

Affinity Studios

Chicago

$60 $60

$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

Wet Felting Class in Artist Studio

Ausrine's Arts Room

Chicago

$110 $110

"Nature on Tap"

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

$12 $4.50

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

Grand Victoria Casino - Festival Park

Downtown Elgin

$15 $4.75

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

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

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

Movie Theater Ticket Subscription Plans from MoviePass (Up to 44% Off). Four Options Available.

MoviePass

Online Deal

Smartphone app lets users reserve movie theater tickets at major theaters nationwide, saving them time and money

$17.99 $12.99

"Peppa Pig's Big Splash!" on October 16 at 2 p.m.

Peppa Pig Live!: Peppa Pig's Big Splash

Genesee Theatre

The adorable British, porcine superstar (and her little brother George) take the U.S. by storm in a show filled with original song and dance

$49.65 $20

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

Josh Garrels and John Mark McMillan present The Revelators Tour on February 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Josh Garrels & John Mark McMillan present The Revelators Tour

House of Blues Chicago

Folk singer-songwriter Josh Garrels and alt-rock troubadour John Mark McMillan stir with spiritually inspired tracks on shared tour

$30 $22

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

Ghosts & Goblins Halloween Day Party Cruise on Saturday, October 29 at 4:30 p.m.

Ghosts & Goblin's Halloween Day Party

DuSable Harbor

Don a costume, grab a drink, and set sail on the Halloween party cruise

$53.74 $30

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
  • Lakeside Legacy Foundation
    Back in the 1860s, grain magnate Charles S. Dole purchased a 1,000-acre expanse of land overlooking the sparkling waters of Crystal Lake. There, he built a classically designed three-story mansion with lavish touches including Italian marble, black walnut orchards, and lush gardens, where the Ringling Bros circus housed the circus animals off season. At the time, the tract of land was known as Lakeland Farm, and over the next century it passed hands from the Doles to an elite country club to the Franciscan Order to the First Congregational Church of Crystal Lake. Today, the mansion is in the hands of the Lakeside Legacy Foundation. The staff maintains the grounds and ensures the home remains a valuable resource for the residents of Crystal Lake with ventures such as hosting workspace for local artists and musicians. The Dole Mansion offers, 2 award winning galleries, tours, culinary programs, dance programs, and a 100 seat performance venue called 'the Listening Room. The grounds also host special events including art fairs, Christmas celebrations, and McHenry County's "Granddaddy of All Festivals," the Lakeside Fest, which has been bringing live music, local eats, and traveling artists to the shores of the lake for more than 36 years.
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    Crystal Lake, IL US
    +18154558000
  • 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

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