Fall Festivals Chicago 2014

Fall Festivals Chicago 2014

There’s a certain chill in the air, the sky is bright and the leaves are a riot of color. It’s fall in Chicago—a favorite time for many. Here is a list of some of the top outdoor events for fall (Halloween events will be in an upcoming post).

Click here for Fall 2015 calendar.

September 2014

  • Shaw’s Oyster Fest Block Party, Oyster Bar at Shaw’s, 560 W. Grand (and the river), September 26
  • Chicago Gourmet, September 26 – 28, Harris Theatre and Millennium Park
  • Hyde Park Jazz Festival, September 27 – 28, Hyde Park, various locations
  • Evanston Art & Big Fork Festival (new), Sherman from Elgin to Davis, Church from Benson to Orrington, and Clark from Benson to Sherman, September 27, 28
  • Randolph Street Market Festival, September 27, 28, 1350 block W. Randolph and 1340 W. Washington Street between Ada and Ogden
  • Oktoberfest Chicago, St. Alphonsus Church, 1429 West Wellington Avenue, September 26, 27 and 28
  • Oktoberfest 2014 at Griffin Arts Center, 1940 W. Foster Ave., September 27, 3 to 9 p.m.
  • Raue Center Oktoberfest, tented beer garden at University Center, 100 South Main St., Crystal Lake, September, 26, 27
  • “Crawltoberfest” Bar Crawl, costumed crawl through Lincoln Square pubs, Lincoln Square, September 27

October 2014

  • The inaugural Great Chicago Fire Festival, between State Street and Columbus on the Chicago River, Saturday, October 4, 3 p.m.  pre-show bazaar on the riverwalk, Redmoon festival begins at 8 p.m.
  • The 4th annual West Town Art Walk, Chicago Avenue, Friday, October 3 and Saturday, October 4
  • Mac and Cheese Fest, UIC Forum (indoors), October 4
  • Ravenswood Art Walk, Ravenswood Avenue , October 4 – 5
  • Park Grill and The Plaza at Millennium Park “Fall Fest,” October 7-October 12
  • Harvest HopDown, beer tasting, under “The Bean” in Millennium Park, October 10, 5 to 9 p.m., tickets $25, contact Park Grill
  • Andersonville arts weekend, Clark St and Foster., October 10 – 12
  • Craft Beer Festival on Friday and Saturday, Henry J. Paulus Park (200 S. Rand Road), Lake Zurich, October 10-11
  • Windy City BBQ Classic, South Lot, Soldier Field, October 11
  • Italian Food & Wine Festival, Eataly (indoors), October 14 – 16
  • The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival, downtown Highwood, October 17 – 19
  • Clark Street Spooktacular on Saturday, October 25, Clark Street between Armitage and Diversey, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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