The 15 Best Small-Town Illinois Festivals You’ve Never Heard Of
For anyone who grew up in a small town, the week of the annual festival was as highly anticipated as Christmas. In Illinois, our typical street festivals celebrate the seasons, our heritage and communities, and, of course, food.
You definitely want to hit up as many of these as possible. Below is a list you can return to throughout the year so you don’t miss thing.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
An Illinois transplant who grew up and went to school in Indiana for 22 years, Elizabeth holds a BFA in creative writing and has enjoyed traveling across the country and parts of Europe. She has visited half of the states, as well as parts of Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean, and regularly travels home to the Hoosier State to see friends and family. With more than five years of writing experience, Elizabeth’s articles have been featured on several websites, and her poetry and short stories have been published in multiple literary journals.
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