Best Of

Summer Fun in Illinois

Check out Illinois’ Top 10 list of fun things to do this summer. You’ll find everything from outdoor fests to wild water parks, rural wine trails, must-see museums, scenic drives and more.



Outdoor festivals signal the start of summer in Illinois. Chicago’s music fests cover styles ranging from blues to rock and jazz. If you’re in the mood for food, check out the Taste of Chicago or Mattoon Bagelfest. Around the rest of the state, everything from Route 66 to the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle and even Superman are celebrated.