Event Calendar

Events in the next 3 days

  1. Pumpkin Festival

    Morton, IL Sep 16 - Sep 19

    This town near Peoria, home of the Libby's pumpkin-packing plant, calls itself the Pumpkin Capital of the World. The festival features pumpkin-boat races, pumpkin decorating, pie-eating contests, a craft fair, a pumpkin-pancake breakfast and a 10:30 a.m. Saturday parade.

    This year, the parade is drive-through and some events are canceled.

  2. Unplugged & Birch Bark Bash

    Grand Marais, MN Sep 18 - Sep 19

    The harbor-side North House Folk School celebrates with storytelling, traditional workshops, a fish boil and concerts by songwriter/musicians.

    It's online this year.

  3. Grape Stomp

    Alexandria, MN Sep 18 - Sep 20

    Carlos Creek Winery hosts this festival, which features music on two stages, an art fair, grape stomps and "I Love Lucy'' look-alike contests.

    It's still on in 2020. Buy tickets in advance.

  4. Apfelfest

    Amana, IA Sep 19

    In Iowa's Amana Colonies, there's an Apple Sampling Stroll among businesses, a Vintner's Dinner and music at Millstream Brewery.

  5. Vintage Illinois Wine Festival

    Utica, IL Sep 19 - Sep 20

    This festival in northwest Illinois features live music and wine-tasting from 25 Illinois vineyards.

    This year, it's at Carey Memorial Park and is focused on tasting and shopping.

  6. Virtual World Music Festival

    Chicago, IL Sep 20

    The festival will be presented online 1-3 p.m. on Sundays in September.

    Normally, there will be more than 80 artists performing at more than 30 venues across the city, including the Chicago Cultural Center.