Summer has arrived here in the Midwest and it is time to be outside enjoying every minute of it. Celebrate your heritage, dance the night away or relax while watching glowing hot air balloons.
We invited a few travel writers to share their favorites with us, here are the best Midwest summer festivals you won’t want to miss!
Summer Solstice Indie Music & Craft Beer Festival in Illinois
“The Summer Solstice Indie Music & Craft Beer Festival for music lovers is June 22nd and June 23rd. It’s one of my favorite events in the region. Excellent lineup and love the spirit of the festival organizers.
Sturgill Simpson and Norah Jones have played this in the past, it’s a great collection of alt-country and indie rock, paired with a great crowd, atmosphere, and setting on the Fox River.” Jim from Enjoy Aurora
The Des Moines Arts Festival in Iowa
“Des Moines is home to one of the Midwest’s largest arts festival. The Des Moines Arts Festival is held June 22-24, 2018 and features more than 100 artists, live music, a variety of artist demonstrations, and a large and engaging children’s zone with free activities.
There’s a reason why this festival won the coveted International Festivals & Events Association Grand Pinnacle Award for nine consecutive years!” Kim at Oh My! Omaha