International Festival of Life

July 2025

*2025 Date Not Confirmed*

The International Festival of Life is an electrifying event that brings together music, culture, and community in one unforgettable celebration.

In 1993, the first International Festival of Life took place at Hawthorne Park Racetrack. From its humble beginnings, IFOL quickly grew in popularity, doubling its attendance in just one year. The festival found its home in various iconic venues such as City Front Center near Navy Pier, Washington Park on Chicago’s South side, and Union Park in Chicago’s West Loop. Each year, the number of attendees continued to soar, averaging over 30,000 fans each year.

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