Charming Downtown Antioch is located on the Illinois-side of the Wisconsin line, just miles away from Lake Michigan. Antioch offers 50 days of free, fun activities through the year for families, kids, and adults. Close to home and close to perfect is the best way to describe everything Antioch has to offer. Concerts, craft faires, summer festivals, art walks, gardening tours...the list of Antioch's free, fun-filled days overflows with something to enjoy for everyone!
Antioch proudly serves as the Gateway to the Chain O'Lakes, which is comprised of 11 interconnecting lakes, the largest body of water in the Midwest, outside of the Great Lakes. Fishing opportunities abound for both the amateur fisherman and the professional, as Antioch is home to annual national fishing tournaments. Boating and relaxation are also key attributes of the Chain. Charming Downtown Antioch boasts over 100 unique shops and eateries throughout its quaint downtown. While strolling among the delightful streets of Antioch, shoppers enjoy the charm of yesterday's era with today's conveniences in Antioch's recently renovated downtown historical district. Antioch's shopping district is attractively comprised of distinctive clothing boutiques, eateries, gift and décor shops, tempting fudge and popcorn shops, and specialty shops. Whether spending a day in Antioch or living in its charming community, Antioch welcomes everyone.
It's Thursday in Antioch boasts free evening concerts under the stars at Antioch's downtown Bandshell during the summer months. Dining and shopping specials on Thursday nights are designed to create a perfect evening of food, fun, music, and shopping! The It's Thursday concert series runs June through August. Music, food, fun, and shopping are the four key elements of Antioch's Taste of Summer, which is held the third weekend of July in downtown Antioch. Town-wide sidewalk sales offer a wide array of goodies for the whole family! You'll find the lowest prices of the season combined with four days of great musical entertainment and wonderful food under our big top tents and Bandshell. The whole family will enjoy this popular summer festival!
Art and Craft Faires are held Father's Day Weekend in June and the weekend after Labor Day in September in downtown Antioch. These juried hand-crafted faires attract 100 crafters from around the nation. Browsing through the Faire also gives you an opportunity to enjoy the seasonal delights our shopping district offers as well!
Holidays bring to mind the wonderful scents of cookies and spices, warm and fuzzy memories of family and friends, and the feeling of happiness and home. In charming downtown Antioch, those memories and feelings are alive in Antioch's quaint historic downtown which boasts more than 100 specialty shops and eateries.
Holiday shopping is enjoyable and memorable as you browse through boutiques, specialty shops, candy shops, ice cream fountains, and eateries. Take a step back in time and plan on enjoying some of your holiday shopping this year in Antioch's charming downtown. Take a day or a weekend to please yourself as well as to complete your long shopping list for your holiday season. Friendly faces greet you as you stroll through the tree-lined town and poke about different shops where personalized service is the norm and not the exception.
Enjoy some of Antioch's many holiday events this year. Dickens Holiday Village, an Evening Christmas Parade, and Santa's Frozen Village are just a few of the many enjoyable family events you'll enjoy in our friendly community. Antioch invites you to join us throughout this holiday season to find a bit of yesterday with the conveniences of today. For additional event and tourist information give us a call at 847-395-2233.
Antioch- close to home and close to perfect- is waiting to welcome you.