This unique festival in Illinois has puppet show fans excited.

Puppet Shows Are Great Entertainment For Children

When I was a child, I absolutely loved puppets and puppet shows. My parents would take me to see them all the time. I thought they were the best. I had my own puppets that I would play with all the time. I would also make special ones. I think my love of puppets came from television because some of my favorite shows featured them. For example...

Sesame Street 

The Muppet Show

The Gigglesnort Hotel

Kids today still love shows and movies with puppets. I remember when my daughter was younger, I enjoyed sharing some of my favorites with her. She had her own top ones too.


International Puppet Theater Festival Is Coming To Chicago

The Chicago International Puppet Festival is bringing puppet shows to the next level. Puppeteers from all over the world come to Chicago to participate in this amazing event. It is going on now through January 30th. Shows are being hosted at different venues throughout the city.


The fourth annual festival features over one-hundred performances over ten days. Each show includes its own unique style of puppet theater. They are expecting thousands of international and local fans to attend. There are free events and some that require purchased tickets. This is the largest festival of its kind in the world.


According to,

"The Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival advances the art of puppetry!"


"The Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival is the preeminent event dedicated to the artform in the U.S. The Festival spans 11 days and dozens of Chicago venues, sharing 100+ puppetry activities for 14,000+ guests."


"Since its launch in 2015, the Festival has highlighted artists from nations such as Iran, Korea, and Chile as well as from Europe, Chicago, and across the U.S. with the goal of promoting peace, equality, and justice on a global scale."

For more info, HERE.

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