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With over 800 Festivals & Events running year round, concerts that include the top touring musical acts, countless farmers markets and car shows in the Chicago Southland, the hard part isn’t deciding IF you should come but rather which event you ARE going to attend.

Whether it is Musher Mania at the Monee Reservoir in January, Irish Fest at Chicago’s Gaelic Park in May, any of our year round farmers markets or Lansing Autumn Fest in October, you won’t have to travel far to find family friendly activities for any age.

Please click here to view our blog and to find out the latest information about what is happening this weekend in the Chicago Southland.



 
Agricultural / Food / Harvest
Cultural Events
 
Displays / Arts & Crafts
 
Expo / Consumer Show
Fairs / Carnivals
 
Holiday Celebrations
 
Outdoor Activities
Parades
 
Sports Events
 
Workshops / Seminars



Below are the next 30 upcoming events in the Chicago Southland. Use the form above to search for specific events.

Wheelchair Accessible
d Displays/Arts/Crafts
ag Agricultural/Food/Harvest
c Cultural Event
w Workshop/Seminar
$ Admission Fee
h Holiday Celebration
o Outdoor Activity
s Sports Event/Recreational
f Fair, Carnival
e Expo/Consumer Show
p Parade


SAMBA: THE COLOURS OF JAZZ Apr 1, 2017 - Apr 27, 2017
Salon Artists Gallery
249 Main Street, Park Forest, IL
708-534-4848
Sa & Su
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STEP BACK INTO A 1950s EASTER Apr 1, 2017 - Apr 29, 2017
1950s Park Forest House Museum
227 Monee Road (inside St. Mary's), Park Forest, IL
708-481-4252
Decorated in vintage Easter with, die-cuts and Vintage baskets. Toys, furnishings, clothes books, 1948-1953. Park Forest history with social and fashion trends of the day.
W & Sa 1-3:30PM; other days and times by appointment
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VILLAGE OF ROBBINS - OPEN AIR MARKET Apr 1, 2017 - Apr 29, 2017
13900 Claire Boulevard
Robbins, IL
708-385-8940
Thinking of going into business? Let us be your testing ground. Become a vendor/or shop till you drop. We have new and used merchandise.
Tu,Th & Sa 6AM-3:30PM
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CHICAGO WHITE SOX BASEBALL Apr 1, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017
Chicago White Sox
Guaranteed Rate Field, 333 West 35th Street, Chicago, IL
312-674-1000
The Chicago White Sox play spectacular Major League baseball providing great entertainment for families from April through September.
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SWAP O RAMA FLEA MARKET Apr 1, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017
4350 West 129th Street
Alsip, IL
708-344-7300
Chicagoland's finest-most modern indoor/outdoor permanent flea market. Over 800 individual booths of merchandise at bargain prices - every weekend.
W 7AM-2PM; Sa & Su 7AM-4PM
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TINLEY PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM & CHAPEL Apr 2, 2017 - Apr 26, 2017
Tinley Park Historical Society Museum & Chapel
6727 174th Street, Tinley Park, IL
708-429-4210
Tours of the museum, one room schoolhouse and the landmark chapel built in 1884 with beautiful stain glass windows. The chapel is available for weddings and special events by reservation. Various community events are held throughout the year. Check Facebook: Tinley Park Historical Society
W10AM-2PM; 1st Su 1-3PM; 2nd Th 6-8PM
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MEGA FLEA MARKET Apr 2, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017
TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, IL
708-378-0102
Mega Flea Market is the perfect place to get rid of your unwanted treasures, or to find something really unique! Great food and live entertainment is part of the Market! Come, bring your family and friends, and have fun! This family-friendly flea market is an outdoor-only event.
Su 8AM-2PM
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MARIAH KARSON | MODERN DAVID Apr 3, 2017 - Apr 25, 2017
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Modern David is a photographic documentation of people named David and explores if there is a common thread, aesthetically or otherwise, between participants other than name. With modern media skewing the perception of reality and beauty, Modern David celebrates real individuals in a static and straightforward manner.
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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KIWANIS BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY Apr 5, 2017 - Apr 26, 2017
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-403-6200
Bingo, $4400 guaranteed payout. Doors open at 4:30pm. Early special at 6:15pm. Bulls eye, Fireplug, Raffle, Food, Free Coffee and Progressive Raffle.
W 6:30PM
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JAZZ THEMED EXHIBIT Apr 12, 2017 - Apr 29, 2017
Union Street Gallery & Art Studios
1527 Otto Boulevard, Chicago Heights, IL
708-534-4848
W-Sa
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RECYCLE YOUR BICYCLE Apr 18, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017
Monee Reservoir
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27341 Ridgeland Avenue, Monee, IL
708-534-8499
The Forest Preserve District of Will County will be collecting bicycles to be given to local recycling nonprofits that refurbish them for youth, individuals with disabilities and families in developing countries. The bikes are redistributed to people locally, regionally and globally. Bikes can be in any condition; brand new or beyond repair.
6AM-5PM
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ORLAND WOMEN'S NETWORKING (OWN) LUNCHEON Apr 25, 2017
Silver Lake Country Club
14700 South 82nd Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-349-2972
The event features a keynote speaker, vendor shopping and networking with area business women.
10AM-2PM
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USHL DEVELOPMENT SERIES PHASE II COMBINE Apr 27, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017
Artic Ice Arena
10700 West 160th Street, Orland Park, IL
708-403-4231
The USHL Combine is the final evaluation opportunity for elite hockey players who aim to be selected in the USHL Draft
8AM-9PM
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JERRY ROSSEN PUBLIC AUCTION Apr 28, 2017
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone, IL
708-997-0245
6PM
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PRE DARK LORD DAY Apr 28, 2017
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
1035 Sterling Avenue, Flossmoor, IL
708-957-2739
Special bottle release and outdoor grill party.
4PM-12AM
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NO LIMIT LAUGHS WITH THE ORLAND PARK COMEDY IMPROV Apr 28, 2017
Cultural Center
14760 Park Lane, Orland Park, IL
708-403-7275
Time to ‘get your funny on’! Join the ‘No Limit Laughs’ Orland Park Comedy Improv players for an unforgettable night of improvised comedy. Each show is guaranteed to be a unique experience, as the audience’s suggestions fuel ‘off the cuff’ fun!
8-10PM
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NO LIMIT LAUGHS WITH THE ORLAND PARK COMEDY IMPROV Apr 28, 2017
Cultural Arts Center
14760 Park Lane, Orland Park, IL
708-403-7275
Time to ‘get your funny on’! Join the ‘No Limit Laughs’ Orland Park Comedy Improv players for an unforgettable afternoon of improvised comedy for families. Each show is guaranteed to be a unique experience, as the audience’s suggestions fuel ‘off the cuff’ fun! Age 18 & up.
8-10PM
Visit Website $ c
JAZZ & ART Apr 28, 2017 - Apr 29, 2017
Tall Grass Art Gallery
367 Artists Walk, Park Forest, IL
708-534-4848
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THE SECRET GARDEN Apr 28, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017
The Drama Group
Bloom Theatre, 101 West 10th Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-755-3444
(Musical) In this enchanting musical, an orphan girl is sent to live with her widowed uncle and invalid cousin. She finds a family in need of more healing than she. Yet, in a hidden garden lie seeds of rebirth, proof that hope can bloom in the darkest of places.
F-Sa 7:30PM; Su 2PM
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A DOLL'S HOUSE Apr 28, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
John and Angeline Oremus Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
In one of the best-known, most frequently performed of modern plays, Henrik Ibsen displays the genius with which he pioneered modern, realistic drama. Through the central character of Nora, he brilliantly illustrates the struggle against the humiliating constraints of social conformity. The play shocked audiences of the late 19th century and opened new horizons in the theater.
F-Sa 7:30PM; Su 3PM
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THE MONK MEETS THE FIRST LADY Apr 29, 2017
Governors State University Center for Performing Arts
1 University Parkway, University Park, IL
708-235-2222
Orbert Davis’ CJP Chamber Ensemble celebrates the centennial birthdays of two of the jazz genre’s most influential artists: Thelonious Monk and Ella Fitzgerald. While Ella’s music has been a staple of Chicago Jazz Philharmonic performances, new arrangements of Thelonious Monk works will premiere under Orbert Davis’ baton, blending jazz and classical genres. This performance will also mark a CJP debut for vocalist Tammy McCann, hailed by Howard Reich of the Chicago Tribune as “the next great voice coming out of Chicago.”
8PM
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LADY - A WOMEN'S EXPO Apr 29, 2017
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL
708-326-9170
This event features dozens of vendor booths, a fashion show, cooking demos, speaker sessions, shopping, photo booth and free gift bags to first 500 attendees!
9AM-2PM
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LINCOLN-WAY HALF MARATHON Apr 29, 2017
Breidert Green
123 Kansas Street, Frankfort, IL
630-514-2364
The scenic chip timed course begins next to the Breidert Green on the Old Plank Trail. The race will travel westward on the paved trail before turning off into the Hickory Creek Forest Preserve. The certified course turns around at the Hickory Creek Barrens before heading back through the beautiful course and crossing the finish line back at the Breidert Green
7AM
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ASK THE GARDENER Apr 29, 2017
Union Street Gallery & Art Studios
1527 Otto Boulevard, Chicago Heights, IL
708-754-2601
Coffee and Conversation with Landscape Designer and Garden Consultant Marikay Peter Witlock. Bring your garden questions, curiosities, or photos of triumphs and failures to an open forum drop-in Q & A in the relaxed setting of Union Street's First Floor Gallery. The morning's moderator is Marikay Peter Witlock, Union Street Studio Artist, landscape Professional and Coordinator of A Little Garden Art, Union Street Gallery's Annual Garden Walk.
9AM-12PM
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JAMIN' FAMILY KITE FLY FESTIVAL Apr 29, 2017
Plum Creek Nature Center
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27064 South Dutton Road, Beecher, IL
708-946-2216
Enjoy synchronized kite dancing, 90-foot flying kites and candy falling from the sky during this Forest Preserve District of Will County spring festival. All of the kite demonstrations will be set to music. Members of the Illinois Kite Enthusiasts will host many of the activities. Pack a cooler, fly kites, enjoy nature and listen to the music. Bring a kite or purchase one from a vendor. Don't forget to visit the nature center's kite display and take home a kite craft.
10AM-2PM
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HOMEWOOD'S INDOOR FARMERS MARKET Apr 29, 2017
Marie Irwin Center
18120 Highland Avenue, Homewood, IL
708-798-3000
Indoor Market is held the last Saturday of January, February, March, and April. Purchase hydroponics, micro greens, olive oils, baked goods, body products and more!
9AM-1PM
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A STREETCAR NAME DESIRE Apr 29, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017
Tinley Park Performing Arts Center
16801 South 80th Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-342-4200
The Tinley Park-Park District and Covered Bridge Theaters presents a tragic and effective drama which ranks as one of the greatest in theatre. A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE reveals the very depths the character of Blanche du Bois, a woman whose life has been undermined by her romantic illusions, which lead her to reject the realities of life with which she is faced and which she consistently ignores. $12 General Admission tickets will be available for purchase starting April 10, 2017 at the Tinley Park-Park District! Call 708-342-4200 or visit www.tinleyparkdistrict.org for ticket information!
Sa 7PM; Su 3PM
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SPORTS CARDS AND MORE SHOW Apr 30, 2017
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-334-4237
9AM-2PM
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COUNTRY MARKETS - FRANKFORT Apr 30, 2017
Village Green
Kansas & White Streets, Frankfort, IL
815-469-2177
Outdoor farmers market featuring fresh produce, vegetables and homemade food. Entertainment weekly.
Su 9AM-2PM
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SPRING NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY HIKE Apr 30, 2017
Raccoon Grove Nature Preserve
Pauling Road, East of Route 50, Forest Preserve District of Will County, Monee, IL
708-946-2216
Enjoy a hike with a naturalist and take photos along the way during this Forest Preserve District of Will County program. Bring your smartphone camera or digital SLR and learn about photo technique and composition. The free program is for ages 16 and older. Registration is required by April 21; call 708-946-2216.
8:30-10:30AM
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