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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.

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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


FARMERS MARKET - PARK FOREST Jul 1, 2017 - Jul 29, 2017
271 Lakewood Boulevard
Corner of Lakewood Boulevard & Cunningham Drive, Park Forest, IL
708-748-1118
This market offers fresh garden produce, bakery items and herbs. Freshly cooked pork sandwiches and tamales are also available. Come to the market to meet friends, chat, browse and shop. For more information, visit our website or call.
Sa 7AM-12PM
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FARMERS MARKET - TINLEY PARK Jul 1, 2017 - Jul 29, 2017
Zabrocki Plaza
17375 Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-532-9260
Visit the farmer's market every Saturday for the best selection of fruits, vegetables, fresh flowers and much more!
Sa 7:30AM-12:30PM
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FARMERS MARKET - HOMEWOOD Jul 1, 2017 - Jul 29, 2017
Martin Avenue Square
18020 Martin Avenue, Homewood, IL
708-798-3000
At Homewood’s farmer’s market, purchase fresh produce, baked goods and prepared foods. Weekly Saturdays through October. Enjoy Hunt & Gather Vintage Market, the last Saturday of each month May-September.
Sa 8AM-1PM
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EUROPEAN MARKET - CRETE Jul 1, 2017 - Jul 29, 2017
Exchange & Main Streets
Crete, IL
708-672-0729
The European Market hosts locally grown fresh produce, flowers and other seasonal and specialty items.
Sa 8AM-1PM
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VILLAGE OF ROBBINS - OPEN AIR MARKET Jul 1, 2017 - Jul 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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SUMMER NIGHTS Jul 1, 2017 - Jul 29, 2017
Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL
708-688-8000
Our summertime event is back for a fourth season (4-9PM Friday and Saturday Nights). Enjoy Brookfield Zoo in a new light with cooler evening weather, enhanced dining, beer and wine garden, live music, roaming performers, kid entertainment, and a new laser light show, all surrounded by wildlife and nature.
F & Sa 4-9PM
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DOLTON FLEA MARKET Jul 1, 2017 - Jul 29, 2017
The Dolton Bazaar
14900 Greenwood Road (South Lot), Next to Melanie Fitness Center, Dolton, IL
708-201-2960
All kinds of things to buy and sell with a huge selection of unique merchandise available with tremendous savings!
W, F & Sa 8AM-2PM
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SWAP O RAMA FLEA MARKET Jul 1, 2017 - Jul 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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CHICAGO WHITE SOX BASEBALL Jul 1, 2017 - Jul 31, 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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2017 HOLLYWOOD CASINO AMPHITHEATRE CONCERT SEASON Jul 1, 2017 - Jul 31, 2017
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
312-559-1212
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BENCHES ON THE AVENUE Jul 1, 2017 - Jul 31, 2017
Along Oak Park Avenue from 172nd to 176th
Tinley Park, IL
708-444-5678
This award-winning public art program features benches that showcase the unique and colorful designs of professional and amateur artists. This year's theme is The Power of Music.
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CENTENNIAL PARK AQUATIC CENTER Jul 1, 2017 - Jul 31, 2017
15600 West Avenue at Fun Drive
Orland Park, IL
708-349-4FUN (4386)
Come out and join us for some fun. Daily admission fees apply
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IT'S SUMMER AT THE MUSEUM Jul 1, 2017 - Jul 31, 2017
1950s Park Forest House Museum
227 Monee Road (inside St. Mary's), Park Forest, IL
708-481-4252
Decorated with summer theme. Park Forest Aquacenter history on display. 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 hours by appointment
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TINLEY PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM & CHAPEL Jul 2, 2017 - Jul 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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COUNTRY MARKETS - FRANKFORT Jul 2, 2017 - Jul 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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CONCERTS ON THE GREEN Jul 2, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017
Breidert Green
Kansas & White Streets, Frankfort, IL
815-469-2177 x243
Weekly on Sundays.
Su 6:30PM
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CRETE CRUISE NIGHT Jul 3, 2017 - Jul 31, 2017
Downtown Main Street
Crete, IL
708-672-9216
Pre - 1986 Cars and Trucks
M 5-9PM
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FARMERS MARKET - BLUE ISLAND Jul 3, 2017 - Jul 31, 2017
Metro South Park
2310 York Street, Blue Island, IL
708-396-7074
Farmers Market produce provided by Zeldenrust Farm, taco cart & jumping house free to all children.
M 3-6:30PM
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KIWANIS BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY Jul 5, 2017 - Jul 26, 2017
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-403-6200
W 6-9:30PM
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FARMERS MARKET - THORNTON Jul 5, 2017 - Jul 26, 2017
Hubbard Park
Margaret Brown Derby Road & Hubbard Street, Next to the quarry on Ridge Road, Thornton, IL
708-877-4454
11th Annual Market in the Park offers Fresh, Locally grown fruits, vegetables and plants. Vendors and crafters wanted!
W 8AM-2PM
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FARMERS MARKET - PALOS HEIGHTS Jul 5, 2017 - Jul 26, 2017
City of Palos Heights
Municipal Parking Lot, 12217 South Harlem Avenue, Palos Heights, IL
708-361-1800
Great locally grown produce, food products and plants every Wednesday morning. LINK cards accepted.
W 7AM-1PM
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FARMERS MARKET - OAK LAWN Jul 5, 2017 - Jul 26, 2017
52nd Avenue & Dumke Drive
Oak Lawn, IL
708-499-7744
The village has lined up great vendors where you can pick out fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers and plants, find unique gifts and visit with Oak Lawn businesses.
W 7AM-1PM
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STEPPIN' AT THE FOUNTAIN Jul 5, 2017 - Jul 26, 2017
Historic Dolton Fountain
14014 Park Avenue, Dolton, IL
708-201-2960
Each week, community members and people from all around are invited to enjoy smooth jazz, great food and dance the night away.
W 7-10PM
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CRUISIN' FRANKFORT Jul 6, 2017 - Jul 27, 2017
Municipal Lot in Downtown Frankfort
Kansas & White Streets, Frankfort, IL
815-469-0325
The Frankfort Car Club is host to one of the best Cruise Nights in the Chicago area. Cruisers and spectators are all welcome.
Th 5-9PM
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FARMERS MARKET - EVERGREEN PARK Jul 6, 2017 - Jul 27, 2017
Yukich Field
88th Street & Kedzie Avenue, Evergreen Park, IL
708-422-8776
13th Season of Evergreen Park Farmers' Market - 25 Vendors, every Thursday, May 4-October 26
Th 7AM-1PM
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FARMERS MARKET - ORLAND PARK Jul 6, 2017 - Jul 27, 2017
Crescent Park
143rd Street Metra Station, Orland Park, IL
708-403-7275
Over 50 vendors offer a variety of fresh produce, flowers, plants, pasta, bakery items, gourmet spices, artisanal cheeses, olive oil, and more.
Th 4-8PM
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FOOD TRUCK FRIDAYS Jul 7, 2017 - Jul 28, 2017
Hickory Creek Barrens Nature Preserve
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 1 Schoolhouse Road, North of Route 30, New Lenox, IL
815-727-8700
Kick off the weekend right with this Forest Preserve District of Will County Program. Visit Hickory Creek Barrens Nature Preserve every Friday in July for yummy and convenient food while enjoying the trail and other preserve amenities. Forest Preserve District staff will be on site with information and activities that will get you out exploring the preserve and enjoying some fresh air and exercise.
F 4:30-7PM
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FRIDAYS ON THE GREEN Jul 7, 2017 - Jul 28, 2017
Breidert Green
Kansas & White Streets, Frankfort, IL
815-469-2177
Sponsored by the Frankfort Public Library for youngster related entertainment (puppet shows, story telling, etc.). Enjoy the entertainment, bring a picnic lunch or visit one of our downtown restaurants.
F 10-11AM
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FARMERS MARKET - DOLTON Jul 7, 2017 - Jul 28, 2017
The Dolton Bazaar
14900 Greenwood Road (South Lot), Next to Melanie Fitness Center, Dolton, IL
708-201-2960
Dolton's Farmers Market brings vendors selling healthy and fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers to the area during the summer months.
F 8AM-2PM
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CRUISIN' INTO LOCKPORT Jul 10, 2017 - Jul 31, 2017
Central Square
222 East Ninth Street, Lockport, IL
815-838-1183
Enjoy a classic car show and listen to great, live entertainment, Shop the farmer's market and enjoy delicious food. Kids can play in the inflatables and more.
M 6:30-8:30PM
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