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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
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 - CALUMET CITY Sep 1, 2017 - Sep 29, 2017
Pulaski Park
Pulaski Road & Wentworth Avenue, Across the street from City Hall, Calumet City, IL
Local produce, food vendors & more!
F 12-3PM
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CHICAGO WHITE SOX BASEBALL Sep 1, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017
Chicago White Sox
Guaranteed Rate Field, 333 West 35th Street, Chicago, IL
The Chicago White Sox play spectacular Major League baseball providing great entertainment for families from April through September.
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Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
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BENCHES ON THE AVENUE Sep 1, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017
Along Oak Park Avenue from 172nd to 176th
Tinley Park, IL
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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FARMERS MARKET - PARK FOREST Sep 2, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017
271 Lakewood Boulevard
Corner of Lakewood Boulevard & Cunningham Drive, Park Forest, IL
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 Sep 2, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017
Zabrocki Plaza
17375 Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
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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SWAP O RAMA FLEA MARKET Sep 2, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017
4350 West 129th Street
Alsip, IL
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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EUROPEAN MARKET - CRETE Sep 2, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017
Exchange & Main Streets
Crete, IL
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 Sep 2, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017
13900 Claire Boulevard
Robbins, IL
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-3PM
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FARMERS MARKET - HOMEWOOD Sep 2, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017
Martin Avenue Square
18020 Martin Avenue, Homewood, IL
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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Tinley Park Historical Society Museum & Chapel
6727 174th Street, Tinley Park, IL
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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FARMERS MARKET - BLUE ISLAND Sep 4, 2017 - Sep 25, 2017
Metro South Park
2310 York Street, Blue Island, IL
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 Sep 6, 2017 - Sep 27, 2017
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
W 6-9:30PM
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FARMERS MARKET - THORNTON Sep 6, 2017 - Sep 27, 2017
Hubbard Park
Margaret Brown Derby Road & Hubbard Street, Next to the quarry on Ridge Road, Thornton, IL
11th Annual Market in the Park offers Fresh, Locally grown fruits, vegetables and plants. Vendors and crafters wanted!
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FARMERS MARKET - PALOS HEIGHTS Sep 6, 2017 - Sep 27, 2017
City of Palos Heights
Municipal Parking Lot, 12217 South Harlem Avenue, Palos Heights, IL
Great locally grown produce, food products and plants every Wednesday morning. LINK cards accepted.
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FARMERS MARKET - OAK LAWN Sep 6, 2017 - Sep 27, 2017
52nd Avenue & Dumke Drive
Oak Lawn, IL
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.
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SILENT WITNESS Sep 6, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017
South Suburban College
Theil Gallery Room 1253, 15800 South State Street, South Holland, IL
708-596-2000 x2316
For more information or to confirm dates/time, call 708-596-2000 x2316. Reception September 21st 1PM.
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FARMERS MARKET - EVERGREEN PARK Sep 7, 2017 - Sep 28, 2017
Yukich Field
88th Street & Kedzie Avenue, Evergreen Park, IL
13th Season of Evergreen Park Farmers' Market - 25 Vendors, every Thursday, May 4-October 26
Th 7AM-1PM
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STEP BACK INTO A 1950s HALLOWEEN EXHIBIT Sep 16, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017
1950s Park Forest House Museum
227 Monee Road, Park Forest, IL
The museum is decorated in vintage Halloween decorations including die-cuts and Halloween Gurley Candles.
W & Sa 1-3:30PM or by appointment
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BOOMER TOYS AND DOLLS Sep 16, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017
1950s Park Forest House Museum, St. Mary's Catholic Church
227 Monee Road, Park Forest, IL
Toys and dolls, several on loan, played with from the late 1940s into the mid-1960s will be on display, along with books about them.
W & Sa 1-3:30PM
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LIGHT RENDERING SPACE Sep 23, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017
South Suburban College Fitness Center
Photo Four Gallery Room 4338, 15800 South State Street, South Holland, IL
708-596-2000 x2316
For more information or to confirm dates/time, call 708-596-2000 x2316. Reception Wednesday October 4th at 12:30PM.
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ODYSSEY FUN FARM Sep 23, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017
Odyssey Fun World
19111 South Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
The Odyssey Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze is fun for all ages! It is a 110 acre farm! We boast a 13 acre pumpkin patch that you will be able to walk through to find the perfect pumpkin for your family. Our exclusive corn maze is 15 acres! It is shaped to say Odyssey Fun World Tinley Park and displays our mascot Chipper! We also have a 5 acre courtyard full of family friendly activities: The Odyssey Petting Zoo, The Inflatable Kidz Zone, corn cannons, pig races, a cow train, hay rides and pony rides! (Pony Rides only available on Saturday and Sunday. Max weight of 90lbs.) Smoking and alcohol are strictly not permitted within The Odyssey Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze. Smoking is only permitted within the front parking lot. No outside food or beverages allowed on the Farm! Sept. 23-Oct. 31
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PASION DEL ARTISTA Sep 25, 2017 - Sep 28, 2017
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
Works by Hispanic artists Carlos Barberena, Oscar Martinez and Paul Sierra. Woodcuts and paintings exude passion in this exhibition by three artists to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.
M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM; Artists' Reception Oct. 6, 4:30-7PM
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MARIUM RANA | A PLACE TO CALL HOME Sep 25, 2017 - Sep 29, 2017
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
This painting series depicts the complexity of belonging to two different cultures and trying to make a home out of stories of places and moments one has not personally experienced. The paintings depict landscapes that do not exist in our tangible world, lost somewhere between the past and the present. These vibrant landscapes seem as imaginary as the places that have existed before us. Reception: Sept. 25, 12:30-2PM, Artist Talk: 1PM
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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Krueger Park Recreation Center
9100 South 88th Avenue, Hickory Hills, IL
Try a variety of 3-4 soups offered at this event. We will also have chili. $8 Residents, $9 Non-residents
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Prairie Bluff Public Golf Club
19433 Renwick Road, Crest Hill, IL
Come out and watch the Prairie Bluff Golf Club be turned into a Circus City! Buy your tickets at Challenge Fitness or Crest Hill Office and Save! Pre-Registration: Ages 2-11/$6, Ages 12+/$8 ; Day of show: Ages 2-11/$12, Ages 12+/ $16. Animal setup at 7:30 am, Elephant raise big tent at 9:00am.
Show times: 4:30PM & 7:30PM
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WORKS Sep 26, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017
South Suburban College
Dulgar Gallery Room 1253, 15800 South State Street, South Holland, IL
708-596-2000 x2316
For more information or to confirm dates/time, call 708-596-2000 x2316. Reception TBD.
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WAIT UNTIL DARK Sep 28, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017
The Drama Group
Milord Studio Theatre, 330 West 202nd Street, Chicago Heights, IL
Frederick Knott’s thriller is the story of Susy Hendrix, a recently blinded housewife who unwittingly possesses a doll filled with illicit drugs. Harry Roat, a brutal and sophisticated criminal, coerces two small-time thugs into helping him con Susy into giving up the doll. A battle of wits ensues as Susy and the young girl upstairs launch a counterplot against the thieves. The drama plays on the themes of darkness and light as Susy navigates through her world, and ultimately defends herself through her sightless world.
Th-Sa 7:30PM; Su 2PM
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FALL FEST Sep 29, 2017
McCarthy Park/Tinley Junction
16801 South 80th Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
Join us for Tinley Park-Park Districts Family Fall Fest!
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Cultural Center
14760 Park Lane, Orland Park, IL
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!
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