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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


CHICAGO WHITE SOX BASEBALL May 1, 2017 - May 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.
Visit Website $ o s
VILLAGE OF ROBBINS - OPEN AIR MARKET May 2, 2017 - May 30, 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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KIWANIS BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY May 3, 2017 - May 31, 2017
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-403-6200
W 6-9:30PM
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SWAP O RAMA FLEA MARKET May 3, 2017 - May 31, 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 May 3, 2017 - May 31, 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 May 7, 2017 - May 28, 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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BENCHES ON THE AVENUE May 10, 2017 - May 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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FARMERS MARKET - PALOS HEIGHTS May 10, 2017 - May 31, 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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2017 HOLLYWOOD CASINO AMPHITHEATRE CONCERT SEASON May 13, 2017 - May 31, 2017
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
312-559-1212
Visit Website $ c o
DOLTON FLEA MARKET May 13, 2017 - May 31, 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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IT'S SUMMER AT THE MUSEUM May 15, 2017 - May 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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EUROPEAN MARKET - CRETE May 20, 2017 - May 27, 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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WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS BASEBALL May 23, 2017 - May 28, 2017
Standard Bank Stadium
14011 South Kenton Avenue, Crestwood, IL
708-489-2255
The Windy City ThunderBolts baseball brings affordable family entertainment all summer long at Standard Bank Stadium. Call to reserve groups or parties today!
Visit Website $ o s
HITS BALMORAL PARK-SHOWPLACE SPRING CLASSIC III May 24, 2017 - May 28, 2017
HITS Balmoral Park
26435 South Dixie Highway, Route 394 South, Crete, IL
708-304-2329
The iconic Balmoral Park will once again welcome equestrians from near and far, for unparalleled hunter/jumper competition. Home to HITS’ inaugural Midwest show and in partnership with Pat Boyle/Showplace Productions, it will feature USEF Rated National & Premier Hunters and 4* & 5* Jumpers, as well as a USHJA International Hunter Derby, FEI rated events and qualifiers for the HITS Championship. The property boasts countless hospitality amenities including a 4,467 seat mint-condition grand stand and a state of the art VIP Clubhouse.
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GAELIC PARK IRISH FEST May 26, 2017 - May 29, 2017
Chicago Gaelic Park
6119 West 147th Street, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-9323
Irish Fest brings together the best in Irish music from America, Canada and Europe. In addition to all of the music, there will be Irish sports, dancing, theatre & story-telling, a petting zoo, Irish dogs and ponies, Irish import stores. For the little people there are magicians, puppets, jugglers, clowns and most importantly, unlimited carnival rides are included in the admission price. Free parking on site.
F 4-11PM; Sa-Su 2-11PM; M 1-8PM
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FARMERS MARKET - PARK FOREST May 27, 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 - HOMEWOOD May 27, 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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CHICAGO RED STARS SOCCER May 27, 2017
TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, IL
773-697-8699
At Toyota Park, Red Stars fans will enjoy an exciting game day environment in a major league stadium, while our players and the rest of the teams in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) will enjoy the benefits of competing on a world class, natural grass pitch.
3PM
Visit Website $ o s
CENTENNIAL PARK AQUATIC CENTER May 27, 2017 - May 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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SPORTS CARDS AND MORE SHOW May 28, 2017
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-334-4237
9AM-2PM
Visit Website $ d s
OUTDOOR FLEA MARKET May 28, 2017
Main Park
10925 West LaPorte Road, Mokena, IL
708-390-2401
Sell your old or new wares. Concessions will be open. Preregistration fee of $20 by 4PM, Friday, May 26. Day of event registration: $25. Fees are non-refundable. Call or visit our website for vendor guidelines.
8AM-2PM
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MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY May 29, 2017
Breidert Green
Kansas & White Streets, Frankfort, IL
815-469-2177 x243
10AM
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MEMORIAL DAY REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY May 29, 2017
VFW Memorial
8901 West 123rd Street, Palos Park, IL
708-671-3760
Remember our fallen heroes. They are the reason that we are free! Orland Palos VFW Post 2604
1PM
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MEMORIAL DAY PARADE May 29, 2017
Old Matteson
3625 West 215th Street, Matteson, IL
708-283-4777
The American Legion Post 474 and the Village of Matteson are sponsoring the Memorial Day Parade. For further information or to have your group, club or organization participate please call Rick Sobczak at the American Legion at 708-748-9643.
10AM-2PM
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MEMORIAL DAY PARADE AND REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY May 29, 2017
South Park Avenue
North from 170th Street to 160th Place, South Holland, IL
708-331-2940
Annual parade featuring local school bands, churches, businesses, village officials and more. A remembrance ceremony immediately follows at Veterans Park.
11AM
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CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER May 31, 2017
TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, IL
888-MLS-FIRE
Nothing beats live soccer. Watch the Chicago Fire at TOYOTA PARK - get your tickets today.
7:30PM
Visit Website $ o s
MUSIC IN THE MOONLIGHT CONCERT SERIES Jun 1, 2017
Hickory Creek Preserve, LaPorte Road Access, East of Wolf Road
Forest Preserve District of Will County, Mokena, IL
815-727-8700
Enjoy some Music in the Moonlight at Hickory Creek Preserve on the first Thursday in June, July and August during this Forest Preserve District of Will County free summer concert series. Each concert will feature different musical styles and musicians. Concert-goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or a blanket, snacks and bug repellent and to make a night of it.
6:30-9PM
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STORIES AT THE LAKE Jun 1, 2017
Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens
7402 West Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights, IL
708-361-1873
Free event for kids! Lake Katherine volunteer educator Nicole Snyder will host storytime, reading aloud from a nature-themed children's book. Plus fun activities. No need to book in advance - just turn up!
4-4:45PM
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CRUISIN' FRANKFORT Jun 1, 2017 - Jun 29, 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 Jun 1, 2017 - Jun 29, 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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