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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


BALANCE AND COMPOSURE Sep 1, 2017 - Sep 21, 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 September 21st 11AM.
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HEATHER MACALL | TRANSFORMED Sep 1, 2017 - Sep 21, 2017
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Ferndale Michigan contemporary fiber artist Heather Macali’s Transformed creates positive energy within the gallery in contrast to the overwhelming negative content covered by modern media. Inspired by the 1980’s cartoon Transformers, these hand woven artworks with bright colors and patterns create a safe space for inner reflection and an escape from adverse stimulants.
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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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
708-891-8100
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
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 Sep 1, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
312-559-1212
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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
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 - PARK FOREST Sep 2, 2017 - Sep 30, 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 Sep 2, 2017 - Sep 30, 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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SWAP O RAMA FLEA MARKET Sep 2, 2017 - Sep 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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EUROPEAN MARKET - CRETE Sep 2, 2017 - Sep 30, 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 Sep 2, 2017 - Sep 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-3PM
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FARMERS MARKET - HOMEWOOD Sep 2, 2017 - Sep 30, 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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TINLEY PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM & CHAPEL Sep 3, 2017 - Sep 27, 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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FARMERS MARKET - BLUE ISLAND Sep 4, 2017 - Sep 25, 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 Sep 6, 2017 - Sep 27, 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 Sep 6, 2017 - Sep 27, 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 Sep 6, 2017 - Sep 27, 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 Sep 6, 2017 - Sep 27, 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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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
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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COUNTRY MARKETS - FRANKFORT Sep 10, 2017 - Sep 24, 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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STEP BACK INTO A 1950s HALLOWEEN EXHIBIT Sep 16, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017
1950s Park Forest House Museum
227 Monee Road, Park Forest, IL
708-481-4252
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
708-481-4252
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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HITS BALMORAL PARK-SHOWPLACE FALL CLASSIC III Sep 20, 2017 - Sep 24, 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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WINE & UNWIND Sep 21, 2017
Irwin Park
18120 Highland Avenue, Homewood, IL
708-957-0300
Relax with yoga by our outdoor fireplace followed by a wine social. All experience levels welcome. $15
7PM
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12TH ANNUAL TASTE OF MATTESON Sep 22, 2017
Holiday Inn Chicago Matteson Conference Center
500 Holiday Plaza Drive, Matteson, IL
708-283-4777
Taste of Matteson celebrates the diversity of our community. It provides an opportunity for residents to interact, while enjoying samples of various cuisines from restaurants in the area. Will also include a silent auction, door prizes, live music and a cash bar. Advance tickets only (no tickets at the door). Tickets can be purchased at the Village Hall or Matteson Community Center and only a limited supply is available. Come out and enjoy an evening of great food, fun and entertainment. Admission $10
5:30-8PM
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JERRY ROSSEN PUBLIC AUCTION Sep 22, 2017
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone, IL
708-997-0245
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FRIDAY NIGHT FISHING Sep 22, 2017
Prairie Bluff Public Golf Club
19433 Renwick Road, Crest Hill, IL
815-838-1183
Come and fish for prizes and fun! This is a catch and release event. Bring your bait and rod, Pre-registration is required. All those attending must register. Pre-registration $6, At the door $8.
7:30-9:30PM
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BBQ ON THE HILL Sep 22, 2017 - Sep 23, 2017
12804 South Highland Avenue
Blue Island, IL
708-385-3304
Friday Night will be dedicated to family fun and entertainment with a focus on good eats & drinks. Saturday will be dedicated to all things BBQ including a amateur cook-off and a public rib sampling event.
F 5-10PM; Sa 12-9PM
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CRETE ACORN FEST Sep 22, 2017 - Sep 23, 2017
Crete Park
515 First Street, Crete, IL
708-672-6969
Come enjoy our fest under the Oaks at Acorn Fest featuring live music, food, crafts, FREE admission and kid's play area. Details found at CretePark.com
F 5-10PM; Sa 11AM-10PM
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