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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 Arts 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 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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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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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 - 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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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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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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DUTCH FESTIVAL Sep 23, 2017
Elim Christian Services
13020 South Central Avenue, Palos Heights, IL
708-389-0555
Don’t miss Elim's Dutch Festival which offers free admission, free parking and fun activities for all ages!
7:30AM-4PM
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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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PASION DEL ARTISTA Sep 25, 2017 - Sep 28, 2017
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-709-7738
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
708-974-5500
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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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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DAUGHTER AND MOTHER (GRANDMOTHER TOO) TEA PARTY Sep 30, 2017
Sgt. Means Barn
20712 Western Avenue, Olympia Fields, IL
708-481-7313
Enjoy a very special day drinking tea and eating cookies while painting and decorating a tea cup and saucer creating memories that will last a lifetime. Instruction provided by our very own painting instructor Sandy Theisen. All supplies included. $40 a couple
7-10PM
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OPACC FINE ART FAIR Sep 30, 2017 - Oct 1, 2017
Orland Park Crossing
14225 South 95th Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-349-2972
The 6th Annual Fine Art Fair offers more than 50 artists with art for purchase, musical entertainment, vendor booths, community art project, raffle, food, drinks and fun!
10AM-4PM
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OPACC FINE ART FAIR Oct 1, 2017
Orland Park Crossing
14225 South 95th Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-349-2972
The 6th Annual Fine Art Fair offers more than 50 artists with art for purchase, musical entertainment, vendor booths, community art project, raffle, food, drinks and fun!
10AM-4PM
Visit Website c d o
LIGHT RENDERING SPACE Oct 1, 2017 - Oct 5, 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.
Visit Website c d
TINLEY PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM & CHAPEL Oct 1, 2017 - Oct 25, 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
c d
SWAP O RAMA FLEA MARKET Oct 1, 2017 - Oct 29, 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
Visit Website $ d o
WORKS Oct 1, 2017 - Oct 31, 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.
Visit Website c d
SILENT WITNESS Oct 2, 2017 - Oct 11, 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.
Visit Website c d
PASION DEL ARTISTA Oct 2, 2017 - Oct 26, 2017
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-709-3636
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-4PM & W-Th 5-7PM; Artists' Reception Oct 6, 4:30-7PM
Visit Website c d
MARIUM RANA | A PLACE TO CALL HOME Oct 2, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
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
Visit Website c d
VILLAGE OF ROBBINS - OPEN AIR MARKET Oct 3, 2017 - Oct 31, 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
d o
FARMERS MARKET - PALOS HEIGHTS Oct 4, 2017 - Oct 11, 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 Oct 4, 2017 - Oct 11, 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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