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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 Outdoor 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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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BRAD PAISLEY Sep 23, 2017
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
312-559-1212
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FALL FEST Sep 23, 2017
Kasey Meadow Park
8047 West 91st Place, Hickory Hills, IL
708-598-1233
Rides, games, face painting, balloon sculptures, pony rides, petting zoo, candy and much more.
12-4PM
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FALL FISHING DERBY Sep 23, 2017
Dolphin Lake
183rd Street & Governors Highway, Homewood, IL
708-957-0300
Here fishy fishy fishy... Try your luck at catching the biggest fish in your age group. Be sure to register the anglers by 10:30AM that day as all participants receive a raffle ticket. Anglers 16 and older need both Dolphin Lake and State of Illinois fishing permits. Bait available for sale day of the event. Don’t have a fishing poll? Rent one from Irons Oaks.
8-11:30AM
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ODYSSEY FUN FARM Sep 23, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017
Odyssey Fun World
19111 South Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-429-3800
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
10AM-6PM
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WINED-ING THROUGH HISTORIC DOWNTOWN FRANKFORT-6TH ANNUAL WINE & ALE WALK Sep 24, 2017
Downtown Historic Frankfort
Breidert Green, Kansas & White Streets, Frankfort, IL
815-469-3356
As you stroll through our charming downtown, we hope you’ll enjoy the wine, ale, appetizers and dessert tastes, along with the live music scattered throughout your route. Register at Frankfortchamber.com and pay by credit card. You may also register at the Chamber Office 123 Kansas St, and pay by cash, check or credit card. $35.00 per Person (must be 21) $10.00 for the DD
4-8PM
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FALL FUN FEST Sep 24, 2017
Children's Museum of Oak Lawn
5100 Museum Drive, Oak Lawn, IL
708-423-6709
This is a family fun outdoor event with games, crafts, and activities. We hope you can join us!
10AM-3PM
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KELLY MILLER CIRCUS Sep 26, 2017
Prairie Bluff Public Golf Club
19433 Renwick Road, Crest Hill, IL
815-838-1183
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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FALL FEST Sep 29, 2017
McCarthy Park/Tinley Junction
16801 South 80th Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-342-4200
Join us for Tinley Park-Park Districts Family Fall Fest!
6-8:30PM
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CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER Sep 30, 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
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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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