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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 Sporting 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 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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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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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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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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SPORTS CARDS AND MORE SHOW Sep 24, 2017
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-334-4237
9AM-2PM
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SENSATIONAL SOUP & CHILI DAY Sep 26, 2017
Krueger Park Recreation Center
9100 South 88th Avenue, Hickory Hills, IL
708-598-1233
Try a variety of 3-4 soups offered at this event. We will also have chili. $8 Residents, $9 Non-residents
4:30-6PM
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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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KIWANIS BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY Oct 4, 2017 - Oct 25, 2017
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-341-3161
Bingo, $4400 guaranteed payout. Doors open at 4:30pm. Early special at 6:15pm. Bulls eye, Fireplug, Raffle, Food, Free Coffee and Progressive Raffle.
W 6:30PM
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OLD PLANK ROAD TRAIL 5K RUN/WALK Oct 7, 2017
Breidert Green
Kansas & White Streets, Frankfort, IL
815-469-2177 x243
Annual 5K Run/Walk along Old Plank Road Trail in downtown Frankfort. Registration is required! Rain or Shine. Race begins promptly at 9:30 AM. Registration is available on line!
8-11:30AM
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DROP-IN BIKE CLINIC Oct 7, 2017
Hickory Creek Preserve-Laporte Road Access
Forest Preserve Distirct of Will County, 10501 West LaPorte Road, Mokena, IL
815-727-8700
Visit any time between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to become acquainted with your bike, or test ride something completely new. The Forest Preserve, in partnership with FnA Outdoors, will be hosting a bicycle safety demo and clinic. Bike experts will be on hand for general bike checks, to lead a flat tire clinic, and to answer any questions you might have about your existing bike, important bike accessories or the bike of your dreams.
1-5PM
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SPORTS CARDS AND MORE SHOW Oct 8, 2017
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-334-4237
9AM-2PM
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NATURE PLAY DAY Oct 11, 2017
Plum Creek Nature Center
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27064 South Dutton Road, Beecher, IL
708-946-2216
Children and their parent or guardian are invited to come out and play! A new nature theme is chosen every program with hands-on activities that may include a hike, story, games, dancing, art, outdoor activities and more! There will be a variety of group and free play activities. We encourage experiencing all types of weather, rain or shine, so please dress accordingly. While activities are designed for ages 3-5, younger children are welcome. This is a great opportunity for parents and children to meet in a natural setting to exchange ideas and get to know each other. Please dress for indoor and outdoor activities. Outdoor activities may take place on natural surfaces across uneven terrain.
10-11:30AM
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HEADLAMP GAMES Oct 12, 2017
Dolphin Lake Clubhouse
183rd Street & Governors Highway, Homewood, IL
708-957-0300
Get your headlamp and head to Clubhouse at Dolphin Lake. We will be playing your favorite picnic games by headlamp. Price includes prizes, a hotdog with chips and one beer. Additional beer available for sale. Event is for adults 21 and over. $20 by October 11 / $30 at the door
7PM
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NIGHTMARE AT THE TERRACE Oct 13, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017
Worth Park District Terrace Centre
11500 South Beloit Avenue, Worth, IL
708-448-7080
Nightmare at the Terrace is a 12+ room Haunted House. Each room is filled with more terrors then the previous. Can you survive the nightmare? $10 per person
F-Su 7-10PM
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FALL FISHING DERBY Oct 14, 2017
Horsetail Lake
McCarthy Road/123rd Street & 104th Avenue, Palos Park, IL
708-671-3760
The Village of Palos Park and the Forest Preserves of Cook County (FPCC) are offering you and your family a FUN day of fishing. Bring you rod and tackle or we have rods to borrow. Try your luck at catching the largest fish in your age group.
8:30-11:30AM
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CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER Oct 15, 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.
2PM
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SPOOKTACULAR GOLF Oct 21, 2017
El Morro Park
Forest Trails Mini Golf, 15500 Arroyo Drive, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-7270
Come have a SPOOKtacular time! Ghosts and gruesome goblins inhabit this golf course for the weekend. Visit our website for more information. $5.00 per person
2-6PM
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SPORTS CARDS AND MORE SHOW Oct 22, 2017
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-334-4237
9AM-2PM
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HALLOWEEN & A MOVIE SCREEN Oct 28, 2017
Coyote Run Golf Course
800 Kedzie Avenue, Flossmoor, IL
708-957-0300
Decorate your cars, trucks and ghoulish vans for the first Trunk-or-Treat at Coyote Run. Prizes for the most festive decorated trunk and costumes. Visit Wiley’s To Go Tent for festive treats for all and stick around for an outdoor movie. For more information or to reserve your parking space call 708.957.8700.
6-8PM
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RUN FOR THE HEALTH OF IT Oct 28, 2017
Vollmer Road Grove
Forest Preserves of Cook County, Vollmer Road West of Crawford Avenue, Country Club Hills, IL
708-957-6950
5K Run & Fitness Walk - On-line registration closes 10/21/2017 at 3:30PM. Includes entry fee, long sleeve t-shirt, refreshments & access to all Sponsors.
8AM
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KIWANIS BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY Nov 1, 2017 - Nov 29, 2017
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-341-3161
Bingo, $4400 guaranteed payout. Doors open at 4:30pm. Early special at 6:15pm. Bulls eye, Fireplug, Raffle, Food, Free Coffee and Progressive Raffle.
W 6:30PM
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TURKEY SHOOT BASKETBALL COMPETITION Nov 4, 2017
Central Park Building
15601 South Central Avenue, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-7270
Gobble, gobble, gobble! Join us for our annual Turkey Shoot free-throw contest. Adult/child teams will compete against their age group. The best of 20 free-throws wins! Limit one turkey per family. Ages 4-adult.
6:30-8:15PM
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TINLEY PARK TURKEY TROT Nov 5, 2017
Vogt Woods
6527 West 171st Street, Tinley Park, IL
708-342-4200
Awards will be given for first, second and third place runners in all age categories, male and female, based on chip timing. An award will also be given to the best overall resident and non-resident male and female runner. Unisex tech shirts will be awarded to the first 550 registered participants. Pre-registration closes October 27 at 3PM. Registration and preregistration pick up will open again at 7AM on race day at Vogt Woods. Packet pick-up will be held October 28-29 from 8AM-3PM at the Recreation Center.
8-10AM
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ARCHERY 101 Nov 7, 2017
Joe Orr Woods
East Joe Orr Road & Wallace Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-386-4042
Never tried archery before? Attend one of these sessions to learn all things archery: history, bow parts and proper technique. Archery equipment is provided for all programs. All archery programs are for ages 10 & up.
3-6PM
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NATURE PLAY DAY Nov 8, 2017
Plum Creek Nature Center
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27064 South Dutton Road, Beecher, IL
708-946-2216
Parents with young children (Ages 3-5) are invited to come out for a Nature Play Day. You and your child may participate in a hike, story, game, dancing or playing. This is an opportunity for parents of young children to meet other parents. Registration required
10-11:30AM
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A CHRISTMAS CAROL-THE MUSICAL Nov 10, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017
Oak View Center
4625 West 110th Street, Oak Lawn, IL
708-857-2200
Shows sell out quickly; Order tickets in advance! Performances are held and tickets are sold at the Oak View Center.
F-Sa 8PM; Su 3PM
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SPORTS CARDS AND MORE SHOW Nov 11, 2017
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-334-4237
9AM-2PM
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H-F RACQUET & FITNESS COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE Nov 11, 2017
H-F Racquet and Fitness Club
2920 West 183rd Street, Homewood, IL
708-799-1323
This is our annual open house for the Southland Community. Visitors can tour the facility, take a class, try a tennis lesson, or swim in our pool. Free admission- Membership specials will be available.
7AM-3PM
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24TH ANNUAL ORLAND HILLS TURKEY TROT Nov 18, 2017
Kelly Park
16675 South Haven Avenue, Orland Hills, IL
708-349-7211
Races will be run on the pathways & streets of Orland Hills. Water & Aid stations on each course. Courses are certified by the State of Illinois and chip timed. Free sweatshirts while supplies last. Awards for Overall winners and 1st-3rd place winners in each age classification. $25 pre-registration until 11/16/2017, $30 after 11/16/2017.
9AM 1M Juniors, 10AM 5K open
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GOBBLER GAUNTLET 5K Nov 18, 2017
The Sanctuary Golf Course
485 Marley Road, New Lenox, IL
815-485-3284
Dash your way to the finish line! The terrain is mostly flat with a few rolling hills. The race/walk will have a water station and an electronically-timed finish line. All participants will receive one FREE drink in the clubhouse upon finishing the race. Medals will be awarded to 1st and 2nd place finishers in each age category, top male and female as well as male and female winners from New Lenox. If registered by Wednesday, October 25, participants are guaranteed a race shirt. All net proceeds will benefit the NLCPD Scholarship Program. Age 7 & over.
8-11AM
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