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The Chicago Southland Spring Summer 2017 Festivals and Events Guide
Posted on 05/12/2017 by  

Lansing, Ill. – This spring/summer make it a goal to experience all that is exciting in our region. Check out our 2017 Spring/Summer Festivals & Events Guide. Whether it is a fitness event or community activity this guide gives 32 pages to inspire your adventurous ...
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The Chicago Southland CVB’s 2017 Revamping of Website
Posted on 05/12/2017 by  

Lansing, Ill. – The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau’s (CSCVB) is pleased to introduce an enhanced tool for travelers and event planners looking for a destination that offers a wide variety of accommodations, venues, things to see and do, festiv...
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April Food Day Deemed a Success
Posted on 05/11/2017 by  

Tinley Park, Ill. – Last week’s April Food drive was a big success and collected over 109,000 pounds of food which will be distributed to seven regional food pantries. This will help over 5,000 families in need of assistance in the Chicago Southland.   ...
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April Food Day is Going Strong
Posted on 03/17/2017 by  

  Tinley Park, Ill. – South-Southwest Suburban United Way’s (SSWUW) fifth annual April Food Day event is underway with the goal to raise over 115,000 pounds of food. Did you know that over 1.6 million people in Illinois are considered food insecure, 64% o...
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The 2017 Chicago Southland Visitors Guide has Released!
Posted on 03/03/2017 by  

Lansing, Ill. – With the completion of the 2017 Chicago Southland Visitors Guide, it is now time to dust off the calendars, gather the family/colleagues/friends and plan the perfect trip. Visiting a new area is exciting -- but how do you choose? Lucki...
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Two Area Sporting Events Honored by SportEvents Magazine
Posted on 02/27/2017 by  

Lansing, Ill. – Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau was instrumental in bringing two national competitive events to the Chicago Southland in 2016. The STIHL TIMBERSPORTS  – U.S. Pro & Collegiate Championships was held at the Tinley Park Conv...
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Loren Petrakis-Mueller Hired as Communications Manager at Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau
Posted on 02/27/2017 by  

Lansing, Ill. – Loren Petrakis-Mueller has stepped aboard as Communications Manager at the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau. As she sails along, Loren will be responsible for marketing communication strategies that increase awareness to the Chicago So...
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Bird Watching in Chicago Southland
Posted on 01/05/2017 by  

Grab your binoculars, camera and get ready to explore the beauty within Chicago Southland. There are over 40,000 acres of forest preserves throughout the Chicago Southland. The Forest Preserves of Cook County and Forest Preserve District of Will County are a wealth...
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Holiday Weekends in Chicago Southland
Posted on 12/22/2016 by  

Enjoy winter at its finest by visiting Chicago Southland these two holiday weekends. Whether you wish to enjoy Winter Break indoors (click here for 5 family-friendly suggestions) or want to check out events while visiting family and friends in Chicago Southland, you will fin...
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Top 8 things to do at Musher Mania
Posted on 12/20/2016 by  

Musher ManiaMonee Reservoir27341 Ridgeland Avenue, Monee(708) 534-8499Saturday, January 14th12-4PMThe 23rd Annual Musher Mania in Monee offers the chance to enjoy the wonders of winter! This is a free event the whole family will enjoy! In partnership with the Siberian Husky ...
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Winter Break in Chicago Southland
Posted on 12/20/2016 by  

To parents, including yours truly, winter break doesn't feel much like a break. This is of course due to the fact that we need to entertain the children, preferably inside, without watching a lot of TV. This is why we've rounded up a few ideas to make this winter bre...
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Holiday Events in Chicago Southland
Posted on 12/19/2016 by  

Ongoing Events Thursday, Dec. 1 - Saturday, Dec. 31 FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS Lansing Historical Museum (Lower Level of Lansing Public Library) 2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing 708-474-7497 The Lansing Historical Society will display more than 30 Christmas trees, nativity sce...
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Over 15 Things To Do this Weekend
Posted on 12/13/2016 by  

Enjoy winter at its finest by visiting Chicago Southland this weekend. Whether you’re interested in celebrating the holidays at the brewery, taking in a performance or exploring nature in winter, you will find it Just Beyond the City Limits.   Make sure to ...
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Over 15 Things To Do this Weekend
Posted on 12/06/2016 by  

Enjoy winter at its finest by visiting Chicago Southland this weekend. Whether you’re interested in celebrating the holiday lights, taking in a performance or exploring nature in winter, you will find it Just Beyond the City Limits.   Make sure to tag #Chic...
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Over 30 things to do this weekend in Chicago Southland
Posted on 11/30/2016 by  

Start getting in the Holiday Spirit by visiting Chicago Southland this weekend. Whether you’re interested in celebrating the holiday lights, taking in a performance or exploring nature in winter, you will find it Just Beyond the City Limits.   Make sure to ...
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Top 13 Things to Do this Weekend in Chicago Southland
Posted on 11/23/2016 by  

You're certain to be thankful this weekend in Chicago Southland. Whether you’re interested in Opting Outside on Black Friday, shopping on Black Friday or starting Holiday celebrations, you will find it Just Beyond the City Limits.   Play and share our ne...
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Turn Two for Youth Program Raises over 1,700 Items for Impoverished Youth
Posted on 11/21/2016 by  

Turn Two for Youth, a non-profit, charitable organization created by two baseball families on a mission to facilitate the enjoyment and expansion globally of youth baseball and softball, partnered with the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau and collected over...
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Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau Announces 2016 Annual Award Winners & Southland Stars of the Industry
Posted on 11/21/2016 by  

The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau, the regional destination management organization for Chicago’s 62 south and southwest suburbs, recognized its members, municipalities and organizations for their outstanding service in the hospitality and tourism ...
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The Chicago Southland Fall & Winter 2016-2017 Festivals & Events Guide now available
Posted on 11/21/2016 by  

Brace yourself, winter is coming and what better way to prepare then picking up the 2016 – 2017 Fall / Winter Festivals & Events Guide from the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau. Featuring over 322 unique events, the 2016 – 2017 Fall / Winter...
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Over 20 things to do this weekend
Posted on 11/11/2016 by  

You're certain to have a good time this weekend in Chicago Southland. Whether you’re interested in turkey-themed sports, exploring the outdoors or staying inside to see a show, you will find it Just Beyond the City Limits.   Play and share our new destin...
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Over 25 things to do this weekend
Posted on 11/04/2016 by  

You're certain to have a good time this weekend in Chicago Southland. Whether you’re looking for turkey-themed sports, explore the outdoors or stay inside to see a show, you will find it Just Beyond the City Limits.   Play and share our ne...
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Famous Sculptures for Instagram Photography
Posted on 11/02/2016 by  

Whether you shoot with your phone, Cannon, Nikon or your all time favorite camera, you will find a great photo moment at Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park located throughout Governors State University (GSU) in University Park, IL. Nine photographers arrived at our recent In...
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The Weekender: November 4th - 6th
Posted on 10/28/2016 by  

You're certain to have a good time this weekend in Chicago Southland. Whether you’re looking to see or participate in unique sports, explore the outdoors or stay inside to see a show, you will find it Just Beyond the City Limits.   Play and share our ne...
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The Weekender: October 28th - 30th
Posted on 10/20/2016 by  

BOO! You're certain to have a spooky good time this weekend in Chicago Southland. Whether you’re looking to get more use out of the kids' costumes at Halloween events, explore nature or an alien plant, you will find it Just Beyond the City Limits.   ...
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The Weekender: October 21st–23rd in Chicago Southland
Posted on 10/18/2016 by  

There is something to do for all interests this weekend in Chicago Southland. Whether you’re looking to get more use out of the kid's costumes at Pre-Halloween events, celebrate Fall as a family or catch a show, you will find it Just Beyond the City Limits. &nb...
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The Weekender: October 14th–16th in Chicago Southland
Posted on 10/12/2016 by  

There is something to do for all interests this weekend in Chicago Southland. Whether you’re looking for music, art or family fun events, you will find it Just Beyond the City Limits.   Play and share our newest destination video highlighting all of the fun...
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Top 8 things to do at Lansing Autumn Fest
Posted on 10/07/2016 by  

Lansing Autumn Fest   Downtown Lansing at Fox Pointe & Park Plaza Ridge Road and Henry Street, Lansing (708) 832-4584     October 7th, 8th and 9th The 5th Annual Lansing Autumn Fest offers three days of family fun in the heart of ...
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The Weekender: September 30th – October 2nd
Posted on 09/29/2016 by  

There is something to do for all interests this weekend in Chicago Southland. Whether you’re looking for farmers markets, Fall Festivals or outdoor events, you will find it Just Beyond the City Limits.   Make sure to tag #ChicagoSouthland in your Facebook, ...
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Another way to ride a bicycle
Posted on 09/26/2016 by  

Attending this event is as easy as riding a bike. The second annual Chicagoland Unconventional Bicycle Expo (CUBE) rides its way into the Tinley Park Convention Center, September 30th - October 2nd. This is the nation's largest show for unconventional bikes. Friday, S...
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The Weekender: September 23rd-25th in Chicago Southland
Posted on 09/19/2016 by  

There is something to do for all interests this weekend in Chicago Southland. Whether you’re looking for farmers markets, Fall Festivals or outdoor events, you will find it Just Beyond the City Limits.   Make sure to tag #ChicagoSouthland in your Facebook, ...
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The Weekender: September 16th - 18th in Chicago Southland
Posted on 09/12/2016 by  

There is something to do for all interests this weekend in Chicago Southland. Whether you’re looking for Fall Festivals, fine art events or night time fun, you will find it Just Beyond the City Limits.   To better plan your next trip to Chicago Southland, s...
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The Weekender: September 9th-11th in Chicago Southland
Posted on 09/08/2016 by  

There is something to do for all interests this weekend in Chicago Southland. Whether you’re looking for concerts, Fall Festivals or outdoor events, you will find it Just Beyond the City Limits.   To better plan your next trip to Chicago Southland, sign-up ...
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Vintage Market Shopping at Historic Ford Hangar
Posted on 09/08/2016 by  

Have you ever looked at unique handcrafted, vintage Pinterest items and thought, “I’d buy that if only I could see it in person?” Well, the Fetching Market at the Historic Ford Hangar is like everything on your Pinterest boards, but BETTER because it&r...
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Top 5 Things to do at Frankfort Fall Fest
Posted on 08/31/2016 by  

Frankfort Fall Festival   Downtown Historical Frankfort Between Kansas & White Streets, Frankfort (815) 469-3356     The 48th Annual Frankfort Fall Festival and Carnival has become known all over the United States as one of the best...
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Top 5 Things To Do Labor Day Weekend in Chicago Southland
Posted on 08/26/2016 by  

As the unofficial ending of summer, Labor Day Weekend offers the perfect time to start thinking about the Fall season and festivals. Here are the top five fun things to do over Labor Day weekend in Chicago Southland.   You might also be interested in these&nb...
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The Weekender: August 26 - 28 in Chicago Southland
Posted on 08/24/2016 by  

This weekend's events in Chicago Southland offer an array of opportunities to eat, drink and be happy or to reconnect with family and friends! There are many reasons to visit Just Beyond The City Limits!To better plan your next trip to Chicago Southland,sign-up for our Month...
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The Weekender: August 19th –21st in Chicago Southland
Posted on 08/17/2016 by  

This weekend in Chicago Southland offers an array of opportunities to experience great concerts, family - friendly events, nature, sports and so much more! There are many reasons to visit Just Beyond The City Limits!To better plan your next trip to Chicago Southland, sign-up...
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The Weekender: August 12th – 14th in Chicago Southland
Posted on 08/10/2016 by  

This weekend in Chicago Southland offers an array of opportunities to experience great concerts, family fun, sports and so much more! There are many reasons to visit Just Beyond The City Limits!To better plan your next trip to Chicago Southland,sign-up for our Monthly E-News...
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The Weekender: August 5th –7th in Chicago Southland
Posted on 08/04/2016 by  

This weekend in Chicago Southland offers an array of opportunities to experience great concerts, wine, beer, nature, sports and so much more! There are many reasons to visit Just Beyond The City Limits!To better plan your next trip to Chicago Southland, sign-up for our Month...
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The Weekender: July 29th – 31st in Chicago Southland
Posted on 07/27/2016 by  

This weekend in Chicago Southland offers an array of opportunities to experience great concerts, wine, beer, nature, sports and so much more! There are many reasons to visit Just Beyond The City Limits!To better plan your next trip to Chicago Southland,sign-up for our Monthl...
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The Weekender: July 22nd - 24th in Chicago Southland
Posted on 07/21/2016 by  

There is something to do for all interests this weekend in Chicago Southland. Whether you’re looking for concerts, family fun or outdoor events, you will find it Just Beyond the City Limits.To better plan your next trip to Chicago Southland,sign-up for our Monthly E-Newslett...
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The Weekender: July 15th -17th in Chicago Southland
Posted on 07/14/2016 by  

There is something to do for all interests this weekend in Chicago Southland. Whether you’re looking for concerts, family fun or outdoor events, you will find it Just Beyond the City Limits.To better plan your next trip to Chicago Southland,sign-up for our Monthly E-Newslett...
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The Weekender: July 8th -10th in Chicago Southland
Posted on 07/07/2016 by  

There is something to do for all interests this weekend in Chicago Southland. Whether you’re looking for concerts, family fun or outdoor events, you will find it Just Beyond the City Limits.To better plan your next trip to Chicago Southland,sign-up for our Monthly E-Newslett...
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South Holland Hosts Pre-Cursor Tournament to Little League Softball World Series
Posted on 07/07/2016 by  

When summer brings the warmth of the sun, an increase in peanuts and Cracker Jack sales and chants of “We want a pitcher, not a belly-itcher,” it can mean only one thing, the 2016 Junior League Girls Softball Tournament comes to South Holland, July 22nd – 27th.The nine-team ...
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Drink to the Moment in Chicago Southland
Posted on 06/30/2016 by  

“Here’s to you!”“Raise your glass to toast the bride and groom!”“TGIF!”Whatever the reason you grab a drink, enjoy the moment! It is often advised by drink aficionados when tasting a craft beer, bourbon or wine to slow down, pay attention to your senses and enjoy the moment....
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Chicago Southland's 4th of July Celebrations
Posted on 06/29/2016 by  

Fourth of July is one my favorite holidays. I love traveling to visit family and friends while eating local festival food. It's also interesting to see how other towns celebrate America's Independence. You'll be glad you celebrated Fourth of July in Chicago Southland because...
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The Weekender: June 24th - 26th in Chicago Southland
Posted on 06/23/2016 by  

There is something to do for all interests this weekend in Chicago Southland. Whether you’re looking for concerts, family fun events or outdoor events, you will find it Just Beyond the City Limits. To better plan your next trip to Chicago Southland,sign-up for our Month...
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Farmers Markets in Chicago Southland
Posted on 06/22/2016 by  

One of my favorite reasons to visit farmers markets whenever I travel is to experience something I can't find at a big chain store. Whether that means eating a tamale made from the local farmer's produce in Tinley Park, trying a plum for the first time in Oak Lawn, watching ...
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Father's Day in Chicago Southland
Posted on 06/16/2016 by  

Father’s Day is a day to be celebrated! Take him out and spoil him or let him enjoy a day all to himself. Whatever he decides, the Chicago Southland has something to make him smile!1. World's Greatest Rolling Car Show  DRIVING THE DIXIE Parking lot kitty-corner to Morai...
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The Weekender: June 10th - 12th in Chicago Southland
Posted on 06/10/2016 by  

This weekend in Chicago Southland offers an array of opportunities to experience great sports, arts and concerts! There are many reasons to visit Just Beyond The City Limits!To better plan your next trip to Chicago Southland,sign-up for our Monthly E-Newsletter.Make sure to ...
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Mancation in Chicago Southland
Posted on 06/07/2016 by  

Beer, golf and cigars, oh heck yeah!Men, it’s time to ditch the thoughts of a romantic weekend getaway or antiquing and start planning your Mancation to the Chicago Southland. What better way to kick things off than grabbing your clubs, best "Caddyshack" references and head ...
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The Weekender: June 3rd - 5th in Chicago Southland
Posted on 06/03/2016 by  

This weekend in Chicago Southland has a lot of fishing, art, concerts, water park fun and concerts! There are many reasons to visit Just Beyond The City Limits!To better plan your next trip to Chicago Southland,sign-up for our Monthly E-Newsletter.Make sure to tag #ChicagoSo...
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U.S. Log Rolling Open: Behind the Scenes
Posted on 05/31/2016 by  

We recently spoke with KRICK Log Rolling, LLC Owner Katherine Rick to get the behind the scenes information on preparing for the U.S. Log Rolling Open, which will be Saturday, June 11th at Centennial Park's Lake Sedgewick in Orland Park, IL. The U.S. Log Rolling Open is part...
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Top 5 Things To Do Memorial Day Weekend in Chicago Southland
Posted on 05/26/2016 by  

As the unofficial beginning of summer, Memorial Day Weekend offers the perfect way to start the road-trip season. Here are the top five fun things to do over memorial day weekend in Chicago Southland. Explore a bit of Irish culture or immerse in nature that is Just Beyond Th...
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