Festivals & Events

Come Celebrate in the Southland! All year long, visitors will find fun and excitement at any of the hundreds of festivals and events held throughout the Southland.

Antique and craft shows, music and theatre festivals, historical re-enactments, holiday festivities and ethnic celebrations are just a few of the events offered in the Chicago Southland every year. More information is just a phone call away. Just call or visit the website of the event of your choice to find out more about regional festivals and events.

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Below are the next 30 upcoming events in the Chicago Southland. Use the form above to search for specific events.

Mar 1, 2017-Mar 29, 2017 - KIWANIS BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY
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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Mar 1, 2017-Mar 29, 2017 - SWAP O RAMA FLEA MARKET
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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Mar 1, 2017-Mar 29, 2017 - TINLEY PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM & CHAPEL
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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Mar 2, 2017-Mar 30, 2017 - VILLAGE OF ROBBINS - OPEN AIR MARKET
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-3:30PM
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Mar 6, 2017-Mar 30, 2017 - SKYWAY ART COMPETITION
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-708-7738
The Skyway Competition features works by students from various community college, chosen by a jury of professors. Each year, a community college hosts this exhibition and Prairie State College is the welcoming host this year. Reception and Awards: April 8, 11AM-1PM
M-Th 9AM-3PM; W-Th 5-7PM
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Mar 7, 2017-Mar 28, 2017 - BEE A BEEKEEPER! INTRODUCTION TO SUCCESSFUL BEEKEEPING
Plum Creek Nature Center
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27064 South Dutton Road, Beecher, IL
708-946-2216
This Forest Preserve District of Will County program will meet from 6-8 p.m. every Tuesday during the six-week session. Learn how to become a successful beekeeper from advanced beekeeper Mike Rusnak. For a preview of the workshop, read The Backyard Beekeeper by Kim Flottum. Books may be purchased at the nature center. The course is for ages 18 and older. Registration is required by Feb. 10. $40 per person
Tu 6-8PM
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Mar 10, 2017-Mar 31, 2017 - OBSESSION, IMPROVISATION, COLLABORATION
Governors State University
Visual Art Gallery, 1 University Parkway, University Park, IL
708-534-4848
An exhibition exploring the connections between the creation of Jazz music and studio art making practices.
M-Th
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Mar 18, 2017-Mar 30, 2017 - STEP BACK INTO A 1950s EASTER
1950s Park Forest House Museum
227 Monee Road (inside St. Mary's), Park Forest, IL
708-481-4252
Decorated in vintage Easter with, die-cuts and Vintage baskets. Toys, furnishings, clothes books, 1948-1953. Park Forest history with social and fashion trends of the day.
W & Sa 1-3:30PM; other days and times by appointment
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Mar 25, 2017-Mar 31, 2017 - MARIAH KARSON | MODERN DAVID
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Modern David is a photographic documentation of people named David and explores if there is a common thread, aesthetically or otherwise, between participants other than name. With modern media skewing the perception of reality and beauty, Modern David celebrates real individuals in a static and straightforward manner. Reception: Saturday, March 25th, 1-3PM. Artist Talk: 2PM
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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Mar 29, 2017-Mar 29, 2017 - GRANDPARENTS DAY TEA PARTY
Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center
8125 West 171st Street, Tinley Park, IL
708-342-4200
Come enjoy the day with grandma and grandpa! We will be serving traditional tea foods, as well as some kid favorites. In addition we will do crafts, take pictures, learn about family history and hang out! Registration Fee: $12 Resident / $13 Non-resident (per person) Registration deadline: Wednesday, March 22
11:30AM-1PM
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Mar 30, 2017-Mar 30, 2017 - FLASHLIGHT EGG HUNT
Main Park
10925 West LaPorte Road, Mokena, IL
708-390-2401
Join us at Main Park to see who can find the most treat-filled eggs using only a flashlight! One winner will find the Golden Egg and win the prize! Don’t forget to bring your flashlight. Ages 10–18. Registration required by March 22.
8:30-9:30PM
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Mar 30, 2017-Mar 30, 2017 - SPRING BREAK JUMP FEST
The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center
10847 West LaPorte Road, Mokena, IL
708-390-2401
Have a Jump-Tastic time! Kids ages 2-15 can enjoy hours of unlimited fun with different inflatables and obstacle courses. Concessions open. Children under 12 must have a parent with them. $10 per child
2-7PM
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Mar 31, 2017-Mar 31, 2017 - JERRY ROSSEN PUBLIC AUCTION
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone, IL
708-997-0245
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Mar 31, 2017-Mar 31, 2017 - TAMMI CARLSON FLUTE FLOURISHES
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
John and Angeline Oremus Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Free admission
3PM
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Mar 31, 2017-Mar 31, 2017 - NO LIMIT LAUGHS WITH THE ORLAND PARK COMEDY IMPROV
Cultural Center
14760 Park Lane, Orland Park, IL
708-403-7275
Time to ‘get your funny on’! Join the ‘No Limit Laughs’ Orland Park Comedy Improv players for an unforgettable night of improvised comedy. Each show is guaranteed to be a unique experience, as the audience’s suggestions fuel ‘off the cuff’ fun!
8-10PM
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Apr 1, 2017-Apr 1, 2017 - CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER
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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Apr 1, 2017-Apr 1, 2017 - TINLEY PARK BREW & VINE FEST
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL
708-532-5700
The Brew & Vine Festival is the Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce’s signature event that draws 4000+ attendees from the Southwest Suburbs, Chicagoland, and from across the Midwest. Sample brews, wine and food from more than 65 vendors, enjoy live entertainment and a great night out.
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Apr 1, 2017-Apr 1, 2017 - BUNNY BRUNCH & EGG HUNT
Prairie Bluff Public Golf Club
19433 Renwick Road, Crest Hill, IL
815-838-1183
Come out with the family to enjoy a buffet-style breakfast with all of your favorite foods. All registered children will receive a special bunny gift/craft. We will have a special egg hunt following each brunch. Don't forget your basket and camera! All those attending event MUST register! $12 (0-11yrs), $17 (12+ yrs)
8:30-10AM & 11AM-12:30PM
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Apr 1, 2017-Apr 1, 2017 - LIVE IN CENTRAL PARK (REVISITED): SIMON AND GARFUNKEL
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
In 1981, more than 500,000 music fans gathered in Central Park to witness the now legendary reunion of folk duo Simon and Garfunkel. Award-winning recording artists Lee Lessack and Johnny Rodgers recreate that magical night. With dulcet vocals harmonizing over lilting guitar, you’ll hear all the beloved poetic masterpieces that made Simon and Garfunkel famous: Mrs. Robinson, Homeward Bound, Scarborough Fair, Bridge Over Troubled Waters, The Sound of Silence, and many more.
7:30PM
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Apr 1, 2017-Apr 1, 2017 - A CLASSIC SOUL & BLUE EYED SOUL MUSICAL TRIBUTE
SPAA Theater & Performing Arts Center
350 Victory Drive, Park Forest, IL
708-748-9470
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Apr 1, 2017-Apr 27, 2017 - SAMBA: THE COLOURS OF JAZZ
Salon Artists Gallery
249 Main Street, Park Forest, IL
708-534-4848
Sa & Su
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Apr 1, 2017-Apr 29, 2017 - STEP BACK INTO A 1950s EASTER
1950s Park Forest House Museum
227 Monee Road (inside St. Mary's), Park Forest, IL
708-481-4252
Decorated in vintage Easter with, die-cuts and Vintage baskets. Toys, furnishings, clothes books, 1948-1953. Park Forest history with social and fashion trends of the day.
W & Sa 1-3:30PM; other days and times by appointment
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Apr 1, 2017-Apr 29, 2017 - VILLAGE OF ROBBINS - OPEN AIR MARKET
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-3:30PM
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Apr 1, 2017-Apr 30, 2017 - CHICAGO WHITE SOX BASEBALL
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.
Visit Website $ o s
Apr 1, 2017-Apr 30, 2017 - SWAP O RAMA FLEA MARKET
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
Apr 2, 2017-Apr 2, 2017 - EASTER EGG HUNT FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
Children's Museum in Oak Lawn
5100 Museum Drive, Oak Lawn, IL
708-423-6709
Breakfast will be provided, games, activities, crafts and animals from Nature’s Creatures. This event is for children who cannot successfully participate in community egg hunts. The museum will be closed to the public for this special event.
10AM-12PM
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Apr 2, 2017-Apr 26, 2017 - TINLEY PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM & CHAPEL
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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Apr 2, 2017-Apr 30, 2017 - MEGA FLEA MARKET
TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, IL
708-378-0102
Mega Flea Market is the perfect place to get rid of your unwanted treasures, or to find something really unique! Great food and live entertainment is part of the Market! Come, bring your family and friends, and have fun! This family-friendly flea market is an outdoor-only event.
Su 8AM-2PM
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Apr 3, 2017-Apr 8, 2017 - SKYWAY ART COMPETITION
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-708-7738
The Skyway Competition features works by students from various community college, chosen by a jury of professors. Each year, a community college hosts this exhibition and Prairie State College is the welcoming host this year. Reception and Awards: April 8, 11AM-1PM
M-Th 9AM-3PM; W-Th 5-7PM
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Apr 3, 2017-Apr 25, 2017 - MARIAH KARSON | MODERN DAVID
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Modern David is a photographic documentation of people named David and explores if there is a common thread, aesthetically or otherwise, between participants other than name. With modern media skewing the perception of reality and beauty, Modern David celebrates real individuals in a static and straightforward manner.
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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