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.

Nov 1, 2014-Nov 30, 2014 - 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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Nov 1, 2014-Nov 30, 2014 - LIVE HARNESS RACING
Balmoral Park Race Track
26435 South Dixie Highway, Crete, IL
708-672-1414
View Live Harness racing, simulcast harness and thoroughbred racing from this newly remodeled rustic themed venue. No live racing on Super Bowl Sunday, Easter Sunday, Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.
W, Sa-Su 7:10PM
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Nov 2, 2014-Nov 30, 2014 - CANYON TOURS
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
12545 West 111th Street, Lemont, IL
630-257-2045
The Sagawau Canyon is the only natural exposure of bedrock in Cook County. Join naturalists for a hike down the canyon to learn how it was formed and what lives there. Be prepared to wade through the stream; footing is unstable.
Su 1PM (No Canyon Tour Nov. 16)
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Nov 3, 2014-Nov 24, 2014 - MILLEE TIBBS | FROM THE MOUNTAINS
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Millee Tibbs physically transforms photographs of the American West through the act of folding, crumpling and re-photographing to create altered landscapes that interpret and confront the cultural myths surrounding our relationship to it.
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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Nov 4, 2014-Nov 25, 2014 - LINE-DANCING CLASSES FOR BEGINNERS
Chuck's Haven Banquet Hall
14844 Chicago Road, Dolton, IL
708-849-2100
Beginning Classes. Come get your fun and exercise on!!! Network and Connect. Adults over 18 only.
Tu 11AM-12:30PM & 7-8:30PM
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Nov 5, 2014-Nov 26, 2014 - 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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Nov 6, 2014-Nov 24, 2014 - STEP BACK INTO A 1950s THANKSGIVING EXHIBIT
1950s Park Forest House Museum
141 Forest Boulevard, Park Forest, IL
708-305-3308
The museum is decorated with Thanksgiving Gurley Candles, with a few extra special touches. Visit for a nostalgic look at these familiar Thanksgiving decorations from the 1950s and 1960s.
W & Sa 10:30AM-3:30PM or small groups by appointment
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Nov 6, 2014-Nov 29, 2014 - VILLAGE OF HOMEWOOD - POP-UP SHOPS
Downtown Homewood
, Homewood, IL
708-206-3375
Two dozen new retail options will open this holiday shopping season in downtown Homewood! Home goods, entertaining and gift giving needs, antiques, jewelry and accessories!
Th-Sa 10AM-7PM
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Nov 11, 2014-Jan 16, 2015 - CALL FOR ART: YOU ART WHAT YOU EAT | NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBIT
Union Street Gallery & Art Studios
1527 Otto Boulevard, Chicago Heights, IL
708-754-2601
CALL FOR ART: You Art What You Eat | National Juried Exhibit, February 25 – March 28, 2015; DEADLINE TO ENTER: January 16, 2015. Entry Fee: $25 for 2 entries, $30 for 3 entries
W-Th 12-5PM; F 12-6PM; Sa 11AM-4PM
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Nov 12, 2014-Nov 29, 2014 - TWELFTH MONTH ANNUAL EXHIBIT & BOUTIQUE
Union Street Gallery & Art Studios
1527 Otto Boulevard, Chicago Heights, IL
708-754-2601
Union Street Gallery will once again presents “Twelfth Month”, its annual exhibit and boutique on November 12, 2014. This large exhibit of local art and craft will run through December 20, 2014.
W-Th 12-5PM; F 12-6PM; Sa 11-4PM; Reception November 22, 12-3PM
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Nov 12, 2014-Nov 29, 2014 - 4TH ANNUAL MEMBERS EXHIBIT
Union Street Gallery & Art Studios
1527 Otto Boulevard, Chicago Heights, IL
708-754-2601
This year the 4th Annual Members Exhibit will feature 17 talented local and regional artists who are artist members of USG
W-Th 12-5PM; F 12-6PM; Sa 11AM-4PM
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Nov 17, 2014-Nov 26, 2014 - SUITE PRINTS: 25TH YEAR OF CHICAGO PRINTMAKERS COLLABORATIVE
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-709-3636
This exhibition features the works of 10 artists from this 25 year old collaborative. Artists Reception on November 20th, 4:30-7pm
M-Th 9AM-4PM; W-Th 5PM-7PM
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Nov 21, 2014-Nov 23, 2014 - MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT
Oak Lawn Park District Community Theatre
Oakview Center, 4625 West 110th Street, Oak Lawn, IL
708-857-2200
Come out and see a wonderful show!
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Nov 21, 2014-Nov 29, 2014 - ANNUAL HOLIDAY SHOW
Tall Grass Art Gallery
367 Artists Walk, Park Forest, IL
708-748-3377
Tall Grass Gift Shop & Gallery are filled to the brim with original, affordable art work. Start your holiday gift giving here on Friday, November 21, 6-9PM.
Tu-Sa 11AM-4PM
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Nov 23, 2014-Nov 23, 2014 - SETTLERS' DAY
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Avenue, South Holland, IL
708-868-0606
Learn about our heritage! Visit with costumed living history demonstrators representing American history from French fur trading days, pioneer times, and the Revolutionary and Civil War periods. Activities include an imaginary wagon trail, guided history hikes, crafts and more!
11AM-3PM
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Nov 23, 2014-Nov 23, 2014 - KDS COLLECTIBLE COIN & CURRENCY SHOW
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone, IL
708-670-3469
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Nov 23, 2014-Nov 23, 2014 - 20TH ANNUAL TURKEY SHOOT FREE-THROW CONTEST
Community Pavilion
9401 South Oak Park Avenue, Oak Lawn, IL
708-857-2420
Parents and kids will win a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. Teams will consist of one parent and one child and be grouped by child's age.
11AM
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Nov 23, 2014-Nov 23, 2014 - TURKEY SHOOT FREE-THROW CONTEST
Orland Park Sportsplex
11351 West 159th Street, Orland Park, IL
708-403-7275
Win a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner at our Annual Turkey Shoot. Teams will consist of one parent and one child and will be grouped according to age.
2-4PM
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Nov 24, 2014-Nov 29, 2014 - FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Lansing Historical Museum
Lower Level of Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing, IL
708-474-7497
Christmas trees and other displays from over 30 countries are on exhibit along with explanations of a wide range of holiday customs.
M-Tu 6-8PM; W-Th 3-5PM; Sa 10AM-1PM; Closed F & Su
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Nov 26, 2014-Nov 26, 2014 - BLACK WEDNESDAY BREWERY
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
1035 Sterling Avenue, Flossmoor, IL
708-957-2739
Celebrate Thanksgiving early with family and friends with beer and food specials.
11:30AM-12AM
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Nov 26, 2014-Nov 26, 2014 - WINE ON WEDNESDAYS A BUSINESS NETWORKING EVENT
Chuck's Haven Banquet Hall
14844 Chicago Road, Dolton, IL
708-849-2100
Expand your network among over 1000 invited business owners and guests. Join us for Wine on Wednesdays a Business Networking Event hosted by Chuck's Haven Banquet Hall.
6-8PM (Every 4th Wednesday)
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Nov 27, 2014-Nov 27, 2014 - THANKSGIVING DINNER
Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe
6501 West 79th Street, Burbank, IL
708-229-8700
Join us for our amazing Thanksgiving dinner at Chuck's.
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Nov 27, 2014-Nov 27, 2014 - TURKEY TROT
Franklin Loebe Center
14650 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-403-7275
Feel the burn before you sit down for the Thanksgiving feast! This 2.5 mile chip timed cross country race is run through the streets, paths, and woods of Orland Park. Pre-registration is required and limited.
6:30 a.m. CHECK-IN, 8:00 a.m. START TIME
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Nov 28, 2014-Nov 28, 2014 - TASTE OF THE HOLIDAYS
Downtown Lansing
, Lansing, IL
708-474-4170
A gathering of festive food offerings for less than $3 each! Come taste fun food for the holidays.
5-7:30PM
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Nov 28, 2014-Nov 28, 2014 - JERRY ROSSEN PUBLIC AUCTION
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone, IL
708-997-0245
6PM
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Nov 28, 2014-Nov 28, 2014 - 11TH ANNUAL BUTTERBALL BURNER
H-F Racquet & Fitness Club
2920 West 183rd Street, Homewood, IL
708-799-1323
8AM Check-in; 9AM Race time
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Nov 28, 2014-Nov 28, 2014 - SANTA AND MRS. CLAUS ARRIVE / TREE LIGHTING
Park Plaza
Ridge Road & Grant Street, Lansing, IL
708-474-4170
Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive by fire truck, greet children and promenade to the Lansing Christmas tree on Park Plaza, then light the tree.
6PM
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Nov 28, 2014-Nov 29, 2014 - SANTA AND MRS. CLAUS AT THE SANTA HOUSE
Park Plaza
Corner of Ridge Road & Grant Street, Lansing, IL
708-474-4170
Santa and Mrs. Claus will open their house to receive children and give out free goodie bags! Fridays & Saturdays.
F 7-9PM; Sa 1-3PM
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Nov 29, 2014-Nov 29, 2014 - CHICAGO PORTAGE - NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
Little Red Schoolhouse
9800 Willow Springs Road, Willow Springs, IL
708-839-6897
Help assist in the removal of invasive plant species that are destroying the biodiversity that once thrived here. Groups are welcome! Please bring work gloves if you have them. This is a great way for scouts and high school students to fulfill their community service requirements. Chicago Portage National Historic Site is located at 49th & Harlem Ave. just north of I-55.
9AM-12PM
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Nov 29, 2014-Nov 29, 2014 - ATTRACTING BIRDS
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
12545 West 111th Street, Lemont, IL
630-257-2045
Feeding the birds is a great way to attract winter residents to your yard. Learn how to provide a refuge for birds with proper landscaping and placement of bird feeders.
1PM
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