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, 2015-Mar 31, 2015 - STEP BACK INTO A 1950s EASTER
1950s Park Forest House Museum
141 Forest Boulevard, Park Forest, IL
708-481-4252
The museum is decorated in vintage Easter decorations including die-cuts and Easter Gurley Candles, with 1950s-style Easter baskets and rabbit and chick decorations in every room.
W & Sa 10:30-3:30 or by appointment
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Mar 3, 2015-Mar 31, 2015 - 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 23, 2015-Mar 31, 2015 - BODY CONTACT, DRAWINGS BY CHRISTINE WUENSCHEL
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Christine Wuenschel’s large-scale drawings of nude bodies, sometimes piled one on top of the other, explore the tension between pleasure and discomfort and challenge historically rooted notions of nudity and sensuality. Reception: Thursday, March 26, 3-5PM. Artist talk at 3:30PM
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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Mar 26, 2015-Mar 31, 2015 - ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL ART EXHIBITION
Christopher Art Gallery
202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-709-3636
An exhibition of art by area high school students, juried by Prairie State College Faculty. Awards ceremony, March 26, 5-7pm
M-Th 9AM-3PM; W & Th 4-7PM
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Mar 31, 2015-Mar 31, 2015 - SPRING NATURE CAMP
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Avenue, South Holland, IL
708-868-0606
Join us for a three-day camp and explore the wonders of nature in spring! Ages 7-10. Register by 3/25. $7 per child.
10AM-12PM
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Apr 1, 2015-Apr 1, 2015 - EASTER BUNNY AT ALL ABOARD! FAMILY DINING & AMUSEMENT
All Aboard! Family Dining & Amusement
20831 South LaGrange, Frankfort, IL
815-806-9005
Hop in to enjoy lunch or dinner with the Easter Bunny! See our website for details.
11AM-2PM & 4-7PM
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Apr 1, 2015-Apr 1, 2015 - APRIL FOOD DAY
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL
708-248-7910
April Food Day is an event to promote awareness of food pantries by bringing your local community together to participate in a local food drive.
8AM-3PM
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Apr 1, 2015-Apr 1, 2015 - MOTHER NATURE AND ME
Little Red Schoolhouse
9800 Willow Springs Road, Willow Springs, IL
708-839-6897
Children, 3-5 years old, and their favorite adult will learn more about nature through a story, nature walk and craft.
10:30-11:30AM
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Apr 1, 2015-Apr 2, 2015 - SPRING NATURE CAMP
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Avenue, South Holland, IL
708-868-0606
Join us for a three-day camp and explore the wonders of nature in spring! Ages 7-10. Register by 3/25. $7 per child.
10AM-12PM
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Apr 1, 2015-Apr 9, 2015 - ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL ART EXHIBITION
Christopher Art Gallery
202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-709-3636
An exhibition of art by area high school students, juried by Prairie State College Faculty.
M-Th 9AM-3PM; W & Th 4-7PM
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Apr 1, 2015-Apr 24, 2015 - BODY CONTACT, DRAWINGS BY CHRISTINE WUENSCHEL
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Christine Wuenschel’s large-scale drawings of nude bodies, sometimes piled one on top of the other, explore the tension between pleasure and discomfort and challenge historically rooted notions of nudity and sensuality. Reception: Thursday, March 26, 3-5PM. Artist talk at 3:30PM
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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Apr 1, 2015-Apr 29, 2015 - 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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Apr 1, 2015-Apr 29, 2015 - KIWANIS BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-403-6200
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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Apr 1, 2015-Apr 29, 2015 - 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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Apr 1, 2015-Apr 30, 2015 - STEP BACK INTO A 1950s EASTER
1950s Park Forest House Museum
141 Forest Boulevard, Park Forest, IL
708-481-4252
The museum is decorated in vintage Easter decorations including die-cuts and Easter Gurley Candles, with 1950s-style Easter baskets and rabbit and chick decorations in every room.
W & Sa 10:30-3:30 or by appointment
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Apr 1, 2015-Apr 30, 2015 - CHICAGO WHITE SOX BASEBALL
Chicago White Sox
US Cellular 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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Apr 2, 2015-Apr 2, 2015 - ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY KICK OFF AT ALL ABOARD! FAMILY DINING & AMUSEMENT
All Aboard! Family Dining & Amusement
20831 South LaGrange, Frankfort, IL
815-806-9005
Enjoy free cake and ice cream with any purchase to kick off our month long anniversary celebration!
5:30-7:30PM
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Apr 2, 2015-Apr 30, 2015 - 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 2, 2015-Apr 30, 2015 - SOUTH SUBURBAN DRUM CIRCLE
Chuck's Haven Banquet Hall
14844 Chicago Road, Dolton, IL
708-849-2100
Thursday nights Adult Drumming Circle ALL skill levels welcome. BYO Beverage. Parents can Call to register their son/daughter for Saturday Youth drum classes limited seating available.
Th 7-9PM
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Apr 3, 2015-Apr 3, 2015 - JERRY ROSSEN PUBLIC AUCTION
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone, IL
708-997-0245
6PM
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Apr 3, 2015-Apr 3, 2015 - LUNCH & EASTER EGG HUNT WITH THE EASTER BUNNY!
Dave & Buster's
49 Orland Square, Orland Park, IL
708-428-2100
Package includes: Easter Egg Hunt, Photo with Easter Bunny, $10 Power Card with Unlimited Video Game Play, Face Painting. Lunch Menu with Lenten Options.
11AM-1PM
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Apr 3, 2015-Apr 3, 2015 - EASTER BUNNY AT ALL ABOARD! FAMILY DINING & AMUSEMENT
All Aboard! Family Dining & Amusement
20831 South LaGrange, Frankfort, IL
815-806-9005
Hop in to enjoy lunch or dinner with the Easter Bunny! See our website for details.
11AM-2PM & 4-7PM
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Apr 4, 2015-Apr 4, 2015 - EASTER EGG HUNT
Glenwood Village Hall
One Asselborn Way, Glenwood, IL
708-757-2318
Please have the children bring their own baskets. Please be on time as eggs are limited. Come and meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy delicious snacks downstairs at the Village Hall. Parents don’t forget to bring your cameras!!! No Registration Required
10:00am-10:30am 1-3 years olds; 10:30am-11:00am 4-6 year olds; 11:00am-11:30am 8-10 year olds
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Apr 4, 2015-Apr 4, 2015 - MORNING BIRD HIKES
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 Dutton Road, Beecher, IL
708-946-2216
Join us on our series of "Morning Bird Hikes" through Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve as we seek out our resident birds and greet our spring migrants. Each hike will have a short introduction on a current bird topic of the season. In March, we will discuss goldfinches; in April, spring migratory birds; in May, warblers; and in June, turkey vultures.
8-10AM
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Apr 4, 2015-Apr 4, 2015 - UP, UP AND AWAY
Little Red Schoolhouse
9800 Willow Springs Road, Willow Springs, IL
708-839-6897
Wind is more than the breeze on your face. Wind is important for plants and animals. Learn more about the power of wind using kites. Please bring your own kite. Limit 15. Pioneer Woods, 9966 W 107th St, Willow Springs, IL Registration Required. Call Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center to register, 708-839-6897
10:30-11:30AM
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Apr 4, 2015-Apr 4, 2015 - LIVE HEALTHY, DISCOVER NATURE! HIKE
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Avenue, South Holland, IL
708-868-0606
Join our monthly hiking club. A naturalist will lead a two-mile hike on our trails.
1:30PM
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Apr 4, 2015-Apr 4, 2015 - CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER
TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, IL
888-MLS-FIRE
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Apr 4, 2015-Apr 4, 2015 - BREAKFAST WITH THE BUNNY
Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL
708-688-8355
Treat the kids to a visit with the Easter Bunny and his friends during an all-you-can eat buffet. Musical entertainment will make for an uplifting fun time for your entire family to enjoy. Seating is limited and reservations are required.
9AM & 11AM
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Apr 4, 2015-Apr 4, 2015 - WEE WONDERS: COTTONTAILS
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Avenue, South Holland, IL
708-868-0606
Children in preschool and kindergarten are invited to their very own nature program. We'll explore a different seasonal subject each month.
10AM
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Apr 4, 2015-Apr 25, 2015 - MIGRATORY BIRD HIKES
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
12545 West 111th Street, Lemont, IL
630-257-2045
Join a naturalist to observe resident and migratory birds at Sagawau. Learn to identify birds by field marks, behavior, sound and habitat. Binoculars available for loan. Weekday hikes will be followed by optional off-site birding trip.
Sa 7:30AM
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