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.

Jul 1, 2014-Jul 29, 2014 - FARMERS MARKET - ALSIP
Apollo Recreation Center
12521 South Kostner Avenue, Alsip, IL
708-389-1003
Tu 3-7PM
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Jul 1, 2014-Jul 29, 2014 - CRUISE NIGHTS
Along Oak Park Avenue from 171st to 173rd
, Tinley Park, IL
708-532-2333
Are you a classic car or hot rod owner or fan? Show them off or just view them. Food and beverages available. On Tuesdays.
Tu 5-9PM
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Jul 1, 2014-Jul 31, 2014 - 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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Jul 1, 2014-Jul 31, 2014 - CENTENNIAL WATER PARK
Centennial Water Park
15600 West Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-349-4FUN (4386)
Come enjoy the lazy river, body flume slide, tube slides, platform jump, zero depth pool with kiddie play structures and lap lanes. Daily fees apply.
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Jul 1, 2014-Jul 31, 2014 - BENCHES ON THE AVENUE
Along Oak Park Avenue from 172nd to 176th
, Tinley Park, IL
708-444-5000
This award-winning public art program features benches that showcase the unique and colorful designs of professional and amateur artists. "Let the games begin" theme.
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Jul 1, 2014-Jul 31, 2014 - 2014 COUNTRY CLUB HILLS THEATER CONCERT SERIES
Country Club Hills Theater
4116 West 183rd Street, Country Club Hills, IL
708-798-8133
The #1 Venue in Chicagoland. The beautiful Country Club Hills Theater is an intimate, 5000-seat venue that combines stylish, modern architecture and state-of-the-art audio and video technology.
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Jul 1, 2014-Jul 31, 2014 - 2014 FIRST MIDWEST BANK AMPHITHEATRE CONCERT SEASON
First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
312-559-1212
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Jul 1, 2014-Jul 31, 2014 - CHRISTMAS IN JULY FOOD DRIVE
South Holland Fire Station 1
16230 Wausau Avenue, South Holland, IL
708-596-5040 x3168
The South Holland Professional Firefighters Association IAFF L-4109 in cooperation with the South Holland Fire Department and the Village of South Holland is sponsoring a CHRISTMAS IN JULY FOOD DRIVE. Items can be dropped off any day during the month of July from 8AM-9PM. All non-perishable food items will be cheerfully accepted.
8AM-9PM
Jul 1, 2014-Jul 31, 2014 - GALLERY 2014 JURIED COMMUNITY ART EXHIBITION
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Featuring works by community residents. Reception: June 1
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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Jul 1, 2014-Jul 31, 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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Jul 2, 2014-Jul 30, 2014 - FARMERS MARKET - OAK LAWN
52nd Avenue & Cook Avenue
, Oak Lawn, IL
708-499-7744
The Farmer's market is located at 52nd Avenue and Cook Avenue, behind the Oak Lawn Library (9427 S. Raymond Ave.).The village has lined up great vendors when you can pick out fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers and plants, find unique gifts, get a rain barrel and visit with Oak Lawn businesses.
W 7AM-1PM
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Jul 2, 2014-Jul 30, 2014 - REC-MOBILE
Community Parks in Oak Lawn
4625 West 110th Street, Oak Lawn, IL
708-857-2200
The Rec-Mobile is a free traveling recreation program. Program will travel to parks bringing games, sports, arts and crafts. Subject to cancellation based on weather.
W 6-8PM
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Jul 2, 2014-Jul 30, 2014 - FARMERS MARKET - THORNTON
Hubbard Park
Margaret Brown Derby Road & Hubbard Street, Next to the quarry, Thornton, IL
708-877-4454
Farmers & Vendors are needed.
W 8AM-2PM
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Jul 2, 2014-Jul 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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Jul 2, 2014-Jul 30, 2014 - KIWANIS BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-403-6200
W 6-9:30PM
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Jul 2, 2014-Jul 30, 2014 - FARMERS MARKET - PALOS HEIGHTS
City of Palos Heights
Municipal Parking Lot, 12217 South Harlem Avenue, Palos Heights, IL
708-361-1800
Great Locally grown fruits, vegetables, breads, bakery and pastries, eggs, cheeses, olive oils and vinegars, meats, honey, jams, pizza products, pestos, salsas, plants and flowers.
W 7AM-1PM rain or shine
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Jul 2, 2014-Jul 31, 2014 - FIBERS NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBIT | CALL FOR ART
Union Street Gallery & Studio Complex
1527 Otto Boulevard, Chicago Heights, IL
708-754-2601
Union Street Gallery invites artists from all over the nation working in fibers and textiles to submit work to our 2014 fall national juried exhibit Material Matters.
W-Th 12-5PM; F 12-6PM; Sa 11AM-4PM
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Jul 3, 2014-Jul 31, 2014 - FARMERS MARKET - EVERGREEN PARK
Yukich Field
90th Street & Kedzie Avenue, Evergreen Park, IL
708-422-8776
Fruit, vegetables, breads, bagels, dry cooking mixes, flavored oils, herbs, spices, nuts, home baked goods, homemade soaps and flowers will be sold. For bus service call two days in advance.
Th 7AM-1PM
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Jul 3, 2014-Jul 31, 2014 - CRUISIN' FRANKFORT
Municipal Lot in Downtown Frankfort
Kansas & White Streets, Frankfort, IL
815-469-0325
The Frankfort Car Club is host to one of the best Cruise Nights in the Chicago area. Cruisers and spectators are all welcome.
Th 5-9PM
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Jul 7, 2014-Jul 28, 2014 - CRETE CRUISE NIGHT
Downtown Main Street
, Crete, IL
708-672-9216
M 5-9PM
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Jul 7, 2014-Jul 28, 2014 - CRUISIN' INTO LOCKPORT
Central Square
222 East Ninth Street, Lockport, IL
815-838-3621
Every Monday this summer, June 2nd thru August 25th enjoy FREE family fun with concerts, face painting, inflatable obstacle course, farmer's market, food and car shows.
M 6:30-8:30PM
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Jul 8, 2014-Jul 29, 2014 - SUMMER CONCERTS
Kasey Meadow Park
8047 West 91st Place, Hickory Hills, IL
708-598-1233
This event is a fun night to come out and listen to music and if you want a snack you can purchase some at our concession stand.
Tu 7-8:30PM
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Jul 19, 2014-Sep 20, 2014 - FINE ART FAIR
Orland Park Crossing
14225 95th Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-349-2972
Art Fair featuring exhibits from local artists, free entertainment and community art projects for the whole family to take part in creating! The Fine Art Fair is organized in partnership with the Village of Orland Park and Orland Park Crossing.
11AM-4PM
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Jul 21, 2014-Aug 8, 2014 - SUMMER CAMP
Markham Park District
16053 Richmond Avenue, Markham, IL
708-596-3366
Packed with lots of fun filled activities including arts and crafts, theater, sports, field trips, educational activities and much more. On top of all of that, they will even receive free breakfast, lunch and a camp t-shirt! Ages 4-12
Before Care: 7-9AM; Camp Hours 9AM-3PM; After Care: 3-6PM
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Jul 28, 2014-Jul 28, 2014 - MOVIE IN THE PARK
El Morro Park
155th & Arroyo, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-7270
Join us for another night of movie fun! We will be showing Despicable Me 2. Concessions will be available for purchase. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on.
Dusk
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Jul 29, 2014-Jul 29, 2014 - MVCC PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE - SUMMER CONCERT
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Join us for eclectic music played on percussion instruments ranging from traditional to the very unusual. Hear lively music of the Caribbean, rockin' percussion grooves, jazz, and much more. Admission is FREE.
7:30PM
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Jul 30, 2014-Jul 30, 2014 - FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT AT HARVEST ROOM
Harvest Room
7164 West 127th Street, 127th & Harlem, Palos Heights, IL
708-671-8905
Dinner out with the kids seem like it's always a hassle? Well then, bring the family to our Family Movie Night where kids don't have to be quiet for other diners! Just order off the menu & we will supply the organic popcorn and entertainment. Movie will be raffled off at the end of the night. FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT IS EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY STARTING JUNE 18TH. Movie: Frozen; Who: The entire family; When: 7:00 pm; Where: Harvest Room Side Room
7PM
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Jul 30, 2014-Jul 30, 2014 - MAIN STREET NIGHTS
Downtown Park Forest
Main Street & Cunningham Boulevard, Park Forest, IL
708-748-2005
Grab a blanket, pack a snack and position yourself in the Park Forest Downtown Village Green (Cunningham and Main Streets) for nine FREE nights of entertainment, rain or shine! In case of rain, performances will be moved to Dining on the Green, 349 Main Street. For weather related changes or cancellations, please call 283-5647, for general inquiries, 748-2005. 7 p.m. - United We Drum 7:45 p.m. Mr. Myers
W 7-9:15PM
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Jul 30, 2014-Jul 30, 2014 - CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER
TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, IL
888-MLS-FIRE
7:30PM
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Jul 31, 2014-Jul 31, 2014 - MEASURE FOR MEASURE BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Outdoors at the Gateway, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
7PM
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