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.

Feb 1, 2016-Feb 20, 2016 - WINTER WONDERLAND ICE RINK
Centennial Park
15600 West Avenue at Fun Drive, Orland Park, IL
708-403-7275
Skaters with their own skates may use ice rink daily beginning at sunrise. Rink closes when warming house closes. Weather permitting. (Bonfire Nights: December 4-February 20 F 5-8:30PM; Sa-Su 3-6PM)
Warming house/Skate Rental Hours (subject to change) M-Th 4-7PM; F 4-9PM; Sa 10AM-9PM; Su 12-7PM
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Feb 1, 2016-Feb 26, 2016 - REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL EXHIBITION
South Suburban College
Theil & Photo Four Galleries, 15800 South State Street, South Holland, IL
708-596-2000 x2316
For more information or to confirm dates/time, call 708-596-2000 x2316.
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Feb 1, 2016-Feb 29, 2016 - SOUTH SUBURBAN ART & DESIGN FACULTY SHOW
South Suburban College
Lee E. Dulgar Gallery, 15800 South State Street, South Holland, IL
708-596-2000 x2316
For more information or to confirm dates/time, call 708-596-2000 x2316.
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Feb 1, 2016-Feb 29, 2016 - CROSS-COUNTRY SKI TRAILS OPEN
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
12545 West 111th Street, Lemont, IL
630-257-2045
Trails will be opened and groomed as snow conditions permit. Sagawau Nordic is open daily 9AM-4PM. All skiers must obtain a free trail pass. Rentals available until 2PM. Rental equipment must be returned by 3:45PM. Rental Rates: Individual-$15; Senior-$10; Family-$40; Groups-call in advance, reservation only. Valid driver's license or $100 deposit required. Ages 18 & up or accompanied by parent or guardian. Equipment is for use at Sagawau only.
9AM-4PM
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Feb 2, 2016-Feb 27, 2016 - 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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Feb 3, 2016-Feb 24, 2016 - 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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Feb 3, 2016-Feb 28, 2016 - 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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Feb 3, 2016-Feb 29, 2016 - STEP BACK INTO A 1950s VALENTINE'S DAY EXHIBIT
1950s Park Forest House Museum
227 Monee Road, Park Forest, IL
708-481-4245
Decorated in vintage Valentines Day decorations including die-cuts and Vintage Valentines. Classroom decorated for a 1950s class party. Shake off the Gray days of February!
By appointment; call about regular hours
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Feb 4, 2016-Feb 25, 2016 - ZUMBA FITNESS CLASS
Chuck's Haven Banquet Hall
14844 Chicago Road, Dolton, IL
708-849-2100
Classes are a mix of Zumba and Zumba toning
Th 6:50-7:50PM
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Feb 5, 2016-Feb 27, 2016 - FISH FRY FRIDAYS
Stony Creek Golf, Restaurant & Banquets
5850 West 103rd Street, Oak Lawn, IL
708-857-2433
Beginning before lent on Friday, February 5th and including Ash Wednesday, our Fish Fry will continue to March 25th. The all you can eat buffet menu price includes freshly made England Clam Chowder, house salad, warm dinner rolls, homemade coleslaw, lightly season and breaded fresh fish, homemade hushpuppies and baked potato with your choice of toppings.
F 4-8PM
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Feb 6, 2016-Feb 28, 2016 - BEGINNER CROSS-COUNTRY SKI LESSONS
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
12545 West 111th Street, Lemont, IL
630-257-2045
Learn to ski with a professional instructor. Lessons cover the basic skills of flatland skiing and getting up and down easy hills. Ages 12 & up. First come, first serve. Limit 12. Reservations not accepted. Please arrive by 9AM for registration and equipment fitting. $20/person
Sa-Su 9:30AM
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Feb 8, 2016-Feb 29, 2016 - MEMORY, AN EXHIBIT OF PORTRAITS
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-709-3636
Memory is an exhibition of portraits that reflect less the sitter's likeness than their psychological state. Works include paintings, colored pencil drawings, prints, and pastels by Judith Roth, Ellen Holtzblatt, John Smolko and Joseph Taylor. Reception: February 11th 4:30-7PM
M-Th 9AM-3PM; W & Th 5-7PM
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Feb 9, 2016-Feb 29, 2016 - STEPHEN REBER - THOUGHT MODELS AND MENTAL HABITATS
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Stephen Reber’s structures, built from prefabricated and common building materials paired with found objects, explore 20th century design tropes through an American vernacular to raise questions concerning ownership, social stratification and economy. Reception: Thursday, Feb. 11, 2:30-4PM Artist Talk: 3PM
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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Feb 12, 2016-Feb 14, 2016 - NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
Oak Lawn Park District
Oakview Center, 4625 West 110th Street, Oak Lawn, IL
708-857-2200
The Oak Lawn Park District Teen Theater production of Nice Work If You Can Get It
F-Sa 8PM; Su 3PM
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Feb 14, 2016-Feb 14, 2016 - EVERETT DEAN REMEMBERING THE KING A TRIBUTE TO ELVIS
Georgios Banquets, Quality Inn & Suites Conference Center
8800 West 159th Street, Orland Park, IL
708-403-1757
Everett Dean Remembering The King A Tribute to Elvis Also Appearing The Ultimate Show Band Cat Sass, Special Guest Performance By Slick Willie & Tribute to Buddy Holly, $20 per person, 10% discount on groups of 10 or more, Cash Bar
5PM Doors open; 6PM Showtime
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Feb 14, 2016-Feb 14, 2016 - VALENTINE FAMILY FUN EVENT
Ice Arena
9320 South Kenton Avenue, Oak Lawn, IL
708-857-5173
Regular Open Skate fees apply. Music provided by a DJ.
1-2:30PM
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Feb 15, 2016-Feb 15, 2016 - CHICAGO MEGAFAUNA, PAST AND PRESENT
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Avenue, South Holland, IL
708-868-0606
Learn about the large mammals that were formerly found in our area and that are now making their way back to their historical range. We’ll have skins and skulls for you to see and touch.
1:30PM
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Feb 16, 2016-Feb 19, 2016 - DIVERSITY WEEK
Sgt. Means Silo
20712 Western Avenue, Olympia Fields, IL
708-481-7313
Come celebrate the diversity that makes up our community during diversity month! Each day we will host a lesson in career, culture, food and disability.
5:30-7:30PM
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Feb 17, 2016-Feb 17, 2016 - 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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Feb 19, 2016-Feb 19, 2016 - JERRY ROSSEN PUBLIC AUCTION
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone, IL
708-997-0245
6PM
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Feb 19, 2016-Feb 19, 2016 - 28TH ANNUAL JAZZ FESTIVAL
Prairie State College
Barnes and Noble College Auditorium, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-709-3742
Join the Jazz Fest musicians for a VIP reception before the concert at 6PM including wine and beer and heavy hors d'oeuvres and featuring the PSC Student Jazz Ensemble. Tickets are $15 each and include VIP seating for the concert. Tickets can be purchased in the Business Office or email foundation@prairiestate.edu for more information.
7:30PM
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Feb 19, 2016-Feb 21, 2016 - CHARITY POKER TOURNAMENT
TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, IL
888-715-4837
Come by Toyota Park in Bridgeview for a Charity Poker Tournament. All events are open to the public. Must be 18+ to play. Live cash games start at 2pm and run all event long. If you have any questions about our live charity poker tournaments, as a player or a charity, please contact us: Phone: (888) 715-4837 Email: info@chicagocharitablegames.com
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Feb 19, 2016-Feb 21, 2016 - NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
Oak Lawn Park District
Oakview Center, 4625 West 110th Street, Oak Lawn, IL
708-857-2200
The Oak Lawn Park District Teen Theater production of Nice Work If You Can Get It
F-Sa 8PM; Su 3PM
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Feb 20, 2016-Feb 20, 2016 - SATURDAY AFTERNOON WINTER STORY TIME
Paperback Trading Co.
8825 South Ridgeland Avenue, Oak Lawn, IL
708-598-8442
Saturday Afternoon Story Time featuring a story by Jan Brett along with a craft and an activity for the 3-6 year old. FREE.
2-3PM
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Feb 20, 2016-Feb 20, 2016 - SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM
Governors State University Center for Performing Arts
1 University Parkway, University Park, IL
708-235-2222
Hailed by the Associated Press as a revelatory revue full of wonderful moments and by USA Today as a funny, affectionate and revealing tribute to musical theater's greatest living composer and lyricist, SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM is an intimate portrait of the famed songwriter in his own words... and music. _x000D_ _x000D_ An all-star cast of SLATE veterans and new artists take on new arrangements of over two-dozen Sondheim tunes, ranging from the beloved to the obscure, interspersed with beautiful video commentary by the composer himself, who reveals fascinating details about his life and his art. Stephen Sondheim's final word on his unparalleled body of work has been preserved in this classic new revue nominated for both the Tony and Grammy award.
8PM
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Feb 20, 2016-Feb 20, 2016 - ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA - PROKOFIEV AND SCHUBERT THE GREAT
Lincoln-Way North Performing Arts Center
19900 South Harlem Avenue, Frankfort, IL
708-481-7774
8PM
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Feb 20, 2016-Feb 20, 2016 - IT'S CHILI IN THE PARK
Recreation Center
8901 West 123rd Street, Palos Park, IL
708-671-3760
Come on in from the cold for some homemade Chili in this friendly competition event. Taste over 20 different chili's all in one place.
12:30PM
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Feb 20, 2016-Feb 20, 2016 - CHOCOLATE FEST
Homewood Auditorium
2010 Chestnut Road, Homewood, IL
708-206-3393
Sample scrumptious chocolate creations from renowned chocolatiers as they offer the latest and most decadent recipes.
11AM-2PM
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Feb 20, 2016-Feb 20, 2016 - RESTORATION WORK DAYS
Little Red Schoolhouse
9800 Willow Springs Road, Willow Springs, IL
708-839-6897
Help restore wildlife habitat and nature will restore you. Individuals and families welcome. Not suitable for kids ages 9 & under. Kids ages 10-14 must be accompanied by an adult.
10AM-12PM
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Feb 20, 2016-Feb 20, 2016 - GEOLOGY OF SAND RIDGE
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Avenue, South Holland, IL
708-868-0606
Enjoy an indoor interactive presentation on the geology of the local area. Adults and children ages 12 & up. Register by 2/18
1:30PM
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