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.

Click here to view our blog on what's happening in the Chicago Southland this weekend.

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

Sep 1, 2016-Sep 29, 2016 - FARMERS MARKET - EVERGREEN PARK
Yukich Field
88th Street & Kedzie Avenue, Evergreen Park, IL
708-422-8776
12th Season of Evergreen Park Farmers' Market - 25 Vendors, every Thursday, May 7-October 27
Th 7AM-1PM
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Sep 1, 2016-Sep 29, 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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Sep 1, 2016-Sep 30, 2016 - 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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Sep 1, 2016-Sep 30, 2016 - 2016 HOLLYWOOD CASINO AMPHITHEATRE CONCERT SEASON
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
312-559-1212
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Sep 1, 2016-Sep 30, 2016 - GRAFFITI AHEAD: A DOCUMENTATION OF THE MIDWEST GRAFFITI WRITERS ARTWORKS BY FELIX FLEX MALDONADO
South Suburban College
Dorothea Thiel Gallery, 15800 South State Street, South Holland, IL
708-596-2000 x2445
Reception: Thursday, September 8th, 1:30PM
M-Th 9AM-6PM; F 9AM-4PM
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Sep 1, 2016-Sep 30, 2016 - 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. The theme for 2016 is Children's Storybooks.
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Sep 1, 2016-Sep 30, 2016 - PICK. AT GARDEN PATCH FARMS
Pick. at Garden Patch Farms
14158 West 159th Street, Homer Glen, IL
708-301-7720
9AM-6PM
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Sep 2, 2016-Sep 30, 2016 - FARMERS MARKET - ORLAND PARK
Village Center
14700 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-403-7275
Over 50 vendors offer a variety of fresh produce, flowers, plants, pasta, bakery items, gourmet spices, artisanal cheeses, olive oil, and more. Join us for our bi-weekly chef demos on sustainable and healthy living. Barbecue lunches sponsored by local charities available for purchase.
F 7:30AM-1PM
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Sep 3, 2016-Sep 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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Sep 3, 2016-Sep 28, 2016 - 1950s PARK FOREST HOUSE MUSEUM
St. Mary's Church
227 Monee Road, Park Forest, IL
708-481-4252
Step back into the 1950s with us! See toys, clothes, furniture, books, records, dolls, dishes and appliances. Photographs, scrapbooks and sales brochures from the Park Forest Local History Collection and Archive are on display.
W & Sa 1-3PM or by appointment for small groups
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Sep 7, 2016-Sep 28, 2016 - 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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Sep 7, 2016-Sep 28, 2016 - FARMERS MARKET - THORNTON
Hubbard Park
Margaret Brown Derby Road & Hubbard Street, Next to the quarry on Ridge Road, Thornton, IL
708-877-4454
Market in the Park will operate every Wednesday June 15th- September 28th, rain or shine. Featuring Dotsons Farms, unique hand crafted items and more.
W 8AM-2PM
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Sep 7, 2016-Sep 28, 2016 - FARMERS MARKET - PALOS HEIGHTS
City of Palos Heights
Municipal Parking Lot, 12217 South Harlem Avenue, Palos Heights, IL
708-361-1800
Great farm fresh produce, food products, plants and more every week. Many local cultural events on a weekly basis. Come Join us!
W 7AM-1PM
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Sep 13, 2016-Sep 28, 2016 - FARMERS MARKET - OAK LAWN
52nd Avenue & Dumke Drive
Oak Lawn, IL
708-499-7744
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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Sep 17, 2016-Sep 30, 2016 - STEP BACK INTO A 1950s HALLOWEEN EXHIBIT
1950s Park Forest House Museum
227 Monee Road, Park Forest, IL
708-481-4252
The museum is decorated in vintage Halloween decorations including die-cuts and Halloween Gurley Candles. Adults $5; 12 and under free.
W & Sa 1-3:30PM or by appointment
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Sep 24, 2016-Sep 30, 2016 - ODYSSEY FUN FARM
Odyssey Fun World
19111 South Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-429-3800
The Odyssey Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze is fun for all ages! It is a 110 acre farm! We boast a 13 acre pumpkin patch that you will be able to walk through to find the perfect pumpkin for your family. Our exclusive corn maze is 15 acres! It is shaped to say Odyssey Fun World Tinley Park and displays our mascot Chipper! We also have a 5 acre courtyard full of family friendly activities: The Odyssey Petting Zoo, The Inflatable Kidz Zone, corn cannons, pig races, a cow train, hay rides and pony rides! (Pony Rides only available on Saturday and Sunday. Max weight of 90lbs.) Smoking and alcohol are strictly not permitted within The Odyssey Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze. Smoking is only permitted within the front parking lot. No outside food or beverages allowed on the Farm!
10AM-6PM
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Sep 26, 2016-Sep 30, 2016 - KATE SHANNON | YOU DESERVE MORE
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Kate Shannon uses digitally manipulated photographs, animations, and videos to explore notions such as happiness, love, and loss. Reception: Monday, September 26th, 10:30AM-12PM. Artist Talk: 11:30AM
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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Sep 26, 2016-Sep 30, 2016 - ODWINDIFOR EXPRESSIONS: WORKS FROM GHANA
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-708-7738
This exhibition of works by artists and artisans from Ghana is being sponsored by the Chicago Heights Sister Cities Program and will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Christopher Art Gallery. Carvings, masks, clothing and jewelry by contemporary artists from Ghana will be featured. Reception: September 29, 4:30-7PM
M-Th 9AM-3PM; W-Th 5PM-7PM
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Sep 27, 2016-Sep 27, 2016 - SENSATIONAL SOUP DAY
Krueger Park Recreation Center
9100 South 88th Avenue, Hickory Hills, IL
708-599-7337
Come and stay warm by trying a variety of soups offered at this event. Crackers and refreshments (pop & water) will be provided. Raffle tickets given to all participants to win fabulous prizes. $5 Residents (under 13) $7 Resident adults; $6 Non-residents (under 13) $8 Non-resident adult
4:30-6PM
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Sep 28, 2016-Sep 28, 2016 - SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON
Robert Morris University-Orland Campus
82 Orland Square Drive, Orland Park, IL
708-349-2972
Learn how to make more money this holiday season using social media marketing. Perfect for retail businesses and restaurants. Pizza lunch will be served. Free to the public.
11:45AM-1PM
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Sep 29, 2016-Sep 30, 2016 - OKTOBER PUMPKIN FEST
TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, IL
708-379-0102
Come join us at the Oktober Pumpkin Fest at Toyota Park, where you can join us in our pumpkin patch and maze! Also includes, food, live music, animal exhibit, carnival rides and so many pumpkins!
4-11PM
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Sep 30, 2016-Sep 30, 2016 - VILLAGE OF CRESTWOOD ROCKTOBERFEST
Ceaser Park
14111 Kenton Avenue, Crestwood, IL
612-770-4575
September 30th through October 2nd join the Village of Crestwood for it's fall festival, ROCKTOBERFEST! The three-day beer & music festival will take place in Caesar Park, the same location as previous Crestwood festivals. Festival goers of all ages will find plenty of food, drink and fun during the weekend lineup! Featuring a tented beer garden, daily 50/50 raffle, bingo, local food favorites, shopping, kid friendly activities,live music & more! Bears fans will even be able to catch the game on Sunday with a live viewing in the beer garden!
F 5PM-12AM; Sa 12PM-12AM; Su 11AM-9PM
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Sep 30, 2016-Sep 30, 2016 - 11TH ANNUAL TASTE OF MATTESON
Holiday Inn Chicago Matteson Conference Center
500 Holiday Plaza Drive, Matteson, IL
708-283-4777
Taste of Matteson celebrates the diversity of our community. It provides an opportunity for residents to interact, while enjoying samples of various cuisines from restaurants in the area. Will also include a silent auction, door prizes, live music and a cash bar. Advance tickets only (no tickets at the door). Tickets can be purchased at the Village Hall or Matteson Community Center and only a limited supply is available. Come out and enjoy an evening of great food, fun and entertainment. Admission $10
5:30-8PM
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Sep 30, 2016-Sep 30, 2016 - CHICAGOLAND UNCONVENTIONAL BICYCLE EXPO (CUBE)
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL
847-204-1133
The only place where you can test ride: unicycles, recumbents, trikes, cargo bikes, tandems and electric bikes all in the same place. Then walk the show and see a full line of the newest accessories, clothing, shoes, etc. Not to mention the touring companies and bike clubs. You won't want to miss this show. It's the only one of it's kind in the America's.
10AM-5PM
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Sep 30, 2016-Sep 30, 2016 - BRUSHES AND BOTTLES
Sgt. Means Barn
20712 Western Avenue, Olympia Fields, IL
708-481-7313
Join OFPD for their own Paint & Wine Night!!! Bring your friends, snacks, & drinks, and we'll bring the rest. $35
6-9:30PM
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Sep 30, 2016-Sep 30, 2016 - 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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Sep 30, 2016-Sep 30, 2016 - JERRY ROSSEN PUBLIC AUCTION
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone, IL
708-997-0245
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Sep 30, 2016-Sep 30, 2016 - THE BLUES IS BACK-A TRIBUTE TO THE BLUES!
SPAA Theater & Performing Arts Center
350 Victory Drive, Park Forest, IL
708-748-9470
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Oct 1, 2016-Oct 1, 2016 - WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE ELECTING
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Enjoy a hilarious evening of political satire as the nationally acclaimed Capitol Steps set out to put the “mock” in democracy! Always fresh and crispy – right from the headlines! The Capitol Steps have earned a reputation for non-stop laughs as this group, who began as a group of Senate staffers, sets out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. Digging into the headlines of the day, they create song parodies and skits which convey a special brand of satirical humor. Many of the Steps ignored the conventional wisdom (“Don’t quit your day job!”), and although not all of the current members of the Steps are former Capitol Hill staffers, taken together the performers have worked in a total of 18 Congressional offices and represent 62 years of collective House and Senate staff experience.
7:30PM
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Oct 1, 2016-Oct 1, 2016 - OLD PLANK ROAD TRAIL 5K RUN/WALK
Village Green
Kansas & White Streets, Frankfort, IL
815-469-2177 x243
Annual 5K Run/Walk along Old Plank Road Trail in downtown Frankfort. Registration is required! Rain or Shine. Race begins promptly at 9:30 AM. Registration is available on line!
8-11AM
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