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.

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 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 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 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 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 7, 2015-Apr 28, 2015 - TUESDAY MORNINGS ARE FOR THE BIRDS!
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Avenue, South Holland, IL
708-868-0606
Bring binoculars and enjoy spring migration with a naturalist. We'll Visit Sand Ridge's best birding spots and check out some colorful warblers.
Tu 8AM
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Apr 15, 2015-Apr 30, 2015 - BIO-SYNTHESIS, AVIVA ALTER, ANGELA DIEFFENBACH, VESNA JOVANOVIC
Union Street Gallery & Art Studios
1527 Otto Boulevard, Chicago Heights, IL
708-754-2601
Art inspired by science, medicine and the human body, featuring work by Aviva Alter and Vesna Jovanovic from Chicago and Angela Dieffenbach from Peoria, IL. Reception Saturday April 18, 12-3PM.
W-Th 12-5PM; F 12-6PM; Sa 11AM-4PM
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Apr 15, 2015-Apr 30, 2015 - JOURNEY: THE ART OF HEALING
Union Street Gallery & Art Studios
1527 Otto Boulevard, Chicago Heights, IL
708-754-2601
Journey is a regional juried exhibit featuring art in response to physical, emotional and spiritual healing.
W-Th 12-5PM; F 12-6PM; Sa 11AM-4PM
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Apr 16, 2015-Apr 30, 2015 - 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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Apr 27, 2015-Apr 30, 2015 - MVCC JURIED STUDENT 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
The annual selection of student work showing the breadth and depth of the college’s emerging artistic talent. The exhibition features work from across all areas of study, including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography, design, and printmaking. The accompanying atrium display will feature designs submitted by students to this year’s exhibition poster and invitation card competition. Reception: Thursday, April 30, 3-5PM. Artist talk at 3:30PM
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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Apr 27, 2015-Apr 30, 2015 - GRADUATE STUDENT EXHIBITION 2015
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-709-3636
This is our annual exhibition of work by students graduating from Prairie State College, with an art major. The exhibition is curated by Professor Paul Rinaldi, area supervisor of fine arts.
M-Th 9AM-3PM; W-Th 4PM-7PM
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Apr 29, 2015-Apr 29, 2015 - COMPETENT COMMUNICATION: KEYS TO BUILDING AND SUSTAINING PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS
South Suburban College
15800 South State Street, South Holland, IL
708-596-2000 x2346
The South Suburban College Business & Career Institute (BCI) presents a three-part Breakfast with BCI Workshop entitled, Competent Communication: Keys to Building and Sustaining Professional Relationships. All workshops will be held in the South Suburban College Heritage Room from 9:00 a.m. – noon a.m. (check-in and continental breakfast to begin at 8:30 a.m.).
8:30AM-12PM
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May 1, 2015-May 1, 2015 - MORAINE VALLEY JAZZ ENSEMBLE - SPRING CONCERT
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
The Moraine Valley Jazz Ensemble is a 20-member big band which explores a wide range of styles from the classic swing of Duke Ellington and Count Basie to soulful blues, burning Latin-jazz and gritty funk. The band also features contemporary works by such composers as Bill Holman and Bob Florence and iconic vocal arrangements such as those performed by Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra.
7:30PM
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May 1, 2015-May 1, 2015 - JERRY ROSSEN PUBLIC AUCTION
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone, IL
708-997-0245
6PM
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May 1, 2015-May 1, 2015 - 1ST ANNUAL FOSTER CARE SYMPOSIUM
Youth & Family Services Center
14323 South Halsted, Riverdale, IL
708-596-6040 x2012
Join us for a Foster Care Symposium to get the resources you need! Meet face-to-face with vendors and discuss how their services can fit your needs. Lunch will be provided.
10AM-2PM
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May 1, 2015-May 3, 2015 - HAIRSPRAY
The Drama Group
Bloom Theatre, 101 West 10th Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-755-3444
In 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, plump teenager Tracy Turnblad's dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program based on the real-life Buddy Deane Show. When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight, and meets a colorful array of characters, such as Corny Collins (The show's singing host who shares Tracy's liberal political views) and Velma Von Tussle (The villainous producer of the show who does everything in her power to further her daughter's career and destroy Tracy's and Corny's). She then launches a campaign to integrate the show. Hairspray is a social commentary on the injustices of parts of American society in the 1960s.
F-Sa 7:30PM; Su 2PM
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May 1, 2015-May 3, 2015 - A DAY IN THE DEATH OF JOE EGG
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
John and Angelina Oremus Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Joe Egg is a dark comedy that addresses every expectant parent’s deepest fears. Bri, a school teacher, and his wife, Sheila, have a 10-year-old spastic child named Josephine, who has been entirely dependent upon her parents since birth. Bri sees a hopeless future and hides behind irony and sarcasm to cope, while Sheila believes the child is her penance for a promiscuous past and hopefully looks for even the slightest hint at Josephine’s recovery. In the end, Bri and Sheila must decide how to confront the future: as a family, as a couple, or on their own.
F-Sa 7:30PM; Su 3PM
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May 1, 2015-May 9, 2015 - BIO-SYNTHESIS, AVIVA ALTER, ANGELA DIEFFENBACH, VESNA JOVANOVIC
Union Street Gallery & Art Studios
1527 Otto Boulevard, Chicago Heights, IL
708-754-2601
Art inspired by science, medicine and the human body, featuring work by Aviva Alter and Vesna Jovanovic from Chicago and Angela Dieffenbach from Peoria, IL.
W-Th 12-5PM; F 12-6PM; Sa 11AM-4PM
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May 1, 2015-May 9, 2015 - JOURNEY: THE ART OF HEALING
Union Street Gallery & Art Studios
1527 Otto Boulevard, Chicago Heights, IL
708-754-2601
Journey is a regional juried exhibit featuring art in response to physical, emotional and spiritual healing.
W-Th 12-5PM; F 12-6PM; Sa 11AM-4PM
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May 1, 2015-May 21, 2015 - MVCC JURIED STUDENT 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
The annual selection of student work showing the breadth and depth of the college’s emerging artistic talent. The exhibition features work from across all areas of study, including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography, design, and printmaking. The accompanying atrium display will feature designs submitted by students to this year’s exhibition poster and invitation card competition.
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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May 1, 2015-May 31, 2015 - 2015 FIRST MIDWEST BANK AMPHITHEATRE CONCERT SEASON
First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
312-559-1212
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May 1, 2015-May 31, 2015 - PICK. AT GARDEN PATCH FARMS
Pick. at Garden Patch Farms
14158 West 159th Street, Homer Glen, IL
708-301-7720
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May 1, 2015-May 31, 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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May 2, 2015-May 2, 2015 - MORNING BIRD HIKE
Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve
27060 South 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. Registration is required.
8-10AM
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May 2, 2015-May 2, 2015 - PITCH, HIT & RUN
Dolton Park District
13846 South Lincoln, Dolton, IL
630-750-1630
Pitch, Hit & Run is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball. This grassroots program is designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to compete, free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball/softball skills. Boys and girls are divided into four age divisions and have the chance to advance through four levels of competition. All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and have their parent or guardian fill out a registration/waiver form prior to the start of the competition. The registration form will be provided at registration event, April 23rd, 2-6PM at Calumet Elementary School, 1440 West Vermont, Calumet Park. For questions call or visit www.OurStepsareOrdered.com for more information or online registration.
9AM check in
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May 2, 2015-May 2, 2015 - SERTOMA CENTRE'S BIG EVENT - FIREFIGHTERS' COOK-OFF
115 Bourbon Street
3359 West 115th Street, Merrionette Park, IL
708-730-6210
Sertoma Centre's Fundraiser showcases local firefighters in a cook-off competition, activities for the kiddos and live entertainment. Proceeds benefit programs for individuals with disabilities. Entry fee based on food sampling tickets.
5-9PM
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May 2, 2015-May 2, 2015 - LANSING GOOD NEIGHBOR DAY PARADE
Downtown Lansing
Wentworth Avenue & Ridge Road to Torrence Avenue, Lansing, IL
708-474-4170
Lansing Alive with Music! Chamber and Parade Theme for 2015
2-4PM
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May 2, 2015-May 2, 2015 - (THE SYMPHONY) REDEFINED AND REFINED: PROJECT TRIO AND BRAHMS - ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Lincoln-Way North Performing Arts Center
19900 South Harlem Avenue, Frankfort, IL
708-481-7774
AARON JAY KERNIS Musica Celestis; PROJECT TRIO Original selections and arrangements for trio and orchestra; BRAHMS Symphony No. 3
8PM
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