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.

Events Photo Events Photo Events Photo

Event Name
City
Select a Date
Options
Wheelchair Accessible
Admission Fee
Agricultural/Food/Harvest
Cultural Event
Displays/Arts/Crafts
Fair/Carnival

Holiday Celebration
Outdoor Activity
Parade
Sports Event
Workshop/Seminar
Month    /    Year
 / 

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

Mar 1, 2015-Mar 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
Visit Website $ d o
Mar 1, 2015-Mar 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
Visit Website s
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
Visit Website c h
Mar 2, 2015-Mar 6, 2015 - DAVID LINNEWEH AND HANS HABERGER | RECONSTRUCTED LANDSCAPES
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
David Linneweh’s and Hans Haberger’s paintings of Midwestern suburban structures including gas stations, fast food restaurants, big-box stores, and strip malls explore ideas of representation and abstraction in the contemporary American landscape. Reception: Thursday, February 12, 3-5PM. Artist talk at 3:30PM
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
Visit Website c d
Mar 2, 2015-Mar 18, 2015 - OBSESSION
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-709-3636
Works in varied media by artists Reginald Baylor, Mary Croteau and Jordan Scott, using obsessive labor in their production. Artists reception Feb. 19, 4:30-7pm.
M-Th 9AM-4PM; W & Th 5-7PM
Visit Website c d
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
Visit Website d o
Mar 4, 2015-Mar 4, 2015 - STEP BACK INTO A 1950s VALENTINE'S DAY
1950s Park Forest House Museum
141 Forest Boulevard, Park Forest, IL
708-305-3308
The museum is decorated in vintage Valentines Day decorations including die-cuts and Vintage Valentines. The classroom on the second floor is decorated for a 1950s Valentines Day class party. A colorful way to shake the gray days.
W & Sa 10:30AM-3:30PM; or by appointment
Visit Website c h
Mar 4, 2015-Mar 4, 2015 - BRUSHES AND BOTTLES
The Barn at Sgt. Means Park
20712 Western Avenue, Olympia Fields, IL
708-481-7313
Grab your friends for a great night of painting. All supplies included. BYOB
6-9PM
Visit Website $ d
Mar 4, 2015-Mar 25, 2015 - 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
Visit Website s
Mar 4, 2015-Mar 28, 2015 - YOU ART WHAT YOU EAT
Union Street Gallery & Art Studios
1527 Otto Boulevard, Chicago Heights, IL
708-754-2601
Union Street Gallery is exhibiting art from all over the nation that explores all aspects of food and its cultural significance including cultivation, distribution, preparation, consumption, and appreciation. This exhibit includes creative reflections on the aesthetic qualities of food, art that addresses the dynamic debate about the political, economic, and social dimensions of food production and consumption, and art that focus on traditions surrounding food or how we use food as a rich form of cultural communication.
W-Th 12-5PM; F12-6PM; Sa 11AM-4PM Reception: February 27 6-9PM
Visit Website c
Mar 5, 2015-Mar 26, 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
Visit Website $ s
Mar 6, 2015-Mar 6, 2015 - MORAINE VALLEY JAZZ ENSEMBLE - SALUTE TO THE GREAT VOICES OF JAZZ
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
Visit Website $ c
Mar 6, 2015-Mar 6, 2015 - JERRY ROSSEN PUBLIC AUCTION
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone, IL
708-997-0245
6PM
Visit Website
Mar 6, 2015-Mar 6, 2015 - 48TH EDITION OF IRELAND ON PARADE
Chicago Gaelic Park
6119 West 147th Street, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-9323
Gaelic Park is proud to host this multi-generational tradition which is part of the ten-day celebrations in honor of Ireland's patron Saint, Patrick. Among the many schools of Irish dance participating in Ireland on Parade in 2015 will be Lavin Cassidy School of Irish Dance, McCormack/Fay School of Irish Dancing, Cross Keys School of Irish Dancing, McNamara School of Irish Dancing, Maiden Street School of Irish Dance, Mullane Healy Godley School of Irish Dance, Weber School of Irish Dancing and many more The doors open each night at 5:30pm and there is FREE ADMISSION. Delicious hot food is available for purchase each evening at 5.30pm. In addition there will be exhibitions of Ceili Dancing and Set Dancing, Sean O'Donnell on accordion, and musical entertainment provided by the Irish Musicians an organization which consists of local artists who are dedicated to the perpetuation of traditional Irish music.
5:30PM
Visit Website c
Mar 6, 2015-Mar 8, 2015 - HOME & GARDEN SHOW
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL
708-444-1100
Visit Website
Mar 7, 2015-Mar 7, 2015 - OAK FOREST FLEADH
Cicero Avenue Corridor
151st to 159th Cicero Avenue, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-4600
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the Oak Forest Fleadh! This festive event includes a 5K, open bike ride, parade and pub and restaurant open house.
5K 8:30AM; Open Bike ride 10AM; Parade 11AM; Pub & Restaurant open house 5PM-3AM
Visit Website c h o p s
Mar 7, 2015-Mar 7, 2015 - SPORTSPLEX DUATHLON
Orland Park Sportsplex
11351 West 159th Street, Orland Park, IL
708-403-7275
All are welcome to compete in this indoor event which will consist of a 1.5 mile run, ten-mile bike on stationary cycle, followed by a 1.5 mile run. Ages: 12 & up
7:15AM-12:30PM
Visit Website $ s
Mar 7, 2015-Mar 7, 2015 - WELL-STRUNG
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
One Direction step aside; there’s a new kind of boy band on the circuit. The all-male string quartet Well-Strung features classical musicians who sing – putting their own spin on the music of Mozart, Vivaldi, Rihanna, Adele, Lady Gaga, and more. Well-Strung stars first violinist Edmund Bagnell, second violinist Christopher Marchant, cellist Daniel Shevlin and violist Trevor Wadleigh. Their debut show sold out Joe’s Pub in New York in 2012. Since then, they’ve been playing and wowing venues across the world.
7:30PM
Visit Website $ c
Mar 7, 2015-Mar 7, 2015 - ST. BALDRICK'S FUNDRAISER
Chicago Gaelic Park
6119 West 147th Street, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-9323
All donations will benefit the fight against children’s cancer. More than 70 St. Baldrick’s volunteers, sponsored by donations from friends and family register for the Gaelic Park event and shave their heads in solidarity for children with cancer. St. Baldrick’s is the world’s largest volunteer driven fundraising event to fight childhood cancer. More information on the foundation can be found on their website at www.stbaldricks.org.
Visit Website
Mar 8, 2015-Mar 8, 2015 - DOWNTOWN TINLEY IRISH PARADE
Downtown Tinley Park
Along Oak Park Avenue, 181st to 171st Street, Tinley Park, IL
708-444-5678
Enjoy this family-friendly parade along Oak Park Avenue in Downtown Tinley Park.
2PM
Visit Website o p
Mar 10, 2015-Mar 13, 2015 - 48TH EDITION OF IRELAND ON PARADE
Chicago Gaelic Park
6119 West 147th Street, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-9323
Gaelic Park is proud to host this multi-generational tradition which is part of the ten-day celebrations in honor of Ireland's patron Saint, Patrick. Among the many schools of Irish dance participating in Ireland on Parade in 2015 will be Lavin Cassidy School of Irish Dance, McCormack/Fay School of Irish Dancing, Cross Keys School of Irish Dancing, McNamara School of Irish Dancing, Maiden Street School of Irish Dance, Mullane Healy Godley School of Irish Dance, Weber School of Irish Dancing and many more The doors open each night at 5:30pm and there is FREE ADMISSION. Delicious hot food is available for purchase each evening at 5.30pm. In addition there will be exhibitions of Ceili Dancing and Set Dancing, Sean O'Donnell on accordion, and musical entertainment provided by the Irish Musicians an organization which consists of local artists who are dedicated to the perpetuation of traditional Irish music.
5:30PM
Visit Website c
Mar 11, 2015-Mar 18, 2015 - 31ST ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL 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
A showcase of this year’s talented students.
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
Visit Website c d
Mar 13, 2015-Mar 13, 2015 - C.J. CHENIER AND THE RED HOT LOUISIANA BAND
Freedom Hall
Nathan Manilow Theatre, 410 Lakewood Boulevard, Park Forest, IL
708-747-0580
C.J. Chenier, son of the 'King of Zydeco' Clifton Chenier, joined his father's Red-Hot Louisiana Band playing saxophone at the age of 21. After Clifton's death in 1987, C.J. picked up the accordion and took charge of his father's ministry - to spread the word of Zydeco music to the world. The Boston Globe has called him "the crown prince of zydeco," and Living Blues magazine hails him as "the best living zydeco singer and accordionist." His musical style ranges from the traditional Zydeco of Clifton Chenier right on up to modern funk with healthy doses of blues, R&B, swamp pop and even country. $28
7:30PM
Visit Website $ c
Mar 14, 2015-Mar 14, 2015 - 16TH ANNUAL SPRING CRAFT & VENDOR SHOW
Founders Community Center
140 Oak Street, Frankfort, IL
815-469-9400
A diverse selection of crafters and vendors. Wonderful spring items and Mother's Day gifts! Event date TBA....Visit www.frankfortparks.org to confirm date!
9AM-3PM
Visit Website d
Mar 14, 2015-Mar 14, 2015 - CONCERT SEASON AT GAELIC PARK
Chicago Gaelic Park
6119 West 147th Street, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-9323
Comedian and entertainer George Casey will take to the stage for the annual St. Patrick’s concert on Saturday March 14th, 2015. Casey, a keen observer of human nature connects with his audience, and his self-deprecating humor, tempered with his Irish brogue, has won over thousands of fans across the country. While he loves to poke fun and tease his audience, his style of humor is always in good fun and refreshing. Tickets are $25.00. To make reservations please call Gaelic Park at 708-687-9323. All major credit cards accepted.
7PM doors open; 8PM concert starts
Visit Website $ c
Mar 14, 2015-Mar 14, 2015 - THE MAD HATTER'S BALL
Glenwoodie Golf Club
19301 State Street, Glenwood, IL
708-748-3377
Tall Grass Arts Association presents THE MAD HATTER'S BALL, 57th Annual Beaux Arts Ball. Hat contest and a whole lot of dancing makes it the perfect Ball.
6PM
Visit Website $ c
Mar 14, 2015-Mar 14, 2015 - GREEN THUMB SATURDAYS
Village Hall
2020 Chestnut Road, Homewood, IL
708-206-3393
9:30-10:30AM
Visit Website ag o
Mar 14, 2015-Mar 14, 2015 - CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER
TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, IL
888-MLS-FIRE
Visit Website $ o s
Mar 14, 2015-Mar 14, 2015 - SPORTS COLLECTIBLE SHOW
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-423-1758
Sports Collectable Show. Sports Cards, NASCAR, Toys, Comic Books, Collectable cards and other collectable items.
9AM-1PM
Visit Website $ d s
Mar 14, 2015-Mar 14, 2015 - ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S CONCERT
Chicago Gaelic Park
6119 West 147th Street, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-9323
6:30PM doors open; 7:30PM concert starts
Visit Website $ c

 




 
Search
1-888-895-8233

{ts '2015-03-04 01:30:27'}