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, 2015-Jul 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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Jul 1, 2015-Jul 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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Jul 1, 2015-Jul 29, 2015 - FARMERS MARKET - THORNTON
Hubbard Park
Margaret Brown Derby Road & Hubbard Street, Next to the quarry on Ridge Road, Thornton, IL
708-877-4454
Annual Market in the park features fresh local produce and many vendors and handmade crafters.
W 8AM-2PM
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Jul 1, 2015-Jul 29, 2015 - FARMERS MARKET - PALOS HEIGHTS
City of Palos Heights
Municipal Parking Lot, 12217 South Harlem Avenue, Palos Heights, IL
708-361-1800
Great locally grown produce and food products, along with food related vendors. Many community groups also participate. Weekly recipes available.
W 7AM-1PM
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Jul 1, 2015-Jul 29, 2015 - 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 1, 2015-Jul 29, 2015 - WILD WEDNESDAY WONDERS
Little Red Schoolhouse
9800 Willow Springs Road, Willow Springs, IL
708-839-6897
Drop in to see what the naturalists are talking about today. Topics change weekly. No registration required.
W 3:30-5PM
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Jul 1, 2015-Jul 29, 2015 - DROP-IN BIRD BANDING
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
12545 West 111th Street, Lemont, IL
630-257-2045
Banding has been used to study birds for centuries. Visit Sagawau's banding station to talk with the banders. Learn more about his method of studying birds and observe our bird species up close. Weather permitting.
W 10AM-1PM
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Jul 1, 2015-Jul 29, 2015 - 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 1, 2015-Jul 30, 2015 - GALLERY 2015 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.
M-Th 9AM-4:30PM
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Jul 1, 2015-Jul 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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Jul 1, 2015-Jul 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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Jul 1, 2015-Jul 31, 2015 - 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, 2015-Jul 31, 2015 - 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 2015 is "Heroes and Villains".
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Jul 1, 2015-Jul 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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Jul 2, 2015-Jul 30, 2015 - 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.
Th 7AM-1PM
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Jul 2, 2015-Jul 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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Jul 2, 2015-Jul 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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Jul 2, 2015-Jul 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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Jul 2, 2015-Jul 30, 2015 - 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 3, 2015-Jul 31, 2015 - SUMMER NIGHTS
Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL
708-688-8355
Our newest summertime event is back, and it’s bigger and better than ever, with more evenings than before! Enjoy Brookfield Zoo in a new light with cooler evening weather, enhanced dining, beer and wine gardens, roaming entertainment, live music, and a new laser light show, all surrounded by wildlife and nature.
F & Sa
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Jul 3, 2015-Jul 31, 2015 - FARMERS MARKET - FLOSSMOOR
Flossmoor Public Library Parking Lot
1000 Sterling Avenue, Flossmoor, IL
708-798-3600
Fruit, vegetables, homemade bread and crackers, olives and handmade soap will be sold.
F 8AM-1PM
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Jul 27, 2015-Jul 29, 2015 - CHEERLEADING BASICS CLINIC FOR GIRLS
Chuck's Haven Banquet Hall
14844 Chicago Road, Dolton, IL
708-849-2100
Join Coach Robin Renee and Coach Iesha Newson of Alph and Omega for a fun packed cheerleading clinic this summer where they strive to empower girls, by building confidence, encouraging a positive attitude and good sportsmanship through the teamwork of cheerleading. Register now for one or both of the clinics - space is limited to 35 girls per class. Classes meet once a week for six weeks on Monday OR Wednesday from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm.
M or W 5-6PM
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Jul 29, 2015-Jul 29, 2015 - MUSIC & DANCE
Downey Park
Corner of Steward Avenue & Jeffery Avenue, Calumet City, IL
708-862-6440
Line Dance Class ($10 per person)
6:30-8:30PM
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Jul 29, 2015-Jul 29, 2015 - 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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Jul 29, 2015-Jul 29, 2015 - PICNIC ON THE GREEN
Village Green
Oak & Kansas Streets, Frankfort, IL
815-469-2177
Entertainment at noon
11:30AM-1PM
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Jul 29, 2015-Jul 29, 2015 - MAIN STREET NIGHTS
Downtown Park Forest
Main Street & Cunningham Boulevard, Park Forest, IL
708-748-2005
Grab a blanket and position yourself in the Park Forest Downtown Village Green for eight FREE nights of entertainment, rain or shine! Vendors on hand selling food and drinks! The evening starts at 6:30 p.m. with an opening act followed by the showcased entertainment. 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.
6:30PM
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Jul 30, 2015-Jul 30, 2015 - FILMS IN THE FOREST "FROZEN"
Green Lake Aquatic Center
1100 River Oaks Drive, Calumet City, IL
800-870-3666
Join us for movie nights! Different feature films with a nature connection will be presented along with family friendly activities based on the film. Pack a picnic dinner and enjoy an evening of fun and entertainment at scenic preserve venues. Pre-movie activities start at 6:30 pm. Movie begins at dusk. Film rated PG
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Jul 30, 2015-Jul 30, 2015 - S.E.N.I.O.R.S.
Little Red Schoolhouse
9800 Willow Springs Road, Willow Springs, IL
708-839-6897
Are you a senior who wants to stay active and remain a lifelong learner? Nature will inspire a different activity at each gathering. Seniors only.
10-11AM
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Jul 30, 2015-Jul 31, 2015 - ILLINOIS JUNIOR GOLF ASSOCIATION TWO DAY TOURNAMENT
Ravisloe Country Club
18231 South Park Avenue, Homewood, IL
708-798-5600
This is a 2 day Junior Golf Tournament hosted by the Illinois Junior Golf Association. Any Junior golfers interested must register online at the IJGA website.
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Jul 30, 2015-Jul 31, 2015 - THE TEMPEST
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Outdoors at the Gateway, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Considered by many to be Shakespeare’s swan-song, The Tempest follows old Duke Prospero and his daughter Miranda, who have been shipwrecked on an enchanted island. Many of Prospero’s old foes end up on the island, presenting him with the opportunity to settle old scores. When Miranda falls in love with the son of one his foes, Prospero must decide if he should use his power to exact revenge or forgive. Bring your picnic dinner and beach chairs to the Gateway and enjoy Shakespeare under the stars. Free admission
7PM
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