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.

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 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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May 2, 2015-May 30, 2015 - MIGRATORY BIRD HIKES
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
12545 West 111th Street, Lemont, IL
630-257-2045
Join a naturalist to observe resident and migratory birds at Sagawau. Learn to identify birds by field marks, behavior, sound and habitat. Binoculars available for loan. Weekday hikes will be followed by optional off-site birding trip.
Sa 7:30AM
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May 2, 2015-May 30, 2015 - CANYON TOURS
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
12545 West 111th Street, Lemont, IL
630-257-2045
The Sagawau Canyon is the only natural exposure of bedrock in Cook County. Join naturalists for a hike down the canyon to learn how it was formed and what lives there. Be prepared to wade through the stream; footing is unstable.
1PM Sundays in May (plus Saturdays May 2, 16 & 30)
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May 2, 2015-May 30, 2015 - OPEN-AIR MARKET-MOKENA
Front Street Metra Parking Lot
Front & Mokena Streets, Mokena, IL
708-479-3900
Open-air market featuring traditional farmers market vendors and artisan crafters.
Sa 8:30AM-12:30PM
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May 2, 2015-May 31, 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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May 2, 2015-May 31, 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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May 3, 2015-May 31, 2015 - COUNTRY MARKETS - FRANKFORT
Village Green
Oak & Kansas Streets, Frankfort, IL
815-469-2177 x243
Enjoy local produce, homemade prepared foods, plants in an outdoor farmer's market. Special events throughout the year. Every Sunday in downtown Frankfort.
Su 10AM-2PM
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May 6, 2015-May 27, 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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May 6, 2015-May 27, 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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May 7, 2015-May 28, 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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May 7, 2015-May 28, 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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May 7, 2015-May 28, 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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May 7, 2015-May 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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May 15, 2015-May 29, 2015 - INFANT MASSAGE CLASS FOR PARENTS
BDI Playhouse Children's Therapy
11411 West 183rd Street, Suite B, Orland Park, IL
708-478-1820
Parents will learn how to massage their baby from licensed therapists. Massage allows parents to bond with their baby, encourages relaxation, promotes better sleep, and many more! Please call to sign up for this 3 week free course!
F 9-10AM
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May 16, 2015-May 30, 2015 - EUROPEAN MARKET - CRETE
Exchange & Main Streets
, Crete, IL
708-672-0729
The European Market hosts locally grown fresh produce, flowers and other seasonal and specialty items.
Sa 8AM-1PM
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May 21, 2015-May 28, 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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May 22, 2015-May 25, 2015 - GAELIC PARK IRISH FEST
Chicago Gaelic Park
6119 West 147th Street, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-9323
Irish Fest brings together the best in Irish music from America, Canada and Europe. In addition to all of the music, there will be Irish sports, dancing, theatre & story-telling, a petting zoo, Irish dogs and ponies, Irish import stores. For the little people there are magicians, puppets, jugglers, clowns and most importantly, unlimited carnival rides are included in the admission price. Free parking on site.
F 4-11PM; Sa-Su 2-11PM; M 1-8PM
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May 23, 2015-May 30, 2015 - FARMERS MARKET - HOMEWOOD
Village Hall
2020 Chestnut Road, Homewood, IL
708-206-3393
Shop HomewoodÂ’s Farmers Market. A wide variety of vendors with the freshest produce, cheeses, breads, pastries and more!
Sa 8AM-1PM
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May 23, 2015-May 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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May 25, 2015-May 25, 2015 - MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
Village of Thornton
712 North Chicago Road to 115 East Margaret Street, Thornton, IL
708-877-4456
Parade begins at the Methodist Church and ends at the Village Hall. After a Holiday ceremony honoring our veterans, everyone is invited to the Fire Department for hot dogs, chips, pop and a lot of camaraderie.
2PM
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May 25, 2015-May 25, 2015 - SOUTH HOLLAND MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
South Park Avenue
North from 170th Street to Veterans Park, South Holland, IL
708-331-2940
South Holland's annual Memorial Day Parade features local school bands, patriotic floats, equestrian group, sports mascots and more.
11AM
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May 25, 2015-May 25, 2015 - POND EXPLORERS
Little Red Schoolhouse
9800 Willow Springs Road, Willow Springs, IL
708-839-6897
Have you ever wondered what lives under the water of the Farm Pond? Find out what aquatic animals thrive here. Ages 7-9. Limit 15, registration required.
1:30-2:30PM
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May 25, 2015-May 25, 2015 - MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
Matteson School District 162
3625 West 215th Street, Matteson, IL
708-748-9643
The American Legion Rehfeldt-Meyer Post 474 and the Village of Matteson are sponsoring the Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 25, 2015 from 10am-2pm. The Legion units will assemble at the Matteson School District 162, 3625 W. 215th Street, where the Historical Society, American Legion and Village President, Andre B. Ashmore will have a short service. All Parade units will assemble and march east on Main Street, south to 216th Street, west to Maple and north to Memorial Park. There, services will be held and refreshments will be served. For further information or to have your group, club or organization participate please call Rick Sobczak at the American Legion @ 708-748-9643.
10AM-2PM
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May 25, 2015-May 25, 2015 - MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY
Village Green
Oak & Kansas Streets, Frankfort, IL
815-469-2177 x243
10AM
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May 26, 2015-May 31, 2015 - WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS BASEBALL
Standard Bank Stadium
14011 South Kenton Avenue, Crestwood, IL
708-489-2255
The Windy City ThunderBolts baseball brings affordable family entertainment all summer long at Standard Bank Stadium. Call to reserve groups or parties today!
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May 27, 2015-May 27, 2015 - MONTHLY STORYTIME & CRAFT
Paperback Trading Co.
8825 South Ridgeland Avenue, Oak Lawn, IL
708-598-8442
Each month Paperback Trading Co. will pick a theme for storytime, ages 2-8, and a craft. Quite often characters will participate in the story reading.
6-7PM
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May 27, 2015-May 27, 2015 - WINE ON WEDNESDAYS A BUSINESS NETWORKING EVENT
Chuck's Haven Banquet Hall
14844 Chicago Road, Dolton, IL
708-849-2100
Expand your network among over 1000 invited business owners and guests. Join us for Wine on Wednesdays a Business Networking Event hosted by Chuck's Haven Banquet Hall.
6-8PM (Every 4th Wednesday)
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