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, 2016-Jul 1, 2016 - CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER
TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, IL
888-MLS-FIRE
Visit Website $ o s
Jul 1, 2016-Jul 1, 2016 - JERRY ROSSEN PUBLIC AUCTION
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone, IL
708-997-0245
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Jul 1, 2016-Jul 1, 2016 - LIBERTY FAMILY FUN RUN & WALK
Centennial Park
153rd Street Metra Station, Orland Park, IL
708-403-7275
This chip-timed two mile fun run and one mile fun walk will have participants traveling throughout Centennial Park.
7PM
Visit Website $ o s
Jul 1, 2016-Jul 1, 2016 - 50 YARD DASH FOR KIDS
Centennial Park
153rd Street Metra Station, Orland Park, IL
708-403-7275
Come cheer on our happiest participants in the 50 yard, everyone wins dash! No pre-registration required for this free event. The first heat will start at approximately 7:30 p.m. Sign up near the Liberty Run start/finish line. Awards to all participants.
7:30PM
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Jul 1, 2016-Jul 2, 2016 - TIM GARDNER PRODUCTIONS: CHICAGO FIT & FLEX EXPO
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL
708-342-5485
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Jul 1, 2016-Jul 4, 2016 - BEECHER FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION
Firemen's Park
673 Penfield Street, Beecher, IL
708-946-2261
Carnival, food, raffles, live music, beer tent, bingo. Parade and fireworks on July 4th. Something for everyone - bring the entire family!
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Jul 1, 2016-Jul 4, 2016 - OAK FEST
159th & Central Avenue
Oak Forest, IL
630-306-7516
Celebrating our 29th year Oak Fest is proud to give Oak Forest the Best Fest on the Southside!! Fireworks, live music and carnival fun!
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Jul 1, 2016-Jul 29, 2016 - MOVIES ON THE GREEN
Odyssey Fun World
19111 South Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-429-3800
Shown on a giant inflatable screen in our beautiful outdoor park. The best part? They will be Free! No outside food or drink please, refreshments will be available. You may wish to bring chairs and bug spray as this is an outdoor event. On Friday nights all summer long!
F Dusk
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Jul 1, 2016-Jul 29, 2016 - FRIDAYS ON THE GREEN
Village Green
Kansas & White Streets, Frankfort, IL
815-469-2177
Sponsored by the Frankfort Public Library for youngster related entertainment (puppet shows, story telling, etc.). Enjoy the entertainment, bring a picnic lunch or visit one of our downtown restaurants.
F 10-11AM
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Jul 1, 2016-Jul 29, 2016 - FARMERS MARKET - DOLTON
The Dolton Bazaar
143rd Street & Chicago Road, Dolton, IL
708-849-4000
Dolton's Farmers Market brings vendors selling healthy and fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers to the area during the summer months.
F 8AM-2PM
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Jul 1, 2016-Jul 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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Jul 1, 2016-Jul 30, 2016 - 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 1, 2016-Jul 31, 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.
Visit Website $ o s
Jul 1, 2016-Jul 31, 2016 - GALLERY 2016 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
The local community’s chance to show off its artistic talent.
M-Th 9AM-4:30PM
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Jul 1, 2016-Jul 31, 2016 - 2016 HOLLYWOOD CASINO AMPHITHEATRE CONCERT SEASON
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
312-559-1212
Visit Website $ c o
Jul 1, 2016-Jul 31, 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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Jul 1, 2016-Jul 31, 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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Jul 1, 2016-Jul 31, 2016 - SUMMER CAMP
Roesner Park
16053 Richmond Avenue, Markham, IL
708-596-3366
Come be a part of our Summer Camp. For ages 4-12. Enjoy horseback riding, the zoo, swimming, skating, bowling and so much more! Call for price and details.
Visit Website $ d o s
Jul 1, 2016-Jul 31, 2016 - CENTENNIAL PARK AQUATIC CENTER
Centennial Park Aquatic Center
15600 West Avenue at Fun Drive, Orland Park, IL
708-349-4FUN (4386)
Come out and join us for some fun. Daily admission fees apply
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Jul 1, 2016-Jul 31, 2016 - JOIN SPOT'S CLUBHOUSE
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 Dutton Road, Forest Preserve District of Will County, Beecher, IL
708-946-2216
Join in the adventures of Spot’s Clubhouse. Receive a free activity journal to document all that you do with your family at Plum Creek Nature Center’s outdoor playground. Spot has so many new friends, each at a play area feature where you can learn how to play their favorite games! Overnight camping is also available throughout the summer if you want to stay with us for an extended adventure. Be sure to reserve a campground site at Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve within two business days of your arrival date. Call 708.946.2216 for camping information. All ages. Free!
Tu-Sa 10AM-4PM; Su 12-4PM
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Jul 2, 2016-Jul 2, 2016 - DEF LEPPARD
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
312-559-1212
7PM
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Jul 2, 2016-Jul 2, 2016 - DJ JIMMY JAMZ
Odyssey Fun World
19111 South Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-429-3800
Dance contests, great music & giveaways!
5-7PM
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Jul 2, 2016-Jul 30, 2016 - FARMERS MARKET - PARK FOREST
271 Lakewood Boulevard
Corner of Lakewood Boulevard & Cunningham Drive, Park Forest, IL
708-748-1118
This market offers fresh garden produce, bakery items and herbs. Freshly cooked pork sandwiches and tamales are also available. Come to the market to meet friends, chat, browse and shop. For more information, visit our website or call.
Sa 7AM-12PM
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Jul 2, 2016-Jul 30, 2016 - FARMERS MARKET - TINLEY PARK
Zabrocki Plaza
17375 Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-532-9260
Visit the Farmers market every Saturday for the best selection of fruits, vegetables, and fresh flowers. Along with a variety of business vendors including jewelry, clothing, food products, and much more!
Sa 7:30AM-12PM
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Jul 2, 2016-Jul 30, 2016 - FARMERS MARKET - HOMEWOOD
Martin Square
2020 Chestnut Road, Homewood, IL
708-206-3393
Relaxing, friendly atmosphere while listening to music from local musicians. Diverse offerings of produce, baked goods and restaurants booths providing their specialties. Locally grown, organic produce, to fresh baked goods! The appraised chef, Dominique Tougne from La Voute Bistro + Bar, has been known to make his rounds through the Homewood market.
Sa 8AM-1PM
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Jul 2, 2016-Jul 30, 2016 - 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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Jul 2, 2016-Jul 30, 2016 - FARMERS MARKET - OAK FOREST
Waverly Commuter Lot
15600 South Cicero Avenue, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-4050
Visit the Oak Forest Farmers Market every Saturday from May 28 through October 1 for the best selection of fruits, vegetables, fresh flowers, and home decor. You will also enjoy weekly events such as health screenings, culinary demos, story time for kids, and much more.
Sa 8AM-1PM
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Jul 2, 2016-Jul 30, 2016 - FARMERS MARKET - SOUTH HOLLAND
Northeast corner of 162nd & South Park Avenue
South Holland, IL
708-210-2918
Town Center Marketplace - variety of fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs, oils, organic nutritional supplements, fresh baked pies and more.
Sa 9AM-2PM
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Jul 2, 2016-Jul 30, 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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Jul 2, 2016-Jul 30, 2016 - DOLTON FLEA MARKET
The Dolton Bazaar
143rd Street & Chicago Road, Dolton, IL
708-849-4000
All kinds of things to buy and sell with a huge selection of unique merchandise available with tremendous savings!
W & Sa 8AM-2PM
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