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, 2014-Jul 24, 2014 - MATERIAL ASSOCIATIONS
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-709-3636
Works by Donna Hapac, Iris Goldstein, Laurie LeBreton, Gina Robbins and Laura Anne. This exhibition of five artists focuses on their unusual use of materials and how their materials influence their imagery. The works range from sculptures to works on the wall. Please come for our Artists' Reception on Thursday, June 20th, 4:30-7pm.to meet the artists.
M-Th 9AM-3PM; W-Th 5-7PM
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Jul 1, 2014-Jul 29, 2014 - CRUISE NIGHTS
Along Oak Park Avenue from 171st to 173rd
, Tinley Park, IL
708-532-2333
Are you a classic car or hot rod owner or fan? Show them off or just view them. Food and beverages available. On Tuesdays.
Tu 5-9PM
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Jul 1, 2014-Jul 29, 2014 - FARMERS MARKET - ALSIP
Apollo Recreation Center
12521 South Kostner Avenue, Alsip, IL
708-389-1003
Tu 3-7PM
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Jul 1, 2014-Jul 31, 2014 - GALLERY 2014 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. Reception: June 1
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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Jul 1, 2014-Jul 31, 2014 - 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, 2014-Jul 31, 2014 - CHRISTMAS IN JULY FOOD DRIVE
South Holland Fire Station 1
16230 Wausau Avenue, South Holland, IL
708-596-5040 x3168
The South Holland Professional Firefighters Association IAFF L-4109 in cooperation with the South Holland Fire Department and the Village of South Holland is sponsoring a CHRISTMAS IN JULY FOOD DRIVE. Items can be dropped off any day during the month of July from 8AM-9PM. All non-perishable food items will be cheerfully accepted.
8AM-9PM
Jul 1, 2014-Jul 31, 2014 - 2014 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 1, 2014-Jul 31, 2014 - 2014 COUNTRY CLUB HILLS THEATER CONCERT SERIES
Country Club Hills Theater
4116 West 183rd Street, Country Club Hills, IL
708-798-8133
The #1 Venue in Chicagoland. The beautiful Country Club Hills Theater is an intimate, 5000-seat venue that combines stylish, modern architecture and state-of-the-art audio and video technology.
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Jul 1, 2014-Jul 31, 2014 - 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. "Let the games begin" theme.
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Jul 1, 2014-Jul 31, 2014 - 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, 2014-Jul 31, 2014 - 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 2, 2014-Jul 30, 2014 - REC-MOBILE
Community Parks in Oak Lawn
4625 West 110th Street, Oak Lawn, IL
708-857-2200
The Rec-Mobile is a free traveling recreation program. Program will travel to parks bringing games, sports, arts and crafts. Subject to cancellation based on weather.
W 6-8PM
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Jul 2, 2014-Jul 30, 2014 - 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 2, 2014-Jul 30, 2014 - FARMERS MARKET - PALOS HEIGHTS
City of Palos Heights
Municipal Parking Lot, 12217 South Harlem Avenue, Palos Heights, IL
708-361-1800
Great Locally grown fruits, vegetables, breads, bakery and pastries, eggs, cheeses, olive oils and vinegars, meats, honey, jams, pizza products, pestos, salsas, plants and flowers.
W 7AM-1PM rain or shine
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Jul 2, 2014-Jul 30, 2014 - FARMERS MARKET - THORNTON
Hubbard Park
Margaret Brown Derby Road & Hubbard Street, Next to the quarry, Thornton, IL
708-877-4454
Farmers & Vendors are needed.
W 8AM-2PM
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Jul 2, 2014-Jul 30, 2014 - 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 2, 2014-Jul 30, 2014 - 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 2, 2014-Jul 31, 2014 - FIBERS NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBIT | CALL FOR ART
Union Street Gallery & Studio Complex
1527 Otto Boulevard, Chicago Heights, IL
708-754-2601
Union Street Gallery invites artists from all over the nation working in fibers and textiles to submit work to our 2014 fall national juried exhibit Material Matters.
W-Th 12-5PM; F 12-6PM; Sa 11AM-4PM
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Jul 3, 2014-Jul 31, 2014 - 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, 2014-Jul 31, 2014 - 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. For bus service call two days in advance.
Th 7AM-1PM
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Jul 4, 2014-Jul 25, 2014 - 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 4, 2014-Jul 25, 2014 - FARMERS MARKET - SOUTH HOLLAND
Northeast corner of 162nd & South Park Avenue
, South Holland, IL
708-339-8493
Produce and food vendors only.
F 12-6PM
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Jul 4, 2014-Jul 25, 2014 - STORY TIME AT CENTENNIAL WATER PARK
Centennial Water Park
15600 West Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-349-4FUN (4386)
Let the Orland Park Public Library help you dive into summer fun with stories, songs, activities, and more during these interactive days. Free to members. Daily admission fees apply
F 2-3PM
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Jul 5, 2014-Jul 26, 2014 - FARMERS MARKET - OAK FOREST
Oak Forest Train Station
159th & Cicero Avenue, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-7270
Enjoy fresh produce, flowers, homemade soaps, jams, oils, cheese, baked goods, cosmetics, jewelry, etc.
Sa 7AM-12PM
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Jul 5, 2014-Jul 26, 2014 - 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 5, 2014-Jul 26, 2014 - FARMERS MARKET - TINLEY PARK
Zabrocki Plaza
17375 Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-532-9260
Visit the Farmer's Market every week on Saturdays, for the best selection of fruits, vegetables and fresh flowers.
Sa 8AM-12PM
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Jul 5, 2014-Jul 26, 2014 - 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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Jul 5, 2014-Jul 26, 2014 - 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 5, 2014-Jul 26, 2014 - MOKENA DOWNTOWN MERCHANTS MARKET
On Front Street between 11100 & 11120
, Mokena, IL
708-479-9619
Community market open to all types of vendors; fruits, vegetables, plants, breads, pastries, crafts and other community services. Local talent for entertainment. Parking available at the Metra lot.
Sa 8AM-1PM
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Jul 6, 2014-Jul 27, 2014 - COUNTRY MARKETS - FRANKFORT
Breidert 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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