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.

Aug 1, 2015-Aug 30, 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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Aug 1, 2015-Aug 30, 2015 - FARMERS MARKET - OAK FOREST
Oak Forest Metra Train/CVS Parking Lot
159th & Cicero Avenue, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-7270
Join us every Saturday for fresh grown and hand crafted goods. We will also have weekly events in conjunction with the market. See you there!
Sa 8AM-1PM
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Aug 1, 2015-Aug 30, 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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Aug 1, 2015-Aug 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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Aug 1, 2015-Aug 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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Aug 1, 2015-Aug 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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Aug 1, 2015-Aug 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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Aug 1, 2015-Aug 31, 2015 - 2015 HOLLYWOOD CASINO AMPHITHEATRE CONCERT SEASON
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
312-559-1212
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Aug 2, 2015-Aug 30, 2015 - CONCERTS ON THE GREEN
Village Green
Oak & Kansas Streets, Frankfort, IL
815-469-2177 x243
Weekly on Sundays.
Su 6:30PM
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Aug 2, 2015-Aug 30, 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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Aug 3, 2015-Aug 31, 2015 - CRUISE NIGHT IN HISTORIC BLUE ISLAND
Western Avenue & York Street (13000 South)
, Blue Island, IL
708-388-1000
Cruise Night is back by popular demand for our fourth season in uptown Blue Island's historic antiques district.
M 5:30-8:30PM
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Aug 3, 2015-Aug 31, 2015 - FARMERS MARKET - BLUE ISLAND
Metro South Park
2310 York Street, Blue Island, IL
708-396-7074
The Blue Island Farmers Market starts this Monday, July 6th and runs through September 28th. It will go from 3:30 to 6:00 pm at the Metro South Park.
M 3-6:30PM
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Aug 10, 2015-Aug 31, 2015 - BOGUMIL BRONKOWSKI - WORLD APART
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Drawing on his personal experience of immigrating to America, Bogumil Bronkowski creates paintings that explore concepts of struggle, place, and belonging. Reception: Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2:30-4PM Artist Talk: 3PM
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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Aug 25, 2015-Aug 30, 2015 - WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS BASEBALL
Windy City ThunderBolts
Standard Bank Stadium, 14011 South Kenton, 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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Aug 25, 2015-Aug 31, 2015 - LINEMENTS-ART WORKS BY RUBEN AGUIRRE
South Suburban College
Dorothea Thiel Gallery, 15800 South State Street, South Holland, IL
708-596-2000 x2445
Reception: September 14th, 1PM
M-Th 9AM-6PM; F9AM-4PM
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Aug 26, 2015-Aug 30, 2015 - WILL COUNTY FAIR
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone, IL
708-258-9359
Our local fair includes livestock judging as well as arts and crafts judging. Free family entertainment tent. Carnival, food, grandstand entertainment and commercial exhibits and a beer tent.
7AM-12AM
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Aug 30, 2015-Aug 30, 2015 - VERMICOMPOSTING
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
12545 West 111th Street, Lemont, IL
630-257-2045
Interested in making rich compost for your garden? Learn how to use worms to make compost by recycling your organic kitchen waste.
1PM
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Aug 30, 2015-Aug 30, 2015 - FUR TRADIN'
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Avenue, South Holland, IL
708-868-0606
You’re invited to learn more about fur trading in the Calumet region during the 1820s. Real fur and skins will be available to see and touch.
1:30PM
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Aug 31, 2015-Aug 31, 2015 - CANCER SUPPORT CENTER 24TH ANNUAL GOLF OUTING
Flossmoor Country Club
1441 Western Avenue, Flossmoor, IL
708-798-9171
Includes 18 holes, cart, lunch, beverages, dinner, prizes, silent auction, entertainment, etc. Hall of Fame Carlton Fisk on 7th Hole.
11AM-8PM
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Sep 1, 2015-Sep 10, 2015 - BOGUMIL BRONKOWSKI - WORLD APART
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Drawing on his personal experience of immigrating to America, Bogumil Bronkowski creates paintings that explore concepts of struggle, place, and belonging.
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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Sep 1, 2015-Sep 29, 2015 - FARMERS MARKET - ALSIP
Apollo Recreation Center
12521 South Kostner Avenue, Alsip, IL
708-389-1003
Tu 3-7PM
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Sep 1, 2015-Sep 30, 2015 - 2015 HOLLYWOOD CASINO AMPHITHEATRE CONCERT SEASON
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
312-559-1212
Visit Website $ c o
Sep 1, 2015-Sep 30, 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.
Visit Website $ o s
Sep 1, 2015-Sep 30, 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".
Visit Website c o
Sep 1, 2015-Sep 30, 2015 - LINEMENTS-ART WORKS BY RUBEN AGUIRRE
South Suburban College
Dorothea Thiel Gallery, 15800 South State Street, South Holland, IL
708-596-2000 x2445
Reception: September 14th, 1PM
M-Th 9AM-6PM; F9AM-4PM
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Sep 1, 2015-Sep 30, 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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Sep 2, 2015-Sep 2, 2015 - A TASTE OF BELGIUM BEER DINNER
La Voute Bistro and Bar
La Banque Hotel, 2034 Ridge Road, Homewood, IL
708-798-6000
Beer in Belgium varies from pale lager to lambic beer and Flemish red. There are approximately 180 breweries in the country, ranging from international giants to microbreweries. La Voûte will host its first Beer and Food tasting dinner in collaboration with Duvel and will feature beers by Duvel, Ommegang, and Boulevard Brewing alongside a 4 course prix fixe dinner menu selected to pair perfectly with the Belgian style. $45 limited seating. Taxes, beverages and service NOT included.
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Sep 2, 2015-Sep 5, 2015 - ART AS ARTIFACT
Union Street Gallery & Art Studios
1527 Otto Boulevard, Chicago Heights, IL
708-754-2601
This vibrant exhibit will present contemporary art within a visual context that enables the audience to examine the work through an ethnographic lens. Paintings, Sculptures, and Installations in the exhibit are made from both organic materials that derive from nature and inorganic modern-day materials such as plexi-glass, plastics, and metals. The exhibition consists of 17 visual artists that represent the states of Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana.
W-Th 12-5PM; F 12-6PM; Sa 11AM-4PM
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Sep 2, 2015-Sep 5, 2015 - THE URBAN BOX PROJECT
Union Street Gallery & Art Studios
1527 Otto Boulevard, Chicago Heights, IL
708-754-2601
Luis Sahagun, a Chicago Heights based artist along with two Bloom Township high school students will be creating street interventions, paintings, and sculptures entirely made out of materials excavated from Chicago Heights. In addition, a site-specific installation will be created with debris and objects collected from the city. The community is encouraged to visit and experience this LIVE process every THURSDAY in August. The final exhibition will contain a collection of Luis' artwork, visual documentations of the street interventions performed by the TUBP and independent sculptures created from the collected rubble.
W-Th 12-5PM; F 12-6PM; Sa 11AM-4PM
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Sep 2, 2015-Sep 29, 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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