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 4, 2015 - 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, 2015-Jul 9, 2015 - EXPANSIVE VISIONS: FUSEDCHICAGO
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-709-3636
Please visit this exhibition, curated by Gallery Director Beth Shadur, of works by selected members of the encaustic collective, FUSEDChicago. The works show the rich variety possible in the medium of painting with wax.
M-Th 9AM-3PM; W-Th 4PM-7PM
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Jul 1, 2015-Jul 18, 2015 - INSIDER ART AT UNION STREET GALLERY
Union Street Gallery & Art Studios
1527 Otto Boulevard, Chicago Heights, IL
708-754-2601
Annual Exhibit of Art by Union Street Gallery Studio & Guild Artists June 17 - July 18, 2015. Insider Art is an eclectic mix of fun and inspiring work by Union Street Gallery Studio & Guild Artists. This annual exhibit showcases the artists’ most recent work as well as older work shown in new and exciting ways. The work in the show highlights a diverse mix of approaches to subjects, media and styles and includes painting, drawing, pastel, photography, collage, sculpture, and found object assemblage.
W-Th 12-5PM; F 12-6PM; Sa 11AM-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 - 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 - 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 - 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 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 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 - 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 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 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 - 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 - 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 3, 2015-Jul 24, 2015 - 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 through September 4. No market on July 31.
F 7:30AM-1PM
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Jul 3, 2015-Jul 24, 2015 - STORY TIME AT CENTENNIAL PARK AQUATIC CENTER
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 2:30-3:30PM
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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 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 4, 2015-Jul 4, 2015 - INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
Centennial Park
15600 West Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-403-7275
Come celebrate America’s independence on what is sure to be a great night!
9:15PM
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Jul 4, 2015-Jul 4, 2015 - 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION
Veterans Memorial Park
160th Place & South Park Avenue, South Holland, IL
708-596-6040 x3168
RIBFEST * LIVE MUSIC * FUN GAMES * SPECTACULAR FIREWORKS
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Jul 4, 2015-Jul 4, 2015 - FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION
Main Park
200 Locust Street, Frankfort, IL
815-469-9400
Games, live band, inflatables, kids entertainment.
5-9PM Fireworks 9:15PM
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Jul 4, 2015-Jul 4, 2015 - GLENWOOD 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS
Glenwoodie Golf Club
19301 south State Street, Glenwood, IL
708-753-2400
Glenwood 4th of July Fireworks, beginning at dusk. Stop by before the fireworks for a family dinner from Glenwoodie's delicious Clubhouse menu. Kitchen closes at 9:30pm.
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