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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 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 - 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 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 23, 2015-May 30, 2015 - FARMERS MARKET - HOMEWOOD
Village Hall
2020 Chestnut Road, Homewood, IL
708-206-3393
Shop Homewood’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 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 - 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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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 28, 2015-May 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. Reception and Awards: Saturday, May 30, 1-3PM
M-Th 9AM-4:30PM
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May 29, 2015-May 29, 2015 - 2015 TASTE OF THE CENTER GALA
Governors State University Center for Performing Arts
1 University Parkway, University Park, IL
708-235-2222
Take Center Stage as the theater is transformed into an elegant and intimate cabaret setting. Sample culinary and artistic delights paired with wine, 5 Live Performances, 5 Courses, One Unforgettable Night. All proceeds from the evening benefits the Center's music, theatre, dance and arts education programs, bringing diverse and affordable programs to the Southland for 20 years.
7PM
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May 29, 2015-May 29, 2015 - EVENING STROLL
Little Red Schoolhouse
9800 Willow Springs Road, Willow Springs, IL
708-839-6897
Enjoy an evening stroll as we discover who is awake on this spring night. 7 yrs & up, registration required.
8PM
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May 29, 2015-May 29, 2015 - JERRY ROSSEN PUBLIC AUCTION
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone, IL
708-997-0245
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May 29, 2015-May 29, 2015 - NO LIMIT LAUGHS WITH THE ORLAND PARK COMEDY IMPROV
Cultural Center
14760 Park Lane, Orland Park, IL
708-403-7275
Time to ‘get your funny on’! Join the ‘No Limit Laughs’ Orland Park Comedy Improv players for an unforgettable night of improvised comedy. Each show is guaranteed to be a unique experience, as the audience’s suggestions fuel ‘off the cuff’ fun!
8-10PM
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May 30, 2015-May 30, 2015 - SOUTH-SOUTHWEST SUBURBAN UNITED WAY'S 7TH ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC
Glenwoodie Golf Club
19301 State Street, Glenwood, IL
708-248-7910
South-Southwest Suburban United Way's 7th Annual Golf Classic is our cornerstone event; the proceeds fund our educational efforts in the Southland. Come out and golf with us!
8AM-4:30PM
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