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, 2016-Aug 29, 2016 - CRETE CRUISE NIGHT
Downtown Main Street
Crete, IL
708-672-9216
Free Registration in Front of Aurelios Pizza on Main Street
M 5-9PM
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Aug 1, 2016-Aug 29, 2016 - CRUISIN' INTO LOCKPORT
Central Square
222 East Ninth Street, Lockport, IL
815-838-3621
Enjoy a classic car show and listen to great, live entertainment, Shop the farmer's market and enjoy delicious food. Kids can play in the inflatables and more.
M 6:30-8:30PM
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Aug 1, 2016-Aug 29, 2016 - CRUISE NIGHT IN HISTORIC BLUE ISLAND
Western Avenue & York Street
13000 South Western Avenue, 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 1, 2016-Aug 29, 2016 - FARMERS MARKET - BLUE ISLAND
Metro South Park
2310 York Street, Blue Island, IL
708-396-7074
Farmers Market produce provided by Zeldenrust Farm, taco cart & jumping house free to all children.
M 3-6:30PM
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Aug 1, 2016-Aug 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.
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Aug 1, 2016-Aug 31, 2016 - 2016 HOLLYWOOD CASINO AMPHITHEATRE CONCERT SEASON
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
312-559-1212
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Aug 1, 2016-Aug 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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Aug 1, 2016-Aug 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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Aug 1, 2016-Aug 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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Aug 2, 2016-Aug 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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Aug 2, 2016-Aug 30, 2016 - DOWNTOWN TINLEY PARK CRUISE NIGHTS
Along Oak Park Avenue from 171st to 173rd Streets
Tinley Park, IL
708-444-5044
Are you a classic car or hotrod owner or fan? Show them off or just view them! Food and beverages available. **This event takes place on every TUESDAY for the month of AUGUST.**
Tu 5-9PM
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Aug 3, 2016-Aug 31, 2016 - 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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Aug 3, 2016-Aug 31, 2016 - 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 3, 2016-Aug 31, 2016 - FARMERS MARKET - THORNTON
Hubbard Park
Margaret Brown Derby Road & Hubbard Street, Next to the quarry on Ridge Road, Thornton, IL
708-877-4454
Market in the Park will operate every Wednesday June 15th- September 28th, rain or shine. Featuring Dotsons Farms, unique hand crafted items and more.
W 8AM-2PM
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Aug 3, 2016-Aug 31, 2016 - FARMERS MARKET - PALOS HEIGHTS
City of Palos Heights
Municipal Parking Lot, 12217 South Harlem Avenue, Palos Heights, IL
708-361-1800
Great farm fresh produce, food products, plants and more every week. Many local cultural events on a weekly basis. Come Join us!
W 7AM-1PM
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Aug 3, 2016-Aug 31, 2016 - FARMERS MARKET - OAK LAWN
52nd Avenue & Dumke Drive
Oak Lawn, IL
708-499-7744
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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Aug 3, 2016-Aug 31, 2016 - 1950s PARK FOREST HOUSE MUSEUM
St. Mary's Church
227 Monee Road, Park Forest, IL
708-481-4252
Step back into the 1950s with us! See toys, clothes, furniture, books, records, dolls, dishes and appliances. Photographs, scrapbooks and sales brochures from the Park Forest Local History Collection and Archive are on display.
W & Sa 1-3PM or by appointment for small groups
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Aug 3, 2016-Aug 31, 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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Aug 3, 2016-Aug 31, 2016 - STEPPIN' AT THE FOUNTAIN
Historic Dolton Fountain
14014 Park Avenue, Dolton, IL
708-849-4000
Each week, community members and people from all around are invited to enjoy smooth jazz, great food and dance the night away.
W 7-10PM
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Aug 4, 2016-Aug 25, 2016 - 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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Aug 4, 2016-Aug 25, 2016 - FARMERS MARKET - EVERGREEN PARK
Yukich Field
88th Street & Kedzie Avenue, Evergreen Park, IL
708-422-8776
12th Season of Evergreen Park Farmers' Market - 25 Vendors, every Thursday, May 7-October 27
Th 7AM-1PM
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Aug 5, 2016-Aug 26, 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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Aug 5, 2016-Aug 26, 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!
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Aug 5, 2016-Aug 26, 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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Aug 6, 2016-Aug 27, 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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Aug 6, 2016-Aug 27, 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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Aug 6, 2016-Aug 27, 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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Aug 6, 2016-Aug 27, 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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Aug 6, 2016-Aug 27, 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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Aug 6, 2016-Aug 27, 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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