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.

Feb 1, 2015-Feb 6, 2015 - DREAM LIKE A KING
The Barn at Sgt. Means Park
20712 Western Avenue, Olympia Fields, IL
708-481-7313
Memorabilia on display honoring Martin Luther King
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Feb 1, 2015-Feb 28, 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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Feb 1, 2015-Feb 28, 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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Feb 1, 2015-Feb 28, 2015 - STEP BACK INTO A 1950s VALENTINE'S DAY
1950s Park Forest House Museum
141 Forest Boulevard, Park Forest, IL
708-305-3308
The museum is decorated in vintage Valentines Day decorations including die-cuts and Vintage Valentines. The classroom on the second floor is decorated for a 1950s Valentines Day class party. A colorful way to shake the gray days of February.
W & Sa 10:30AM-3:30PM; or by appointment
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Feb 2, 2015-Feb 5, 2015 - BENJAMIN ENTNER | SUMUS
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Benjamin Entner’s inflatable sculptures and drawings of contemporary individuals posed similar to the figures of Classical Greco-Roman and Renaissance sculpture question and challenge contemporary and historical perspectives of beauty, proportion, sexuality, and idealized form.
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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Feb 3, 2015-Feb 3, 2015 - TWO OF HEARTS
Freedom Hall
Nathan Manilow Theatre, 410 Lakewood Boulevard, Park Forest, IL
708-747-0580
Powerhouse vocalists BENJAMIN UTECHT and ANNE COCHRAN are teaming up to perform songs from their romantic collection Two of Hearts: Cherished Love Song Duets. Utecht, the NFL Super Bowl XLI Champion with the Indianapolis Colts, is now pursuing his dream of sharing his extraordinary vocal talent with the rest of the world while Cochran continues to power her way through a successful music career as the lead touring vocalist with Jim Brickman. Their flawless partnership celebrates this album, featuring 12 all-time favorite love songs, from beloved standards such as “Unforgettable” and “When I Fall in Love” to contemporary classics including “My Heart Will Go On” and “I Will Always Love You.” $13
11AM
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Feb 3, 2015-Feb 28, 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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Feb 4, 2015-Feb 7, 2015 - PEDAGOGY
Union Street Gallery & Art Studios
1527 Otto Boulevard, Chicago Heights, IL
708-754-2601
Art by select local art educators from: Prairie State College, South Suburban College, Governors State University, Moraine Valley Community College.
W-Th 12-5PM; F 12-6PM; Sa 11AM-4PM
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Feb 4, 2015-Feb 25, 2015 - KIWANIS BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-341-3161
Bingo, $4400 guaranteed payout. Doors open at 4:30pm. Early special at 6:15pm. Bulls eye, Fireplug, Raffle, Food, Free Coffee and Progressive Raffle.
W 6:30PM
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Feb 5, 2015-Feb 26, 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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Feb 6, 2015-Feb 6, 2015 - JERRY ROSSEN PUBLIC AUCTION
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone, IL
708-997-0245
6PM
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Feb 6, 2015-Feb 8, 2015 - TINLEY PARK GOLF EXPO
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL
708-990-3779
http://tinleyparkgolfexpo.com/
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Feb 7, 2015-Feb 7, 2015 - CELLO + CHOCOLATE: AN EXPLORATION OF SENSES - ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Lincoln-Way North Performing Arts Center
19900 South Harlem Avenue, Frankfort, IL
708-481-7774
In partnership with renowned chocolate maker Vosges Haut Chocolat and superstar cellist Joshua Roman, the IPO presents a multi-sensory experience like no other. Roman curates a program of dynamic works for solo cello and pairs a series of Vosges delectable truffles with the musical selections. After you get in touch with your senses through this experience, the way you hear and taste will never be the same! Ticket are $45 and include a box of four truffles for the concert along with admission to Vosges pre-concert talk on chocolate and the performance.
8PM
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Feb 8, 2015-Feb 8, 2015 - THE HILLS ARE ALIVE WITH THE SOUNDS OF JULIE; FEATURING LAURA FREEMAN
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
John and Agnelina Oremus Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
No, Julie Andrews isn’t singing in Palos Hills, but the thoroughly modern Laura Freeman is – in her cabaret show, The Hills Are Alive with the Sound of Julie, in which she will be doling out a spoonful of sugar, along with many favorite Julie tunes. Songs include I Could Have Danced All Night (My Fair Lady), Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (Mary Poppins), Le Jazz Hot (Victor/Victoria) and, of course, The Sound of Music. If you’re a fan of Dame Julie Andrews and always wanted to know more about her, you should definitely check out Laura Freeman’s musical celebration of this “loverly” lady.
2PM & 5:30PM
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Feb 9, 2015-Feb 27, 2015 - DAVID LINNEWEH AND HANS HABERGER | RECONSTRUCTED LANDSCAPES
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
David Linneweh’s and Hans Haberger’s paintings of Midwestern suburban structures including gas stations, fast food restaurants, big-box stores, and strip malls explore ideas of representation and abstraction in the contemporary American landscape. Reception: Thursday, February 12, 3-5PM. Artist talk at 3:30PM
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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Feb 11, 2015-Feb 11, 2015 - GRAND CRU WINE TRIP
Sgt. Means Parking Lot
20712 Western Avenue, Olympia Fields, IL
708-481-7313
Warm yourself during the Winter days. Tour four wineries in Michigan with lunch. Fee includes wine tasting, transportation, lunch and gratuities.
8:15AM-6:15PM
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Feb 12, 2015-Feb 12, 2015 - THURSDAY THAW
Ravisloe Country Club
18231 Park Avenue, Homewood, IL
708-798-5600
Brazilian singer/guitarist, Paulinho Garcia's Beautiful Love
7:30PM
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Feb 13, 2015-Feb 13, 2015 - DADDY DAUGHTER DATE NIGHT
Arbor Park School
17301 Central Avenue, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-7270 x118
Dance with a balloon drop at 9PM. Photographer will be available at extra charge. Each lady receives a corsage.
7-9PM
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Feb 13, 2015-Feb 13, 2015 - MASTERS OF SOUL
Freedom Hall
Nathan Manilow Theatre, 410 Lakewood Boulevard, Park Forest, IL
708-747-0580
An encore performance for Masters of Soul! In the early 60's some of the most iconic names in the history of popular music were discovered in the Motor City of Detroit, MI, better known simply as MOTOWN. MASTERS OF SOUL is a celebration of these artists, their music and style. The show features stylishly costumed fully choreographed tributes to both male and female groups backed by a live band. MOM performs: Temptations - Gladys Knight & the Pips - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - Four Tops - Diana Ross & Supremes Jackson Five - Martha Reeves & Vandellas - Stevie Wonder - Commodores And many more. $30
7:30PM
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Feb 13, 2015-Feb 13, 2015 - DADDY DAUGHTER DATE NIGHT
The Barn at Sgt. Means Park
20712 Western Avenue, Olympia Fields, IL
708-481-7313
Dancing, dinner games and prizes for dad and daughter date night! Must register by January 24th, 2015
6:30-10PM
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Feb 13, 2015-Feb 15, 2015 - THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
Governors State University Center for Performing Arts
1 University Parkway, University Park, IL
708-235-2222
Light as a summer breeze and just in time for Valentine's Day, this funny, romantic musical follows the Italian travels of Margaret and her beautiful daughter Clara as a dashing young Italian captures her heart.
F-Sa 7:30PM; Su 2PM
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Feb 13, 2015-Feb 15, 2015 - CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
The Drama Group
Studio Theatre, 330 West 202nd Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-755-3444
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof* introduces the Pollitt family; a wealthy Southern clan on the brink of great change: The patriarch, known affectionately as Big Daddy, is dying of cancer. We meet Brick, Big Daddy's favorite son, a former football star fallen prey to alcoholism. Brick's rumored issues of being gay are part of his problem. Brick is married to Maggie, a sexually precocious nag who'd like nothing more than to sleep with her husband. Brick, however, will have none of it — he's too busy marinating himself in booze.
F-Sa 7:30PM; Su 2PM
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Feb 13, 2015-Feb 15, 2015 - BYE BYE BIRDIE
Oak Lawn Park District Community Theatre
Oak View Center, 4625 West 110th Street, Oak Lawn, IL
708-857-2200
Come out for an awesome theatre production.
F-Su
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Feb 14, 2015-Feb 14, 2015 - SPORTS COLLECTIBLE SHOW
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-423-1758
Sports Collectable Show. Sports Cards, NASCAR, Toys, Comic Books, Collectable cards and other collectable items.
9AM-1PM
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Feb 14, 2015-Feb 14, 2015 - MOTHER SON - VALENTINE BOWL
Morgan's Thunder Bowl
18700 South Old LaGrange Road, Mokena, IL
708-390-2401
You might be wracking your brain to come up with the perfect gift for your mom, aunt or grandmother for Valentine’s Day but what better way to say 'I love you' then with the most romantic of all sports - bowling. It is a great way for mom and son to be together in a fun environment. Ages 5-10. Resident Fee of $35 per couple ($40NR); $15 each additional child ($20NR). Cost includes: unlimited bowling, shoes, pizza, pop, cake and gift. We can accommodate 6 per lane so if you want to bowl on the same lane, please specify at the time of registration. Pre-registration required. Deadline: Wednesday, February 4, 2015. No refunds for this event.
12-2PM
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Feb 14, 2015-Feb 14, 2015 - OPEN YOUR HEART AND BE A PART CANCER BENEFIT
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone, IL
708-243-8877
Feb 14, 2015-Feb 14, 2015 - ICE CHALLENGE
Centennial Park
15600 West Avenue at Fun Drive, Orland Park, IL
708-403-6219
Winter Wonderland Ice Rink - Bundle up and join us!
2PM
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Feb 15, 2015-Feb 15, 2015 - BRIDAL BOUTIQUE
Chicago Gaelic Park
6119 West 147th Street, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-9323
Gaelic Park is well established as the premier wedding venue in the Chicago Southland. In keeping with this distinction, it is presenting a one stop shop boutique of wedding vendors. All areas of wedding planning including florists, limos, bakers, travel agents, linen company, hair dressers, make-up, photographers etc will be on display and available to answer all of your questions. It is an opportunity to share and get ideas from live people, sample wedding cake, view and sit in limousines, and perhaps pick up some great deals. The afternoon will include complimentary hors d’oeuvres, a fashion show featuring bridal gowns and special occasions wear from David’s Bridal store, and 40 great giveaways donated by the vendors. Admission is $5.00 per person.
12-2:30PM
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Feb 16, 2015-Feb 26, 2015 - OBSESSION
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-709-3636
Works in varied media by artists Reginald Baylor, Mary Croteau and Jordan Scott, using obsessive labor in their production. Artists reception Feb. 19, 4:30-7pm.
M-Th 9AM-4PM; W & Th 5-7PM
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Feb 17, 2015-Feb 17, 2015 - MARDI GRAS BASH 2ND ANNUAL
Lansing Country Club
18600 Wentworth Avenue, Lansing, IL
708-474-7550
Annual party to celebrate Fat Tuesday. Raffles, costumes, candy bar, music dancing and food.
6-10PM
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