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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 30, 2014-Sep 1, 2014 - FRANKFORT FALL FESTIVAL
Downtown Historical Frankfort
Between White Street & Kansas Street, Frankfort, IL
815-469-3356
The Frankfort Fall Festival is ranked in the top 15 shows to visit by Sunshine Artist. There are 300 artisan from 30 states selling hand-crafted items at our show which includes local civic organizations selling food items, a carnival, entertainment and a community parade.
Sa-Su 10AM-6PM; M 10AM-5PM
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Sep 1, 2014-Sep 1, 2014 - FRANKFORT FALL FESTIVAL
Downtown Historical Frankfort
Between White Street & Kansas Street, Frankfort, IL
815-469-3356
Labor Day Weekend! 300 artisans with arts & crafts; 30 civic organizations providing food & festival services; Carnival Wednesday - Monday & parade Sunday.
Sa-Su 10AM-6PM; M 10AM-5PM
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Sep 1, 2014-Sep 1, 2014 - 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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Sep 1, 2014-Sep 1, 2014 - HOLIDAY PROGRAM: SKULLS AND TEETH
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Avenue, South Holland, IL
708-868-0606
Join us on Labor Day to learn all about carnivores, herbivores and everything in between by examining skull shapes and teeth.
1:30PM
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Sep 1, 2014-Sep 6, 2014 - A LITTLE GARDEN ART EXHIBIT
Union Street Gallery & Art Studios
1527 Otto Boulevard, Chicago Heights, IL
708-754-2601
This informal display includes plein air paintings, sketches, photos, notes and other artistic expressions that began in the gardens during our 10th annual Garden Walk on July 12th, 2014.
W-Th 12-5PM; F 12-6PM; Sa 11AM-4PM
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Sep 1, 2014-Sep 30, 2014 - 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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Sep 1, 2014-Sep 30, 2014 - 2014 FIRST MIDWEST BANK AMPHITHEATRE CONCERT SEASON
First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
312-559-1212
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Sep 1, 2014-Sep 30, 2014 - 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. "Let the games begin" theme.
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Sep 2, 2014-Sep 4, 2014 - 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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Sep 2, 2014-Sep 4, 2014 - TAEHOON KIM | TEN KIDS RETURN
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Taehoon Kim’s installation of large-scaleceramic, wood, and steel sculptures paired with paintings of modified, hybrid and abstract forms explore the physical and emotional evolution of creatures. Reception: Thursday, September 4, 3-5PM. Artist talk at 3:30 p.m.
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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Sep 2, 2014-Sep 30, 2014 - BARBARA DIENER | SEHNSUCHT
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Barbara Diener’s photographic portraits and landscapes represent the complex ritualistic and spiritual undercurrents of small towns and rural communities throughout the United States and Europe that are maintained despite a disappearing rural lifestyle. Reception: Thursday, September 4, 3-5PM. Artist talk at 4PM
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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Sep 2, 2014-Sep 30, 2014 - FARMERS MARKET - ALSIP
Apollo Recreation Center
12521 South Kostner Avenue, Alsip, IL
708-389-1003
Tu 3-7PM
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Sep 3, 2014-Sep 3, 2014 - MOTHER NATURE AND ME
Little Red Schoolhouse
9800 Willow Springs Road, Willow Springs, IL
708-839-6897
Children, 3-5 years old, and their favorite adult will learn more about nature through a story, nature walk and craft.
10:30-11:30AM
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Sep 3, 2014-Sep 6, 2014 - CHICAGO PASTEL PAINTERS BIENNIAL MEMBERS EXHIBIT
Union Street Gallery & Art Studios
1527 Otto Boulevard, Chicago Heights, IL
708-754-2601
Established Chicago based artist Sergio Gomez exhibits his body of work at the Union Street Gallery. Exhibit of the Chicago Pastel Painters Sergio Gomez is a visual artist, designer, professor, owner/director of 33 Contemporary Gallery, director of VisualArtToday.com and independent curator for the Zhou B Art Center.
W-Th 12-5PM; F12-6PM; Sa 11AM-4PM
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Sep 3, 2014-Sep 6, 2014 - STROKIN' V | CHICAGO PASTEL PAINTERS FIFTH BIENNIAL MEMBER JURIED EXHIBITION
Union Street Gallery & Art Studios
1527 Otto Boulevard, Chicago Heights, IL
708-754-2601
Strokin' will consist of 60 works of art, all executed in the medium of pastel, by the most elite pastel painters from across the country.
W-Th 12-5PM; F 12-6PM; Sa 11AM-4PM
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Sep 3, 2014-Sep 24, 2014 - FARMERS MARKET - PALOS HEIGHTS
City of Palos Heights
Municipal Parking Lot, 12217 South Harlem Avenue, Palos Heights, IL
708-361-1800
Great Locally grown fruits, vegetables, breads, bakery and pastries, eggs, cheeses, olive oils and vinegars, meats, honey, jams, pizza products, pestos, salsas, plants and flowers.
W 7AM-1PM rain or shine
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Sep 3, 2014-Sep 24, 2014 - FARMERS MARKET - THORNTON
Hubbard Park
Margaret Brown Derby Road & Hubbard Street, Next to the quarry, Thornton, IL
708-877-4454
Farmers & Vendors are needed.
W 8AM-2PM
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Sep 3, 2014-Sep 24, 2014 - 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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Sep 3, 2014-Sep 24, 2014 - 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 8AM-12PM
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Sep 3, 2014-Sep 28, 2014 - 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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Sep 3, 2014-Sep 28, 2014 - 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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Sep 4, 2014-Sep 4, 2014 - CIRCUS DAY: KELLY MILLER CIRCUS
Prairie Bluff Public Golf Club
19433 Rnewick Road, Crest Hill, IL
815-838-1183
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls . . . step right up! Everyone is invited to come out and watch the animals being unloaded and fed and the elephants raising the big top. Preparation will begin at 7:30am and the tent will be raised at 9am. Your family is invited to come and be a part of the magic of “Circus Day”. Buy your tickets in advance and save! There are no refunds and no exceptions
4:30-7PM & 7:30-10PM
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Sep 4, 2014-Sep 4, 2014 - THE CIRCUS IS COMING
Lakewood Plaza Fields
5051 Sauk Trail, Across from Rich South High School, Richton Park, IL
708-481-8950
The Kelly Miller Circus is coming to the Village of Richton Park. Give your family a day full of wonder and excitement at the circus.
4:30PM & 7:30PM
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Sep 4, 2014-Sep 11, 2014 - 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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Sep 4, 2014-Sep 25, 2014 - 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. For bus service call two days in advance.
Th 7AM-1PM
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Sep 5, 2014-Sep 5, 2014 - JERRY ROSSEN PUBLIC AUCTION
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone, IL
708-997-0245
6PM
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Sep 5, 2014-Sep 5, 2014 - ANIMALS IN THE NIGHT SERIES
Little Red Schoolhouse
9800 Willow Springs Road, Willow Springs, IL
708-839-6897
See the moths that are attracted to lights at night. Max: 25 Registration required.
7-8:30PM
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Sep 5, 2014-Sep 6, 2014 - MODERN ORGANIC POP-UP MARKET
Historic Ford Hangar
Lansing Municipal Airport, Glenwood-Lansing Road & Burnham Avenue, Lansing, IL
708-895-9465
Quality Vintage & Artisan Market ~ Friday - $20 First Pick, special event - cocktails, food items, fundraiser, raffle, 2 day entrance Saturday - $5 all day- great selection & food/beverage
F 5-9PM; Sa 10AM-6PM
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Sep 5, 2014-Sep 7, 2014 - FALL ON THE GREEN FESTIVAL
Village Green
9446 Raymond Avenue, Oak Lawn, IL
708-636-4400
All inflatables and rides are free. Shuttle bus service near the train station will be available starting at 6 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Admission, parking and shuttle buses are free. Food Concessions are available for purchase.
F 6PM-12AM; Sa 11AM-12AM; Su 11AM-8:30PM
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Sep 5, 2014-Sep 7, 2014 - CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION WEEKEND
Freedom Park
6252 Birmingham, Chicago Ridge, IL
708-425-7700
Chicago Ridge is celebrating it's 100th Anniversary in 2014. Come celebrate the momentous occasion.
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