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The Weekender: June 24th - 26th in Chicago Southland

There is something to do for all interests this weekend in Chicago Southland. Whether you’re looking for concerts, family fun events or outdoor events, you will find it Just Beyond the City Limits.


 

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Concerts


Saturday, June 25th
JIMMY BUFFETT WITH HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWSJimmy Buffett in Chicago Southland
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park
(312) 559-1212
Calling all Parrotheads! Jimmy Buffett with Huey Lewis and the News will take you on a sweet escape to an island where surf rock, country pop and "gulf and western" music thrive in perfect harmony.
7PM

Saturday, June 25th
MUSIC IN THE PLAZA SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Zabrocki Plaza
17375 Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park
(708) 444-5678
You won’t want to miss the country music from Ryan Broshear. Enjoy music under the stars with food and beverages. Don't forget your lawn chairs and blankets!
7-10PM

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COUNTRY CLUB HILLS THEATER CONCERT SERIES
Country Club Hills Theater
4116 West 183rd Street, Country Club Hills
(708) 798-2616
Don't miss Grammy Award Winner Monica (Brown) and Singer / Songwriter JOE (Thomas).
5:45PM gates open, 6:45PM showtime

Sunday, June 26th
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES - HILLBILLY ROCKSTARZ
Village Green
9446 Raymond Avenue, Oak Lawn
(708) 499-7837
Come out to hear the Hillbilly Rockstarz! Hillbilly Rockstarz covers the latest hits in country music along with many of your classic favorites. Free Admission! Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and refreshments!
7-9:30PM


Explore Nature


Saturday, June 25th
GET HOOKED ON FRANKFORT FISHING DERBY
Prairie Park
Kansas & White Streets, Frankfort
(815) 469-2177 x243
Frankfort's annual fishing derby for youngsters ages 3 to 12. Registration is required for this event. Rain or Shine.
8-11AM

Saturday, June 25th
A DAY IN THE GARDEN WALK
Palos Heights Recreation Center
6601 West 127th Street, Palos Heights
(708) 945-6254
The Palos Heights Women's Club presents A Day in the Garden. Deluxe continental breakfast then garden tour. The list of gardens and map will be available for pickup at the Palos Heights Recreation Center from 9:30-11:30AM. Garden Walk will take place rain or shine. Tickets can be purchased at Mona Lisa Boutique, 12330 Harlem, Palos Heights. $30
9:30AM-2:30PM

Saturday, June 25th
THE HISTORIC PULLMAN GARDEN CLUB 21ST ANNUAL GARDEN WALKPullman garden walk
Pullman Visitor Center
11141 South Cottage Grove, Chicago
(773) 568-2441
The event begins at the Pullman Visitor Center, where you will pick up a ticket and brochure/map to begin your step back in time, within the picturesque 1880's era Victorian town. Enjoy a light summer tea on the veranda of the Hotel Florence, before or after you tour six private and public gardens in the Pullman Historic District via a self-guided tour map or with a guided tour group. Tickets are $15 at the event. Call (773) 568-2441 or email historicpullmangardens@gmail.com for tickets or more information. This event is co-sponsored by the Pullman National Monument and the Pullman State Historic Site.
10AM-4PM

Saturday, June 25th
OUTDOOR SURVIVAL
Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center
20000 Western Avenue, Olympia Fields
(708) 957-0300
Has your car broken down at the wrong time? Been lost on a highway, low on gas, in bad weather in a far off place? Maybe you took a long hike without a map and find that you are rapidly losing sunlight and can’t find your way. In the blink of an eye, one could find themselves plunged into a survival scenario. This class will demonstrate some of the basics ranging from how to create a make-shift water filter, different tricks to starting a fire, how to use a compass and more. Brush up your skills at Irons Oaks. Please dress for the weather with clothes that would be ok to get dirty. All ages, please register by calling (708) 957-0300. $7 Residents/$10 Non-Residents
12-2PM

Saturday, June 25thKayak Kollage
KAYAK KOLLEGE
Monee Reservoir
27341 Ridgeland Avenue, Monee
(708) 534-8499
This workshop introduces participants to the sport of kayaking. Basic instruction and safety are covered on shore. Then, we head to the water to try out our new found skills. All equipment is provided, including life jackets. Water shoes or old gym shoes are recommended. Be sure to wear clothes that can get wet and consider bringing sunscreen, sunglasses and a water bottle. No previous experience is required. The launch area is easily accessible by a paved sidewalk from the parking lot. Ages 12 or older; $20/person/session. Ages 12-17 must be accompanied by a registered adult. Registration is required two days prior to each session date.
10AM-12PM or 1-3PM

Family Fun


Friday, June 24thkids bike rodeo
KIDS BIKE RODEO
Krueger Park Recreation Center
9100 South 88th Avenue, Hickory Hills
(708) 598-1233
Children 4-12 years come out & test your riding skills. After testing, a drawing will be held for one lucky boy and girl to win a brand new bike. All riders must wear a helmet.
10AM-12PM

Friday, June 24th
MOVIES ON THE GREEN - MINIONS
Village Green
9446 Raymond Avenue, Oak Lawn
(708) 636-4400
Movies on the green is a family free event with this weekend's feature movie Minions. Bring your blankets, chairs and refreshments.
Dusk (Between 8-8:20PM)

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FLICK-N-FLOAT AT CENTENNIAL PARK AQUATIC CENTER
Centennial Park Aquatic Center
15600 West Avenue at Fun Drive, Orland Park
(708) 349-4FUN (4386)
Swim, float, splash and have a relaxing evening while watching The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water on the big screen. The concession stand will be open serving all your movie favorites. Children must be at least 12 years old to be left unattended. The movie begins at sundown. Flotation devices will be allowed in the zero depth pool, so make sure to bring your favorite floatie. The pool is staying open late (10PM) to let you and your family enjoy a cool show on a hot summer night!
Dusk

Friday, June 24th
OAK FOREST MOVIE IN THE PARK
El Morro Park
155th & Arroyo Drive, Oak Forest
(708) 687-7270
Bring the kids for Minions with your friends and family! Be sure to bring a blanket or something to sit on and sit back, relax and enjoy the movie. Concessions will be available for purchase.
8-10PM

Friday, June 24th
ALSIP MOVIE IN THE PARK
Sears Park
123rd & Trumbull Avenue, Alsip
(708) 389-1003
Grab your lawn chairs, get the kids together and pack a few snacks for a movie under the stars. The featured film will be The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water. There's not a bad seat in the park with our large screen!
8-10PM

Saturday, June 25th
SCOTT'S GARAGE CAR SHOW & ART FAIR: ELIM FUNDRAISER
Elim Christian Services Campus
13020 South Central Avenue, Palos Heights
(708) 293-6509
Scott's Garage is hosting their 6th annual Elim Benefit Car Show at Elim's East Campus in Palos Heights. The proceeds will benefit essential funds for children and adults with disabilities served by Elim Christian Services. When asked about the upcoming event, Scott’s Garage co-owner Paul Iannarone said, “The day is about having fun and helping those with special needs! So, bring your families out to socialize, tell your kids about the cars and motorcycles and enjoy the nice surroundings of the forest preserves and live DJ music. Everyone likes to talk about their cars and motorcycles!” The Scott's Garage Car Show will also host its 3rd annual Arts & Crafts Show and Kids' Zone - fun for the whole family!
9AM-3PM

Saturday, June 25th
SOUTH HOLLAND MOVIE IN THE PARK
Veterans Memorial Park
500 East 160th Place, South Holland
(708) 210-2904
This weekend's feature film is Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Full concession available at Home Plate Grill.
9PM

Sunday, June 26th
SUNDAY AFTERNOON STORY TIME
Paperback Trading Co.
8825 South Ridgeland Avenue, Oak Lawn
(708) 598-8442
Sunday Afternoon Story Time with a story, craft and activity geared for the 3-6 year old children but all are invited. FREE.
4-5PM

Farmers Markets


Click here for a complete list of the Farmers Markets throughout Chicago Southland.

Fitness Activities


Saturday, June 25th
DAY IN THE PARK & 5K RUN
The Village Community Center & Klein Park
3450 West 97th Street, Evergreen Park
(708) 229-3373
The biggest block party in Evergreen Park! 5K Run begins at 8:30am, and the fest opens at 11:30am and runs until 9pm. Activities, Food Vendors, Refreshment Tent and live music in the evening!
8:30AM Run; 11:30AM-9PM Fest

 

Learn Something New


Saturday, June 25th
THE SUBURBAN CHURCH MODERNISM AND COMMUNITY IN POSTWAR AMERICA
Park Forest Village Hall
350 Victory Drive, Park Forest
(708) 481-4252
Author Gretchen Buggeln of The Suburban Church Modernism and Community in Postwar America will speak about her research. She will be available to sign and sell copies of her book.
2:30-4PM

Ongoing
ABRAHAM LINCOLN: SELF MADE IN AMERICA2014_0728_Roadshow_CSCVB_015
Chicago Southland Lincoln Oasis
700 East Tri-State Tollway, South Holland
(708) 596-8300
Last year the exhibit,"Abraham Lincoln: Self Made in America" came to the Chicago Southland Lincoln Oasis. The traveling exhibit was created by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth. The exhibit features eight kiosks and covers Lincoln's childhood, the Lincoln-Douglas debates, the 1860 Presidential election, the Civil War, the 13th Amendment and Emancipation Proclamation, his assassination and other important periods and events in his life. This is a temporary exhibit, so don't miss the opportunity to learn about a famous part of America's history!
Open 7 days a week


Festivals and Parties


Friday, June 24th - Sunday, June 26th
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Kelly Park
16553 South Haven Avenue, Orland Hills
(708) 349-7211
A three day outdoor festival with live entertainment, food, children's games, activities, car show / cruise night and fireworks.
F 5PM-12AM; Sa 3PM-12AM; Su 3PM-10PM

Saturday, June 25th
SUMMER FEST/BONFIRE
German-American Heritage Center
25249 Center Road, Frankfort
(815) 464-1514
Celebrate the beginnings of summer German style. Good food, beer and music. Music by Pieptone! $10; under 16 free.
Doors open 4PM; Music 5PM

Saturday, June 25th
MIDLOTHIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE
Grill’s Hardware parking lot
4751 West 147th Street, Midlothian
(708) 389-0200
Please join the Village of Midlothian in celebrating 240 years of freedom! It begins at Grill's Hardware parking lot and ends at the Village Green, which located at 147th and Springfield Avenue in Midlothian.
11AM

Sunday, June 26th
HICKORY HILLS ANNUAL STREET FAIR
Kasey Meadow Park - Bottom of Hill
91st Place and Roberts Road, Hickory Hills
708-598-4800
There will be rides and attractions at Kasey Meadow Park (bottom of hill). The tickets for the rides and attractions can be purchased the day of the event. Some of the other attractions
will include arts & craft vendors, food vendors and entertainment. Tickets will be available at the park district booth at 91st Place & Roberts Road.
12-4PM

Shopping for Deals


Friday, June 24th – Sunday, June 26th
PEOTONE COUNTRY FLEA MARKET
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone
(708) 997-0245
Held on the West side of the Will County Peotone Fairgrounds outside and in the open air buildings. No reservations. Gates open at 6 am. Buyer Admission is FREE. Seller Admission is $20 per vehicle.
6AM-2PM

Sports


Friday, June 24th - Sunday, June 26th
CHICAGO WHITE SOX VS BLUE JAYS
U.S. Cellular Field
333 West 35th Street, Chicago
(312) 674-1000
Let's Go! Go! Go! White Sox! Friday night you can celebrate with business in the front and party in the back because it is Mullet Night, presented by Great Clips and there will be fireworks afterwards. The first 20,000 fans on Saturday will receive a White Sox Beach Towel, presented by Shark Week. Sunday is Family Day with balloonist, caricature artists, face painting and more. Also, the first 5,000 girls ages 12 and under will receive an American Girl Doll-Sized T-shirt presented by American Girl.
F 7:10PM; Sa & Su 1:10PM

Friday, June 24th - Sunday, June 26th
WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS BASEBALL VS TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMS
Standard Bank Stadium
14011 South Kenton Avenue, Crestwood
(708) 489-2255princess nights
New for 2016 is the "Late Night Friday" presented by JULIE, Inc. where the ThunderBolts will have live music entertainment after the game! June 24th will feature Dueling Pianos from "Chicago Dueling Pianos." Saturday is the second annual Princess Night! Anna, Elsa, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Ariel and Prince Eric will be in attendance provided by Premier Princess Parties. This night will include a pre-game costume parade, your favorite princesses throwing out a ceremonial first pitch, face painting provided by Marvelous Faces Face Painting, meet and greets, a princess sing-a-long on the video board, lots of your favorite Disney music and a post-game fireworks show! Every Sunday is Standard Bank Family Day! Bring your family out to the ballpark at a great low price! 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs and 4 sodas just for $30! Also after every Sunday game the ThunderBolts will sign autographs and all fans are allowed on to the field to play catch in the outfield. As always kids run the bases after every non-fireworks home game sponsored by Andy's Frozen Custard.
F 7:05PM; Sa 6:05PM; Su 2:05PM

Sunday, June 26th
SPORTS COLLECTIBLE SHOW
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park
(708) 423-1758
The sports collectible show offers you the opportunity to trade sell, buy sports cards, collectibles, NASCAR and more. New dealers are welcome.
9AM-1PM

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