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Click Here to View Our Interactive VideoWith over 800 Festivals & Events running year round, concerts that include the top touring musical acts, countless farmers markets and car shows in the Chicago Southland, the hard part isn’t deciding IF you should come but rather which event you ARE going to attend.

Whether it is Snow Day Festival at the Plum Creek Nature Center in January, Irish Fest at Chicago’s Gaelic Park in May, any of our year round farmers markets or Lansing Autumn Fest in October, you won’t have to travel far to find family friendly activities for any age.

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Below are the next 30 upcoming events in the Chicago Southland. Use the form above to search for specific events.

Wheelchair Accessible
d Displays/Arts/Crafts
ag Agricultural/Food/Harvest
c Cultural Event
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$ Admission Fee
h Holiday Celebration
o Outdoor Activity
s Sports Event/Recreational
f Fair, Carnival
e Expo/Consumer Show
p Parade


THE NATIONAL PARK PROJECT Jul 2, 2019 - Jul 25, 2019
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-709-7738
Works by Mary Bookwalter, Carol Weber and Janice Meister. This is an exhibition of three sisters who have for years Supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, Beth Shadur will present works from her new National Park series, exploring the impact of humans on our precious National Parks. Her paintings will feature historical events, paintings from various hikes, maps of the parks, statistics, and the impact of industry and climate change on the parks.
M-Th 9AM-3PM; W & Th 4-7PM; Reception July 10, 11 11:30AM-2PM
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FARMERS MARKET - ALSIP Jul 2, 2019 - Jul 30, 2019
Apollo Recreation Center
12521 South Kostner Avenue, Alsip, IL
708-389-1003
Tu 3-7PM
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DOWNTOWN TINLEY CRUISE NIGHTS Jul 2, 2019 - Jul 30, 2019
Along Oak Park Avenue from 171st to 173rd Streets
Tinley Park, IL
708-444-5678
Tuesday Cruise Nights feature classic cars, DJ music, food and beverages available. This event is presented by Tinley Park VFW Post 2791.
Tu 5-9PM
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KIWANIS BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY Jul 3, 2019 - Jul 31, 2019
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-403-6200
W 6-9:30PM
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SWAP O RAMA FLEA MARKET (W, SA-SU) Jul 3, 2019 - Jul 31, 2019
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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FARMERS MARKET - PALOS HEIGHTS Jul 3, 2019 - Jul 31, 2019
City of Palos Heights
Municipal Parking Lot, 12217 South Harlem Avenue, Palos Heights, IL
708-361-1800
Great locally grown produce, food products and plants every Wednesday morning. LINK cards accepted.
W 7AM-1PM
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FARMERS MARKET - OAK LAWN Jul 3, 2019 - Jul 31, 2019
52nd Avenue & Dumke Drive
Oak Lawn, IL
708-499-7744
The village has lined up great vendors where you can pick out fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers and plants, find unique gifts and visit with Oak Lawn businesses.
W 7AM-1PM
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70TH ANNIVERSARY OF PARK FOREST, ILLINOIS EXHIBIT AND DISPLAY Jul 3, 2019 - Jul 31, 2019
1950s Park Forest House Museum, St. Mary's Church
227 Monee Road, Park Forest, IL
708-481-4252
Park Forest residents began arriving August 30, 1948. Incorporation was February 1, 1949. Displays and tours highlight the first five years of Park Forest. $5, 12 & UNDER FREE
W & Sa 1-3:30PM or by appointment
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LIVE JAZZ MUSIC Jul 4, 2019 - Jul 25, 2019
Francesca's on 95th
6248 West 95th Street, Oak Lawn, IL
708-598-7007
Thursday nights
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CRUISIN' FRANKFORT Jul 4, 2019 - Jul 27, 2019
Municipal Lot in Downtown Frankfort
Kansas & White Streets, Frankfort, IL
815-469-2177
Different collector cars featured each week. Please visit www.frankfortcarclub.com for the 2019 Cruisin' Frankfort Schedule.
Th 5-8PM
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SPOT'S CLUBHOUSE SCAVENGER HUNT Jul 5, 2019 - Jul 31, 2019
Plum Creek Nature Center
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27064 South Dutton Road, Beecher, IL
708-946-2216
Spot and his friends are ready to test your hunting skills. Visit Plum Creek Nature Center this summer and explore the forest on a self-guided adventure with a fun scavenger hunt card as your guide. We will run each scavenger hunt for one week, with a new hunt each Friday. A selected playground feature will be highlighted with each new hunt. Return to the nature center with your completed scavenger hunt card and collect a prize from our treasure box. The program may include hiking preserve trails over uneven terrain.
10AM-4PM
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FARMERS MARKET - PARK FOREST Jul 6, 2019 - Jul 27, 2019
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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FARMERS MARKET - TINLEY PARK Jul 6, 2019 - Jul 27, 2019
Zabrocki Plaza
17375 Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-525-4484
Visit the farmer's market every Saturday for the best selection of fruits, vegetables, fresh flowers and much more!
Sa 7:30AM-12:30PM
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FARMERS MARKET - HOMEWOOD Jul 6, 2019 - Jul 27, 2019
Martin Avenue Square
18020 Martin Avenue, Homewood, IL
708-798-3000
Homewood’s Farmers Market provides a fun atmosphere for shopping the best produce, baked goods, and prepared foods. All will enjoy live music and children’s activities.
Sa 8AM-1PM
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COUNTRY MARKETS - FRANKFORT Jul 7, 2019 - Jul 28, 2019
Village Green
Kansas & White Streets, Frankfort, IL
815-469-2177
The market features locally grown produce, grass-fed meats, eggs, baked goods, infused oils, freshly prepared foods and so much more. Enjoy live music on our local flavor stage and other special events throughout the season.
Su 9AM-2PM
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SUMMER CAMP Jul 8, 2019 - Jul 26, 2019
Posen Civic Center
14401 South Campbell Avenue, Posen, IL
708-388-8797
Resident $25; Nonresident $30. 5 week camp including free lunch & snacks, math & reading and field trips. Register
M-Th 9AM-2PM
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ARTISTIC ENDEAVORS Jul 10, 2019 - Jul 31, 2019
Oak View Center
4625 West 110th Street, Oak Lawn, IL
708-857-2200
Has it been awhile since you dabbled in art? Discover your inner artist by participating in the Oak Lawn Park District’s Artistic Endeavors class. Use pastels, charcoal, colored pencils, acrylic, watercolor, ink, tempera paints, or work with air dry clay to create your own unique art! All materials are supplied except canvases. This is not a pre-determined project class; however, we do have project ideas and examples available if you get stuck. The class is held at the Oak View Center located at 4625 W. 110th St. on Wednesdays at 11:00am-12:30pm, from July 10th – August 14th. Fees are $75 for residents and $84 for non-residents For more information, please visit www.olparks.com
11AM-12:30PM
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FARMERS MARKET - EVERGREEN PARK Jul 11, 2019 - Jul 25, 2019
Yukich Field
88th Street & Kedzie Avenue, Evergreen Park, IL
708-422-8776
13th Season of Evergreen Park Farmers' Market - 25 Vendors, every Thursday, May 4-October 26
Th 7AM-1PM
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MARKET AT THE PARK Jul 11, 2019 - Jul 25, 2019
Crescent Park
9705 West 142nd Street, 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.
Th 4-8PM NEW!
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WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS BASEBALL Jul 23, 2019 - Jul 25, 2019
Standard Bank Stadium
14011 South Kenton, 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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MAIN STREET NIGHTS Jul 24, 2019
Downtown Park Forest
Main Street & Cunningham Boulevard, Park Forest, IL
708-748-2005
Grab a blanket and position yourself in the Park Forest Downtown Village Green (Cunningham and Main Streets) for seven FREE nights of entertainment, rain or shine! Vendors on hand selling food and drinks! The evening starts at 6:30 p.m. with an opening act followed by the showcased entertainment. In case of rain, performances will be moved to Dining on the Green, 349 Main Street. For weather related changes or cancellations, please call 283-5647, for general inquiries, 748-2005.
6:30PM: Spotlight on SAMBA 7:30PM: Southland Jazz Ensemble with Ava Logan
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MOVIE NIGHT Jul 24, 2019
New Lenox Village Commons
1 Veterans Parkway, New Lenox, IL
815-462-6400
Movie Nights take place in the Village Commons every Wednesday evening from June 12 through August 14.
Dusk
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DICK DIAMIND AND THE DUSTERS Jul 24, 2019
Fox Pointe Amphitheater
Ridge Road and Henry Street, Lansing, IL
708-895-7204
Summer Concert Series
5:30-9:30PM
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BRIDAL EXPO CHICAGO Jul 24, 2019
Georgios Banquets, Quality Inn & Suites Conference Center
8800 West 159th Street, Orland Park, IL
847-428-3320
See 65 wedding professionals and enjoy a couture fashion show. $25
6-10PM
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APOLLO 11: ONE GIANT LEAP Jul 25, 2019
Palos Heights Public Library
12501 South 71st Avenue, Palos Heights, IL
708-448-1473
Marking the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, hear Terry Lynch as astronaut Neil Armstrong recount the lead up to the first moon landing.
6:30PM
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HAMMER'S HOUSE PARTY Jul 25, 2019
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
312-559-1212
7PM
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CHRISTMAS IN JULY Jul 25, 2019
Centennial Park Aquatic Center
15600 West Avenue at Fun Drive, Orland Park, IL
708-349-5000
Santa is on his summer vacation at his favorite summer spot, CPAC! Break-out that ugly Christmas sweater and join the staff as we play holiday music, enjoy Christmas decorations, and have a special visit from the man in the red suit! Bring your camera, it’s sure to be a jolly fun day!
2PM
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CHRISTMAS IN JULY Jul 25, 2019
Republic Bank Band Shell
8125 West 171st Street, Tinley Park, IL
708-342-4200
Wouldn't it be nice to really have Christmas in the warm month of July? Well, we are! Come out and enjoy a meet and greet with the Grinch, holiday games and a viewing of the movie, The Grinch!
7-10PM
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LEGO GONE WILD Jul 25, 2019
Monee Reservoir
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27341 Ridgeland Avenue, Monee, IL
708-946-2216
The Forest Preserve is pairing your child’s favorite pastime activity, LEGO, with outdoor exploration. Travel to different forest preserve sites, explore hidden habitats with a naturalist, and then it’s time to get building. We will discover some hidden habitat gems using binoculars, bug boxes, insect nets and more. We will brainstorm the best way to recreate the habitat using LEGO bricks and discover just how all the pieces fit together in nature. The STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) strong aspect will be our little secret. The program will take place outdoors on natural surfaces across uneven terrain. The hike will be less than 1 mile. For ages 6 or older. Registration required two days before the program. $3/person
1-3PM
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RIDGEFEST Jul 25, 2019 - Jul 28, 2019
Freedom Park
6252 Birmingham Avenue, Chicago Ridge, IL
708-425-7700
Annual festival with national bands/acts, diverse ethnic food vendors, huge carnival, arts and crafts, special guest and children's entertainment.
Th 5:30-10:30PM; F 5:30-11:30PM; Sa 3-11:30PM; Su 2-10:30PM
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