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With 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.

Please click here to view our blog and to find out the latest information about what is happening this weekend in the Chicago Southland.



 
Agricultural / Food / Harvest
Cultural Events
 
Displays / Arts & Crafts
 
Expo / Consumer Show
Fairs / Carnivals
 
Holiday Celebrations
 
Outdoor Activities
Parades
 
Sports Events
 
Workshops / Seminars



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
w Workshop/Seminar
$ Admission Fee
h Holiday Celebration
o Outdoor Activity
s Sports Event/Recreational
f Fair, Carnival
e Expo/Consumer Show
p Parade


FARMERS MARKET - PARK FOREST Sep 1, 2018 - Sep 29, 2018
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 Sep 1, 2018 - Sep 29, 2018
Zabrocki Plaza
17375 Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-532-9260
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 Sep 1, 2018 - Sep 29, 2018
Martin Avenue Square
18020 Martin Avenue, Homewood, IL
708-798-3000
Meet your family and friends at Homewood’s farmers market, a true regional market! Enjoy fresh produce, prepared foods, flowers, entertainment and much more!
Sa 8AM-1PM
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70TH ANNIVERSARY OF PARK FOREST, ILLINOIS EXHIBIT AND DISPLAY Sep 1, 2018 - Sep 29, 2018
1950's 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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CHICAGO WHITE SOX BASEBALL Sep 1, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018
Chicago White Sox
Guaranteed Rate 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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BEE-LIEVE IT OR NOT! THE SECRET LIVES OF HONEY BEES Sep 1, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018
Forest Preserve District of Will County
Plum Creek Nature Center, 27341 South Dutton Road, Beecher, IL
708-946-2216
This interactive exhibition provides a fun approach to learning about the amazing world of these incredible creatures. The exhibition includes life-size honey bee habitat furniture to hide in, an interactive exhibit gallery displaying text and graphics, and an educational video game about pollinators. Be sure to see the other pollinators that live in our native garden surrounding the nature center. The exhibition was organized by the Purdue Agriculture Exhibit Design Center, Purdue University, and is brought to the Forest Preserve through funding provided by The Nature Foundation of Will County. The exhibition will be located indoors in an accessible facility.
Tu-Su 12-4PM
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BENCHES ON THE AVENUE Sep 1, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018
Along Oak Park Avenue from 172nd to 176th
Tinley Park, IL
708-444-5678
This award-winning public art program features benches that showcase the unique and colorful designs of professional and amateur artists. This year's theme is Treasured Family Musicals.
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COUNTRY MARKETS - FRANKFORT Sep 2, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018
Village Green
Kansas & White Streets, Frankfort, IL
815-469-2177
Outdoor farmers market featuring fresh produce, vegetables and homemade food. Entertainment weekly.
Su 9AM-1PM
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SWAP O RAMA FLEA MARKET (W, SA-SU) Sep 2, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018
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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KIWANIS BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY Sep 5, 2018 - Sep 26, 2018
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-403-6200
W 6-9:30PM
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FARMERS MARKET - THORNTON Sep 5, 2018 - Sep 26, 2018
Hubbard Park
102 North Hubbard Street, Thornton, IL
708-877-4454
2018 Market in the Park FARM STAND ONLY featuring Dotson's Farm fresh produce & plants.
W 8AM-2PM
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FARMERS MARKET - PALOS HEIGHTS Sep 5, 2018 - Sep 26, 2018
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 Sep 5, 2018 - Sep 26, 2018
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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FARMERS MARKET - EVERGREEN PARK Sep 6, 2018 - Sep 27, 2018
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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FARMERS MARKET - CALUMET CITY Sep 7, 2018 - Sep 28, 2018
Pulaski Park
204 Pulaski Road, Calumet City, IL
708-891-8138
Come taste the difference of fruits and vegetables fresh from farm! Plus other vendors! Enjoy a on-site freshly made barbeque lunch! Hope to see you there!
F 12-3PM
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FARMERS MARKET - DOLTON Sep 7, 2018 - Sep 28, 2018
The Dolton Bazaar
14900 Greenwood Road (South Lot), Next to Melanie Fitness Center, Dolton, IL
708-201-2960
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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STEP BACK INTO A 1950s HALLOWEEN EXHIBIT Sep 15, 2018 - Sep 29, 2018
1950s Park Forest House Museum
227 Monee Road, Park Forest, IL
708-481-4252
Vintage Halloween decorations including die-cuts, Halloween Gurley Candles, and more. Park Forest 70th Anniversary exhibit. Visit for a nostalgic look at Halloween in the 1950s.
W & Sa 1-3:30PM or by appointment
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BACH AND BEERS Sep 25, 2018
Rabid Brewing
17759 Bretz Drive, Homewood, IL
708-481-7774
Bach & Beers Fundraiser To support Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra Featuring the First Ever Maestro Mashup A head to head contest between two musicians from different worlds. One from IPO, one from plant rock. Who will reign victorious? $30 per person, includes two drink tickets, lite bites and entertainment.
7-9PM
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5TH ANNUAL MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE Sep 27, 2018
Prairie State College
Conference Center, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-709-3500
Join us for the 5th Annual Mental Health Conference to increase your awareness of the complexities of mental illness and learn ways to reduce the stigmas associated with it. A keynote presentation, breakout sessions and exhibit area are included. CEUs are available to attendees who are interested.
8AM-4PM
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13TH ANNUAL TASTE OF MATTESON Sep 28, 2018
Holiday Inn Chicago Matteson Conference Center
500 Holiday Plaza Drive, Matteson, IL
708-283-4777
Taste of Matteson celebrates the diversity of our community. It provides an opportunity for residents to interact, while enjoying samples of various cuisines from restaurants in the area. Will also include a silent auction, door prizes, live music and a cash bar. Advance tickets only (no tickets at the door). Tickets can be purchased at the Village Hall or Matteson Community Center and only a limited supply is available. Come out and enjoy an evening of great food, fun and entertainment. Admission $10
5:30-8PM
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JERRY ROSSEN PUBLIC AUCTION Sep 28, 2018
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone, IL
708-997-0245
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NO LIMIT LAUGHS WITH THE ORLAND PARK COMEDY IMPROV Sep 28, 2018
Cultural Center
14760 Park Lane, Orland Park, IL
708-403-7275
Time to ‘get your funny on’! Join the ‘No Limit Laughs’ Orland Park Comedy Improv players for an unforgettable night of improvised comedy. Each show is guaranteed to be a unique experience, as the audience’s suggestions fuel ‘off the cuff’ fun!
8-10PM
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CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER Sep 29, 2018
TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, IL
888-MLS-FIRE
Nothing beats live soccer. Watch the Chicago Fire at TOYOTA PARK - get your tickets today.
2:30PM
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EAST HAZEL CREST CENTENNIAL VILLAGE FEST Sep 29, 2018
173rd & Throop Street
East Hazel Crest, IL
708-798-0213
East Hazel Crest is celebrating their 100th Year (1918-2018). Come join us for games, parade, music, food vendors, beer tent, entertainment, bouncy house, bean bags, crafts.
10AM-12AM
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THE GREAT PUMPKIN PARTY Sep 29, 2018
Cultural Center
14760 Park Lane, Orland Park, IL
708-403-7275
Gather the family and head out to Centennial Park to join us for a fun-filled day. You’ll enjoy a variety of fall activities.
1-5PM
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HISPANIC HERITAGE CELEBRATION Sep 29, 2018
Township Senior Building
12633 South Ashland Avenue, Calumet Park, IL
708-596-6040 x3168
Annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration, featuring authentic Hispanic music, food & entertainment. All are welcome.
9:30AM-2PM
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FALL FEST Sep 29, 2018
McCarthy Park
16801 South 80th Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-342-4200
Families are invited to make a festive scarecrow to take home, Tinley Junction Golf Course will be holding their Ghostly Golf event and there will be pumpkin decorating.
6-9PM
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HOMEWOOD'S FALL FEST Sep 29, 2018
Downtown Homewood
18020 Martin Avenue, Homewood, IL
708-798-3000
Fall Fest offers something for everyone to enjoy! Chili Cook-Off, horse drawn wagon, pumpkin decorating, live music, warm foods, scare crow contest and more!
11AM-10PM
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DOG'S PUP-KIN-FEST Sep 29, 2018
Canine Campus
18200 84th Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-342-4200
Get your dog’s costumes out for the contests and get ready for Fall-tastic Fun while we pamper our pooches at this fun-filled event.
10AM-12PM
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ARTS & DRAFTS 2018 Sep 29, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018
Orland Crossing
14225 95th Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-349-2972
Arts & Drafts gathers unique art, craft beer, live entertainment and good eats for a memorable experience.
11AM-6PM
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