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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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Agricultural / Food / Harvest
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Expo / Consumer Show
Fairs / Carnivals
 
Holiday Celebrations
 
Outdoor Activities
Parades
 
Sports 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.

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


COUNTRY MARKETS - FRANKFORT Jun 3, 2019 - Jun 23, 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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FARMERS MARKET - CRETE Jun 3, 2019 - Jun 24, 2019
Exchange & Main Streets
Crete, IL
708-672-0729
The European Market hosts locally grown fresh produce, flowers and other seasonal and specialty items.
Sa 8AM-1PM
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CRETE CRUISE NIGHT Jun 3, 2019 - Jun 24, 2019
Downtown Main Street
Crete, IL
708-672-9216
Pre - 1986 Cars and Trucks
M 5-8PM
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SELECTIONS FROM PRAIRIE STATE COLLEGE PHOTO COLLECTION Jun 3, 2019 - Jun 26, 2019
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-709-7738
Prairie State Collection has a vast and exciting permanent collection of photography by many master photographers. Recently, the College acquired new works from The Museum Project, works by contemporary western photographers, and this exhibition will highlight many of these new works.
M-Th 9AM-3PM; W & Th 4-7PM; Reception June 12 11:30AM-2PM
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BRIDES THROUGH THE DECADES Jun 3, 2019 - Jun 29, 2019
Lansing Public Library, Lower Level
2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing, IL
312-969-0385
Vintage bridal attire and other fashions from the late 1800's with photographs of bridal couples and commentary about the fashion trends of the times.
M 6-8PM; W 3-5PM; Sa 11AM-1PM
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DOWNTOWN TINLEY CRUISE NIGHTS Jun 4, 2019 - Jun 25, 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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HITS CHICAGO - SHOWPLACE SPRING SPECTACULAR Jun 5, 2019 - Jun 23, 2019
HITS Chicago - Balmoral Park
26435 South Dixie Highway, Route 394 South, Crete, IL
708-304-2329
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KIWANIS BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY Jun 5, 2019 - Jun 26, 2019
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-403-6200
W 6-9:30PM
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FARMERS MARKET - PALOS HEIGHTS Jun 5, 2019 - Jun 26, 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 Jun 5, 2019 - Jun 26, 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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CRUISIN' FRANKFORT Jun 6, 2019 - Jun 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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FARMERS MARKET - EVERGREEN PARK Jun 6, 2019 - Jun 27, 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 Jun 6, 2019 - Jun 27, 2019
Crescent Park
9705 West 142nd Street, Orland Park, IL
708-403-5000
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
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LIVE JAZZ MUSIC Jun 6, 2019 - Jun 27, 2019
Francesca's on 95th
6248 West 95th Street, Oak Lawn, IL
708-598-7007
Thursday nights
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FRIDAYS ON THE GREEN Jun 7, 2019 - Jun 28, 2019
Breidert Green
Kansas & White Streets, Frankfort, IL
815-469-2177
Be prepared to be entertained and amazed each week!
F 10-11AM
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SPOT'S CLUBHOUSE SCAVENGER HUNT Jun 7, 2019 - Jun 30, 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 - ALSIP Jun 11, 2019 - Jun 25, 2019
Apollo Recreation Center
12521 South Kostner Avenue, Alsip, IL
708-389-1003
Tu 3-7PM
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FREE SUMMER STEM BONUS PROGRAM Jun 14, 2019 - Jun 29, 2019
South Suburban College
15800 South State Street, South Holland, IL
708-947-6466
Thornton Township and Law & Civics, Reading & Writing Institute are offering a FREE community Bonus Summer STEM program beginning Friday, June 14th through Saturday, August 31st. This unique learning experience is available to children, ages eight months to six years old and their parent/caregiver. Community residents are encouraged to sign up immediately as space is limited. Bringing the Community together to learn science, technology, engineering and mathematics!
F & Sa 9AM-1PM
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BREWMASTER'S VINTAGE BASEBALL Jun 15, 2019 - Jun 29, 2019
Site of the old Blue Island gas plant
Corner of James and Ann Streets, Blue Island, IL
708-371-8546
Enjoy baseball the way it was originally conceived according to the rules of 1858.
2PM
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WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS BASEBALL Jun 18, 2019 - Jun 23, 2019
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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FISHING FOR TRASH Jun 18, 2019 - Jun 23, 2019
Monee Reservoir
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27341 Ridgeland Avenue, Monee, IL
708-534-8499
Visit Monee Reservoir and help keep the preserve free of trash. Fishing line, as well as other debris, poses serious threats to wildlife. Wildlife can become entangled in the line, or can swallow hooks or bits of plastic. Help keep the preserves clean. To participate, stop by the concessions window, pick up a trash bag and gloves, and fill the bag with any trash you collect. Bring the bag back to the concessions window and receive a free gift. Sidewalks are easily accessible; trails are on natural, uneven terrain.
6AM-7PM
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SHORT RUN ON A LONG DAY 5K RUN/WALK Jun 19, 2019
Main Park
200 Nebraska Street, Frankfort, IL
815-469-9400
15th Annual 5K run/walk. Register at frankfortparks.org
7PM start
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WATERMELON EATING CONTEST Jun 19, 2019
Centennial Park Aquatic Center
15600 West Avenue at Fun Drive, Orland Park, IL
708-349-5000
Save some room for after lunch and visit for this summer classic.
2PM
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MAIN STREET NIGHTS Jun 19, 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: Mr. Taps 7:30PM: John Primer
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MOVIE NIGHT Jun 19, 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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THE ORIGINAL HAZARD COUNTY BAND Jun 19, 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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FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT Jun 20, 2019
Yunker Farm Bandshell
10824 West La Porte Road, Mokena, IL
708-390-2401
The Walk-Ins, your favorite wedding band, will be performing. Terraced lawn seating is available so bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy this outdoor event. In case of inclement weather, check our Facebook page for event updates. Concessions available. Alcohol is not permitted.
7PM
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CONCERT IN THE PARK Jun 20, 2019
Palos Park Village Green
8901 West 123rd Street, Palos Park, IL
708-671-3760
Motown, soul, and rock & roll is exactly the sound that defines this Chicago band. Second Hand Soul Band takes you back to the days when all that mattered was meeting your friends for some drinks and an all night-dance party! This energetic, dynamic, seven-piece band has many years of experience and really knows how to entertain! Between the funky hits of the 70s, the one-hit wonders, the disco, and the soulful songs of that era, you will be moved to dance and sing “songs you remember from the nights you don’t!”
Door's Open at 5PM, Concert from 7-9PM
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WORLD'S LARGEST SWIM LESSON Jun 20, 2019
White Water Canyon Water Park
8221 West 171st Street, Tinley Park, IL
708-342-4200
Come out and learn a lifesaving skill as we try and break a Guinness World Record! Registration will be at 9:15am at the front gate of the water park.
10:15-11AM
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ORLAND PARK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GOLF OUTING Jun 20, 2019
Silver Lakes Country Club
14700 South 82nd Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-349-2972
Whether you are a scratch golfer or double digit handicapper, join us for a great day of golf and networking with local businesses and organizations. Sponsorship & Registration forms available at www.orlandparkchamber.org or call 708-349-2972
8:00 am Check in & Continental Breakfast, 9:00 am Shotgun Start
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