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


H2 WHOA! Apr 2, 2019 - Apr 30, 2019
Plum Creek Nature Center
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27064 South Dutton Road, Beecher, IL
708-946-2216
“H2-WHOA!” is a fun, interactive exhibit that teaches visitors about what lies below the surface of their local water resources. Walk through and around a 10’ fabric dome to learn how flora and fauna, such as fresh water mussels and lichens, serve as indicator species. A hands-on, interactive station demonstrates how pollution and sediment have negative effects on fish and other animals. Learn how to contribute to water conservation efforts and answer a call to action to “Take the Pledge” to protect local water resources. 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.
Tu-Sa 10AM-4PM; Su 12-4PM
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STEP BACK INTO A 1950s EASTER Apr 3, 2019 - Apr 27, 2019
1950s Park Forest House Museum
St. Mary's Church, 227 Monee Road, Park Forest, IL
708-481-4252
The museum is decorated in vintage Easter decorations including die-cuts, Easter Gurley candles and Vintage Easter baskets. 70th Anniversary Exhibit continues.
W & Sa 1-3:30PM; other days and times by appointment
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70TH ANNIVERSARY OF PARK FOREST, ILLINOIS EXHIBIT AND DISPLAY Apr 3, 2019 - Apr 27, 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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SWAP O RAMA FLEA MARKET (W, SA-SU) Apr 3, 2019 - Apr 28, 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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CHICAGO WHITE SOX BASEBALL Apr 4, 2019 - Apr 30, 2019
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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FRIDAY FISH FRY Apr 5, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019
Ravisloe Country Club
18231 Park Avenue, Homewood, IL
708-798-5600
Sail on over to Rossy's Roost Bar and Grill and drop a line on our Friday Night Fish Fry. It will have you hooked!
11AM-8PM
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2019 ORLAND TOWNE CENTER SPRING CARNIVAL Apr 8, 2019 - Apr 21, 2019
Orland Towne Center
9400 West 159th Street, Orland Hills, IL
708-349-7211
A Spring Carnival which will be held in the Orland Hills Towne Center that will consist of amusement rides, games, food and refreshments for the family.
M-F 4pm-12pm, Sa & Su 12pm-12am
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RECYCLE YOUR BICYCLE Apr 16, 2019 - Apr 28, 2019
Monee Reservoir
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27341 Ridgeland Avenue, Monee, IL
708-534-8499
What better way to celebrate Earth Day than to recycle your bicycle. This program is designed to practice environmental stewardship while helping others, which is a win-win! Monee Reservoir will collect bicycles to donate to Working Bikes, an organization that will refurbish them for kids, individuals with disabilities, and families in developing countries to use for transportation. The bikes are redistributed to people locally, regionally and globally. Bikes can be in any condition: new or beyond repair. Be green – reduce, reuse, recycle! Let the Forest Preserve be an avenue to make that happen, especially to benefit someone in need.
6AM-5PM
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USHL COMBINE Apr 18, 2019 - Apr 21, 2019
Arctic Ice Arena
10700 West 160th Street, Orland Park, IL
312-546-7300
The USHL Combine feature the top young hockey prospects in North America competing in a series of games in front of USHL and NCAA Coaches.
9AM-9PM
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EASTER BRUNCH Apr 21, 2019
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL
708-444-1100
$32/Adult $15/Children 12 & Under
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EASTER CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH Apr 21, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago - Alsip & Allgauer’s
5000 West 127th Street, Alsip, IL
708-389-1003
Enjoy Allgauer’s Spectacular Easter Sunday Champagne Brunch featuring: Carving Stations with Leg of Lamb • Bone-In Ham • Prime Rib of Beef, Breakfast Favorites, Omelet Stations, Oyster Bar, Snow Crab Legs, Assorted Desserts, Champagne & More! Seniors 65+: $36.99; Adults: $39.95; Children 4-12: $19.95; Children 3 & under free
10:30AM-2:30PM
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ANNUAL STUDENT EXHIBIT Apr 22, 2019 - Apr 30, 2019
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-709-7738
This annual exhibition highlights the best work done by our students in their classes throughout the year. Works exhibited are drawings, paintings, photographs, and digital works.
M-Th 9AM-3PM; W-Th 5-7PM; Reception April 23rd 11AM-1PM
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FISHING FOR TRASH Apr 23, 2019 - Apr 28, 2019
Monee Reservoir
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27341 Ridgeland Avenue, Monee, IL
708-534-8499
Celebrate Earth Day by making a visit to Monee Reservoir and helping to keep the preserve free of trash. Fishing line, as well as other debris, poses serious threats to wildlife. Animals often 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-5PM
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EARTH DAY SAFARI Apr 23, 2019 - Apr 28, 2019
Plum Creek Nature Center
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27064 South Dutton Road, Beecher, IL
708-946-2216
Visit the nature center and pick up an adventure pack to begin your own journey through the forest! Explore the hidden gems of the preserve using our official safari gear including a back pack, safari hats, binoculars, critter containers, magnifying lenses, journals, reference books and more. Discover all that our natural areas have to offer on your very own safari! Indoor facilities are accessible; outdoor hike may take place on natural surfaces across uneven terrain. For all ages
Tu-Sa 10AM-4PM; Su 12-4PM
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ORLAND WOMEN'S NETWORK, OWN LUNCHEON Apr 25, 2019
Chicago Gaelic Park
6119 West 147th Street, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-9323
The Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce, Orland Women Networking (OWN) brings all women together of every community and business to support women’s successes achieved and projected. The OWN Committee works to empower professional women through dynamic speakers, inspiring events and networking opportunities. OWN mission statement: Growing, Empowering, Uplifting $45 before 4/15; $55 after
10AM-1:30PM
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A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Apr 25, 2019 - Apr 28, 2019
The Drama Group
Milord Studio Theatre, 330 West 202nd Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-755-3444
7:30PM
Visit Website $ c
USHL COMBINE Apr 25, 2019 - Apr 28, 2019
Arctic Ice Arena
10700 West 160th Street, Orland Park, IL
312-546-7300
The USHL Combine feature the top young hockey prospects in North America competing in a series of games in front of USHL and NCAA Coaches
9AM-9PM
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MVCC JURIED STUDENT ART EXHIBITION Apr 25, 2019 - Apr 30, 2019
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
The juried selection of student work from Moraine Valley students shows the college’s emerging artistic talents. This exhibition features work from across many media, including painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking and design. The atrium exhibition includes these student artworks, as well as designs for the exhibition poster and postcard competition. The gallery exhibition will continue into the atrium
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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PIZZA TASTING BUFFET Apr 26, 2019
Krueger Park Recreation Center
9100 South 88th Avenue, Hickory Hills, IL
708-599-7337
Bring out the whole family for a taste of pizza from some of the top pizza joints in the area. Resident $7 5-12 years; $4 5 & under; Nonresidents extra dollar.
6-7:30PM
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INDIEVISIBLE Apr 26, 2019
Visible Music College
3404 Lake Street, Lansing, IL
7PM
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LITTLE WOMEN Apr 26, 2019 - Apr 28, 2019
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
John and Angeline Oremus Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. To commemorate the event, Moraine Valley is proud to present a new adaptation of this beloved novel. Follow the March sisters – Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy – as they navigate the sometimes difficult passage from girlhood into womanhood. A classic in every sense of the word, Little Women has delighted generations of readers. Watch it come to life on the Moraine Valley stage!
F-Sa 7:30PM; Su 3PM
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THE ULTIMATE QUEEN CELEBRATION STARRING MARC MARTEL Apr 27, 2019
Governors State University Center for Performing Arts
1 University Parkway, University Park, IL
708-235-2222
Roger Taylor and Brian May of Queen handpicked singer Marc Martel to take on the lead vocals for their Queen tribute band known as The Queen Extravaganza. After over 160+ shows with them, Marc now brings his own Queen homage to the band in The Ultimate Queen Celebration. Sing along to 23 songs that these legendary artists made famous including Radio Gaga, Tie Your Mother Down, Fat Bottomed Girls, Killer Queen, Somebody to Love, Bohemian Rhapsody, and more. Get ready to rock with the greatest Freddie Mercury voice on the planet.
8PM
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EARTH DAY & ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION 2019 Apr 27, 2019
Oak View Center
4625 West 110th Street, Oak Lawn, IL
708-857-2200
Citizen science groups will educate participants about nature and conservation. Tree Climb, scavenger hunt, plant sale, tree planting demo, raffles, and more!
10AM-2PM
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EARTH, WIND AND FIRE EVENT Apr 27, 2019
McCarthy Park
16801 South 80th Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-342-4200
Celebrate Earth Day with hands-on games and activities. The Wind will be blowing at the kite fly on McCarthy Field, bring a kite to fly and fill the sky with spring colors! Stop by the warming bonfire to roast some tasty marshmallows.
10AM-12PM
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LADY - A WOMEN'S EXPO Apr 27, 2019
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL
708-326-9170
The sixth annual one-day event, presented by 22nd Century Media, will feature more than 100 vendor booths offering everything a woman needs - health tips and screenings, fashion and beauty, food, home décor, shopping and more.
9AM-1PM
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ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA PRESENTS: FROM WIT TO WONDER, A MOZART CELEBRATION Apr 27, 2019
Trinity Christian College Ozinga Chapel
6601 West College Drive, Palos Heights, IL
708-481-7774
IPO features the works of Mozart and violinist, Robert Chen. Tickets from $25.
7:30PM
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MAPLD FANFEST Apr 27, 2019
Matteson Area Public Library District
801 School Avenue, Matteson, IL
708-748-4431
Join us in celebrating everything fandom at the library’s first ever comic convention, MAPLD FanFest! The day-long event will include cosplayers roaming the library as your favorite heroes and villains, with giveaways and raffles throughout the day. There will be programs for all ages and will include: various presenters and workshops, a cosplay and video game tournament, alongside fun and educational workshops. Over 20+ artists/vendors will showcase their products and art work.
10AM-4PM
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HOMEWOOD'S INDOOR FARMERS MARKET Apr 27, 2019
Marie Irwin Center
18120 Highland Avenue, Homewood, IL
708-798-3000
Enjoy a little bit of summer at Homewood’s indoor farmers market. Purchase microgreens, cheeses, baked goods, and prepared foods. Indoor Market is held the last Saturday of January, February, March and April.
8AM-12PM
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CHICAGO RED STARS SOCCER Apr 27, 2019
SeatGeek Stadium
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, IL
773-697-8699
At Toyota Park, Red Stars fans will enjoy an exciting game day environment in a major league stadium, while our players and the rest of the teams in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) will enjoy the benefits of competing on a world class, natural grass pitch.
7PM
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COUNTRY MARKETS - FRANKFORT Apr 28, 2019 - Apr 30, 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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