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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 Musher Mania at the Monee Reservoir 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


TINLEY PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM & CHAPEL Oct 1, 2017 - Oct 25, 2017
Tinley Park Historical Society Museum & Chapel
6727 174th Street, Tinley Park, IL
708-429-4210
Tours of the museum, one room schoolhouse and the landmark chapel built in 1884 with beautiful stain glass windows. The chapel is available for weddings and special events by reservation. Various community events are held throughout the year. Check Facebook: Tinley Park Historical Society
W10AM-2PM; 1st Su 1-3PM; 2nd Th 6-8PM
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COUNTRY MARKETS - FRANKFORT Oct 1, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017
Village Green
Kansas & White Streets, Frankfort, IL
815-469-2177
Outdoor farmers market featuring fresh produce, vegetables and homemade food. Entertainment weekly.
Su 9AM-2PM
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SWAP O RAMA FLEA MARKET Oct 1, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017
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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ODYSSEY FUN FARM Oct 1, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017
Odyssey Fun World
19111 South Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-429-3800
The Odyssey Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze is fun for all ages! It is a 110 acre farm! We boast a 13 acre pumpkin patch that you will be able to walk through to find the perfect pumpkin for your family. Our exclusive corn maze is 15 acres! It is shaped to say Odyssey Fun World Tinley Park and displays our mascot Chipper! We also have a 5 acre courtyard full of family friendly activities: The Odyssey Petting Zoo, The Inflatable Kidz Zone, corn cannons, pig races, a cow train, hay rides and pony rides! (Pony Rides only available on Saturday and Sunday. Max weight of 90lbs.) Smoking and alcohol are strictly not permitted within The Odyssey Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze. Smoking is only permitted within the front parking lot. No outside food or beverages allowed on the Farm! Sept. 23-Oct. 31
10AM-6PM
Visit Website $ h o
BENGTSON'S PUMPKIN FARM Oct 1, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017
13341 West 151st Street
Homer Glen, IL
708-301-3276
Visit Website $ h o
WORKS Oct 1, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017
South Suburban College
Dulgar Gallery Room 1253, 15800 South State Street, South Holland, IL
708-596-2000 x2316
For more information or to confirm dates/time, call 708-596-2000 x2316. Reception TBD.
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PASION DEL ARTISTA Oct 2, 2017 - Oct 26, 2017
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-709-3636
Works by Hispanic artists Carlos Barberena, Oscar Martinez and Paul Sierra. Woodcuts and paintings exude passion in this exhibition by three artists to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.
M-Th 9AM-4PM & W-Th 5-7PM; Artists' Reception Oct 6, 4:30-7PM
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MARIUM RANA | A PLACE TO CALL HOME Oct 2, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
This painting series depicts the complexity of belonging to two different cultures and trying to make a home out of stories of places and moments one has not personally experienced. The paintings depict landscapes that do not exist in our tangible world, lost somewhere between the past and the present. These vibrant landscapes seem as imaginary as the places that have existed before us. Reception: Sept. 25, 12:30-2PM, Artist Talk: 1PM
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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VILLAGE OF ROBBINS - OPEN AIR MARKET Oct 3, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017
13900 Claire Boulevard
Robbins, IL
708-385-8940
Thinking of going into business? Let us be your testing ground. Become a vendor/or shop till you drop. We have new and used merchandise.
Tu,Th & Sa 6AM-3PM
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KIWANIS BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY Oct 4, 2017 - Oct 25, 2017
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-341-3161
Bingo, $4400 guaranteed payout. Doors open at 4:30pm. Early special at 6:15pm. Bulls eye, Fireplug, Raffle, Food, Free Coffee and Progressive Raffle.
W 6:30PM
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STEP BACK INTO A 1950s HALLOWEEN EXHIBIT Oct 4, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017
1950s Park Forest House Museum
227 Monee Road, Park Forest, IL
708-481-4252
The museum is decorated in vintage Halloween decorations including die-cuts and Halloween Gurley Candles.
W & Sa 1-3:30 or by appointment
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BOOMER TOYS AND DOLLS Oct 4, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017
1950s Park Forest House Museum, St. Mary's Catholic Church
227 Monee Road, Park Forest, IL
708-481-4252
Toys and dolls, several on loan, played with from the late 1940s into the mid-1960s will be on display, along with books about them.
W & Sa 1-3:30PM
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FARMERS MARKET - EVERGREEN PARK Oct 5, 2017 - Oct 26, 2017
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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HAYRIDE OF HORROR Oct 6, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017
Dellwood Park
199 E. Woods Dr., Lockport, IL
815-838-1183
Horror themed hayride through Dellwood park with actors, movies and food. $13 a person, extra $5 for Speed Pass.
Visit Website $ o
FARMERS MARKET - PARK FOREST Oct 7, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017
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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PUMPKIN PATCH FESTIVAL Oct 13, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017
7701 S Harlem (behind McDonald's)
Bridgeview, IL
708-378-0102
This three-week event features a number of big attractions such as a pumpkin patch, hay maze, huge carnival, magic show, pumpkin pie eating contest, kids haunted house, pumpkin jumpers, face painting, pumpkin painting, scavenger hunt, and petting zoo.
F-Su
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NIGHTMARE AT THE TERRACE Oct 13, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017
Worth Park District Terrace Centre
11500 South Beloit Avenue, Worth, IL
708-448-7080
Nightmare at the Terrace is a 12+ room Haunted House. Each room is filled with more terrors then the previous. Can you survive the nightmare? $10 per person
F-Su 7-10PM
Visit Website $ h s
PGN FUN VILLAGE LIL' PUMPKIN & MAZE Oct 13, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017
PGN Fun Village
8125 95th Street, Hickory Hills, IL
708-430-7900
Our very first Lil' Hay Maze and Pumpkin Patch. Our Hay Maze is perfect for children ages 10 and under. They can explore the maze and get a cute surprise when they find their way out. Next, pick out pumpkins from our mini-pumpkin patch. Finally, visit Castle Cafe and order a cup of delicious Hot Chocolate along with a Caramel chocolate gourmet pretzel! $3 for the maze and little harvest gift to take home.
11AM-5PM until Halloween.
Visit Website $ o
HOME SHOW EVENT Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL
630-468-2237
10AM-5PM
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BOO! AT THE ZOO Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017
Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL
708-688-8000
Little ghosts and goblins of all ages are sure to have a howlin’ good time! Our not-so-scary and fun-filled event has something for the entire family to enjoy.
10AM-4PM
Visit Website $ ag c f h o p
SPORTS CARDS AND MORE SHOW Oct 22, 2017
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-334-4237
9AM-2PM
Visit Website $ d s
HAUNTED HOUNDS Oct 22, 2017
Irwin Park
18120 South Highland Avenue, Homewood, IL
708-957-0300
Deck out your dog and join us for Haunted Hounds! Come dressed to impress. Award categories include Best Dog & Owner Combo, Best Homemade Costume, Best Big Dog Costume (41+ pounds), and Best Little Dog Costume (under 40 pounds). Don’t miss this chance to meet your H-F neighbors, win prizes and check out the latest canine outfits. All friendly canines are invited to this on-leash event. Rover’s Run membership is not required.
3PM
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WALK WALTON, A POPUP SCIENCE FUNDRAISER Oct 22, 2017
Homewood's Izaak Walton Preserve
1100 Ridge Road, Homewood, IL
708-206-3369
PopUpSCIENCE Spooky Science & Autumn Ecology round out this fall festival for the whole family! A nature hike, live music, live bird demo, food & beer make this a perfect October afternoon! $5-$30 pre-sale tickets online. Tickets at the door for an extra charge.
Walk at 10:30AM, Festival 12-3PM
Visit Website $ ag f o
CATALYST CAREER GROUP Oct 24, 2017
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL
815-308-5429
10AM-1PM
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ASTRONO-MONEE Oct 25, 2017
Monee Reservoir
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27341 Ridgeland Avenue, Monee, IL
708-534-8499
The night sky is filled with interesting objects to view throughout the fall and, with the earlier sunsets and cold, clear skies, it’s a great time to view them. This program will start indoors at the visitor center. Participants will learn how to use a star chart to find fascinating objects visible with the naked eye, binoculars or small telescopes. If skies are clear, telescopes and binoculars will be available for use. Should the weather be uncooperative, a more detailed indoor presentation will be offered. Access to the viewing area may require a short walk over uneven ground. Each month will provide new opportunities for viewing, and the December program will offer information on what to look for when purchasing a telescope. Come dressed for the weather as part of the program will be outside if the viewing is good. Registration required two days before each program date: 708.946.2216.
7:30-9PM
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LECTURE RECITAL Oct 25, 2017
South Suburban College
Kindig Performing Arts Center, 15800 South State Street, South Holland, IL
708-596-2000 x2316
Jim Konsbruck, SSC Music Faculty. While all concerts are free admission, donations to the Music Scholarship Fund are greatly appreciated.
12PM
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SHARE YOUR HALLOWEEN STORIES Oct 25, 2017
St. Mary's Catholic Church
227 Monee Road, Park Forest, IL
708-481-4252
Share stories or something to show from your past Halloweens. Tour of Step Back into a 1950z Halloween and Boomer Toys and Dolls exhibits follows.
7-8:30PM
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MESMERIZING MAGIC Oct 25, 2017
Central Park Building
15601 South Central Avenue, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-7270
Children are guaranteed to have a great time as they learn a collection of fascinating tricks. All materials provided, and each child receives a magic kit to take home. Ages 5-12. Must register. Resident-$20.00 Nonresident-$26.00
5-5:55PM
Visit Website $ f
PUMPKIN CREATIONS Oct 26, 2017
Central Park Building
15601 South Central Avenue, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-7270
Time to use your imagination! Join us for pumpkin decorating and Halloween games. Must register for program, and bring your own pumpkin. We will supply decorating materials and a treat. Ages 6-10. Residents-$7.00, Nonresidents-$10.00
6:30-7:30PM
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TRIVIA NIGHT QUEST FOR THE CUP Oct 26, 2017
Jenny's Steakhouse
11041 Menard Avenue, Chicago Ridge, IL
708-730-6208
Put your thinking caps on and test your knowledge at a friendly ghoulish competition at Sertoma Centre's Annual “Quest for the Cup” Halloween-themed Trivia Night. A fundraiser to empower individuals with disabilities. $45 individual ticket, $350 table of eight.
7-10PM
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