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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 Arts 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


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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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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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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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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ELIM CAR SHOW AND ARTS & CRAFT SHOW Jun 22, 2019
Elim Christian Services Campus
13020 South Central Avenue, Crestwood, IL
708-293-6509
This annual Car Show features cars, trucks, and motorcycles along with an Arts & Crafts Fair and Kid's Zone - benefiting children & adults with disabilities.
10AM-3PM
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GO GREEN! Jun 22, 2019
Homewood Science Center
18022 Dixie Highway, Homewood, IL
708-206-3369
Learn fun & creative ways to help make your home less wasteful & more environmentally conscious through crafts, science experiments, & more! #PopUpScience
10AM-1PM
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GO GREEN! Jun 27, 2019
Homewood Science Center
18022 Dixie Highway, Homewood, IL
708-206-3369
Learn fun & creative ways to help make your home less wasteful & more environmentally conscious through crafts, science experiments, & more! #PopUpScience
10AM-1PM
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HICKORY HILLS ANNUAL STREET FAIR Jun 30, 2019
91st-95th Street on Roberts Road
Hickory Hills, IL
708-598-4200
There will be rides & attractions from noon-4pm at Kasey Meadow Park. Tickets for rides can be purchased the day of event. Some other attraction will include arts & crafts vendors, food vendors and entertainment.
12-4PM
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BRIDES THROUGH THE DECADES Jul 1, 2019 - Jul 31, 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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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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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
Visit Website ag c d o
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
Visit Website ag d o
4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION Jul 4, 2019
McCarthy Park
16801 South 80th Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-342-4200
After the morning Stars and Stripes 5K race, the opening ceremonies kick off at 4 p.m., and live music, food, free games, and more fill the day’s activities all the way up until the Tinley Park Fireworks Extravaganza display once the sun sets.
4-9:30PM
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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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4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION Jul 6, 2019
Posen Civic Center
14401 South Campbell Avenue, Posen, IL
708-388-8797
we will be having a Vendors event also a Celebration Food and drinks will be sold. Posen will also have a Parade starting at 4pm.
4-11PM
ag d o p
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 - 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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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
$ ag d o s
YOGA AND WALKING MEDITATION Jul 9, 2019
Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park
1 University Parkway, University Park, IL
708-534-4021
Join Liz Smith of serendipityyogaandwellness.com for an opportunity to merge yoga, meditation and creative expression. Begin with a 45 minute yoga class designed for individuals with all levels of yoga experience. Following class, you will be led through a walking meditation in the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park. Participants will stop at each piece of art for a guided meditation designed to inspire creativity, peace and artistic expression.
5:30-7:30PM; $10 donation
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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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KIDS DAY Jul 13, 2019
Firemen's Park
5162 Court Street, Monee, IL
708-534-8302
Free Kids event with jumpies, watermelon eating contest, face painting and more!
10AM-12PM
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MOVIE NIGHT Jul 13, 2019
Senior Citizen Pavillion
3140 Enterprise Park Avenue, South Chicago Heights, IL
708-755-1880
Don't miss the next concert on Saturday, July 13, 2019. Food, drinks will be sold. The location is the Senior Center Pavilion 3140 Enterprise Park. Come join the fun!
5-10PM
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FRANKFORT BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL Jul 13, 2019 - Jul 14, 2019
Kansas & White Streets
Frankfort, IL
Nonprofit Bluegrass Festival, IBMA nominator for event of the year, national and local acts
Sa 10AM-10PM; Su 10am-8PM
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4TH OF JULY VENDORS FAIR Jul 20, 2019
Posen Civic Center
14401 South Campbell Avenue, Posen, IL
708-388-8797
ag d o p
SUMMER CONCERT #2 REPLAY Jul 20, 2019
Senior Citizen Pavillion
3140 Enterprise Park Avenue, South Chicago Heights, IL
708-755-1880
Don't miss the next concert Replay on Saturday, July 20, 2019. Food, drinks, & alcohol will be sold from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. with the band starting at 7:00 p.m. Come join the fun!
5-10PM
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