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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.

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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


VILLAGE OF ROBBINS - OPEN AIR MARKET Jan 2, 2018 - Jan 30, 2018
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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FACULTY EXHIBITION Jan 2, 2018 - Jan 31, 2018
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-709-7738
Works in a wide range of media by both full-time and adjunct faculty members in Prairie State's liberal arts program.
M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM; Artists' Reception Jan. 18, 4:30-7PM
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SWAP O RAMA FLEA MARKET Jan 3, 2018 - Jan 31, 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
Visit Website $ d o
TINLEY PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM & CHAPEL TOUR Jan 3, 2018 - Jan 31, 2018
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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BOOMER TOYS AND DOLLS Jan 3, 2018 - Jan 31, 2018
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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SOHEILA AZADI | INSIDE OUT Jan 10, 2018 - Jan 31, 2018
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Soheila Azadi is an interdisciplinary visual artist and lecturer based in Chicago and Iran. Azadi’s inspirations come from her experiences of being a woman while living under theocracy. Now residing in the U.S. Azadi is dedicated to transnational feminism with a passionate devotion to the ways in which race, religion, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity intersect. This exhibition will continue in the atrium. Reception: Jan. 22, 10-11:30AM; Artist Talk: 10:15AM
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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SPORTS CARDS AND MORE SHOW Jan 21, 2018
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-334-4237
9AM-2PM
Visit Website $ d s
FACULTY EXHIBITION Feb 1, 2018
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-709-7738
Works in a wide range of media by both full-time and adjunct faculty members in Prairie State's liberal arts program.
M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM
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SOHEILA AZADI | INSIDE OUT Feb 1, 2018 - Feb 7, 2018
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Soheila Azadi is an interdisciplinary visual artist and lecturer based in Chicago and Iran. Azadi’s inspirations come from her experiences of being a woman while living under theocracy. Now residing in the U.S. Azadi is dedicated to transnational feminism with a passionate devotion to the ways in which race, religion, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity intersect. This exhibition will continue in the atrium.
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
Visit Website c d
VILLAGE OF ROBBINS - OPEN AIR MARKET Feb 1, 2018 - Feb 27, 2018
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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WINTER FEST Feb 3, 2018
Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens
7402 West Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights, IL
708-361-1873
Arts, crafts, vendors, food and children activities.
12-4PM
Visit Website $ d o
SPORTS CARDS AND MORE SHOW Feb 3, 2018
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-334-4237
9AM-2PM
Visit Website $ d s
FOREST PRESERVES WELCOME EVENT Feb 3, 2018
Forest Preserves of Cook County, Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Avenue, South Holland, IL
708-868-0606
Join us for an introduction to Sand Ridge Nature Center and Camp Shabbona Woods. We'll have ongoing exhibits, events and programs, hiking trails, pioneer cabins, and live animals. There will be opportunities to discover and share your interests.
3-6PM
Visit Website c d o
SWAP O RAMA FLEA MARKET Feb 3, 2018 - Feb 28, 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
Visit Website $ d o
BOOMER TOYS AND DOLLS Feb 3, 2018 - Feb 28, 2018
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
Visit Website c d h
ELLEN HOLTZBLATT | BETWEEN EARTH AND SKY Feb 12, 2018 - Feb 28, 2018
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Ellen Holtzblatt’s exhibition is inspired by her travels including Japan, Iceland, and the prairies of the Midwest. Her paintings explore the idea between physical being and spirituality with her attention to light and ability to convey motion within her landscapes and scenes. The exhibition will continue into the atrium. Reception: Feb. 13, 10:30AM-Noon, Artist Talk: 11:30AM
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
Visit Website c d
ALTERED Feb 12, 2018 - Mar 15, 2018
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-709-7738
An exhibition of works by Rosemary Pritchett, Kate Ingold, Katsy Johnson and Javier Chavira. This exhibition of works in a wide range of media all include images from popular culture that are changed and altered by the artist to convey meaning and visual impact.
M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM Artists' Reception Feb. 15, 12-2:30PM
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SPORTS CARDS AND MORE SHOW Feb 18, 2018
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-334-4237
9AM-2PM
Visit Website $ d s
NATURE PAINTING FOR ADULTS Feb 23, 2018
Plum Creek Nature Center
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27064 South Dutton Road, Beecher, IL
708-946-2216
This program provides step-by-step instructions and is perfect for beginners. Give yourself a break, get creative and share the experience with others. Participants may bring their own beer and wine to enjoy during the program. Light refreshments will be available. Canvases and paints will be provided.
6:30-8:30PM
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH: UNDERGROUND RAILROAD HIKE Feb 25, 2018
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Avenue, South Holland, IL
708-868-0606
Join us to learn about Black History with an educational display and interactive history hike. An imaginary journey follows an Underground Railroad route used in Illinois in the mid-1800s.
11AM-3PM
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ELLEN HOLTZBLATT | BETWEEN EARTH AND SKY Mar 1, 2018 - Mar 9, 2018
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Ellen Holtzblatt’s exhibition is inspired by her travels including Japan, Iceland, and the prairies of the Midwest. Her paintings explore the idea between physical being and spirituality with her attention to light and ability to convey motion within her landscapes and scenes. The exhibition will continue into the atrium.
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
Visit Website c d
ALTERED Mar 1, 2018 - Mar 15, 2018
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-709-7738
An exhibition of works by Rosemary Pritchett, Kate Ingold, Katsy Johnson and Javier Chavira. This exhibition of works in a wide range of media all include images from popular culture that are changed and altered by the artist to convey meaning and visual impact.
M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM
Visit Website c d
VILLAGE OF ROBBINS - OPEN AIR MARKET Mar 1, 2018 - Mar 29, 2018
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
d o
BOOMER TOYS AND DOLLS Mar 3, 2018 - Mar 17, 2018
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
Visit Website c d h
SWAP O RAMA FLEA MARKET Mar 3, 2018 - Mar 31, 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
Visit Website $ d o
SPORTS CARDS AND MORE SHOW Mar 11, 2018
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-334-4237
9AM-2PM
Visit Website $ d s
34TH ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL ART EXHIBITION Mar 13, 2018 - Mar 19, 2018
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
A showcase of this year’s talented students from 11 local high schools: Victor J. Andrew, Argo Community, Amos Alonzo Stagg, Alan B. Shepard, Chicago Christian, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Carl Sandburg, Harold L. Richards, Evergreen Park Community, Oak Lawn Community, and Reavis. Reception: March 16th, 5-7PM
W-F 10AM-7PM; Sa 10AM-5P0M
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STEP BACK INTO A 1950s EASTER Mar 17, 2018 - Mar 31, 2018
1950s Park Forest House Museum
227 Monee Road (inside St. Mary's), Park Forest, IL
708-481-4252
Decorated in vintage Easter, including die cuts, honeycombs, and candles, with Vintage Baskets. Some Passover and history of Jewish citizens of Park Forest.
W & Sa 1-3:30PM; other days and times by appointment
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FOREST PRESERVES WELCOME EVENT Mar 22, 2018
Forest Preserves of Cook County, Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Avenue, South Holland, IL
708-868-0606
Join us for an introduction to Sand Ridge Nature Center and Camp Shabbona Woods. We'll have ongoing exhibits, events and programs, hiking trails, pioneer cabins, and live animals. There will be opportunities to discover and share your interests.
3-6PM
Visit Website c d o
ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL ART EXHIBITION Mar 22, 2018 - Mar 29, 2018
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-709-7738
This yearly exhibit features the work of high school students from District 515 in a wide range of media, including sculpture, photography, drawing and painting. Reception: Thursday, March 22, 5-7PM, awards at 6PM
M-Th 9AM-3PM; W & Th 4-7PM
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