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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 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.

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d Displays/Arts/Crafts
ag Agricultural/Food/Harvest
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$ Admission Fee
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s Sports Event/Recreational
f Fair, Carnival
e Expo/Consumer Show
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SWAP O RAMA FLEA MARKET Feb 2, 2019 - Feb 27, 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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NEW WORK - LYNN PETERS Feb 6, 2019 - Feb 28, 2019
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
An exhibition of new ceramic works by Lynn Peters, professor of sculpture and ceramics at Moraine Valley, developed during her recent sabbatical. Lynn will talk about her new work and about her residency at the opening reception. Reception Feb 7th 10:30AM-12PM
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH: UNDERGROUND RAILROAD HIKE Feb 23, 2019
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 & 2PM
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FETCHING MARKET AT THE WELL DISTILLERY Mar 1, 2019 - Mar 2, 2019
The Well at the Distillery
400 East Margaret Street, Thornton, IL
708-877-6222
Our Boutique Artisan Market will showcase a curated line-up of brilliant artists from across the midwest at this historical venue on March 1 & 2, 2019. $5 in advance; $6 at the door
F 6-10PM; Sa 10AM-4PM
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NEW WORK - LYNN PETERS Mar 1, 2019 - Mar 8, 2019
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
An exhibition of new ceramic works by Lynn Peters, professor of sculpture and ceramics at Moraine Valley, developed during her recent sabbatical. Lynn will talk about her new work and about her residency at the opening reception. Reception Feb 7th 10:30AM-12PM
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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SWAP O RAMA FLEA MARKET Mar 2, 2019 - Mar 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
Visit Website $ d o
PALOS HEIGHTS FARMERS MARKET Mar 9, 2019
Palos Heights Recreation Department
6601 West 127th Street, Palos Heights, IL
708-361-1800
Indoor Farmers Market to be held at the Palos Heights Recreation Department on Saturday November 17 and December 15, 2018, and Saturday January 12, February 9 and March 9, 2019
8AM-12PM
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35TH ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL ART EXHIBITION Mar 13, 2019 - Mar 18, 2019
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.
W-F 10AM-7PM; Sa 10AM-5PM
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NATURE PAINTING FOR ADULTS Mar 15, 2019
Plum Creek Nature Center
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27064 South Dutton Road, Beecher, IL
708-946-2216
Make room on your wall for your very own masterpiece! Enjoy this adults-only program using nature as our muse. 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. The program is held indoors in an accessible facility. For ages 21 or older. Registration required by Tuesday, March 12: 708.946.2216.
6:30-8:30PM
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ART & WINE Mar 16, 2019
Posen Civic Center
14401 South Campbell Avenue, Posen, IL
708-388-8797
Free appetizers and refreshments will be sold
6-9PM
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STEP BACK INTO A 1950s EASTER (W, SA) Mar 16, 2019 - Mar 30, 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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ILLINOIS SKYWAY COLLEGIATE CONFERENCE JURIED ART EXHIBITION Mar 25, 2019 - Mar 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
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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ILLINOIS SKYWAY COLLEGIATE CONFERENCE JURIED ART EXHIBITION Apr 1, 2019 - Apr 17, 2019
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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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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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
Visit Website $ d o
DISCOVER TINLEY EXPO Apr 6, 2019
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL
708-444-5678
The annual expo showcases the community's businesses, non-profit organizations and government services. This event features entertainment, food samples and giveaways at many of the booths.
10AM-3PM
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FAMILY CRAFT NIGHT Apr 6, 2019
Posen Civic Center
14401 South Campbell Avenue, Posen, IL
708-388-8797
$6 per family
6-9PM
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SPRING GARAGE SALE Apr 6, 2019
Hickory Hills Park District
9100 South 88th Avenue, Hickory Hills, IL
708-599-7337
Our Annual Garage Sale is scheduled for Saturday, April 8th at Krueger Park Recreation Center. Crafters are welcome too.
8-1PM
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KIDS EXPO Apr 13, 2019 - Apr 14, 2019
Roma Sports Club
9115 Roma Court, Frankfort, IL
815-469-7662
Free Fun Activities and exhibitors. $6/child; $9/adult
Sa 9AM-5PM; Su 10AM-4PM
Visit Website $ d e
EARTH DAY CELEBRATION Apr 14, 2019
Village of Thornton
701 Highland Avenue, Thornton, IL
708-877-4456
Earth day celebration - Free fun family event. Activities, raffles & giveaways.
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EARTH DAY Apr 20, 2019
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Avenue, South Holland, IL
708-868-0606
Join us for a day set aside as a reminder to be good stewards of our planet every day. Activities include art-making, puppet shows, hikes, a tour of Camp Shabbona Woods and Earth Day Jeopardy!
10AM-3PM
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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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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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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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MVCC JURIED STUDENT ART EXHIBITION May 1, 2019 - May 17, 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
Visit Website c d
ANNUAL STUDENT EXHIBIT May 1, 2019 - May 22, 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
Visit Website c d
LOTTON ART GLASS SPRING OPEN HOUSE May 3, 2019 - May 4, 2019
Lotton Art Glass Gallery & Studios
24760 South Country Lane, Crete, IL
708-672-1400
Experience the Thrill of watching magnificent works of art being created daily out of hot glass. Meet the famous Lotton family of artists in person. Tour the hot shop and gallery.
F 10AM-7PM; Sa 10AM-5PM
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HICKORY HILLS CARNIVAL May 9, 2019 - May 12, 2019
Hickory Hills Park District
8047 West 91st Place, Hickory Hills, IL
708-599-7337
Special Needs Day is Thursday, May 9 from 3-5 pm. Daily passes sold day of the Carnival.
Th 5-10PM; F 5-11PM; Sa 12-11PM; Su 12-10PM
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GRAND BINGO May 18, 2019
Krueger Park Recreation Center
9100 South 88th Avenue, Hickory Hills, IL
708-598-1233
Everyone is guaranteed a prize. Includes dinner, snacks, dessert and refreshments. Ages 21 & up.
1-4PM
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GAELIC PARK IRISH FEST May 24, 2019 - May 27, 2019
Chicago Gaelic Park
6119 West 147th Street, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-9323
Indoor/outdoor festival includes unlimited carnival rides, 40 musical acts, free parking, petting zoo, Irish import stores, Irish Step Dance Competition & a kids
F 4-11PM; Sa 2-11PM; Su 1-11PM; M 1-8PM
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