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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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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 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


SWAP O RAMA FLEA MARKET (W, SA-SU) Apr 1, 2018 - Apr 29, 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
VILLAGE OF ROBBINS - OPEN AIR MARKET (TU, TH, SA) Apr 3, 2018 - Apr 28, 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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STEP BACK INTO A 1950s EASTER Apr 4, 2018 - Apr 28, 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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BOOMER TOYS AND DOLLS (W, SA) Apr 4, 2018 - Apr 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
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CHICAGO AREA POLITICAL COLLECTORS SHOW Apr 22, 2018
Orland Park Civic Center Annex
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
224-544-5735
Browse, trade, and/or purchase political ephemera such as campaign buttons and posters; memorability items from Lincoln to Trump. School age children welcome.
11AM-2PM
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SPORTS CARDS AND MORE SHOW Apr 22, 2018
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-334-4237
9AM-2PM
Visit Website $ d s
MVCC JURIED STUDENT ART EXHIBITION Apr 25, 2018 - Apr 30, 2018
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 Community College 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 postcards competition. Reception: April 26, 2:30-4PM, Awards 3PM
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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PRAIRIE STATE COLLEGE SPRING STUDENT EXHIBIT Apr 30, 2018
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-709-3636
This exhibition features our graduating students, as well as exceptional work by other art students from the past year.
M-Th 9AM-3PM; W-Th 4PM-7PM
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GRADUATE STUDENTS EXHIBITION 2018 Apr 30, 2018
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-709-3636
Works are presented from Professor Rinaldi's portfolio class of PSC graduating students. Each student is asked to choose his or her best work for exhibition. Students design both the postcard and exhibition poster. Reception: Wednesday May 2, 12-2PM
M-Th 9AM-3PM; W-Th 5-7PM
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GRADUATE STUDENTS EXHIBITION 2018 May 1, 2018 - May 17, 2018
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-709-3636
Works are presented from Professor Rinaldi's portfolio class of PSC graduating students. Each student is asked to choose his or her best work for exhibition. Students design both the postcard and exhibition poster. Reception: Wednesday May 2, 12-2PM
M-Th 9AM-3PM; W-Th 5-7PM
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PRAIRIE STATE COLLEGE SPRING STUDENT EXHIBIT May 1, 2018 - May 17, 2018
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-709-3636
This exhibition features our graduating students, as well as exceptional work by other art students from the past year.
M-Th 9AM-3PM; W-Th 4PM-7PM
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MVCC JURIED STUDENT ART EXHIBITION May 1, 2018 - May 18, 2018
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 Community College 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 postcards competition.
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
Visit Website c d
VOGT ART RECEPTION - SCHOOL DISTRICT 146 May 2, 2018
Vogt Visual Arts Center
17420 South 67th Court, Tinley Park, IL
708-614-6503
VVAC Gallery Hours: Tu 7-9PM; W 4-7PM; Th 11AM-2PM & 7-9PM; F 11AM-3PM; Sa 11AM-4PM
5:30-7:30PM
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SWAP O RAMA FLEA MARKET (W, SA-SU) May 2, 2018 - May 30, 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
DOLTON FLEA MARKET May 2, 2018 - May 30, 2018
The Dolton Bazaar
14900 Greenwood Road (South Lot), Next to Melanie Fitness Center, Dolton, IL
708-201-2960
Come participate in Dolton's Flea Market and Community Bazaar featuring deals on EVERYTHING! Early bird specials available for vendors.
W, F & Sa 8AM-2PM
Visit Website ag d o
BOOMER TOYS AND DOLLS (W, SA) May 2, 2018 - May 30, 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
LOTTON ART GLASS SPRING OPEN HOUSE May 4, 2018 - May 5, 2018
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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HEALTH & BUSINESS EXPO May 5, 2018
Alan B. Shepard High School
13049 Ridgeland Avenue, Palos Heights, IL
708-480-3025
Visit and meet with over 50 local businesses and vendors. Activities may include blood pressure screenings, prescription drop off and more.
W-Th 12-5PM; F 12-6PM; Reception 2/28/14 6-9PM
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FARMERS MARKET - PARK FOREST May 5, 2018 - May 26, 2018
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 - PALOS HEIGHTS May 9, 2018 - May 30, 2018
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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SECOND HAND TREASURES GARAGE SALE May 12, 2018
White Water Canyon Parking Lot
8221 West 171st Street, Tinley Park, IL
708-342-4200
One man’s junk is another man’s treasure! Get the family together to do a little spring cleaning, get rid of those white elephants taking up room and gathering dust and sell those difficult-to-part-with “treasures” at the Annual Second Hand Treasures Garage Sale. It will take place in the White Water Canyon Parking lot. Exhibits are open to the public at no charge.
8:30AM-1:30PM
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FETCHING MARKET AT HISTORIC FORD HANGAR May 18, 2018 - May 19, 2018
Lansing Municipal Airport
Historic Ford Hangar, 3239 Glenwood Lansing Road, Lansing, IL
708-351-9124
Quality Vintage and Handmade Artisan Market. 75 creatives from across the Midwest come together in an Historic Hangar built by Henry Ford in 1927. Join us for gourmet foods, local brews & cocktails and live music. Advance tickets on our site $5. $6 at the door. 12 and under free.
F 5-9PM; Sa 10AM-5PM
Visit Website $ c d
YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU May 18, 2018 - May 20, 2018
McCarthy Recreation Building
16801 South 80th Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-342-4200
Come see our teen play! Have fun with the many eccentric behaviors, zany characters and along the way, we'll discover an amazing truth about the human condition. $8/person
F 8:30PM; Sa 7PM; Su 4:30PM
Visit Website $ c d
SNOW WHITE & THE 7 DWARFS May 18, 2018 - May 20, 2018
McCarthy Recreation Building
16801 South 80th Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-342-4200
The wonderful world of the Brothers Grimm is brought to life in this delightful adaptation. This production will be cast with children ages 9-18 who have never had a large or leading role in a play, anywhere, giving them a unique opportunity; no previous acting experience necessary. $8/person
F 6PM; Sa 4:30PM; Su 2PM
Visit Website $ c d
HOMEWOOD'S RAIL FEST May 19, 2018
Homewood Flossmoor Park District Auditorium
2010 Chestnut Road, Homewood, IL
708-798-3000
Homewood Rail Fest, featuring running model train layouts, model train vendors, crafts, food, and trackless train ride! Fun for the Entire Family and Rail Historians.
9AM-3PM
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LOVE THE PARK FINE ARTS FAIR May 19, 2018 - May 20, 2018
Palos Park Village Green
8901 West 123rd Street, Palos Park, IL
708-671-3760
Each day you’ll see fine wines, craft beers, different food trucks, community art projects and a variety of entertainment. Saturday is themed: Art and the Automobile. Rare and unique autos are paraded to the Village Green and displayed amongst the artists. Sunday is themed: Art and the Family. Activities to include Chalk Art, Mural Painting, Face Painting, Make it - Take it Art, plus much more. The event is FREE to the public with ample parking on site.
Sa 10AM-5PM; Su 12-5PM
Visit Website c d o
SPORTS CARDS AND MORE SHOW May 20, 2018
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-334-4237
9AM-2PM
Visit Website $ d s
GAELIC PARK IRISH FEST May 25, 2018 - May 28, 2018
Chicago Gaelic Park
6119 West 147th Street, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-9323
Irish Fest brings together the best in Irish music from America, Canada and Europe. In addition to all of the music, there will be Irish sports, dancing, theatre & story-telling, a petting zoo, Irish dogs and ponies, Irish import stores. For the little people there are magicians, puppets, jugglers, clowns and most importantly, unlimited carnival rides are included in the admission price. Free parking on site.
F 4-11PM; Sa-Su 2-11PM; M 1-8PM
Visit Website $ c d f h o
FARMERS MARKET - HOMEWOOD May 26, 2018
Martin Avenue Square
18020 Martin Avenue, Homewood, IL
708-798-3000
Meet your family and friends at Homewood’s farmers market, a true regional market! Enjoy fresh produce, prepared foods, flowers, entertainment and much more!
Sa 8AM-1PM
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DOLTON FLEA MARKET Jun 1, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018
The Dolton Bazaar
14900 Greenwood Road (South Lot), Next to Melanie Fitness Center, Dolton, IL
708-201-2960
Come participate in Dolton's Flea Market and Community Bazaar featuring deals on EVERYTHING! Early bird specials available for vendors.
W, F & Sa 8AM-2PM
Visit Website ag d o




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