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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
p Parade


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
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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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EARTH, WIND AND FIRE EVENT Apr 27, 2019
McCarthy Park
16801 South 80th Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-342-4200
Celebrate Earth Day with hands-on games and activities. The Wind will be blowing at the kite fly on McCarthy Field, bring a kite to fly and fill the sky with spring colors! Stop by the warming bonfire to roast some tasty marshmallows.
10AM-12PM
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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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MAPLD FANFEST Apr 27, 2019
Matteson Area Public Library District
801 School Avenue, Matteson, IL
708-748-4431
Join us in celebrating everything fandom at the library’s first ever comic convention, MAPLD FanFest! The day-long event will include cosplayers roaming the library as your favorite heroes and villains, with giveaways and raffles throughout the day. There will be programs for all ages and will include: various presenters and workshops, a cosplay and video game tournament, alongside fun and educational workshops. Over 20+ artists/vendors will showcase their products and art work.
10AM-4PM
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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
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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
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SWAP O RAMA FLEA MARKET (W, SA-SU) May 1, 2019 - May 26, 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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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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FARMERS MARKET - PARK FOREST May 4, 2019 - May 25, 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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VOGT ART RECEPTION - SCHOOL DISTRICT 146 May 8, 2019
Vogt Visual Arts Center
17420 South 67th Court, Tinley Park, IL
708-342-4200
During the month of May, we will proudly exhibit the artwork of our area high schools. Always an impressive showing by Victor J. Andrew, Tinley Park and Lincoln Way East, West and Central High Schools. Light refreshments will be served.
5:30-6:30PM
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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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GIANT GARAGE SALE May 11, 2019
White Water Canyon Parking Lot
8221 West 171st Street, Tinley Park, IL
708-342-4200
One man’s junk is another man’s treasure! It will take place in the White Water Canyon Parking lot. Exhibits are open to the public at no charge.
7:30-9:30PM
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MOTHER'S DAY TEA May 11, 2019
Yunker Farm
10824 West LaPorte Road, Mokena, IL
708-390-2401
Spend a memorable day enjoying tea, brunch and a craft with your Mother. Each family will create a teacup garden to take home. Registration deadline: April 27. No refunds for this event. (Event location may change). $15R/$18NR per person
10:30AM-12PM
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FARMERS MARKET - PALOS HEIGHTS May 15, 2019 - May 29, 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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CHICAGOLAND LIONEL RAILROAD CLUB OPEN HOUSE May 18, 2019
The Chicagoland Lionel Railroad Club
1311 South Schoolhouse Road, Unit 4, New Lenox, IL
815-485-2588
Tour the Midwest's largest O scale train layout. The museum quality layout is second to none. Take our online tour and see for yourself.
9AM-3PM
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HOMEWOOD'S RAIL FEST May 18, 2019
Homewood Flossmoor Park District Auditorium
2010 Chestnut Road, Homewood, IL
708-798-3000
Come out for all things trains at Homewood’s annual Rail Fest. Enjoy train layouts, train memorabilia, food vendors, ride a trackless train, and live music.
9AM-3PM
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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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HOMEWOOD'S PUBLIC WORKS OPEN HOUSE May 18, 2019
Public Works Building
17755 Ashland Avenue, Homewood, IL
708-798-3000
Spend the afternoon learning about Homewood’s Public Works Department. Activities include interactive equipment operations, building tour, food, crafts, games, and more!
11AM-2PM
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Art Festival May 18, 2019 - May 19, 2019
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
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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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FARMERS MARKET - HOMEWOOD May 25, 2019
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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MARKET AT THE PARK May 30, 2019
Crescent Park
143rd Street Metra Station, 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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KDS COLLECTIBLE COIN & CURRENCY SHOW Jun 1, 2019
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone, IL
708-670-3469
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FARMERS MARKET - PARK FOREST Jun 1, 2019 - Jun 29, 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 Jun 1, 2019 - Jun 29, 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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SWAP O RAMA FLEA MARKET (W, SA-SU) Jun 1, 2019 - Jun 30, 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
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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