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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 Cultural 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


BENCHES ON THE AVENUE Jul 1, 2018 - Jul 31, 2018
Along Oak Park Avenue from 172nd to 176th
Tinley Park, IL
708-444-5678
This award-winning public art program features benches that showcase the unique and colorful designs of professional and amateur artists. This year's theme is Treasured Family Musicals.
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STUDIO CONVERSATIONS Jul 2, 2018 - Jul 19, 2018
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-709-3636
Works by Mary Bookwalter, Carol Weber and Janice Meister. This is an exhibition of three sisters who have for years collectively discussed and critiqued their art.
M-Th 9AM-4PM; W & Th 5-7PM
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CRETE CRUISE NIGHT Jul 2, 2018 - Jul 30, 2018
Downtown Main Street
Crete, IL
708-672-9216
Pre - 1986 Cars and Trucks
M 5-8PM
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GALLERY 2018 JURIED COMMUNITY ART EXHIBITION Jul 2, 2018 - Jul 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
The local community is invited to submit artworks for this annual juried exhibition with cash prizes for the “Best of Show” artwork.
M-Th 9AM-4:30PM
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DOWNTOWN TINLEY CRUISE NIGHTS Jul 3, 2018 - Jul 31, 2018
Along Oak Park Avenue from 171st to 173rd Streets
Tinley Park, IL
708-532-2333
Are you a classic car or hotrod owner or fan? Show them off or just view them! Food and beverages available.
Tu 5-9PM
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FARMERS MARKET - PALOS HEIGHTS Jul 4, 2018 - Jul 25, 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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STEPPIN' AT THE FOUNTAIN Jul 4, 2018 - Jul 25, 2018
Historic Dolton Fountain
14014 Park Avenue, Dolton, IL
708-201-2960
Each week, community members and people from all around are invited to enjoy smooth jazz, great food and dance the night away.
W 7-10PM
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BOOMER TOYS AND DOLLS (W, SA) Jul 4, 2018 - Jul 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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FRIDAYS ON THE GREEN Jul 6, 2018 - Jul 27, 2018
Breidert Green
Kansas & White Streets, Frankfort, IL
815-469-2177
Sponsored by the Frankfort Public Library for youngster related entertainment (puppet shows, story telling, etc.). Enjoy the entertainment, bring a picnic lunch or visit one of our downtown restaurants.
F 10-11AM
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SUMMER NIGHTS Jul 6, 2018 - Jul 28, 2018
Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL
708-688-8000
Our summertime event is back for a fourth season (4-9PM Friday and Saturday Nights). Enjoy Brookfield Zoo in a new light with cooler evening weather, enhanced dining, beer and wine garden, live music, roaming performers, kid entertainment, and a new laser light show, all surrounded by wildlife and nature.
F & Sa 4-9PM
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FRANKFORT BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL Jul 14, 2018 - Jul 15, 2018
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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ORLAND PARK THEATRE TROUPE PRESENTS: TOUCHTONE M FOR MURDER Jul 14, 2018 - Jul 15, 2018
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-403-7275
Please join us for the Orland Park Theatre Troupe’s presentation of “TOUCHTONE “M” FOR MURDER” by Craig Sodaro, Directed by Frann Carnivele. The story of Sam Slade, a famous (although rather inept) detective, that needs the help of the audience to solve this delightful mystery. Fee includes admission ticket, hors d’oeuvres, and dessert. A cash bar will also be available. FEE: $25 Adult
Sa-7PM; Su-3PM
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MARILYN MANSON/ROB ZOMBIE Jul 15, 2018
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
312-559-1212
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MOKENA'S FESTA ITALIANA Jul 15, 2018
Metra Lot
Wolf Road & Front Street, Mokena, IL
773-778-8586
A family festival in Mokena including food, entertainment, kids programs, and more. We include a religious procession in the morning. $10 admission
11AM-7PM
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TUESDAY CONCERT IN THE PARK Jul 17, 2018
Kasey Meadow Park
8047 West 91st Place, Hickory Hills, IL
708-598-1233
Bring your lawn chair and enjoy a concert in the park. Concessions will be available.
7-8:30PM
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MAIN STREET NIGHTS Jul 18, 2018
Downtown Park Forest
Main Street & Cunningham Boulevard, Park Forest, IL
708-748-2005
Grab a blanket and position yourself in the Park Forest Downtown Village Green (Cunningham and Main Streets) for seven FREE nights of entertainment, rain or shine! Vendors on hand selling food and drinks! The evening starts at 6:30 p.m. with an opening act followed by the showcased entertainment. In case of rain, performances will be moved to Dining on the Green, 349 Main Street. For weather related changes or cancellations, please call 283-5647, for general inquiries, 748-2005.
6:30PM: Spotlight on park Forest 7:30PM: Southland Jazz Ensemble with Ava Logan & Saalik Ziyad
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THE WINTER'S TALE Jul 19, 2018
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Outdoors at the Gateway, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Shakespeare wrote The Winter’s Tale after completing his great tragedies, and this rarely performed play introduced the world to a new genre: the “Problem Play.” A delusional and paranoid king tears his family apart, but the struggle for redemption yields flickers of hope. A play that mixes comedy, tragedy, adventure, and fantasy, The Winter’s Tale is unlike any other Shakespearean drama. As usual, Shakespeare explores universal themes such as jealousy, pride and forgiveness.
Th-Sa 7PM; Su 3PM
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PALOS HEIGHTS CLASSIC CAR SHOW Jul 19, 2018
123rd to 125th Harlem Avenue
Palos Heights, IL
708-334-4848
Car show on Harlem ave both sides A fund raiser for beautification committee 450 cars live band and lots of restaurants $10 donation for cars
5-9PM
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CHRISTMAS IN JULY & FROZEN VIEWING Jul 19, 2018
Outdoor Bandshell - Recreation Center
8125 West 171st Street, Tinley Park, IL
708-342-4200
Come out and enjoy a meet and greet with Olaf and Anna! We will also have games and activities for the kids as well as a showing of the movie Frozen.
7-10PM
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THIRD FRIDAY FLICKS Jul 20, 2018
Zabrocki Plaza
17375 Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-444-5678
Enjoy a musical sing-a-long movie under the stars. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Check the website for more details.
Dusk
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FRIDAYS AFTER FIVE Jul 20, 2018
New Lenox Village Commons
1 Veterans Parkway, New Lenox, IL
815-462-6400
Fridays After Five will bring food trucks and live music to the New Lenox Village Commons on select Friday evenings during the Summer.
5:30-9PM
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MUSIC ALLIANCE FESTIVAL Jul 20, 2018 - Jul 22, 2018
Franson Park
317 West 145th Street, Riverdale, IL
312-798-9341
Live music, DJs, Bands, Techno, EDM, Jazz, Blues, Latin, Dusties
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MUSIC WITH A MESSAGE Jul 21, 2018
The Shrine of Christ's Passion
10630 Wicker Avenue, St. John, IN, IL
A night of inspiring music and prayer, featuring Britt Edwards and the PJ Anderson Band
7:30PM
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WARPED TOUR Jul 21, 2018
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
312-559-1212
10AM
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CONCERT IN THE PARK Jul 22, 2018
Crescent Park
9705 West 142nd Street, Orland Park, IL
708-403-7275
Bring out the blankets, lawn chairs, a picnic and enjoy a concert in the park.
7:30PM
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TUESDAY CONCERT IN THE PARK Jul 24, 2018
Kasey Meadow Park
8047 West 91st Place, Hickory Hills, IL
708-598-1233
Bring your lawn chair & enjoy a concert in the park. Concessions will be available
7-8:30PM
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MAIN STREET NIGHTS Jul 25, 2018
Downtown Park Forest
Main Street & Cunningham Boulevard, Park Forest, IL
708-748-2005
Grab a blanket and position yourself in the Park Forest Downtown Village Green (Cunningham and Main Streets) for seven FREE nights of entertainment, rain or shine! Vendors on hand selling food and drinks! The evening starts at 6:30 p.m. with an opening act followed by the showcased entertainment. In case of rain, performances will be moved to Dining on the Green, 349 Main Street. For weather related changes or cancellations, please call 283-5647, for general inquiries, 748-2005.
6:30PM: SIDESWIPE - Martial Arts Performance Team 7:30PM: Billy Elton
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THURSDAY'S IN THE PARK - BAND BILLY ELTON Jul 26, 2018
Outdoor Bandshell - Recreation Center
8125 West 171st Street, Tinley Park, IL
708-342-4200
Bring your picnic basket, lawn chair or blanket and join us every Thursday from June 28 through August 16!
7PM
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NIALL HORAN Jul 26, 2018
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
312-559-1212
7PM
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GODSMACK Jul 27, 2018
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
312-559-1212
6:45PM
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