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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.

Please click here to view our blog and to find out the latest information about what is happening this weekend in the Chicago Southland.



 
Agricultural / Food / Harvest
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Expo / Consumer Show
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Holiday Celebrations
 
Outdoor Activities
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Sports Events
 
Workshops / Seminars



Below are the next 30 upcoming Fair 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


CRUISIN' INTO LOCKPORT Jun 4, 2018 - Jun 25, 2018
Central Square
222 East Ninth Street, Lockport, IL
815-838-1183
FREE event featuring cars from all different eras. Enjoy our music and farmers market as you browse!
M Farmers Market: 4-8PM; Band 4:30-8:30PM
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HOMER COMMUNITY FESTIVAL Jun 21, 2018 - Jun 24, 2018
Homer Township Road District
14500 West 151st Street, 151st Street & Creme Road, Homer Glen, IL
708-301-0632
Four days of festival fun, live music, great food, beer tent, and carnival. Fireworks on Thursday, June 21. Parade on Saturday, June 23.
Th-3PM-12AM; F-5PM-12AM; Sa-2PM-12AM; Su-2-8PM
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BEER ON THE GREEN BREWFEST Jun 23, 2018
Lincolnshire Country Club
390 East Richton Road, Crete, IL
708-672-3000
This inaugural festival will showcase local Illinois craft breweries, tasty small bites and live music. The event will be held rain or shine. Tickets are $50 and include all you can eat and drink, plus a souvenir glass.
3-7PM
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HICKORY HILLS ANNUAL STREET FAIR Jun 23, 2018 - Jun 24, 2018
91st-95th Street on Roberts Road
Hickory Hills, IL
708-598-1233
There will be rides & attractions from noon-4pm at Kasey Meadow Park. Tickets for rides can be purchased the day of event. Some other attraction will include arts & crafts vendors, food vendors and entertainment.
12-4PM
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THUNDER OVER MIDLOTHIAN Jun 29, 2018
Memorial Park
145th & Homan, Midlothian, IL
708-371-6191
Thunder Over Midlothian is a small festival that features food, beer garden, music, carnival games and fireworks.
6-10PM
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BEECHER 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION Jun 30, 2018
Firemen's Park
675 Penfield Street, Beecher, IL
708-946-2261
Carnival, food, raffles, live music, beer tent, bingo! Parade on July 4th. Something for everyone -- bring the entire family!
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BEECHER 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION Jul 1, 2018 - Jul 4, 2018
Firemen's Park
675 Penfield Street, Beecher, IL
708-946-2261
Carnival, food, raffles, live music, beer tent, bingo! Parade on July 4th. Something for everyone -- bring the entire family!
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CRUISIN' INTO LOCKPORT Jul 2, 2018 - Jul 30, 2018
Central Square
222 East Ninth Street, Lockport, IL
815-838-1183
FREE event featuring cars from all different eras. Enjoy our music and farmers market as you browse!
M Farmers Market: 4-8PM; Bands 4:30-8:30PM
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OAK FEST Jul 3, 2018 - Jul 8, 2018
159th & Central Avenue
Oak Forest, IL
630-306-7516
The Oak Fest Committee is proud to give Oak Forest the Best Fest on the Southside! Remember that every dollar raised goes right back to the community!! Food, rides and fun...Oak Fest offers it all!
Tu 6-8PM; W 3-6PM; Th 6-8PM; F 6-8PM; Sa 3-6PM; Su 12-3pm
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4TH OF JULY WE THE PEOPLE FEST Jul 4, 2018
Glenwoodie Golf Club
19301 South State Street, Glenwood, IL
708-757-2318
Festivities will take place in the south parking lot at Glenwoodie. Spend the day with us in Glenwood, IL for great food, live music from The Muddsharks and fun for the whole family. Interested in becoming a vendor? Please contact Katie at 708-757-2318.
4-8PM
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IPO @ RAVISLOE Jul 11, 2018
Ravisloe Country Club
18231 Park Avenue, Homewood, IL
708-481-7774
Enjoy small ensemble performances by Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra's string, brass, and wind members, along with a jazz quintet. Tickets from $30 in advance.
7-9PM
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FRIENDSHIP FESTIVAL Jul 12, 2018 - Jul 15, 2018
Moraine Valley Community College
88th Avenue & 107th Street, Palos Hills, IL
708-430-4500
Come join us for a fun filled weekend filled with a carnival, kids entertainment, adult bands, and fireworks.
Th 6-10:30PM; F 6PM-12AM; Sa 12PM-12AM; Su 1-10:30PM
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RIDGE FEST 2018 Jul 26, 2018 - Jul 29, 2018
Freedom Park
6252 Birmingham Avenue, Chicago Ridge, IL
708-425-7700
Annual festival with national bands/acts, diverse ethnic food vendors, huge carnival, arts and crafts, special guest and children's entertainment.
Th 5:30-10:30PM; F 5:30-11:30PM; Sa 3-11:30PM; Su 2-10:30PM
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PROUD AMERICAN DAYS Jul 26, 2018 - Jul 29, 2018
Route 30 Corridor
601 East Lincoln Highway, New Lenox, IL
815-485-3584
Welcome to Proud American Days 2018 sponsored by the New Lenox Community Park District. This event offers live music, a carnival, food trucks, a First Responder and Military Tribute and many different events for all ages.
Th-F 5:30PM-Midnight; Sa 9AM-Midnight; Su 11AM-Midnight
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IPO @ RAVISLOE Jul 27, 2018
Ravisloe Country Club
18231 Park Avenue, Homewood, IL
708-481-7774
Enjoy small ensemble performances by Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra's string, brass, and wind members, along with a jazz quintet. Tickets from $30 in advance.
7-9PM
Visit Website $ c f
CRUISIN' INTO LOCKPORT Aug 6, 2018 - Aug 27, 2018
Central Square
222 East Ninth Street, Lockport, IL
815-838-1183
FREE event featuring cars from all different eras. Enjoy our music and farmers market as you browse!
M Farmers Market: 4-8PM Band: 4:30-8:30PM
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NATIONAL NIGHT OUT/CONCERT Aug 7, 2018
Kasey Meadow Park
8047 West 91st Place, Hickory Hills, IL
708-598-1233
Come on out to National Night Out. Activities start at 6PM with face painting & balloon sculptures. Concert starts at 6:30PM. Concessions will be available.
6-8:30PM
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IPO @ RAVISLOE Aug 8, 2018
Ravisloe Country Club
18231 Park Avenue, Homewood, IL
708-481-7774
Enjoy small ensemble performances by Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra's string, brass, and wind members, along with a jazz quintet. Tickets from $30 in advance.
7-9PM
Visit Website $ c f
FARM & BARN FEST Aug 11, 2018
Yunker Farm
10824 LaPorte Road, Mokena, IL
708-390-2401
Spend the day at Historic Yunker Farm. From 10am-5pm you’ll enjoy delicious food, kid’s activities, horse rides, petting zoo, horseshoeing and blacksmithing demonstrations, old-fashioned contests for kids of all ages, Flea Market and in the evening a Country Concert from 5-11pm.
10AM-11PM
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BACK TO SCHOOL FUN FAIR Aug 16, 2018
Outdoor Bandshell - Recreation Center
8125 West 171st Street, Tinley Park, IL
708-342-4200
Come celebrate the end of summer with a performance by School of Rock, games, selfie station, raffles and movie featuring Monsters University!
6:30-10PM
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IPO @ RAVISLOE Aug 22, 2018
Ravisloe Country Club
18231 Park Avenue, Homewood, IL
708-481-7774
Enjoy small ensemble performances by Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra's string, brass, and wind members, along with a jazz quintet. Tickets from $30 in advance.
7-9PM
Visit Website $ c f
WILL COUNTY FAIR Aug 22, 2018 - Aug 26, 2018
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone, IL
708-258-9359
Our local fair includes livestock judging as well as arts and crafts judging. Free family entertainment tent. Carnival, food, grandstand entertainment and commercial exhibits and a beer tent.
7AM-12AM
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WORTH DAYS FEST Aug 23, 2018 - Aug 26, 2018
Altman Park
11500 South Beloit Avenue, Worth, IL
708-448-7080
Worth Days will consist of a Carnival, Beer Garden, Live Music, Kids Entertainment, Food tents, Crafters/Business Vendors and more! Free-&5 for Festival
Th Carnival only 6-10PM; F 6-11PM; Sa 1-11PM; Su 1-10PM
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TASTE OF THORNTON TOWNSHIP Aug 25, 2018
South Suburban College
15800 State Street, South Holland, IL
705-596-6040 x3168
Annual Taste of Thornton, featuring top musical talent, free rides for kids, wide variety of food vendors & craft vendors. All are welcome
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ROBBINS BACK-TO-SCHOOL FESTIVAL Aug 31, 2018
Community Center
13800 Trumball Avenue, Robbins, IL
708-385-8940
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ROBBINS BACK-TO-SCHOOL FESTIVAL Sep 1, 2018 - Sep 2, 2018
Community Center
13800 Trumball Avenue, Robbins, IL
708-385-8940
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OLD TIMES FAMILY PICNIC Sep 2, 2018
Central Park Grounds
15601 South Central Avenue, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-7270
Entertainment, Games, Petting Zoo and Pony Ride, Beanbag and Water Balloon Tournaments, Concessions Available and More!
12PM-dusk
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FALL ON THE GREEN FESTIVAL Sep 7, 2018 - Sep 9, 2018
Village Green
9446 Raymond Avenue, 94th & Cook Avenue, Oak Lawn, IL
708-499-7837
Oak Lawn’s Fall On the Green Festival celebrates the beginning of autumn by bringing joy to the south suburbs on the Village Green located near 95th Street and Cook Avenue. Fall On the Green has grown into the one of the biggest and most popular outdoor festivals in the Southland, traditionally falling on the first weekend after Labor Day in September. Admission and rides are entirely free. (Sorry, no pets allowed.) This event features Bingo, entertainment, food tent, inflatables for kids, climbing wall, eurobungy, new car show, and so much more!
F 6PM-12AM; Sa 11AM-12AM; Su 11AM-8PM
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MONEE FALL FEST Sep 7, 2018 - Sep 9, 2018
Firemen's Park
5162 West Court Street, Monee, IL
708-534-8302
Carnival, Bands, Food, Fireworks, Classic Car Show, Beer Tent, Family Entertainment and more! Community Wide Garage Sale. Special Needs Day on 09/09/18. This 3 day event has something for everyone.
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AUTUMN IN THE PARK FESTIVAL Sep 14, 2018 - Sep 15, 2018
Village Green
8901 West 123rd Street, Palos Park, IL
708-671-3760
Free Parking and admission - Fun for the whole family. Live Music - Food - Drinks - Parade - BBQ competition - Kids Fun Zone and more!
F 5-11PM; Sa 11:30AM-11PM
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