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Click Here to View Our Interactive VideoWith 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 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


2019 ORLAND TOWNE CENTER SPRING CARNIVAL Apr 8, 2019 - Apr 21, 2019
Orland Towne Center
9400 West 159th Street, Orland Hills, IL
708-349-7211
A Spring Carnival which will be held in the Orland Hills Towne Center that will consist of amusement rides, games, food and refreshments for the family.
M-F 4pm-12pm, Sa & Su 12pm-12am
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36TH ANNUAL FREE SOUTHLAND HEALTH FAIR May 4, 2019
Matteson Community Center
20642 Matteson Avenue, Matteson, IL
708-915-6857
36th Annual Free SouthLand Health Fair. Offering discounted lab work as well as Free screenings for breast, arthritis, skin. Mini massages and much more.
9AM-1PM
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FAN FEST: FANS UNITE May 4, 2019
Oak Lawn Public Library
9427 South Raymond Avenue, Oak Lawn, IL
708-422-4990
An all ages celebration of pop culture and Free Comic Book Day! Cosplay Showcase & Cosplay Contest (all ages) Featuring: Exhibition hall with boutiques, comics and illustrators Face painting Kids’ crafts and activities Panelists (Doctor Who, Outlander and Intro to Dungeons & Dragons) Performances Photo booth
9AM-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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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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HOMEWOOD'S ARTISAN STREET FAIR Jun 7, 2019 - Jun 8, 2019
Martin Avenue
Downtown Homewood Martin Avenue & Ridge Road, Homewood, IL
708-798-3000
Homewood’s Artisan Street Fair two day event features unique artisans, activities for all ages, live music, and delicious foods from the Chicagoland area.
F 4-9PM; Sa 10AM-6PM
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PEOTONE BLOCK PARTY Jun 14, 2019 - Jun 15, 2019
Downtown Peotone
101 North Second Street, Peotone, IL
708-258-9450
Friday Adults Night: Entertainment Tent & Food Vendors Saturday: Entertainment Tent, Inflatables, Dunk Tank, Gaming Trucks, Foam Pit, Bean Bag Tournament, Car Show, Food Vendors and Craft/Business Booths.
F 4-10PM; Sa 12-11PM
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HOMER COMMUNITY FESTIVAL Jun 20, 2019 - Jun 23, 2019
Homer Township Road District
14500 West 151st Street, Homer Glen, IL
708-301-0632
Four days of festival fun, live music, great food, beer tent, and carnival. Fireworks on Thursday, June 20.
Th-3-11PM; F-5PM-12AM; Sa-2PM-12AM; Su-12-8PM
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HICKORY HILLS ANNUAL STREET FAIR Jun 30, 2019
91st-95th Street on Roberts Road
Hickory Hills, IL
708-598-4200
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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PLAY DAY IN THE COMMONS Jun 30, 2019
New Lenox Village Commons
1 Veterans Parkway, New Lenox, IL
815-462-6400
The Village Commons will be full of tons of ways for kids to play, including bounce houses, character visits, stage entertainment, and more!
12-4PM
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BEECHER FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION Jul 3, 2019
Firemen's Park
673 Penfield Street, Beecher, IL
708-946-2261
Carnival, food, raffles, live music, beer tent, bingo. Parade and fireworks on July 4th. Something for everyone - bring the entire family!
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OAK FEST Jul 3, 2019 - Jul 7, 2019
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 CELEBRATION WITH FUN FUN FUN DJS Jul 4, 2019
Mokena Main Park
10925 LaPorte Road, Mokena, IL
708-479-2468
Join Fun Fun DJ at Main Park for free kids activities before the fireworks at the 4th of July Celebration.
6:30-8:30PM
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INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION Jul 4, 2019
New Lenox Village Commons
101 Veterans Parkway, New Lenox, IL
815-462-6400
Celebrate Independence Day in the Village Commons with live music, children's activities, and an amazing display of fireworks.
6PM
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FRIENDSHIP FESTIVAL Jul 11, 2019 - Jul 14, 2019
Moraine Valley Community College
88th Avenue & 107th Street, Palos Hills, IL
708-430-4500
Carnival, arts and crafts, kids entertainment, bands, food vendors, Sunday car show. Free admission and parking.
Th 6-10:30PM; F 6PM-12AM; Sa 12PM-12AM; Su 1-10:30PM
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KIDS DAY Jul 13, 2019
Firemen's Park
5162 Court Street, Monee, IL
708-534-8302
Free Kids event with jumpies, watermelon eating contest, face painting and more!
10AM-12PM
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RIDGEFEST Jul 25, 2019 - Jul 28, 2019
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 25, 2019 - Jul 28, 2019
Festival Grounds
601 East Lincoln Highway, New Lenox, IL
815-485-3584
Live music, a carnival, food trucks and more!
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KIDFEST BACK TO SCHOOL EVENT Jul 27, 2019
Family Christian Health Center
31 West 155th Street, Harvey, IL
708-596-5177
Back to school health fair. Discounted school physicals and dental exams. Public Aid welcome. Please bring immunization records. Health Fair, family activities, resource tent for both adults and children, games and complementary lunch. No residency restrictions.
9AM-1PM
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FARM & BARN FEST Aug 10, 2019
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 15, 2019
Republic Bank Band Shell
8125 West 171st Street, Tinley Park, IL
708-342-4200
It's almost time to go back to school, but you still have a few days! Let's celebrate the end of summer with a performance by Scribble Monsters, games galore, a selfie station and more!
6-8PM
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LYNWOOD FEST Aug 17, 2019
Liberty Memorial Park
3107 Glenwood Dyer Road, Lynwood, IL
708-758-6101
Come Join the FUN!!! Fun for kids of ALL ages. Petting Zoo, Bouncy Houses, Food Vendors, Best Fire Works in the South Suburbs.
2:30PM-12AM
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WILL COUNTY FAIR Aug 21, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019
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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21ST ANNUAL BACK TO SCHOOL FESTIVAL Aug 30, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019
Robbins Community Center
13800 South Trumbull Avenue, Robbins, IL
708-385-8940
Robbins 21st Annual Back to School Festival and Parade
F 12-5:30PM; Sa 7AM-11:30AM; Su 7AM-12:30PM
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FRANKFORT FALL FESTIVAL Aug 31, 2019
Downtown Historical Frankfort
Between Kansas & White Streets, Frankfort, IL
815-469-3356
Join us Labor Day weekend, when over 250,000 visitors will gather to view the hand craftsmanship of over 300 artisans from all over the United States.
Sa-Su 10AM-6PM; M 10AM-5PM
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OLD TIMES FAMILY PICNIC Sep 1, 2019
Central Park Grounds
15601 South Central Avenue, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-7270
Annual Labor Day Fun-Filled Event • Entertainment • Relaxing on Picnic Grounds • Booth Games • Dancing • Food and beverages for purchase • Music • Beanbag and Water Balloon Tournaments • Children’s Rides • Children’s Races • Family, Friends and Neighbors
12PM-dusk
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21ST ANNUAL BACK TO SCHOOL FESTIVAL Sep 1, 2019
Robbins Community Center
13800 South Trumbull Avenue, Robbins, IL
708-385-8940
Robbins 21st Annual Back to School Festival and Parade
F 12-5:30PM; Sa 7AM-11:30AM; Su 7AM-12:30PM
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FRANKFORT FALL FESTIVAL Sep 1, 2019 - Sep 2, 2019
Downtown Historical Frankfort
Between Kansas & White Streets, Frankfort, IL
815-469-3356
Join us Labor Day weekend, when over 250,000 visitors will gather to view the hand craftsmanship of over 300 artisans from all over the United States.
Sa-Su 10AM-6PM; M 10AM-5PM
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TINLEY PARK OKTOBERFEST Sep 6, 2019 - Sep 8, 2019
80TH Avenue Metra Station
18001 S. 80th Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-532-5700
The Tinley Park Oktoberfest is one of the only festivals in the South Chicagoland area that most resembles the traditional Oktoberfest held in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. Attendees can expect authentic German Food, Bavarian dancing, music, carnival, and Oktoberfest beers from Tinley Park Brewers, and one of Germany’s featured Oktoberfest Brewers, Paulaner.
F 5-10PM Sa 1-10PM Su 1-6PM
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MONEE FALL FEST Sep 6, 2019 - Sep 8, 2019
Firemen's Park
5162 West Court Street, Monee, IL
708-534-8302
Join Monee for it's Annual Monee Fall Fest! Carnival Rides, Parade, Live Bands, Beer Tent, Food, Vendor Booths and More.
12-11PM
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