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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 Holiday 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


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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EASTER BRUNCH Apr 21, 2019
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL
708-444-1100
$32/Adult $15/Children 12 & Under
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EASTER CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH Apr 21, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago - Alsip & Allgauer’s
5000 West 127th Street, Alsip, IL
708-389-1003
Enjoy Allgauer’s Spectacular Easter Sunday Champagne Brunch featuring: Carving Stations with Leg of Lamb • Bone-In Ham • Prime Rib of Beef, Breakfast Favorites, Omelet Stations, Oyster Bar, Snow Crab Legs, Assorted Desserts, Champagne & More! Seniors 65+: $36.99; Adults: $39.95; Children 4-12: $19.95; Children 3 & under free
10:30AM-2:30PM
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EARTH DAY & ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION 2019 Apr 27, 2019
Oak View Center
4625 West 110th Street, Oak Lawn, IL
708-857-2200
Citizen science groups will educate participants about nature and conservation. Tree Climb, scavenger hunt, plant sale, tree planting demo, raffles, and more!
10AM-2PM
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CINCO DE MAYO May 4, 2019
Posen Civic Center
14401 South Campbell Avenue, Posen, IL
708-388-8797
$20 at the door; $15 before April 20th; 10 years and under free. Car show, Banda, Grupo, DJ, refreshments & food.
6-11PM
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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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MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH May 12, 2019
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL
708-444-1100
$32/Adult $15/Children 12 & Under
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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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MEMORIAL DAY REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY May 27, 2019
Palos Park Recreation Center
8901 West 123rd Street, Palos Park, IL
708-671-3760
Remember our fallen heroes. They are the reason that we are free! Orland Palos VFW Post 2604
1PM
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MEMORIAL DAY PARADE May 27, 2019
Old Matteson
3625 West 215th Street, Matteson, IL
708-283-4776
The American Legion Post 474 and the Village of Matteson are sponsoring the Memorial Day Parade. For further information or to have your group, club or organization participate please call Rick Sobczak at the American Legion at 708-748-9643.
10AM-2PM
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FATHER'S APPRECIATION DAY Jun 16, 2019
Monee Reservoir
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27341 Ridgeland Avenue, Monee, IL
708-534-8499
Celebrate not having to do anything but enjoy the day at Monee Reservoir. Should you come ready to fish at Monee Reservoir, mention you are a father and receive one container of free bait. Shoreline fishing and sidewalks are easily accessible for all participants.
6AM-7PM
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FATHER'S APPRECIATION DAY Jun 16, 2019
Plum Creek Nature Center, Forest Preserves of Will County
27064 South Dutton Road, Beecher, IL
708-946-2216
Celebrate not having to do anything but enjoy the day at Plum Creek Nature Center. If you plan on visiting Plum Creek Nature Center, you can walk the trails, camp overnight or explore the nature center.
6AM-7PM
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2019 PARTY IN THE PARK CELEBRATION Jun 28, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019
Kelly Park
16553 South Haven Avenue, Orland Hills, IL
708-349-7211
Party In the Park Celebration, a 3 day festival which consists of live music, food, refreshments, children's activities, fireworks, bingo, bag tournament and car show.
F 5PM-12AM; Sa 4PM-12AM; Su 3:30-10:30PM
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JULY 3RD BASH Jul 3, 2019
Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens
7402 West Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights, IL
708-361-1873
Join us for the official Palos Height’s Independence Day celebrations. The firework display begins at dusk and there is free entry for all. Optional tickets available for $25 per person to reserve a spot on the Clubhouse balcony for the best view in the park. Includes drinks and light snacks.
7-10PM
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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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FREEDOM'S EVE Jul 3, 2019
T. F. North High School
755 Pulaski Road, Calumet City, IL
708-868-2530
Join us as we celebrate our nation's liberty on the eve of Independence Day! The entire family will enjoy the live music, food and fireworks!
5-10PM
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KIDS RUN FOR FUN 50 YARD DASH Jul 3, 2019
Centennial Park
153rd Street Metra Station, Orland Park, IL
708-403-5000
Come cheer on our happiest participants in the 50 yard, everyone wins dash! No pre-registration required for this free event. The first heat will start at approximately 7:30 p.m. Sign up near the Liberty Run start/finish line. Awards to all participants. FEE: FREE
7:30PM
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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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INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE Jul 4, 2019
Downtown Homewood
18020 Martin Avenue, Homewood, IL
708-798-3000
Celebrate the birth of our nation with the Village of Homewood. Enjoy parade floats, lively entertainers, and bands. Parade starts at 10AM-travels down Ridge Road.
10AM
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INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION Jul 4, 2019
Centennial Park
15600 West Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-403-5000
Come out to Centennial Park to celebrate Independence Day! Pack a blanket, chairs, your favorite snacks and beverages as Suburban Cowboys rock the Park! Performing hits from the hottest country music artists, this talented group of rock & rollers gone country will have you singing and dancing. Concessions, beer and wine will be available for purchase.
7:15-9:15PM Concert; 9:15PM Fireworks
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4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION Jul 4, 2019
McCarthy Park
16801 South 80th Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-342-4200
After the morning Stars and Stripes 5K race, the opening ceremonies kick off at 4 p.m., and live music, food, free games, and more fill the day’s activities all the way up until the Tinley Park Fireworks Extravaganza display once the sun sets.
4-9:30PM
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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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MOKENA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY PARADE Jul 4, 2019
Downtown Mokena
Wolf Road between LaPorte Road & 192nd Street, Mokena, IL
708-479-2468
Come and see one of the largest 4th of July Parades in the Southland.
10AM Step off
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4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION Jul 4, 2019
Main Park
400 Nebraska Street, Frankfort, IL
815-469-9400
Celebrate the holiday with games, food and live music
5-9PM; Fireworks at 9:15PM
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4TH OF JULY PARTY IN THE PARK Jul 4, 2019
Memorial Park
102 North Hubbard Street, Oak Lawn, IL
708-857-2225
Enjoy a variety of family activities including a treasure hunt, adult and youth watermelon eating contests, fishing derby, carnival games, inflatables, bingo, crafts, and more!
Memorial Park 12-4PM
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FLOSSMOOR CHILDREN'S 4TH OF JULY PARADE Jul 4, 2019
Parker Jr. High Shool to Downtown Flossmoor
2800 Flossmoor Road, Flossmoor, IL
708-798-2300
Don’t miss this annual community feel good favorite! Decorate your bikes and strollers and join us for a morning celebrating Flossmoor, each other and our freedom. Line up at 9:30 am Parker Jr High. Hosted by the Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department.
9:30AM-12PM
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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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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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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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