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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 Musher Mania at the Monee Reservoir 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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Agricultural / Food / Harvest
Cultural Events
 
Displays / Arts & Crafts
 
Expo / Consumer Show
Fairs / Carnivals
 
Holiday Celebrations
 
Outdoor Activities
Parades
 
Sports Events
 
Workshops / Seminars



Below are the next 17 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


BOOMER TOYS AND DOLLS Jan 3, 2018 - Jan 31, 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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BOOMER TOYS AND DOLLS Feb 3, 2018 - Feb 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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DADDY DAUGHTER DATE NIGHT Feb 9, 2018
Arbor Park School
17301 Central Avenue, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-7270
Have a great night with colored lights, balloons, sweetheart decorations and music that will fill the night with many memories! A photographer (additional charge) is available, and you get to take home your pictures that night! Each lovely lady will receive a elegant corsage. Dance ends with a balloon drop. A special treat will be provided. Resident -$25.00 per couple Nonresident Couple-$30.00 & $10.00 for each additional date
7-9PM
Visit Website $ h
OAK FOREST FLEADH Mar 3, 2018
Cicero Avenue Corridor
151st to 159th on Cicero Avenue, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-4600
The Oak Forest Fleadh includes customer appreciation parties, a 5K run/walk, an open streets event (ride, blade, skate), a family parade and a pub and restaurant open house.
5K 8:30AM; Open Bike ride 10AM; Parade 11AM; Pub & Restaurant open house 5PM-3AM
Visit Website c h o p s
BOOMER TOYS AND DOLLS Mar 3, 2018 - Mar 17, 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
Visit Website c d h
STEP BACK INTO A 1950s EASTER Mar 17, 2018 - Mar 31, 2018
1950s Park Forest House Museum
227 Monee Road (inside St. Mary's), Park Forest, IL
708-481-4252
Decorated in vintage Easter, including die cuts, honeycombs, and candles, with Vintage Baskets. Some Passover and history of Jewish citizens of Park Forest.
W & Sa 1-3:30PM; other days and times by appointment
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EASTER EGG HUNT Mar 24, 2018
Roesner Park
16053 Richmond Avenue, Markham, IL
708-596-3366
Come hunt for eggs, bounce around, color & take pictures with our the Easter Bunny! $5 non-residents
12-3pm
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PHOTOS WITH THE BUNNY Mar 25, 2018
Oak Park Avenue Train Station
6700 South Street, Tinley Park, IL
708-444-5678
Bring the family out for Photos with the Bunny at the Oak Park Avenue Metra train station. Come out and have your photo taken with the big guy himself! Please bring your own camera.
12-3PM
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EASTER SUNDAY CLASSIC CARVERY Apr 1, 2018
Chicago Gaelic Park
6119 West 147th Street, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-9323
Reservations Required
Visit Website $ ag h
STEP BACK INTO A 1950s EASTER Apr 4, 2018 - Apr 28, 2018
1950s Park Forest House Museum
227 Monee Road (inside St. Mary's), Park Forest, IL
708-481-4252
Decorated in vintage Easter, including die cuts, honeycombs, and candles, with Vintage Baskets. Some Passover and history of Jewish citizens of Park Forest.
W & Sa 1-3:30PM; other days and times by appointment
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EARTH DAY CELEBRATION Apr 21, 2018
Sand Ridge Nature Center
Forest Preserves of Cook County, 15891 Paxton Avenue, South Holland, IL
708-868-0606
Join us for a day set aside as a reminder to be good stewards of our planet every day. Activities include hikes, puppet shows, a craft and Earth Day Jeopardy!
10AM-3PM
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MOTHER'S DAY LUNCHEON May 11, 2018
Roesner Park
16053 Richmond Avenue, Markham, IL
708-596-3366
Let's celebrate and appreciate our Mothers. There will be food, games, prizes, fashion show, shopping and more. $10 fee
11AM-3PM
Visit Website $ h
GAELIC PARK IRISH FEST May 25, 2018 - May 28, 2018
Chicago Gaelic Park
6119 West 147th Street, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-9323
Irish Fest brings together the best in Irish music from America, Canada and Europe. In addition to all of the music, there will be Irish sports, dancing, theatre & story-telling, a petting zoo, Irish dogs and ponies, Irish import stores. For the little people there are magicians, puppets, jugglers, clowns and most importantly, unlimited carnival rides are included in the admission price. Free parking on site.
F 4-11PM; Sa-Su 2-11PM; M 1-8PM
Visit Website $ c d f h o
MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY May 28, 2018
Veterans Memorial at Oak Forest City Hall
15440 South Central Avenue, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-4050
11AM
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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!
Visit Website f h o p
FREEDOM'S EVE Jul 3, 2018
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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