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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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Agricultural / Food / Harvest
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Displays / Arts & Crafts
 
Expo / Consumer Show
Fairs / Carnivals
 
Holiday Celebrations
 
Outdoor Activities
Parades
 
Sports Events
 
Workshops / Seminars



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


VALENTINE'S DANCE Feb 22, 2019
Posen Civic Center
14401 South Campbell Avenue, Posen, IL
708-388-8797
Valentine's Dance Appetizer's & Refreshments will be sold. 10 years and under are free. We will have a D.J. Fun for all ages $5
6-9PM
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OAK FOREST FLEADH Mar 2, 2019
Cicero Avenue Corridor
151st to 159th on Cicero Avenue, 15536 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
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FLASHLIGHT CLOVER HUNT Mar 15, 2019
Hazel Crest Park District Sentes Park
2500 Crescent Drive, Hazel Crest, IL
708-335-1500
Lucky leprechauns left behind clovers to find! Join our staff at Sentes Park and help us find all the magic clovers. There will be a few specially-marked clovers for a prize! Dress for the weather as this is an outdoor event and be sure to bring something to hold your collected clovers! DON’T FORGET A FLASHLIGHT! This is a FREE event, but please register so we know how many kids will help us find those clovers! Registration Deadline: Fri., Mar. 8. Ages 3-11.
7-8PM
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STEP BACK INTO A 1950s EASTER (W, SA) Mar 16, 2019 - Mar 30, 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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BREAKFAST WITH THE BUNNY Mar 30, 2019
Palos Park Recreation Center
8901 West 123rd Street, Palos Park, IL
708-671-3760
Hop on over to the Palos Park Recreation Center for an egg-cellent brunch with the Easter bunny. After brunch, follow the bunny outside for our annual egg hunt. Hidden on the village green are over 1,000 eggs. Bring your camera for those precious candid photos! $10R/$12UPP/$15NR
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MAGICAL EGG HUNT Mar 30, 2019
Palos Park Recreation Center
8901 West 123rd Street, Palos Park, IL
708-671-3760
Hop on over to the Palos Park Recreation Center for the annual visit with the Bunny and Egg Hunt. Over 1,000 eggs will be hidden on the Village Green with special eggs redeemed for prizes. $5R/$7UPP/$9NR
1:30PM
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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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BREAKFAST WITH THE BUNNY Apr 13, 2019
HCPD Community Center
2600 171st Street, Hazel Crest, IL
708-335-1500
Hop on down to our Breakfast with the Bunny! This breakfast will feature a kid-friendly buffet menu, craft and of course, a visit from the Easter Bunny. Be sure to bring your camera to capture this special day! Pre-registration is required; no registration will be taken at event. $8/person
9-11:30AM
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EASTER EGG HUNT Apr 13, 2019
Centennial Park
15600 West Avenue at Fun Drive, Orland Park, IL
708-403-7275
Hippity Hop…the bunny is making his stop at Centennial Park. Come out and help us gather eggs. Ages 1-9
10AM SHARP
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ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT Apr 13, 2019
Village Green
94th & Cook Avenue, 9446 South Raymond Avenue, Oak Lawn, IL
708-636-4400
The Village of Oak Lawn is holding their annual Easter Egg Hunt on the Village Green on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Three Easter Egg Hunts are planned for children ages pre-school through fourth grade at 11:30 a.m., 12:00 Noon and 12:30 p.m. A special appearance by the Easter Bunny who will greet children in the Village Gazebo from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Bring your camera! All children need to bring their own Easter basket to hunt. No pre-registration required.
11AM-1PM
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EGG, CARROT & CANDY HUNT Apr 13, 2019
Kasey Meadow Park
8047 West 91st Place, Hickory Hills, IL
708-5997337
Stop by the fastest event of the year. This Egg Hunt is geared towards children 2-8 years of age.
1:30pm
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PHOTOS WITH THE BUNNY Apr 14, 2019
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 EGG HUNT Apr 20, 2019
Firemen's Park
5130 West Court Street, Monee, IL
708-534-8302
Join the Village of Monee for an Easter Egg Hunt and refreshments for FREE.
10-11AM
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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HALLOWEEN HAUNTING Oct 18, 2019
Founders Community Center
140 Oak Street, Frankfort, IL
815-469-9400
Holiday Celebration, kids games, inflatable jumps, music, vendors $10 wristband
6-9PM
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HALLOWEEN PARTY Oct 26, 2019
Posen Civic Center
14401 South Campbell Avenue, Posen, IL
708-388-8797
$2 with a costume; $4 without. Dress to impress, the best costume wins a Halloween treat.
6-9PM
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DOWNTOWN TINLEY BOO BASH Oct 27, 2019
Oak Park Avenue Train Station
174th & Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-444-5678
The annual Boo Bash includes spooky hayrides, games, crafts, DJ entertainment, costume contest, and much more. Food and beverages are available.
12-3PM
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HOLIDAY ON PULASKI Dec 6, 2019
115th Pulaski to 120th Pulaski
Alsip, IL
708-385-6902
From free giveaways/discounts from businesses, this event includes ice sculptures, carriage rides, Santa letters, Laser light show and more all for free.
5:30-9PM
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