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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


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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4TH OF JULY PARADE Jul 4, 2019
95th Street & 51st Avenue to 54th Court
Oak Lawn, IL
708-636-4400
The parade will kick off at 95th Street and 51st Avenue. The procession will head westbound on 95th Street to 55th Ct. The parade features many local businesses, organizations and entertainment including Chicago Bears' Staley Da Bear, Those Funny Little People, Chicago Stockyard Kilty Band and many more.
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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BENGTSON'S PUMPKIN FARM Sep 13, 2019 - Sep 30, 2019
13341 West 151st Street
Homer Glen, IL
708-301-3276
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THE GREAT PUMPKIN PARTY Sep 28, 2019
Cultural Center
14760 Park Lane, Orland Park, IL
708-403-5000
Gather the family and head out to Centennial Park to join us for a fun-filled day. You’ll enjoy a variety of fall activities.
1-5PM
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ODYSSEY FUN FARM Oct 1, 2019 - Oct 31, 2019
Odyssey Fun World
18900 South Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-429-3800
The Odyssey Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze is fun for all ages! It is a 110 acre farm! We boast a 13 acre pumpkin patch that you will be able to walk through to find the perfect pumpkin for your family. Our exclusive corn maze is 15 acres! It is shaped to say Odyssey Fun World Tinley Park and displays our mascot Chipper! We also have a 5 acre courtyard full of family friendly activities: The Odyssey Petting Zoo, The Inflatable Kidz Zone, corn cannons, pig races, a cow train, hay rides and pony rides! (Pony Rides only available on Saturday and Sunday. Max weight of 90lbs.) Smoking and alcohol are strictly not permitted within The Odyssey Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze. Smoking is only permitted within the front parking lot. No outside food or beverages allowed on the Farm! Sept. 23-Oct. 31
10AM-6PM
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BENGTSON'S PUMPKIN FARM Oct 1, 2019 - Oct 31, 2019
13341 West 151st Street
Homer Glen, IL
708-301-3276
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BOO! AT THE ZOO Oct 12, 2019 - Oct 27, 2019
Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL
708-688-8000
Little ghosts and goblins of all ages are sure to have a howlin’ good time! Our not-so-scary and fun-filled event has something for the entire family to enjoy!
Sa & Su
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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 HOLLOW Oct 18, 2019 - Oct 20, 2019
Yunker Farm
10824 West La Porte Road, Mokena, IL
708-390-2401
Festival features carnival, food, kid’s activities, entertainment, Scarecrow Laboratory, hayrides, horse rides and Costume Contest. Carnival ride wristband specials available. Visit website for details and schedule.
F 4-8PM; Sa 12-8PM; Su 1-5PM
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HALLOWEEN PARADE & PARTY Oct 24, 2019
Palos Park Recreation Center
8901 West 123rd Street, Palos Park, IL
708-671-3760
Boys and ghouls of all ages are welcome to join us on the Village Green for our annual outdoor, judged costume parade. We will move into the gym following the parade for a night for fun games, surprises, crafts, and more. Admission $3-5
6PM Check in for Parade; 6:15 Parade begins; 6:30 Games and crafts
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SPOOKVIEW Oct 26, 2019
Oak View Center
4625 West 110th Street, Oak Lawn, IL
708-857-2200
Annual Halloween event. Activities included a kids costume showcase, ghoulish games, eerie crafts, magic, inflatables, performances by Oak Lawn’s IndepenDance Dance Team, and so much more.
11AM-4PM
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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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