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



Below are the next 22 upcoming Parade 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


LANSING GOOD NEIGHBOR DAY PARADE May 4, 2019
Downtown Lansing
Wentworth Avenue & Ridge Road to Torrence Avenue, Lansing, IL
708-474-4170
2-4PM
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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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DRIVIN' THE DIXIE Jun 15, 2019
Along the Dixie Highway
2020 Chestnut Road, Homewood, IL
708-798-9535
Registered participants follow a tour guide with vintage classic or contemporary vehicles exploring historic Dixie Highway through 12 towns from Blue Island to Momence. $15 pr car pre-registration; $20 day of
8-10AM Registration; Cars leave at 9AM
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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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LIGHTHOUSE LGBTQ PRIDE PARTY Jun 28, 2019
Martin Avenue Square
18020 Martin Avenue, Homewood, IL
708-206-3000
Join in the fun as Homewood celebrates the diversity of all, at the Lighthouse Pride Party! Enjoy kid’s crafts, music, food, and more!
5-9PM
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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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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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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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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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4TH OF JULY VENDORS FAIR Jul 20, 2019
Posen Civic Center
14401 South Campbell Avenue, Posen, IL
708-388-8797
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HAZELNUT FESTIVAL AND PARADE Aug 2, 2019 - Aug 4, 2019
Hazel Crest Municipal Center
3000 West 170th Place, Hazel Crest, IL
708-335-9600
The Parade step-off time is 11AM at 175th St. near Kedzie and ending at 171st on the Municipal Center grounds. The Parade concludes with the famous Hazelnut Festival. There are lots of activities, food, tournaments and music for all ages.
11:30AM-7PM
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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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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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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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AUTUMN IN THE PARK FESTIVAL Sep 20, 2019 - Sep 21, 2019
Village Green
8901 West 123rd Street, Palos Park, IL
708-671-3760
Free Parking and admission - Fun for the whole family. Live Music - Food - Drinks - Parade - BBQ competition - Kids Fun Zone and more!
F 5-11PM; Sa 11:30AM-11PM
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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 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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HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS Oct 25, 2019
Firemen's Park
5162 West Court Street, Monee, IL
708-534-8302
Join the Village of Monee for a FREE evening for the kids to take a hay ride, costume contest, Trunk-or-Treat, DJ and more at Firemen's Park.
6-8PM
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MOKENA CHRISTMAS FEST Nov 23, 2019
Downtown Mokena & Various Locations
Mokena, IL
708-609-6238
Children's workshop, lunch & pictures with Santa, Magician, lighted parade and family dance. Christmas Fest sponsored by the Mokena Chamber of Commerce. All day family fun!
11AM-11PM
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SANTA CLAUSE IS COMING TO TOWN Dec 14, 2019 - Dec 15, 2019
Posen Civic Center
14401 South Campbell Avenue, Posen, IL
708-388-8797
The Polar Express will play. Hot cocoa and cookies with Santa
12-6PM; Sa 11AM Parade
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