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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 11 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


BOO! AT THE ZOO Oct 13, 2018 - Oct 28, 2018
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
Visit Website $ ag c f h o p
HALLOWEEN PARADE & PARTY Oct 25, 2018
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
Visit Website $ h p s
VETERAN'S DAY PARADE Nov 10, 2018
Southland College Prep Charter School
4601 Sauk Trail, Richton Park, IL
708-753-8800
This parade brings together Elected Officials, residents, businesses, organizations, schools, bands and our neighboring communities to celebrate and to show our heartfelt appreciation to our veterans and active duty military for their sacrifices and protection.
10AM
Visit Website c h o p
MOKENA CHRISTMAS FEST Nov 17, 2018
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
Visit Website d h o p
HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS Nov 30, 2018
Oak Park Avenue Metra Train Station
17375 Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-444-5678
Come out and celebrate the holidays. Events include holiday market, tree lighting ceremony, photos with Santa, carriage rides, ice-carving, parades and so much more.
F 6-9PM; Sa & Su 12-5PM
Visit Website d h p
HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS Dec 1, 2018 - Dec 2, 2018
Oak Park Avenue Metra Train Station
17375 Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-444-5678
Come out and celebrate the holidays. Events include holiday market, tree lighting ceremony, photos with Santa, carriage rides, ice-carving, parades and so much more.
F 6-9PM; Sa & Su 12-5PM
Visit Website d h p
CRETE COUNTRY CHRISTMAS Dec 7, 2018 - Dec 9, 2018
Downtown Crete
Main & Exchange Streets, Crete, IL
708-672-9216
Crete Country Christmas - 2 days of various activities in Downtown Crete. Lighted Parade Saturday at 6:30.
F 5-10:30PM; Sa 8AM-10:30PM
Visit Website h o p
PEOTONE'S CHRISTMAS IN THE VILLAGE Dec 8, 2018
Throughout the Village
Peotone, IL
708-917-0265
A community celebration taking place throughout the Village. Pancake breakfast, crafts, entertainment, Santa and lighted parade. Like the Village of Peotone on Facebook for schedule.
d h p
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
Visit Website c h o p s
DOWNTOWN TINLEY IRISH PARADE Mar 3, 2019
Downtown Tinley Park
Along Oak Park Avenue, 183rd to 171st Street, Tinley Park, IL
708-444-5678
The annual Downtown Tinley Irish Parade will step off at 2PM. The Parade proceeds along Oak Park Avenue. The family-friendly event features floats, community groups, local schools and businesses.
2PM
Visit Website o p
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
Visit Website d o p




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