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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 Sporting 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


CHICAGO WHITE SOX BASEBALL Apr 4, 2019 - Apr 30, 2019
Chicago White Sox
Guaranteed Rate Field, 333 West 35th Street, Chicago, IL
312-674-1000
The Chicago White Sox play spectacular Major League baseball providing great entertainment for families from April through September.
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USHL COMBINE Apr 18, 2019 - Apr 21, 2019
Arctic Ice Arena
10700 West 160th Street, Orland Park, IL
312-546-7300
The USHL Combine feature the top young hockey prospects in North America competing in a series of games in front of USHL and NCAA Coaches.
9AM-9PM
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USHL COMBINE Apr 25, 2019 - Apr 28, 2019
Arctic Ice Arena
10700 West 160th Street, Orland Park, IL
312-546-7300
The USHL Combine feature the top young hockey prospects in North America competing in a series of games in front of USHL and NCAA Coaches
9AM-9PM
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CHICAGO RED STARS SOCCER Apr 27, 2019
SeatGeek Stadium
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, IL
773-697-8699
At Toyota Park, Red Stars fans will enjoy an exciting game day environment in a major league stadium, while our players and the rest of the teams in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) will enjoy the benefits of competing on a world class, natural grass pitch.
7PM
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CHICAGO WHITE SOX BASEBALL May 1, 2019 - May 31, 2019
Chicago White Sox
Guaranteed Rate Field, 333 West 35th Street, Chicago, IL
312-674-1000
The Chicago White Sox play spectacular Major League baseball providing great entertainment for families from April through September.
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STAR WARS TWILIGHT GOLF May 4, 2019
Tinley Junction Miniature Golf and Batting Cages
16801 South 80th Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-342-4200
Join us in a galaxy not so far away for a Star Wars themed season opening of the Tinley Junction Mini Golf course. Bring your family and friends out for intergalactic fun which will include a round a golf with a glow in the dark golf ball and a free popcorn!
7-9PM
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CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER May 8, 2019
SeatGeek Stadium
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, IL
888-MLS-FIRE
Nothing beats live soccer. Watch the Chicago Fire at SeatGeek Stadium - get your tickets today.
7PM
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USHL COMBINE May 9, 2019 - May 12, 2019
Arctic Ice Arena
10700 West 160th Street, Orland Park, IL
708-403-4231
The USHL Combine feature the top young hockey prospects in North America competing in a series of games in front of USHL and NCAA Coaches.
9AM-9PM
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9TH ANNUAL ELIM EAGLE'S WINGS 5K RUN/WALK/ROLL May 11, 2019
Elim Christian Services
13020 South Central Avenue, Crestwood, IL
708-293-6509
Annual 5K event to support children and adults with disabilities! Registrants will enjoy a free Tech T-Shirt, food, music, and raffles ( + free obstacle course for children). $30 registration fee.
8-11:30AM
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CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER May 11, 2019
SeatGeek Stadium
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, IL
888-MLS-FIRE
Nothing beats live soccer. Watch the Chicago Fire at SeatGeek Stadium - get your tickets today.
7PM
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SPRING NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY HIKE May 11, 2019
Messenger Woods Nature Preserve
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 13800 West Bruce Road, Homer Glen, IL
708-946-2216
Meet at the back shelter of Messenger Woods Nature Preserve to briefly learn what makes this preserve so special. Then, enjoy a hike with a naturalist taking photos along the way. This program is recommended for any camera, smartphones through digital SLRs. The program will focus on technique and composition, not camera operation. Activities may take place on natural surfaces across uneven terrain. The hike will be approximately 1 mile. For ages 16 or older. Registration required by Thursday, May 9: 708.946.2216.
8:30-10:30AM
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CHICAGO RED STARS SOCCER May 12, 2019
SeatGeek Stadium
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, IL
773-697-8699
At Toyota Park, Red Stars fans will enjoy an exciting game day environment in a major league stadium, while our players and the rest of the teams in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) will enjoy the benefits of competing on a world class, natural grass pitch.
5PM
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WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS BASEBALL May 14, 2019
Standard Bank Stadium
14011 South Kenton Avenue, Crestwood, IL
708-489-2255
The Windy City ThunderBolts baseball brings affordable family entertainment all summer long at Standard Bank Stadium. Call to reserve groups or parties today!
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HITS CHICAGO - SHOWPLACE SPRING CLASSIC May 15, 2019 - May 26, 2019
HITS Chicago - Balmoral Park
26435 South Dixie Highway, Route 394 South, Crete, IL
708-304-2329
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ODYSSEY GOLF FOUNDATION RUN FORE THE GREATER GOOD 5K May 19, 2019
Odyssey Golf Foundation Golf Course
19110 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-429-7400
All proceeds to benefit the ongoing programs for veterans and individuals with disabilities. $25 per runner/walker; $30 after May 12
8AM
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MORNING BIRD HIKE May 19, 2019
Messenger Marsh, Forest Preserve District of Will County
16321 South Bell Road, Homer Glen, IL
708-946-2216
Spring migration is the best time to see the widest variety of birds at Messenger Marsh. Species like bluebirds and brown thrashers will be arriving to nest and many warbler species are passing through on migration. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced birder, join a naturalist for a hike through the preserve in search of these colorful birds. Bring along binoculars and be sure to dress for the weather. A limited supply of binoculars will be available for use. Participants will hike up to 2 miles on natural surfaces across uneven terrain. Meet at Messenger Marsh Shelter. For ages 18 or older.
8-10AM
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ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP GOLF OUTING May 21, 2019
Gleneagles Country Club
13070 McCarthy Road, Lemont, IL
708-480-3025
Join the Palos Area Chamber of Commerce for the Annual Scholarship Golf Outing. Proceeds from the golf outing are used to fund the annual scholarships awarded by the Chamber to three area students. A cocktail and dinner reception follows and will include split the pot, raffles and more!
12PM
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ARCHERY 101 May 22, 2019
Sauk Trail Woods Central
Forest Preserves of Cook County, South Chicago Heights, IL
708-386-4042
Attend this session to learn the basics of archery. Ages 10 & up. Equipment provided.
4-7PM
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WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS BASEBALL May 24, 2019
Standard Bank Stadium
14011 South Kenton Avenue, Crestwood, IL
708-489-2255
The Windy City ThunderBolts baseball brings affordable family entertainment all summer long at Standard Bank Stadium. Call to reserve groups or parties today!
Visit Website $ o s
CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER May 25, 2019
SeatGeek Stadium
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, IL
888-MLS-FIRE
Nothing beats live soccer. Watch the Chicago Fire at SeatGeek Stadium - get your tickets today.
2:30PM
Visit Website $ o s
WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS BASEBALL May 25, 2019
Standard Bank Stadium
14011 South Kenton Avenue, Crestwood, IL
708-489-2255
The Windy City ThunderBolts baseball brings affordable family entertainment all summer long at Standard Bank Stadium. Call to reserve groups or parties today!
Visit Website $ o s
WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS BASEBALL May 26, 2019
Standard Bank Stadium
14011 South Kenton Avenue, Crestwood, IL
708-489-2255
The Windy City ThunderBolts baseball brings affordable family entertainment all summer long at Standard Bank Stadium. Call to reserve groups or parties today!
Visit Website $ o s
CHICAGO RED STARS SOCCER May 26, 2019
SeatGeek Stadium
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, IL
773-697-8699
At Toyota Park, Red Stars fans will enjoy an exciting game day environment in a major league stadium, while our players and the rest of the teams in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) will enjoy the benefits of competing on a world class, natural grass pitch.
5PM
Visit Website $ o s
WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS BASEBALL May 31, 2019
Standard Bank Stadium
14011 South Kenton Avenue, Crestwood, IL
708-489-2255
The Windy City ThunderBolts baseball brings affordable family entertainment all summer long at Standard Bank Stadium. Call to reserve groups or parties today!
Visit Website $ o s
CHICAGO SOUTHLAND DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL Jun 1, 2019
SEPA Station #3 Waterfall and Park
Corner of Fulton and Chatham Streets, Blue Island, IL
219-895-0437
The 4th annual Chicago Southland Dragon Boat Festival will take place at the MWRD SEPA Waterfall & Park along the Cal-Sag, June 1, 2019, and includes practices, dragon boat races, music, vendor village featuring the Southland’s best food, craft beer, awards ceremony, and after party. The festival is now open for team and individual registration. Dragon Boating is an incredible way to build team unity, show community pride, and compete against your friends, neighbors, and fellow organizations and companies for the ultimate bragging rights: Dragon Boat Festival Champions. Registration at 7am, races begin at 8am. Register online, $50 for individuals, $1,000 for entire boat (21 people), $800 early bird rate per team (Deal ends January 31st)
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CHI-TOWN SHOWDOWN 5K Jun 1, 2019
Main Park
10925 West La Porte Road, Mokena, IL
708-390-2401
This is a USATF-certified 5K course and transponder-timed run and fun walk followed by a kids dashes, refreshments, entertainment and awards ceremony. Early bird registration deadline: May 18 (t-shirt guaranteed). After May 18, additional fees apply. Preregistration deadline: May 29. No refunds. Early bird registration by May 18: $20. Kids Dash: $10
7-10AM
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FAMILY FISHING DAY Jun 1, 2019
Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens
7402 West Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights, IL
708-361-1873
Join us for a day of fishing and fun for the whole family at Lake Katherine! No fishing license is required for this event. Prizes and trophies will be awarded for the biggest catfish, bass, muskie and walleye. $15 for morning or afternoon session, $25 for all day
8AM-3PM
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MORNING BIRD HIKE Jun 1, 2019
Plum Creek Nature Center
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27064 South Dutton Road, Beecher, IL
708-946-2216
Late spring is a good time to look for birds at Plum Creek Nature Center. Species like bluebirds and swallows will be starting to nest and can be easy to spot as they stake out territories. There may also be migrating warbler species hanging around as well. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced birder, join a naturalist for a hike through the preserve in search of these colorful birds. Bring along binoculars and dress for the weather. A limited supply of binoculars will be available for use. Participants will hike up to 2 miles on natural surfaces across uneven terrain. For ages 18 or older.
8-10AM
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WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS BASEBALL Jun 1, 2019 - Jun 2, 2019
Standard Bank Stadium
14011 South Kenton Avenue, Crestwood, IL
708-489-2255
The Windy City ThunderBolts baseball brings affordable family entertainment all summer long at Standard Bank Stadium. Call to reserve groups or parties today!
Visit Website $ o s
CHICAGO WHITE SOX BASEBALL Jun 1, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019
Chicago White Sox
Guaranteed Rate Field, 333 West 35th Street, Chicago, IL
312-674-1000
The Chicago White Sox play spectacular Major League baseball providing great entertainment for families from April through September.
Visit Website $ o s




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