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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 Musher Mania at the Monee Reservoir 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
 
Sports Events
 
Workshops / Seminars



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 1, 2018 - Apr 30, 2018
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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KIWANIS BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY Apr 4, 2018 - Apr 25, 2018
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-403-6200
Bingo, $4400 guaranteed payout. Doors open at 4:30pm. Early special at 6:15pm. Bulls eye, Fireplug, Raffle, Food, Free Coffee and Progressive Raffle.
W 6:30PM
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USHL DEVELOPMENT SERIES PHASE 1 COMBINE Apr 26, 2018 - Apr 29, 2018
Artic Ice Arena
10700 West 160th Street, Orland Park, IL
708-403-4231
The USHL Combine is the final evaluation opportunity for elite hockey players who aim to be selected in the USHL Draft
8AM-9PM
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USHL DEVELOPMENT SERIES PHASE II COMBINE Apr 26, 2018 - Apr 29, 2018
Artic Ice Arena
10700 West 160th Street, Orland Park, IL
708-403-4231
The USHL Combine is the final evaluation opportunity for elite hockey players who aim to be selected in the USHL Draft
8AM-9PM
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JAMIN' FAMILY KITE FLY FESTIVAL Apr 28, 2018
Plum Creek Nature Center
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27064 South Dutton Road, Beecher, IL
708-946-2216
Synchronized kite dancing, 90-foot flying kites, and candy falling from the sky all set to music! Be sure to introduce your family to the same experience by participating in Plum Creek’s “Jammin’ Family Kite Fly Festival.” Members of the Illinois Kite Enthusiasts group will help to host a fun-filled day that will highlight the excitement of kite flying. Pack a cooler and come out to enjoy nature, fly kites and listen to some music. Bring a kite or purchase one from our kite vendor. Make sure to also visit the nature center to experience our kite display and take home a kite craft. Then get up close and personal with some live raptors.
10AM-2PM
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CHICAGO WHITE SOX BASEBALL May 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018
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
CHICAGO RED STARS SOCCER May 2, 2018
TOYOTA PARK
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.
6:30PM
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TWILIGHT GOLF May 5, 2018
Tinley Junction Miniature Golf and Batting Cages
16801 South 80th Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-342-4200
Bring your family and friends out for a round of golf with a glow in the dark golf ball. All golfers will receive a free popcorn! $4.50/adult; $4/child
7-9PM
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CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER May 5, 2018
TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, IL
888-MLS-FIRE
Nothing beats live soccer. Watch the Chicago Fire at TOYOTA PARK - get your tickets today.
5PM
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MLB JR. HOME RUN DERBY May 5, 2018
Flossmoor Park
2523 Flossmoor Road, Flossmoor, IL
773-350-3394
12U & 14U Local Home run Champions advance to regional and then to the Major League Baseball All-Star weekend to be crowned national champion!
1PM
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SOUTHWEST HALF MARATHON & 10K May 6, 2018
Palos Heights City Hall
Route 83 & 76th Avenue, Palos Heights, IL
708-448-9200
We are proud to have runners come from all over the world to participate in this event. The Southwest Half Marathon & 10K is designed to allow participants to run at their best with a flat, fast course with only 3 turns. The 1/2 mile Walk, Run or Roll, coordinated by the South West Special Recreation Association for children with special needs, will occur on the main course immediately after the Half Marathon and 10K runners have left the starting line. The final run will be the Kid’s Dash Fun Run, sponsored by Palos Health, and it will include short runs of several different lengths for several different age groups with the first age group beginning at 10:30am on the main course.
7:30AM
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CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER May 9, 2018
TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, IL
888-MLS-FIRE
Nothing beats live soccer. Watch the Chicago Fire at TOYOTA PARK - get your tickets today.
7:30PM
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HITS CHICAGO - SHOWPLACE SPRING CLASSIC I May 9, 2018 - May 13, 2018
HITS Balmoral Park
26435 South Dixie Highway, Route 394 South, Crete, IL
708-304-2329
In 2018, the iconic Balmoral Park will once again welcome equestrians from near and far, this time for 13 weeks of unparalleled hunter/jumper competition. Rich in thoroughbred and harness racing history, Balmoral Park will be home to HITS’ inaugural Midwest show, and in partnership with Pat Boyle/Showplace Productions, will feature USEF Rated National & Premier Hunters and 4* & 5* Jumpers, as well as a USHJA International Hunter Derby, FEI rated events and qualifiers for the HITS Championship. The spacious 200-acre property boasts countless hospitality amenities including a 4,467 seat mint-condition grand stand, and a state-of-the-art VIP Clubhouse featuring climate-controlled seating overlooking all of the competition rings.
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WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS BASEBALL May 10, 2018 - May 12, 2018
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
USHL DEVELOPMENT SERIES PLAYER EVALUATION CAMP May 10, 2018 - May 13, 2018
Artic Ice Arena
10700 West 160th Street, Orland Park, IL
708-403-4231
The USHL Player Evaluation Camp is a brand new event building off the success of Phase I, II and III Combines. The Player Evaluation Camp is geared toward 2004-2005 birth year players who aspire to play in the USHL.
8-9AM
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RIDE THE SAUK May 12, 2018
Walmart
22401 Central Ave, Richton Park, IL
708-753-8800
Family Bike Ride celebrating National Bike Month. Music, Kids Activities, Face Painting. The 1st 100 pre-register riders to check in at the event receive a free event T-shirt. The majority of the 10-mile ride is on paved trail; portions of the course are on street routes. Individual riders should be at least 11 years of age. Participants are encouraged to wear helmets. To pre-register visit RichtonPark.org or call 708-753-8800.
10:30AM check-in for pre-registered riders; 11AM Ride starts
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SPRING NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY HIKE May 12, 2018
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 seasonal changes and other nature notes are happening in springtime. Then, enjoy a hike with a naturalist and take 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 10.
8:30-10:30AM
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CHI-TOWN SHOWDOWN 5K May 12, 2018
Main Park
10925 West La Porte Road, Mokena, IL
708-390-2401
Show your team pride and wear your favorite north-side or south-side baseball team colors! Preregistration deadline: May 10. Race day registration is $30. This is a USATF-certified 5K course and transponder-timed run/walk. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Mokena Park Foundation's new Showdown Scholarship program that will help a child from the community to participate in a Park District or an affiliate's athletic program.
8:30AM
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PAWS FOR A CAUSE May 12, 2018
Martin Avenue Square
18020 Martin Avenue, Homewood, IL
708-798-3000
Join the 2nd annual Tito’s Paws for a Cause 5k to benefit South Suburban Humane Society. Enjoy the after party on Martin Avenue Square.
5-8PM
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CHICAGO RED STARS SOCCER May 12, 2018
TOYOTA PARK
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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MINI GOLF OPENING DAY May 13, 2018
Forest Trails Miniature Golf
155th and Arroyo Drive, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-7270
Start our opening day with your mom! Bring your Mom, and she golfs for FREE!
Adults $3; Kids under 5 & Moms are FREE
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WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS BASEBALL May 15, 2018 - May 17, 2018
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
CANOEING & FISHING May 16, 2018
Saganashkee Slough Boat Ramp
107th Street West of Willow Springs, Lemont, IL
708-386-4042 x23
Join the Forest Preserves of Cook County and Palos Park Recreation and Parks Department for an afternoon of paddling & fishing. What better way to spend your lunch hour than dropping in a fishing line or canoeing around Saganashkee Slough? Bring your own canoe or use one of ours! We have a limited number of boats available. Canoe instruction provided. Paddling for ages 5 and up. Fishing instruction and all equipment provided. Call Forest Preserve at 312-533-5751 to reserve a spot. See you at the Slough.
11AM-1PM
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HITS CHICAGO - SHOWPLACE SPRING CLASSIC II May 16, 2018 - May 20, 2018
HITS Balmoral Park
26435 South Dixie Highway, Route 394 South, Crete, IL
708-304-2329
In 2018, the iconic Balmoral Park will once again welcome equestrians from near and far, this time for 13 weeks of unparalleled hunter/jumper competition. Rich in thoroughbred and harness racing history, Balmoral Park will be home to HITS’ inaugural Midwest show, and in partnership with Pat Boyle/Showplace Productions, will feature USEF Rated National & Premier Hunters and 4* & 5* Jumpers, as well as a USHJA International Hunter Derby, FEI rated events and qualifiers for the HITS Championship. The spacious 200-acre property boasts countless hospitality amenities including a 4,467 seat mint-condition grand stand, and a state-of-the-art VIP Clubhouse featuring climate-controlled seating overlooking all of the competition rings.
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CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS CLINIC May 19, 2018
Lewis Park
16801 Normandy Drive, Tinley Park, IL
708-342-4200
Join us for a one-day Ball Hockey Clinic! This youth camp will feature the Blackhawks Fan Development Team!
10AM-12PM
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SOCK HOP HUSTLE 5K May 19, 2018
Sgt. Means Park
20712 Western Avenue, Olympia Fields, IL
708-481-7313
The proceeds from this event will go towards providing scholarships for individuals who have varying degrees of physical disabilities, mental handicaps, learning disabilities, emotional difficulties, hearing or visual impairments, and developmental delays. $25
8AM-12PM
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MORNING BIRD HIKE May 19, 2018
Plum Creek Nature Center
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27064 South Dutton Road, Beecher, IL
708-946-2216
Whether you are just beginning or are an experienced birder, you will want to join along in these hikes as we search the preserves for spring migrants. We start with a quick presentation on what species we can expect to find in our area at this time of year, and then head out on the trail to find them with a naturalist as our guide. Bring along binoculars or your favorite field guide and dress for the weather. The hike will be between 1 and 1.5 miles over uneven terrain.
8-10AM
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CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER May 20, 2018
TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, IL
888-MLS-FIRE
Nothing beats live soccer. Watch the Chicago Fire at TOYOTA PARK - get your tickets today.
3PM
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BREAK FOR THE LAKE TRAIL 5K May 20, 2018
Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens
7402 West Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights, IL
708-361-1873
The sixth annual Break for the Lake 5K. Get the endorphins pumping with our annual trail race around Lake Katherine. Entry is $25 for adults and $15 for age 14 and under.
8-11AM
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SPORTS CARDS AND MORE SHOW May 20, 2018
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-334-4237
9AM-2PM
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