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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.

Please click here to view our blog and to find out the latest information about what is happening this weekend in the Chicago Southland.



 
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


KIWANIS BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY Oct 3, 2018 - Oct 31, 2018
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-341-3161
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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NIGHTMARE AT THE TERRACE Oct 12, 2018 - Oct 28, 2018
Worth Park District Terrace Centre
11500 South Beloit Avenue, Worth, IL
708-448-7080
Nightmare at the Terrace is a 12+ room Haunted House. Each room is filled with more terrors then the previous. Can you survive the nightmare? $10 per person
F-Su 7-10PM
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SPARTAN RACE Oct 20, 2018
Toyota Park
7000 Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, IL
The Stadium Series is a unique opportunity to run in some of the most iconic sports stadiums in the world. No matter if you're an elite athlete looking for explosive competition, or a first time racer looking to break into the world of Spartan racing.
7AM-7PM
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WESTERN NIGHT LINE DANCE & DINNER Oct 20, 2018
Recreation Center Gym
8901 West 123rd Street, Palos Park, IL
708-671-3760
Step on over to the Palos Park Line Dance & Dinner Party. Bring your dancing boots and western attire for a fun evening out on the town. We’ll start with a buffet at 6:30 pm (baked chicken, pork chops, sides, desert, and beverages) then our live DJ will entertain the crowd and A Touch of Country's, Ms. Dee will lead the steps.
6:30-9PM
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HOWL THROUGH THE HILLS 5K RUN/WALK Oct 20, 2018
Hickory Hills City Hall
8652 West 95th Street, Hickory Hills, IL
708-598-4800
This is a charity event that raises money for the Hickory Hills Lions Club and other local organizations.
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SPOOKTACULAR GOLFING Oct 20, 2018 - Oct 21, 2018
El Morro Park
Forest Trails Mini Golf, 15500 Arroyo Drive, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-4160
With this “spook”tacular set up, ghosts and gruesome goblins inhabit this golf course for the weekend to create a unique and fun golfing experience. $5
2-6PM
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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
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CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER Oct 28, 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.
3:30PM
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BUNCO BLAST Nov 2, 2018
Krueger Park Recreation Center
9100 South 88th Avenue, Hickory Hills, IL
708-598-1233
Sign up to play this old parlor game. You will be treated to pizza, popcorn, refreshment and a chance to win some fabulous prizes.
7-9PM
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TURKEY SHOOT BASKETBALL COMPETITION Nov 3, 2018
Central Park Building
15601 South Central Avenue, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-7270
Gobble, gobble! Join us for our annual Turkey Shoot free-throw contest for adult and child teams. The best of 20 free-throws (10 free-throws for each of you) wins a turkey. Limit one turkey per family. Age groups are as follows: 4-5 yrs., 6-8 yrs., 9-11 yrs., 12-14 yrs. with adult.
6:30-8:15PM
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TINLEY PARK TURKEY TROT Nov 4, 2018
Vogt Woods
6527 West 171st Street, Tinley Park, IL
708-342-4200
Awards will be given to first, second and third place runners in all age categories, male and female, based on chip timing.
8-10AM
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25TH ANNUAL ORLAND HILLS TURKEY TROT Nov 10, 2018
Kelly Park
16675 South Haven Avenue, Orland Hills, IL
708-349-7211
The Village of Orland Hills and US Bank presents the 25th Annual 1M JR./5K Open Turkey Trot Race. Courses are certified by the State of Illinois and Chip Timed. Free sweatshirts for participants while supplies last. Snacks and refreshments for registered participants and Awards for overall winners and 1st thru 3rd place. Pre-Registration $25, Post-registration $30.
10am
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ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE Nov 10, 2018
H-F Racquet and Fitness Club
2920 West 183rd Street, Homewood, IL
708-799-1323
Free day to use the Club, take a tour, join a class, go for a swim or even try a tennis lesson! Membership Special and raffle prizes! FREE for Members and Non-Members
9AM-3PM
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NATURE PLAY DAY Nov 14, 2018
Plum Creek Nature Center
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27064 South Dutton Road, Beecher, IL
708-946-2216
Join us for a nature-themed programs geared toward 3-5 year olds. Hands-on activities may include a hike, story, games, music, art and more. Be prepared for indoor and outdoor activities. We encourage experiencing all types of weather, rain or shine, so please dress accordingly. Indoor facilities are accessible. Outdoor activities may take place on natural surfaces across uneven terrain.
10-11:30AM
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ARCHERY 101 Nov 17, 2018
Forest Preserve of Cook County, Swallow Cliff Woods North
Calumet Sag Road, West of La Grange Road, Palos Hills, IL
708-386-4042
Never tried archery before? Attend one of these sessions to learn all things archery: history, bow parts and proper technique. Archery equipment is provided for all programs. All archery programs are for ages 10 & up.
12-12:30PM
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KIDS TURKEY TROT Nov 17, 2018
Orland Park Sportsplex
11351 West 159th Street, Orland Park, IL
708-403-7275
Friends and family, come cheer on the kids (ages 3-9) as they participate in their very own Turkey Trot at the Sportsplex indoor track.
9:30-11:30AM depending on age
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SPORTS CARDS AND MORE SHOW Nov 18, 2018
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-334-4237
9AM-2PM
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TURKEY SHOOT FREE-THROW CONTEST Nov 18, 2018
Orland Park Sportsplex
11351 West 159th Street, Orland Park, IL
708-403-7275
Win a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner at our Annual Turkey Shoot. Teams will consist of one parent and one child and will be grouped according to age. All ages are welcome. Mini basketballs and mini hoops will be used for the younger age levels.
2-4PM
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TURKEY TROT Nov 22, 2018
Franklin Loebe Center
14650 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-403-7275
Feel the burn before you sit down for the Thanksgiving feast! This 2.5 mile chip timed cross country race is run through the streets, paths, and woods of Orland Park. Awards to the top overall male & female finishers, as well as the top three finishers in each age group and gender. Pre-registration is required and limited to 900, so register early. All participants receive a long sleeved dri-fit race shirt and are eligible for post-race raffle prizes.
6:30AM CHECK-IN, 8AM START TIME
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BUTTERBALL BURNER Nov 23, 2018
H-F Racquet & Fitness Club
2920 West 183rd Street, Homewood, IL
708-957-0300
15th Annual Butterball Burner will burn off those Thanksgiving feasts with this 5K fun run. Pre-register to receive a t-shirt. Check in at the Club 8AM race day registration and check-in. $12 - $15
9AM
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WINTER WONDERLAND ICE RINK Dec 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018
Centennial Park
15600 West Avenue at Fun Drive, Orland Park, IL
708-403-7275
Skaters with their own skates may use ice rink daily beginning at sunrise. Rink closes when warming house closes.
Warming house/Skate Rental Hours (subject to change) M-Th 4-7PM; F 4-9PM; Sa 11AM-9PM; Su 12-7PM
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SPORTS CARDS AND MORE SHOW Dec 8, 2018
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-334-4237
9AM-2PM
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NATURE PLAY DAY Dec 12, 2018
Plum Creek Nature Center
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27064 South Dutton Road, Beecher, IL
708-946-2216
Join us for a nature-themed program geared toward 3-5 year olds. Hands-on activities may include a hike, story, games, music, art and more. Be prepared for indoor and outdoor activities. We encourage experiencing all types of weather, rain or shine, so please dress accordingly. Indoor facilities are accessible. Outdoor activities may take place on natural surfaces across uneven terrain
10-11:30AM
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RUDOLPH DASH Dec 14, 2018
Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center
8125 West 171st Street, Tinley Park, IL
708-342-4200
We will warm up with fun fitness activities then head to the indoor track for our dash! Kids will run the track and a special visitor will meet them at the finish line.
5:30-6:45PM
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CHRISTMAS ARTS & CRAFTS WORKSHOP Dec 15, 2018
Don Gorman Rec Center
4412 Henry Street, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-7270
Children ages 3-10 come to the Don Gorman Rec Center for fun games, prizes, refreshments, raffles, door prizes, and best costume contest!
11AM-1PM
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SPORTS CARDS AND MORE SHOW Dec 23, 2018
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-334-4237
9AM-2PM
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WINTER WONDERLAND ICE RINK Jan 1, 2019 - Jan 31, 2019
Centennial Park
15600 West Avenue at Fun Drive, Orland Park, IL
708-403-7275
Skaters with their own skates may use ice rink daily beginning at sunrise. Rink closes when warming house closes.
Warming house/Skate Rental Hours (subject to change) M-Th 4-7PM; F 4-9PM; Sa 11AM-9PM; Su 12-7PM
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WINTER BREAK JUMPFEST Jan 3, 2019
The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center
10847 West La Porte Road, Mokena, IL
708-390-2401
Does the winter weather have you stuck indoors and the kids stuck in front of the TV? Then bring them to Jumpfest! Jumpfest wristbands include unlimited jump time on tons of inflatables. Early Bird registrants by Dec. 3 receive a VIP wristband for an extra hour of jump time from 2-3pm. VIP wristbands are limited. Children 11 & younger must have a guardian with them. All ages welcome. Registration is taken at the door for $12 a jumper. No refunds.
3-8PM
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FAMILY STEAM FEST Jan 11, 2019
Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center
8125 West 171st Street, Tinley Park, IL
708-342-4200
Full STEAM ahead! We will enjoy a fun, exciting night dedicated to exploring, learning and engaging in activities without the pressures of grades and performance. $15 residents; $20 nonresidents
6-8PM
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SNOW DAY FESTIVAL Jan 19, 2019
Plum Creek Nature Center
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27064 South Dutton Road, Beecher, IL
708-946-2216
Cure your cabin fever with some winter recreation at Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve. Snowshoe the preserve’s trails or conquer its giant hill on a sled or a tube, and meet and greet Siberian husky sled dogs. Warm up by the campfire, and while you’re there, make some s’mores. Spend time warming up inside the nature center and explore the hands-on exhibits. Plum Creek Nature Center is open year round; discover what the winter forest has in store for you! Free! All ages.
12-4PM
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