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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.

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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


HITS CHICAGO - SHOWPLACE SPRING SPECTACULAR Jun 5, 2019 - Jun 23, 2019
HITS Chicago - Balmoral Park
26435 South Dixie Highway, Route 394 South, Crete, IL
708-304-2329
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CRUISIN' FRANKFORT Jun 6, 2019 - Jun 27, 2019
Municipal Lot in Downtown Frankfort
Kansas & White Streets, Frankfort, IL
815-469-2177
Different collector cars featured each week. Please visit www.frankfortcarclub.com for the 2019 Cruisin' Frankfort Schedule.
Th 5-8PM
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BREWMASTER'S VINTAGE BASEBALL Jun 15, 2019 - Jun 29, 2019
Site of the old Blue Island gas plant
Corner of James and Ann Streets, Blue Island, IL
708-371-8546
Enjoy baseball the way it was originally conceived according to the rules of 1858.
2PM
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WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS BASEBALL Jun 18, 2019 - Jun 23, 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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SHORT RUN ON A LONG DAY 5K RUN/WALK Jun 19, 2019
Main Park
200 Nebraska Street, Frankfort, IL
815-469-9400
15th Annual 5K run/walk. Register at frankfortparks.org
7PM start
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WORLD'S LARGEST SWIM LESSON Jun 20, 2019
White Water Canyon Water Park
8221 West 171st Street, Tinley Park, IL
708-342-4200
Come out and learn a lifesaving skill as we try and break a Guinness World Record! Registration will be at 9:15am at the front gate of the water park.
10:15-11AM
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ORLAND PARK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GOLF OUTING Jun 20, 2019
Silver Lakes Country Club
14700 South 82nd Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-349-2972
Whether you are a scratch golfer or double digit handicapper, join us for a great day of golf and networking with local businesses and organizations. Sponsorship & Registration forms available at www.orlandparkchamber.org or call 708-349-2972
8:00 am Check in & Continental Breakfast, 9:00 am Shotgun Start
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PADDLE & CAMPFIRE: COLLEGE NIGHT Jun 20, 2019
Monee Reservoir
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27341 Ridgeland Avenue, Monee, IL
708-534-8499
Kick off the summer in the outdoors with a fun night on the water with our half-price incentive. You’re invited to paddle in a kayak or canoe at Monee Reservoir and take a tour of the lake. Then, play some paddle Frisbee or beach ball on the water. Once the sun begins to fade, we’ll head back to shore to roast hot dogs and s’mores by fire. This is a recreational, non-instructional program. All equipment is provided. Participants should wear clothing that can get wet, including sturdy water shoes. Previous kayak/canoe experience is recommended. The launch area is easily accessible by a paved sidewalk from the parking lot. For ages 18-29. Registration required by Tuesday, June 18: 708.534.8499. $10/Person
6-9PM
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CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER Jun 22, 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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KAYAK KOLLEGE Jun 22, 2019
Monee Reservoir
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27341 Ridgeland Avenue, Monee, IL
708-534-8499
This workshop, led by U.S. Canoe Association/American Canoe Association certified instructors, introduces participants to the sport of kayaking on flat water. Specific instruction and safety topics are covered on shore. Paddle strokes and the variety of kayak types are discussed. Wet exits are demonstrated by instructors as well. After the class, participants are free to try other kayaks in the fleet. All equipment including life jackets is provided. Be sure to wear clothes and sturdy shoes that can get wet, and consider bringing sunscreen, sunglasses and a water bottle. No previous experience is required. The natural surface launch area is accessible by a paved trail from the parking lot. For ages 12 or older; Participants younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required by Thursday, June 20: 708.534.8499. $50/Person
10AM-12PM & 1-3PM
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FIRST TIME FISHING Jun 22, 2019
Monee Reservoir
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27341 Ridgeland Avenue, Monee, IL
708-534-8499
Start the summer off right and learn the basic skills every angler should know, including how to put together a pole, tie a knot, bait a hook and cast. Safety and ethics will also be covered. Program participants will gain hands-on experience while fishing along the shore during the second hour. Everything needed for the program, including bait, will be provided. Shoreline fishing and paved trails are easily accessible. For ages 7 or older. Registration required by Thursday, June 20: 708.946.2216. $3/Person
4-6PM
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CHICAGO RED STARS SOCCER Jun 23, 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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PADDLE & CAMPFIRE: FAMILY NIGHT Jun 23, 2019
Monee Reservoir
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27341 Ridgeland Avenue, Monee, IL
708-534-8499
Head outdoors and paddle in a kayak or canoe at Monee Reservoir. We’ll take a tour and then play some paddle Frisbee or beach ball on the water, whatever the group is up for! Once the sun begins to fade we’ll head back to shore and roast hot dogs and s’mores by a fire. This is a recreational, non-instructional program. All equipment is provided. Participants should wear clothing that can get wet, including sturdy water shoes. Previous experience is recommended. The launch area is easily accessible by a paved sidewalk from the parking lot. For ages 5 or older; Participants younger than 18 must be accompanied by registered adult. Registration required by Thursday, June 20: 708.534.8499. $20/Person
6-9PM
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CRUISE IN THE COMMONS Jun 25, 2019
New Lenox Village Commons
1 Veterans Parkway, New Lenox, IL
815-485-3584
Cruise the Commons features classic cars and live music with food and beverages available for sale.
6-9PM
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WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS BASEBALL Jun 28, 2019 - Jun 30, 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 Jul 1, 2019 - Jul 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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MONEE RESERVOIR BIG FISH CONTEST Jul 1, 2019 - Jul 31, 2019
Monee Reservoir
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27341 Ridgeland Avenue, Monee, IL
708-534-8499
Monee Reservoir is your place for fishing this summer. Starting June 1 through August 31, we will award a prize for the biggest bass, catfish and pan fish by length. Bring your catch to the Visitor Center and we will measure, photograph and record your fish to enter you into the contest. Your photo will be included on the Monee Reservoir Big Fish Display in the Visitor Center. A name will be drawn from all entries so even if you don’t have the biggest fish, you still have a chance to win a prize. Monee Reservoir supports catch and release; we encourage all entries to be live and released. Winners will be announced September 1, 2019. For ages 16 or older.
6AM-7PM
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ORLAND PARK GRAND SLAM EVENT WITH THE CHICAGO WHITE SOX Jul 2, 2019
Guarenteed Rate Field
Chicago, IL
708-403-5000
The Village of Orland Park’s Grand Slam Event with the Chicago White Sox is Friday, July 13 at 7:10 p.m. when the White Sox take on the Kansas City Royals. Mayor Keith Pekau will throw out the first pitch at this annual event that includes discounted tickets and parking plus commemorative Orland Park Sox Fan T-shirts. Be sure to stick around for the post game fireworks display. Transportation is not included and attendees need not live in Orland Park to take advantage of the discounts. Everyone is welcome! Watch the local media, website, and social media sites for ticket information beginning in March. Buy online at www.whitesox.com/orlandpark or download a ticket order form from the village’s website at www.orlandpark.org.
7:10PM
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CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER Jul 3, 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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VETERAN'S LIBERTY RUN Jul 3, 2019
Centennial Park
153rd Street Metra Station, Orland Park, IL
708-403-5000
This chip-timed two mile fun run and one mile fun walk will have participants traveling throughout Centennial Park.
7PM
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KIDS RUN FOR FUN 50 YARD DASH Jul 3, 2019
Centennial Park
153rd Street Metra Station, Orland Park, IL
708-403-5000
Come cheer on our happiest participants in the 50 yard, everyone wins dash! No pre-registration required for this free event. The first heat will start at approximately 7:30 p.m. Sign up near the Liberty Run start/finish line. Awards to all participants. FEE: FREE
7:30PM
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HITS CHICAGO - SUMMERTIME SERIES Jul 3, 2019 - Jul 21, 2019
HITS Chicago - Balmoral Park
26435 South Dixie Highway, Route 394 South, Crete, IL
708-304-2329
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4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION Jul 4, 2019
McCarthy Park
16801 South 80th Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-342-4200
After the morning Stars and Stripes 5K race, the opening ceremonies kick off at 4 p.m., and live music, food, free games, and more fill the day’s activities all the way up until the Tinley Park Fireworks Extravaganza display once the sun sets.
4-9:30PM
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CRUISIN' FRANKFORT Jul 4, 2019 - Jul 27, 2019
Municipal Lot in Downtown Frankfort
Kansas & White Streets, Frankfort, IL
815-469-2177
Different collector cars featured each week. Please visit www.frankfortcarclub.com for the 2019 Cruisin' Frankfort Schedule.
Th 5-8PM
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CHICAGO RED STARS SOCCER Jul 6, 2019
SeatGeek Stadium
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, IL
773-697-8699
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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SUMMER CAMP Jul 8, 2019 - Jul 26, 2019
Posen Civic Center
14401 South Campbell Avenue, Posen, IL
708-388-8797
Resident $25; Nonresident $30. 5 week camp including free lunch & snacks, math & reading and field trips. Register
M-Th 9AM-2PM
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OAK LAWN CHAMBER ANNUAL GOLF OUTING Jul 10, 2019
Stony Creek Golf Course
5850 West 103rd Street, Oak Lawn, IL
708-424-8300
The Oak Lawn Chamber of Commerce continues to thrive as one of the largest chambers in the south suburbs. Each year, the Chamber hosts its largest fundraising event, the Golf Outing, which draws a large crowd of members and other community supporters. This years’ outing will be held at Stony Creek Golf Course on Wednesday, July 10, 2019.
11:30AM Lunch; 12:30PM Shotgun Start
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WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS BASEBALL Jul 12, 2019 - Jul 14, 2019
Standard Bank Stadium
14011 South Kenton, Crestwood, IL
708-489-2255
The Windy City ThunderBolts baseball brings affordable family entertainment all summer long at Standard Bank Stadium. Frontier League Champions! Call to reserve groups or parties today!
Visit Website $ o s
CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER Jul 13, 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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KIDS' FEST Jul 13, 2019
Wampum Lake
Thornton-Lansing Road & Willigan Road, Thornton, IL
708-386-4042
Enjoy fishing, hiking, canoeing, archery and other fun activities at this outdoor extravaganza. Presented in partnership with Fishin' Buddies and Youth Conservation Conference.
10AM-3PM
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