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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


CHICAGO WHITE SOX BASEBALL Jul 1, 2018 - Jul 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
SUMMER CAMP Jul 1, 2018 - Jul 31, 2018
Markham Park District
16053 Richmond Avenue, Markham, IL
708-596-3366
Parents!! School is almost out and you need a place to send your little sweet peas and honey bees to run free! Send your child to the Markham Park District summer camp! It will be packed with lots of fun filled activities including arts and crafts, theater, swimming, field trips, educational activities, and much more. On top of all of that, they will even receive free breakfast, lunch, and a camp T-shirt! Sign up today! Prices vary.
Before Care: 6-9AM; Camp Hours 9AM-3PM; After Care: 3-6PM. 3 sessions June 4-22; June 25-July 13; July 16-August 3.
Visit Website $ d o s
CRUISIN' INTO LOCKPORT Jul 2, 2018 - Jul 30, 2018
Central Square
222 East Ninth Street, Lockport, IL
815-838-1183
FREE event featuring cars from all different eras. Enjoy our music and farmers market as you browse!
M Farmers Market: 4-8PM; Bands 4:30-8:30PM
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WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS BASEBALL Jul 23, 2018 - Jul 26, 2018
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. Call to reserve groups or parties today!
Visit Website $ o s
USHL DEVELOPMENT SERIES PHASE III COMBINE Jul 24, 2018 - Jul 27, 2018
Artic Ice Arena
10700 West 160th Street, Orland Park, IL
708-403-4231
The USHL Combine is the first evaluation opportunity for elite hockey players who aim to be selected in the USHL Draft in the future.
8AM-9PM
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CHICAGO RED STARS SOCCER Jul 28, 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
Visit Website $ o s
SUMMER CAMP Aug 1, 2018 - Aug 3, 2018
Markham Park District
16053 Richmond Avenue, Markham, IL
708-596-3366
Parents!! School is almost out and you need a place to send your little sweet peas and honey bees to run free! Send your child to the Markham Park District summer camp! It will be packed with lots of fun filled activities including arts and crafts, theater, swimming, field trips, educational activities, and much more. On top of all of that, they will even receive free breakfast, lunch, and a camp T-shirt! Sign up today! Prices vary.
Before Care: 6-9AM; Camp Hours 9AM-3PM; After Care: 3-6PM. 3 sessions June 4-22; June 25-July 13; July 16-August 3.
Visit Website $ d o s
CHICAGO WHITE SOX BASEBALL Aug 1, 2018 - Aug 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
ULTIMATE DODGEBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS Aug 2, 2018 - Aug 5, 2018
Sky Zone
66 Orland Square Drive #B, Orland Park, IL
708-966-2399
The Ultimate Dodgeball Championship is the largest cash prize dodgeball tournament in the world! Qualifying Teams from SkyZone parks all over the world will converge for four days of intense competition to attempt to win over $65,000 in prizes.
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WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS BASEBALL Aug 3, 2018 - Aug 9, 2018
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. Call to reserve groups or parties today!
Visit Website $ o s
KID'S FISHING DERBY Aug 4, 2018
Monee Reservoir
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27341 Ridgeland Avenue, Monee, IL
708-534-8499
Calling all kids ages 5-15! Monee Reservoir is hosting its annual fishing derby. Find the best spot along the shore as you try your luck at catching fish. Prizes will be awarded. Even if the fish aren’t biting, everyone goes home a winner because each participant receives a goody bag and ice cream! The fishing wall is accessible by way of a paved sidewalk.
7AM-1PM
Visit Website $ o s
BANDS & BREWS Aug 4, 2018
New Lenox Village Commons
1 Veterans Parkway, New Lenox, IL
815-462-6400
The evening will feature live music from some local bands and a variety of craft beer for purchase.
5PM
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CRUISIN' INTO LOCKPORT Aug 6, 2018 - Aug 27, 2018
Central Square
222 East Ninth Street, Lockport, IL
815-838-1183
FREE event featuring cars from all different eras. Enjoy our music and farmers market as you browse!
M Farmers Market: 4-8PM Band: 4:30-8:30PM
Visit Website ag d f o s
HITS CHICAGO - SHOWPLACE END OF SUMMER I Aug 8, 2018 - Aug 12, 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.
Visit Website o s
CHICAGO RED STARS SOCCER Aug 10, 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
Visit Website $ o s
CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER Aug 11, 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
Visit Website $ o s
HITS CHICAGO -SHOWPLACE END OF SUMMER II Aug 15, 2018 - Aug 19, 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.
Visit Website o s
WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS BASEBALL Aug 17, 2018 - Aug 25, 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
EVIL HORSE BREW MASTERS CHARITY GOLF OUTING Aug 18, 2018
Balmoral Woods Golf Club
26732 South Balmoral Woods Drive, Crete, IL
708-304-2907
Charity fundraiser for Wounded Warrior Family Support. $100 donation includes 18 holes of golf, cart, unlimited beer sampling on course and a delicious dinner after play.
$100/golfer includes 18 holes of golf, cart, beer tasting on course and dinner after play; shotgun starts at 1PM
Visit Website $ o s
CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER Aug 25, 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
Visit Website $ o s
CHICAGO WHITE SOX BASEBALL Sep 1, 2018 - Sep 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.
Visit Website $ o s
GRAVEYARD BLUES TOUR Sep 8, 2018
Cal Sag Trail
Blue Island Beer Co, 13357 Olde Western Avenue, Blue Island, IL
708-365-9365
We'll start at Rock Island Public House and pedal on quiet streets to three historic cemeteries near the Cal-Sag Trail: Burr Oak, Restvale and Lincoln. Blues artist and historian Harmonica Neil meets us graveside to share stories and music of the Chicago blues legends. The route is an easy 22 miles at a relaxed, nobody-gets-left-behind pace. Refreshments and SAG support. We’ll finish at Rock Island Public House for music and craft beer. Pre-Register $22; After August 31st $30
8:30AM-3PM
Visit Website $ c o s
ZOO RUN RUN Sep 9, 2018
Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL
708-688-8000
Join us on September 9 for the return of ZooRunRun - with courses entirely within the world renowned Brookfield Zoo! Each year more species lose their race for survival and disappear from the wild. But it is a race we can win, and YOU CAN HELP
Visit Website $ o s
VILLAGE OF ORLAND PARK VETERANS CLASSIC GOLF OUTING Sep 11, 2018
Silver Lakes Country Club
14700 South 82nd Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-403-7275
The golf package includes eighteen holes of golf, continental breakfast, barbeque lunch on the course, cocktails, dinner, and door prizes.
9AM
Visit Website $ o s
NATURE PLAY DAY Sep 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 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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HITS CHICAGO - SHOWPLACE FALL CLASSIC I Sep 12, 2018 - Sep 19, 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.
Visit Website o s
PROFESSIONAL PAINTBALL TOURNAMENT-2018 NXL CHICAGO OPEN Sep 14, 2018 - Sep 16, 2018
Chicago Gaelic Park
6119 West 147th Street, Oak Forest, IL
713-855-4745
The world's largest Professional Paintball tournament series comes to the Chicago area, September 14th through 16th! The event features hundreds of teams of all skill levels from all over the world competing at the highest level of the sport. Watch divisional (Amateur) paintball matches from Semi-Professional all the way down to the Beginner level for FREE as well as enjoy the open trade show featuring all of the largest companies in the industry, food & drink vendors, live event DJ, games & more! - Watch the Professionals for as low as $5 a day on center stage!
8AM-5PM
Visit Website $ s
SUMMER SEND-OFF PADDLE Sep 15, 2018
Monee Reservoir
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27341 Ridgeland Avenue, Monee, IL
708-534-8499
Choose a kayak or canoe to paddle, taking in the last little bit of summer. Let certified instructors guide you on a tour of the reservoir. Then, end around a campfire to roast hotdogs and s’mores. This is a recreational, non-instructional program. All equipment is provided. Wear clothing that can get wet, including water shoes or old gym shoes. Prior paddling experience is strongly recommended. The launch area is easily accessible by a paved sidewalk from the parking lot. We also offer private, one-on-one instruction. If interested, call 708.534.8499. For ages 7 or older. Registration required by Thursday, September 13: 708.534.8499. $20/person
4-7PM
Visit Website $ o s
CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER Sep 16, 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.
4PM
Visit Website $ o s
CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER Sep 29, 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.
2:30PM
Visit Website $ o s




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