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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.

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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 11 upcoming Workshop 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


SCRAPBOOKING WEEKEND Nov 2, 2018 - Nov 4, 2018
Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens
7402 West Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights, IL
708-361-1873
Get creative, share tips and make a special scrapbook during this fun craft weekend. Cost: All three days - $50, Friday only - $14, Saturday only - $30, Sunday only - $10 Includes: Snacks and beverages all weekend, dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday. Bring your own sack lunch for Saturday. Preregistration required at the Nature Center.
F 5PM-12AM; Sa 10AM-12AM; Su 12PM-4pm
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LADIES NIGHT OUT THANKFUL Nov 3, 2018
Vogt Visual Arts Center
17420 South 67th Court, Tinley Park, IL
708-342-4200
Join us for a Paint Night where you can create your own custom wood sign/home decor piece. $39 residents; $50 nonresidents
5-8PM
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WORLD WAR I CHRISTMAS MIRACLE Nov 11, 2018
Palos Heights Public Library
12501 South 71st Avenue, Palos Heights, IL
708-444-1473
Rochelle Pennington will discuss the 1914 battlefield Christmas truce remembered today as the most extraordinary event in military history featured in her book Christmas Gifts.
2PM
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LAKE MICHIGAN'S UNWANTED VISITORS Nov 13, 2018
Palos Heights Public Library
12501 South 71st Avenue, Palos Heights, IL
708-448-1473
Carl Sandburg High School Science Teacher Jim Corcoran will discuss the changes in Lake Michigan’s ecosystem since opening the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean.
6:30PM
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MYSTERIOUS MYANMAR Jan 6, 2019
Palos Heights Public Library
12501 South 71st Avenue, Palos Heights, IL
708-448-1473
Come along on this photo-rich adventure as we examine visa processes, regional safety, obstacles and solutions while traveling through this immensely rewarding Southeast Asian gem.
2PM
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THE WRIGHT BROTHERS, THE WRONG STORY Jan 13, 2019
Palos Heights Public Library
12501 South 71st Avenue, Palos Heights, IL
708-448-1473
Author William Hazelgrove will discuss his nonfiction book about the real story of the Wright brothers and their quest to create the first flying machine.
2PM
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COMEDY IMPROV SHOW OLD LANG SIGNS Jan 19, 2019
Tinley Park Performing Arts Center
16801 South 80th Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
7083424200
You’ll enjoy these comedic actors’ satirical improvisations and sketches as well as humorous parodies and hilarious material. $9 ADMISSION
7:30-9:30pm
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MINDFULNESS 101 Jan 27, 2019
Palos Heights Public Library
12501 South 71st Avenue, Palos Heights, IL
708-448-1473
Learn the basics of mindfulness and how to apply the principles in dealing with the challenges and stress of every day life.
2PM
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MOUNTAIN PASSES IN AMERICAN HISTORY Feb 24, 2019
Palos Heights Public Library
12501 South 71st Avenue, Palos Heights, IL
708-448-1473
This presentation by author Barbara Gregorich presents the story of six mountain passes which played a critical role in the growth of the United States.
2PM
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DISCOVER TINLEY EXPO Apr 6, 2019
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL
708-444-5678
The annual expo showcases the community's businesses, non-profit organizations and government services. This event features entertainment, food samples and giveaways at many of the booths.
10AM-3PM
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WOMEN THRIVING FEARLESSLY EXPO Jun 1, 2019
Moraine Valley Community College
9000 College Parkway, Building M, Palos Hills, IL
866-443-6769
An expo features stellar solutions for women in business & entrepreneurs. We have an expert panel, V.I.P. Lounge, amazing brekout sessions along with food, fun and suprises
10:30AM-4PM
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