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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 23 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


FREE SUMMER STEM BONUS PROGRAM Jun 14, 2019 - Jun 29, 2019
South Suburban College
15800 South State Street, South Holland, IL
708-947-6466
Thornton Township and Law & Civics, Reading & Writing Institute are offering a FREE community Bonus Summer STEM program beginning Friday, June 14th through Saturday, August 31st. This unique learning experience is available to children, ages eight months to six years old and their parent/caregiver. Community residents are encouraged to sign up immediately as space is limited. Bringing the Community together to learn science, technology, engineering and mathematics!
F & Sa 9AM-1PM
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LEARN THE SYMPTOMS AND TREATMENTS OF PERIPHERAL ARTERY DISEASE Jun 21, 2019
Orland Park Cultural Center
14760 Park Lane, Orland Park, IL
708-915-6857
Learn from an expert about the symptoms and treatment of peripheral artery disease, a common circulatory problem that reduces blood flow to the limbs.
9-10AM
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FAMILY CAMPOUT Jun 21, 2019 - Jun 22, 2019
Camp Shabbona Woods
Forest Preserves of Cook County, 15810 North Torrence Avenue, South Holland, IL
708-868-0606
These special overnight night events for families are a great intro into camping. Meals and camping gear and outdoor fun for families. Email experience.camping@cookcountyil.gov for more information and to reserve your spot, space is limited. Camperships are available.
5PM
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GO GREEN! Jun 22, 2019
Homewood Science Center
18022 Dixie Highway, Homewood, IL
708-206-3369
Learn fun & creative ways to help make your home less wasteful & more environmentally conscious through crafts, science experiments, & more! #PopUpScience
10AM-1PM
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HISTORICAL WALK ON RIDGE ROAD Jun 24, 2019
Meet behind 3306 Ridge Road
3306 Ridge Road, Lansing, IL
708-895-2266
Lansing Historical Society President Paul Schultz will lead a walking tour along Lansing's main street, pointing out sites of historical, geological and architectural interest.
6-7:30PM
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GO GREEN! Jun 27, 2019
Homewood Science Center
18022 Dixie Highway, Homewood, IL
708-206-3369
Learn fun & creative ways to help make your home less wasteful & more environmentally conscious through crafts, science experiments, & more! #PopUpScience
10AM-1PM
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OUTDOOR BLOCK PARTY Jul 6, 2019
Camp Shabbona Woods
Forest Preserves of Cook County, 15810 North Torrence Avenue, South Holland, IL
708-868-0606
Join us for nature play, pop-up adventure play, creative reuse, primitive skills, games, a hike, and more!
12-4PM
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FRANCH CREOLE FIDDLE TUNES Jul 9, 2019
Palos Heights Public Library
12501 South 71st Avenue, Palos Heights, IL
708-448-1473
Fiddler and historian Dennis Stroughmatt brings the music of the French Creole alive in this program of music and storytelling.
6:30PM
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NATURE BY THE BOOK Jul 10, 2019
Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens
7402 West Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights, IL
708-361-1873
Lake Katherine and the Palos Heights Library team up to bring a nature-based panel book discussion to be held at the library. Book to be discussed: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard. To borrow a copy of the book and to register, please contact the Palos Heights Public Library at 708-448-1473.
6:30-9PM
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GRACE KELLY Jul 11, 2019
Palos Heights Public Library
12501 South 71st Avenue, Palos Heights, IL
708-448-1473
Award-winning actress and historian Leslie Goddard portrays Grace Kelly, the woman who transformed from a Hollywood superstar to a real-life princess.
6:30PM
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THE BENEFITS OF CHAIR YOGA Jul 19, 2019
Cultural Center Exhibit Hall
14760 Park Lane, Orland Park, IL
708-915-6857
The benefits of chair yoga include breathing control, relaxation, increased strength and flexibility. Learn tips you can use at home or at work. Lisa's guidance and instruction is informative, humorous and safe for all bodies. Come join us for a chair yoga session.
9-10AM
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APOLLO 11: ONE GIANT LEAP Jul 25, 2019
Palos Heights Public Library
12501 South 71st Avenue, Palos Heights, IL
708-448-1473
Marking the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, hear Terry Lynch as astronaut Neil Armstrong recount the lead up to the first moon landing.
6:30PM
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METAL MANIA Jul 27, 2019
Homewood Science Center
18022 Dixie Highway, Homewood, IL
708-206-3369
Metal Mania allows families to interact with the metals that surround us every single day through hands on activities and science experiments! #PopUpScience
10AM-1PM
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HUMMINGBIRDS FESTIVAL Aug 17, 2019
Plum Creek Nature Center
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27064 South Dutton Road, Beecher, IL
708-946-2216
This celebration of nature puts the spotlight on hummingbirds and other pollinators. Enjoy presentations, bird viewing, and local artisans and craft vendors. Watch on large screens as the Thorn Creek Audubon Society captures and bands hummingbirds. Celebrate nature with free activities like guided tree climbing, bike rentals to cycle the Plum Creek Greenway Trail, and slacklining. Enjoy live music and many other family-related activities.
1-5PM
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AUTUMN IN THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS Aug 22, 2019
Palos Heights Public Library
12501 South 71st Avenue, Palos Heights, IL
708-448-1473
Discover how this national park developed, explore things to see and do, and learn about the animals and plants living in the park.
6:30PM
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POPUP SCIENCE: BUBBLE BASH! Aug 26, 2019
Homewood Science Center
18022 Dixie Highway, Homewood, IL
708-206-3369
A day of fun, excitement, learning, and experimentation, Exploring the basics of chemistry, testing harmless yet mind-blowing chemical reactions! You Don't want to miss this!
10AM-1PM
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WHAT'S BUGGING BELVA? Sep 1, 2019 - Sep 29, 2019
Plum Creek Nature Center
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27064 South Dutton Road, Beecher, IL
708-946-2216
What's Bugging Belva? is an interactive traveling exhibit presented like a book. Belva the bug literally jumps off the pages of a book and into three gardens that include models on the insects being explored and information about their attributes. When Grandpa Belvedere takes her on a tour of the garden, Belva learns insects are beautiful, have cool features, and serve important functions.
Tu-Sa 10AM-4PM; Su 12-4PM
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HELLO BELVA!: INCREDIBLE INSECTS Sep 8, 2019
Plum Creek Nature Center
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27064 South Dutton Road, Beecher, IL
708-946-2216
Belva the Bug has arrived at Plum Creek Nature Center! Walk through the indoor exhibit where Belva resides. Then, explore the hidden world of insects with a naturalist outside the nature center. Bug nets, and bug boxes will reveal the hidden world of insect gems. Discover butterflies, grasshoppers, crickets, beetles and more! The exhibition was organized by the Purdue Agriculture Design Exhibit Center, Purdue University, and is brought to the Forest Preserve through funding provided by The Nature Foundation of Will County. This program takes place indoors and outdoors on uneven, natural terrain.
1-3PM
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WHAT'S BUGGING BELVA? Oct 1, 2019 - Oct 31, 2019
Plum Creek Nature Center
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27064 South Dutton Road, Beecher, IL
708-946-2216
What's Bugging Belva? is an interactive traveling exhibit presented like a book. Belva the bug literally jumps off the pages of a book and into three gardens that include models on the insects being explored and information about their attributes. When Grandpa Belvedere takes her on a tour of the garden, Belva learns insects are beautiful, have cool features, and serve important functions.
Tu-Sa 10AM-4PM; Su 12-4PM
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THE ENDURANCE Oct 3, 2019
Palos Heights Public Library
12501 South 71st Avenue, Palos Heights, IL
708-444-1473
Author Rochelle Pennington will detail the incredible feats achieved with Sir Ernest Shackleton's epic 1914 voyage to the Antarctic.
6:30PM
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WAIL OF THE BANSHEE: HALLOWEEN TALES OF CELTS AND DRUIDS Oct 27, 2019
Palos Heights Public Library
12501 South 71st Avenue, Palos Heights, IL
708-448-1473
Hear ghostly Irish legends that bring scary tales of the Emerald Isle.
2PM
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WHAT'S BUGGING BELVA? Nov 1, 2019 - Nov 30, 2019
Plum Creek Nature Center
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27064 South Dutton Road, Beecher, IL
708-946-2216
What's Bugging Belva? is an interactive traveling exhibit presented like a book. Belva the bug literally jumps off the pages of a book and into three gardens that include models on the insects being explored and information about their attributes. When Grandpa Belvedere takes her on a tour of the garden, Belva learns insects are beautiful, have cool features, and serve important functions.
Tu-Sa 10AM-4PM; Su 12-4PM
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NATIONAL BEARD AND MOUSTACHE CHAMPIONSHIPS Nov 9, 2019
350 Brewery's Insanity Factory
7600 185th Street, Tinley Park, IL
512-779-5179
The 2019 National Beard and Moustache Championships is an event to behold! Featuring 24 categories from Moustache to Full Beard to Ladies (craft), the event is open to anyone who wants to flaunt facial hair. In addition to their famous brews and delicious food, 350 Brewery's Insanity Factory will also be brewing a special Beard-Friendly beer especially for this event.
10AM-8PM
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