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The Weekender: August 26 - 28 in Chicago Southland

This weekend's events in Chicago Southland offer an array of opportunities to eat, drink and be happy or to reconnect with family and friends! There are many reasons to visit Just Beyond The City Limits!



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Family Fun


Friday, August 26th - Sunday, August 28thwill county fairground
WILL COUNTY FAIR
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone
(708) 258-9359
Tractor pulls, Demolition Derby Day, livestock judging and more activities will get you and the family excited about the annual Will County Fair. The free family entertainment tent includes arts and crafts judging, visitors the kids will certainly love like Ronald McDonald and music for all ages. Carnival, food, grandstand entertainment, commercial exhibits and a beer tent make this an enjoyable trip to the Chicago Southland for everyone. Click here for a coupon.
8-12AM

Friday, August 26th - Sunday, August 28th
WORTH DAYS
Altman Park
115th and Harlem Avenue, Worth
(708) 448-7080wORTH DAYS
Live music, carnival rides, parade and so much more. Watch the parade on Saturday, August 27th starting at 111th Street for the annual Worth Day Parade. Parade kicks off at noon at Ridgeland to Harlem Avenue. There are daily specials at the carnival that included unlimted rides for only $25 / person per day. Check out their website for a list of entertainment.
F 6PM-12AM; Sa 1PM-12AM; Su 2-11PM

Saturday, August 27th
OPERATION HONOR
Memorial Park
12804 South Highland Avenue, Blue Island
(708) 224-8451
Fun filled all day outdoor event to honor, respect and thank US Military Veterans and those now currently serving. Free Entry includes live music, local food vendors and beer tent. There will be several military displays that will include: Company C, 1st / 502 2nd PIR 101 Airborne Vietnam reenactors, static display of Vietnam equipment, restored military vehicles, A7D Corsair Jet Bomber, Car Show by the Romin ' Chariots Car Club and more.
10AM-10PM

Saturday, August 27th
DJ JIMMY JAMZ
Odyssey Fun World
19111 South Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park
(708) 429-3800
Dance contests, great music & giveaways!
5-7PM

Sunday, August 28th
SPLISH SPLASH BACK TO SCHOOL BASH
Walker Country Estates Park
299 Lenox Street, New Lenox
(815) 485-3584
With school starting back up, join us for one more summertime bash and get geared up for school this fall. You can enjoy the Splash Pad at Walker Park, shaved Kona Ice, get your hands in a wax mold to take home and enjoy various other games and activities as a family. $5 per person
2:30-4:30PM

Sunday, August 28th
SUNDAY AFTERNOON STORY TIME
Paperback Trading Co.
8825 South Ridgeland Avenue, Oak Lawn
(708) 598-8442
Sunday Afternoon Story Time with a story, craft and activity geared for the 3-6 year old children, but all are invited. FREE
4-5PM

Concerts


 

Saturday, August 27th
MUSIC IN THE PLAZA SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Zabrocki Plaza
17375 Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park
(708) 444-5678
Enjoy music under the stars with the New Odyssey Band (three guys, 30 instruments). Food and beverages are available. Don't forget your lawn chairs and blankets!
7-10PM

Saturday, August 27th
COUNTRY CLUB HILLS THEATER CONCERT SERIES
Country Club Hills Theater
4116 West 183rd Street, Country Club Hills
(708) 798-2616
Country Club Hills Jazz Festival featuring music from Norman Brown, Kirk Whalum, Nick Colionne and Rick Braun.
Gates open 5PM and concert starts 7PM

Eat, Drink & Be Happy


Friday, August 26th - Saturday, August 27thzoobrew
ZOOBREW
Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Road, Brookfield
(708) 688-8351
Enjoy bears and beers, lions and lagers, anteaters and ales...all at Brookfield Zoo's fifth annual ZooBrew on Friday, August 26 and Saturday, August 27, 2016. Zoo Brew is a one-of-a-kind, 21 and over*, unique beer-tasting event featuring over 80 beers.
5-9PM

Saturday, August 27th
ALPINE FEST
German-American Heritage Center
25249 Center Road, Frankfort
(815) 464-1514
Come celebrate this summer festival with music by the Johnny Wagner Band and German food and beer. PROST! Free Parking and a donation of $10 to attend is appreciated with kids under age 16 are free.
Doors open 4PM; Music begins 5PM

 

Farmers Markets


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Learn Something New


Saturday, August 27th
HEALTH & WELLNESS FAIR
Ford Heights Community Service Organization
943 East Lincoln Highway, Ford Heights
(708) 758-2565
Fair will include music and refreshments, youth activities, free screenings and immunizations, health awareness and education, exercise and dancing, raffle prizes and give-aways.
12-4PM

Ongoing
ABRAHAM LINCOLN: SELF MADE IN AMERICA
Chicago Southland Lincoln Oasis
700 East Tri-State Tollway, South Holland
(708) 596-8300
Last year the exhibit, "Abraham Lincoln: Self Made in America" came to the Chicago Southland Lincoln Oasis. The traveling exhibit was created by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth. The exhibit features eight kiosks and covers Lincoln's childhood, the Lincoln-Douglas debates, the 1860 Presidential election, the Civil War, the 4th Amendment and Emancipation Proclamation, his assassination and other important periods and events in his life. This is a temporary exhibit, so don't miss the opportunity to learn about a famous part of America's history!
Open 7 days a week


Sports


Friday, August 26th - Sunday, August 28thtHUNDERBOLTShEADER
WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS VS. SCHAUMBURG BOOMERS
Standard Bank Stadium
14011 South Kenton Avenue, Crestwood
(708) 489-2255
New for 2016 is the “Late Night Friday” presented by JULIE, Inc. where the ThunderBolts will have live music entertainment after the game! August 26th will feature Dueling Pianos. Saturday is the SUPER MEGA Postgame Fireworks SPECTACULAR, which is the final fireworks show of the season! Bring your family out to the ballpark on Sunday's Family Day at a great low price: Four tickets, four hot dogs and four sodas just for $30! After every Sunday game the ThunderBolts will sign autographs and all fans are allowed on to the field to play catch in the outfield. As always kids run the bases after every non-fireworks home game sponsored by Andy’s Frozen Custard.
F 7:05PM; Sa 6:05PM; Su 5:05PM

 

Theater


Friday, August 26th - Sunday, August 28thThe Fantasticks
ARTISTS WALK THEATRE PRODUCTION "THE FANTASTICKS"
Flossmoor Community House
847 Hutchinson Road, Flossmoor
(815) 277-1083
THE FANTASTICKS is the world's longest-running musical, and Artists Walk Theatre is the only professional theater company in the Southland. Reservations: call or BrownPaperTickets.com
F-Sa 7:30PM; Su 2PM

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