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The Weekender: June 3rd - 5th in Chicago Southland

This weekend in Chicago Southland has a lot of fishing, art, concerts, water park fun and concerts! There are many reasons to visit Just Beyond The City Limits!



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Arts and Culture


Saturday, June 4th
8TH ANNUAL ART SHOW & SALE
Vogt Visual Arts Center
17420 South 67th Court, Tinley Park
(708) 342-4200
Experience artwork by many local artists at the Annual Art Show & Sale. Enjoy our June reception and live performances in the Gazebo!
10AM-4PM

Saturday, June 4th
LATIN BLISS
SPAA Theater & Performing Arts Center
350 Victory Drive, Park Forest
(708) 748-9470
The best female impersonator show in the country! (An all English show).
7PM

Concerts


Sunday, June 5th
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES - SODA
Village Green
9446 Raymond Avenue, Oak Lawn
(708) 499-7837
Summer Concerts are a family free event. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and refreshments. No dogs allowed
7-9:30PM

Sunday, June 5th
DIXIE CHICKSDIXIE CHICKS
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park
(312) 559-1212
With their flawless harmonies and traditional Western sound, the Dixie Chicks have been making history since the mid 1990's. Best known for their smash hit singles such as "Wide Open Spaces", "Not Ready to Make Nice" and their unique cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide" – Catch all of this and more LIVE in concert!
7PM

 

Explore Nature


Saturday, June 4th
ADULT FISHING DERBY
Monee Reservoir through the Forest Preserve District of Will County
27341 Ridgeland Avenue, Monee
(708) 534-8499
Pack a lunch and bring your favorite fishing pole. Monee Reservoir will provide one container of bait! Prizes valued at hundreds of dollars will be awarded. The shoreline fishing derby is for ages 16 and older. Registration is required; call 708-534-8499. Day-of registration begins at 7AM. Awards will be announced from 12-1PM. Admission Fee $10
7AM-1PM

Saturday, June 4th
FAMILY FISHING DAYfamily fishing
Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens
7402 West Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights
(708) 361-1873
Enjoy family fun fishing the entire shore during our catch and release fundraiser. All day {$25} and half day {$15} available. Fishing sessions will run from 8-11AM and 12-3PM. First and second place trophies will be awarded for the largest bass, catfish, muskie and walleye.
8AM-3PM

Saturday, June 4th
6TH ANNUAL FISHING DERBY
Metra Pond
North-East corner of Kedzie Avenue & 203rd Street, Olympia Fields
(708) 481-7313
Join us for a family-friendly event and fish for free. We'll be giving away prizes for biggest, smallest, & most fish (17 or younger to win; any age can fish).
9AM-12PM

Saturday, June 4thLittle calumet river day
LITTLE CALUMET RIVER DAY
Kickapoo Woods
14530 South Halsted Street, Riverdale
(312) 863-6253
Celebrate the Little Calumet River with recreation and environment activities. Experienced paddlers and first-timers all welcome. Canoes and kayaks are free to explore the river.
9AM-4PM

Family Fun


Saturday, June 4th
LAGOON FIRE ON THE WATER
Lagoon Park
Debra Drive & Leslie Lane, Oak Forest
(708) 687-7270
Fires will be lit on the lagoon while families relax and listen to music. Balloon artist (free for children) and beverages for purchase.
8-10PM

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WHITE WATER CANYON WATER PARK OPENING DAY
White Water Canyon Water Park
8221 West 171st Street, Tinley Park
(708) 342-4200
Welcome Summer at White Water Canyon Water Park Opening Day. Enjoy the lazy river, children's spray ground, zero depth pool and water slides! Daily Fees: Resident $8; Non-residents $14
12-8PM

Farmers Markets


Saturday, June 4th
FARMERS MARKET - PARK FOREST
Corner of Lakewood Boulevard & Cunningham Drive
271 Lakewood Boulevard, Park Forest
(708) 748-1118
This market offers fresh garden produce, bakery items and herbs. Freshly cooked pork sandwiches and tamales are also available. Come to the market to meet friends, chat, browse and shop. For more information, visit our website or call.
7AM-12PM

Saturday, June 4th
FARMERS MARKET - TINLEY PARKdowntown-tinley-farmers-market
Zabrocki Plaza
17375 Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park
(708) 532-9260
Visit the Farmers market every Saturday for the best selection of fruits, vegetables, and fresh flowers. Along with a variety of business vendors including jewelry, clothing, food products, and much more!
7:30AM-12PM

Saturday, June 4th
CRETE'S EUROPEAN MARKET
Exchange & Main Streets, Crete
(708) 672-0729
The European Market hosts locally grown fresh produce, flowers and other seasonal and specialty items.
8AM-1PM

Saturday, June 4th
FARMERS MARKET - HOMEWOOD
Martin Square
2020 Chestnut Road, Homewood
(708) 206-3393
Relaxing, friendly atmosphere while listening to music from local musicians. Diverse offerings of produce, baked goods and restaurants booths providing their specialties. Locally grown, organic produce, to fresh baked goods! The appraised chef, Dominique Tougne from La Voute Bistro + Bar, has been known to make his rounds through the Homewood market.
8AM-1PM

Saturday, June 4th
FARMERS MARKET - OAK FOREST
Waverly Commuter Lot
15600 South Cicero Avenue, Oak Forest
(708) 687-4050
Visit the Oak Forest Farmers Market every Saturday from May 28 through October 1 for the best selection of fruits, vegetables, fresh flowers, and home decor. You will also enjoy weekly events such as health screenings, culinary demos, story time for kids, and much more.
Sa 8AM-1PM

Sunday, June 5thfrankfort country market
COUNTRY MARKETS - FRANKFORT
Village Green
Kansas & White Streets, Frankfort
(815) 469-2177 x243
Enjoy local produce, homemade prepared foods and plants in an outdoor farmer's market. Special events throughout the year. Every Sunday in downtown Frankfort.
Su 10AM-2PM

Learn Something New


Saturday, June 4th - Sunday, June 5th
BODY MIND SPIRIT EXPO
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park
(708) 444-1100
Body Mind Spirit brings refreshed energy to the holistic movement in 2016. Join them for the latest in new thought presentations, the best advances in alternative health and as always the nations finest selections of psychics and mediums. This year the themed is "Explore Within" and you're invited to consider this theme throughout the weekend. Step to the next level of your own glorious being. With wonderful exhibits and free presentations, the expo truly will have you smiling throughout the weekend.
Sa 10AM-7PM; Su 10AM-6PM

Saturday, June 4th
BUILDING SAFETY DAY 2016
Richton Park Community Center
4445 Sauk Trail, Richton Park
(708) 481-5086
The Village of Richton Park celebrates the International Code Councils Building Safety Month. Building Safety is an International Celebration of Safe and Sustainable Structures.
5:30-8PM

Saturday, June 4thpancake
VETERANS' PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Holland Home
16300 Louis Avenue, South Holland
(708) 596-3050
Find out if you or your loved one are eligible for the VA Pension with Aid and Attendance in which Wartime Veterans and spouses can receive monthly pension to help pay for assisted living care in their home or in an assisted living or nursing home. Please RSVP at 708-596-3050 as seating is limited!
10AM

Saturday, June 4th
H.A. RATHJE PEOTONE WINDMILL TOURS
427 West Corning Avenue, Peotone
(708) 328-4072
Tour and explore three floors of the largest Dutch/German Illinois Windmill built in 1872, filled with antiques and exhibits.
1-3PM

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


Shopping


Friday, June 3rd
JERRY ROSSEN PUBLIC AUCTIONS
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone
(708) 997-0245
Auctions will include antiques, collectibles, furniture and more!
6PM

Saturday, June 4th - Sunday, June 5th
SWAP-O-RAMA FLEA MARKET
The Great Hall at the Tri-State Swap-O-Rama
4350 West 129th Street, Alsip
(708) 344-7300
Chicagoland's most modern indoor/outdoor permanent flea market. Over 800 individual booths of merchandise at bargain prices.
7AM-4PM

Saturday, June 4th
A GRAND GARAGE SALE
Apollo Recreation Center Parking Lot
12521 South Kostner Avenue, Alsip
(708) 389-1003
Tables will be set up in the north end of the Apollo Recreation Center parking lot, in case of inclement weather the sale will move indoors.
8AM-1PM

 

Sports


 

Saturday, June 4th
SUMMERTIME STRIDE 5K
Willowview Park
11420 West 197th Street, Mokena
(708) 390-2401
Event components include a 5K (3.1 mile) USATF certified course and chip timed run and fun walk followed by kids' dashes, refreshments, entertainment and an awards ceremony.
8:30AM

 

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