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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 Musher Mania at the Monee Reservoir 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
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Expo / Consumer Show
Fairs / Carnivals
 
Holiday Celebrations
 
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Parades
 
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Workshops / Seminars



Below are the next 30 upcoming Arts 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


SWAP O RAMA FLEA MARKET Nov 1, 2017 - Nov 29, 2017
4350 West 129th Street
Alsip, IL
708-344-7300
Chicagoland's finest-most modern indoor/outdoor permanent flea market. Over 800 individual booths of merchandise at bargain prices - every weekend.
W 7AM-2PM; Sa & Su 7AM-4PM
Visit Website $ d o
TINLEY PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM & CHAPEL TOUR Nov 1, 2017 - Nov 29, 2017
Tinley Park Historical Society Museum & Chapel
6727 174th Street, Tinley Park, IL
708-429-4210
Tours of the museum, one room schoolhouse and the landmark chapel built in 1884 with beautiful stain glass windows. The chapel is available for weddings and special events by reservation. Various community events are held throughout the year. Check Facebook: Tinley Park Historical Society
W10AM-2PM; 1st Su 1-3PM; 2nd Th 6-8PM
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BOOMER TOYS AND DOLLS Nov 1, 2017 - Nov 29, 2017
1950s Park Forest House Museum, St. Mary's Catholic Church
227 Monee Road, Park Forest, IL
708-481-4252
Toys and dolls, several on loan, played with from the late 1940s into the mid-1960s will be on display, along with books about them.
W & Sa 1-3:30PM
Visit Website c d h
MVCC ART FACULTY | NEW WORK Nov 1, 2017 - Nov 30, 2017
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Moraine Valley Community College’s art faculty present their recent work to their students, colleagues, and community in this annual group exhibition. The gallery exhibition will continue into the atrium. Reception: Nov. 2, 2:30-4PM, Artist Talk: 3PM
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
Visit Website c d
VILLAGE OF ROBBINS - OPEN AIR MARKET Nov 2, 2017 - Nov 30, 2017
13900 Claire Boulevard
Robbins, IL
708-385-8940
Thinking of going into business? Let us be your testing ground. Become a vendor/or shop till you drop. We have new and used merchandise.
Tu,Th & Sa 6AM-3PM
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INTRICACIES Nov 6, 2017 - Dec 7, 2017
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-709-7738
Exhibition of works by Emily Hermant, Richard Shipps, Ana Louise Pardee Lindquist and Carrie Ann Bronkowski. Works in varied media by these artists exude intricacy through their layered and complicated forms, images and techniques.
M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM; Artists' Reception Nov. 16 12-2:30PM
Visit Website c d
SPORTS CARDS AND MORE SHOW Nov 25, 2017
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-334-4237
9AM-2PM
Visit Website $ d s
BI-ANNUAL SSC STUDENT ART EXHIBITION Nov 30, 2017
South Suburban College
15800 South State Street, South Holland, IL
708-596-2000 x2316
For more information or to confirm dates/time, call 708-596-2000 x2316. Reception TBD.
Visit Website c d
VILLAGE TREE LIGHTING AND HOLIDAY MARKET Dec 1, 2017
Palos Park Recreation Center
8901 West 123rd Street, Palos Park, IL
708-671-3760
Join us as we welcome the season with the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus and the official lighting of the Village Tree. There will be two levels of holiday vendors.
5-9PM
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HOLIDAY LIGHTS IN HOMEWOOD Dec 1, 2017
Martin Avenue & Ridge Road
Homewood, IL
708-798-3000
Kick-off the holidays in downtown Homewood with trolley rides, Christkindle market, live reindeer, ice sculpture demonstrations, live music, shopping, cookie decorating and of course Santa!
5-9PM
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CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE Dec 1, 2017 - Dec 2, 2017
Lotton Art Glass Gallery & Studios
24760 South Country Lane, Crete, IL
708-672-1400
Experience the thrill of watching magnificent works of art being created daily out of hot glass. Meet the famous Lotton Family in person. Tour the hot shop and gallery.
F 10AM-7PM; Sa 10AM-5PM
Visit Website c d h
HOLIDAY MARKET Dec 1, 2017 - Dec 3, 2017
Oak Park Avenue Metra Train Station
6700 South Street (south parking lot), Tinley Park, IL
708-444-5678
Stroll into the cozy warmth of our large, heated tent and shop for unique handmade crafts and creations. Enjoy tasty treats and live music by local groups and entertainers. Children will have fun making holiday crafts, writing letters for the soldiers and cookie decorating.
F 6-9PM; Sa 12-6PM; Su 12-5PM
Visit Website d h o p
BI-ANNUAL SSC STUDENT ART EXHIBITION Dec 1, 2017 - Dec 7, 2017
South Suburban College
15800 South State Street, South Holland, IL
708-596-2000 x2316
For more information or to confirm dates/time, call 708-596-2000 x2316. Reception TBD.
Visit Website c d
MVCC ART FACULTY | NEW WORK Dec 1, 2017 - Dec 15, 2017
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Moraine Valley Community College’s art faculty present their recent work to their students, colleagues, and community in this annual group exhibition. The gallery exhibition will continue into the atrium.
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
Visit Website c d
HOLIDAY BAZAAR ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR Dec 2, 2017
Sertoma Centre 127th
4100 W. 127th Street, Alsip, IL
708-730-6208
Sertoma Centre is looking to host its first annual Holiday Bazaar Arts & Crafts Fair. Our aim is to raise money for the individuals with disabilities whom we serve and give our local artists a way to showcase their talents.
9AM-3PM
Visit Website d h
HOLIDAY NATURE CRAFTS Dec 2, 2017
Plum Creek Nature Center
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27064 South Dutton Road, Beecher, IL
708-946-2216
Learn ways to deck the halls in a nature theme, while sipping on hot chocolate and listening to carols. Enjoy quality time with family and friends while designing a craft. Adults and kids alike will have their own nature crafting options from which to choose. There will be something for everyone to make and take home, and all crafting abilities are welcome. Materials will be provided. This program is offered indoors in an accessible facility. For ages 5 or older. Registration required by Thursday, November 30.
1-3PM
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VILLAGE OF ROBBINS - OPEN AIR MARKET Dec 2, 2017 - Dec 30, 2017
13900 Claire Boulevard
Robbins, IL
708-385-8940
Thinking of going into business? Let us be your testing ground. Become a vendor/or shop till you drop. We have new and used merchandise.
Tu,Th & Sa 6AM-3PM
d o
BOOMER TOYS AND DOLLS Dec 2, 2017 - Dec 30, 2017
1950s Park Forest House Museum, St. Mary's Catholic Church
227 Monee Road, Park Forest, IL
708-481-4252
Toys and dolls, several on loan, played with from the late 1940s into the mid-1960s will be on display, along with books about them.
W & Sa 1-3:30PM
Visit Website c d h
SWAP O RAMA FLEA MARKET Dec 2, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017
4350 West 129th Street
Alsip, IL
708-344-7300
Chicagoland's finest-most modern indoor/outdoor permanent flea market. Over 800 individual booths of merchandise at bargain prices - every weekend.
W 7AM-2PM; Sa & Su 7AM-4PM
Visit Website $ d o
HOLIDAY MARKET Dec 3, 2017 - Dec 24, 2017
Village Commons
101 Veterans Parkway, New Lenox, IL
815-462-6400
F-Su
Visit Website d h
TINLEY PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM & CHAPEL TOUR Dec 3, 2017 - Dec 27, 2017
Tinley Park Historical Society Museum & Chapel
6727 174th Street, Tinley Park, IL
708-429-4210
Tours of the museum, one room schoolhouse and the landmark chapel built in 1884 with beautiful stain glass windows. The chapel is available for weddings and special events by reservation. Various community events are held throughout the year. Check Facebook: Tinley Park Historical Society
W10AM-2PM; 1st Su 1-3PM; 2nd Th 6-8PM
c d
INTRICACIES Dec 4, 2017 - Dec 7, 2017
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-709-3636
Exhibition of works by Emily Hermant, Richard Shipps, Ana Louise Pardee Lindquist and Carrie Ann Bronkowski. Works in varied media by these artists exude intricacy through their layered and complicated forms, images and techniques.
M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM
Visit Website c d
HOLIDAY HAYRIDE Dec 8, 2017
Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens
7402 West Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights, IL
708-361-1873
Our annual holiday hayrides will feature the food, fun and traditions from decades past. We'll ride on our hay wagon through the streets of Palos Heights singing Christmas carols then return to the Nature Center to enjoy food, crafts and other activities. Registration and payment to be made in person or by mail no later than the Monday before hayride. $10 per person
7-9:30PM
Visit Website ag d o
SPORTS CARDS AND MORE SHOW Dec 9, 2017
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-334-4237
9AM-2PM
Visit Website $ d s
PEOTONE'S CHRISTMAS IN THE VILLAGE Dec 9, 2017
Throughout the Village
Peotone, IL
708-917-0265
A community celebration taking place throughout the Village. Pancake breakfast, crafts, entertainment, Santa and lighted parade. Like the Village of Peotone on Facebook for schedule.
d h p
WINTER WONDERLAND FESTIVAL Dec 9, 2017
Roesner Park
16053 Richmond Avenue, Markham, IL
708-596-3366
Enjoy a horse & carriage ride through the Festival of Lights, great food, shopping, pictures with Santa, cookie decorating, hot chocolate, crafts, a present for every child & so much more. $5 residents; $7 non-residents
5-9:30PM
Visit Website $ d f h o
CHRISTMAS PAST Dec 10, 2017
Forest Preserves of Cook County, Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Avenue, South Holland, IL
708-868-0606
Visit our pioneer cabins as we celebrate this joyous time of year in a simpler way with homemade toys, chestnuts roasting and popcorn popping in the open fire. Everyone is invited to make a craft to take home.
11AM-3PM
Visit Website ag c d h o
ELF ON THE SHELF WORKSHOP Dec 13, 2017
Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center
8125 West 171st Street, Tinley Park, IL
708-342-4200
In this workshop we will have fun making crafts featuring the Elf on the Shelf. Children will have an opportunity to make a craft, play a game or two and enjoy a delicious snack all while singing along to our favorite holiday music. Fee: $12 R / $16 NR AGES: 4-10
4:30-6PM
Visit Website $ d
SPORTS CARDS AND MORE SHOW Dec 17, 2017
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-334-4237
9AM-2PM
Visit Website $ d s
VILLAGE OF ROBBINS - OPEN AIR MARKET Jan 2, 2018 - Jan 30, 2018
13900 Claire Boulevard
Robbins, IL
708-385-8940
Thinking of going into business? Let us be your testing ground. Become a vendor/or shop till you drop. We have new and used merchandise.
Tu,Th & Sa 6AM-3PM
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