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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
Cultural Events
 
Displays / Arts & Crafts
 
Expo / Consumer Show
Fairs / Carnivals
 
Holiday Celebrations
 
Outdoor Activities
Parades
 
Sports Events
 
Workshops / Seminars



Below are the next 10 upcoming Parade 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


CRETE COUNTRY CHRISTMAS Dec 1, 2017 - Dec 3, 2017
Downtown Crete
Main & Exchange Streets, Crete, IL
708-672-9216
Crete Country Christmas - 2 days of various activities in Downtown Crete. Lighted Parade Saturday at 6:30.
F 5-10:30PM; Sa 8AM-10:30PM
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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
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CHRISTMAS PARADE AND TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY Dec 2, 2017
City Hall
15440 South Central Avenue, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-4050
Ring in the holiday season with a festive parade and tree lighting ceremony. You'll also enjoy refreshments and visits with Santa in the fire house.
11AM
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CHRISTMAS LIGHT PARADE Dec 2, 2017
Western Avenue from Walnut to Vermont
Blue Island, IL
708-612-5463
Bands, floats, decorated cars, and trucks all lit up for the holidays!
5:30PM
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CHRISTMAS IN BLUE ISLAND Dec 2, 2017
Uptown Blue Island
Western Avenue & York Street, Blue Island, IL
708-612-5463
Pre-Holiday shopping at our Kringle Mart, free rides for kids 3-7. Our 16th annual light parade kicks off at 5:30PM on Western Avenue.
3-10PM
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TINLEY'S TOYLAND PARADE Dec 2, 2017
175th Street to Zabrocki Plaza
17375 South Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-444-5678
Tinley’s Toyland Parade celebrates the official arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Our special guests will arrive at the Oak Park Avenue Metra train station immediately following the conclusion of the parade. Children are encouraged to bring an unwrapped gift for persons of any age, to be donated to a local charity. A collection center will be located near the Holiday Market.
11:45AM
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PARADE OF LIGHTS Dec 3, 2017
177th Street along Oak Park Avenue
Tinley Park, IL
708-444-5678
The Parade of Lights includes festive floats, vehicles, local businesses, community groups and school bands displaying the spirit of the season. Our guests from the North Pole will be making a special appearance.
5PM
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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.
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OAK FOREST FLEADH Mar 3, 2018
Cicero Avenue Corridor
151st to 159th on Cicero Avenue, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-4600
The Oak Forest Fleadh includes customer appreciation parties, a 5K run/walk, an open streets event (ride, blade, skate), a family parade and a pub and restaurant open house.
5K 8:30AM; Open Bike ride 10AM; Parade 11AM; Pub & Restaurant open house 5PM-3AM
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DOWNTOWN TINLEY IRISH PARADE Mar 18, 2018
Downtown Tinley Park
Along Oak Park Avenue, 183rd to 171st Street, Tinley Park, IL
708-444-5678
The annual Downtown Tinley Irish Parade will step off at 2PM. The Parade proceeds along Oak Park Avenue. The family-friendly event features floats, community groups, local schools and businesses.
2PM
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