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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 30 upcoming Sporting 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


KIWANIS BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY Nov 1, 2017 - Nov 29, 2017
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-341-3161
Bingo, $4400 guaranteed payout. Doors open at 4:30pm. Early special at 6:15pm. Bulls eye, Fireplug, Raffle, Food, Free Coffee and Progressive Raffle.
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WINTER WONDERLAND ICE RINK Nov 18, 2017 - Nov 30, 2017
Centennial Park
15600 West Avenue at Fun Drive, Orland Park, IL
708-403-7275
Skaters with their own skates may use ice rink daily beginning at sunrise. Rink closes when warming house closes.
Warming house/Skate Rental Hours (subject to change) M-Th 4-8PM; F 4-9PM; Sa 10AM-9PM; Su 12-7PM
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TURKEY TROT Nov 23, 2017
Franklin Loebe Center
14650 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-403-7275
Feel the burn before you sit down for the Thanksgiving feast! This 2.5 mile chip timed cross country race is run through the streets, paths, and woods of Orland Park. Awards to the top overall male & female finishers, as well as the top three finishers in each age group and gender. Pre-registration is required and limited to 800, so register early. All participants receive a long sleeved T-shirt and are eligible for post-race raffle prizes.
6:30AM CHECK-IN, 8AM START TIME
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14TH ANNUAL BUTTERBALL BURNER FUN RUN Nov 24, 2017
H-F Racquet & Fitness Club
2920 West 183rd Street, Homewood, IL
708-957-0300
Put down those leftovers, grab your running shoes and head over to the H-F Racquet & Fitness Club for the 14th Annual Butterball Burner! Join us as we celebrate 14 years of burning the post Thanksgiving Day bloat with this fun run. All ages and abilities welcome. 8AM race day registration and check-in. $12 Residents / $15 Non-Residents
9AM
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SPORTS CARDS AND MORE SHOW Nov 25, 2017
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-334-4237
9AM-2PM
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WINTER WONDERLAND ICE RINK Dec 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017
Centennial Park
15600 West Avenue at Fun Drive, Orland Park, IL
708-403-7275
Skaters with their own skates may use ice rink daily beginning at sunrise. Rink closes when warming house closes.
Warming house/Skate Rental Hours (subject to change) M-Th 4-8PM; F 4-9PM; Sa 10AM-9PM; Su 12-7PM
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KIWANIS BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY Dec 6, 2017 - Dec 27, 2017
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-341-3161
Bingo, $4400 guaranteed payout. Doors open at 4:30pm. Early special at 6:15pm. Bulls eye, Fireplug, Raffle, Food, Free Coffee and Progressive Raffle.
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RUDOLPH DASH Dec 8, 2017
Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center
8125 West 171st Street, Tinley Park, IL
708-342-4200
Santa’s reindeer are busy getting ready for the big night. Join us as we have some fun getting in shape too! We will warm up with fun fitness activities then head to the indoor track for our dash! Kids will run the track and a special visitor will meet them at the finish line. Once everyone has had a chance to partake in the activities, Rudolph will lead everyone to visit with Santa where they will enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, and crafts! Parents do not stay for activities, but they are invited to join us at 6:30pm to take pictures with Santa. Fee: $15 R / $20 NR
5:30-6:45PM
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SPORTS CARDS AND MORE SHOW Dec 9, 2017
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-334-4237
9AM-2PM
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MOTHER & SON DATE NIGHT Dec 9, 2017
H-F Sports Complex
18211 Aberdeen Street, Homewood, IL
708-957-0300
The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District is hosting a special night just for moms and their sons. No need to get all dressed up, it’s a pajama party! The night will start off with a delicious holiday themed buffet that is sure to satisfy everyone’s appetite. Moms and sons are encouraged to wear their most comfortable pair of pajamas, bring cozy blankets, sleeping bags and pillows so they can snuggle up and watch a holiday classic film. This event is sure to create some memories that will last a lifetime! Participation is limited so please register early. Early Bird Registration Deadline: December 2 at 12PM. $25 R / $38 NR
5-8PM
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CHAMPION SPIRIT GROUP/STARZ & DANCE Dec 9, 2017 - Dec 10, 2017
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL
708-444-1100
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NATURE PLAY DAY Dec 13, 2017
Plum Creek Nature Center
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27064 South Dutton Road, Beecher, IL
708-946-2216
Parents with young children (Ages 3-5) are invited to come out for a Nature Play Day. You and your child may participate in a hike, story, game, dancing or playing. This is an opportunity for parents of young children to meet other parents. Registration required
10-11:30AM
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SANTA CLAUS RUN Dec 16, 2017
Matteson Community Center
20642 Matteson Avenue, Matteson, IL
Santa Claus Run is a fun run where you and thousands of other people dress up like Santa Claus to celebrate your Christmas Spirit. You'll get cookies and milk at the halfway point and even get to meet Santa Claus himself at the start/finish area. Get fit, support a good cause and create epic memories that will last you a lifetime! So what are you waiting for? Join us for the Jolliest Fun Run this Season! Price: VIP $90/Regular $75
11AM
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SPORTS CARDS AND MORE SHOW Dec 17, 2017
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-334-4237
9AM-2PM
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NOON YEAR'S EVE PARTY Dec 30, 2017
Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center
8125 West 171st Street, Tinley Park, IL
708-342-4200
Kids, get ready for an exciting party to ring in 2018! We will rock into Noon with dancing, countdown crafts, fun and festive games, prizes and a pizza, fruit and punch lunch. Fee: $15 R / $20 NR AGES: 6-11
10AM-12:30PM
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WINTER WONDERLAND ICE RINK Jan 1, 2018 - Jan 31, 2018
Centennial Park
15600 West Avenue at Fun Drive, Orland Park, IL
708-403-7275
Skaters with their own skates may use ice rink daily beginning at sunrise. Rink closes when warming house closes.
Warming house/Skate Rental Hours (subject to change) M-Th 4-8PM; F 4-9PM; Sa 10AM-9PM; Su 12-7PM
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WINTER BREAK OPEN GYM Jan 2, 2018 - Jan 5, 2018
Central Park Building Gymnasium
15601 South Central Avenue, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-7270
Join us over Winter Break for different activities each day in our gymnasium. Check on our website and our Facebook to see what is going on each day! No registration necessary. Ages 10+. Must have valid and current I.D. Resident-$2.00 Nonresident-$5.00
1:30-5PM
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KIWANIS BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY Jan 3, 2018 - Jan 31, 2018
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-403-6200
Bingo, $4400 guaranteed payout. Doors open at 4:30pm. Early special at 6:15pm. Bulls eye, Fireplug, Raffle, Food, Free Coffee and Progressive Raffle.
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WINTER BREAK JUMPFEST Jan 4, 2018
The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center
10847 West La Porte Road, Mokena, IL
708-957-0300
Does the winter weather have you stuck indoors and the kids stuck in front he the TV? Then come to Jumpfest! You can pay at the door for $10 per jumper, or register by December 16 and get a VIP wristband for $10 and get an extra hour of jump time from 2-3PM. Online registration is not available for this event and no refunds. Children 11 & under must have a guardian with them.
3-8PM
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SPORTS CARDS AND MORE SHOW Jan 6, 2018
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-334-4237
http://www.sportscardsandmoreshow.info/
9AM-2PM
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FAMILY STEAM FEST Jan 12, 2018
Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center
8125 West 171st Street, Tinley Park, IL
708-342-4200
Full STEAM ahead! We will enjoy a fun, exciting night dedicated to exploring, learning and engaging activities without the pressures of grades and performance. We will begin with a fun science show for all ages. After the show explore a dozen hands-on stations covering science, technology, engineering, art and math. All children must be accompanied by an adult and fee is per participants. Fee: $15 R / $20 NR AGE: 6+ accompanied by an adult
6-8PM
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HEALTHY LIVING EXPO Jan 13, 2018
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL
708-326-9170
Join 22nd Century Media for its second annual Healthy Living Expo! This free admission event will feature a variety of vendor booths, health screenings, healthy cooking demonstrations and free 30-minute workout classes!
9AM-1PM
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SNOW DAY FESTIVAL Jan 20, 2018
Plum Creek Nature Center
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27064 South Dutton Road, Beecher, IL
708-946-2216
Cure your cabin fever with some winter recreation at Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve. Snowshoe the preserve’s trails or conquer its giant hill on a sled or a tube, and meet and greet Siberian husky sled dogs. Warm up by the campfire, and while you’re there, make some s’mores. Spend time warming up inside the nature center and explore the hands-on exhibits. Plum Creek Nature Center is open year round; discover what the winter forest has in store for you! Free! All ages.
12-4PM
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SPORTS CARDS AND MORE SHOW Jan 21, 2018
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-334-4237
9AM-2PM
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WINTER WONDERLAND ICE RINK Feb 1, 2018 - Feb 18, 2018
Centennial Park
15600 West Avenue at Fun Drive, Orland Park, IL
708-403-7275
Skaters with their own skates may use ice rink daily beginning at sunrise. Rink closes when warming house closes.
Warming house/Skate Rental Hours (subject to change) M-Th 4-8PM; F 4-9PM; Sa 10AM-9PM; Su 12-7PM
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FAMILY FUN COMPETITION NIGHT Feb 2, 2018
H-F Racquet & Fitness Club
2920 West 183rd Street, Homewood, IL
708-799-1323
No need to pre-register, report straight to the pool! An evening of fun and friendly competition for H-F families. There’s something for everyone. Family members will compete and accumulate points throughout the course of the evening’s events and awards ribbons will be earned individually by event. Children should participate in events based on their age as of September 1. Multiple “heats” will be conducted when we have too many children for one race. Don’t forget that it is all for fun!! $20 per family
6-8PM
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TWISTED CHEER & DANCE COMPETITION Feb 2, 2018 - Feb 4, 2018
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL
708-444-1100
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SPORTS CARDS AND MORE SHOW Feb 3, 2018
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-334-4237
9AM-2PM
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KIWANIS BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY Feb 7, 2018 - Feb 28, 2018
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-341-3161
Bingo, $4400 guaranteed payout. Doors open at 4:30pm. Early special at 6:15pm. Bulls eye, Fireplug, Raffle, Food, Free Coffee and Progressive Raffle.
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TINLEY PARK GOLF EXPO Feb 9, 2018 - Feb 11, 2018
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL
708-990-3779
There will be plenty of great deals on equipment, apparel, accessories, golf courses and resorts, and more. Attendees can demo the newest equipment from major manufacturers in the Demo Area. In the dedicated Lessons Area, attendees can receive free one-on-one golf instruction from PGA professionals. A Closest to the Pin golf simulator contest, as well as Longest Drive and Long Putt contests, will offer attendees opportunities to win wonderful prizes with proceeds benefiting the First Tee.
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