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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
Sports Events
Workshops / Seminars

Below are the next 5 upcoming Workshop 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

Palos Heights Public Library
12501 South 71st Avenue, Palos Heights, IL
Rochelle Penington, author of The Christmas Tree Ship, will share stories about the ship which delivered holiday evergreens from Michigan to Chicago each Christmas season.
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CAMPING 101 Dec 5, 2017
Forest Preserves of Cook County, Camp Sullivan
14630 Oak Park Avenue, Oak Forest, IL
708-386-4042 x22
Camping 101 is a free, hands-on workshop designed to teach basic camping skills to first time campers. Learn tent set-up, campfire building, dressing for camping, camping etiquette and more. Registration not required. Perfect for families and novice campers. Parents must be present with children 16 & younger.
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ASTRONO-MONEE Dec 27, 2017
Monee Reservoir
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27341 Ridgeland Avenue, Monee, IL
The night sky is filled with interesting objects to view throughout the fall and, with the earlier sunsets and cold, clear skies, it’s a great time to view them. This program will start indoors at the visitor center. Participants will learn how to use a star chart to find fascinating objects visible with the naked eye, binoculars or small telescopes. If skies are clear, telescopes and binoculars will be available for use. Access to the viewing area may require a short walk over uneven ground. Come dressed for the weather as part of the program will be outside if the viewing is good. Registration required two days before each program date: 708.946.2216.
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SPRING BREAK CAMP Apr 2, 2018 - Apr 6, 2018
Roesner Park
16053 Richmond Avenue, Markham, IL
Ages 4-12 will have fun on spring break by participating in field trips, arts & crafts, games, sports, cook offs & so much more. Call 708-596-3366 for more information. $75 residents; $100 non-residents.
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Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL
The annual Discover Tinley Expo showcases the community's business and nonprofit organizations, as well as its government services. Visit Discover Tinley to learn more about what your Village has to offer. This free event features entertainment, food samples and giveaways at many of the booths.
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