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Click Here to View Our Interactive VideoWith 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 Snow Day Festival at the Plum Creek Nature Center 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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Below are the next 30 upcoming 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


BRIDES THROUGH THE DECADES Jun 3, 2019 - Jun 29, 2019
Lansing Public Library, Lower Level
2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing, IL
312-969-0385
Vintage bridal attire and other fashions from the late 1800's with photographs of bridal couples and commentary about the fashion trends of the times.
M 6-8PM; W 3-5PM; Sa 11AM-1PM
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CRUISIN' FRANKFORT Jun 6, 2019 - Jun 27, 2019
Municipal Lot in Downtown Frankfort
Kansas & White Streets, Frankfort, IL
815-469-2177
Different collector cars featured each week. Please visit www.frankfortcarclub.com for the 2019 Cruisin' Frankfort Schedule.
Th 5-8PM
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FARMERS MARKET - EVERGREEN PARK Jun 6, 2019 - Jun 27, 2019
Yukich Field
88th Street & Kedzie Avenue, Evergreen Park, IL
708-422-8776
13th Season of Evergreen Park Farmers' Market - 25 Vendors, every Thursday, May 4-October 26
Th 7AM-1PM
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MARKET AT THE PARK Jun 6, 2019 - Jun 27, 2019
Crescent Park
9705 West 142nd Street, Orland Park, IL
708-403-5000
Over 50 vendors offer a variety of fresh produce, flowers, plants, pasta, bakery items, gourmet spices, artisanal cheeses, olive oil, and more.
Th 4-8PM
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LIVE JAZZ MUSIC Jun 6, 2019 - Jun 27, 2019
Francesca's on 95th
6248 West 95th Street, Oak Lawn, IL
708-598-7007
Thursday nights
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FRIDAYS ON THE GREEN Jun 7, 2019 - Jun 28, 2019
Breidert Green
Kansas & White Streets, Frankfort, IL
815-469-2177
Be prepared to be entertained and amazed each week!
F 10-11AM
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SPOT'S CLUBHOUSE SCAVENGER HUNT Jun 7, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019
Plum Creek Nature Center
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27064 South Dutton Road, Beecher, IL
708-946-2216
Spot and his friends are ready to test your hunting skills. Visit Plum Creek Nature Center this summer and explore the forest on a self-guided adventure with a fun scavenger hunt card as your guide. We will run each scavenger hunt for one week, with a new hunt each Friday. A selected playground feature will be highlighted with each new hunt. Return to the nature center with your completed scavenger hunt card and collect a prize from our treasure box. The program may include hiking preserve trails over uneven terrain.
10AM-4PM
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FREE SUMMER STEM BONUS PROGRAM Jun 14, 2019 - Jun 29, 2019
South Suburban College
15800 South State Street, South Holland, IL
708-947-6466
Thornton Township and Law & Civics, Reading & Writing Institute are offering a FREE community Bonus Summer STEM program beginning Friday, June 14th through Saturday, August 31st. This unique learning experience is available to children, ages eight months to six years old and their parent/caregiver. Community residents are encouraged to sign up immediately as space is limited. Bringing the Community together to learn science, technology, engineering and mathematics!
F & Sa 9AM-1PM
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BREWMASTER'S VINTAGE BASEBALL Jun 15, 2019 - Jun 29, 2019
Site of the old Blue Island gas plant
Corner of James and Ann Streets, Blue Island, IL
708-371-8546
Enjoy baseball the way it was originally conceived according to the rules of 1858.
2PM
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CRETE WOMEN'S CLUB GARDEN WALK Jun 25, 2019 - Jun 27, 2019
Lincolnshire Country Club
390 East Richton Road, Crete, IL
708-672-9438
The Crete Woman’s Club’s 28th Garden Walk will showcase five lovely gardens with an outdoor market and luncheons at Lincolnshire Country Club, Crete, Illinois. $15 in advance/$17 on walk days
Tu 4-7PM; W-Th 9AM-4PM
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GO GREEN! Jun 27, 2019
Homewood Science Center
18022 Dixie Highway, Homewood, IL
708-206-3369
Learn fun & creative ways to help make your home less wasteful & more environmentally conscious through crafts, science experiments, & more! #PopUpScience
10AM-1PM
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BUBBLE DAY Jun 27, 2019
Village Green
8901 West 123rd Street, Palos Park, IL
708-674-3760
The Palos Fire District will help us build the bubbly madness - bring you goggles and a towel.
6PM-7:30PM
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CONCERT IN THE PARK: TINLEY PARK COMMUNITY BAND Jun 27, 2019
Republic Bank Band Shell
8125 West 171st Street, Tinley Park, IL
708-342-4200
Bring your chairs or blankets, sit back and enjoy a summer evening with us! Our Thursdays in the Park 2019 Concert & Movie Series will take place through August featuring a different concert or movie each week!
7PM
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50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BEATLES' ABBEY ROAD Jun 27, 2019
Palos Heights Public Library
12501 South 71st Avenue, Palos Heights, IL
708-448-1473
Gary Wenstrup will celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Abbey Road album in his discussion of the history and significance of the music.
6:30PM
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FREE OUTDOOR MOVIES Jun 27, 2019
Yunker Farm Bandshell
10824 West La Porte Road, Mokena, IL
708-390-2401
Join us for a magical night watching Mary Poppins Returns. Terraced lawn seating is available so bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy this outdoor event. In case of inclement weather, check our Facebook page for event updates. Concessions available. Alcohol is not permitted.
8:15PM
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SUMMER FEST: LINCOLN-WAY HS FOUNDATION Jun 28, 2019
Lincoln-Way Central High School
1801 East Lincoln Highway, New Lenox, IL
815-462-2976
The L-W Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) generates funds to provide scholarships & enhance educational items in classrooms at all three high schools.
6PM-12AM
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LIGHTHOUSE LGBTQ PRIDE PARTY Jun 28, 2019
Martin Avenue Square
18020 Martin Avenue, Homewood, IL
708-206-3000
Join in the fun as Homewood celebrates the diversity of all, at the Lighthouse Pride Party! Enjoy kid’s crafts, music, food, and more!
5-9PM
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JERRY ROSSEN PUBLIC AUCTION Jun 28, 2019
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone, IL
708-997-0245
6PM
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FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY Jun 28, 2019
Messenger Marsh
16321 South Bell Road, Homer Glen, IL
815-727-8700
We have changed the time to accommodate more people and to cater to a hungry public. In addition to yummy and convenient food, enjoy the trails and some fun activities. Forest Preserve staff will be on-site with preserve information, activities and items for checkout – bags, binoculars and field guides – to get you out exploring the preserve and exercising.
Visit Website ag c o
OUTLAW MUSIC FESTIVAL Jun 28, 2019
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
312-559-1212
1:30PM
Visit Website $ c o
MOVIE IN THE PARK Jun 28, 2019
Don & Loretta Gorman Park
4412 Henry Street, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-7270
Disney “Ralph Breaks the Internet”. Make yourself comfortable, and bring a blanket or chair. Sit back, relax and enjoy the show! Concessions will be available for purchase. Come early and save your seat!
Dusk
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WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS BASEBALL Jun 28, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019
Standard Bank Stadium
14011 South Kenton Avenue, Crestwood, IL
708-489-2255
The Windy City ThunderBolts baseball brings affordable family entertainment all summer long at Standard Bank Stadium. Call to reserve groups or parties today!
Visit Website $ o s
2019 PARTY IN THE PARK CELEBRATION Jun 28, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019
Kelly Park
16553 South Haven Avenue, Orland Hills, IL
708-349-7211
Party In the Park Celebration, a 3 day festival which consists of live music, food, refreshments, children's activities, fireworks, bingo, bag tournament and car show.
F 5PM-12AM; Sa 4PM-12AM; Su 3:30-10:30PM
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SWING DANCE Jun 29, 2019
Firemen's Park
5130 West Court Street, Monee, IL
708-534-8302
Free Swing Dance Event Sponsored by Riverside Health Care. Come out for great music, food and dancing.
6-11PM
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ZAC BROWN BAND: THE OWL TOUR Jun 29, 2019
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
312-559-1212
8PM
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MUSIC IN THE PLAZA SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Jun 29, 2019
Zabrocki Plaza
17375 Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-444-5678
Enjoy music under the stars. Food and beverages are available. Don't forget your lawn chairs and blankets! Visit the website to see who is playing!
7-10PM
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TURTLE TIME! BLANDING'S TURTLE Jun 29, 2019
Sand Ridge Nature Center
Forest Preserves of Cook County, 15891 Paxton Avenue, South Holland, IL
708-868-0606
Learn all about turtles and meet our resident Blanding’s turtle, an Illinois endangered species.
1-3PM
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HICKORY HILLS ANNUAL STREET FAIR Jun 30, 2019
91st-95th Street on Roberts Road
Hickory Hills, IL
708-598-4200
There will be rides & attractions from noon-4pm at Kasey Meadow Park. Tickets for rides can be purchased the day of event. Some other attraction will include arts & crafts vendors, food vendors and entertainment.
12-4PM
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PLAY DAY IN THE COMMONS Jun 30, 2019
New Lenox Village Commons
1 Veterans Parkway, New Lenox, IL
815-462-6400
The Village Commons will be full of tons of ways for kids to play, including bounce houses, character visits, stage entertainment, and more!
12-4PM
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FARMERS MARKET - CRETE Jul 1, 2019 - Jul 29, 2019
Exchange & Main Streets
Crete, IL
708-672-9216
The European Market hosts locally grown fresh produce, flowers and other seasonal and specialty items.
M 4-8PM
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