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 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.
Due to COVID-19 recommendations, many events in the Chicago Southland are being postponed or cancelled. Please check the event website or call the number listed to get up-to-date information on specific events. For more information on the Restore Illinois plan, please click here. Although events may be postponed or cancelled, virtual events are still taking place.
For a current list of virtual events taking place throughout the Chicago Southland, please click here.
Below are the next 8 upcoming Fair events in the Chicago Southland. Use the form above to search for specific events.
Republic Bank Band Shell
8125 West 171st Street, Tinley Park, IL
Celebrate the end of summer break with a performance by DJ Don Gray, games, selfie station and more! Registration required. 211001F
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Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone, IL
Our local fair includes livestock judging as well as arts and crafts judging. Free family entertainment tent. Carnival, food, grandstand entertainment and commercial exhibits and a beer tent.
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80TH Avenue Metra Station
18001 S. 80th Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
The Tinley Park Oktoberfest is one of the only festivals in the South Chicagoland area that most resembles the traditional Oktoberfest held in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. Attendees can expect authentic German Food, Bavarian dancing, music, carnival, and Oktoberfest beers from Tinley Park Brewers, and one of Germany’s featured Oktoberfest Brewers, Paulaner.
F 5-10PM Sa 1-10PM Su 1-6PM
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12804 South Highland Avenue, Blue Island, IL
Blue Island Park District invites you to the 7th Annual BBQ on the Hill Cooking Competition & Festival. Live music, great food, and family fun for all!
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Thorn Creek Reformed Church
1875 East 170th Street, South Holland, IL
Join us for the Parade of Lights! The South Holland Fire Department will be joined by many other suburban Fire Departments in a silent tribute to fallen firefighters and citizens who have suffered a loss in fire emergencies. Emergency vehicles will form a lights-only parade that will wind through the streets of South Holland, Thornton, and Homewood.
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10824 West La Porte Road, Mokena, IL
Festival features carnival, food, kid’s activities, entertainment, Scarecrow Laboratory, hayrides, horse rides, Costume Contest, carnival ride wristband specials and more. Visit website for details and schedule.
F 4-8PM; Sa 12-8PM; Su 11:30-5PM (Carnival only F&Su)
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3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL
Little ghosts and goblins of all ages are sure to have a howlin’ good time! Our not-so-scary and fun-filled event has something for the entire family to enjoy!
Sa & Su
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Country Club Hills Theater Campus
4116 West 183rd Street, Country Club Hills, IL
Fee includes; our famous Haunted Trail opens dusk until 8pm, kids costume contest 6:00pm-7:00pm, trick or treat commissions at the pavilion 5:00pm-7:00pm ,face painting, goodies and more. $2
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