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 2 upcoming Parade events in the Chicago Southland. Use the form above to search for specific events.
Wolf Road between LaPorte Road & 192nd Street, Mokena, IL
Come and see one of the largest 4th of July Parades in the Southland.
12PM Step off
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Historical Downtown Frankfort
Kansas & White Streets, Frankfort, IL
One of the top Arts & Crafts Shows in the country! More than 300 artisans from across the country line the streets of beautiful historic downtown Frankfort, IL, along with food, entertainment, a carnival and more! Fall Fest hours: Sat 10-6; Sun 10-6; Mon 10-4 (an hour earlier than in past years) Bands on Breidert Green (Sat-Mon) and in the Garden (Fri-Sun, 21 and older after 6pm) (no schedule yet) Parade at 1pm, Sunday. Carnival Wed, Thurs & Friday nights 5-9pm; Sat-Sun, Noon-9:30pm; Mon Noon-4pm
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