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Chicago Southland Dragon Boat Festival
The dragons are coming to Blue Island for the inaugural Chicago Southland Dragon Boat Festival. Watch these long 20-seat boats with a dragon decoration on the outside mimic the old war canoes of ancient Asian past. This ancient Chinese sport has become one of the fierce competitions throughout the world, and is growing rapidly in the Southeastern and Midwestern United States. 9AM-3PM.
Summer Circuit 5K
First of three races of the Annual Homewood-Flossmoor Summer Circuit. Make us a part of your 5K summer racing season! Come on out for a series of 5K races! The days are as follows, Saturday May 14, 2016, Monday, July 4, 2016 & Saturday, September 10, 2016. Bring family and friends, check out our website www.hfracquetandfitness.com!
Join us as we celebrate freedom, family, and country with our historical Underground Railroad program. Enjoy history displays, interactive interpretive hikes, traditional music, wild edibles, crafts and much more. 10AM-3PM.
Farmers Market - Oak Forest
Visit the Oak Forest Farmers Market every Saturday from May 28 through October 1 for the best selection of fruits, vegetables, fresh flowers, and home decor. You will also enjoy weekly events such as health screenings, culinary demos, story time for kids, and much more. 8AM-1PM.
Homewood's Rail Fest
A day that rail enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy all things trains! Homewood has always embraced its rich rail history. Trains have always made their way through Homewood. Whether it was historic Illinois Central, Amtrak, Metra, or Canadian National, all had a story to tell that resonates with rail enthusiasts. Families will be able to explore the intricate train layouts for all ages to enjoy. Kids will have fun participating in train crafts, decoding Hobo symbols, and story time with Homewood's favorite train conductor. Rail fans will have the opportunity to meet with vendors to purchase one-of-a-kind collections of antique trains, model trains, train memorabilia, and items associated with model railways. 9AM-3PM.
This wonderful old-world tradition has evolved from a farmer's celebration into a party where people celebrate the return of spring with good food, beer and music. $10; under 16 free. Doors open 4PM; Music begins 5PM.
Active Aging - An Expo for Ages 50+
This event offers vendor booths, speaker sessions, entertainment, Bingo and free gift bags to the first 500 attendees. 9AM-2PM.
Homewood Farmers Market
Relax in a friendly atmosphere while listening to music from local musicians. Diverse offerings of produce, baked goods and restaurants booths providing their specialties. Locally grown, organic produce, to fresh baked goods! The appraised chef, Dominique Tougne from La Voute Bistro + Bar, has been known to make his rounds through the Homewood market. Sa 8AM-1PM.
2016 STIHL Timbersports U.S. Pro and Collegiate Championships
The STIHL Timbersports® Series assembles the world's top lumberjack athletes to compete in the Original Extreme Sport. The Series is seen by millions viewers annually in over 62 countries around the world on networks like ABC, Eurosport, and ESPN, where it is now recognized as the second longest running show behind only 'SportsCenter'. Athletes compete in a variety of disciplines based on traditional logging skills to determine the best all-around lumberjack. Disciplines include Hot Saw, Single Buck, Springboard Chop, Standing Block Chop, Stock Saw and Underhand Chop. Schedule: July 15 1PM-5PM, 7PM-10PM; July 16 5PM-9PM.
St. Donatus Feast & Carnival
107th Annual Feast & Carnival. All food homemade, no vendors; pizza, beef, clams, Italian, Mexican, and of course, carnival, rides & bingo. 6-10PM.
Historical H.A. Rathje Windmill Fall Festival
Explore three floors of the largest Illinois Windmill built in 1872, the demonstrations of old time crafts as well as expanded children activities - and it’s free.
US Log Rolling Open
The opening of the 2016 Professional Log Rolling season kicks off June 11. The event will include the worlds top ranked rollers & be televised on CSN Chicago. 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Earth Day / Arbor Day
Children's activities, crafts, petting zoo and pony rides. More than 80 exhibitors; energy solutions, natural products, eco-vehicles and animal presentations. 11AM-4PM.
Frankfort Half Marathon
The Frankfort Half Marathon will begin and end in the beautiful historic district of downtown Frankfort. The race will commence right outside the door of Running Excels on the Old Plank Trail and run westward. After 2.7 miles of running on the scenic, tree-lined Old Plank Trail, the racers will turn off into the Hickory Creek Forest Preserve. The rolling hills of the forest preserve will provide a picturesque tour for the runners as they reach the halfway and turn-around point in the race. The runners will then proceed back through the forest preserve and to the Old Plank Trail for their final journey towards the finish line and the post-race party on the Breidert Green. 7AM.
You will see many hand crafted items by the creative minds of the artists that made all of these beautiful items. Original art work includes water color and oil paintings, blown and fused glass creations, woodworking, jewelry, hand knits, porcelain paintings and other media.
Fine Art Fair
The 5th Annual Fine Art Fair offers more than 50 artists with art for purchase, musical entertainment, vendor booths, community art project, raffle, food, drinks and fun! 11AM-5PM.
Fetching Market at Ford Hangar
Quality vintage and handcrafted wares, all within an historic atmosphere at the Lansing Municipal Airport Ford Hangar! Barn finds, old doors, old windows, silver, ironstone, vintage glassware, collections, skilled craftsmanship, talent, project finds, pieces of stuff, tables, old, new, painted, chairs, old, new, recovered, re-purposed, lighting, chippy rusty stuff, garden items, beautiful jewelry, great food, great craft beers, great cocktails, great live music, great cause! Friday: 5-9 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm.
Homewoods Winter Farmers Market
The Village of Homewood is extending their Farmers Market into the winter and spring! Stop by for fresh baked goods, sauces, olive oils, salsas, and more! Last Saturday of each month. 9AM-12PM.
Southwest Half Marathon & 10k
Be a part of the 9th annual Southwest Half Marathon & 10k and enjoy one of the Midwest's finest events of its kind. Proceeds will benefit The South West Special Recreation Association and other local charities.
Back On The Bus - A Back To School Expo
From children's entertainment venues and performers to doctors and dentists, this expo will be a one-stop shop for a new school year. Vendor booths, back to school fashion show, face paintings, balloon artists, photo booth, cooking demos, petting zoo, and free gift bags to first 500 people and more!
North American Reptile Breeders
These shows are the best places for the general public and breeders alike to come out & meet many of the World's top reptile breeders. Reptile breeders bring out their top projects & showcase them at the NARBC Shows.The shows also provide a chance to meet some of your favorite TV personalities such as Mark O'Shea, Nigel Marven, Donald Schultz, Ton Jones and a few up and comers that you will soon be watching on Animal Planet and Discovery Channel! We welcome you get up close and personal with some of the rarest and also some of the best "beginner pet" reptiles the reptile breeding community has to offer!
Thee Old Time Farm Show
There's fun for the whole family, and if you would like the collection of David Bradley tractors this is the place to come. Along with the tractors there's farm demonstrations, children activities, tractor pulls, weed wacker pulls, a flea and crafts market, plus for a fun filled experience you don't want to miss the tractor square dancing show.
La Voute Bistro - Bar
Enjoy a unique dining experience in the restaurant’s plush dining room and lounge featuring French inspired cuisine. The focal point of the restaurant is the bank’s vault located in our comfortable bistro setting.
American Grill, located in the lobby of the Clarion Inn-South Holland, offers a refreshing casual dining experience for breakfast. Open kitchen atmosphere.
Museum of the Matteson Historical Society
History and artifacts of the Matteson area; obituaries, maps, oral histories, library of antique books and newspaper clippings can be found at this informative resource.
Monee Fall Fest
There is no place like Monee for fun. Free admission & parking. Great bands, food & beer garden. Parade carnival and family entertainment. Spectacular fireworks display.
Time Travelled Collectible Toy Show
Have you ever wondered where you can find those old collectible toys that you can never find anymore? Join us for our Toy Show and choose from a huge selection of collectibles such as G.I. Joe, Hot Wheels, Action Figures, PEZ and more!
La Banque Hotel
A boutique hotel rich in history with luxuriously appointed rooms. The unique experience begins at the reception desk set in the majestic bank lobby and continues on to our high end guest rooms.
La Voute Bistro and Bar
Enjoy a unique dining experience in the restaurant’s plush dining room and lounge featuring French inspired cuisine. The focal point of the restaurant is the bank’s vault located in our comfortable bistro setting.
Market in the Park
Market in the Park will operate every Wednesday June 15th- September 28th, rain or shine. Featuring Dotsons Farms, unique hand crafted items and more. 8AM-2PM.
Renowned for fresh seafood and oysters as well as aged steaks. A much respected wine list and bar deep in aged spirits.
As the "fresh fish experts" Bonefish Grill specializes in market fresh fish and other wood-grilled specialties combined with a big city bar that offers bar fresh cocktails and an affordable extensive wine list. Our current address is 15537 South LaGrange Road, Orland Park, IL 60462.
Open, airy dining room, farm to table, freshest alternative to dining, local growers, comfort foods, gluten-free/vegan options, full-service bar, handcrafted cocktails, and fine wines.
1950s Park Forest Museum
Step back into the 1950s in a representation of an original home with toys, dolls, books, clothes and furnishings of the era, in the first fully-planned post-World War II suburb.
Autumn Splendor Quilt Show
For the fine appreciation of quilt making attend this show and see hundreds of quilts on display; along with quilt making demonstrations. There will be quilt vendors and food concessions; plus raffle tickets that will be sold at the door for a quilt drawing.
Midwest Wizard of Oz Fest
The Midwest Wizard of Oz Festival has been a long standing tradition began in 1982 when Wizard of Oz store owner, Jean Nelson, came up with the idea to create an Oz-themed festival. Since then it has grown to be one of the biggest festivals in the nation that produced crowds of about 30,000 people each year.
Lynwood annual fest is for all to enjoy. It features food vendors, beer tent, kids games and a spectacular fireworks display. 3PM-2AM.
Southland Center, A Ho-Chunk Nation Enterprise
The newly renovated Southland Center has 100,000 square feet of space. This includes state-of-the-art Desso Turf, four hardwood basketball courts, a full service restaurant and bar, as well as a concession stand.
Sanctuary Golf Course
Along with 18 superbly conditioned holes of golf, The Sanctuary has an excellent grass practice range, short game area, putting green, full service golf shop with PGA Professional Bob Schulz. The Bunker Grill has great food and beverage offerings. For those who want a challenging golfing experience at a great price, there are few better choices than The Sanctuary, anywhere! Book your tee-time now at 815- 462-GOLF (4653) or book on-line.
Committed to producing the finest small batch hand crafted spirits in the Midwest, using premium locally sourced ingredients, tried and true processes, superior equipment, and the collective knowledge and skill of dedicated entrepreneurs.
Pause for Patriotism
The Mission of the "Pause for Patriotism" Committee is: to instill a Love of our country, demonstrate an attachment to the land and people, an admiration for our customs and traditions, and a devotion to the welfare of our country in our children and their families through the annual "Armed Forces Day" celebration and other activities throughout the year. There will also be great entertainment, food, and beverages for people all ages.
Old Orland Antique Shops
The Old Orland Historic District has antique and specialty shops, and interesting service businesses nestled in a 1800s neighborhood of historic churches, charming houses and colorful gardens.
Chicagoland Unconventional Bicycle Expo (CUBE)
The only place where you can test ride:unicycles, recumbents, trikes, cargo bikes, tandems and electric bikes all in the same place. Then walk the show and see a full line of the newest accessories, clothing, shoes, etc. Not to mention the touring companies, and bike clubs. You won't want to miss this show. It's the only one of it's kind in the America's.
Art 4 Soul
Three floors of fun! Shop our 1st floor boutique, create in our upstairs art studio and upcycle with vintage soul re-sale in our lower level.
Kankakee history comes to life with the guided history walk through Mound Grove Cemetery. Actors will portray historical figures sharing their lives and times in Kankakee County. Tours are at 11 a.m and 2 p.m.
Hailstorm Brewing Company
Hailstorm Brewing is a regional craft brewery with a full tap room offering a variety of rotating and seasonal craft beers. (Food is available from nearby restaurant).
Orland Park Place
Orland Park Place features an exceptional line-up of retailers including Old Navy, Marshall's, Nordstrom Rack, DSW, Jared Jewelers and many other fine stores and restaurants.
Casual, care free dining, nearly world famous wings, sandwiches, seafood and salads all served by the famous Hooter Girls! Now with a full bar.
Family owned and operated for 18 years. A full-service restaurant.
Sports Collectable Show
Sports Collectable Show. Sports cards, NASCAR, toys, comic books, collectable cards and other collectable items available for sale. Great selection!
J. J. Kelley's
Since 1988, a great Restaurant & Pub featuring homemade food specials, drink specials, outdoor deck and live entertainment in a family friendly atmosphere.
Chew on this Dog Barkery
Toys, Treats, Accessories, Natural Foods, Holistic Supplements. They carry everything you need for a healthy happy dog and/or cat.
Park Forest Historical Society Archive
Park Forest Local History Collection and Archive. Documents, photographs, video, and newspapers on historic Park Forest, 1946. Some items are on the early history of the region. It is best to call ahead to speak to the archivist. Some information is available at the Park Forest Public Library.
Super 8 - Monee
Fine, new economy lodging. 42 rooms, 3 Jacuzzi suites; free continental breakfast, truck & bus parking available. Meeting facilities for up to 35 people.
Pizza-Appetizers-Sandwiches-Dinners-Sports Bar-Catering-Banquet room-Entertainment Friday and Saturday night.
Holiday Inn Express-Crestwood
The Holiday Inn Express, Crestwood, is conveniently located just south of Interstate 294 and surrounded by a variety of restaurants & shopping. We are located only a few miles from Midway Airport & close to downtown Chicago.
Wingate by Wyndham
At the beautiful Wingate by Wyndham, we know you mean business. Our upscale hotel is proud to offer a host of valuable amenities at no extra cost to you. Our all-inclusive pricing model gives you access to services and benefits you won't find at other hotel chains, all free of charge.
Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago Southland - Matteson
On the southern edge of the broad-shouldered city, the Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago Southland calls Matteson home. The quiet suburban village provides visitors quick access to the shores of Lake Michigan and an easy commute to the big-city thrills of Downtown Chicago.
Fairfield Inn & Suites - Tinley Park
Our guest rooms include a complimentary continental breakfast, hair dryers, coffee makers, high speed wireless internet, indoor swimming pool and spa. Discounted for AAA and seniors.
Lansing Country Club
Private golf and fishing club offering bocce, bean bags and numerous events all year long. Open to the public for golf on Mondays. The club's banquet facilities are available to non-members for special events, weddings, showers and meetings.
Papa Joe's of Orland Park
Serving the Southwest Suburbs for 30 years, with fine Italian dishes, steaks, seafood, homemade pastas and award winning pizza. Catering, Carry-Out, Luncheons, Special Occasions.
Buca di Beppo
A neighborhood restaurant with authentic Italian food dishes meant to be shared and served family-style. Catering, Private Party Rooms, Carry-out and Delivery.
Soul 2 Go
Soul 2 Go is a family owned and operated business. We serve delicious food that warms the heart. Our mission is provide fast friendly, and convenient service while giving back to the community. Southern Style Take-Out.
Howard Johnson - Manteno
54 guest rooms with complimentary continental breakfast, indoor pool, and free high-speed internet. Packages are available.
Holland Inn & Suites
Holland Inn & Suites is easily accessible from I-94, I-80 and I-294 and only 20 minutes from downtown Chicago. Free truck and motor coach parking. Cable TV with radio. Affordable rates.
Southland Inn & Suites - Markham
Treat yourself to one of our deluxe whirlpool suites. Then start your morning off right with our deluxe complimentary breakfast bar. Smoking rooms are available upon request.
The Bennett - Curtis House
Dine in an 18-room mansion built in 1900. Beautifully furnished and decorated with antiques. The tables are set with fine silver, elegant crystal and china. If you are looking for a unique and historical setting for your wedding ceremony, reception, dinner party, shower or your next event, The Bennett-Curtis House is it.
Country Host Motel
24 deluxe rooms, satellite remote color TV, free HBO & ESPN, large vehicle parking for RV, truck and bus.
Days Inn - Harvey
Featuring our King Executive Suites which include fridge-microwave and coffee makers. Also, King Jacuzzi Suites with kitchenettes.
The Patio Restaurant - Orland Park
Voted "Best BBQ Ribs in the Chicago Southland." The Patio is now a 38-year casual dining, catering and carryout tradition in the Southwest and Western suburbs.
Odyssey Golf Course & Banquets
This 18-hole championship course was designed by two-time U.S. Open Champion Curtis Strange. It's a masterpiece of lush fairways and manicured greens.
The Friends of the Indian Boundary Prairies
Located only 26 miles southwest of Chicago. Over 200 acres of pristine Illinois native prairie, much like the area was pre-settlement. Wildflowers, birds, butterflies abound! Prairie slide shows and tours available with advanced notice.
Oak Forest Veterans Memorial
The memorial's steel, five point star represents the branches of military service. The angle of the star reminds us of those who perished in the line of duty. The memorial also includes commemorative headstones of the first seven Oak Forest residents who died in combat.
Super 8 Motel-Mokena/Frankfort
Worlds largest hotel rewards program. Somewhere between where you are and where you’re going there’s a Super 8. See you along the way. 69 rooms, near I-80 on route 45, nearby restaurants, refrigerator and microwave, iron, iron boards, hair dryer, coffee pot in all rooms, wireless internet in all rooms, allow pets for a fee, laundry service, family suites.
The Star Motel
This 27-room property offers budget lodging conveniently located near many restaurants, a laundry center, gas stations, grocery stores and a wide variety of shops. Free parking is offered during your stay.
Country Inn & Suites - Matteson
Come "Be our Guest" at Country Inn & Suites by Carlson. All rooms are equipped with hairdryers, coffee makers, irons and ironing boards. Indoor pool. Free high speed internet.
LaQuinta Inn & Suites - Matteson
108 guest rooms - in-room coffee maker with complimentary coffee, ironing boards, hairdryers, free continental breakfast and a complimentary copy of the Southtown.
Spacious guest rooms with high-quality furnishings. Efficient meeting space to accommodate a variety of business and social events. Wireless Internet & Business Center.
Hilton Garden Inn - Tinley Park
All guestrooms are appointed with microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker, iron/ironing board and hair dryers. Comfortable desk with ergonomic chair, 27'' Flat tube television, two telephones with voice mail. Enjoy complimentary high-speed internet access in all guestrooms.
Petals & Twigs
Country gift shop specializing in custom silk floral designs, gift baskets and hand-crafted items.
Best Western Chicago Southland
Beautiful hotel in the Chicago Southland area offering modern & upscale rooms with abundant amenities.
Howard Johnson - Lansing
Newly renovated in 2003 with 135 guestrooms featuring free HBO, free local calls, complimentary continental breakfast plus exceptional guest service and hospitality.
Stoney Point Grill
Live Video Gaming, Off-Track Betting, 5 Star Restaurant, Jukebox, 50 TVs (All Sports), official Blackhawks Bar, Party Room, Carry-Out, Family Friendly, Outdoor Seating, Full Service Bar.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites: Chicago South - Lansing
Situated in suburban Chicago, the South Lansing hotel provides an ideal location for travelers of all kinds. Families can enjoy the region's most concentrated area of forest and recreational activities. Easy access to numerous Chicago attractions such as Soldier Field and the Magnificent Mile, by car or by Chicago's public transport system.
This property has 35 guest rooms and 3 suites. Other amenities include free parking, Wi-Fi access and non-smoking rooms.
Anemone Caffe & Neapolitan Pizzeria
Open Air, Upscale, Fast-Casual Dining; Wood burning Pizza oven; Handmade Pastas; Salads; Sandwiches; Variety of Breakfasts; Homemade Gelato; Intelligentsia Coffee; Espresso; Patio, Carry-out & Catering.
Extended Stay America
We offer studio suites at a great price to accomodate your needs. All of our rooms come with a well-equipped kichen, including a full-sized refrigerator.
Calumet City Historical Society & Museum
An 1836 log cabin is located next to Veteran's Park at Burnham Avenue & 166th (Heritage Drive) where our annual festival in September is held with entertainment & food. Our museum at 760 Wentworth Avenue, Calumet City, Illinois has exhibits of local interest.
Sleep Inn - Tinley Park
Newly remodeled, corporate and family friendly, free WiFi, complimentary continental breakfast, fitness center, & restaurants within walking distance.
Bistro 57 - Holiday Inn Matteson
American cuisine at comfortable prices. Skillet inspirations, creative sandwiches, quality steaks and chops, baby back ribs with special sauce and herb chicken.
Lan-Oak Park District
The Lan-Oak Park District manages 23 park sites, the Eisenhower Fitness & Community Center and the Pennsy Greenway (Bike Trail) which is part of the 475-mile Grand Illinois Trail.
Red Roof Inn - Lansing
25 miles south of the Chicago Loop, Red Roof Chicago/Lansing is located close to the Horseshoe Casino & the River Oaks Mall. This hotel features free Wi-Fi & complimentary local & long distance calls within the Continental U.S.
Georgios Banquets & Comfort Inn & Conference Centre
The Georgios Ballroom accommodates up to 1,200 persons. Ideal setting for your special event. Again, voted #1 banquet facility 2014 in the Chicago Southland previous 10 years. Voted The Knot Best of Wedding, 2014, 2013 & 2011!
Seecago Tours, Inc
Historical and sightseeing motorcoach day-tours of Chicago and the suburbs. Tour packages available for out-of-town groups, conventions, family reunions, local groups and organizations. Call for group tour details.
Glenwood Oaks Rib & Chop House
Recently being chosen for the best ribs by Chicago Magazine adds to our long list of recognition's and awards for outstanding service and food. Celebrating for over 36 years.
Casual, care free dining, nearly world famous wings, sandwiches, seafood, and salads, all served by the famous Hooter Girls! Now with a full bar.