June in the Chicago Southland!

Summer returns to the Chicago Southland with tons of exciting activities and events this June! Celebrate Father’s Day; spend some time learning about Juneteenth; cool off with some water activities; participate in our Hot Dog and Pizza Passes to win Chicago Southland swag; head out to the Bengston’s Pumpkin Farm Summerfest; take a virtual tour of Fox Pointe in Lansing; get your free copy of the Spring/Summer Festivals & Events Guide and check out some upcoming events.

Father’s Day

Father’s Day is an annual celebration to honor the dads and father figures in our lives. This year, the holiday falls on June 16, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate all of the special men in your life right here in the Chicago Southland! Check out our Father’s Day blog to see how you can celebrate the day.


Juneteenth, officially known as Juneteenth National Independence Day, is a United States federal holiday celebrated annually on June 19 in commemoration of the abolition of slavery in Texas in 1865. With early celebrations dating back to as early as 1866, every state and the District of Columbia formally recognized the holiday in some way by 1979. It was first recognized as a national holiday in 2021. Learn about how you can celebrate in our Juneteenth blog!

Water fun blog

Things are heating up in the Chicago Southland, but if you want to keep cool, you’ll find plenty of ways to do so. Splash pads and aquatic centers offer a reprieve from the scorching summer sun. If you just enjoy being near water, you can drop a fishing pole in the water or hang out at some local spots where the water can calm nerves, reduce stress and take you to a place of tranquility. Check out our Splish Splash Your Way to Fun blog for some great aquatic focused events this summer!

Hot Dog and Pizza Passes

Try some of the Chicago Southland’s most iconic foods with our newest mobile passports; the Pizza Pass and the Hot Diggity Dog Pass. Head out to some of the Chicago Southland’s favorite spots to get a slice of pizza or a classic Chicago-style dog and earn points along the way. Check in at multiple locations to earn enough points for some free Chicago Southland swag!

Bengston’s Pumpkin Farm Summerfest

Celebrate all summer long at Bengston’s Pumpkin Farm Summerfest in Homer Glen, June 14th-August 4th, Fridays-Sundays 11AM-7PM. Enjoy one-of-a-kind rides, tasty treats and more on the farm! You can get discounted tickets June 3rd-7th or until discounted tickets are sold out.

Mancation in the Chicago Southland

Men, it’s time to ditch the thoughts of a romantic weekend getaway or antiquing and start planning your Mancation to the Chicago Southland with plenty of access to beer, golf and cigars! Check out our travel inspiration for some great activities and restaurants that are a Mancation must!

Take a virtual tour

This month, take a virtual tour of Fox Pointe in Lansing! This incredible outdoor venue hosts a whole summer’s worth of festivals, events and concerts. Take a look at the stage, concessions and lawn area before checking out some of the upcoming events, including free concerts: Southern Accents on June 5th, Second Hand Soul on June 12th, Funky Mojo Daddy on June 19th and the ticketed concert Friday Night Lights on June 21st.

Spring/Summer Festivals & Events Guide

Every month of the year, the Chicago Southland brings you fun and excitement! The Spring/Summer Festivals & Events Guide features 468 event listings, so there is no shortage of things to see and do in the Chicago Southland. This guide covers events through October and includes parades, farmers markets, live music, sports events, ethnic celebrations and more. Find out about the Orland Park Summerfest, Will County Fair, Frankfort Fall Fest, North Coast Music Festival, Orland Hills Party in the Park and more! Order your copy today!

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