Oak Park is celebrating its’ 44th annual Day in Our Village festival this Sunday, June 4th. The purpose of this cherished Oak Park event is to celebrate “the vitality and the rich advantages of our diverse community, and provide the opportunity for all residents, their families, and friends to come learn about the myriad of organizations and share in this Oak Park experience.”
This annual festival kicks off summer by providing fun filled activities at several locations throughout the Village for all ages to enjoy.
Rehm Park and the Oak Park Conservatory will host a variety of activities including unlimited carnival games, inflatables, face painting, “train” rides and more with the purchase of a $5 wristband. Rehm Pool will offer an opportunity to swim the day away, weather permitting, at half the usual entrance price.
At Scoville Park there are over 150 booths that represent Oak Park’s civic, cultural, social service, educational, religious and business organizations. At the booths you can also find a variety of activities that include games, demonstrations, plant-your-own vegetable or flower to take home, art activities and charity dunk tank to name a few.
Local entertainers will be providing live performances throughout the day on the Scoville Park stage for all to appreciate. Oh, and pray for sun so you can get a taste of the not-to-be missed solar chocolate chip cookies freshly baked by our favorite Rotarians – yum!
Solar cookies are not the only food option at Day In Our Village. The Scoville Park food court (by the main library) has many yummy food offerings from many local restaurants to choose from and we’d be remiss if we neglected to mention the crowd favorite and Day In Our Village tradition of delicious roasted corn drenched in melted butter. A true sign summer is here!
As an fyi – there is a free shuttle that can take you and your family & friends back and forth between Scoville Park and Rehm Park (operating from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.) so you and yours can enjoy the fun at both parks and be “green” while you’re at it!
Day in Our Village is a definite fun must do this weekend as well as showcasing what an incredible village Oak Park truly is!