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2021 Fall Things to Do in Oak Park


Fall Activities Near Our Oak Park Apartments

While it’s sad to say goodbye to summer, we’re fortunate that fall is full of fun things to do in and around Oak Park. From family-friendly Halloween activities and fun runs to beer and wine festivals for the adults, there’s something for everyone. Check out this short-list of our favorite fall events near our Oak Park Apartments.

Uncorked | September 24, 2021

Enjoy an evening of music and drinks outside at the Oak Park Conservatory. Admission costs $15 and includes two drinks. To maintain social distancing, seating is limited and tickets must be purchased online in advance. This is 21+ event. Learn more

Chicago Wine Fest | October 2, 2021

Sample wines from around the world and enjoy great food at the Regenstein African Pavilion in Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo. General admission tickets cost $35 for two hours, or gain early access an hour before the crowds with VIP admission for $60. This is 21+ event. Learn more

Spooky Stroll | October 8, 2021

Beware of what lurks in Austin Gardens at night! Enjoy pumpkin decorating and face painting, toast marshmallows and listen to Halloween stories around the fire, and finish the evening with a magic show. Halloween costumes are encouraged and advanced registration is required. Cost is $10-13. Learn more

Chicago Beer Festival | October 9, 2021

From 7pm to 11pm, the Chicago Beer Festival will take over the Field Museum in Chicago. Sample beers from more than 65 breweries and enjoy music, food and a select number of the museum’s exhibits. General admission is $50 and early admission an hour before is $65. This is 21+ event. Learn more

2021 Frank Lloyd Wright Races | October 17, 2021

On October 17, 2021, the Frank Lloyd Wright Races return as an in-person event! Choose from a 10K run, a 5K run/walk or the youth mile. The three courses take you down Oak Park’s beautiful, tree-lined streets and past eight Frank Lloyd Wright Homes. Learn more

Fright at Night | October 22, 2021

See what poisonous plants grow in the shadows of the Oak Park Conservatory at this annual family-friendly event. Fun for all ages, the cost is just $8. Admission to Fright a Night is every 30 minutes and registrations is required in advance. Learn more

For kids ages 10-15, there’s also a Halloween Scavenger Hunt at Austin Gardens on October 22.

Make it a Great Fall in Oak Park

Looking for more tips to make the most of autumn? Check out How to Host Football Sundays in Your Apartment and 5 Tips to Warm Up Your Apartment (Without Turning Up the Heat).

Looking for a new apartment this fall? Oak Park apartments has more than 60 Chicago-area apartment buildings and 1,500 apartments for rent in Oak Park, Chicago, Forest Park and River Forest. 

Choose from studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments with updated interiors and spacious floor plans. Most are within walking distance of public transportation.

Editor’s note: This content was originally published on September 14, 2020, but has been updated as of September 2021.

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