The urban suburb of Oak Park is a family-friendly community with rich cultural history, famous architecture, and an abundance of things to do. In fact, the village is home to a number of popular summertime events and outdoor attractions. Here are just a few of our favorite things to do in Oak Park this summer.
Oak Park Summer Events
Looking for something to do this summer? From farmer’s markets and architectural bike tours to free concerts and movies under the stars, there’s something for everyone in Oak Park.
Oak Park Farmers Market
Noted for its live bluegrass music, cake donuts and high-quality produce, the Oak Park Farmers Market runs every Saturday from 7AM-1PM. The market is held in the Pilgrim Church Parking lot at 460 Lake Street, just one block west of Ridgeland Avenue and accessible via the CTA Green Line. Learn more.
Architectural Bike Tours
Join the Oak Park Cycle Club for the annual Wright Ride on Sunday, August 21, 2022. Choose from a 10, 33, 53 or 72-mile bike tour of notable Oak Park architecture, including several Frank Lloyd Wright landmarks. Pedal Oak Park also offers guided bike tours of the historic neighborhoods from June through October. The two-hour tours are offered on Saturdays and Sundays at 9:30am.
Summer Concerts in the Park
Every Sunday from June 12 through August 28, music lovers can enjoy free concerts in Oak Park’s scenic Scoville Park. The family-friendly entertainment starts at 6:00PM and features various artists performing everything from rockin’ oldies to jazzy blues and soul. Learn more.
Movies in the Park
On select Thursdays this summer, enjoy movies under the stars in Scoville Park. Bring a blanket, chairs, dinner or snacks and check out movies like “Into the Heights”, “Spiderman” and “Babe”. No registration required, just free and fun for all ages. Learn more.
Oak Park Micro Brew Review
Join dozens of the best craft breweries in Illinois, as well as local musicians and food vendors for the largest zero-waste craft beer fest in the Midwest. Held on Saturday, August 20, 2022 from 2-6PM on Marion St., between Lake and Pleasant. Learn more.
Thursday Night Out
From 5-9PM every Thursday between June 2 and August 25, enjoy outdoor dining and carry-out at 20 participating restaurants in Downtown Oak Park. Purchase $25 dine-around ticket booklets good for 4 food items off the Thursday Night Out menu. Learn more.
Uncorked at the Oak Park Conservatory
This monthly event is held on the fourth Friday of the month from June through August. Enjoy an evening of music and drinks outdoors at the Oak Park Conservatory from 6 to 8PM. Advanced registration is required and includes two drink tickets and an appetizer. Must be 21+ Learn more.
Oak Park is a Great Place to Live
With so much to do, not just in the summer, but year-round, Oak Park is arguably one of the coolest Chicago suburbs. Ready to make the move? Oak Park Apartments offers one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments for rent near Chicago, as well as studios and pet-friendly units. Browse our available apartments or contact us for more information.