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 free concerts to silent movies and architectural bike tours, there’s something for everyone in Oak Park.
Oak Park Farmers Market
Noted for its live bluegrass music, high-quality produce and cake donuts, 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 August 19, 2018. Choose from a 10, 20, 30, 50 or 68-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 on weekends from June through September.
Summer Concerts in the Park
Every Sunday through August 19, music lovers can enjoy free concerts in Oak Park’s scenic Scoville Park. The family-friendly entertainment starts at 5:30PM and features various artists performing everything from rockin’ oldies to jazzy blues and soul. Learn more.
Silent Movies on the Porch
On Friday evenings in August, the Pleasant Home Foundation presents silent movies with live piano accompaniment on the giant covered porch at 217 Home Avenue. Doors open at 7:30PM and the movie starts at 8:15PM. Suggested donation is $10. Learn more.
Oak Park Micro Brew Review
Sample more than 200 of the finest craft beers from 70 breweries at the largest zero-waste beer festival in the Midwest on Saturday, August 18 in Downtown Oak Park. The event, produced by Seven Generations Ahead, also features food by local restaurants and live music. Learn more.
Thursday Night Out
From 5-9PM every Thursday between now and August 30, enjoy outdoor dining at 20 participating restaurants in Downtown Oak Park with live music and free entertainment. Purchase a dine-around booklet for 4 eligible menu items. Learn more.
Uncorked at the Oak Park Conservatory
This monthly event is held on the fourth Friday of the month from June through September. Enjoy live music, wine and craft beer, passed appetizers and a local artisan market in the conservatory’s outdoor gardens. 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.