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The Oak Park Area offers a wide range of events throughout the year. To view a list of events in our area, select a month below or check out one of this months upcoming events! All information has been updated to the best of our knowledge. We recommend calling your chosen destination before you visit to verify times, dates or hours of operation.

 

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Below is a list of the next 30 upcoming events in and around the Oak Park Area. Use the search form above to find additional events.

Dates Event Name / Description Location Type
04/10/2017- 05/06/2017 Concordia Graduating Art Majors Exhibit
Free The Ferguson Art Gallery at Concordia University Chicago presents the final exhibit of the academic year, the Graduating Senior Art Show. The ...More!
Concordia University Chicago-Kretzmann Hall
7400 Augusta St
River Forest, IL
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04/22/2017- 04/29/2017 Mystery Unlimited
7:00PM, April 22 and 29th $59.99 adults, $49.99 under 21 Enjoy dinner & a show as Sushi House hosts Mystery Unlimited's original and always fun...More!
Sushi House
1107 Lake St.
Oak Park, IL
(708) 660-8899
Event
04/28/2017- 04/28/2017 I'm All For You
8:00PM $20 A collection of songs that celebrate YOU in life, love, and living featuring classics like "It Had to Be You," "I wish You Love," "Bo...More!
Open Door Theater
902 S. Ridgeland Ave.
Oak Park, IL
708-386-5510
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05/03/2017- 05/03/2017 A Play + A Pint: DeathTrap
7:00PM $12 cover includes complimentary drink ticket Deathtrap, a play written by Ira Levin in 1978, has many plot twists and references itself...More!
Connolly's Public House
1109 South Blvd
Oak Park, IL
708-445-4440
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05/04/2017- 05/04/2017 W. Kamau Bell
7PM, $33- includes a copy of his book Please join us in welcoming our dear friend W. Kamau Bell to discuss his first book, The Awkward Thoughts of ...More!
The Arts Center of Oak Park (Hemingway Museum)
200 N. Oak Park Ave
Oak Park, IL
708-386-9800
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05/05/2017- 05/07/2017 Annual Spring Plant Sale
This annual fundraiser is sponsored by the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory. The sale features a large selection of vegetables, herbs and flowers...More!
Oak Park Conservatory
615 Garfield
Oak Park, IL 60304
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05/05/2017- 05/20/2017 The Real Housewives of Oak Park
The ladies of The Spew are back...and better than ever before! Swing by Open Door for this hilarious look at the unrealistic side of reality shows an...More!
Open Door Theater
902 S. Ridgeland Ave
Oak Park, IL 60304
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05/06/2017- 09/17/2017 Dinos and Dragons
$5 for adults, $3 for children ages 3 to 11 and seniors 65+ Dinosaurs are roaring back to life at Brookfield Zoo! They’re bigger and better than ev...More!
Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Rd.
Brookfield, IL
708-688-8000
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05/07/2017- 05/07/2017 Historical Society of Oak Park River Forest 14th Annual Housewalk
1:00-5:00PM Tickets:$30 in advance, Day of: $30, Members price: $25 Join us on Sunday, May 7 for "Cummings & Goings" a tour of seven special Riv...More!
East Central section of River Forest
River Forest, IL
708-848-6755
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05/07/2017- 05/07/2017 Spring Festival
Free, 10AM-3PM Celebrate spring with a day of activities for all ages, including animal encounters, kids’ tree climb, guided wildflower walks, dip ...More!
Trailside Museum of Natural History
738 Thatcher Ave
River Forest , IL
708-366-6530
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05/10/2017- 05/10/2017 The Noble Grape- Chenin Blanc
7:00PM, $25.00 Join the Peach for a fabulous ticketed event featuring the Noble Grapes Mark your calenders for May 10! The next Noble Grape of F...More!
Careful Peach
1024 North Blvd.
Oak Park, IL
(708) 383-3066
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05/11/2017- 05/11/2017 What's Happening in Riverside Lawn
7:00PM, Open to the public Join the Olmsted Society to hear an update on the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District's project to buy Riverside Law...More!
Riverside Public Library
1 Burling Rd.
Riverside, IL
(708) 442-6366
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05/11/2017- 05/11/2017 Preservation in Person: Servants In Our Village
Although our community never had the vast aristocratic estates we saw on TV's "Downton Abbey," by the late Victorian Era many of the more prosperous ...More!
Oak Park Public Library
834 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60301
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05/12/2017- 09/15/2017 Sculpture Walk
6th Annual Oak Park Sculpture Walk...More!
Oak Park Arts Distrct
Harrison St.
Oak park, IL
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05/13/2017- 05/13/2017 #BirdThePreserves Big Sit
Free, 6AM-12PM Stop by anytime to see how many birds we can spot or hear without leaving a 17-foot circle. Binoculars provided. Drop-in family acti...More!
Trailside Museum of Natural History
738 Thatcher Ave
River Forest, IL
708-366-6530
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05/14/2017- 05/14/2017 Mother's Day at Brookfield Zoo
11:00AM and 1:30PM seatings Pricing: $39.95 adults, $29.95 kids 3-11, 2 and under Free. (Pricing includes Zoo admission and parking) Make Mothe...More!
Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Rd
Brookfield, IL 60513
708-688-8000
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05/14/2017- 05/14/2017 Photo Meet-Up at Wolf Road Prairie
Free, 10AM Hike and explore Wolf Road Prairie with a Naturalist from Trailside Museum, and take photos of the stunning wildflowers and scenic vista...More!
Trailside Museum of Natural History
738 Thatcher Ave
River Forest, IL
708-366-6530
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05/14/2017- 05/14/2017 Makin' Music Bluegrass Jam
Free, 1:00PM Join us on the second Sunday of every month for Trailside’s Bluegrass Jam. Make a simple instrument or bring your basses, fiddles, man...More!
Trailside Museum of Natural History
738 Thatcher Ave
River Forest, IL
708-366-6530
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05/14/2017- 05/14/2017 Mother's Day Brunch at the Carleton Hotel
Make your reservation now for our famous Mother's Day Brunch on Sunday, May 14th from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm. Served in our beautiful Grand Ballroom. For...More!
The Carleton of Oak Park
1110 Pleasant Street
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708)848-4250
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05/16/2017- 05/16/2017 Joe Nesbo
7:00PM Tickets: $31.50 (All ticket holders will receive a FREE copy of the book, The Thirst, at the door.) The master of Norwegian noir, JO NESBØ ...More!
Grace Episcopal Church
924 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL
708-386-9800
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05/20/2017- 05/20/2017 Wright Plus Walk 150
9AM-5PM This year, Wright Plus 150 Architectural Housewalk celebrates the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright's birth. Tour the living spaces d...More!
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
951 Chicago Ave
Oak Park, IL
(312) 994-4000
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05/20/2017- 05/20/2017 Bike Brookfield
The Village of Brookfield is pleased to announce the second annual Bike Brookfield! This free community event will take place on May 20th, 2017. 9:...More!
Brookfield, IL 60513
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05/20/2017- 05/20/2017 Aspire's First Taste of Summer: Ben-A-Fit 6
4pm - 8pm An evening of music, food, wine and beer and a sneak peek at our groundbreaking, brand new Career Academy! This 6th annual event for Asp...More!
4110 Litt Drive
Hillside, IL
(708) 236-0979
Event
05/20/2017- 05/20/2017 Trailside History Hike
Free, 1-3PM A long guided hike to learn about the history of Trailside Museum and Thatcher Woods. Visit Native American sites, an abandoned village...More!
Trailside Museum of Natural History
738 Thatcher Ave
River Forest, IL
708-366-6530
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05/20/2017- 05/21/2017 Bear Awareness Weekend
Bear-y fun activities await at the annual Bear Awareness Weekend. Attend Zoo Chats about the zoo's three species of bears-- grizzly, polar and sloth. ...More!
Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Rd.
Brookfield, IL
708-688-8400
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05/21/2017- 05/21/2017 Let's Duet
Two soloists blending....smoothly, consistently and with finesse. Every song is a duet. The eclectic program ranges form the Great American Songbo...More!
Open Door Theater
902 S. Ridgeland Ave
Oak Park, IL 60304
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05/28/2017- 05/28/2017 Walking Tours of Historic Riverside
2017 docent-led walking tours of this historic town are offered on the following Sundays at the Riverside Train Station on the East side of the main p...More!
Riverside Train Station
Riverside, IL
708-442-7675
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05/29/2017- 05/29/2017 Berkeley's Memorial Day Parade
Parade begins at 10AM, line-up at 9AM. This year the parade route will begin at Village Hall, 5819 Electric Avenue go north on Taft Avenue and east...More!
Village Hall
5819 Electric Avenue
Berkeley, IL
708-234-2616
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06/01/2017- 08/31/2017 Pedal Oak Park Tours
Oak Park is home to the world’s largest collection of buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Explore its picturesque historic neighborhoods on a gu...More!
Wright Historic District
Oak Park, IL 60301
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06/03/2017- 06/03/2017 Clean Sweep Garage Sale
8AM-3PM One person’s junk transforms into another’s treasure! Browse 5 stories of good finds and leave knowing that you’ve lived the spirit of the ...More!
Depot District
3320 S GROVE AVENUE
Berwyn, IL
(708) 788-8100
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*NOTE: not all months have events listed
**Last updated on 04/24/2017










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