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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
12/03/2016- 01/29/2017 Stars of the Pharaohs
Saturdays- 7:00PM Sundays- 2:00PM See website for costs. Travel back in time 5,000 years to see the tombs and temples of Egypt as when they new ...More!
Cernan Earth and Space Center
2000 Fifth Ave
River Grove, IL
708-583-3100
Event
12/07/2016- 01/25/2017 Our Place In Space
9:45AM,Wednesdays in December and January Discover the cause of day and night, learn about the Sun, the Earth, our solar system and the stars whil...More!
Cernan Earth and Space Center, Triton College
2000 Fifth Ave
River Grove, IL
Event
01/08/2017- 01/29/2017 Laser Motown
Saturdays- 8:30PM Sundays- 3:00PM See website for pricing. Cosmic light show set to the classics by Diana Ross & The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, The...More!
Cernan Earth and Space Center- Triton College
2000 Fifth Ave
River Grove , IL
708-583-3100
Event
01/12/2017- 02/18/2017 Blizzard '67
Tickets: $20/each Shows: Thursdays and Fridays 7:30PM, Saturdays 4:00PM and 8:00PM. Special 3:00PM performance Sunday, January 15 Four busines...More!
16th Street Theater
6420 16th Street
Berwyn, IL
(708) 795-6704
Concerts/Plays
01/22/2017- 01/22/2017 Saints and Heroes: Art of Medieval and Renaissance Europe
2:00-3:00PM After four years in the making, the Art Institute will open new galleries of Medieval and Renaissance art, arms and armor, in March. T...More!
Oak Park Public Library Veterans Room
834 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL
(708) 697-6915
Event
01/22/2017- 01/22/2017 Conservation@Home: Easy Care Native Gardening
Free 1:00PM Learn how to landscape using easy-care native plants that support pollinators. Presented by U of I Extension Master Gardener Pete La...More!
Trailside Museum
738 Thatcher Ave
River Forest, IL
708-366-6530
Event
01/22/2017- 01/22/2017 Concert Series: Featuring Jim Gill
4:00PM Tickets: $8 Members, $11 Non-members, children under age 1 are free. Wonder Works' Concert Series provides families with live, affordable...More!
Wonder Works
6445 W. North Ave
Oak Park, IL
708-383-4815
Concerts/Plays
01/23/2017- 01/23/2017 Biopick Film Series: "42" (Jackie Robinson)
1:30-4:30PM Join film historian Doug Deuchler for this Biopic series to view and discuss six popular and critically well received films. The series...More!
Oak Park Public Library
834 Lake St.
Oak Park, IL
(708) 383-8200
Event
01/23/2017- 01/23/2017 There's a Song in My Heart
Equally at home on the operatic stage or in concert repertoire, American lyric soprano Susan Nelson is praised by critics for her “full, powerful voic...More!
Nineteenth Century Club
178 Forest Ave
Oak Park,, IL 60301
Event
01/27/2017- 01/27/2017 Bite Nite 2017
5:30PM-9:00PM Tickets: $35/person, $120/4 persons The OPRF Chamber is bringing together the best of our restaurants and caterers in the Oak Park...More!
Nineteenth Century Club
178 Forest Avenue
Oak Park, IL
Event
01/27/2017- 01/27/2017 Rico Birthday Bash
9:00PM Tickets: $15 Ricky’s annual birthday celebration is an evening of classic rock, soul, funk and a great time! Doors open at 7 pm. Rico ...More!
Fitzgerald's
6615 W ROOSEVELT RD
Berwyn, IL
(708) 788-2118
Event
01/28/2017- 01/28/2017 Step Afrika!
7:30PM Admission: $24-$51 Discover the world of stepping with Washington DC's world-renowned Step Afrika! Like a tap dance without shoes, or a b...More!
Dominican University for the Performing Arts
7900 West Division St.
River Forest , IL
(708) 366-2490
Concerts/Plays
01/28/2017- 01/28/2017 Winterfest
Join the Park District of Oak Park for Winter Fest at Austin Gardens! Enjoy old fashioned fun in the snow, outdoor ice skating (weather permitting), h...More!
Austin Gardens
167 Forest Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
Event
01/28/2017- 01/28/2017 Winter Scavenger Hunt
1:00PM COST: $2.00 Enjoy an afternoon outdoors on a hunt for signs of animal activity and winter plant life. Warm up afterwards with snacks and ...More!
Trailside Museum
738 Thatcher Ave.
River Forest, IL
(708) 366-6530
Event
01/29/2017- 01/29/2017 Nature Sketching
1-3PM $5 fee includes take-home artist’s tools. Explore line, value, shading and form as we practice sketching plants and animals from life. For...More!
Trailside Museum
738 Thatcher Ave
River Forest, IL
(708) 366-6530
Event
01/30/2017- 01/30/2017 Portrait of an Iconoclast – Archibald J. Motley, Jr.
1:15-2:30PM Dr. Amy Mooney, Associate Professor of Art at Columbia College, discusses Chicago’s "painter laureate.” Motley’s unique vision reflects...More!
Nineteenth Century Club
178 Forest Ave
Oak Park, IL
708.386.2729
Event
01/31/2017- 01/31/2017 National Plan For Vacation Day
Vacations are powerful. They have the ability to recharge us, bring us closer to the world around us, and instill lasting memories. Vacations can be t...More!
Event
02/02/2017- 02/02/2017 Snow Princesses
6-8PM $30/45, for ages 4-8 years old As the wind blows and the snow falls outside, join us inside Cheney Mansion for a night fit for a princess....More!
Cheney Mansion
Oak Park, IL
Event
02/04/2017- 02/04/2017 Snowshoe Hikes
Free 1-2:30PM Enjoy a guided nature hike on snowshoes if there’s 4? of snow (or on foot if not.) Family program....More!
Thatcher Woods Pavilion
8030 W. Chicago
River Forest , IL
(708) 366-6530
Event
02/04/2017- 02/04/2017 Washington Island Fish Boil Festival
3:30PM $15 festival admission; fish boil dinner an additional $17; bratwurst dinner an additional $12. The Islanders are invading FitzGerald's a...More!
Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Berwyn, IL
(708) 788-2118
Event
02/06/2017- 02/06/2017 Natalie Moore-- "The South Side"
1:15-2:30PM Chicago author and South Side Bureau reporter for WBEZ, Natalie Moore discusses her recent book, The South Side. Divided into ethnic/cu...More!
Nineteenth Century Club
178 Forest Ave
Oak Park, IL
(708) 386-2729
Event
02/12/2017- 02/12/2017 FREEze Day
FREE We love the cold and so do our animals. Join the Green Valley Dog Drivers for dogsled demonstrations, sled runs, and other winter animal fun. ...More!
Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Rd
Brookfield, IL
(708) 688-8000
Event
02/12/2017- 02/12/2017 Valentine's Brunch
11:00AM Adult: $45 Child: $35 Under 3: no charge Are you looking for a unique way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Join us for an extraordinary ...More!
Brookfield Zoo, Discovery Center
3300 Gold Road
Brookfield, IL
Event
02/13/2017- 02/13/2017 The End of Water As We Know It-- Seth Darling
1:15-2:30PM Argonne National Laboratory staff scientist, Seth Darling presents The End of Water as We Know It. The abundance of cheap freshwater is...More!
Nineteenth Century Club
178 Forest Ave
Oak Park, IL
(708) 386-2729
Event
02/16/2017- 02/18/2017 An Evening to Die For.... Victim in Vaudevile
7:30PM, doors open at 7:00 Tickets: $45 per person ($40 for Pleasant Home Foundation members) Pleasant Home is the perfect historical setting fo...More!
Pleasant Home
(708) 383-2654
Oak Park, IL
(708) 383-2654
Event
02/26/2017- 02/26/2017 Concert Series: Jeannie B!
Wonder Works' concerts are on Sundays at 4pm. On concert days, Wonder Works closes to the general-public at 3:30pm. Jeanie B offers sophisticated m...More!
Wonder Works
6445 West North Ave.
Oak Park, IL
708.383.4815
Event
02/27/2017- 02/27/2017 Of Thee We Sing- Patriotic Music
1:15-2:30PM An ensemble from The Michael Teolis Singers present choruses, medleys and solos from patriotic works by George M. Cohan, George Gershwi...More!
Nineteenth Century Club
178 Forest Ave
Oak Park, IL
(708) 386/2729
Event
03/04/2017- 03/04/2017 St. Patrick's Day Parade
1:00-2:30PM Forest Park St. Paddy’s parade is one of the largest parades in the area. Bagpipers, marching bands, Irish Dancers, local entries and m...More!
Madison St.
Forest Park, IL
Event
03/05/2017- 03/05/2017 Jazz Thaw
Sip, sizzle and swing at Jazz Thaw. Featuring premier Chicago musicians in Downtown Oak Park! Enjoy a jazz tour (free admission) inside local restaura...More!
Nineteenth Century Club
178 Forest Ave.
Oak Park, IL
Event
03/16/2017- 03/16/2017 St. Patrick's Day Celebration
11:30AM-2:30PM, 50 years+ program Active Adult Members $15 Residents $20 Non-Residents $22 Join us for Green Beer, corned beef and cabbage, an...More!
Cheney Mansion
220 North Euclid Ave.
Oak Park, IL
(708) 725-2500
Event

*NOTE: not all months have events listed
**Last updated on 01/17/2017










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