August 2022

With summer in full swing, you'll find all kinds of events for everyone in and around Oak Park and the Western Suburbs. Pack up the family for fun and outdoor adventure, and enjoy browsing this month's top picks for things to do in the Oak Park area.



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Movies on the Porch at Pleasant Home

August 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2022

Join us for Silent Movies on the Porch, featuring live musical accompaniment by Jay Warren of the Silent Film Society of Chicago.

Location: Pleasant Home, Oak Park

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La Grange Sidewalk Sale 

August 26 - 27, 2022

You'll love the bargains as our shop owners clear their shelves for new fall merchandise. Get ready for big savings, real deals and bargains galore at our end-of-season Sidewalk Sale, sponsored by JAYNE La Grange.

Location: Participating shops, La Grange

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Westchester Fest

August 26 - 28, 2022

Come out to Westchester Fest for Music, great food, fun and games and much more! The festival will be held in the parking lot of the newly purchased Village Hall building.

Location: Village Hall, Westchester

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30th Annual Route 66 Car Show

August 27, 2022

We'll see you for a stroll down the Mother Road among hundreds of vintage and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles. The event also features live entertainment, and a variety of hometown eats.

Location: Show Center, Ogden Top and Trim, Berwyn

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Zoo Brew at Brookfield Zoo

August 27, 2022

Enjoy bears and beers, lions and lagers, anteaters and ales...all at Brookfield Zoo's ZooBrew on Saturday, August 27. ZooBrew is a fun-filled, 21 and over, unique beer-tasting event.

Location: Brookfield Zoo, Brookfield

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"Street of Dreams" Walking Tour

August 27, 2022

Learn about the oldest commercial building, the architect of the Methodist Church, the “power couple” who helped bring the Columbian Exposition to Chicago, and much more as we take a sidewalk tour down the stretch of Keystone Avenue known as “The Street of Dreams"

Location: The Depot, River Forest

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River Forest Food Truck Rally

August 27, 2022

Stop by and grab some mouthwatering bites like funnel cake, poutine fries, and more. After you eat, stick around for live music throughout the afternoon and bring the family for face painting, inflatables, and more!

Location: Keystone Park West, River Forest

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