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Thursday Night Out

Every Thursday Night from May 25–August 31
Start your weekends early at Thursday Night Out. Purchase a dine-around booklet at the kiosk on Lake & Marion for $16 and enjoy dining al fresco, free outdoor entertainment and live music under the stars!

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Uncork Illinois Wine Festival

Saturday, June 3, 1 to 9 p.m.
Raise a glass of Illinois wine and sample locally crafted gourmet goodies. Enjoy live jazz while strolling, shopping and dining in charming Downtown Oak Park.

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Art Dans la Rue

Tuesday, August 1
Immerse yourself in French culture for a day full of art, food, wine, music, demonstrations, and more in Downtown Oak Park!

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MicroBrew Review

Saturday, August 19
Sample more than 200 craft beers from 70 Midwestern breweries, purchase food from local restaurateurs and groove to the sounds of local bands at this zero-waste event.

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Oaktoberfest

September 15 & 16
Celebrate fall at this free two-day music festival offering a premier lineup, seasonal food, microbrews, wine and Kids’ Root Beer Garden.

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Green Halloween

Saturday, October 14
Stop in participating local businesses on the Green Pumpkin Trail to participate in FREE kids’ activities and collect healthy, eek-o-friendly treats!

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Shopper’s Reward

Shop Downtown Oak Park during the Holidays and get a Rebate Certificate. Nov. 1 through Dec. 25.

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Winterfest + Cookie Walk

Saturday, December 2
Participate in Downtown Oak Park’s annual Cookie Walk! A $20 participation fee (cash only) includes a souvenir cookie tin and a map of over 45 participating shops and restaurants to collect a cookie or candy at each stop. Purchase at hospitality tent located on Marion Street, just south of Lake Street. One tin per family, while supplies last.

Catch a glimpse of Saint Nicholas on Marion Street, enjoy a variety of family-friendly acts and warm up inside the hospitality tent with free hot chocolate & coffee.

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Home for the Holidays

Saturday, December 16
Catch the old-fashioned holiday spirit in Downtown Oak Park! Celebrate the season with free horse-drawn sleigh rides and a visit from Santa.

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Jazz Thaw

Saturday, March 4
Sip, sizzle and swing during a jazz tour presented by 90.9 WDCB-FM, “Chicago’s Home for Jazz,” and Downtown Oak Park.

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