It seems like summer has flown by this year, doesn’t it? Honestly, I think I say that every August!
With my birthday at the beginning of August, I often find myself wishing for it to get here and then promptly wishing that the month would slow down. As the summer slowly turns into back-to-school season, the events around Oak Park are changing as well. These last few weeks of summer wind down are a great chance to explore around Oak Park. Make a staycation out of it while you prep for the school days ahead!
Here is what’s going on around Oak Park this weekend.
Friday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Take the kids to the Wonder Works for a bubble extravaganza. They are hosting two hours of bubble fun including giant bubbles, magic bubbles, tiny bubbles and more. This is a great activity for the whole family!
Pedal Oak Park Tour
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Times vary, book your trip here
Take a tour of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture while on a guided bicycle tour. Ride through the beautiful Oak Park streets while viewing 21 sites including Wright’s home and studio, the Heurtley House, Cheney House and more. The tour is 2 hours long and is $40 for Frank Lloyd Wright Trust members or $45 for non-members.
Oak Park Farmers’ Market Annual Corn Roast
Pilgrim Church Parking Lot
Saturday 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM (the corn roast will start around 8:30 AM)
Celebration National Farmers’ Market week with the Oak Park Farmers’ Market on Saturday! They will be serving up roasted corn on the cob for just $2 an ear. Cards will not be accepted for the corn roast, so make sure to bring cash. In addition to the corn roast, spend time shopping at over 25 different farmers’ booths at the market. Fresh flowers, produce, local honey, freshly made donuts and more await you!
Vegan Happy Hour
Nature Yoga Sanctuary – 146 Harrison
Sunday 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Nature Yoga will be hosting a Vegan Happy Hour from 12-1 on Sunday. The event is a social gathering for vegans and aspiring vegans. Nature Yoga Sanctuary is the first and only completely vegan restaurant in Oak Park! The cafe will be offering 20% off all food and drinks during the happy hour.
Summer Concerts in Scoville Park
Sunday, August 12
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
This weekend, the Scoville Park concert is sponsored by Heritage Tile and features the band Groove Witness. They will be entertaining the crowd with their jazzy blues and soul music. They are a local Oak Park band and recently released an album titled “Hooks!”. This is a family-friendly event and completely free! Make sure to bring lawn chairs or blankets with you as those are not provided.
Ridgeland Common Rink & Pool
Sunday 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Jump into the pool at Ridgeland Common with jumbo inflatable toys on Wibit Night! There will be water polo balls with jumbo inflatable nets, a huge inflatable volleyball court, and inflatable kayaks to play with. This event is family friendly and open to the public! There is a $10 admission fee per person.