This Weekend Around Oak Park

July 27-29

Westgate Street in DTOP. Photo by

Brian Crawford, Contributing Photographer

According to the meteorologists, we will be getting a lovely break from the heat this weekend.  Temperatures should be in the 70s. I sure hope they are right! I don’t know about you, but I am much more willing to explore our beautiful village when the temperatures are mild and I don’t have to worry about melting. There are a lot of great outdoor events happening this weekend that you’ll want to get out and see!

Friday 6 – 8 p.m.
Hosted by the Oak Park Conservatory and the Park District of Oak Park
Celebrate summer with the Conservatory while enjoying music, wine, craft beer, and appetizers.  Uncorked features all local vendors. This is a great way to get a taste of local small businesses! This is a 21 and over event. Admission to Uncorked includes two drink tickets and one food token and can be purchased for $15 in advance or $18 at the door. The Oak Park Conservatory is located at 615 Garfield Street.

Oak Park Farmers’ Market
Saturday 7 a.m – 1 p.m.
460 Lake Street in the Pilgrim Church parking lot
The Oak Park Farmer’s Market features locally grown produce as well as a variety of other goods including meat, farm fresh eggs, flowers, local honey, cheese, homemade canned goods, donuts and more! Next to the donut tent, you’ll find live bluegrass music. This Saturday, the charitable bake sale will be hosted by the Oak Park Gymnastics Boosters. There will also be a children’s activity provided by Wonder Works Children’s Museum.

The Farmers’ Market earlier this summer

Sugar Beet Co-op’s 3rd “Bee”-Day
Saturday from 8 a.m – 6 p.m.
Sugar Beet Co-op is celebrating their third anniversary with a day packed with fun. They will be hosting a free yoga class at 8 a.m. provided by Ahimsa.  Make sure to RSVP to if you’d like to attend the yoga class. The rest of the day will include a donut cake walk, GlennArt Farm goats, a lavender lab, hot dogs, face painting, and of course – birthday cake. Sugar Beet will also be hosting raffles, giving away samples, and running some anniversary specials. The Co-op is located at 812 W. Madison Street.

Hallapalooza at Val’s halla Records
Val’s halla Records, located at 239 Harrison St. in the Arts District, is celebrating its 46th anniversary with Hallapalooza on Saturday and Sunday. There will be live music, refreshments and a storewide sale including 20% off all used records and 10% off new records. There is no doubt that this year’s event will be missing a major piece following the passing of beloved store owner Val Camilletti, who is missed dearly in the OP community.

Summer Concert Series
Sunday from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
The Park District of Oak Park (PDOP) hosts a free family-friendly concert every Sunday through Aug. 19. This weekend, The Great Crusades will be entertaining the crowd with their hard-hitting American rock. The PDOP has been working hard to make these concerts waste-free events. They have set up stations throughout Scoville Park that allow you to compost and recycle during the concerts. Bring your own chair or blanket to enjoy the concert on. We recommend a picnic dinner as well!

Sculpture Walk
Oak Park Avenue
The beautiful weather this weekend will be perfect for a stroll along Oak Park’s Sculpture Walk. The featured sculptures will be on display through Labor Day and can be found along Oak Park Avenue between Lexington Street and Van Buren Street. While the sculptures speak for themselves, you can also download the Otocast app to hear the artists describe their work as you view it.

“Uplift” by artist Terry Karpowicz can be seen at 840 S. Oak Park Avenue

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