This Weekend Around Oak Park

October 5-7


Fall is in full swing around Oak Park! Call me “basic” if you’d like, but Fall is my favorite season. The colors blooming on the tree lined Oak Park streets are so enticing.  Combine that with crisp air and a burst of optimism before Winter hits, and you’re speaking my language. As Anne of Green Gables (another favorite) once said, “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers”.

Here’s what is happening around Oak Park this weekend:

Chicago, Chicago with Geoffrey Baer
Sunday, 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Chicago a capella is celebrating their 25th anniversary! The celebration will include a musical history of Chicago, narrated by WTTW’s Geoffrey Baer. The group of talented singers are bringing their anniversary celebration all over Chicagoland. You can see them perform here in Oak Park at the Pilgrim Congregational Church on Sunday. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased here.

Oak Park Farmers’ Market
Saturday, 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Stop by the market for one of the last market Saturdays of the year! Fresh produce and quality products still abound at the market this year. You can even find the perfect Fall decorations you’ve been looking for.  Mini pumpkins, anyone?

Fall Harvest Market and Bulb Sale
Oak Park Conservatory
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
If you’re looking to fill out your Fall garden, this is the perfect event for you. Shop for mums, pansies, broom corn, gourds, and more at the conservatory’s annual sale. You can also pick up some hearty bulbs to plant now for beautiful blooms in the Spring! The sale continues through October 14th.

Restorative Justice Youth Conference
Oak Park Public Library
Saturday & Sunday
This is the first time the library has hosted this conference. Throughout the event, the question of what restorative justice is will be examined and answered. The conference will include panels of experts, workshops, peace circles, and more.  Teens and adults are welcome to attend. You can register for the conference here



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