Community Calendar of Oak Park Events, July 2019

There are events in Oak Park this summer that will stimulate your mind, reconnect you with your community, and provide inspiration to your own artistic growth. Consider attending some of these community events in Oak Park and Forest Park this month to discover what's happening in your area. If you know of an important event happening in Oak Park such as concerts, readings, art galleries, or community forums that people should know about, please contact contact us and let us promote your show or event. We believe that attending local events is important to fostering a vibrant community. Let us know if you'd like someone to attend one of these local shows with you. One of our staff members would be happy to join.

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SKL 6th Annual Street BBQ: Fourth of July Forest Park

When? July 4th 1-4PM. Where? 7445 W Madison St, Forest Park

Celebrate The Fourth of July in Forest Park at the SKL 6th Annual Street BBQ on Madison Street. Featuring BBQ turkey legs, footlong hot dogs, beer specials, and live music, the Street BBQ is a great addition to your Fourth of July celebrations and a great way to see, taste, and hear all the exciting things Oak Park and Forest Park have to offer.

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The Aesthetic of Our National Identity: Oak Park Art League

July 12th, 6-9pm, 720 Chicago Ave, Oak Park

This open-submission art exhibition in Oak Park explores the personal lens of experience with today’s American culture and national identity from diverse voices and through varied multimedia installations. This event is free and open to the public. The Aesthetic of Our National Identity opening runs from 6pm to 9pm.


Burgers, Beers, and Bands: The Buzz Cafe

Every Saturday, 5-9pm, 905 S. Lombard, Oak Park

Join The Buzz Cafe every Saturday night on Harrison St and Lombard Ave in the Oak Park Arts District for an evening of live music, organic food, and tasty brews. Burgers Beers, and Bands runs every Saturday from 5pm to 9pm at 905 S Lombard. This event is free, but the food and drinks are well worth a try.


Off To Olympus: Actor's Garden Summer Camp

July 11th, 12th, 13th, Times Vary, 7900 W Division St, River Forest

Come celebrate half a summer of hard work from students, staff, and of The Actor’s Garden Theater Camp as they launch their first Summer 2019 performances of Off To Olympus, an original script and score produced by Gigi and Dave Hudson. This fun and toe-tapping musical brings ancient Greek myths to life in an educational and hilarious twist. This event is hosted at Dominican Performing Arts Center at 7900 Division St, River Forest. Tickets for Off To Olympus can be purchased through Dominican Performing Arts Center’s website.


YART Sale: Compound Yellow in Oak Park

July 27th, 10am - 8pm, 224 Lake St, Oak Park

Part yard sale, part local art market, Compound Yellow invites you to explore the work of local creative makers as well as archived artistic works offered on sale at a discount. Live music featuring Jessica Mindrum, national youth poet laureate Kara Jackson, and local rapper Grizzy Mack will accompany free food and good conversation. This event is in Oak Park at Compound Yellow. This event runs from 10am - 8pm with performances throughout the afternoon.