Entertainment, Festivals & Parks


Palos Park shopping includes two suburban indoor shopping malls that offers food courts, movie theaters, clothing stores, and large department stores. Orland Square Shopping Mall and Westfield Chicago Ridge Shopping Mall are located near Palos Park and perfect for shopping year round or a great way to start on your holiday shopping list.

Local Theater

For a local theater, the Palos Village Players perform live theater performances at the Palos Park Recreation Center. Past plays, musicals, and performances include One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Philadelphia Water, She Loves Me, Odd Couple, Dracula, and many more.


Palos Park Festivals bring fun and excitement to the community and south suburbs every summer. Concert in the Park, Autumn in the Park Festival, Movie in the Park, Village Tree Lighting & Holiday Market and more.

Palos Park Recreation and Outdoors provides parks and athletic programs throughout the community. The Southwest Half Marathon and Palos Park Spring Fun Run are two of the local races in the Palos Park community.