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Our Mayor / John Mahoney

A Word from the Mayor

John Mahoney

Harvest festivals are enjoyed around the world during the Autumn months. These
celebrations feature feasting, merriment, contests, and music. All of these fun elements are a part of the popular Autumn In The Park Festival taking place on the Village Green at 8901 W. 123rd Street. This event, now in its 4th year, begins Friday, September 18th with grounds opening at 5:00 pm until 10:30 pm and all day Saturday, September 19th from noon to 11:00 pm. Delicious food and beverages will be available along with a variety of activities and live music by four exciting and popular local bands.


Friday night in the main tent The Hat Guys will energize and entertain from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm with a diverse selection of your favorite modern and classic hits spanning generations and multiple genres. Next, 7th Heaven will perform from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm playing pop-rock tunes with elements of alternative, dance, country and some hip-hop too.


On Saturday, our annual community parade begins at 11:00 am traveling west from 82nd Avenue and ending at the Village Green where the Saturday festivities begin at noon. Since 1902, members of the Palos Park Woman’s Club have been contributing to Village life in a variety of generous ways. The Village acknowledges their contributions and we are honored to have this special group serve at this year’s parade Grand Marshal.


In addition to the arts colony area, kid’s activities, chili and BBQ contests on Saturday, we are thrilled to have Wall of Denial, Chicago’s premier Stevie Ray Vaughn tribute band in our main tent from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Our Saturday headliner, Mike and Joe, will perform from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm in the main tent. Mike & Joe is celebrated by their peers as one of the very best sounding cover bands in the entire nation!


Additional details about Autumn In The Park Festival can be found inside this newsletter. This event has become increasingly popular over the last few years, we hope you will make plans with friends and family to join us on one or both days. As we welcome another breathtaking season in Palos Park, take time to enjoy Autumn along the many local trails that peak with the crisp air into orange, red and golden walks, runs and bike rides. We hope you are enjoying the recently dedicated Cal-Sag Trail and the other outdoor recreational opportunities available to you.


With gratitude, I serve this most unique and interesting community,

Mayor John Mahoney,