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Movie in The Park

Thursday, June 2 Let’s kick off the summer with an outdoor movie at our newest park, Centennial Park on Will Cook Road – 12216 S. Will Cook Rd. (next to Holy Family Villa). We will fill the park with sounds of dinosaur roars from last year’s dinosaur camp kids! The movie, “The Good Dinosaur”, will start at dusk. Bring a chair or a comfy blanket to sit on the grass; and your own snacks for the movie. Additional parking will be available on the southwest open grass property of Holy Family Villa. Look for signs. Grounds open at 7:00 pm;…

Flag Day Concert

June 9, 7 pm, This FREE patriotic evening will offer entertainment and insight honoring the American Flag. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic basket and join neighbors and friends while listening to the Southwest Community Concert Band. This event is a partnership with our local Knights of Columbus Crusaders Council No. 10151.

Cal-Sag Trail Anniversary Bike Ride

Saturday, June 11, 9:00 am – Noon. Join us at the 86th Avenue Trailhead to begin your day. The ride will feature interactive activities and giveaways along the paths! Registration is $13 per person/$40 for family of 4 (You receive a lunch ticket and back pack) Between 9:00 am and noon stop at Chicago Christian High School (4 miles east from 86th Trailhead) to enjoy lunch, a DJ, Bike Rodeo, and several local businesses with special offers. Bike the Sag Shirts will be available for purchase. Registration is ONLY available through – Search: Bike the Sag 2016

Concert in the Park

June 16, Village Green ground open at 5 pm, Free concert. Dance the night away to the sounds of The Rhythm Rockets. The band has a unique sound while performing vintage rhythm and blues. This event is supported by Palos Fine Arts and Republic Bank. Bring your picnic baskets or enjoy food and drinks on site. Grounds open at 5:00 pm with the Presentation of Colors by Boy Scout Troop 699 and the Presentation of Palos Fine Arts Scholarships.

National Hot Dog Day & Concert & Pet Parade

July 21, 5 pm on the Village Green. You will enjoy a picnic atmosphere and FREE live musical entertainment by David Gaidas and Mitch Mayer. Complete meals of hot dog, chips and a drink will also be available. We hope you join us! Pet Parade Registration is FREE for our annual Pet Parade taking place on the Village Green at 5:30 pm. Check-in for the parade will start at 5:00 pm under the gazebo. 5:00 – 7:30 pm Celebrate National Hot Dog Day! The first 50 pets registered will receive a “treat.” Please register your pet in advance at the…

Concert at the Cliff

August 11, 6:30 – 8:00 pm at Swallow Cliff, Rt 83 & La Grange Road. Bring your picnic baskets and enjoy a FREE concert by Johnny Russler and the Beach Bum Band. Concessions will be available. This event is in partnership with the Forest Preserves of Cook County

Autumn in the Park Festival 2016

September 16 & 17 – Free Parking and Admission – Fun for the whole family: Live Music Food Drinks Parade Chili Contest BBQ Rib Competition Scarecrow Contest Pie Contest Kids Fun Zone and More! Go to for more information

‘Images of America’ Palos Park

by Jeannine Kacmar, the Palos Park Library, and the Village of Palos Park To celebrate the centennial anniversary of Palos Park in 2014, the Village of Palos Park and the Palos Park Public Library have partnered together to publish a book with Arcadia Publishing highlighting the fascinating history of Palos Park. The book, written by Palos Park librarian Jeannine Kacmar, features photographs and stories donated from private collections of local residents, businesses, and organizations.  The book is available for purchase for $21.99 at the Village Hall and  the Palos Park Library. Call the library (708-448-1530) or the Village Hall (708-671-3700)…