Special Events

2021 Special Events

May 31 - Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony

Please join us in honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice. A short program will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the VFW Memorial (8901 West 123rd Street Palos Park, Illinois 60464).

June 17 - Concert In The Park - Brass From The Past

Dance the night away to the sounds of "Brass from the Past". Brass from the Past is one of Chicago’s best cover bands. Featuring Chicagoland’s top-tier touring and studio musicians, the band offers an unstoppable 6-piece horn section, tight 4-piece rhythm section, and 3 powerful singers who command the stage. This is no ordinary band! Brass from the Past performs the music of your soul and brings you back to the 60s, 70s, and 80s — a playlist no other band can touch. The classics of Motown, R&B, funk, soul, and rock are our specialties. We cover the music of Stevie Wonder, Four Tops, Temptations, Michael Jackson, Chicago, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, BS&T, Pattie Labelle, Bruno Mars, Chaka Kahn, O’Jays, Tower of Power, Prince, Tina Turner, Bee Gees, and many, many more. The diverse selection of music will match the elegance of any occasion, energize the crowd, project a concert-like stage performance, and fill the night with contagious fun. This event is supported by Palos Fine Arts and Republic Bank. Grounds open at 6:00 pm. Band plays on the Village Green (8901 West 123rd Street Palos Park, Illinois 60464) from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Bring your own food and beverages. No picnic tables will be provided. 

July 22 - National Hot Dog Day

The Hot dog has been around since the 1800’s and is synonymous with baseball, summer and picnics. This year celebrate National Hot Dog Day with the Village of Palos Park.  Bring the entire family down to the Village Green . Our celebration features an annual pet competition. Categories include: best dressed, owner and pet look a like, most unusual, largest and smallest. While you are here listen to a great Strawdawg acoustic performance. Strawdawg is Chicagoland’s answer to great Country and Classic Rock. The grounds are open from 5 to 7:30 pm. Complete meals of hot dog, chips, and a drink will be available for purchase ($3.00 meal deal). The first 25 pets entered will receive a treat. 

You can find pet competition forms here. Completed forms can be emailed to recreation@palospark.org.. 

August 6 - Movie In The Park

Grab your blanket, folding chair, and bring the family for an outdoor movie under the stars on the Village Green. Grounds open at 7:00 pm. Movie will begin at dusk. This event is sponsored by Republic Bank. Movie is TBA.

September 17 & 18 - Autumn In The Park Festival

Friday, September 17

  • 6:00 p.m. - Grounds Open
  • 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. - Food Vendors, Beer, Wine and Spirits
  • 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. - Musical Entertainment -  Libido Funk Circus 

Saturday, September 18

  • 11:30 a.m. - Grounds Open
  • Noon to 10:00 p.m. -College Football - On the big screen
  • Noon to 10:30 p.m. - Food Vendors, Beer, Wine and Spirits
  • Noon to 3:30 p.m. - Petting Zoo
  • Noon to 6:00 p.m. - Artisan Vendors - Demonstrations and Sales
  • Noon to 6:00 p.m. - Dunk Tank
  • 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Musical Entertainment - Big Dog Mercer
  • 4:30 p.m. - BBQ Rib - Public Tasting
  • 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. - Musical Entertainment -  Mike and Joe 
  • 11:00 p.m. - Grounds Close

For more information about our Autumn In The Park Festival visit here