Only In Oak Brook will you find everything from a romantic getaway, to a world-class shopping safari, to an endless array of dining, entertainment, and family-friendly fun. So, be sure to take advantage of these events and discover all that Oak Brook has to offer.

NOW PLAYING - The Color Purple

See website for times and tickets


Drury Lane
100 Drury Lane
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

Based on the novel written by Alice Walker and the Warner Bros/Amblin Entertainment Motion Picture

Join the heroic journey of Celie, an African-American woman in the American South during the early 1900s, as she navigates her adoration for her sister and her beloved children, the strife of being in an abusive relationship, and her own spirituality. This inspiring musical is based on the 1982 novel by Alice Walker and earned fifteen Tony Award nominations, including the win for Best Revival of a Musical.


Fall Color Festival

Recurring daily

October 1st - October 31st

The Morton Arboretum
4100 Illinois Route 53
Lisle, IL 60532

The Fall Color Festival celebrates the most brilliant season at The Morton Arboretum. Take in 1,700 acres of autumn beauty as hundreds of thousands of trees from 40 countries blaze with orange, gold, and crimson. Hike or bike in the crisp fall air.  Make family memories in the award-winning Children’s Garden, or enjoy fall-themed events.

Boo! at the Zoo

Recurring weekly on Saturday & Sunday

October 12th - October 27th

Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Road
Brookfield, IL 60513

Offering everything from candy stations to pumpkin carving, a corn maze and costume parade, Boo! at the Zoo is a don't-miss Halloween event!

See website for schedule and details. 

Spooky Good Time at Macy's

1PM - 3PM


1 Oakbrook Center
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Family fun Halloween party at Macy's! Kids will get to enjoy a trick-or-treat adventure while they create their own crafts, eat yummy treats and snap a pic in our photo booth! Plus, kids who come dressed up in their costumes will receive* a special gift!

The event will be held in the Kid's Department.

*One per child, while supplies last.

Costume Dash - 5K Run


Saturday, October 26th

Central Park
1510 Forest Gate Road
Oak Brook, IL US 60523

Join hundreds of costumed runners at the Chicago Costume Dash 5k.

Put on your craziest costume and get ready for five kilometers of fun starting and finishing at Central Park in Oak Brook and a course through the picturesque McDonald’s campus!

Holiday Express


Thursday, December 19th

Oak Brook Park District
1500 Forest Gate Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Please remember to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time, there will be a wide range of festive, fun and FREE activities for your family to enjoy while you wait for your trolley.

It’s time to take a ride to the North Pole! Sign up for your “train ride” from the FRC to meet the one and only Santa at the North Pole. Activities include crafts, the reading of the Polar Express, bounce house, light refreshments and more. All persons traveling to the “North Pole” must register. Pre-registration ends Friday, December 14. Choose a time that works for your family.

Come early to participate in other activities. Register online today!



Ballet Folcorico Nacional de Mexico


Sunday, February 16th

McAnnich Arts Center
425 Fawell Blvd
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

"We bring the essence, tradition, and color of strength and feeling from Mexico ... to the world.” Ballet Folclórico Nacional de México de SILVIA LOZANO  has inspired audiences through their sharing of the culture of Mexico, both at home and abroad, through dance. 

Tickets $59.

Salute to Frida & Philharmonic Concert

Saturday 7:30PM | Sunday 3PM

Saturday & Sunday, April 18th & 19th

McAnnich Arts Center
425 Fawell Blvd
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Celebrate the heritage of Frida Kahlo through the rhythm and sounds of Mexico, in anticipation of the major exhibit of her works to be held right at the MAC in June 2020.


Autumn Fun Beyond the City's Limits

From hiking and biking to holiday events, there's always something going on in Illinois' healthiest county!

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