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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.

Chicago Polo Open - Horses & Hops

1PM - 6PM

Sunday, August 18th

Oak Brook Polo Club
2606 York Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Chicago's signature polo tournament comes to an end in Oak Brook with the Chicago Polo Open Championship Match. Over the past week, teams from around the midwest competed in an 8-goal tournament.

We are also excited to host the 2nd Annual Horses & Hops beer festival. Come out and watch the conclusion of the Chicago Polo Open while enjoying some of Chicagoland's popular and new breweries!

EVENT SCHEDULE

Gates Open to Public: 1:00 PM
Horses & Hops Beer Festival: 1:00 PM
On-Field Polo Festivities: 2:45 PM
Match Begins: 3:15 PM
Awards Ceremony: 5:30 PM

ACTIVITIES & PERFORMANCES:

Beer Festival Tasting
Best Hat Contest
Best Tailgate Contest
Mallet Challenge

For more event information, please visit www.oakbrookpoloclub.com

 

Journey on the Underground Railroad

6:30PM and 8:15PM

Friday & Saturday, August 23rd & 24th

Graue Mill & Museum
3800 York Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Children and adults can experience what it was like to be a passenger on the Underground Railroad. This theatrical experience begins with a skit in which passengers will meet the legendary Harriet Tubman.

Tickets cost $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for children.

Please call the Graue Mill to make reservations: 630-655-2090

Fine Art Festival

Saturday 10AM - 6PM | Sunday 11AM - 6PM

Saturday & Sunday, September 7th & 8th

Oakbrook Center
100 Oakbrook Center
Oak Brook, IL 60523

This year’s festival features ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, and wood. The Fine Art Festival will take place rain or shine.

“The Fine Art Festival creates an art and cultural oasis along Oakbrook Center’s already elegant exterior mall, which features beautiful open walkways among trees, plants, flowers, signature stores, and restaurants,” says Amy Amdur, president of Amdur Productions, “Festival-goers will have the opportunity to find unique works of art, which are great gifts for this season’s weddings as well as indulgences for the home.”

Free and open to the public

Need more information? Call the office 847-926-4300 or email info@amdurproductions.com with any additional questions or requests.

Frida Fest

12PM - 9PM

Sunday, September 8th

Lakeside Pavilion
425 Fawell Blvd
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Join us for a free, outdoor, family-friendly fiesta to kick off a year-long celebration of the iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and look ahead to Frida Kahlo 2020, an exhibition hosted by Cleve Carney Museum of Art (CCMA) and the McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage in summer 2020. This community-wide celebration will feature authentic Mexican food, music, and art.

FEATURED ENTERTAINMENT:

12pm
Lakeside Pavilion Park Opens featuring Mexican food vendors, artisan crafts and the José Guadalupe Posada exhibition opens at Cleve Carney Museum of Art with gallery talks in Spanish and English every hour.

1pm - 3pm
Games and Activities including Salsa Lessons, Cooking Demonstrations, Frida hair styling by Namaste, Loteria and a Community Mural.

1pm
Miss Mexican Heritage hosted by The Mexican Cultural Center of DuPage

Belushi Performance Hall | Tickets: $10 suggested donation

3pm
Ballet Folklorico Quetzalcoatl

Lakeside Pavilion | Free Admission

5pm
Live Mariachi Music by Mariachi Monumental de Mexico

Lakeside Pavilion | Free Admission

7pm
Artrageous!
Lakeside Pavilion | Free Admission

The MAC box office will be open offering attendees the opportunity to purchase Untimed Tickets for “Frida Kahlo 2020,” the inaugural exhibition of the new Cleve Carney Museum of Art (CCMA) opening next summer and featuring 26 original artworks spanning Kahlo’s life on loan from the Dolores Olmedo Museum Collection. Untimed Tickets are date-specific but offer the holder one-time admission on the date selected. Additional restrictions apply.

For more information and updates to the schedule, please visit: AtTheMAC.org or call 630.942.4000.

 

Autumn Fest

2PM - 6PM

Saturday, September 21st

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

A fun fall festival perfect for families, featuring kids' activities. Indulge in food from local vendors. Enjoy beer from Two Brothers Artisan Brewing as well as glasses of wine! The best part - all activities (excluding food and drinks) are free! 

For more information about the event, contact Mike Azzaretto.

Sugar Skull - A Children's Musical

7PM - 8PM

Friday, October 4th

The McAnnich Arts Center
425 Fawell Blvd
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Young Vita thinks her family has gone loco planning a celebration for deceased loved ones until she finds herself on a magical, musical journey to unravel the true meaning of Día de los Muertos. 

One hour in length. Recommended for ages 6-11.

Oak Brook Artisan Market

Saturday 10AM - 6PM | Sunday 11AM - 6PM

Saturday & Sunday, October 5th & 6th 

Oakbrook Center
100 Oakbrook Center
Oak Brook, IL 60523

The Oak Brook Artisan Market on & around the Village Green at Oakbrook Center - a 2-day outdoor market showcasing the Midwest’s finest artisans in fashion, food, home goods and art.

(Location tip:  Village Green is located near the fountain, Apple store, Tesla, Peloton, Crate & Barrel, Starbucks Coffee, L'occitane and Victoria Secret ) 

* Free Admission – RSVP online in advance for OBAM! Shopper Perks.

* If you RSVP in advance, you can visit the Oak Brook Artisan Market hospitality tent on the Village Green at Oakbrook Center to pick-up your rewards, which include gift certificates and special perks from The Clubhouse, Seasons 52, Stan’s Donuts & Coffee, European Wax Center, Charles Ifergan and more.

* Parking is always FREE at Oakbrook Center.

Costume Dash - 5K Run

9AM

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

4PM

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

5PM

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.

 

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