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Halloween Casket Races
The Annual Casket Race is back! The Casket Race features trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, plus the most frightfully funny and creepy designs. Cheer on your favorite team - or join the race!
Dog Days of Summer
On July 30th this Thursday Night is for the dogs! Madison Street pays homage to the Animal Care League of Oak Park! Dogs and cats will be available for adoption. Contests for dog lovers of the area! Special savings and free treats too. 5% of sales will go to the Animal Care League of Oak Park.
25th Annual Berwyn Route 66 Car Show
The 25th Annual Berwyn Rt66 Car Show sponsored by Paisans Pizzeria & Bar will be held on Ogden Avenue in Berwyn. Berwyn has always been a great Route 66 town with a thriving, dynamic and fast-growing community at its hear. Stand on Historic Route 66 and see over 500 vintage and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles. This show has something for everyone! Demonstrations of Automobile Flamethrowing will thrill spectators!
The Berwyn Park District presents BAM (Berwyn Arts & Music) Fest on Saturday, July 25th in Proksa Park. This Youth Arts & Music Festival will feature live music, youth art galleries, art creation stations, workshops and fun activities. This event will also feature a battle of the bands and teen lounge with live DJ's.
Summer Nights On Madison
Join us in Downtown Forest Park June through August! Special shopping events, drink & food specials, live music and much more-every Thursday night through August. Check the Summer Nights Facebook Page for details.
Taste: Just a Bite of Forest Park
On August 27, join all participating eateries for a weekend of locally made home grown food! Special tasting plates and drink specials will be featured at all restaurants.
Join us and see what fabulous offerings the boutiques and shops have for Holiday 2015! Bring a food donation for the Forest Park Food Pantry and receive a special savings!
Berwyn's Oktoberfest 2015
Save the dates for Friday, September 18th from 6-11 p.m. and Saturday, September 19th from Noon-11 p.m. and make the trip to Berwyn's Historic Depot District. The event boasts an international food court, carnival and amusement rides, family entertainment pavilion, and crafters and vendors. Enjoy live musical performances, a Beer Garden featuring special Oktoberfest seasonal selections!
Forest Park Wine Walk
Experience an afternoon of wine-tastings at unique boutiques and specialty shops! Enjoy appetizers from local restaurants and great deals while shopping the best on the street.
2015 Annual Holiday Walk
Live window displays, horse-drawn carriage rides and Santa and his reindeer are just part of the magic of The Annual Holiday Walk. Enjoy winter on Madison Street!
Autumn Wine Walk
Experience an afternoon of wine-tastings at unique boutiques and specialty shops! Enjoy appetizers from local restaurants and great deals while shopping for the Holidays!
Viva Italia: Italian Night
O Sole Mio! Join us for a fabulous Thursday night of great food, music an store specials. We have a lot of Italy on Madison Street!
Forest Park Music Fest
Celebrate Summer at the all new Music Fest on Madison. Enjoy Chicago's best up-and-coming bands, artisans, local food vendors and merchant sidewalk sales.
Forest Park Sidewalk Sale
Big deals all along Madison Street! Bring friends and browse our stores and grab a bite to eat at one of our many restaurants!
Taste of Main Street
Join us for this annual tradition and enjoy an eclectic mix of small plates and sweets. Stick around for an after-party with entertainment. Tickets include food samples and after-party.
Clean Sweep Garage Sale
One person's junk transforms into another's treasure at the annual Depot District Clean Sweep Garage Sale. Browse 5 stories of good finds and leave knowing that you've lived the spirit of the word "recycle." Future generations will thank you for this shopping trip. Free electronic recycling will be available via a "donation" to Seguin Services. Bounce Sports will be offering free use of their batting cages from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for those that attend the sale! The event will take place in Berwyn's Depot District in the Municipal Parking Facility between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 7th.
Cinco de Mayo Restaurant & Bar Crawl
Join us in the global celebration of Mexican culture! The Cinco de Mayo Fiesta is a food and bar crawl that will feature live entertainment, food and libations and fun for the 21+ crowd. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. at event headquarters at La Quinta de Los Reyes Restaurant. Participation in the crawl is $15 pre-sale and for BDC members. Registration at the door will be $20 for non-BDC members. Wrist bands include admission to the crawl, free trolley between venues, one drink ticket, $3 beer at participating venues, drink specials, commemorative 12 oz mug to the first 150 registrants and catered buffet and entertainment beginning at 7:30 p.m. at La Quinta de los Reyes. The crawl will tour Berwyn's Cermak Road and takes place rain or shine! This event is brought to you by the Cermak Road Special Events Commission of the Berwyn Development Corporation.
Music in the Street
Be part of the Depot District's tradition at the 5th Annual Music in the Street event on July 18th. The festival will feature live local bands, food and vendors. Admission is free, open to all-ages, and dog-friendly.
34th Annual American Music Festival
Americana and roots music fans will find a full menu of talent at FitzGerald's 34th Annual American Music Festival brought to you by FitzGerald's. The summer 3-day event features more than 50 artists from Chicago and around the country. FitzGerald's American Music Festival takes place rain or shine on three stages -- club, tent and SideBar. Hours are 4:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. on July 2, 4:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. on July 3 and 4; 1 p.m.-3 a.m.
Riverside Arts Weekend
The Riverside Arts Weekend (RAW) features a juried arts fair, theater, music, architecture and other arts-related events. This is a vibrant cultural weekend that brings thousands of visitors and residents together to mingle and walk the streets of historic downtown Riverside. The weekend will be located inside Guthrie Park in Riverside, IL.
Depot District Mini-Golf Pub Crawl
Grab your putter and 3 friends and tour the Depot District's repertoire of taverns and restaurants at the 11th Annual Depot District Mini-Golf Pub Crawl! Each venue will display a handmade mini-golf green to challenge the event's spirited crowd! The event will tour Berwyn's Depot District and takes place rain or shine! A free heated trolley will be available. Sign-in from 11 am to Noon at Connie's Family Restaurant with Tee off at Noon from our participating venues. Join us at the "19th Hole" after-party with food, beginning at 6 pm at Perception Lounge. And don't forget about the prizes! Prizes will be awarded for team's with the lowest - and highest - scores, and the Twisted Putter Trophy will be awarded to the venue voted as having the best designed hole.
Quincy Street Distillery
Quincy Street Distillery creates inspired spirits based on classic formulas with unique expressions of taste. The distillery operates in a historic storefront in the very heart of beautiful Riverside, one of the first planned suburban communities in the United States.
Pick any decade and come ready to dance! Event fundraiser features: *King & Queen voting *Groove to the DJ mix *Raffles & Prizes *Finger foods & desserts from local restaurants *A Local Celebrity Lip Sync Battle General Ticket $75: includes open bar, appetizers & desserts and coat check.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chicago West
Centrally located off I-290 this newly built Holiday Inn Express & Suites features 135 beautifully designed guest rooms. The hotel offers complimentary full hot breakfast, High-speed, wired and wireless Internet access, 24-hour business center. Guests enjoy our outstanding in room amenities like microwave, mini refrigerators, flat panel HDTV and you can relax in our indoor pool and Jacuzzi or workout in our fitness center. Within walking distance from many restaurants & shops. We offer all our guest complimentary shuttle transportation to O'Hare Airport, CTA Blue Line, and all Oak Park businesses & attractions. Special discounts for groups, corporate, seniors and motor coach tour packages. 1,5000 square feet of flexible meeting space including full service catering and audio visual services.
Temporary living in a residential setting. Fully furnished and equipped one and two bedroom apartments, just bring your toothbrush. Spacious living room, eat-in kitchen, TV, stereo, microwave, full-size fridge. $1,800-$2,100 a month includes all utilities, cable, unlimited local and domestic long distance, wireless internet access. Off-street parking and onsite laundry. Conveniently located near I-290, walking distance to restaurants, shops and Blue Line.
Kama Indian Bistro
In an unassuming storefront in downtown La Grange lies a sleek, sexy Indian restaurant that’s far from ordinary. Sink back into comfortable cushions with relaxing upbeat music; enjoy the romantic atmosphere and escape from the everyday with food, drink and good friends in this Michelin recognized restaurant.
Q- BBQ is an award-winning BBQ restaurant with regional inspirations – from the backwoods of the Carolinas, to the meat markets of Texas and the hole-in-the-wall joints of Memphis.
Nabuki is a contemporary Japanese restaurant and sushi bar located in historic downtown Hinsdale offering a variety of traditional and innovative dishes.
Wire is located on Roosevelt Road in Berwyn. Just west of Chicago, something is growing... a facility for music production, performance, education and distribution unlike any other. Come experience this first class venue, boasting top notch audio equipment, as well as full service modern lighting and video production. A place every artist will want to play and every fan will want to see. This very modern venue is available to rent for your especially unique event. A must see!
Gaetano's specializes in authentic regional Italian cuisine. Chef Gaetano Di Benedetto, former owner of La Piazza, will be your host and will take you on an unbelievable adventure of food. The majority of the menu will be reinvented daily, based on the freshest produce, meats and seafood. The atmosphere is inviting, relaxing, casual and rustic. The wine list is extensive, yet affordable. Carryout is also available.
Paul Virant offers his seasonal contemporary American cuisine at this establishment nestled into the Chicago suburb of Western Springs. The chef’s mentor’s range from Alice Waters to Jacques Pépin, while his inspiration is drawn from the rustic Illinois farms that surround him to pickling techniques passed down from both his grandmothers.
Very comfortable, warm room, with skylights and fireplaces. Generous, affordable, Northern Italian Cuisine. 4 star service in a casually elegant atmosphere. Specializing in private functions for groups of 20-200. Two private dining rooms.
Autre Monde Cafe is a neighborhood restaurant celebrating all things Mediterranean with a fresh, seasonal menu, old world focused wine list showcasing the best organic & artisan producers as well as cocktail program inspired by small batch spirits, fresh juices and old school techniques.
Shanahan's Cajun Creole
Since 1976 Shanahan's, has been known for the best in Creole Cajun Cuisine. Chicken and Andouille Sausage Gumbo, Seafood Jambalaya, Crawfish Etouffee, Shrimp Creole are just a few of our Louisiana influenced entrees. Festival weekends are held monthly with the appetizer / entrée specials such as Shrimp, Oysters, Crawfish, Crab and Garlic. Shanahan's also offers a tempting variety of Homemade Soups, Salads Po boys as well as Daily Specials for Lunch and Dinner. Try our Homemade Pecan Pie, Key Lime Pie and Louisiana Bread Pudding. For Beverages we are known for our extensive Draught Beers (especially our Guinness) and our World Famous Hurricanes. Enjoy!
Best Western Chicago Hillside
The Best Western Chicago-Hillside is the perfect "Chicago Alternative" located in the Chicago, Hillside and Oakbrook area. We are the ideal location for the leisure or business traveler offering 238 guest rooms, 14,000 sq. ft. of newly renovated meeting and banquet space, perfect for weddings, small tradeshows and business meetings. Free high speed internet, 24 hour food service, on site restaurant and lounge, fitness center, heated outdoor pool, business services, and much, much more. Our major expressways and short proximity to downtown Chicago are all key aspects which contribute to the success of our property. Stop by and join us for everyday breakfast buffet, delicious meals created by Dean Carson of Carson's The Place for Ribs, and much more!
Serving the Oak Park-River Forest area for over 65 years! Famous Liquors, Wine Discount Center, and Famous Coffee Shop all under one roof!
Contemporary seasonal American restaurant with an affinity for local ingredients.
William Tell Restaurant
Steaks, chops and fish. Fine vintage wine. Live entertainment in lounge. Banquet capacity up to 500.
Molly Malone's Irish Pub offers full service catering. We here at Molly's can accommodate intimate gathering of 20 guests to grand gatherings up to 300 guests. Our three beautiful banquet rooms can be configured and transformed in a variety of ways to accommodate the color and theme of your event. In addition, Molly Malone's offers the convenience of a private parking lot with free valet on weekends, an elevator to access our upstairs party rooms, and an extensive food and drink menu sure to please every palate. We have experienced event planners on staff and would love to work with you to plan your next event! Please feel free to drop in and ask for a tour of our facilities while enjoying a perfect PINT. Molly Malone's Irish Pub is an exceptionally Irish outpost, from the colorful, Dublin-esque façade to the perfect Guinness on tap. Rated by ABC's James Ward as "Best In The Burb" for Irish Pubs.
Hampton Inn - Westchester
Newly Renovated!! Special discounts for groups, corporate, seniors and motorcoach tour packages. Features Complimentary Hot Breakfast Buffet daily. Two meeting rooms, exercise room. Restaurants within walking distance. Free weekday shuttle to nearby offices, malls, entertainment. Located only 15 miles from Chicago, 6 miles from Oak Park. Only 15 miles to O'Hare and Midway Airports. Competitive weekend rates.
Team Blonde Jewelry
At Team Blonde Jewelry, you will find an extensive display of our handmade beaded jewelry as well as other accessories such as handbags, pajamas, candles, and bath products (several with a socially conscious or environmental focus). Team Blonde also offers relaxing spa treatments -- manicures, pedicures, and massage. We have a jewelry design studio in our boutique where you can work with our designers to create unique pieces -- funky or traditional, simple or ornate. You can host a jewelry design and spa party in our creative and relaxing atmosphere for special events with friends.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chicago O'Hare Airport
Grand Opening in March 2009, the newly built Holiday Inn Express & Suites will feature 135 rooms, including 25 suites perfect for business or leisure travel. Hotel has indoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi tub.
Best Western Plus Chicago Hillside
238-room full-service hotel conveniently located between O'Hare and downtown. Outdoor pool, fitness center, 24-hour restaurant, lounge, room service, fax and copy service. 14,000 sq.ft. of meeting/banquet space.
Pineapple Dance Studio
Pineapple Dance offers dance and fitness classes to adults and teens in Zumba, Traditional Belly Dance, Hip Hop, West African and more. Movement to music has been a vehicle for celebration and connection in ethnic cultures across the globe and history. The studio is available for rent, rehearsals and or meetings. Special group classes with any of our instructors are available.
16th Street Theater
Winner of the Broadway in Chicago 2013 Emerging Theater Award and named Chicago Magazine's Best Emerging Theater of 2013, 16th Street Theater presents award-winning new plays at affordable prices. A nationally-recognized professional Equity theater, 16th Street is a program of the North Berwyn Park District and operates year round out of the Berwyn Cultural Center just 9 miles west of downtown Chicago. Come engage with us!
Best Western Chicago Hillside
248-room full-service hotel conveniently located between O'Hare and downtown. Outdoor pool, fitness center, 24-hour restaurant, lounge, room service, fax and copy service. 14,000 sq.ft. of meeting/banquet space
Accents by Fred
A unique shop offering handcrafted jewelry, handmade glass beads, purses and objects of art. We do custom and repair work. Precious metal, clay, jewelry-making classes and glass bead-making (lampwork) classes are available. Visit us.
Forest View Lounge
This neighborhood lesbian bar, with a relaxing North Woods tavern vibe, is a great place to catch the latest game, play pool or enjoy the outdoor beer garden. The grill menu includes the popular Large Marge Volcano Burger, oozing with cheese.
Fine lingerie, sleepwear, foundations, bridal undergarments, accessories and more for the sophisticated woman. In Forest Park.
West Town Museum of Cultural History
The West Town Museum of Cultural History has been the repository for black history in Maywood since 1857. The museum features a pictorial exhibit on the Underground Railroad.
Flavour Cooking School
Flavour Cooking School is a unique and fabulous place to learn culinary techniques through a wide variety of hands-on and demonstration cooking classes. Visit our retail store, which showcases a wide variety of professional cookware, utensils and gourmet ingredients. Available for private events.
Chicago Portage National Historic Site
One of only three National Historic Sites in Illinois, the Chicago Portage site is a major remnant of the discovery and settlement of Chicago.
Cruise Nites in Berwyn
Head to the Depot District on Tuesday, August 6th for a combination of car show and nightlife. Evening begins at 6pm in the Depot District at Windsor & Grove Avenues steps away from the Berwyn Metra Station.
La Espanola Tapas
Take a trip to Spain and indulge in the authentic tapas and a glass of sangria at this LGBT-friendly spot that features Gay Night on Fridays, with the occasional drag show.
Hinsdale Parks & Recreation Department
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - Over 600 programs are offered by the Hinsdale Parks & Rec Dept. annually. The year round activities are designed to meet the leisure interests of residents and visitors. Community special events and outdoor summer concerts are also organized annually.
We at HouseRed are committed to providing our customers with an educational, enjoyable and cultural experience. Peruse our unique, hand-picked selection of wines from around the globe, ask us about hosting your next party or special event, take a class in the SchoolHouseRed series, attend an educational and fun wine tasting, come listen to live music -- the possibilities are endless!
August 20th Cruise Nite in Berwyn
Come down to the Depot District and enjoy Cruise Nites with other families, residents and car enthusiasts. Learn more about Berwyn's proud classic car culture and historical automotive heritage. Cruise Nites are free! Just show up and have a great time!
Civic Center Authority Visitor Center
The Bedford Park Heritage Corridor Visitor Center is full of information and literature of exciting things to do and see throughout the Heritage Corridor. The Visitor Center provides National Heritage Corridor promotional literature and I&M Canal related resources to the public. It is operated by the Civic Center Authority in partnership with Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Village of Willow Springs. The Center is staffed by volunteers recruited and managed by the Civic Center Authority. Open Saturday 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM and Sunday 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM.
Everyone is welcome at FitzGerald's a nationally-known music venue located in Berwyn just minutes from Chicago and Oak Park. The venue also is available for weddings, parties, school functions, etc. Whether you want the main club, the smaller party room and SideBar or the outside beer garden, we can transform each to party specifications. Check out examples of parties and music on our Flickr page at http://www.flickr.com/photos/109186657@N03/sets/72157637847655283.
Berwyn Route 66 Wayside Exhibits
The City of Berwyn has placed four exhibits on Ogden Avenue to educate travelers, tourists, and residents about Berwyn's heritage as one of the first eastern suburban communities along Historic Route 66. Berwyn's four exhibits feature the origin of the Ogden corridor and its early history, its first auto-oriented "fast food" restaurants, and its automobile-based economy and car culture. Visit our Information Kiosk for more information!
Berwyn Cruise Nites in the Depot District
Head to the Depot District for the 9th Annual Cruise Nites presented by Berwyn Kia, Paisans Pizzeria & Bar, Mike & Sons Auto Services, Cicero Auto Parts, Deece Automotive! Cruise Nites take place on Tuesdays from 6-9pm in the Depot District at Windsor & Grove Avenues steps away from the Berwyn Metra Station. Enjoy your summe evenings while taking a stroll through a combination of car show and nightlife.
Weddings at Brookfield Zoo
Say I Do at Brookfield Zoo! Imagine a breathtaking water fountain as the backdrop for your ceremony. Enjoy "Cocktails with the Animals" in one of our magnificent animal habitats. Savor an elegant dinner in one of our beautiful dinner venues. Let your Brookfield Zoo Consultant assist you to create the celebration of your dreams!
Walking Tour of Historic Riverside
The Frederick Law Olmsted Society is pleased to offer great opportunities to learn about our historic landmark village. Discover the winding roads, delightful parks, beautiful landscapes, varied architecture and much more!
Forest Park Chamber of Commerce & Development
The Forest Park Chamber of Commerce & Development is dedicated to the continued growth and revitalization of Forest Park's business districts as well as the enhancement of quality of life for both businesses and residents. Investment in the Chamber partners you with a comprehensive group of business owners and residents throughout the community who want to be involved, stay informed and work together towards making Forest Park an even better place to live, work, shop, dine and play. We invite you to join us!
Briolette Beads & More
Get creative at this crafter's paradise! Beads from around the world, unique rubber stamps & papers, Ranger inks, paints, and stamp pads. Sit at our "crystal bar" and work on your projects. Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you. Classes for all skill levels. Parties are our specialty! Birthdays, bridesmaids, "girls night out" -- we do them all. Come take a look!
Berwyn Route 66 Museum
The Berwyn Route 66 Museum is not quite what you might be expecting. Aside from hundreds of Route 66 related artifacts, there's also a wall of art hubcaps, a bell from the original LaVergne School that predates Route 66, an electric vehicle charging station in front of the museum. The museum also provides gallery space for the Berwyn Arts Council. Several times every year the Museum hosts shows for area artists. In addition, the Museum has several ongoing restoration projects including cars from the Spindle Sculpture that appeared in Cermak Plaza from 1989 until 2008.
FitzGerald's, just across the street from Oak Park in Berwyn, has built a legendary reputation for an eclectic mix of music in a casual, comfortable setting that attracts music fans of all ages. The New York Times calls the club "a musical gem" and it has consistently been ranked among the top five music venues in Chicago. For special events, FitzGerald's offers a unique setting for all types of gatherings from 30 to 300. The family's award-winning restoration and classic look extends from its intimate private party room to the courtyard and legendary music club next door. An in house event planner can assist with any and all aspects of your event as needed.
Jeanine A Guncheon Gallery Etcetera
An unusual shop that runs the gamut from art, gifts & vintage. Uniquely individual. Owner and artist, Jeanine Guncheon, has a wide collection of her hand painted bowls, furniture, and one-of-a-kind sculptures. Commission pieces on request.
North Riverside Park Mall
Over 130 fabulous stores featuring the latest fashions and trends, including Carson's, JC Penney, Sears and Forever 21. A new Classic Cinemas opened in 2008 showing great movies. Conveniently located on Cermak Rd., west of Harlem Ave.
Riverside Walking Tours
Take a walk through Riverside's history by spending the afternoon with the Frederick Law Olmsted Society, your guide to learning more about the village's unique community and landscape design. Riverside was designed in 1869 by famous landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux.
EagleRider Motorcycle Rentals and Tours
EagleRider is the largest motorcycle rental and tour company in the world. Rent a Harley Davidson for a day or a week and experience the open road!
Ferrara Pan Candy Company
Visit the Ferrara Pan Candy Company outlet store and see how many ways you can satisfy your candy cravings!
Boo! at the Zoo
Halloween fun awaits families at Brookfield Zoo’s annual Boo! at the Zoo celebration. The popular daytime event, presented by Fisher-Price, features a Costume Parade, Costume Showcase, professional pumpkin-carving demonstrations, not-so-scary games and activities, special animal Zoo Chats, and haunted hayrides.
There's more than 200 beautifully landscaped acres to explore at Brookfield Zoo. Highlights include dolphin shows at Seven Seas, ape encounters at Tropic World and the chance for kids to dress up and play veterinarian at the Hamill Family Play Zoo. The zoo also offers an old-fashioned carousel and a wide variety of shopping and dining options.