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Longman & Eagle
Longman & Eagle chef Jared Wentworth uses traditional cooking techniques when executing his regional American fare, with emphasis on sourcing the finest local ingredients the region has to offer. This farm to table, nose to tail aesthetic is represented lovingly by ever-changing menus that are both adventurous and sublime, featuring items that exemplify his passion for creative, flavorful and honest dishes offered at fair and reasonable prices.
Dinner at Schwa will fully engage your senses. Awaiting you is a fluid of vivid courses, crater by a crew of culinary artists under the tutelage of Chef Michael Carlson. These craftsmen work to their own rhythm to re-imagine the possibilities of global, seasonal ingredients. It’s a kitchen where every ingredient is respected and every choice intentionally delicious.
Located in the heart of Chicago's thriving Little Italy neighborhood, County is an authentic BBQ joint that pays homage to the best BBQ hubs across the country. Chefs Michael Kornick and Erick Williams have carefully crafted an impressive menu based on their culinary travels and love of great BBQ. Highlights include St. Louis Spare Ribs, Kansas City Burnt Ends, Veal Breast, Chicago Rib Tips and The Bacon Bar, which features items like slow-cooked strips of bacon, BLT sliders and Bacon-Deviled Eggs. An impressive list of delicious side dishes and desserts include Corn Pudding, Collard Greens, Fried Green Tomatoes, Blackened Cauliflower, Candy Bar Sundaes and much more. County is proud to feature a carefully curated selection of American craft beers and fine whiskeys as well as small list of specialty cocktails, which will rotate from time to time.
Cumin restaurant: modern Nepalese and Indian cuisine, has taken on the task of bringing you the absolute best tastes of the Indian sub-continent as well as the Himalayas of Nepal. Located in the heart of Chicago's Wicker Park they offer various services such as lunch buffet, dine-in, take-out, delivery and catering.
Graham Elliot Bistro
Opening its doors on Chicago’s fabled Randolph Street in 2012, Graham Elliot Bistro offers contemporary takes on American classics, and lives by the mantra of "less is more.” The menu focuses on the technique and craft rather than artistry, with each item created using just three main components. Comprised of a mix of updated American classics including share plates, chops, steaks and sides, the menu combines seasonally-driven ingredients with Old World techniques and is complemented by a beverage list of creative cocktails and an eclectic wine selection. The restaurant also offers brunch on Sunday mornings, featuring twists on American favorites. Situated in a historic, century-old building, Graham Elliot Bistro features a 60 seat dining room, floor-to-ceiling whitewashed brick walls, and an open kitchen. Additional seating is available in the hidden outdoor patio from May to October.
One of the country’s premier dining rooms, Everest is located on the 40th floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange. Chef/proprietor J. Joho’s world-renowned cuisine and award-winning wine list have earned Everest international recognition.
Belly Shack is Chef, Bill Kim's latest Latin/Asian culinary adventure. Mixing the foods of Argentina and the flavors of Korea, Belly Shack is a delight to both sides of your hunger.
Gilt Bar in Chicago lists itself as a hand crafted cocktails, farm-friendly cuisine and a value driven wine list kind of place, but what it forgets to tell you is the food is amazing, the ambiance is dark and intimate and the drinks are out of this world. Don’t walk, run to this River North establishment.
Jaipur's food is a representation of the many and varied regional cuisines of India.
The Smoke Daddy is a must see in one of Chicago's hottest, and most eclectic neighborhoods. The best and most flavorful BBQ in the Windy City also brings you more character than any neighborhood rib joint has to offer. All their meats are smoked in house each day in the "Lil Red Smoker." With great Live Music 7 nights a week at no cost. Do yourself a favor and stop in for some amazing, world-renowned BBQ and enjoy the funky rhythms.
Bacchanalia, located in the Little Italy section of Chicago, has been a family-owned business for over 34 years. In fact, it’s the longest single-family owned Italian restaurant in the city. If you’re looking for an authentic Italian restaurant with recipes that go back to the Old Country, look no further than Bacchanalia.
Jam, one of the nation’s most celebrated brunch restaurants, is located in the heart of Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. Helmed by acclaimed Chef Jeffrey Mauro, formerly of Charlie Trotter’s and North Pond, Jam treats breakfast & lunch with the same level of reverence and devotion to culinary craftsmanship, all the while, maintaining a commitment to affordability.
Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature
The largest African American history and literature collection in the Midwest, the Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature contains a wealth of precious documentation of the black experience. The collection places a strong focus on African American history in Illinois.
Coopers Hawk Winery & Restaurant
We combine modern casual dining with our own handcrafted, award-winning wines. In addition to a 300-seat restaurant, enjoy our bar, band room, private party spaces, Napa-style tasting room and retail gift store.
CITY: Orland Park
Takashi in Chicago features contemporary French-American fare with Japanese influences, a mixture of Chef Takashi's previous ventures working in large, world class establishments. The atmosphere is unique in that it allows for a more personal dining experience, combining the cuisine and service of a fine dining establishment with the warmth and accessibility of a neighborhood tavern. The contemporary cuisine features ingredients of the highest quality from throughout the world including Maine, Japan and Australia. Chef also uses sustainable fished seafood and local seasonal products whenever possible. No preservatives are used, including MSG.
Offering progressive French cuisine at its finest, Tru delivers fresh ingredients, bold creativity and artistic presentation. The menu will consist of a prix fixe three-course section and pre-set “collections” or tasting menus, ranging from six to nine courses.
The casual elegance of art-deco-inspired décor and contemporary classic cuisine come together in deca RESTAURANT + BAR, a brasserie-inspired experience on the Magnificent Mile in The Ritz-Carlton Chicago. Named for its 2010 debut, deca celebrates the latest culinary trends with new twists on classic dishes. Executive Chef Mark Payne’s market-driven menus showcase ingredients from farmers near and far in his innovative cooking style. The authenticity of the cuisine and the warmth of deca's stylish, comfortable setting complement the personable service of its staff, making for a memorable experience morning to night.
Decolores shows its true colors in this Chicago favorite. Known for its unique blend of family recipes and traditional Mexican cuisine, it brings eaters from near and far to this Pilsen eatery.
In Evanston is a dining experience that’s much more than it seems: Found is a kitchen, a social house and a restaurant with a mission. Its rustic new American dishes change with the market and season and are served in a relaxed, creative atmosphere inspired by 1920’s Bohemian Paris and icons of the Beat Generation.
GT Fish & Oyster
GT Fish & Oyster opened in March of 2011, and has helped redefine the American seafood restaurant. Michelin starred, and Food and Wines Best New Chef 2008, Giuseppe Tentori, has developed a menu that’s half-traditional, half modern, in an ever-changing small plates format.
Located in Chicago, Homestyle Taste carefully picks their ingredients and uses only the freshest and natural ones to prepare every dish. Much attention has been attached to ensure you a cozy and inviting ambiance where you not only enjoy a great meal but also an authentic atmosphere.
Lao Hunan is Chef Tony's Hu’s 5th restaurant in Chicago. It focuses on famous gourmet Hunan cuisine, which is characterized by fresh spice and lingering taste of food. The chef is from Hunan and has over 30 years experience specializing in Hunan cuisine. For exotic flavors, spices and dishes stop by and bring an appetite for an exciting culinary experience.
Gather is the perfect blend of the best of European wine culture coupled with the ease of American style. They’ve created a natural setting where friends and family come to gather and share amazing hospitality, delicious food, superb wine and good company. Bring your friends and family and find out why people are clamoring over Gather.
Jin Thai Cuisine
Tucked away in a quiet corner of Edgewater, in Chicago, Jin Thai takes the authentic cuisine to another level. Stop into this award-winning restaurant and savor the bright colors and flavors of Southeast Asian dishes.
Mott Street serves a menu inspired by the post-service cravings of a hungry Ruxbin team. Partners Chef Edward Kim, Jennifer Kim, Vicki Kim and Nate Chung are proud to share feel-good comforts, spanning poached chicken breast with salt & pepper to eggs in hangtown fry form. Mott St is family style dining and straightforward cuisine paired with a pointed beverage selection.
Owen & Engine
Owen & Engine is based on a simple idea of offering rustic British-inspired comfort food with real ales and a carefully crafted beverage program.
sushiDOKKU boasts a cult following due to the trust the owners have developed with their guests over the years. They have also been awarded a Bib Gourmand for 2014.
This is old school Italian. It could be very romantic, or you can bring your mama. Sabatinos has been in Chicago for 25 years; serving traditional Italian cuisine including warm crusty loaves and addictive pizza bread that comes to the table in a blink of an eye. With dimly lit flowers on every table, tuxedo-clad hosts and strolling musicians, this Italian-American restaurant is everything you’ve come to expect, and more.
BellyQ is a modern Asian barbecue restaurant forged by Chef Bill Kim, Michael Jordan and Cornerstone Restaurant Group. BellyQ redefines Asian barbeque as an interactive dining experience that's both creative and modern.
Browntrout in Chicago is an award-winning restaurant with its emphasis on using sustainable ingredients without sacrificing quality. With regular menu changes to allow for only the freshest seasonal ingredients, Browntrout is a flavorful dining option.
Enjoy a prix fixe Pan-Asian experience at Han 202. Select from beautifully plated unique dishes in a five-course menu. It is fine dining at an unbelievably affordable low price; attentive service in a comfortable charming atmosphere. Bring along your favorite wine or beer because it is BYOB.
Juno is a humble offering from partners Chef BK Park and Jason Chan, this small upscale casual restaurant strives to offer Chicago the perfect combination of quality and consistency in food and service. Their integrity and passion for Juno and their customers is paramount as they attempt to create a menu and environment that will exceed everyone's expectations.
Tinley Park Farmer's Market
Visit the Farmer's Market every week for the best selection of fruits, vegetables, and fresh flowers.
CITY: Tinley Park
In 1950, Lawrence Schweig opened his fish store at the bridge on Canal Street. Over the years, he developed unique recipes for delicious seafood products. Today Lawrence’s reputation for great food at great prices continues as loyal customers bring their children and grandchildren here. As the third generation continues the tradition of Lawrence Schweig and the hallmarks of his vision remain unchanged.
EL Ideas is a micro restaurant located on a back alley street in downtown Chicago. The name - in addition to being homage to the elevated train system of Chicago (and many other meanings of ‘el’) – is an abbreviation for Elevated Ideas in Cuisine and Dining. The cuisine reflects the approach, standards and experience developed over the career of Chef Foss. Prepared with the heart and precision of classical cooking techniques with modern twists thrown in, items roll onto and off of this award winning restaurants menu, quickly.
“We cook what we sell, and we sell what we cook.” Eataly is an original “marketplace” model inviting consumers to be active participants in an innovative food and beverage experience where they shop, taste and savor high-quality, traditional, Italian food products and beverages along with local produce and artisanal products. This multifunctional marketplace includes a premier retail center for Italian delicacies and wine, a culinary educational center and a diverse slate of boutique eateries. Eataly ambassadors are here to provide a high-quality experience to all of our guests, whether you are here to shop or enjoy a meal.
Christmas at the Mill Holiday Boutique
The Mill and the Graue House will be open for a special holiday shopping event to get you in the Christmas spirit! Talented local artists will be selling handcrafted Christmas decorations, unique jewelry, stained glass, pottery, and handwoven and knitted items. Specially selected ornaments, other great decorative items, and stocking stuffers will be for sale in the Mill's gift shop. Decorated Christmas trees and strolling carolers add to the fun. Sale hours are 10 am to 4 pm, and Santa will stop by from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
CITY: Oak Brook
Grace in Chicago is an award winning restaurant that doesn’t shy away from the days of multicourse tasting menus, pristine table linens, customized serving pieces and, yes, a hefty price tag. Inside this 64-seat restaurant, Chef Duffy and his army of chefs create progressive, ingredient-driven cuisine that’s as pretty to look at as it is to eat. Elegant, thought provoking and delicious, Grace is all of that and then some.
Elizabeth serves local, organic, sustainable, and hand-harvested goods. The menu changes seasonally and is influenced by the icons of the logo - Elizabeth's totem: the barn owl for farm-to-table, the deer for the woodlands, and the diamond for the elegant. This award winning restaurant's mission is to highlight nose-to-tail, root-to-branch, and farm-to-table Midwestern bounty. For the best experience, come with an adventurous palate and an open mind.
MANA Food Bar
MANA is a globally inspired, meatless restaurant in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood, focusing on seasonal ingredients, ethnic flavors, and providing a one of a kind eating experience.
Opart Thai House Restaurant
Opart Thai House Restaurant has been serving the Chicago area for many years. Providing great traditional Thai cuisine with an extensive menu of many different kinds of dishes.
Race Fan Rally
The Race Fan Rally is a yearly NASCAR event on the second Thursday of September and a kickoff event to the NASCAR weekend at the Speedway. Event includes plenty of entertainment on main stage and other locations, food, beer tents, NASCAR drivers, simulators, classic cars, prize and raffle drawings, everything NASCAR related. Event held from 4 to 10 pm on Chicago Street and side streets.
Mexique is a full restaurant offering modern Mexican cuisine with a French influence. Enjoy the mix of fusion as executive Chef Carlos Gaytan introduces you to this historical blending with a modern personal style.
This property has 18 guest rooms and 1 suite. Other amenities include free parking, Wi-Fi access, microwave availability, non-smoking rooms, and rollaway beds.
Farm & Barn Fest
The 10th Annual Farm & Barn Fest is an event held annually in the heart of Mokena at Yunker Farm that celebrates the significance of farming in Illinois? history. This unique event gives all ages the opportunity to see and experience farm life through entertaining demonstrations such as sheep shearing, blacksmithing, woodworking and more from 10am-5pm. A delicious spread of food from local restaurants will catch the taste buds of festival goers, while entertained with music, dancing and old fashioned contests. We will be hosting the Country Concert from 5:30pm to 11:00pm geared towards 21 and over featuring Slamabama!
Sen Sushi Bar in Oak Park features an array of fish, some imported from Japan. Fresh and flavorful fits the bill at this Bib Gourmand restaurant.
CITY: Oak Park
This property has 20 guest rooms that include free parking, Wi-Fi access as well as microwave and refrigerator availability.
Kai Zan is the brainchild of local sushi legends Melvin and Carlo Vizconde. Also known as the sushi twins. With modern and traditional cooking techniques the twins will create an omakase dinner experience that you will come back for over and over again.
Located inside the Swissôtel Chicago, The Palm is a mainstay on the Chicago Social Scene. In a town known for its steak, The Palm has more than held its own, being named one of the "Top Steakhouses" in Chicago by Chicago magazine.
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.
CITY: Forest Park
Wright Ride 2014
The Oak Park Cycle Club, The Oak Park Regional Housing Center, and Visit Oak Park invite you to the Wright Ride 2014. One of the best ways to discover the delights of Chicago's near western suburbs is on two wheels. A family-friendly event, the Wright Ride is not a race, but a leisurely jaunt through some of Chicagoland's most beautiful tree-lined and architecturally rich communities. Cyclists of all abilities are welcome: whether you're a novice, casual cyclist, or experienced long-distance rider, there's something here for everyone. With a choice of 10, 30, 50 and 62-mile routes, riders will be able to take in the scenery and charm of as many as 10 communities, including Oak Park, River Forest, Riverside, and Western Springs. More than 25 intriguing landmarks-including a dozen designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
CITY: Oak Park
Vito & Nick's II
Good fun, good people, good food, local neighborhood joint. Now serving deep dish pizza too! Outdoor seating.
CITY: Tinley Park
Westmont Street Fair
DuPage County, Chicago's Western Suburbs - Join in the fun in Downtown Westmont on Thursday evenings throughout the summer. The Westmont Street Fair features an Open Market and Cruisin' Nights. The Market will have numerous vendors including farmers, specialty foods, unique products & more. Cruisin' Nights features a different theme each week.
Fulton's on the River
Fulton’s on the River, located on the Chicago River with views of downtown, offers the best of both worlds. A classic seafood and steak house, with an unparalleled devotion to procuring nothing but the highest quality ingredients. Quality service and an extensive wine and cocktail selection provide a great place to dine, relax and celebrate!
Poor Phil's Bar & Grill
The Murphy family has been serving you since 1962. This is not your Daddy's beer joint. Don't miss oyster hour. We feature fresh soft shell crabs, Phil's lobster roll, Oak Park's sidewalk cafe, 36 craft beer taps, 100+ beers. See Phil's 100+ changing beer selection at beermenus.com.
CITY: Oak Park
The Erie Cafe is a classic Chicago steakhouse. Specializing in steaks and chops, they also offer seafood, veal and pasta.
Oak Park Public Library
Architectural award-winning Main Library features extensive contemporary art collection and Art Gallery with rotating exhibits by local artists. Library meeting rooms vary in capacity from 17 to 120 and offer Internet access and a selection of audiovisual equipment. Completely ADA accessible. Convenient parking.
CITY: Oak Park
Rickshaw Rick's Tours & Taxi
Let us save your soles today! We'll take you for a ride, give you a tour, provide shuttles for your party or even run errands with our fleet of pedicabs (aka bicycle rickshaws). Call us at 773-771-3922 or visit www.rickshawrick.com. Catch us at the Oak Park Visitors Center, Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio, Write Inn, Harvey House, Under the Ginkgo Tree B & B and other fun spots.
CITY: Oak Park
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!
Under the Ginkgo Tree Bed & Breakfast
A magnificent Queen Anne Victorian Home built around 1890, air conditioned, with a wrap around front porch. Located one block from Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio; savor a light breakfast in our elegant dining room or bright homey kitchen; weather permitting, breakfast on the veranda; 20 minutes from downtown Chicago and all the museums and points of interest. Also, not your ordinary meeting place, host your next event in a warm gracious setting. Non-Smoking establishment and use only green products for cleaning. Now offering wi-fi throughout the house.
CITY: Oak Park
Built in 1905, Scoville Square was designed by E.E. Roberts and is one of the few examples of Prairie style architecture applied to commercial buildings. In 1980, commissioned architect John Vinci restored the building to its original grandeur. Ideal atmosphere for social and business fundraisers and receptions. Various shops and Winberie's restaurant are on the first floor.
CITY: Oak Park
A favorite on Chicago’s culinary scene, Allium, an American Restaurant and Bar, features the best regional ingredients presented in bold and unexpected ways. Set in the Gold Coast off Michigan Avenue, Allium is the perfect spot for enjoying modern farm-to-table cuisine in a chic setting.
Oak Park Arms Retirement Community
The Oak Park Arms, a luxury hotel originally built in 1922, has a beautifully appointed ballroom and additional spaces available for special events. Residents choose from spacious apartments or single rooms. Independent, Assisted living, and short-term stay services are available. Our social life includes dances, performances, exercise, art, clubs and much more. Some events are open to the public. Our comfortable and convenient facility has been a retirement community for 30 years.
CITY: Oak Park
The new Hotel Lincoln is a window to the most dynamic part of Chicago's North Side, Lincoln Park. Like the neighborhood, the hotel is historic yet fresh, fun though eccentric and active but relaxed. It's where the energy of urban life meets 1,200 green acres and Lake Michigan.
Summer Jam Festival
Summer Jam Festival is a 1 day event of relaxation and fun that will bring communities together. Adults can come to the park and have a great time listening to some of their favorite stepping songs. Live entertainment, a wide assortment of food vendors and interactions with community leaders set on bringing exposure, so that the parents have the chance to view what is being offered to their young adults.
CITY: Hazel Crest
Come and enjoy the Markham Summer Festival. Bring the entire family for a weekend of Delectable Food, a Myriad of Vendors, Live Music, Games, Live Entertainment, ... Jazz, Blues, R&B and Gospel; and Fireworks. Fun for the entire family. Free Admission.
Back On The Bus - A Back To School Expo
From children's entertainment venues and performers to doctors and dentists, this expo will be a one-stop shop for a new school year.
CITY: Orland Park
Classic Lake Tour with Shoreline Sightseeing
Explore Chicago on a memorable 40-minute Lake Michigan tour featuring panoramic views of Chicago's world-famous skyline as well as information on the city's dramatic history and impressive landmarks. Departs from Navy Pier.
Wine Tasting Cruises with Shoreline Sightseeing
Featuring the wines of Chicago-area Lynfred Winery plus light refreshments and 90-minute cruise on Shoreline's climate-controlled Celebration. You will also receive a full pour of your favorite wine from the tasting. Depart Gateway Park at Navy Pier at 7:30 p.,m. on Thursdays, July 24, August 21 and September 11. Must be 21, See website for details, 312-222-9328
Whether you're just walking by and feeling peckish or bringing your whole brood in for a night of food and fun, our cozy and sophisticated atmoshpere will entice you. Our menu, filled with distinctive specialties, will comfort and delight you. Enjoy delicious Lobster Mac and Cheese. Baked, cheesy noodles with buttery chunks of lobster, truffle cream sauce topped with a crunchy cornbread crust. Yum.
47th Annual Back to School Family Fling
Back to School Parade 10AM (90 Towncenter Drive & Olmsted Road); Family Fling 12PM-Dusk. Featuring: University Park Idol Contest, Live Entertainment, First Baptist Church of University Park Choir, Kid Zone, Back Pack Give Away, Motorcycle and more.... Free food for kids (12-2PM only) 7-9PM
CITY: University Park
Dozin' with the Dinosaurs at the Field Museum
The lights dim as you explore the rituals of ancient Egyptian culture, guided by the light of your flashlight. Next, you prowl an African savannah with giraffes, hippos, and man-eating lions. Take a break by playing games from around the world or touching giant bugs from right in your backyard. Cap your night of exploration and adventure with cozy bedtime stories, before drifting off to dreamland in one of the amazing exhibits. Bring your family and friends for a night at the museum you’ll never forget!
The Star Motel
This 27-room property offers budget lodging conveniently located near many restaurants, a laundry center, gas stations, grocery stores and a wide variety of shops. Free parking is offered during your stay.
CITY: Chicago Heights
Frankfort Fall Festival
The Frankfort Fall Festival is ranked in the top 15 shows to visit by Sunshine Artist. There are 300 artisan from 30 states selling hand-crafted items at our show which includes local civic organizations selling food items, a carnival, entertainment and a community parade.
Robbins Back-To-School Festival
Robbins Back to School Festival has been a tradition for over twenty years. The Back to School Festival is scheduled the weekend before Labor Day annually and ends with the Labor Day Parade on the Sunday. The Robbins Labor Day Parade is the second largest African American parades in the Chicago Southland area after the Bud Bliken Parade. For the 2014 Robbins Back to School Festival we will provide a small carnival and 3-day basketball tournament in addition to live entertainment, food, and fun.
Enjoy bears and beers, lions and lagers, aardvarks and ales - all at Brookfield Zoo's third annual Zoo Brew! Zoo Brew is a one-of-a-kind, 21 and over, unique beer-tasting event featuring over 60 beers. Enjoy live music, bid on silent auction items including branded beer tenders, specialty brews and more! Ticket prices include free admission to the zoo (all day), and admission to Zoo Brew. Zoo Brew attendees will also receive two ounce samples from over 60+ craft beers, a commemorative beer tasting glass, and more.
Peotone Mill Fall Festival
Explore three floors of this German Windmill built in 1872, filled with antiques, exhibits, and demonstrations of old time crafts.
16th Annual Farmers Market
Our Farmers Market is open every Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., rain or shine. This gem of Lemont is located in the Talcott Square parking lot tucked behind LaDolce Vita and Stonehouse Pub, just off Stephen Street with plenty of free parking available. Stop by and visit, stay for lunch! We have fresh veggies and fruit, fresh salsas, baked goods, beef and pork, beautiful plants and shrubs, jams and jellies, knife and scissor sharpening services, lunch and more every Tuesday morning. Master Gardeners attend our market with free advice for anyone looking for assistance with any gardening issue. For more information, call the Village Hall at (630) 243-2700 or visit our website for a list of all our market vendors and any special Market event dates.
Oak Park Micro Brew Review
Join us on Saturday, August 16th from 3-7pm in Downtown Oak Park for the Micro Brew Review! Over 150 craft brews from 70 of the Midwest's finest breweries will be showcased and paired with live music and small plates from popular local restaurants at the 7th Annual Oak Park Micro Brew Review. Hosted by Seven Generations Ahead and the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild this event is notable for being 'the Midwest's largest zero-waste craft beer festival.' Hence, while you are enjoying a local brew you'll know you are participating in not only one of the Midwest's most innovative craft beer festivals, but you are doing your part to being green! 2014 Oak Park Micro Brew Review tickets launch Sunday, June 1st. There will be three ticket levels available: VIP $100, ReplicAle $60, MicroBrew $50.
CITY: Oak Park
Buzz - Burgers, Barrels & Beer
Enjoy a gourmet burger experience at affordable prices and a large selection of crafted beers! The burgers are the epitome of aesthetic perfection: griddle-cooked fresh grass fed ground beef (sirloin), cheddar cheese, a toasted rustic bun, and toppings.
Brew Cruises with Shoreline Sightseeing
Enjoy beer samplings, specially prepared appetizers and meet guest Brewmasters from Lagunitas Bewing Company on this 90-minute lake Cruise. Cash bar also available. Shoreline Brew Cruises depart Gateway Park at Navy Pier at 8:00 p.m. on Fridays June 20, July 11 and August 8. Must be 21. Information on website or 312-222-9328
Farmers Market Homewood
Homewood's Farmers market is one of the longest running in Chicagoland. Shop produce, flowers and baked goods. Enjoy live music, kids projects and green events.
Delia's Kitchen is a contemporary snack shop that is open 7 days a week, serving breakfast and lunch. We feature Intelligentsia Coffee, Loose Leaf Teas, Olive & Well products, full-range chicken and vegetarian selections. Customers interested in gluten-free offerings are welcome. Dine in or carry-out. You'll enjoy great homemade food and top-notch service. We are a kid-friendly restaurant that also welcomes large groups.
CITY: Oak Park
Loyal Hearts Civil War Quilters of Illinois
This free exhibit, Loyal Hearts, features quilts and objects from the era that reveal the stories of women's work and struggles on the home front during the Civil War. Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery, Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm Sunday - Noon - 5:00pm through October 17. Closed on Saturdays and State Holidays Free Admission and Parking.
2015 U.S. Amateur Championship
The U.S. Amateur is the premier amateur golf championship for players from around the world. Past winners include Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods
CITY: Olympia Fields
Super Car Saturday
Supercar Saturdays started when a group of Chicago Car enthusiasts, jealous of California morning car meets, decided to create an event of our own. Super Car Saturday brings car enthusiasts of all types together in one place to meet, share stories, and make new friends. Supercar Saturdays is a diverse event open to everything from classics and muscle cars to exotics and modified contemporary cars. Super Car Saturdays are July 5th, and September 6, 2014.
Barclay's American Grille
Barclay's American Grille, located in the Carleton Hotel, opened its doors in November 2009, with much anticipation and excitement. The restaurant went through an extensive restoration, as well as, a new concept, focusing on affordable, casual dining, The decor blends contemporary and traditional styles resulting in an inviting and comfortable dining experience with exceptional food and service. It is the perfect gathering place for friends and families. The Barclay Room is available for private dining and larger parties and during the summer months, dine al fresco at our outdoor patio.
CITY: Oak Park
Mokena Downtown Market
Community market open to all types of vendors; fruits, vegetables, plants, breads, pastries, crafts and other community services. Local talent for entertainment. Parking available at the Metra lot.
Learn about historic Native American culture and the history of our land. Local archaeologists will display extensive collections. Enjoy storytelling, games, guided hikes, traditional craft-making and more! 11AM-3PM
CITY: South Holland
55th Annual Coin and Currency Show
The 55th Annual Event showcasing U.S. and World coins and currency, gold and silver Bullion-Exonumia.
CITY: Tinley Park
Zombie Walk & Pub Crawl
Dress in your un-dead best and head to Roosevelt Road for the 5th annual Zombie Walk & Pub Crawl. The event will feature zombie make-up, a pub crawl, food and an after-party designed to rival even your fondest memories of Thriller. The "walking dead" will be led on a ravaging tour between 12th Street Rag, Commodore Berry VFW Post, Paparazzi, Friendly Tap and FitzGerald's Nightclub during the pub crawl. FitzGerald's will host the catered after party. In the true spirit of the un-dead, zombies will proceed between venues in silence. Once the crawl is over, zombies can resume their search for brains at their favorite Berwyn haunts until the late hours of the evening!
North American Reptile Breeders
These shows are the best places for the general public and breeders alike to come out and meet many of the World's top Reptile Breeders. Reptile breeders bring out their top projects and showcase them at the NARBC Shows.
CITY: Tinley Park
Boo! at the Zoo
Saturdays and Sundays, October 18-19 and October 25-26 Little ghost and goblins of all ages are sure to have a howlin' good time! Our not-so-scary and fun-filled event has something for the entire family to enjoy: *Can you find your way out of the "Crazy Maize" corn maze? *Cheer for the pumpkin or cheer on the "Pumpkin Smasher" *Take a spin on the "Haunted Carousel" *Watch professional pumpkin carver create 1,000 pound hack-o'-lanterns *Hop on the "Haunted Hayride" and go behind the scenes for a hauntingly good time *At 1pm the popular Costume Parade commences on the North Mall, goes around Roosevelt Fountain and concludes on the East Mall. *Participate in the Costume Showcase at 1:30pm. Prizes for the best animal theme, scariest, most original and best group. *Build a scarecrow at the Hamill Family Play Zoo *Great photo ops at several pumpkin patches *Watch animals enjoy their very own pumpkins *Several not-so-scare Zoo Chats will be scheduled throughout the day
Zoo Year's Eve
Rock in the "Zoo Year 2015" with your friends at Brookfield Zoo! In the Holly Jolly Theater there will be live DJ music, games, party favors, prizes and an early countdown at 8pm. Also at the Hamill Family Play Zoo you can make your own noisemaker and enjoy an early kid-friendly countdown. This area is perfect for families with children ages 6 and under. This event is free with paid zoo admission.
Joliet Farmers Market
The Farmers Market is held each Friday in the summer beginning on the third week of June and running weekly through September. The event is held from 8am - 2pm each Friday. There are about 25 different vendors selling a variety of items. Chicago Street and Van Buren Plaza sets the stage for a bountiful fresh-air market featuring a huge selection of locally-grown produce, farm-fresh eggs, homemade noodles, jams and jellies, tempting bakery goods, specialty teas and coffees as well as other intriguing foodstuffs. You can also buy specialty craft merchandise, fresh cut flowers, bedding and hanging plants, candles and merchandise from Pampered Chef and Homemade Gourmet & more! Sure to tempt all of your senses, this enduring Market continues thanks to new vendors adding to the popular mix of favorites.
Fall Fun Fest
The Children's Museum in Oak Lawn will be hosting its annual Fall Fun Fest on Saturday, September 27th from 10am-3pm.This is an outdoor event. Vendors, activities for kids, food, demonstrations, crafts, fun for the entire family!
CITY: Oak Lawn