June and July specifically are summer months jam-packed with local community events in Hinsdale and Clarendon Hills. We are very fortunate to live in a corner of Chicagoland with residents, local government, and chambers of commerce who are committed to local businesses and organizations. When we attend these events, we are supporting the mission and purpose of the people behind the businesses you meet there!
If you’re looking for some fun, local things to do this summer, we encourage you to consider some of the many events happening right here in our communities!
Special Events: Independence Day Celebrations
Hinsdale – July 4, 2023
4th of July Family Festival at Burlington Park (30 E. Chicago Avenue in Hinsdale) is a day full of celebration for all ages. At 10am there’s a parade (see here for the route map) as well as the kick-off to the Arts & Crafts Fair, which is open until 4pm. From 11am-3pm there will be food vendors and free kids-focused activities like face painting, balloon twisting, glitter tattoo artist, inflatables, and carnival games. Head over to the stage between 12-3pm and listening to family-friendly hits played by The Hat Guys Band.
Westmont – July 4, 2023
Independence Day Celebration at Ty Warner Park is held from 4-10pm and includes a fireworks display. There’s also walk-around entertainment, crafts and bubbles for kids, music, and a big selection of food trucks to visit. For full event details, you can visit the Westmont Parks webpage.
Oak Brook – July 3, 2023
The Annual Taste of Oak Brook is a complimentary celebration of freedom...and FOOD! The event gates open to the public at 3pm and food services begin at 4pm. This year’s event includes the return of music at the event, featuring Sixteen Candles playing vibrant 80’s hits. A grand fireworks display will take place at Dusk, around approximately 9:30pm. For more event details, you can visit the Village of Oak Brook website.
Open every Thursday (through October 19) from 7am – 1pm, the Clarendon Hills farmers market has something for everyone. Conveniently located at Village Hall Plaza at 1 N Prospect Ave, community members can choose from a wide variety of offerings including bakery items, flowers, cheese, kettle corn, gourmet foods, and lots of fresh fruit and vegetables! The Clarendon Hills Public Library also conveniently hosts an outdoor story time during the second Thursday of every month, beginning at 11:30am. You can also join in for some movement at the market: free workouts, courtesy of Barre3 and Just Lift Fitness at Burlington Plaza (next to Tierra) on market mornings from 6:45-8am.
The Hinsdale farmers market is every Monday (through October 9) from 7am-1pm, farmers from all over will line Chicago Ave, between Garfield & Washington, with booths of fresh produce and unique finds from their farms and stores. These limited engagement vendors will also be on-site through the end of July: Kefi Life, Roots2Shoots, Charlie's House of Plants, Fig N' Date LLC, Red Star Pizzas
Concerts & Showcases
Dancin’ in the Street is back! This beloved concert series will run every Wednesday evening for six weeks beginning June 21 with the last performance scheduled for August 2. Join our community at the stage downtown on Prospect Avenue from 7pm – 9pm for lots of family fun and connecting with your neighbors. You’re welcome to bring your own lawn chairs and blankets, and there will be a beer tent for those of age. Food and beverage service begins at 6:30pm. We’re excited to groove together this summer!
Uniquely Thursdays, a fundraising-focused summer concert series tradition, will be in Burlington Park every Thursday from 6-9pm. Grab your blankets, chairs and your spots early as this year's band line up is sure to fill the park! People will be able to gather for free music with beer, wine, and food available for purchase. A note from the Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce, the organizers of this event: Please keep in mind this is a fundraiser and all outside alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited.
Health & Wellness
Now in its fifth year, Fitness in the Park is returning to Burlington Park this July. Monday, July 17 will be a Grand Kick Off event where you will be able to meet many of Hinsdale-area’s fitness leaders all in one place from 9am - 1pm. Short 20-minute classes will be happening every 30 minutes throughout the event, so come out and sample as many as you can! Following the kick-off event, weekly classes begin Monday, July 24. The Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce invites everyone for complimentary weekly classes beginning at 9:15am.