Summer 2024: Local Community Happenings

Summer 2024: Local Community Happenings

  • Mike McCurry
  • 06/25/24

These summer months are jam-packed with family-friendly community events in Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills, Oak Brook, and the surrounding areas. When we attend these events, we are supporting our communities in a variety of ways. And, let’s not forget the direct benefit to ourselves…it’s FUN to be a part of making summer memories in and around our hometowns!

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, 2024

Fourth 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, 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. Head over to the stage between 12-3pm and listening to family-friendly hits played by The Hat Guys Band.


Westmont – July 4, 2024

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, live music from Black Bolts Band, and a big selection of food trucks to visit. The fireworks display is scheduled to begin at 9:30pm.


Oak Brook – July 3, 2024

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 live music, featuring Sixteen Candles playing classic 80’s hits. A spectacular fireworks display will take place at Dusk, around approximately 9:30pm. The event is held at the Village Sports Core Fields at 700 Oak Brook Road. Large groups also have the ability to purchase cabana suites and private group space ahead of time.


Concerts & Showcases


Clarendon Hills

Dancin’ in the Street is back for another summer of music and community! This beloved concert series will run every Wednesday evening (7-9pm) downtown on Prospect Ave for six weeks beginning June 26 with the last performance scheduled for August 7. 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.


Uniquely Thursdays, a fundraising-focused summer concert series tradition, will be in Burlington Park every Thursday, June 13-August 22 except July 4th, 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.

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