Free! In the Park Summer Events

May 25, 2023

Enjoy free In the Park summer events! This new entertainment series features concerts, movies, art, and games in beautiful parks throughout Highland Park.

Registration is not required, just drop in! Weather cancellations will be announced 90 minutes prior. There are no rain locations or rain dates.

Highland Park Pops in the Park

Every Wednesday thru Sept 27 • 6-8pm

Highland Park Pops Big Band will be performing every Wednesday this summer (weather dependent) from 6-8pm. Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets and picnic, and enjoy the sweet sounds of live big band jazz on Wednesday evenings!

Children’s Concert in the Park

Saturday, June 3 • 11am-noon

Nanny Nikki is a Grammy® Nominated Artist who loves to bring life to classic children’s songs as well as her original music.  Join her for a high-energy, interactive, musical show including sing-along songs, dancing, puppets and more!  Sing & Soar!

Lemonade in the Park

Wednesday, June 7 • 11am-noon

Sit, sip and read with the Park District of Highland Park! Lemonade is provided.

Bingo in the Park

Tuesday, June 27 • 6-7:30pm

Calling all families! Bingo is for everyone! Prizes will include raffle tickets for a chance to win a grand prize. Bring a seat and some snacks and enjoy the game!

Doggie Beach Party

Sunday, July 9 • 11am-noon

Do you have a current dog pass? If so, you and your pup are invited to our Doggie Beach Party! We provide the music and treats-you provide a beach-ready doggie!

Art in the Park

Saturday, July 15 • 11am-noon

Spend a creative Saturday with our team enjoying nature and tapping into our inner artists.

Movie in the Park

Friday, July 28 • 9-11pm

Bring a comfortable seat and a picnic for a 30th anniversary showing of Jurassic Park.

Play in the Park

Tuesday, August 1 • 11am-noon

Hula hoops, bubbles, music and more in your local park. Hop on out and play!

Concert in the Park

Sunday, August 27 • 2-3pm

Since 1996, Chicago’s Rhythm Rockets have been delivering their brand of vintage rhythm & blues, with songs influenced by the sax-driven bands of the late 1940’s and early 1950’s. Spend this bluesy Sunday afternoon relaxing in the park with the Rhythm Rockets.

Movie in the Park

Friday, September 1 • 8-10pm

Bring a comfortable seat and a picnic for a 20th anniversary showing of Finding Nemo.