FREE Summer Events and More!

May 23, 2024

Summer is a season of boundless possibilities, and what better way to embrace its warmth and vibrancy than by indulging in the myriad of free events and experiences offered by your Park District? 

FREE Summer Events

Below is a listing of our FREE summer events.  Additional low-cost events are located on our calendar on the homepage of this website and on our social media channels.  Once you have identified events that pique your interest, mark them by clicking on the “Add to Calendar” links on each event’s page. Or, better yet, download the Park District app that allows you to build your own favorite events calendar.

More Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Summer

Diversify Your Experience: The beauty of Park District events lies in our diversity. From nature programs and concerts in the parks to fitness classes and drop-in events, there’s something for everyone. Mix and match your activities to keep your summer vibrant and engaging.

Embrace Nature: Summer is the perfect time to immerse yourself in the great outdoors. Take advantage of the Park District’s green spaces, trails, and recreational facilities. Whether you’re picnicking in the park, kayaking on the lake, or simply relaxing on the beach, let nature be your sanctuary.

Engage with the Community: Park District events are not just about recreation; they’re also about fostering community bonds. Strike up conversations with fellow attendees, participate in group activities, and embrace the spirit of camaraderie that these events inspire.

Try Something New: Summer is a season of exploration and self-discovery. Use Park District events as an opportunity to try new things. Whether it’s learning a new dance style, mastering a new sport, or delving into a new hobby, let your curiosity be your guide.

Stay Hydrated and Sun-Safe: As you bask in the summer sun, remember to stay hydrated and protect yourself from harmful UV rays. Carry a reusable water bottle, apply sunscreen liberally, and seek shade during peak sun hours to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

Capture Memories: Don’t forget to capture the magic of summer with photos and videos. Document your adventures, from laughter-filled picnics to awe-inspiring sunsets, and cherish these memories for years to come.

Give Back: Consider giving back to your community by volunteering at Park District events or making a donation to our Parks Foundation, your contribution can make a meaningful difference.

Spread the Word: Finally, share your enthusiasm for Park District events with friends, family, and neighbors. By spreading the word, you not only encourage others to join in the fun but also contribute to the collective joy and vibrancy of your community.

With these tips in mind, you’re all set to embark on a summer filled with adventure, connection, and endless possibilities—all at your local Park District. So go ahead, soak up the sunshine, embrace the warmth of the season, and make this summer one to remember!