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A Day in Our Village celebrating 50 years on June 2

May 22, 2024 – An Oak Park celebration five decades in the making is coming Sunday, June 2 when the 50th A Day in Our Village festival takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Scoville Park at Lake Street and Oak Park Avenue. 

The premier community event serves as an annual celebration of Oak Park’s diversity and community involvement, and organizers are busy planning a memorable day worthy of this year’s half-century milestone.

Live music, food and extensive activities for kids — including the return of fun with foam — are a few of the highlights in store.

At its core, A Day in Our Village has always provided an opportunity to showcase the variety of ways to get involved in community life. In keeping with that tradition, more than 100 activity booths representing Oak Park civic, cultural, social service, educational and religious organizations will fill the park.

A wide array of live music acts will perform on the Scoville Park stage throughout the event. The Juliet Trio will get things started playing jazz at 11 a.m. followed by Tiny Bubbles playing ukulele at noon. The Skyliners big band take the stage at 1 p.m. followed by Big Suit, a Talking Heads cover band, at 2:20 p.m. The Chicago Catz will wrap things up playing R&B starting at 3 p.m. until the festival ends.

A food court featuring local restaurants will be located near the entrance to the Oak Park Public Library. Participating businesses include Taco Mucho, Domino’s Pizza, Don’t Forget Your Lunchbox, Candycopia, Brown Cow Ice Cream and Zemi Coffee Cart.

Young Oak Parkers will want to check out the activities for kids on the north side of the park along Ontario Street between Oak Park Avenue and Grove Avenue — which will be closed to vehicle traffic during the event.

Families will find other activities for kids throughout the park, including the return of a bubble foam machine managed by the Park District of Oak Park in a nod to A Day in Our Village tradition from previous decades. Park District officials suggest that families consider bringing towels or a change of clothes in their children plan to play in the foam.

T-shirts commemorating the 50th A Day in Our Village designed by local artist Joe Abboreno will be available for purchase at the A Day in Our Village information booth.

A Day in Our Village is sponsored by the Village and made possible thanks to organizing support from the A Day in Our Village volunteer committee.

For more information, call 708.358.5405, email or visit