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A Day in Our Village celebrating 50 years on June 2

An Oak Park celebration five decades in the making is coming Sun., June 2. 

The 50th A Day in Our Village festival is set for 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 ranging from jazz and big band to rock and R&B will perform on the Scoville Park stage. A food court featuring local restaurants will be located near the entrance to the Oak Park Public Library.

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.

Volunteers are needed to assist the day of the event, especially from around 3 to 4:30 p.m. Visit for more information about signing up to volunteer.

A Day in Our Village is organized and sponsored by the Village and made possible thanks to support from the A Day in Our Village volunteer committee. For more information, call 708.358.5405, email or visit