Special Events

Through community partnerships and the sharing of resources with public entities, we’re pleased to offer a comprehensive special event lineup. Check back often for new events! Interested in being a corporate sponsor of one or more of our special events? Contact Linda Vering for details.

Summer Concert Series

Thursday, June 7  – Aug 2 | See the full schedule
7 – 8:30 pm (bingo & inflatables start at 6 pm)
Proesel Park

Proesel Park is the place to be on Thursday nights in the summer! Kick back and relax while you enjoy the best in Chicago area entertainment. Free kids activities (inflatables, bingo and face painting) start at 6 pm. Learn more.

Community Park Play Dates

Thursdays from 1-2 pm June 14  – Aug 2 | See the full schedule
Games, crafts
Various parks throughout Lincolnwood

Join in on the fun at Lincolnwood parks throughout the summer! Each Thursday, the fun crew will roll up to a different park to provide a jam-packed hour of fun, including active games, outdoor crafts, and more! No registration required. For all ages. In case of rain, these events will be cancelled.

Lincolnwood Fest

Thursday, July 26  – July 29 | See the full schedule
Games, food, rides and live music
Proesel Park

Lincolnwood Fest

Live music, carnival rides, car show, great food & more in Proesel Park through July 29. The fun starts at 5 pm on opening day. Learn more.

Movie Night in Proesel Park

Thursday, August 9 at 8:00 pm
Proesel Park Picnic Shelter


Grab your lawn chairs & join us at 8 pm at the Proesel Park Shelter (6915 N. Kostner Ave.) for a free outdoor film on the big screen featuring the hit animated film “Coco.” Free popcorn will be provided. Learn more.

Cardboard Regatta

Sunday, August 26 at 6pm
Proesel Park Family Aquatic Center

Cardboard Regatta

Grab a friend and construct a boat using only cardboard and duct tape, and then test out your team’s boat building skills in the waters of the Proesel Park Family Aquatic Center for fun and prizes! Advance registration required. Learn more.


Saturday, September 8 from 10am-Noon
Parking Lot Behind the Lincolnwood Village Hall Complex
4170 W. Morse Ave.

Children get to see the world from the driver’s seat of fire trucks, police cars, and other big rigs. After visiting the trucks, kids are also invited to ride in our trackless trainLearn more.

Family Fun Fest

Sunday, September 19 from 1 – 3pm
Lincolnwood Centennial Park
6801 N. McCormick Blvd.

Fun Fest in Centennial Park features a family-friendly afternoon in the park featuring crafts, a bounce house, outdoor games, flexible flyer design, kayaking and more! Free & fun for the whole family! Dogs on leash welcome. Learn more.

My First Marathon

Saturday, October 6 from 9 am
Valley Line Trail (Pratt Ave. entrance)

Kids ages 5-12 will run the final 1.2 miles of a 26.2 mile marathon together. Pre-registration required. Learn more about this fun event that encourages kids to stay active all summer.

Pumpkins in Proesel Park

Saturday, October 20 from 1-3 pm
Proesel Park Picnic Shelter
6915 N. Kostner Ave.

No tricks, just treats at this Halloween party in the beautiful Proesel Park Shelter at the corner of Morse and Kostner Ave, that features a bounce house, Halloween games and refreshments, and more. Costumes strongly encouraged. Learn more.

42nd Annual Lincolnwood Turkey Trot

Sunday, November 19
Proesel Park
7055 N. Kostner Ave.

This CARA Certified 5K and 10K chip-timed race features a flat, fast course perfect for novice as well as more experienced runners. The Turkey Trot also features a popular 5K Fitness Walk and a Drumstick Dash race for children six and younger, grouped by age. Register by October 5 at 5 p.m. to receive the early registration discount. Learn more.