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.
Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony
Monday, May 28 at 10:20 am
Cicero & Pratt Ave.
The parade will start at the corner of Cicero and Pratt Avenues at approximately 10:20 am, and then travel east on Pratt Avenue, turning north on Keeler Avenue, ending in Proesel Park at Madeleine’s Garden. Following the parade, a ceremony will take place in Madeleine’s Garden at approximately 11 am. Learn more.
Memorial Day Bike Parade for Kids 8 and Under
For the second year, children ages eight and under are invited to participate in the Memorial Day Parade on bikes, trikes, wagons or scooters decorated with a patriotic theme. All children riding in the parade must be accompanied by an adult participant, 18 years or older, and riders must wear a bike helmet.
Summer Concert Series
Thursday, June 7 – July 19 | See the full schedule
7 – 8:30 pm (bingo & inflatables start at 6 pm)
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.
Thursday, July 26 – July 29 | See the full schedule
Games, food, rides and live music
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
Join us at 8 pm in Proesel Park for a free outdoor film on the big screen featuring the hit animated film “Coco.” Free popcorn will be provided. Learn more.
Sunday, August 26 at 6pm
Proesel Park Family Aquatic Center
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.