Looking for somethisng to do this weekend? Check out "A Day In Our Village" is this Sunday, June 3rd.
It's the biggest festival that Oak Park has all year and has brought up to 25,000 people out to the parks and local businesses—and it does it all with only a couple dozen volunteers.
The 39th annual festival, A Day in Our Village, will be held June 3 at Scoville and Rehm parks. As in previous years, there will be musical entertainment, food from local vendors and hundreds of local businesses and organizations making their presence known, said Community Relations Director Cedric Melton.
Unlike some of village fairs that mostly offer things for sale, this event is a way for new, old and prospective residents to learn about government agencies, social services, schools, religious organizations and community-minded businesses in Oak Park, said Mike Stewart, who's been the chair of the organizational committee for the past three years and involved for at least 10 years.
This year there are about 150 groups that will set up booths in Scoville Park, while Rehm Park will mostly feature activities for kids. A free bus is available to shuttle visitors between the two places. Read more...