Chicago, colloquially called as the ‘Windy City’, is a major tourist destination, which grabs one’s attention with interesting spots like Art Institute of Chicago, Millennium Park, Navy Pier, Museum of Science and Industry, and Garfield Park Conservatory. If you love festivals, visit ‘Oak Park’, roughly half-an-hour away from Chicago. This place is a hidden gem and hosts a number of fun-packed events throughout the year, as if, to depict the bright side of life.
Oak Park Micro Brew Review
Scheduled on 20th August
As the name suggests, the Oak Park Micro Brew Review is an ultimate spot for people who love beer. The craft beers are offered by the breweries of Illinois. Local food is served in small plates from the restaurants of the same area. This combination of beer and local food is just amazing. There’s something more! And that’s ‘live music’ to entertain the audience. Astonishingly, Oak Park Micro Brew Review is the largest zero-waste craft beer fest in the Midwest.
The Taming of the Shrew
Scheduled from 23rd July to 27th August
The Taming of the Shrew, a play written by William Shakespeare, presents one of the most famous battles of the sexes in an excellent manner. This play will be enacted by popular personalities like John Crosthwaite, Jhenai Mootz, Daniella Pereira and Nicholas Bailey. With outstanding performances they easily win the heart of the audience. Everyone should go and watch it, even if one hasn’t read the play before. The plot is not difficult to understand, especially when it’s unfolding in front of you!
Scheduled on 16th and 17th September
Don’t miss the Oaktoberfest! It’s well-liked for live music, craft beer, local food and family fun. The attendees can enjoy seasonal favourites and international specialities from local restaurants. There’ll be compelling games and activities for people of all age groups. Those who have a love for music should definitely attend it! There’ll be live performances from bands such as The Black Lillies, The Band of Heathens, and Motherfolk. Handcrafted microbrews and fine wines would be served too!
Green Pumpkin Trail
Scheduled on 15th October
The kids love it! The Green Pumpkin Trail begins at Oak Park Visitors Center where they pick a map and sticker card. They’ll keep collecting the stickers and healthy treats till they reach the last stop. On reaching the last one, they’ll receive a special treat celebrating their success! There will be live music, costume contest, face painting and a lot more for youngsters. Green Pumpkin Trail is for children aged 3 to 8 years old.