About Thursday Night Out

Thursday Night Out runs Thursday evenings between June 6th to August 29th (excluding the July 4th holiday) from 5pm to 9pm this year.

More than 20 Downtown Oak Park restaurants offer a variety of drinks, appetizers, entrees, and desserts on the TNO menu. Tables and chairs are set up outside for patrons to enjoy dining al fresco. Live music acts play at the end of Marion Street by North Blvd. Get to know different local non-profit groups each week at their tents and tables throughout the event area. Plus, mark your calendars for the theme nights below when there is a little something extra special happening at TNO!


Featured Nights

June 6th - WDCB Jazz Night Out

Kick off the 2024 TNO season with musicians sponsored by WDCB Jazz Radio!

June 13th - Kids Night

Join us for a night of all youth musical acts and activities from local family-friendly organizations!

Check out Marion Street and Lot 3 for activities from: Dynamic LynksCEDA WIC, OPPL Book Bike, Glasser Preschool, ProMusica Youth Chorus, Let's Play Work, OPRF Day Nursery

All Night - Join The Collaboration for Early Childhood and their mascot CeCe The Flying Pig for Toddlin Around Town! Take your littles on a scavenger hunt around the district to spot CeCe in DTOP businesses and win prizes! 

5pm - 7pm - Interactive Instrument Experience at Ten Thousand Villages - Presented in partnership with School of Rock - Plus 20% off kids toys and games in store!

6pm-7pm - Toddler Rave at Beer Shop - Let your little get their groove on with bubbles, glow sticks, music by DJ Matt Wylde, and Miss Dani teaching choreography! 

6:30pm - 7:30pm - Piggy Bank Decorating at Vigo Coffee - Partake in a cultural enrichment activity centered around decorating a traditional Mexican piggy bank ($10 participation fee.) Space is limited! Sign up here

June 20th - Thursday Night "Out in the Burbs"

TNO's second annual Pride Night, in partnership with the OPRF Chamber of Commerce! There will be a resource fair of local organizations that provide services to the LGBTQIA+ community in Lot 3 and drag queens representing local businesses. 

July 18th - Art Night

Celebrate the unique work of local artists with a pop-up art market!

August 15th - Health and Wellness Night

Get to know the Health and Wellness businesses available right here in Downtown Oak Park at a Self-Care Fair in Lot 3. Plus, enjoy free bike valet provided by Wheel & Sprocket for those who go the extra healthy mile and bike to the event!

 Thursday Night Out is sponsored by Byline Bank and co-sponsored by RUSH.

Become a non-profit participant at Thursday Night Out!

Are you a local non-profit interested in participating in Thursday Night Out?

Please contact to jayne@downtownoakpark.net. 

Our Green Mission

Downtown Oak Park’s green mission is to create and maintain a sustainable and eco-friendly climate within our businesses and at all our events.