How Dine-Around Works

Thursday Night Out runs every Thursday between June 1st to August 31st from 5 to 9pm. More than 20 Downtown Oak Park restaurants offer a variety of drinks, appetizers, entrees and desserts on the TNO menu and allow diners to eat inside or carry out. Tables are also set up outside for patrons to enjoy dining al fresco.

$25 ticket booklets contain 4 dine-around tickets are available for purchase at the Downtown Oak Park ticket tent at Lake and Marion on Thursday nights. One dine-around ticket is good for one item off the Thursday Night Out menu at participating establishments. 

For every two ticket booklets purchased, customers receive one complimentary $5 DTOP gift certificate good at participating shops through August 31st.

Thursday Night Out is sponsored by Byline Bank.

Artists Market

Every 2nd and 4th Thursday, featuring local artists' work for sale. Sponsored by Studio of Art and Lair. 

June 22nd - Thursday Night "Out in the Burbs"

TNO's first Pride Night, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce. There will be drag queens representing local businesses mingling in the crowd and local LGBTQ+ non-profits present as well.

Become a non-profit vendor at Thursday Night Out

You must be an Oak Park based not-for-profit to participate. If two Oak Park based organizations per night are not available, we will consider Chicago or Illinois based organizations. A maximum of two Thursday nights is allowed. Vendors will be selected by an advisory committee. If your organization is selected to participate, you will be contacted. Please submit your requests by emailing

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.