How Dine-Around Works

Thursday Night Out runs every Thursday between June 4th and August 27th from 5 to 9pm. $20 ticket booklets contain 4 dine-around tickets. Ticket booklets are available at the Downtown Oak Park kiosk at Lake and Marion Thursday nights from 5 to 9pm. Each booklet contains 4 dine-around tickets and one voucher for $2.50 off two adult priced movie tickets. One dine-around ticket is good for one item off the Thursday Night Out menu. For every two ticket booklets purchased, customers receive one complimentary $5 DTOP gift certificate good at participating shops on Thursday evenings during the TNO season.

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 live music while dining al fresco.

Becoming a non-profit vendor at Thursday Night Out

You must be an Oak Park based not-for-profit. 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 in May 2020. Please submit your requests by emailing naomi@downtownoakpark.net Jan - April 2020. We do not accept submissions or requests at any other time.

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.

Other Downtown Oak Park signature events


Jazz Thaw

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Uncork Illinois Wine Festival

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Celebrate fall at this free two-day music festival offering a premier lineup, seasonal food, microbrews, wine and Kids’ Root Beer Garden.


Microbrew Review

Sample more than 200 craft beers from 70 Midwestern breweries, purchase food from local restaurateurs and groove to the sounds of local bands at this zero-waste event.