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Special Events
Whatever the season, there's always something to do in Tinley Park. The Village and participating sponsors host an annual series of popular, family-friendly events that are enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.

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Downtown Tinley band submissions (2015)
If you would like to submit your band for consideration in the Village of Tinley Park's summer line-up, click here. Because of multiple cancellations due to inclement weather, some bands from the summer 2014 line-up will be rolling over to next summer. Therefore, there will be very few slots open for 2015. Thank you and good luck!

Downtown Tinley Boo Bash
The third annual Downtown Tinley Boo Bash will take place from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26 at the Oak Park Avenue train station, 6700 South St., Tinley Park. The event will be great fun for families with young children. The new open format will accommodate our growing crowd, allowing families to move freely about the event. Some of the free activities will include hay rides, a costume contest, trick-or-treating with local businesses, new games, a mad scientist presentation, DJ entertainment and more.

Click here to see the official 2014 Downtown Tinley Boo Bash flyer.

Wizard of Oz Fest volunteer opportunity
Those interested in volunteering to help out during next year's Midwest Wizard of Oz Fest can attend a planning meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 in the Kallsen Center at Tinley Park Village Hall, 16250 S. Oak Park Ave. Come share your talents and help the Village make this the best Wizard of Oz festival in the country. The Village welcomes individuals and groups interested in volunteering their time for this inaugural event. For more information, contact Special Events Coordinator Vicki Sanchez at (708) 444-5044 or .

Holiday Market
Tinley Park is the place to be the first weekend in December when the Village presents a lineup of free holiday events for the whole family. The weekend includes a tree lighting ceremony, the Tinley Toyland Parade, the Parade of Lights, photos with Santa, carriage rides, the popular Holiday Market and much more!

Irish Parade
The annual Tinley Irish Parade is held on the second Sunday in March. Enjoy this family-friendly event along Oak Park Avenue in downtown Tinley Park. Come out and see the many floats, community groups, local schools and businesses.

Discover Tinley
The annual Discover Tinley Expo in spring showcases the community's business and nonprofit organizations, as well as its government services. Visit Discover Tinley to learn more about what your Village has to offer. This free event features entertainment, food samples and giveaways at many of the booths.

Bunny Hop
The annual Downtown Tinley Bunny Hop is held the Sunday before Easter and features a visit from the Easter Bunny!

Caribbean Block Party
This popular event offers live music on two stages, free activities for the whole family, a mini-Taste of Tinley Park, a classic car show and much more. Attendees can take a free trolley shuttle to the Caribbean Block Party. Rides depart from the 80th Avenue train station beginning at 11:30 a.m.; pick-up and drop-off will be every 15 minutes through 7:30 p.m.

Cruise Nights
Are you a classic car or hot rod owner or fan? Show them off or just view them from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays from June through August along downtown Oak Park Avenue between 171st Street and 173rd Place.
 
National Night Out
Join the Tinley Park Police Department in this annual, award-winning event held each year in August. Attendees can meet and greet members of Tinley Park’s Police Department, Fire Department, Emergency Management Agency and Public Works Department, as well as view the many Village-owned vehicles on display.

Benches on the Avenue
This award-winning public art program features benches along downtown Oak Park Avenue that showcase the unique and colorful designs of professional and amateur artists from the area. Artwork is based on a different theme each year, and benches are on display from mid-May until October.

Click here for more information on Benches on the Avenue.

Music in the Plaza
Be ready to clap your hands and tap your toes! Music in the Plaza concerts are held from 7 to 10 p.m. every other Saturday in Zabrocki Plaza, 17375 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park. The 2014 concert season is over, but join us next year for more great music, and don't forget to bring your lawn chairs and blankets!

Farmers Market
Visit the Downtown Tinley Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays from June to October in Zabrocki Plaza, 17375 S. Oak Park Ave., for the best selection of fruits, vegetables and fresh flowers!

Fire Prevention Month
Each year, the Tinley Park Fire Department and Prevention Bureau highlight fire prevention education. The special month and annual open house is in October.

Special Events Permit Application
Planning your own special event? Click here to download the Special Events Permit Application.