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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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Benches on the Avenue
The Village is hosting its 13th annual Benches on the Avenue public art program now through Oct. 1 along Oak Park Avenue from 172nd to 176th streets. This year's theme is "Once Upon a Time … Favorite Children’s Storybooks” and features 20 benches created by both amateur and professional artists. The Benches on the Avenue program has become one of the Village's most popular attractions, drawing thousands of residents and visitors annually to the downtown area.

Click here for more information on Benches on the Avenue.

Friday Frolics
Check out the brand-new Friday Frolics series from 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays from June 3 to Aug. 26 along Oak Park Avenue in Downtown Tinley! Events will feature entertainment with themed activities, performers, and food and drink specials. Notable upcoming Friday Frolics themes include:   

  • June 3: Back to the '80s
  • July 15: Tropical
  • Aug. 12: Country

We hope to see you there!

White Sox Night
The Chicago White Sox will once again offer specially priced tickets to Tinley Park residents and their families and friends to watch the South Siders take on the Toronto Blue Jays at 7:10 p.m. Friday, June 24 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago.

Farmers Market
Visit the Downtown Tinley Farmers Market from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays from June 4 to October 8 in Zabrocki Plaza, 17375 S. Oak Park Ave., for the best selection of fruits, vegetables and fresh flowers!

For information on how to become a vendor, please email .

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 7 through Aug. 30 along downtown Oak Park Avenue between 171st Street and 173rd Place.

Music in the Plaza
Be ready to clap your hands and tap your toes! The 2016 Music in the Plaza concerts will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. on the below dates at Zabrocki Plaza, 17375 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park. Don't forget to bring your lawn chairs and blankets!

June 18: Sean and Charlie (Irish and party rock) - also Meet the Artists Night
June 25: Ryan Broshear (country)
July 9: Dr. Feelgood and the 80's Babies ('80s party music)
July 23: Smiley Tillmon Band (blues)
Aug. 6: Take Cover (rock variety)
Aug. 20: Casey Muessigmann - contestant on 'The Voice' (country)
Aug. 27: New Odyssey Band (three guys, 30 instruments)
Sept. 10: Heartache Tonight (Eagles tribute)

Click below for more information.   

Caribbean Block Party
The Caribbean Block Party will take place from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 17 along Oak Park Avenue from 171st to Hickory streets. 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 also can take a free trolley shuttle to the event.

National Night Out
Join the Tinley Park Police Department at this annual, award-winning event from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2 in Zabrocki Plaza. 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.

Fire Prevention Month
Each year in October, the Tinley Park Fire Department and Prevention Bureau highlight fire prevention education, which culminates in the Fire Prevention Week Open House.

Boo Bash
The annual Downtown Tinley Boo Bash takes place in October and is great fun for families with young children. Activities include hayrides, a costume contest, trick-or-treating with local businesses, Halloween-themed games, DJ entertainment and more.

Holiday Happenings
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 the Mayor's Tree-Lighting Ceremony, the Tinley Toyland Parade, the Parade of Lights, photos with Santa, carriage rides, an ice carving demonstration, campfires, the popular Holiday Market and much more!

Downtown Tinley Irish Parade
The annual Downtown Tinley Irish Parade will take place in early March 2017 along Oak Park Avenue. The family-friendly event features floats, community groups, local schools and businesses.

Photos with Bunny
Bring the family out for Photos with Bunny in March at the Oak Park Avenue Metra train station, 6700 South Street, Tinley Park. Come out to have your photo taken with the big guy himself! Please bring your own camera.

Discover Tinley
The annual Discover Tinley Expo is held in April at the Tinley Park Convention Center. The event 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.


Special Events Permit Application
Planning your own special event? Download the Special Events Permit Application.

Public entities hosting events on public property within the Village and marketed to and open to the public may only advertise on signs at approved locations. Please fill out the Special Event Signage Permit Application for approval. Banners are approved on a first-come, first-served basis.