Fourth Of July Festival with the Rockin’ Fenderskirts
Tuesday, July 4, 4 p.m., Forest Park Aquatic Center
Celebrate the day of independence with this renowned oldies quartet, playing all the past blasts from the ‘50s. 7501 Harrison St., Forest Park.
July 4th Parade
Tuesday, July 4, 10 a.m., Longfellow Center & Park
The diversity of Oak Park will be on display during this joyous procession, which starts at Longfellow Park and marches north on Ridgeland Avenue to Augusta Boulevard and winds down at Whittier Elementary School on Harvey Avenue. The route offers many viewing opportunities along the way. 610 S. Ridgeland, Oak Park.
Community Art Project
Wednesday, June 28, 3:30-4:30 p.m., River Forest Public Library
Feel free to stop by and add your budding art talents to a piece of community art that will be displayed at the library. This ongoing project occurs every other Wednesday through Aug. 9. For grades K-4. Children age 7 and younger must have a caregiver (age 12 or older) with them at all times. Messy clothing required, since it’s a gloriously messy project. 735 Lathrop Ave., River Forest.
A Marvel-ous Avengers Kit
Wednesday, July 5, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Forest Park Public Library
Have you ever wanted to be an Avenger? Love Spiderman, Groot and the rest of the Avengers? Come pick up your very own Avengers kit. Kits are limited, so please remember to register. Designed for ages 11-13.
Haymarket Martyrs Monument & Radical Row Tour
Saturday, July 1, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Haymarket Martyrs’ Monument
The Historical Society of Forest Park presents an hour-long tour of the Haymarket Martyrs Monument & Radical Row Tour. The Forest Home Cemetery is an active cemetery; please keep the road clear by parking at the office behind the Desplaines entrance. $10 donation is requested. 863 Desplaines Ave., Forest Park.
Double Authors Signing & Discussion With Amy Suiter Clarke & Mia Manansala
Sunday, July 2, 3:30 – 5 p.m., Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore
Clarke will discuss her novel, Lay Your Body Down. Manansala will talk about her book, Blackmail & Bibingka. 7419 Madison St., Forest Park.
Spider-Verse Multi-Verse Appreciation
Friday, June 30, 3-4 p.m., Forest Park Public Library
One of the finest superheroes from the Marvel comicverse steps into the spotlight, with a special showing of Spiderman: Into The Spider-Verse. You are also invited to make up special stories about Spiderman. Audiences from 8-13 are invited to let their imaginations run wild. 7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park.
‘Scopes In The City
Saturday, July 8, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Forest Park Public Library/Park District
Adler Planetarium staff and volunteers bring the museum — and the universe — a little closer to you! With ’Scopes in the City, we lead free telescope observing programs and hands-on astronomy activities. What will we be observing? The Sun. Let’s #LookUp together! 7501 Harrison St., Forest Park.