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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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For more information on any of the below events, please call the Special Events Hotline at (708) 444-5678 or visit the Downtown Tinley Facebook page.

Event Listing
Farmers Market
Visit the Downtown Tinley Farmers Market from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays from June to October every year 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 .

Benches on the Avenue
The Village is holding its 14th annual Benches on the Avenue public art program along Oak Park Avenue from 172nd to 176th streets. Benches are created by both amateur and professional artists. The 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.

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 every year in October at the Oak Park Avenue train station 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.

Sponsorship Information

Food Vendor Application

Holiday Happenings
Downtown Tinley will be the place to be the first weekend in December when the Village presents its annual Holiday Happenings event 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, live entertainment, the popular Holiday Market and much more!

2017 Vendor Application

Toyland Parade Application

2017 Sponsorship Information

Downtown Tinley Irish Parade
The annual Downtown Tinley Irish Parade occurs every March along Oak Park Avenue. The family-friendly event features floats, community groups, local schools and businesses.

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

Discover Tinley
The annual Discover Tinley Expo is held every 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.

Downtown Tinley Block Party
The Village's annual Block Party takes place the third Sunday in July along Oak Park Avenue from 171st to Hickory streets. The event features food and free family fun such as a bean bag tournament, rides and inflatables, KidZone activities, a classic car show, live music on two stages and more! Please keep in mind that the Block Party is not a pet-friendly event.

National Night Out
Join the Tinley Park Police Department at this annual, award-winning event every August 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.

Cruise Nights

Are you a classic car or hot rod owner or fan? Show them off or just view them on Tuesdays during the summer months 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 Music in the Plaza concert series is held from 7 to 10 p.m. on select Saturdays during the summer at Zabrocki Plaza, 17375 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park. Don't forget to bring your lawn chairs and blankets! Please keep in mind that Music in the Plaza is not a pet-friendly event.


Special Events Permit Application
Planning your own special event? Download the Special Events Permit Application. Please note that special event permits are governed by Ordinance 2014-O-032.

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.

Convention Center and Hollywood Casino Amphitheater Schedules
Click on the below links to see the most updated event schedules for: