Special events this summer in Tinley Park

Downtown Tinley is bursting at the seams this summer with fun events along Oak Park Avenue that the whole family can enjoy together!

The 16th annual Benches on the Avenue are out now through October along Oak Park Avenue from 172nd to 176th streets and feature the theme “Prized Page Turners.” Check out works of art honoring some of the most influential books of all time in person or by watching a video walkthrough hosted by WGN’s Pete McMurray.

Keep your cupboards stocked with fresh food by visiting the Downtown Tinley Farmers Market from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays now to October in Zabrocki Plaza. Fruits, vegetables, fresh flowers – you’ll find them all, and more!

If classic cars are your thing, then Cruise Nights are for you! Check out vintage vehicles from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 27 along Oak Park Avenue from 171st Street to 173rd Place. The free event also features food and beverages for sale and live DJ music.

Love music? Come out to Zabrocki Plaza this summer for the Music in the Plaza series from 7 to 10 p.m. select Saturdays through Sept. 21. Listen to a variety of live musical acts such as Five Guys Named Moe (June 15), Mason Rivers (June 29), Tynan (July 13), the Boy Band Night (July 27), HiFi Superstar (Aug. 10), Rockstar Rodeo (Aug. 24), Identity Crisis (Sept. 14) and American English (Sept. 21).

And if that wasn’t enough, there’s still the annual Downtown Tinley Block Party to look forward to! The annual event takes place from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 21 along Oak Park Avenue from 171st to Hickory streets and features food and free family fun such as a bean bag tournament, rides and inflatables, KidZone activities, and live music on two stages and more!

For more information on these and other events, please visit TinleyPark.org/SpecialEvents.