Happenings in Oak Brook, IL

Only In Oak Brook will you find everything from a romantic getaway, to a world-class shopping safari, to an endless array of dining, entertainment, and family-friendly fun. So, be sure to take advantage of these events and discover all that Oak Brook has to offer.

This Summer - Steel Magnolias

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July 2nd - August 23rd

Drury Lane
100 Drury Lane
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

In a beauty parlor in northwestern Louisiana, life is anything but boring. Steel Magnolias follows six women over the course of three years as they face life’s challenges together and find comfort in one another. Embracing both laughter and tears, this story celebrates the power of female friendship. The play received one Drama Desk Award nomination, and the popular film adaptation was nominated for an Academy Award and two Golden Globes.

Roars & Pours

4PM - 8PM

Saturday, September 26th

Brookfield Zoo
8400 W 31st St
Brookfield, IL 60513

Enjoy spring at Brookfield Zoo and join us for Roars & Pours!  Come early to see the flowers in bloom, visit with the animals, and then stop by the Pavilions to sample your favorite wines and spirits. Whether you are a connoisseur or novice, this 21-and-over-only event gives guests the chance to sample more than 40 wines and spirits from around the world.

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General Admission ($65 for non-members, $55 for members): Includes free parking and all-day admission to the zoo on Sept 26 (from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.), as well as samples of more than 40 wines and spirits and a commemorative tasting glass.

Designated Driver ($45 for non-members, $35 for members): Includes free parking and all-day admission to the zoo on Sept 26 (from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.). as well as unlimited soft drinks during event. 

Pink 5K Run/Walk


Saturday, October 3rd

Oak Brook Park District
1450 Forest Gate Road
Oak BrookIL 60523

Help fight breast cancer in stride at the Oak Brook Park District’s annual Pink 5KRun/Walk. 

Runners and walkers will enjoy this scenic race as it travels through the roadways, fields, and walking paths of the Oak Brook Park District’s Central Park. The race starts and ends by the Tennis Center.

This year’s event, sponsored by Evergreen Bank Group and Amita Health, will benefit Open Arms-Hinsdale Hospital Foundation’s Breast Cancer Outreach Fund. The foundation will utilize the donation it receives from The Pink 5K for their 40-40-40 program in October, which will provide 40 free mammograms for 40 women over 40 years of age.



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