Learn more about the Chicago Park District's more than 7300 acres of parkland, 552 parks, 33 beaches, nine museums, two world-class conservatories, 16 historic lagoons, 10 bird and wildlife gardens, thousands of special events, sports and entertaining programs.
Kick off the holiday season with community comradery and even some long-standing decorating competition! Join us and help decorate Wicker Park’s historic Gurgoyle Fountain. We will begin by cutting up 30 trees to make greens for the urns, collect ornamental grasses and dried flowers from the park’s 10,000 sq. feet of gardens, then decorate the 12 urns and install lights and garland on the fountain.
Saturday, October 25 from 10am – 2pm Wicker Park, 1425 N Damen Ave No Admission Charge
Boo-Palooza 2014 will feature nearly 60 organizations working together to present a memorable event for all ages in Wicker Park. Some of the numerous activities include costume parades with prizes for children, families, adults and dogs, games for all ages and dogs, exciting performances, a pumpkin patch and pumpkin decorating, dancing, a maze, midway of games, hooping, old fashioned activities like find the needle in the straw stack and Bobbing for Apples, Ghost Bingo, activity tables presented by community organizations and businesses from all over Chicagoland and more. The event is designed and presented by Wicker Park Advisory Council, Wicker Park Garden Club, Mosaic Church, Urban Encounter, 250 volunteers, and 58 organizations working in collaboration with the Chicago Park District.
Saturday, June 28 from 10am – 3:30pm Inside the Field House
Learnapalooza combines educational and hands on experience in numerous disciplines all in one day. It is the perfect event to realize the WPAC goal of expanded educational opportunities for our park’s patrons.In 2012 and 2013 Learnapalooza was held in Wicker Park Field House and in many other venues in the Wicker Park Bucktown neighborhood. It was a great success each year.
Last Fridays, June - September at 6pm Softball Field Near Schiller
Wicker Mic is an outdoor open mic located in the heart one of Chicago's leading artistic communities -- Wicker Park. We create a platform for local artists to display their talents, and provide the community with quality outdoor entertainment on beautiful summer evenings in the park.
Signups from 5:45pm on day of event
5 minutes slots (2 songs, 3 poems, or 5 minutes of stand-up)
James Earl Jones is an American actor who in a career of more than 60 years has become known as "one of America's most distinguished and versatile" actors and "one of the greatest actors in American history." Since his Broadway debut in 1957, Jones has won many awards, including a Tony Award and Golden Globe Award for his role in The Great White Hope. Jones has won three Emmy Awards, including two in the same year in 1991, and he also earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role in the film version of The Great White Hope.