Night Out in the Parks

Presented by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Night Out in the Parks provides world-class performances in Chicago’s neighborhood parks throughout the summer. With hundreds of Movies in the Parks, live concerts, festivals and theatrical shows, there’s something for everyone. 
Arts programming in neighborhoods across the city advances the goals of the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Cultural Plan. In its second year, the 2014 Night Out in the Parks series will bring 1,000 events and programs to more than 250 neighborhood parks throughout the city, making community parks safe havens and hubs of activity.  The Chicago Park District has partnered with more than 50 arts and community organizations to expand and produce this successful initiative.  See a list of our partners below.

You don’t have to come downtown for great cultural programming this summer.  Enjoy one of these events in your local park or check out a park in another neighborhood to find the event that suits you.  See you in the parks this summer!

Our Partners:

About Face Theater Chicago City-Wide Symphony Orchestra Chicago Danztheatre 
Chicago Moving Company  Chicago Park District Arts Partners in Residence Chicago Shakespeare Theatre
Chicago West Community Music Center Collaboraction Theatre Crossing Borders Music Collective
Culture Coach/Elastic Arts Dance in the Park (501c3) Dept. of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
EleVarte Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theater Eye On India
Free Street Theater Friends of Gamelan Global Resources I.D.
Grant Park Music Festival
Green City Market - Big Table Dinners
Intonation Workshop Ivelisse Diaz Jamiah on Fire
Kalapriya KCR Ensemble Ladies of Virtue
Lyon Liefer Matter of Reaction Movement Project Midnight Circus
Mixed Company Band NAJWA Dance Corps Natya Dance Theater
R.A.G.E. - Residents Assoc. of Greater Englewood Red Clay Dance Company and Ayodele Drum & Dance Redmoon Theater
Saraswathi Ranganathan & Carlo Basile School of Rock Six Hours Short
Stage Left Theatre Strawdog Theatre Company Taylor Moore & Friends
The Cirques Experience Wheel Jam The Hypocrites  The Neo-Futurists
Theater Oobleck Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre Urban Gateways
UrbanTheater Voice of the City