Night Out in the Parks

Presented by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Night Out in the Parks brings more than 2,000 cultural events to parks in Chicago's 77 neighborhoods throughout the year.  Chicagoans and visitors alike, enjoy the breadth of world-class events in every one of the city's 77 community areas.  Arts programming in neighborhoods across the city advances the goals of the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Cultural Plan.

In its sixth year, the 2018 Night Out in the Parks series brings more than 1,200 events to neighborhood parks this summer, making community parks safe havens and hubs of cultural activity.  
From traditional performances and concerts, to community workshops, nature-based programs, dance performances, festivals, and more, there is something for everyone happening in the parks!  To make this happen, the Chicago Park District has partnered with the following local arts and community organizations.


2018 Partners:

  • Mercedes Inez Martinez
  • Epic Steel
  • Bryan Johnson
  • South Suburban Festivals llc
  • Toca Live