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Your Night Out at Home

Like many organizations, the pandemic continues to challenge us to re-imagine and discover new ways of presenting public events safely and responsibly. As we move through 2021, the Park District is committed to presenting an assortment of live events and virtual experiences to bring our programming to audiences wherever they feel most comfortable.

The “Your Night Out At Home” series shines a virtual spotlight on our parks and artist partners, sharing the best of Chicago’s performing arts community from the comfort of your home. “Your Night Out at Home” provides a chance to travel digitally and explore the incredible breadth of talent our city offers. Viewers can find a diverse array of established companies and emerging artists across many disciplines, inviting you to experience something new and keeping you connected to the rhythm of the city. Night Out partners may offer performances, workshops, educational explorations and more – virtually leading us in activities our park patrons have come to love and expect throughout a typical event season.

Tune in throughout the summer as we showcase Chicago’s finest artists here!

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Night Out in the Parks

The summer of 2020 challenged the Chicago Park District, Night Out in the Parks, and local arts partners to present our diverse cultural tapestry in a new way.  In addition to creating the digital “Your Night Out At Home” series, the Park District partnered with WTTW to launch “The Stars In Your Backyard,” a 5 week series presented on Friday afternoons this past summer. The program is a collection of new and archived performances in public parks and spaces that celebrates Chicago’s finest artists and the spirit of public performance.

It gives us great pleasure to re-feature this series here for your enjoyment!


Featuring Las Bompleneras, Midnight Circus in the Parks, A Flor de Piel, and The Rosina Project


Featuring Chicago Philharmonic, Fifth House Ensemble, Xochitl-Quetzal Aztec Dance, and Najwa Dance Corps


Featuring Walkabout Theater, Tsukasa Taiko, Kalapriya Foundation, and The Rosina Project


Featuring Nejla Yatkin, Africaribe, and Angel Bat Dawid


Featuring Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks


Night Out in the Parks Video Archive

For more virtual Night Out in the Parks content, check out these videos from Night Out at Home 2020. 

About Face Theatre

A.J. McClenon

Albany Park Theater Project


Angel Bat Dawid

Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

Ayodele Drum and Dance

The Beat Bank/Brother El

Bellydance by Phaedra

Black Empire Sound System

Campfire Tales

The Chicago Astronomer

Chicago Moving Company

Chicago Parks By Campfire

The Chicago Philharmonic

Chicago West Community Music Center

Chinese American Museum of Chicago


CirquesExperience/Chicago Wheel Jam

Clinard Dance


Culture Saving

Dance in the Parks

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater

Eighth Blackbird

Environmental Encroachment

Free Street Theaeter



      Full Moon Jam

      The Happiness Club

      Intonation Music

      Jabberwocky Marionettes

      The Jazz Institute of Chicago

      Kalapriya Foundation

      Kuumba Lynx

      Little Village Solidarity Network

      Live the Spirit Residency

      The Lucky Trikes

      Lux Cantorum

      Mandala South Asian Performing Arts

      Marimacha Monarca Press

      Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology

      Mobilize Creative Collaboritive

      Move Me Soul Dance Company

      Nejla Yatkin Dance


      PlayMakers Laboratory

      Puerto Rican Arts Alliance

      Red Clay Dance Company

      SGA Youth & Family Services

      School of Rock

      Sofrito Conversations/Jorge Felix

      Son Monarcas

      Surabhi with Juan Dies

      Synapse Arts