Palos Heights events

Throughout the year, Palos Heights is home to a number of different events - some small, and others large. Below are a list of the major events that take place on a yearly basis in town. Simply click on an event link for more information.



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Concert in the Park

Concert in the Park will feature TROPIXPLOSION on Thursday, August 10 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Gazebo in Memorial Park. This is a Caribbean show band featuring steel drums and high-energy fun. Pack up the cooler and lawn chairs or blanket and enjoy a great night with friends and neighbors! more »

Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra

The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra String Quartet will perform at the Palos Heights Farmers Market on Wednesday, August 9 from 9:45 a.m. to 11:25 a.m. (rain date Aug. 16). They will plays an ensemble of classical favorites as a tribute to National Farmers Market Week. more »

Walk Against Domestic Violence

Date: 08/05/2017 08:00 AM

The Crisis Center for South Suburbia will hold its 9th Annual Walk Against Domestic Violence on Saturday, August 5 (rain or shine) at Lake Katherine NCBG, 7402 Lake Katherine Drive. Check-in starts at 8:00 a.m., walk starts at 8:30 a.m. for details, please see attached flyer. more »

Harvest in the Heights

The Palos Heights Woman's Club is hosting a fundraising event on Saturday, September 23. The event starts with the Ribbon Cutting and Dedication of the newly renovated Meyers Park at 4 p.m. followed by a social hour, dinner and dancing at the Palos Heights Recreation Center. See attched for details. more »

4th of July Events

Independence Day Celebration, Monday, July 3, 4:30 to 11:30 p.m. at Memorial Park Fireworks on July 3 at dusk (9:15ish) from Lake Katherine 4th of July Parade, Tuesday, July 4 at 12 Noon, starts at 126th & Harlem and heads north to Rt. 83 more »

SD 128 Car Wash

SD 128 School Band is sponsoring a Car Wash on July 1 from 9 am to 2 pm at Independence Jr. High, 6610 W. Highland Drive. All proceeds will benefit the band program. See attached for details more »

Concert in the Park

This year's 1st Concert in the Park is on Wednesday, June 15 at the Gazebo in Memorial Park (College Dr. & Rt. 83). The free concert starts at 7 p.m. and features the Neverly Brothers. Pack up the picnic basket, grab your lawn chairs or blanket and head up to the park for a fun evening of music, dancing and mingling with your more »

Free Movies in the Park

Movies in the Park are held on a 20 ft. screen in Memorial Park at dusk. Popcorn, pop and water are available for purchase (provided by the Kiwanis Club of Palos Heights). A fun evening the entire family can enjoy!. June 22 - Sing! July 27 - Moana August 17 - The Secret Life of Pets more »

Free Concerts in the Park

All concerts are held at the Gazebo in Memorial Park, s/w corner of Rt. 83 and 76th Avenue at 7:00 p.m.. Pack up the picnic basket and/or cooler, bring your lawn chairs or blanket and head up to the Gazebo for a family fun evening with your neighbors and friends. June 15, The Neverly Brothers July 13, Juke Box Band August 10, more »

Independence Day Celebration

The Annual Independence Day Celebration will be held on Monday, July3, 4:30 to 11:30 p.m. at Memorial Park (by City Hall at the s/w corner of Rt. 83 & 76th Ave) Kids attractions, beer tent and food vendors, D.J. and live band. Fireworks at dusk (9:15 p.m.) from Lake Katherine. more »

4th of July Parade

The Annual 4th of July Parade will be held on Tuesday, July 4th kicking off at 12:00 Noon from 126th and Harlem Avenue and head north to College Dr./Rt. 83. Entry form for the parade is attached. more »

Evening with Alice Paul

The League of Womaen Voters present "Am Evening with Alice Paul" at their Annual Dinner Meeting on Tuesday, May 23, 6:30 p.m. at Midlothian Country Club, 5000 W 147th Street. Tickets are $40 per person. See attched flyer for details and ticket information. more »

Elim Eagles 5K Run/Walk/Roll

The Annual Elim Eagles' 5K Run/Walk/Roll will be held on Saturday, May 20 at 9:00 a.m. at Elim's Campus, 13020 S. Central Avenue, Palos Heights. This family fun event offers a kids obstacle course, refreshments, music and raffles. Fore more details, pleae contact Bill Lodewyk at 708-389-0555. more »

Adopt-A-Pot Flower Planting Program

The Palos Heights Beautification Committee's Annual Adopt-A-Pot Flower Planting Day: Saturday, May 20 at 8 a.m. in the Municipal Pool Parking Lot. Volunteers are needed to plant the pots that are placed all around Palos Heights in an effort to "Keep Palos Heights Beautiful". Coffe and donuts are served to all who come more »

COCO Fashion Show & Luncheon

COCO Fashion Show, Elegant Lucheon and Unique Portrayal of Coco's Life by Annette Baldwin is being held on Saturday, May 13, 12 p.m to 3 p.m. at the Palos Heights Recreation Center's Orchard Room. The event is a fundraiser sponsored by the Palos Heights Public Arts Commission. Fashions presented by Mona Lisa and Biologie Boutiques. more »

Annual Holiday Tree Lighting

The Palos Area Chamber of Commerce, CIty of Palos Heights and Palos Heights Fire Protection District presents the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting   Featuring Hot Chocolate, Cookies, Face Painting, Santa, Story Time, and Crafts!   FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25th from 6:30pm - 8:30pm at the Lake Katherine Nature Center For more information, more »

Holidays on Harlem

Join us for the annual Holidays on Harlem! Friday, December 2nd from 5pm - 9pm Saturday, December 3rd from 12pm - 9pm   There's fun for the whole family, featuring: Trolley Rides - 12/2: 6pm - 9pm; 12/3 5pm - 8pm S'mores Station - in front of Diane's Place (12306 S. Harlem Ave) Kris Kringle Market - 12/2: more »

Pumpkin Patch

Join us on Saturday, Oct. 8, 9 am to 2 pm, Independence Jr High, 6610 W Highland. Fall crafts, pumpkin decorating, face painting and concessions. Mums and pumpkins will be available for purchase. All proceeds go to SD128 Band Program. more »

Monarch Butterfly Fest

Date: 09/18/2016 11:00 AM

  Join us on Sunday, September 18th from 11am to 4:30pm for the annual Monarch Butterfly Festival at Lake Katherine. The Monarch Butterfly Festival is a celebration of the Monarch migration down to Mexico, plus all things harvest. It's a family-filled day of activites including our butterfly tent, children's crafts and more »

July 3rd Bash at the Lake

Date: 07/03/2016 09:56 PM

Sunday, July 3, 7pm-10pm Get the best view of Palos Height's Independence Day celebrations by joining the festivities from Lake Katherine's clubhouse balcony. The firework display begins at dusk. Reserve your prime position for $25 per person. Includes beverages and snacks. Visit for more details. more »


Date: 05/31/2016 09:55 PM

Saturday June 11, 9pm Join astronomer Joe Meyer to check out the moon, planets and stars. Free event for all ages and no registration needed. Meet near the entrance bridge. The event will be cancelled in the case of cloudy skies, rain or snow. For more information, please visit for details. more »

Family Fishing Day

Date: 06/04/2016 09:55 PM

Saturday, June 4, 8am-3pm Enjoy family fun fishing the entire shore during our catch and release fundraiser. All day [$25] and half day [$15] available. Fishing sessions will run from 8am to 11am and noon to 3pm. First and second place trophies will be awarded for the largest bass, catfish, muskie, and walleye. For more information, visit more »