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Special Events

Music in the Park

Music in the Park

Music in the Park

Take a midweek break and join us for a night of great live music and dancing, food and cool beer or glass of wine.

Wednesday, June 12 — The Sting Rays
Bulger Park, 1601 Hirsch Street, Melrose Park

Celebrate the summer season and get the party started with one of the best dance bands in Chicago.

Wednesday, August 14 — The Mike Walters Sextet
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park, 1800 Riverwoods Dr., Melrose Park

Mike Walters Sextet uses its extensive repertoire to entertain with musicians that are the best in the Midwest. Let the August night keep you warm as you listen to the cool, smooth jazz sounds of these great artists!

Wednesday, August 21 — Guitarra Azul
Bulger Park, 1601 Hirsch Street, Melrose Park

Wind down and enjoy one of the final warm weather evenings of summer. Listen to the exciting mix of Rumba, Flamenco, Latin Jazz and the World Sounds of Guitarra Azul.

Food • Wine • Beer

Free Movies in the Park

Free Movies in the Park

Summer Kickoff

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and sit under the stars to enjoy movie night. No registration is necessary; open to residents of Veterans Park District and non-residents.
Concessions are available to purchase at Bulger Park and Gouin Park.
You are welcome to bring your own snacks to any of the movies.
Please remember alcohol and dogs are not allowed on park properties.

Movies start at dusk.

Wednesday, May 29 • Trumbull Park, River Grove: Ant Man & The Wasp

Sunday, June 9 • Bulger Park, Melrose Park: Bumblebee (in Spanish)

Wednesday, June 19 • Grant Park, Northlake: Space Jam

Wednesday, July 10 • Bataan Park, Melrose Park: Music & Movie Night, Elvis Presley Film: Blue Hawaii and Elvis Impersonator

Sunday, July 14 • Gouin Park, Franklin Park: Finding Nemo

Thursday, August 22 • Bulger Park, Melrose Park: How to Train Your Dragon 3


VPD Annual BackTo School Event

VPD Annual BackTo School Event

Summer Kickoff

Friday, August 16 • 5-7:30 PM

George A. Leoni Complex Indoor Turf

800 N. 17th Ave., Melrose Park Friday

Register On-Site for the following programs:

• Preschool
$50 registration fee and 1st month's tuition required

• After School Care
$25 registration fee and 1st month's tuition required

• Fall Youth Programs
Fees apply, see program guide