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Special Events

Movies in the Park

Movies in the Park

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.


Saturday, June 16 • Bulger Park, Melrose Park

Featuring: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG 13)
Running time: 157 min, Rain Date: Wednesday, June 20

Thursday, June 28 • Gouin Park, Franklin Park

Featuring: ET (PG)
Running time: 114 min, Rain Date: Thursday, July 5

Friday, July 13 • Grant Park, Northlake

Featuring: Justice League (PG 13)
Running time: 121 min, Rain Date: Monday, July 16

Thursday, August 9 • Bulger Park, Melrose Park

Featuring: Coco (PG) In Spanish
Running time: 109 min, Rain Date: Sunday, August 12

Friday, August 24 • Trumbull Park, River Grove

Featuring: A Wrinkle in Time (PG)
Running time: 138 min, Rain Date: Friday, August 31

Music in the Park

Music in the Park


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

Wednesday, June 20 • Bataan Park


Celebrate the summer season and get the party started with one of the best R&B dance bands in Chicago. R-gang performs all the great tunes from Motown, rhythm and blues, funk and soul.


Wednesday, August 22 • Bulger Park

Guitarra Azul

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.

DJ & Patio Bar opens at 6 PM • Band Starts at 7:30 PM

Food Trucks • Wine • Beer

Music & Movie Night

Music & Movie Night


Wednesday, July 25 • Bataan Park

Swing into a midweek break! Listen to the smooth sounds of "Swing Forward" while you eat delicious foods from various food trucks AND sip on a cold beer or glass of wine, as a prelude to the fantastic American classic film "Some Like it Hot".

Band starts at 6:30 PM / Movie starts at dusk

Food Trucks • Wine • Beer