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This Weekend: Palos Hills Friendship Fest and More

Festivals, performing arts, green and charitable events this weekend, July 7 - 10, in Orland, Palos, Tinley, and Oak Forest.

10 quintillion insects can't be wrong. Out of the house is the place to bee. So put on your bug spray, put down the fly swatter - it's time see what the buzz is about.

This weekend, grab your comfy sandals and spend some time at the Palos Hills Friendship Fest, listen to some blues and recycle.

Fairs and Festivals


July 7 - 10 | 10900 S 88th Ave Palos Hills, IL 60465
Prepare for a weekend of music, food, the carnival, pony rides and more. Parking and the fest is free. Carnival admission .

Thursday - July 7
6pm – 10pm

  • Food Vendors and Carnival (All Day)
  • Infinity (7pm)
  • Bingo (7pm - 10pm)

Friday - July 8
6pm – Midnight

Saturday - July 9
Noon - Midnight

Sunday - July 10
1pm – 10pm

Performing Arts

July 7, 6:30pm–7:30pm | Victorian Village Retirement Living
Enjoy an evening of Broadway classics. This free outdoor concert is on the grounds of the Victorian Village. Refreshments will be provided. Bring a lawn chair. To RSVP or for more information, contact Samantha Vander Vliet or Kathy Coyle at 708-301-0800 or vv@provlife.com.


July 8, 9:00pm–1:00am |
Hear classic and contemporary blues with "triple threat" (voice, harmonica, and guitar) Nigel Mack and the Blues Attack. Featuring JR Wydra on guitar & vocals, Vic Jackson on bass and Andrew ‘Blaze’ Thomas on drums. No cover charge.


July 10, 1pm–2:30pm |
Get wrapped up in King Arthur tales with Megan Wells. Come hear medieval tales told by a nationally award-winning storyteller and actress. Register in person, online or call 708.532.0160 x3.

Going Green


July 9, 8am – Noon |
Bring up to five banker boxes of paper to the Orland Township to be securely shredded and recycled by Cintas Document Management. Take advantage of this free opportunity to dispose of medical records, audit reports, contracts, bank statements, personal records and other paper files. This event is not intended for business.


July 9, 8am - Noon |
Take part of Orland Township's "Sustainable Saturday" by donating unwanted electronics to be recycled. Acceptable items include televisions, monitors, computers, copiers, printers, fax machines, VCRs, keyboards, DVD players, microwaves, stereos, phones, speakers, cables, lights, computer parts, game counsels and handheld electronic devices. This is a free event.

Charitable Events


July (Monday - Saturday), 9am – 3pm |
Help children in crisis go back to school this fall. Bring backpacks, spiral notebooks (wide), notebook paper (wide), 2 pocket folders, pens (all colors), #2 pencils, 24 count crayons, colored pencils, washable markers, glue sticks, scissors, rulers and erasers to  from now until the end of July. Monetary donations can also be made on its website . Call Tina K or Kerry Nolan at 708-633-5040 and or email tkessens@togetherwecope.org for further information.


July 9, 10am – 4pm | Life Storage
The Life Storage in Mokena is accepting non-perishable food items for the Rich Township Pantry . Anyone donating on July 9 will be eligible for a free car wash by Matteson Life Storage. Refreshments and a DJ will be provided. Cash donations are accepted.

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