Events and Things To Do

Uncorked at the Oak Park Conservatory
Fourth Fridays, June – September
June 23, July 28, August 25, September 22, 2017 from
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Purchase Uncorked tickets in advance online at or at the Oak Park Conservatory (credit card only, we do not accept cash).   Go to Join FOPCON to become a member and enjoy a discount if you purchase in advance.

Enjoy Summer at the Conservatory with music, wine and craft beer and appetizers on the fourth Fridays. Our vendors are local. We also feature an artisan offering their wares and we provide showcase tours. Admission includes two drink tickets and one food token.   Must be 21 or over. Uncorked is always a big hit!

New for 2017: Buy tickets in advance and save! $18 at the door/$16 in advance. $14 in advance for FOPCON members (one per individual member; two per family member; four per premier member).

Where to go for help purchasing tickets for Uncorked
Conservatory Receptionist (708) 725-2400, press 1
Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 4pm

Park District Customer Service Staff (708) 725-2000
Monday – Friday 8:30 am-7 pm, Saturday & Sunday 8:30 am-5 pm

Garden Walk – 24th Annual!
Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The 24th Annual Oak Park River Forest Garden Walk showcases nine unique gardens and one neighborhood-created space.  Get ideas for your garden as you stroll through private gardens on the annual Garden Walk. This is a self-guided tour through a number of gardens in Oak Park and River Forest. Venture through multiple design styles and see a wide variety of plants. “Plein Air” artists will be painting in some gardens and a sculptor will be at Cheney Mansion.

Tickets go on sale June 1: $15 in advance and $20 on event day. $13 in advance for FOPCON members (one per individual member; two per family member; four per premier member). You can purchase tickets on line at, at the reception desk at the Oak Park Conservatory or at selected merchants.

 2017 Member Lecture Series: Cultivating Joy

FREE for FOPCON members;
$10 for non-members.

Go to Join FOPCON on our website to become a member.
Light refreshments will be served, and a special Conservatory Tour will be available before the lecture at 6:30 pm.

Thursday, August 17, 7 to 8 p.m.
Joy of Harvesting
Lecturer: Regan Cronin

Pre-register for the lectures at or in person at the Oak Park Conservatory (in advance or at the door) or Ridgeland Common using the form in the Park District paper catalog.

All lectures held at the Oak Park Conservatory.

Herbert M. Rubinstein Garden 

Stop by to view the Rubinstein Garden. The photo shows our plant wall which is filled with green and flowering plants. In the garden, you will find small Hosta and beautiful chartreuse Hakonechloa grass which will spread to make lovely mats. Other plants include oakleaf Hydrangeas (Hydrangea quercifolia), Epimedium and large grasses. We are proud of this lovely garden!

Look at the Wonderful FOPCON Video

The Parks Foundation produced an excellent video about FOPCON.  It is on their website as well as ours.  Take a look here:

Bravo to the Parks Foundation!