25 Things To Do This Summer In Rosemont
By MIRIAM FINDER ANNENBERG
Journal & Topics Reporter
If you’re looking for something to do this spring and summer in Rosemont, we’ve got you covered. There’s plenty to do all summer long, including:
1) Rockin’ In the Park—The free concert series showcases musical acts on Thursday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Parkway Bank Park from June 7 through August 30.
2) Celebrate July 4 at Parkway Bank—A concert, celebration, and fireworks are planned for July 3.
3) Check out Rosemont’s newest team, the Chicago Dogs—The new team, a member of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball, begins its inaugural season in Rosemont this summer at Impact Field.
4) Country In the Park—Every Tuesday night from June 12 through August 14, Joe’s Live and Bub City present free concerts.
5) Cornhole/Open Bags—Monday nights are for cornhole at Parkway Bank Park during the summer in Rosemont. Each Monday, bags games are available on a first-come, first-served basis from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
6) Escape the heat at the Museum of Hummels—Rosemont hosts the world’s largest display of M.I. Hummel Figurines. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
7) Zumba In the Park—Instructors from the Rosemont Health and Fitness team lead Zumba classes Monday nights from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. until August 20 at Parkway Bank Park.
8) Play a game of pickup basketball—The Margaret J. Lange Park basketball court is open to the public for pickup games or shooting fun. The court does not take reservations.
9) Start a new class—Classes like yoga and ceramics have August start dates for those looking to learn a new skill through the Rosemont Park District.
10) Yoga In the Park—Rosemont residents can find their center during free Yoga in the Park from June 24 through August 26. Teachers from CorePower Yoga lead the Sunday morning classes, which begin at 10 a.m.
11) Catch a game of returning favorites, the Chicago Bandits—Now in its second season under Rosemont ownership, the Chicago Bandits National Pro Fastpitch softball team brings the excitement to the Ballpark.
12) Visit the Splash Pad at Margaret J. Lange Park—The Splash Pad brings cool relief to families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Those 16 years and older must be accompanied by a child of younger than 6 years old.
13) Barre Code In the Park—On Wednesdays at 6 p.m., The Barre Code instructors lead Rosemont residents through an hour-long class in cardio and strength. Classes change week to week, from cardio kickboxing to cardio dance to full body strength training.
14) Friday Night Concerts—Parkway Bank Park is the place to be for free music over the summer. On Fridays, the park offers free concerts on June 22, July 27, and August 31.
15) Escape the heat and catch a movie at the AMC—Eighteen screens in the heart of Rosemont’s entertainment district gives Rosemont families the opportunity to be entertained indoors on particularly hot days.
16) See a comedy show at Zanies—Zanies Comedy Club serves up laughs, drinks, and snacks for those looking for some indoor fun.
17) Try out indoor skydiving at iFLY—When the humidity gets to be too much, Rosemont residents can be boosted into the sky with a blast of air at iFLY indoor skydiving.
18) Walk through the Big Ten Experience—The Big Ten Experience offers a free, interactive museum, open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
19) Play a game of bocce—Visit the bocce ball court at Margaret J. Lange Park. Residents can grab the bocce set at the park’s front desk.
20) Barry Street Recreation Center Community Picnic—Join the community at Barry Street Recreation Center for a picnic featuring music, food, face paint, and more on August 18.
21) Go for a swim at the Donald E. Stephens Athletic Complex—Residents can visit the Donald E. Stephens Athletic Complex pool throughout the summer. Hours change, so check the Park District website before you go.
22) Try a Kickboxing Class—Barry Street Recreation Center offers kickboxing and boot camp classes year round at 7:30 p.m. Residents are able to drop in for a class at $2 each.
23) Wizard World Chicago Comic Con—Join wizard and comic con lovers from across the regional at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center August 23 through August 27.
24) Have a Picnic at Dunne Park—Bring a picnic and enjoy the scenery at Dunne Park.
25) Check out Public Art—Murals adorn the walls of the Barry Street Recreation Center, the parking garage at Parkway Bank Park, and more, as part of the Rosemont Mural Initiative.