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French Picnic Under the Stars

Saturday, August 10

6pm to 11pm (Park will close to general public at 5pm)

Parade Field

Special Event Admission: $15 per car
Member pricing: $12 per car
For general information about this event, please call 630.260.8162.

This event comes on the eve of the park’s signature event, French Connection Day. Enjoy a French-theme picnic (available for pre-purchase), live music performed by a four-piece ensemble from the Chicago Sinfonietta, and stargazing. The park’s 23-foot Eiffel Tower will be illuminated, adding a touch of Paris to the festivities.  From 6:30-8:30pm, silhouette artist Cassidy Alexander will create a memory for you to take home as well!

As darkness falls, view the stars and planets through your own telescope or one provided by the Naperville Astronomical Association (NAA), Northwest Suburban Astronomers, and the Chicago Astronomical Society (CAS). If the sky is clear, this will be an ideal night to witness the beautiful night sky.

French-themed picnic under the stars will feature chef-inspired artisanal meats, cheeses, and flatbreads. Take your experience further by enjoying wine pairings from Gerard Bertrand, chosen to enhance your meal and be the perfect complement to a night under the stars. All picnic baskets include tablecloth, plates, utensils and wine glasses (for baskets with wine) and serves two people.

$35 without wine
$55 with wine (choose Rosé or Red)

Pre-Order Baskets