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French Picnic Under the Stars

Parade Field
Saturday, August 8
6pm to 11pm (Park will close to general public at 5pm)

Special Event Admission: $15 per car
Member pricing: $12 per car

For general information about this event, please call 630.260.8162.
For information about purchasing picnic baskets, please call 630-260-8189

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 by Mac 180 with music ranging from Soul, Classic Rock, and Motown to Pop and Jazz from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, and stargazing. The park’s 23-foot Eiffel Tower will be illuminated, adding a touch of Paris to the festivities. From 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, 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 local astronomical associations.

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