Summertime certainly a busy time in Hinsdale

Whether you celebrate meteorological summer, which began June 1, or wait for the June 21 solstice for the official kick-off, the fun that marks the season in Hinsdale has begun.

The Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce held its first event of the season with the 50th annual Fine Arts Festival last weekend in Burlington Park, featuring works by 85 participating artists.

Then, on Monday, the first chamber-sponsored Farmers Market took place on Chicago Avenue along Burlington Park. The market, featuring the produce of Midwest farmers and specialty items, runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Monday through Oct. 9.

A week from today, the 2023 Uniquely Thursdays concert series (another chamber event!) begins in Burlington Park with a performance by the band Semple. Concerts will continue from 6 to 9 Thursday nights through Aug. 17.

On the day of the final concert, the village will mark its 150th anniversary with a special light show projected onto the Memorial Building.

Prior to that, residents can learn more about the village’s history with the “Hinsdale in Lights — Celebrating 150 Years” exhibit at Immanuel Hall. Visit for details.

The milestone anniversary will inspire a spectacular Independence Day parade through town July 4. Watch for special entries marching on the route — and cheer for The Hinsdalean as we pass by your spot! The parade will be followed, as always, by a craft fair and festival at Burlington Park.

The Hinsdale Parks and Recreation Department invites residents to watch movies in the park three Friday nights this summer, starting with “Encanto” June 16 at Robbins Park. “The Santa Clause” will be shown July 21 as part of the Hinsdale Community Pool’s Christmas in July event. And “Despicable Me” marks back to school night Aug. 11 at Robbins Park.

Speaking of the pool, it will host a series of special events starting July 4 and continuing through Sept. 9 with the Dogs Days of Summer canine party. Learn more about these events at

The village and the Hinsdale Public Library are sponsoring three Lunch on the Lawn events again this summer. June B! and the Jelly Beans will entertain guests from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. June 14 at Burlington Park (or the library’s lower level in the event of rain). Miss Jamie’s Farm comes to town July 19, with Gary Kantor performing magic Aug. 2.

The library has plenty on its calendar, too. The summer reading kickoff party took place earlier this week, inviting readers of all ages to keep track of the time they spend reading through July 31 to earn prizes.

The library is hosting several programs this summer for adults, teens and kids on topics ranging from cooking and crocheting to car maintenance for teens to crafts. Residents can even learn more about the special Andy Warhol exhibit at the College of DuPage (see Page 17) when assistant curator Julia Walker presents a talk from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 13. How to Print Like Warhol will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 17. Register for these and other library programs at

As summer progresses, the chamber will sponsor the annual downtown sidewalk sale is set for Friday and Saturday, July 21-22.

The Hinsdale and Oak Brook police departments will celebrate National Night Out from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Central Park West in Oak Brook. The event features balloon artists and face painters, a bounce house and more.

And if all that isn’t enough, the Hinsdale Parks and Recreation Department and The Community House are offering summer camps — staring this week — to meet the interest of just about any preschooler, kid or teen who complains of having nothing to do this summer.

Keep reading the paper for stories and listings on these events and more. Happy summer, Hinsdaleans.