Lincolnwood turns up the heat on holidays

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Original: Lincolnwood 8/5/07 Shirley King entertains the crowd during Sunday's concert at Proesel Park. Jeff Krage/For Pioneer Press Published: BLUES LEGACY Shirley King entertains the crowd during Sunday’s concert at Proesel Park in Lincolnwood. King is the daughter of famed blues musician B.B. King. — Jeff Krage/For Pioneer Press

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May 27

Memorial Day Parade and Festivities
Cicero at Pratt
10:20 A.M.

What it is: The parade steps off at the intersection of Cicero and Pratt avenues at approximately 10:20 a.m. The route travels east on Pratt Avenue, turning right on Keeler with a finish at Madeline’s Garden in Proesel Park where a ceremony will take place beginning at approximately 11 a.m.

What else you need to know: All Memorial Day activities are free of charge. For more information, contact Melissa Rimdzius at or (847) 745-4728.

June 12 – Aug. 14

Summer Concerts
Next to Proesel Park Family
Aquatic Center
7055 Kostner Ave.
6 P.M.

What it is: On Thursday evenings, June 12 through August 14, the Lincolnwood Summer Concert Series offers a variety of free musical entertainment and fun family activities. Highlights of the series include high energy dance music from Out of Control on June 19 and Chicago’s premier a capella quartet, Ac•Rock on Aug. 7.

What else you need to know: Free bingo and fun activities for kids begin at 6 p.m. and the concerts follow at 7 p.m. Proesel Park features an open green space with a grove of trees that shade the entire lawn in front of the music tent during the evening. Picnic tables are available. Lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets are encouraged for attendees to enjoy a meal and non-alcoholic refreshments. Food and drinks are also available for purchase at the concession stand. For a complete line-up of bands and activities, check out or call (847) 677-9740.

July 4

Independence Day Concert
Proesel Park Shelter
6915 Kostner Ave.
10:30 A.M.

What it is: The Lincolnwood Human Relations Commission’s annual Independence Day Concert will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

What else you need to know: Proesel Park Shelter is located at the intersection of Kostner and Morse Avenues. Free refreshments will be served. Visit