Fishing Derby, Business Conclave and More Slated for This Week in McKinley Park

Published September 17, 2018

Hard-fighting game fish are coming to McKinley Park's lagoon for the Fishing Derby, 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 22. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources will stock the lagoon for the contest, which is open to kids 7 to 13 years of age, and includes prizes from local retailers. Be sure to bring your rod and tackle, and register in advance by calling (773) 869-9050.

The McKinley Park Development Council has a busy week ahead, with the McKinley Park Neighborhood Plan Business Focus Group meeting the morning of Wednesday, September 19, at the 36Squared Business Incubator to provide feedback to the neighborhood plan with help from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP). On Wednesday evening at the McKinley Park field house, the McKinley Park Development Council Meeting features architectural preservationist Erica Ruggiero discussing the Central Manufacturing District. 

The Farmers Market Concert: Mariachi Tradición Juvenil presents kids and instructors performing a mariachi concert at noon on Sunday, September 23, in McKinley Park. The concert takes place right next to the McKinley Park Farmers Market, which offers market fresh food and goods from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday through October.

Marz Community Brewing Co. presents its spin on Octoberfest on Friday evening, September 21, with Chugtoberfest, featuring their Chug Life beer in one-liter mugs. Later on Friday, One City Tap hosts its weekly Karaoke Night featuring DJ Angel.

Local middle school Evergreen Academy holds its Evergreen Local School Council Meeting on Tuesday morning, September 18. Local School Councils help provide parent and community oversight over school funds and performance.

These are just some of the great neighborhood events happening in McKinley Park this week. Check the full calendar, featured events, showcase events and events dashboard for more.

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