The Village has begun accepting applications for special event permits, with June 10 the first date when an event can be held. Applicants for a 2021 special event permit will be required to submit a written COVID-19 mitigation plan that must be approved before a permit will be issued. The number and size of events will be limited and events may be canceled should public health data indicate a public risk, officials say. For more information on holding a special event on public property in Oak Park, visit www.oak-park.us/specialevents or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Village-sponsored events under review…A Day in Our Village, the annual celebration of diversity, will not be held on the first Sunday in June this year as public health officials weigh the continued impact of COVID-19. Plans for the July 4th parade are under review. Residents are urged to monitor the Village website www.oak-park.us, follow the Village on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vopnews and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vopnews, and sign up for email alerts at www.oak-park.us/enews for updates on Village-sponsored events.