Local Festivals & Events

Upcoming Events and Festivals

New Lenox Arts & Entertainment

New Lenox's convenient suburban location attracts many to the area for dining and entertainment. In 2005 the Village opened the Commons anchored by the Performing Arts Pavilion. The Commons became the new home to the Village’s annual 4th of July celebration and quickly developed into a focal point for festivals, Chamber events, and stage performances. The Village organizes a Summer Performing Arts Program including a series of free concerts and family movie nights.

Village of New Leonx: Triple Play Concert Series
Each year the Village hosts the Triple Play Concert Series featuring national recording artists performing on three different dates each summer.  For 2017, a fourth concert was added to the series, making it the Triple Play +1.  The series features Richard Marx (with The Tubes), BoDeans (with The Smithereens), Collective Soul (with Gin Blossoms), and Barenaked Ladies (with Living Colour). 

Saturday, June 17, 2017:  Richard Marx with The Tubes

Saturday, July 22, 2017:  BoDeans with The Smithereens

Saturday, August 5, 2017:  Collective Soul with Gin Blossoms

Saturday, September 2, 2017:  Barenaked Ladies with Living Colour



Free bus shuttle from the Metra Lot on Route 30 to and from the event will be provided. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on.

ALL ITEMS BROUGHT INTO THE PARK ARE SUBJECT TO SEARCH - No coolers, food or outside beverages will be allowed in the park. Ten local restaurants will provide a variety of food items for purchase. Beverages, including beer, wine, wine coolers, water and pop will be available for purchase as well. No alcohol is allowed to leave Commons Park after the concerts.

No pets allowed - Assistance Animals are permitted. There is no re-admittance to the park once you have entered. There are no refunds and resale of tickets is not permitted.

Contact the Village Hall at (815) 462-6438 with any questions regarding the Triple Play Concert Series.

New Lenox Triple Play:

Saturday, June 17, 2017 RICHARD MARX
Saturday, July 22, 2017 BoDeans
Saturday, August 5, 2017 Collective Soul

Triple Play Opening Acts:

Saturday, June 17, 2017 The Tubes
Saturday, July 22, 2017 The Smithereens
Saturday, August 5, 2017 Gin Blossoms

Wednesday Night Movies in the Commons:

Each summer the Village of New Lenox invites area families to join them in Village Commons on Wednesdays for movie night!

Summer 2017 Movie Schedule: 

June 7, Moana

June 14, Sing!

June 21, The Secret Life of Pets   Featuring a visit from Cache Creek Animal Rescue!

June 28, The Neverending Story

July 5, The Angry Birds Movie

July 12, The Jungle Book (2016)   Featuring special crafts & games for kids!

July 1, Star Wars: Rogue One (PG-13)

July 26, Finding Dory

August 2, The LEGO Batman Movie

August 9, Zootopia   Featuring a performance by New Lenox Community Band and an instrument "petting zoo"

August 16, The Little Mermaid

More Arts & Entertainment:

Lincoln-Way High Schools’ state-of-the-art performing arts centers provide yet another opportunity for the community to enjoy the arts in their own back yard.  Featuring a full schedule including the Spotlight Series, Senior Series and Children's Series, there promises to be something for everyone.  The acclaimed Curtain Call Community Theatre features many local performers and hosts two productions annually at Lincoln-Way.

The Rialto Square Theatre located just six miles to the west inJoliet, is a true gem in the Southwest Suburbs. Performing arts lovers will find anything and everything at theRialto, from ballet to bridal expos, comedy to cooking classes, travel cinema to tap dance and everything in-between.

For those who enjoy the outdoors, New Lenox features Sanctuary Golf Course. Sanctuary has been rated by the Golf Chicago magazine as a "Best Buy" and is considered by many to be the best golfing value in the Chicagoland area.   Old Plank Road Trail is a 21-mile asphalt hiking and biking nature trail that travels through the heart of New Lenox with an access point at the Village Hall in the Commons. 

Moviegoers can visit newly renovated AMC Theater in New Lenox for a selection of the most current box office releases. 

Festivals and various other events play an important role in family culture and entertainment. The Park District plays host to the Village’s annual Proud American Days festival the last weekend in July.   The Chamber’s Halloween Fest features frightful fun for hundreds of area families the Saturday before Halloween. 

Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet with Indy Car, NASCAR and Chicagoland ARCA series races brings thousands of tourists to the region each season.  New Lenox dining and retail establishments provide an array of specials and promotions to welcome fans.

Also in nearby Joliet, the Slammers play minor league baseball at the state-of-the-art Silver Cross Field, providing clean, family entertainment in a safe environment.  

Upcoming Events

The New Lenox Chamber and surrounding community hosts a variety of events. Look here for upcoming events or check the calendar ahead for more!