Events in and around Blue Island

Commemorating Memorial Day Every Day at Blue Island's Memorial Park

Memorial Park in Blue Island was dedicated on May 30, 1922, as a perpetual commemoration of the lives and deeds of veterans of war. On Monday, May 27 at 11:00 a.m., join American Legion Post 50 at Memorial Park for their annual salute to those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.
67th Annual Golf Outing
Held at the Meadows Golf Club in Blue Island, the 67th Annual Blue Island Chamber Golf Outing is a great way to support the Chamber's new Civic Scholarship program, connect with valued clients and employees, and network with fellow business owners and city officials.
When: Wednesday, June 5, 11:00 a.m. shotgun start
Where: The Meadows Golf Club of Blue Island, 2802 123rd St.

Fire Museum 
Shop at Ted's Greenhouse (16930 S 84th Ave in Tinley Park) from May 15 to June 15 and help support the construction of the Blue Island Fire Museum and Education Center. Click here to print the flyer and present it at checkout.  

Reading & recreation
Blue Island Public Library

May 28
5:00 p.m. - Microsoft Word Clinic
6:00 p.m. - Songwriters Circle Weekly Meetup
May 29
12:00 p.m. - I-CASH
3:30 p.m. - Comic Book Workshop
June 1
9:30 a.m. - Learn How To Make A Balloon Arch
2:00 p.m. - Summer Reading Kickoff

Where: 2433 York St.

Blue Island Park District  

Early Bird Pool Passes
Get your Summer 2019 Pool Pass for Memorial Park Pool and save when you take advantage of the Early Bird Pool Pass program. Layaway plans available.
When: Passes on sale now!
Where: Memorial Park, 12804 Highland Ave.

Community Yard Sale
Shop, sell or do both at Blue Island Park District's annual community yard sale. Booths are available for rental but you must visit the park district office in advance to reserve your spot. General parking and admission are free. 
When: Saturday, June 9, 9:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m.
Where: Memorial Park, 12804 S. Highland Ave. Blue Island, IL

June Fests
June 8: Fire Museum Pancake Breakfast and 5th Annual Putts & Pints Tournament
June 15: Drivin' The Dixie (ending in Blue Island with a festival at 2:00 p.m.)
June 28: Fireworks Festival at the Waterfall Park (fest begins at 5:00 p.m. with fireworks at dusk)
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Thursday Night Trivia
Play Whaddayaknow? Trivia every Thursday at Kelly's Saloon On Olde Western. Great prizes for winning teams and drink specials all night. Stop in with some friends and show off that big brain of yours. 
When: Thursdays, 8:00 p.m. 
Where: Kelly's Saloon, 13312 Olde Western Ave.

It's not a workout -- it's a party! Find out what all the Zumba buzz is about. For just $15 a month, you can Zumba away Monday-Friday, and zoom your way to healthier living. 
When: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Salvation Army Crossgenerations Worship & Community Center, 2900 127th St. 

Open Hours at the Albee House
Blue Island Historical Society invites you to Open Hours at the Albee House. Visit and learn learn more about area history, view historic artifacts and photos, and don't forget your merch money - proceeds from your purchase support Blue Island Historical Society's ongoing education and preservation initiatives. 
When: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Where: Blue Island Historical Society, 13018 Maple Ave.

Open Kitchen + TOMTPR
The kitchen will be hopping this Friday and Saturday night at Rock Island Public House with heaping helpings of the Dohertys' delicious rotating Open Kitchen menu. Enjoy craft beer and drinks before shimmying to These Old Men They Play Records monthly vinyl worship sesh. 
When: Friday, May 24, open kitchen at 4:00 p.m., TOMTPR at 7:00 p.m. Open Kitchen returns Saturday, May 25 at 3:00 p.m.
Where: Rock Island Public House, 13328 Olde Western Ave.

Karaoke Fridays
This Friday night in Blue Island, unleash your inner rock star with B*A*Star Karaoke at Cuzin's and remember to bring your appetite. Cuzin's offers a variety of weekly food and drink specials -- follow their Facebook for the latest or stop on by next time you're in B.I.
When: Friday, May 24, 9:00 p.m. 
Where: Cuzin's, 2825 W. 127th St. 

Live: Johnny Heino & Joey Miroballi
Stop by O'Connell's Pub Time Friday night for acoustic duo
Johnny Heino of Superfly Redneck and friend Joey Miroballi playing your favorite rock, country, alternative and more. 
When: Friday, May 24, 9:00 p.m.
Where: O'Connell's Pub Time, 12924 Western Ave.

Live: Pat Taylor and Friends with Marty Sammon
Kick off your long holiday weekend by kicking back with Pat Taylor and Friends with Marty Sammon on keyboards. Arrive early and enjoy a delicious dinner from the culinary wizards cooking it up in Natural Law's kitchen and serving it fresh until one hour before close. 
When: Friday, May 24, 10:00 p.m. 
Where: Natural Law Cocktail Club & Eatery, 13404 Olde Western Ave.

Ride to the Brew with Truett
This Sunday, Blue Island Beer Company hosts Ride To The Brew with Truett. Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with a motorcycle ride to Blue Island Beer Company. Enjoy reserved parking and a musical journey with Truett from Mississippi Delta to Prince's Minneapolis, Chicago blues to Bowery Punk, down through Outkast's Atlanta and out the other side of the psychedelic rabbit hole. A generous portion of the proceeds will be donated to the CFD Gold Badge Society to assist families of fallen firefighters. $25 at the door includes first beer.
When: Sunday, May 26, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Blue Island Beer Company, 13357 Olde Western Ave.

MBL All-Star Game
Blue Island Park District Men's Baseball League (MBL) will host the second annual All-Star Game featuring the league's most valuable players. Fans will have the opportunity to win official MBL swag, create free custom made "Cheer Signs" at the poster station, and fill up on free food compliments of the Park District. Parking and admission are free. 
When: Sunday, May 26, 7:00 p.m. 
Where: Hart Park, Western & 123rd St.

Berry-Oke at the RIPH 
Karaoke returns to the RIPH with special guest hosts Jason and Mary Berry! Aside from the cost of swallowing your pride (and maybe a little liquid courage?) participation is free and the atmosphere promises to be, ahem, lively...
When: Sunday, May 26, 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. 
Where: Rock Island Public House, 13328 Olde Western Ave.

Memorial Day Salute
Join Blue Island American Legion Post 50 for their annual salute to the brave Blue Islanders who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. 
When: Monday, May 27, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Memorial Park, 12804 Highland Ave. 

Cruise The Island
The weather's getting warmer and the days are longer, and that means it's time to wax your ride, load it up with friends and family, and head over to Korbakes for Cruise Night every Monday beginning May 6. 
When: Mondays, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Where: Korbakes Wine & Liquors, 12747 Western Ave.

Art, History & Literature
Lincoln-Davis Civil War Roundtable
June's speaker is  Lance Herdegen on "Union Soldiers in the Civil War."  Optional dinner buffet ($10) at 6:00 p.m., with program ($5) beginning at 7:00 p.m. Following the program, enjoy coffee, dessert, gifts, and raffles. All are invited!
When: Tuesday, June 18, 7:00 p.m. 
Where: Country House Restaurant, 5400 W. 127th St., Alsip

Live Music Mondays
Enjoy live music in the BAC courtyard every Monday evening this summer. Visit the Beverly Arts Center website for a list of musical guests
When: Mondays, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. June 3 - August 12, 2019.
Where: Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111 th  St., Chicago 

Blue Cap Food Pantry Information
Blue Cap offers a Food Pantry serving Blue Island and Robbins residents who provide a valid ID or piece of mail proving residency. The Food Pantry is open on Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
When: Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Where: Blue Cap on Market Street at rear of building

Food Pantry Collection Boxes
Collection boxes for Blue Cap's Food Pantry can be found at the Blue Island Library, 2433 York St., First Midwest Bank, 12015 S. Western Ave., Council Oak Montessori School, 2521 Grove St., John D. Rita Rec Center, 2805 141st St., and Access Family Health, 13000 Maple Ave., Blue Island, IL 60406.

They accept non-perishable food, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, shampoo/conditioner, shaving cream, disposable razors, toilet paper, tissue, laundry detergent, dish soap, multi-purpose cleaners, disinfectant wipes, and baby diapers and wipes.

Guildhaus Fundraiser
For more than 30 years, Guildhaus in Blue Island has helped those recovering from drug and alcohol addiction -- and now they need our help to keep fighting the good fight. Learn more and donate online at