Friday Nights Live!

Ten Full Fridays of Fun in Metropolitan Square!

Every Summer starting in June, Friday evenings in Des Plaines feature a special line-up of performances at Metropolitan Square. This 10-week summer series, called “Friday Nights Live!” is sure to attract residents who enjoy family-friendly entertainment! With a portion of the square closed to thru traffic, the venue will accommodate tables, umbrellas, chairs, and a performance stage.

Grab a bite to eat at the Tap House Grill, Pot Belly’s, Giordano’s, Forever Yogurt and Panera Bread, or bring your own picnic to enjoy at the event.  The entertainment goes from 6:00 P.M. to 9:30 P.M., weather permitting.

You can come every week if you'd like because the entertainment line-up is always different: live jazz, blues, dueling pianos, Rivers Casino cooking demonstrations, comedians, improvisational comedy sketches, theatrical performances, storytelling, craft projects for kids, and a popular Back-to School-Night makes every week fun!  

Look for the complete entertainment line-up in May 2018. For more information, please contact Special Event Coordinator Bryan Cory at 847.827.4406 or